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Top facts about Ozan Kabak, Ozwall

Sun 01 August 2021 | 18:30

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Ozan Kabak. So without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Ozan Kabak is a Turkish professional footballer who played in the position of centre-back for Schalke 04 and the Turkey national team.

In his football career, he has been a true shining light for the various clubs he has played for to such an extent that by now just at age of 22, as a Galatasaray academy product, he already has gained considerable experience in Galatasaray, Stuttgart,

Schalke

and with Liverpool.

He has anchored the winning of the Super Lig title in Turkey with Galatasaray to his name. Likewise, he has also defended the Turkish national team from the tender age of U-15 to U-18 and now has 12 caps with the senior Turkish national team.

After he became one of the youngest players in the Champions League to be selected as Man of the Match in the season 2018/19, he has attracted the eyes of scouts from European clubs especially while Manchester United, Bayern Munich,

Arsenal

and Tottenham, were once interested to him.

In the realm of top the facts about Ozan Kabak, it is fascinating to indicate that at the U-17 European Cup, Kabak was chosen as one of 10 young players whose names are worthy of being reckoned with in the future. While he also became the captain of the Turkish national team at a very young age.

Top facts about Ozan Kabak that you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Ozan Kabak. So without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Ozan Kabak facts in brief

Bio

  • Full name

    : Ozan Muhammed Kabak

  • Nickname

    : Cafu, Iceman, Ozwall

General information

  • Date of birth

    : 2000-03-25 (22)

  • Place of birth

    : Ankara, Turkey

  • Ethnicity

    : White

  • Religion

    : Muslim

  • Nationality

    : Turkish

  • Zodiac

    : Aries

Physical status

  • Height

    : 186 cm / 6.1 ft

  • Weight

    : 80 kg / 176 lbs

  • Skin type

    : Fair Skin

  • Eye colour

    : Brown

  • Hair colour

    : Brown

  • Body type

    : Athletic

Personal information

  • Marital Status

    : Single

  • Sexual orientation

    : Straight

  • Father profession

    : Guardian

  • Mother profession

    : Housewife

  • Siblings

    : One sister and one brother

  • Education

    : Galatasaray Football Academy, High School

Football information

  • Occupation

    : Professional football player

  • Foot

    : Left

  • Position

    : Center-back

  • Outfitter

    : Puma

  • Current team

    : Schalke 04

Favourites

  • Favourite movies

    : The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

  • Favourite actor

    : Richard Burton

  • Favourite actress

    : Julie Andrews

  • Favourite books

    : The Magic Mountain

  • Favourite writer

    : Aesop

  • Favourite colours

    : Red

  • Favourite destination

    : Rovinj (Croatia)

  • Favourite foods

    : Miso

  • Favourite fruits

    : Persimmon

  • Favourite singers

    : Jim Morrison

  • Favourite songs

    : IT’S ALL IN THE GAME

  • Favourite sports

    : Racquetball

Ozan Kabak childhood

Ozan Muhammed Kabak was born on the 25th day of March 2000 to his father, whose profession is Prison Director, and his mother, who is a homemaker, in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara.

He is the first son and second child of his family while his parents are blessed with three children together.

Ozan Kabak childhood

was spent being raised up alongside his older sister and a younger brother called Emre.

As one of the

top facts about Ozan Kabak

, it is fascinating to note that with just a little age gap, he and his brother, Emre bear a lot of resemblance with each other while Emre is also into football as he is much determined to follow Ozan's footsteps.

But frankly speaking, we bet it is very hard for you to tell the difference between Ozan and Emre. As he grew up in many Turkish cities because of his father’s job as a prison director, he experienced a nomadic childhood.

Despite all those movements, he developed a fierce passion for watching and practising football. Right from that period, he was a die-hard fan of

Liverpool

as he was much fond of their red colour. While he always takes huge delight in watching the games of his two football idols Stephen Gerrard and Luis Suarez.

