Date of Birth: December 17th, 1981.
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Previous Teams: Essen, Duisburg, Antalyaspor
After some great performances with Antalyaspor, Ali Bilgin had become a prime transfer target for the leading teams of Turkey, and will be playing for Fenerbahçe after a successful negotiation period. Transfers like Roberto Carlos, Gökçek Vederson and Colin Kazım Richards with the latest addition of Ali Bilgin will ensure that Fenerbahçe has a solid squad for the coming season.
The newest transfer of Fenerbahçe, Ali Bilgin, was born on the 17th of December 1981, in Essen, Germany. He had been in love with football since a very young age and started playing for the youth team of Essen at age 12. After 2 years with the youth team, Ali Bilgin was ready for a transfer to Duisburg’s youth team.
Successful performances at Duisburg’s youth team ensured that Ali Bilgin would go back to Essen, but as a member of the first team this time. Ali developed very well there, and even served as the captain of Essen. This caught the eye of Antalyaspor and Ali Bilgin, keen on finding a new challenge for himself, transferred to Turkey.
During the 2006-2007 season, Ali played in 29 matches, scoring 6 goals. Ali thought that he wasn’t valued as highly as he should be at Antalyaspor, despite some great performances during the season, and decided on transferring to another team. A lot of teams were in the race for signing Ali Bilgin, but Fenerbahçe managed to secure his signature. As always, Fenerbahçe managers got what they wanted and made a valuable addition to the squad. Welcome to the Republic of Fenerbahçe Ali Bilgin...