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Rıdvan Şimşek
Personal information
Full name Rıdvan Şimşek
Date of birth January 17, 1991 (1991-01-17) (age 19)
Place of birth    İzmir, Turkey
Height 1.73 m
Playing position Right Midfielder
Right Back
Club information
Current club Beşiktaş
Number 7
Youth career
2003-2008 Karşıyaka
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
26 (0)
1 (0)   
National team2
Turkey U-18
Turkey U-19
4 (0)
6 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 06 July 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 06 July 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Rıdvan Şimşek (born January 17, 1991 in Konak, İzmir) is a Turkish football midfield player, who plays for Beşiktaş.



Early years

Named by his father, inspired of Rıdvan Dilmen[1], one of the very best strikers of Turkish football history, Şimşek had begun his career at the youth levels of İzmir team Karşıyaka S.K. at the age of 12.[2] Promoted the levels respectably, he had his first cap at seniors' level at the age of 17 on a TFF First League match against Kasımpaşa S.K. on September 2008, and became a regular line-up member for the team.[1] He had attracted the interests of other club as his team reached the 2nd division Promotion Play-Offs, losing Kasımpaşa at the finale.


Şimşek have joined Beşiktaş in June 2009 for 1.25 M TRY.[3][4][5]

International career

Şimşek have so far represented Turkey in youth levels of U-17 and U-18. He played at 2009 Mediterranean Games for Turkey, scored once at Fifth place match against Greece.


As of 06 July 2009.
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Karşıyaka 2008-09[6] 26 0 1 0 - - 0 0
Total 26 0 1 0 0 0 27 0
Beşiktaş 2009-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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