After going through his primary education, his time in secondary school was a bit arduous owing to multitask between football and his books.

Notwithstanding those challenges, he succeeded to graduate with honours to such an extent that he won a Science High School award in Istanbul. Much to your consternation, his journey through professional football did not begin at Galatasaray.

Actually, his first steps in the world of football were through

Silivrispor

as he started playing in the position of a striker. Ozan Kabak went through a nerve-racking experience during his youth career as it was mentioned earlier he juggled his education with his aspire to become a professional footballer.

You can't even imagine that once he was about to give up becoming a footballer at those difficult times. Yet hopefully his parents and club's unconditional supports prevented it to happen.

When he was 12 years old, he successfully went through trials at

Galatasaray

, therefore his club journey began. There, his position was converted from a striker to a defender, despite his disagreement with the change. Yet, he managed to quickly adapt himself to it.

Afterwards, he went through the club’s academy ranks without any cases, while living through the club’s training ground made him be a much more mature player.

Ozan Kabak family

As Kabak parents brought him up in a humble way, they made a happy childhood for him and much of his cheerful experiences is due to the fact that his Dad, as a prison director has made an affluent life for them. All members of his family to some extent are very passionate about football.

In his family lineage, Ozan has both Asian and European roots perhaps because Turkey straddles Asia and Europe. Despite being a prison director, his father was once a football player who was not able to get through the amateur stages of the game.

As he failed to pursue his own dream, he tried to compensate for it by providing his endless support to his son to be ascertained that his dream would live through the Kabak family.

When it was difficult for Ozan to stick to following his career in Galatasaray in the face of his father transfer to Tekirdag, which is a city located in northeastern Turkey, he made a major decision of requesting Galatasaray accommodation.

With providing endless support, his mother had an indispensable role to drive Ozan to train while his dad was busy schedule with the Turkish Prisons.

It is notable to suggest that she is a homemaker as well and is so much adored for providing unfailing support to her husband and culminating the values of discipline and education into her children. Likewise, she never hesitates to participate in Kabak’s games so as to give him moral support whenever he needs it.

Ozan Kabak brother, Emre is very much similar to his brother while he is also into soccer but has not achieved his breakthrough yet. He has also an elder sister, who is the firstborn child of the Kabak family and her name is still unknown.

Ozan Kabak professional career

Ozan joined Galatasaray in 2011 and trained with their youth academy and got contracted his first professional deal with them on 1 July 2017. His professional debut for Galatasaray took place in a 2–0 Süper Lig win over Yeni Malatyaspor on 12 May 2018.

On 2I October 2018, he featured in his first Champions League game in a 0–0 home draw against Schalke 04 in the 2018–19 season. Then on 17 January 2019, he was transferred to Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart as he made a deal with them until June 2024.

On 3 March, he netted twice in a 5–1 win over Hannover 96, in registering his first senior career goals. With this, when he was just 18 years old, Ozan became honoured to be the youngest Turkish centre-back, and third-youngest

Stuttgart

player to ever put away two goals in a single Bundesliga match.

On 30 June 2019, he went through Schalke 04 on a five-year deal for a fee of around €15 million, after a clause was released in his contract by the club activation. He regularly performed in his first season with the club, as he featured in 28 matches and netted three goals.

Yet in September 2020, he was prohibited to attend in five games and hit with a €15,000 fine after he was caught spitting at Werder Bremen’s

Ludwig Augustinsson

.

Thereupon, on Twitter, he apologised to Augustinsson as he asserted that the incident, which led him to be shown a red card, was just an accident.

On 1 February 2021, he was transferred to Liverpool for the rest of the 2020–21 season. The deal was reported to have a worth of around £1 million, as well as potentially £500,000 in add-ons according to his appearances and Liverpool's performance in the Champions League.

It also encompassed an option to buy, which was set at nearly £18 million and could increase to £26.5m with add-ons. On 13 February 2021, his Liverpool debut occurred in a Premier League game against

Leicester City

, which resulted in a 1–3 away defeat.

