Emre Demir: Did you know?

Emre Demir: Did you know?

A collection of top trivia about the Turkish youngster who's heading for Barça B

1- Emre Demir, born in Mersin, 15 January 2004. Mersin is in the south of Turkey, a Mediterranean city like Barcelona.

2- He started playing football with Mersin Kuvayi Milliye at the age of age 6 and was signed by Kayserispor Academy two yeasr later - an extraordinarily young age in Turkish football. 

3- He was discovered in a Youtube video by Shota Arveladze, the former manager of Kayserispor. The famous Georgian forward played for Trabzonspor, Ajax, Rangers and Levante


4- He is the youngest goalscorer in Turkish Super League history. He was just 15 years, 9 months and 25 days old when he scored gainst Gençlerbirliği, just hree minutes after coming on as sub. The previous record belonged to Enes Ünal, now of Getafe.  

5- He is a big fan of Yusuf Yazıcı, now at Lille, and Alex de Souza, a Fenerbahçe legend and Brazilian playmaker. 

6- He had a trial at La Masia in 2017. 

7- 'Demir' is the third most common surname in Turkey, topped only by Yılmaz and Kaya. There are 1,105,381 Demirs in the country.


8- After Rüştü Reçber and Arda Turan, Emre Demir is going to be third Turkish player to register as a Barça player.  

9- His elder brother was a professional footballer too and his father was a goalkeeper in the amateur leagues.

10- Kayseri, where Emre Demir spent eight years, is one of Turkey’s most famed culinary destinations.  Mantı dumplings stuffed with mincemeat and served with yoghurt and garlic sauce and a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef called Pastırma are especially well-known delicacies.

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