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Top facts about Cenk Tosun, the Turkish striker of Everton

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Cenk Tosun is a Turkish professional football player who currently features for the Premier League club Everton and the Turkey national team in the position of a striker.

The Turkish footballer hailed from Weltzer, Germany, and started his football profession with Eintracht Frankfurt's youth academy in 1997.

While progressing through the ranks he starred primarily for the reserve teams in the Regionalliga, and just managed to make one appearance for the first team Eintracht Frankfurt in the final game of the 2009/10



It was in January 2011 that he moved to Turkish Süper Lig side Gaziantepspor for a  fee reported to be €400,000. He hopefully repaid their investment immediately as he bagged 10 goals and 6 assists just in 14 league matches in his debut season.

Even though the following season he struggled for goals, he racked up 43 caps in all competitions, scoring 12 times, and he eventually won the Spor Toto Cup with the club in 2012.

While he succeeded to establish himself as a first-team regular, he totally racked up 37 goals and assists in his 63 appearances in the next couple of seasons.

His form attracted the eyes of Turkish giants Besiktas, who signed him on a five-year deal in February 2014.

Whereas he primarily played as a substitute in his first two seasons, following the departure of Demba Ba and

Mario Gomez

, he turned out to be a regular starter in the 2016/17 season, scoring 24 goals as Besiktas tried to claim the Süper Lig title.

Afterwards, he joined the Premier League club, Everton, in January 2018 for a fee reported to be £27 million, signing a four-year contract with them.


top facts about Cenk Tosun

, it is notable to indicate that on the international stage, since he was born in Germany, he represented their under-16 to under-21 level.

Yet, while he changed his allegiance to Turkey, he made his senior international debut with them in 2013, starred at UEFA

Euro 2016

 in the Turkish squad.

Top facts about Cenk Tosun, the Turkish striker of Everton

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Cenk Tosun quick facts


  • Full name

    : Cenk Tosun

  • Nickname

    : Pasa

General information

  • Date of birth

    : 7 June 1991

  • Age

    : 30 years old

  • Place of birth

    : Wetzlar, Germany

  • Nationality

    : Turkish

  • Religion

    : Muslim

Physical status

  • Height

    : 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Weight

    : 78 kg

  • Eye Colour

    : Blue

  • Hair Colour

    : Dark Brown

Football information

  • Profession

    : Footballer

  • Position

    (s): Striker

  • Current team

    : Everton

  • Number

    : 20

Personal information

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Marriage Date

    : 2016

  • Wife

    : Ece Akgurbuz

  • Daughter

    : Alin Tosun

  • Son

    : Arden Cenk Tosun

  • Father

    : Senol Tosun

  • Mother

    : Selma Tosun

  • Sister

    : Aysen Tosun

Cenk Tosun childhood and family

Cenk Tosun was born on the 7th of June 1991 in Wetzlar, Germany, to his father, Senol Tosun and his mother, Selma Tosun, who has an American family background.

Cenk Tosun childhood

was spent along with his sister, Aysen Tosun, as well as his uncle, Taner in the Turkish district in Germany, while they were all living in a house that had an overview of the river Lahn in Wetzlar.

It is notable for suggesting that his parents were considered to be among those who arrived in Germany as Gastarbeiter (or ‘guest workers’) in the 1970s.

Precisely as speaking, Tosun’s mother, Selma, originally came from Ankara and his father has his origin from the Aegean city of Denizli.

Tosun's father had aspired to become a footballer since his childhood. But in the cope of not having any financial supporter, he had to abandon his aspiration of becoming a footballer at the age of 15 years old.

Especially because he intended to find a better job with a better payment so as to become capable to take care of his little brother, Taner.

Be that as it may, while he was busy in his works, he made a promise to raise his unborn son just like a professional footballer.

