- Fatih Sonkaya
Football player infobox
playername= Fatih Sonkaya
fullname = Fatih Sonkaya
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1981|7|1
height = 180m : 83 kg
Roda JC(on loan from FC Porto)
clubnumber = 24
position = Defender
years = 1998-1999
Roda JC VVV-Venlo Roda JC Besiktas FC Porto
→Académica Coimbra (loan)
caps(goals) = 0 (0)
nationalyears = 2003-
nationalteam = Turkey
nationalcaps(goals) = 6 (1)
July 1, 2008
July 1, 2008
Fatih Sonkaya (born
July 1, 1981in Oltu) is a football defender for FC Portoand Turkey.
Although born in
Turkeyand of Turkish nationality, Sonkaya spent most of his youth in Heerlen, Netherlandswhere he, together with his older brother Özcan, played soccer at RKSV Heerlen. He started his professional career at Roda JCin 1998, and in 2004 transferred to Beşiktaş in his homeland. On some soccer websites he and his brother are sometimes confused, placing Oscan at Roda JC, while Fatih was viewed as playing for MVV.
In 2005-06, Sonkaya moved to Portuguese club
FC Porto, and collected a championships medal with FC Portoand added the Portuguese Supercup, albeit playing sparingly. The following season he was loaned to Académica de Coimbra also in Portugal, appearing in 4 league contests.
Sonkaya is a full Turkish international since 2003, and appeared twice for the national side in the
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, as Turkey finished third.
2003 FIFA Confederations Cup: 3rd place
* [http://www.rodajcspelers.nl/spelers/sonkaya.htm Roda JC profile]
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