Sunday, 21 October 2012

Player profile - Bayram Olgun

Over the coming months, Ankaragucu Iskocya will take a look at the current Ankaragucu squad and see who the future stars of the club are. First up is 1st choice Goalkeeper Bayram Olgun.

Bayram is a product of the Ankaragucu youth team and amazingly the 22 year old is in his 6th season as part of the first team squad. He has been capped three times by the Turkish under 19 team and last season cemented his place as the number 1 Goalkeeper at the club.

At 6ft 1 ins Bayram is powerful and a good shot stopper who has similarities with Volkan Demirel the Turkish International  number 1. He has had to be patient for his place in the team, with the likes of Zafer, Serkan, Senecky, Bora and Ozden all having their chance ahead of him.

In season 2010, Bayram had a spell on loan at Bugsas which gave him experience in playing first team football. They say in life what doesn't break you makes you stronger, and that is certainly the case with Bayram. Last season was the worst season in the history of Ankaragucu, with the club finishing bottom of the Super Lig. Even in those tough times Bayram impressed and it was a huge boost when he declared he was staying at the club in the summer.

Offers from Kayseri Erciyesspor, Antalyaspor and Trabzonspor were turned down by Bayram in favour of staying to help Ankaragucu. When Ankaragucu Iskocya spoke to Bayram earlier this month, he confirmed he hadn't been paid in three months, in modern football where players are paid ridiculous money it was refreshing to see a young lad who just wanted to play football for the club he loves.

Bayram started this season on top form and is a key player for the team. At 22 years old he is one of the most experienced players in this young side. He has missed the last 5 games due to injury but is back in the squad which is a big boost to the team.

We at Ankaragucu Iskocya would like to wish Bayram Olgun all the best in his future, and thank him for coming to visit us when we traveled to Ankara for the Kartalspor match.

Bayram with myself and the Kanka group at Beyzade restaurant.

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