Mehmet Ekici has more goals than Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015

Mehmet Ekici scores more free kicks than Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo


Mehmet Ekici has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo since January 1 2015. The Trabzonspor player has scored nine goals since the turn of the year while Ronaldo has found the back of the net seven times.

The 24-year-old has now scored five direct-free kick goals this season, making him the most dangerous set-piece specialist in Europe – top five European leagues. He has also scored the most free-kick goals in a Turkish Super Lig season.

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The Turkish international is the highest rated player in the Süper Lig according to Whoscored. Ekici first made a name for himself as a hot talent while developing at the Bayern Munich youth academy.

The German giants loaned him out to 1 FC. Nuremberg in 2010 a one year agreement and he was signed by Werder Bremen the following season.

Ekici joined Trabzonspor for £1.3 million this summer on a four-year deal and has established himself as a key member of Ersun Yanal’s side.