He hopefully fulfilled his football mission as he tended to get his son Tosun and his brother Taner (Tosun’s uncle) watching the tapes of

Gabriel Batistuta

as soon as he came back from home, letting his son re-watch the Argentinan legend video multiple times as a way of pinning his destiny into him.

Since he was successful to make his son passionate about soccer just at the age of 3 years old (1994), he enrolled his son on the squad of a local youth team, SV 07

Raunheim so as to give him the stage to put on show his talents.

Following that he stayed there for a span of three years, it was the time to send him developing his techniques into a more popular club and therefore, he succeeded to pass the trial of Eintracht Frankfurt’s youth system.

In addition, he was trained by his father himself personally and with his father's strictness, he has now proved to be a very disciplined footballer who has expertise in left foot as well as his head. Since his father had forbidden him to shoot with his right foot in an attempt to make him a versatile player.

Yet, it is considered to be one of the most excruciating top facts about Cenk Tosun that at the age of 20 years old, even if he had spent more than a decade with Eintracht Frankfurt’s youth club, he was denied to be graduated to their senior team, in spite of a two-season wait.

This is while he proved to be their record goalscorer of their youth team and therefore, he did not wait for more than two-season, making his mind to leave



Consequently, he had to leave his family and friends behind in Germany to accept the offer of Gaziantepspor in south-eastern Turkey, so as to start his senior career, finding his feet right away.

Cenk Tosun professional career

Tosun started his career with Eintracht Frankfurt, playing mostly for the reserves in the Regionalliga. His only first-team appearance occurred on 8 May 2010 in the final match of the 2009–10 Bundesliga season, where he featured as a 75th-minute substitute for Martin Fenin in a 3–1 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg.

On 29 January 2011, he moved to Gaziantepspor for a fee reported to be €400,000 as he went on to pile up 10 goals in 14 league matches in his debut season.

Even if the second season was not very prosperous for him, he managed to score double digits in the next two campaigns helping the club win the Spor Toto Cup in 2012, most notably when he netted twice in the final, in a 3–1 victory over Orduspor on 17 May 2012.

Then on 4 February 2014, he made a five-year deal with Beşiktaş which was worth approximately €500,000, and started from the 2014–15 season. He preferred to wear the number 23 shirt owing to his affection toward the famous basketball player Michael Jordan.

With the presence of Demba Ba and Mario Gómez, he was mostly a substitute in the first two campaigns at the Istanbul club.

Upon Ba and Gómez's departure, he became regular in the 2016–17 season, as he scored 24 goals, leading the club to win the Süper Lig title, as he also turned down a move to Premier League club

Crystal Palace


Moreover, in 2017–18, he netted four goals in six matches as Beşiktaş succeded to win a UEFA Champions League group containing RB Leipzig, Porto and Monaco, earning both of a 2–1 victory at Monaco on 17 October.

Afterwards on 5 January 2018, Tosun moved to

Premier League

club Everton for a transfer fee reported to be £27 million, as he made a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Merseyside club.

His debut occurred eight days later when he featured 61 minutes of a 4–0 away defeat to

Tottenham Hotspur

. He managed to score his first goal for them in a 2–1 away defeat to Burnley on 3 March.

One of the other

top facts about Cenk Tosun

is that he even received an approbation by manager Sam Allardyce when he received criticism for the start of his Everton career.

This is because Tosun and fellow new signing Theo Walcott successfully managed to help Everton that had struggled for goals in the first half of the season, leading the club to finish in the eighth spot of the 2017–18 Premier League.

Yet, at the helm of new manager Marco Silva, he lost his starting place to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean. Then, he remained at the club for the 2019–20 season following that he refused to move to Galatasaray S.K. and Qatar's Al-Gharafa SC.

Then he was transferred on loan to Crystal Palace for the remainder of the 2019–20 season on 10 January 2020. He debuted for them the following day in a match against


as he came on for Max Meyer in the 68th minute of the 1–1 home draw.

In the following game, he appeared as a starter on 18 January, where he netted a goal in their 2–2 draw away to reigning champions Manchester City.

