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Emre Belozoglu's Biography

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Emre Belozoglu, the Turkish midfielder who plays for Fenerbahce, was born on 7 September 1980, in Istanbul.

Emre's father was a professional footballer and Emre himself played at just 7 for his village team, Gunesspor.

In 1990 Emre Belozoglu became an amateur footballer for Zeytinburnuspor and was quickly spotted by a Galatasaray scout.

In 1995 Emre officially joined the Galatasaray squad.

Emre Belozoglu made his first appearance for the club that year and the season after he became a regular and a favourite with the fans.

Emre played for Galatasaray until the 2000-01 season. His honours with the club included the UEFA Cup in 2000.

In 2001 Emre Belozoglu signed for Inter Milan, meanwhile helping his national side, Turkey, to third place in the 2002 World Cup, having won his first cap in February 2000.

In 2005 he moved to Newcastle for around £4 million.

Emre Belozoglu's Premiership debut came in Newcastle's first game of the season against Arsenal. The Gunners won, but Emre impressed the Magpies fans.

In March 2007 Emre was cleared by an F.A. disciplinary committee of a charge of using racially aggravated, abusive and / or insulting words against Everton earlier in the season. Emre was still facing similar charges relating to alleged comments against Watford's Al Bangura.

Emre's early years at Newcastle were dogged by injury and a loss of form, however he expressed hope that things would be better under Kevin Keegan.

However, before the start of the 2008/9 season, Emre was transferred from Newcastle to Fenerbahce for an undisclosed sum.



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