Tolga Ciğerci

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Tolga Ciğerci
Ciğerci in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 31)
Place of birth Nordenham, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Team information
Current team
MKE Ankaragücü
Number 30
Youth career
2005–2010 VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
2010–2013 VfL Wolfsburg II 20 (3)
2010–2014 VfL Wolfsburg 6 (0)
2012–2013Borussia Mönchengladbach (loan) 14 (0)
2012Borussia Mönchengladbach II (loan) 5 (1)
2013–2014Hertha BSC (loan) 19 (1)
2014–2016 Hertha BSC 22 (0)
2015 Hertha BSC II 2 (0)
2016–2018 Galatasaray 42 (6)
2018–2021 Fenerbahçe U21 30 (2)
2019 Fenerbahçe 2 (0)
2021–2022 İstanbul Başakşehir 46 (2)
2022–2023 MKE Ankaragücü 16 (2)
2023 Hertha BSC 11 (0)
2023– MKE Ankaragücü 19 (4)
International career
2010–2011 Germany U19 6 (1)
2011 Germany U20 2 (0)
2016–2022 Turkey 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 March 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 15 April 2018

Tolga Ciğerci (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈtoɫɡaˈdʒiːeɾdʒi] ; born 23 March 1992) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for MKE Ankaragücü. He represented Germany at under-19 and under-20 level, before switching his allegiance to Turkey.


Club career

Ciğerci signed a three-year deal on 14 April 2014 with Hertha BSC to move permanently, after a full season on loan. [1]

Ciğerci signed a three-year contract with Turkish club Galatasaray on 8 August 2016 for an initial fee of €3 million. [2]

On 31 January 2023, Ciğerci returned to Hertha BSC on a 1.5-year deal. [3]

On 11 July 2023, Ciğerci returned back to MKE Ankaragücü on a 2-year contract. [4]

International career

Ciğerci played for Germany U-19 and U-20 teams, however, he chose to represent Turkey at senior level and was called up by manager Fatih Terim for Turkey's friendly match against Russia on 31 August 2016 and subsequently made his debut in a World Cup 2018 qualifying 1-1 tie against Croatia. [5]

Personal life

His younger brother, Tolcay Ciğerci, is also a midfielder, and made his professional debut for Hamburger SV in 2014. [6]

Career statistics

As of 8 August 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
VfL Wolfsburg 2010–11 [7] Bundesliga 60100070
VfL Wolfsburg II 2010–11 [7] Regionalliga Nord 9191
2010–11 [7] Regionalliga Nord112112
Borussia Mönchengladbach (loan) 2011–12 [7] Bundesliga20000020
2012–13 [7] Bundesliga1200061181
Borussia Mönchengladbach II (loan) 2011–12 [7] Regionalliga West 4141
2012–13 [7] Regionalliga West1010
Hertha BSC (loan) 2013–14 [7] Bundesliga1911000201
Hertha BSC II (loan) 2013–14 [7] Regionalliga Nordost 2020
Hertha BSC 2014–15 [7] Bundesliga20000020
2015–16 [7] Bundesliga1801000190
Galatasaray 2016–17 [8] Süper Lig 24000001 [lower-alpha 1] 0250
2017–18 [8] Süper Lig1864020246
Fenerbahçe 2018–19 [8] Süper Lig00000000
2019–20 [8] Süper Lig2627000332
2020–21 [8] Süper Lig40000040
Fenerbahçe U21 2018–19 [8] U21 Ligi 2020
İstanbul Başakşehir 2020–21 [8] Süper Lig1411000151
2021–22 [8] Süper Lig3210000321
Career total20615150811023016
  1. Appearance in Turkish Super Cup



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  1. "Hertha kauft Tolga Cigerci". Berliner Kurier (in German). 14 April 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  2. "Tolga Ciğerci Galatasaray'da" (in Turkish). Galatasaray SK. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. "TOLGA CIĞERCI RETURNS TO HERTHA BSC!". Hertha BSC. 31 January 2023. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  4. "Tolga Ciğerci Yeniden Ankaragücü'müzde!" (in Turkish). MKE Ankaragücü. 11 July 2023.
  6. "Debütiert in der Bundesliga". 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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