While in March, he was sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained during training, he came back to Everton for rehabilitation after that he underwent surgery.

It was on 31 January 2021 that Tosun came back to Beşiktaş on a loan deal until the end of the season.

On his league debut on 15 February, he appeared as a 62nd-minute substitute for Vincent Aboubakar and put away two goals in a 3–0 victory at Gençlerbirliği. He consequently underwent another knee injury while he tested positive for COVID-19.

Cenk Tosun international career

On the international stage, Tosun represented Germany's under-19 in qualification for the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Just in the qualifying group in Luxembourg, he managed to put away two goals in a 5–0 victory over Moldova and a consolation goal in a 2–1 defeat to Turkey.

Not to mention that he successfully scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 triumph over Poland in the Elite Round, yet Germany did not go through the finals in France.

On 16 November 2010, he even debuted for their under-21 team, in a 2–0 friendly victory over


in Wiesbaden, where he scored a penalty for the second goal.

It is amazing to suggest among the top facts about Cenk Tosun that just like his club career, he made his senior international debut for Turkey on 15 October 2013, when he was replaced with Selçuk İnan for the final 16 minutes of a 2–0 defeat to the Netherlands in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Istanbul; a result in which the Turks' hope of qualification being faded away.

On 13 November 2015, he succeeded to put away his first international goal, which was the winner in a 2–1 friendly victory away to Qatar.

He went on to score another two goals on 24 March 2016 in a 2–1 friendly victory over Sweden in Antalya. Likewise, he was a member of the 23-man squad selected by head coach Fatih Terim for UEFA Euro 2016 in France, where he appeared as a starter in the opening match, which was a 1–0 defeat to Croatia.

Yet, instead of him, Burak Yılmaz appeared in the next match against Spain. Moreover,  he came back as an added-time substitute in the 2–0 triumph over the Czech Republic in Lens as Turkey failed to progress to the round of 16.

Besides, it should not be excluded from our

top facts about Cenk Tosun

that in Turkey's abortive qualification campaign for the 2018

World Cup

, he successfully netted five goals. Among them were braces in both matches against Finland, as well as the only goal of a home victory over ultimate qualifiers Croatia.

Moreover, on 1 June 2018, he managed to score a penalty so as to open a 2–2 friendly draw with Tunisia in Geneva, even if he was sent off for the first time in his career for a quarrel with the Turkish fans; while he suggested that he intervened because he assumed that his father was being attacked by the fans.

Not to mention that Tosun became Turkey's top scorer, as he scored five goals in Turkey's successful UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, including braces in home and away 4–0 victories over Moldova.

Cenk Tosun personal life

As far as the

Cenk Tosun personal life

is concerned, you might find it interesting to know that he has been in a long time relationship with a stunning woman called Ece Akgürbüz.

The pair got married in 2016 and celebrated their marriage in a memorable wedding ceremony, while they are also blessed with two lovely children, a daughter called Alin Tosun and a son called Arden Cenk Tosun.

Having posed for hundreds of selfies on Instagram, it seems that the lovebirds are utterly besotted with each other. That is to say, aside from their Wedding ceremony pictures, they have travelled to hotspots around the world, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York posing in plenty of pictures together.

Cenk Tosun net worth

Upon his transfer to Everton in January 2018,

Cenk Tosun net worth

has been estimated to be around €25.5 million (£22 Million).

While his current Market Value is around €2.50m as of December 2021, his highest market value was the amount of €23m at the time when he newly joined



If you are curious to know about Cenk Tosun car, it is to be said that he has been seen driving Porsche Panamera.

Cenk Tosun social media

When it comes to

Cenk Tosun social media

activity, it is notable to indicate that you can find his accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

With the username of


, he is on the verge of gathering a million followers on Instagram, while he tends to share any sort of posts there, including the matters of his football profession or his personal life affairs.

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