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Turkish-football.com Goalkeeper of 2012-13 (Mid-season) - Onur Kivrak

2012-12-28 06:29:05

Onur Kivrak has made a heroic return since recovering from injury

Onur Kivrak has made a heroic return to the beautiful game following a season ending injury which ruled him out for 2011-12.

Kivrak has been in impressive form, statistically speaking, the Turkish international has kept eight clean sheets in all competitions the highest number in the league.

The Trabzonspor keeper has also only conceded 15 goals this season, the lowest total in the league. In fact if it wasn't for Kivrak's goalkeeping acrobatics Trabzonspor would have been in a pretty dark place right now. The Black Sea giants have only scored 19 goals this season, the lowest scoring side in the top half of the table.

Kivrak is still a baby in goalkeeping terms, Kivrak joined Trabzonspor from Karşıyaka in 2008 for €700,000.

The 24-year-old keeper has already kept 24 clean sheets in 81 appearances for the Black Sea club.

Trabzonspor manager Şenol Güneş is regarded as goalkeeping legend in Trabzon and much of Turkey, if Kivrak continues developing at this rate he could join the likes of Rüştü Reçber, Volkan Demirel and his coach as one of the countries goalkeeping greats.

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