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Sun 13 June 2021 | 10:30

The top facts about Merih Demiral will be about one of the most passionate, enthusiastic, and fearless defenders in the history of Turkish football. We are pretty sure that in the end, you will have enjoyed the article.

Merih Demiral was born on March 5, 1998, in Karamursel, Turkey. Merih Demiral playing as a defender for Juventus and the Turkey national team. Demiral, who joined Juventus from Sassuolo for €18m, was Juventus' smartest move in the 2019 summer transfer window. At first, it seemed that the 21-year-old Turkish defender would be sacrificed to sign other players. Demiral accompanied Juventus on the pre-season tour and proved his high talent in the games against Tottenham and Inter.

AC Milan insisted on signing him, but Juventus, seeing the high talent of Demiral, refused to sell him at all. Demiral, a Fenerbahce academy product, could use his height to clear any long ball in the penalty area. He can also be effective with his heading ability in the corner kicks and free kicks. Another good feature of Demiral is his high skill in reading the situation one on one.

He uses his high tackle skills and powerful physics to win these battles. While defenders in modern football use regional marking, Demiral is a defender whose game is based on traditional marking. This was exactly the style that Claudio Gentile had used to stop stars like Diego Maradona and Zico at the 1982 World Cup. Demiral is mature due to his young age, but he is also skilled in working with the ball, and like Giorgio Chiellini, he can quickly beat opponent players. In the following, we will mention Merih Demiral net worth, stats, and other points. Today we want to talk about the 

top facts about Merih Demiral

 and tell you some special facts about this star.

Top facts about Merih Demiral you might want to know

Merih Demiral is a 23 years old star who has played for Turkey national team, Karamursel Idmanyurduspor,

Fenerbahce

, Alcanenense, Sporting CP B, Alanyaspor, Sassuolo and Juventus. He is known as one of the best Turkish defenders of the new generation, so in this part of the article, we want to look at Demiral’s adventure and story through a new window.

We will discover everything you want to know about

Merih Demiral personal life

and then in the next parts, we will review the top facts about Merih Demiral.

  • Full Name

    : Merih Demiral

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 23 March 1998 in Karamursel, Turkey

  • Merih Demiral age

    : 23

  • Height & Weight

    : Merih Demiral height is 1.90 m and he weighs 86 kg

  • Family Members:

    Burhan Demiral (father), Fatma Demiral (mother)

  • Marital Status

    : Single

  • Girlfriend

    : Unknown

  • Merih Demiral Children

    : No kids!

  • Current Team

    : Juventus

  • Jersey Number

    : #28 Juventus / #3 Turkey

  • Nickname

    : “Wild Merih”

  • Position

    : Centre-back

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Pisces

Merih Demiral Birthday, Zodiac Sign and Nationality

Merih Demiral was born on 23 March 1998 in Karamursel, Turkey. Merih Demiral nationality is Turkish. Merih Demiral zodiac sign is Pisces. Pisces are known for generally being more laid back and agreeable than their other water counterparts. All water signs, though, are known for having strong feelings and occasionally being "wishy-washy."

Pisces personalities are known for being one of the most empathetic of the zodiac signs, and they'll do whatever they can to make sure the people around them are happy. They're also artistic and use their vivid imaginations to think up ideas many others wouldn't. Some of the most famous figures born on the 23rd of March (Merih Demiral Birthday) are Kyrie Irving, Michelle Monaghan, Mo Farah, and Gianni Infantino.

Merih Demiral Parents and Childhood

Merih Demiral was born on March 5, 1998, in Karamursel, Turkey. Demiral was born to Turkish parents. Burhan and Fatma Demiral (

Merih Demiral parents

) always supported their son and tried to be by Merih's side. Merih lost his mother, Fatma, when he was 13. His mother was killed in a traffic accident. It was a big trauma.

Merih Demiral childhood pretty much was all about football. The player, who started football in Karamursel Idman Yurdu, the city where he was born, later transferred to Fenerbahce. He received a contract offer from Fenerbahce for minimum wage. He did not accept this offer and left the team.

In 2016, he signed a contract with Alcanenense, one of the Portuguese 3rd League teams, and his friend Bahadir Ciloglu from Fenerbahce and became a professional. He made his debut against Lusitania on 11 September 2016. In the first half of the league, he had the chance to play in the cup games. He was transferred to the Sporting B team, the reserve team of Sporting Lisbon in the second league, at halftime.

