UEFA heralds Mehmet Ekici as 'free-kick master'

UEFA heralds Mehmet Ekici as ‘free-kick master’ [divider]

Trabzonspor beat Mersin 5-1 at the Tevfik Sırrı Gür stadium to move up into fourth place in the Süper Lig.

Mehmet Ekici caught the attention of UEFA after scoring and providing two assists.


UEFA called Ekici a ‘free kick-master’ and shared an image of the Turkish international on twitter.

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Ekici has now scored five direct-free kick goals this season, making him the most dangerous set-piece specialist in Europe – top five European leagues.

The Turkish international has scored more goals from free-kicks than 17 Süper Lig teams.

The 24-year-old 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.