On 16 February, he featured in a 2–0 away win over

RB Leipzig

in the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League, while he became the first Turkish player to play in an English club in the competition.

While he showed signs of his promise with appearing 13 times totally for the Reds, his injuries prohibited him to impress in the final weeks of the campaign therefore at the end of the season, it seems that the clause in his loan deal has not been exercised and he has not become permanent as he would come back to play for his club Schalke 04.

At the international level, he took the responsibility of captaining the Turkey U17s at the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, and he was among one of the 10 players to be watched by UEFA.

On 17 November 2019, his debut in the Turkey senior team occurred during the team's UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Andorra, as he featured in the full match which ended up in Turkey's winning running up to 2–0.

Although his name was among the Turkey squad at Euro 2020, the Turkish international did not play a single minute at the competition, while Turkey crashed out at the group stage.

Among

top facts about Ozan Kabak

in the section of his professional career, the notion of his potentials might be worth mentioning.

When it comes to Ozan strengths, he is armoured with a wonderful head ability as well as a fascinating physicality which makes his pace and jumping spectacular. In addition, he is blessed with the advantage of aerial duelling as he already has developed aspects of assisting attacks from the backline.

Ozan Kabak personal life

In regard to our

top facts about Ozan Kabak

, the indication of his personal life affairs merit a mention. As he started to become even more famous by joining one of the most exciting leagues in the world, many people's curiosity was aroused to know the woman of his life especially his girlfriend or wife.

As a matter of fact, it seems that Ozan has dedicated himself thoroughly to football and is single at least in the time being.

In as much as he has not mentioned the name of any woman anywhere, it might be speculated that either he is single or his privacy is the matter of the utmost importance to him to the extent of keeping his personal life utterly private.

When it comes to his personality characteristics off the pitch, there is not much diversity in his temper between his personal life and professional career.

There is no limit in his emotional intelligence, empathy, sense of humour, camaraderie, soft-spokeness and work ethics. He also takes huge delight in enjoying the pleasures of going on outings whenever he has the opportunity.

Besides, he takes advantage of spending quality time with his family and friends. Likewise, it seems that Ozan Kabak is the kind of person who never forgets his roots and originality as he always makes time to visit the setting that made him turned into such a successful footballer.

Among top facts about Ozan Kabak, it is pertinent to note that as Hakan Calhanoglu, he is a Muslim not just superficially but at the intellectual level. The reason behind this is the fact that Islam is a predominant religion in Turkey, so he became adherent to this religion.

Ozan Kabak net worth and Transfer market stats

As far as top facts about Ozan Kabak is concerned, it is fascinating to suggest that he is considered to be one of the richest Turkish Soccer Player.

Ozan Kabak net worth

in 2021 is estimated to be around $1.5 Million - $5.5 Million while he is just 21 years old. His net worth in 2020 was also around $1 Million - $5 Million. His source of income is primarily from being a qualified professional soccer player.

Currently, he has a market value of approximately €25.00m. But his highest market value was €32.00m as the overall slope of his market value curve is a rising one.

In the position of a defender, he appeared 90 times in various competitions as he racked up 6 goals and one assist and played a total amount of 7.271 minutes in his football journey until now.

Ozan Kabak social media

When it comes to the top facts about

Ozan Kabak social media

accounts, he is active on various platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

He has racked up around 947 thousand followers with less than a hundred posts with his 

@ozankabak4

account on Instagram and it is pertinent to note that the underlying majority of his posts are in line with his football career.

It was also noticeable that as his childhood dream came true when he joined Liverpool in February, he took to social media to express his happiness on his signing with the club.

Although much of his updates can be found on his Instagram profile, he shared a powerful message to his followers on Twitter as well.

He directed to Liverpool fans and expressed as saying: "I will do my best to make you proud and to be worthy of your efforts and kindness".

 

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source: SportMob