Merih Demiral

made his debut in the Segunda Liga for Sporting B in the match played against Famalicao on February 5, 2017. However, after three matches, he was sent to the academy to gain experience. In the 2017-18 season, he returned to Sporting B and played in 26 matches, becoming one of the team's most played players. Despite his consistent performance, he also drew attention with two red cards.

Demiral, who attracted the attention of A team coach Jorge Jesus with his performance in the second team, was included in the Sporting Lisbon squad for the cup match played with Oleiros on October 12, 2017, and replaced Daniel Podence at the last minute and wore the A team jersey for the first and last time. On 15 August 2018, he was transferred to Alanyaspor, one of the Super League teams, on loan. Although he did not have a chance to play in the first weeks, his team lost the first three games, and he was put on the field by coach Mesut Bakkal in the

Goztepe

match on September 1, 2018, this match, they won 1-0.

In 2018, he won the match by scoring the first goal of his career in the match they beat Trabzonspor 1-0. In the first half of the season, he played in 16 league matches and 4 Turkish cup games and received a red card. On 29 January 2019, he transferred to Alanyaspor for a fee of €3.5m. Merih Demiral has always been one of those kids who had the talent to recognize their goals, and that is why

Merih Demiral childhood

has been spent with hard-working to reach their goals.

Merih Demiral Girlfriend, Personal Life and Marital Status

Besides discussing Merih Demiral career, we will also talk about Merih Demiral children and family. The Juventus player, Merih Demiral, is single.

Successful defender Merih Demiral does not have a known girlfriend so far. When he comes to Turkey, he usually visits his family in Kocaeli. Since he is so young, he is not considering marriage for now.

Merih Demiral Career

Following the

top facts about Merih Demiral

, you should probably be more excited about the rest of the article, so we intend to bring up a new topic. Merih Demiral was born on March 5, 1998, in Karamursel, Turkey.

Merih Demiral career story is unique. Merih Demiral was born on March 5, 1998, in Kocaeli and is 22 years old. He is a Turkish national football player who plays in the defense position. He plays for Juventus, one of the Serie A teams. While in the Fenerbahce U15 team, he lost his mother on 28 December 2012 due to an accident in the car that his parents were in.

His father survived with injuries. Merih went to Portugal as a U-19 national team player. There was nothing new to learn there. He grew, but the main reason was that he did not believe he would find a place in Fenerbahce.

"It was challenging for me when I first went. I had difficulties both in terms of language, and being separated from my family made it difficult for me. But playing there gave me a lot, both on and off the field. I can say that there is a big difference between the education process of the children who have been raised from the academies since the age of 10, or their football life. In

Portugal

, it has become a tradition to recruit players from the youth teams to the A-team. 

You can feel the happiness people experience when a player grows and wins. For example, in Fenerbahce, the academy and the A team were in very different places. While we were working in Dereagzi, the first team was training in Samandira. But we were training side by side with the A team in Sporting Lisbon B.”

“When we train with the academy, the pitches are side by side with the A team training. You don't feel any difference. On the contrary, you feel as if you are together. Thus, young children playing there do not see the A team too far from themselves and can easily dream of being promoted to the A-team." Merih Demiral said in an interview about his time in Portugal.

Merih was on its way to Italy on 30 July 2019. As a result of his success in

Sassuolo

, club officials used the option to buy and paid €7m, but Merih was sold to Juventus before he could start the new season with Sassuolo. Sassuolo sold the player to Juventus for €18m. Merih's Juventus adventure did not start as he desired. The player, who could not participate in the first three games, closed the season with an injury in the league match against Roma. The injuries of

Giorgio Chiellini

and Matthijs de Ligt paved the way for the player.

In his International career, Demiral played for Turkey's youth teams, including under-17 and under-19 teams. He wore the Turkish national football team jersey for the first time on 20 November 2018, replacing

Mert Muldur

in the 85th minute in the friendly match against Ukraine. Demiral played for Turkey's youth teams, including under-17 and under-19 teams.

On the home match against France, in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, Demiral provided a monstrous performance that served to fix the score at 2-0, right in front of the eyes of Paratici, who followed the match live in Konya. Surprisingly, Turkey did not even let France have a shot on the net, a rarity if we consider that it had not occurred for over ten years.

Merih Demiral Religion

Regarding

Merih Demiral religion

in the top facts about Merih Demiral article, like most of the Turkish people, he is Muslim.

