Soccer

Semih Senturk Leaving Fenerbahce

Semih Senturk

Presse Sports (USA Today)

Former Turkish international Semih Senturk is leaving Fenerbahce, a club he has been playing for since 2001.

He has scored some memorable goals for his club and won championships domestically, but he is well known for his heroics during the EURO 2008 international tournament. He scored goals that brought hearts to mouths and sleeves in matches that ended as historical moments in the sport of soccer.

He scored a header to equalize against Switzerland in the second half of a group stage match that ended 2-1 in favor of Turkey. Against Croatia, after going down 1-0 in the 119th minute, Senturk rifled home the equalizer with seconds remaining before penalty kicks. Rustu Recber boomed the ball up the field and the striker finished the job in heroic fashion.

Against Germany, down 2-1 in the semis, Senturk slotted home from close range to tie the game up before eventually losing 3-2. This was as dramatic as any other, but unfortunately, his nation did not come out on top to advance to the final.

The longtime Fenerbahce striker is now 30 years of age, which means he could join another club to revamp career towards the right direction. He has been out of favor at his current club for the past couple of seasons, as he has been seen as second best to some of the new faces such as Moussa Sow and Pierre Webo.

Now, his goal is to find a new club where he can start most games and do what he has done a lot in his career: score important goals.