Cengiz Ünder

Ünder’s Numbers: Making His Mark For Club & Country

Leicester City’s second signing of the summer, Cengiz Ünder, has enjoyed a remarkable rise from the grassroots game in Turkey to joining Italian powerhouses A.S. Roma and achieving international acclaim for his home country.
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After signing this week, on loan, the talented 23-year-old winger adds an extra splash flair to Brendan Rodgers’ first team squad, as well as a high degree of experience on the European stage.

To help the Blue Army acquaint themselves with the Club’s new loan signing, LCFC.com looks back on his career to date in numbers…

43 - Goals in which Ünder scored for Altınordu, İstanbul Başakşehir, Roma and the Turkey national team over his short career to date.

Six - The number of years Ünder has been friends with new Foxes team-mate Çağlar Söyüncü, spanning back to their time together at Altınordu’s academy.

21 - Appearances for Turkey’s youth teams, Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-21s, before graduating to senior level in 2016 – where he has also made 21 outings to date.

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Cengiz Ünder
Cengiz Ünder

Cengiz didn't take long to exhibit his ability to find the back of the net in Italy.

19 - Cengiz’s age when he made his debut for Başakşehir in 2016/17 as they finished above Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray in the Süper Lig, losing out to Beşiktaş in the title race.

Nine - Goals in 2016/17 for club and country, earning the teenager acclaim in Turkey, and a move to join Italian giants Roma the following summer.

Six - Goals for Turkey, starting in a 3-0 debut win over Moldova in March 2017, culminating in another effort during a 2-0 victory over France in UEFA 2020 EURO qualifying last summer.

One - Turkish Footballer of the Year award, following a string of exceptional performances in 2018, scoring 14 goals for Roma and Turkey in total.

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Cengiz Ünder
Cengiz Ünder

Ünder became the youngest Turkish player to score in the UEFA Champions League during his early days at Roma.

41 - Minutes it took for Cengiz to score his first UEFA Champions League goal on his debut in the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk in February 2018.

Zero - The number of players from Turkey to have opened their accounts in the Champions League at a younger age than Ünder.

772 - Minutes played in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for Roma over the past three seasons.

13 - Serie A goals in a Roma shirt, usually from either flank.

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