Islam is the largest religion in Turkey according to the state, with 99.8% of the population being initially registered by the state as Muslim, for anyone whose parents are not of any other officially recognized religion and the remaining 0.2% are Christians or adherents of other officially recognized religions like.

Merih Demiral Salary, Net worth and Market Value

Relating to 

Merih Demiral salary

, he earns €1.8m per year. His salary in other teams was much lower than this fee.

Merih Demiral net worth

is around €4m. He made his €4m fortune in Karamursel Idmanyurduspor, Fenerbahce, Alcanenense,

Sporting CP B

, Alanyaspor, Sassuolo, Juventus and Turkey national team.

Now the whole Merih Demiral net worth is around €4m, and he also has an annual net salary of €1.8m. After all, about

Merih Demiral market value

, it should be said his highest market value was in 2020, worth €30m.

Merih Demiral Transfermarket Stats

Merih Demiral transfermarket stats

 are great. As we said, in terms of Merih Demiral stats, he managed to play 97 games throughout his career so far. Merih Demiral entered the first team of Alcanenense in 2016; they sold him to Sporting B for €0.2m, and it was the moment everything has started.

Merih Demiral, who did not show great growth in Sporting CP B, took a step back and joined Alanyaspor the next season. The amount of the fee was around €3.5m. Then Sassuolo, with the help of

Juventus

, signed him for €8m, and a season later, Juventus used the option to buy and presented him a permanent contract. His performances for the Turkish national team at the Euro 2020 qualifiers were entertaining. As you see,

Merih Demiral stats

prove how great he is.

Some Short Top Facts about Merih Demiral

  • Merih Demiral is a Defender. His height is 1.90 m and he weighs 86 kg.

  • About Merih Demiral age, it should be said that he is 23 years old.

  • Merih Demiral salary at Juventus is €1.8m per year.

  • Regarding Merih Demiral children, he has no kids.

  • Merih Demiral is Turkish and he plays for Turkey national team.

When it comes to the

top facts about Merih Demiral

, courage, great tackles, amazing clearances, and physical skills come to mind.

Concerning

Merih Demiral social media

, he is active in social media, and his passionate posts are viral among the fans.

Merih Demiral Instagram account

 has 2M followers. Besides all this information, it is better to mention

Merih Demiral Facebook account

and

Merih Demiral Twitter account

.

Merih Demiral Quotes

Merih Demiral on Fenerbahce

“I left Fenerbahce with a little trouble. But I had to make a choice. Such a chance does not come easily to young football players nowadays. I had to seize this chance. Of course, some of my coaches and the club may be offended by me. But I believed that I had to make such a decision and did what I had to do. Good thing I did.”

Merih Demiral on Turkey national team before Euro 2020

“I've been here before with the Junior National Teams. Of course, there is a quality difference between the A National Team and the Junior National Teams. When you compare it with the Junior National Teams, everything progresses from a more professional perspective. But we gain experience here, as everywhere else. After all, wearing the main national jersey is the dream of every child playing in the Junior National Teams.”

Merih Demiral teaches Turkish to Paulo Dybala and Ronaldo

“The game between Italy and Turkey is crucial to me, and I will do my best to win Turkey. Playing in Italy against Italy will be special. I'm joking with Bonucci and Chiellini about this. They make fun of me, but I answer them. Buffon and I have a close relationship. He is a special and humble man. Buffon always supports me, and I thank him. Cristiano Ronaldo and

Paolo Dybala

want me to teach them Turkish. Ronaldo wants to learn Turkish from me every day, and instead, they teach me Spanish.”

Merih Demiral on Cristiano Ronaldo

“Ronaldo is very experienced and will be very important to the team and me. I have a memory of him. Ronaldo scored two goals against Udinese and was training after the game! He trains even after games. When he saw me, he said, "Hurry up, let's practice." "If you want to be a winner, the outcome of the race does not matter; you have to keep trying hard," he said. We practiced and recovered together, and that day I realized more than ever his passion for football. Ronaldo's character motivates our team.”

Merih Demiral Achievements

In all the teams Merih has played, he has had a unique and necessary objective. Due to the presence of Bonucci and Chiellini, Merih didn't get much chance to play, but still, he decided to join Juventus and make a great leap. Let's take a look at Merih Demiral's achievements in the top facts about Merih Demiral article.

Juventus

  • Italian Super Cup Champion in 2021

  • Serie A Champion in 2019/2020

  • Coppa Italia Winner in 2020/2021

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source: SportMob