Nadir Çiftçi - Player Profile


Full Name:Nadir Çiftçi
Born:February 12th, 1992 (Karakoçan, Turkey)
Height:5' 11
Position:Striker
Signed:July 25th, 2013
First Manager:Jackie McNamara
Left Club:July 9th, 2015
Career Stats: 82 appearances, 33 goals
Full Debut: August 2nd, 2013 - Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Dundee United (League - Premiership)
First Goal: August 28th, 2013 - Dumbarton 2 - 3 Dundee United (League Cup - 2nd Round)
Also Played For:Kayserispor, NAC Breda, Portsmouth
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 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2014/15  Premiership 39 (3) 16 0.38 13 1 45.2% 16.7% 38.1%
 2013/14  Premiership 34 (6) 17 0.43 9 1 52.5% 17.5% 30.0%
73 (9) 33 0.40

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 24th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0
 May 16th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 - 3
 May 9th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1
 May 5th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 2
 May 2nd, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 May 24th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0
 Apr 8th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 3
 Apr 4th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Ross County 1 - 2
 Mar 8th, 2015 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1
 Feb 14th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 3

A youth player with ADO Den Haag, Nadir played his first full professional season with Portsmouth at the age of 18 before leaving for Turkey to play for Kayserispor, and NAC Breda the following season. Out of contract in 2013, Nadir signed for United following a trial spell during the pre-season of 2013-14.

Nadir is a Turkish national, and by the time of his Tannadice arrival he had been capped at Under-19 level with Turkey, despite having played for the Netherlands as a youth.

Getting off the mark in his first season with goals in all competitions, he was quickly established as a first team player and a favourite with the United support. In November 2013, he signed a contract extension until May 2016. He finished the season as United's top goalscorer in 2013-14 with 17 goals and collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone. His second season at Tannadice ended in a similar fashion, with him again finishing as the Clubs' top scorer, this time with 16 goals, but he missed out on a League Cup runners-up medal, as he was suspended for the Final where United lost out to Celtic at Hampden. His two seasons with United were blighted with various run-ins with the officials.

In early July 2015, United accepted a bid from Celtic, believed to be around £1.5 million, and Nadir departed after an event-filled two seasons at Tannadice.

 Goals Scored
Aug 28th, 2013 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 3 - 2 (69')
Aug 28th, 2013 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 3 - 2 (89')
Sep 15th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Ross County 4 - 2 (65')
Sep 22nd, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 2 (53')
Oct 5th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 0 (56')
Oct 26th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 4 - 0 (34') p
Oct 26th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 4 - 0 (27')
Dec 26th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 4 (36')
Feb 9th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1 (50')
Feb 28th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 1 (42')
Mar 9th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Inverness CT 5 - 0 (16')
Mar 9th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Inverness CT 5 - 0 (28')
Mar 15th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 2 (90')
Mar 21st, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 2 - 1 (70')
Apr 12th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Rangers 3 - 1 (83')
Apr 26th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 5 - 1 (41')
Apr 26th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 5 - 1 (8')
Aug 23rd, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Ross County 2 - 1 (19')
Sep 13th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 2 - 2 (17')
Oct 18th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 0 (84') p
Nov 1st, 2014 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 0 (56')
Nov 22nd, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 1 (6')
Dec 5th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Ross County 3 - 2 (58')
Dec 5th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Ross County 3 - 2 (21')
Dec 21st, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 1 (5')
Jan 4th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 2 (73')
Jan 31st, 2015 League Cup  (N)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 1 (84')
Feb 14th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 3 (2') p
Mar 8th, 2015 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1 (45') p
Apr 4th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Ross County 1 - 2 (20') p
Apr 8th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 3 (16') p
May 24th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (31') p
May 24th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (8')

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