Serenay Öziri

Serenay Öziri (born December 21, 1994) is a Turkish women's football defender currently playing in the First League for Fatih Vatan Spor with jersey number 4. She was a member of the Turkey girls' U-17 and Turkey women's U-19 teams.[1]

Serenay Öziri
Serenay öziri of Kireçburnu Spor in the 2015–16 season.
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-12-21) December 21, 1994
Place of birth Gölcük, Kocaeli, Turkey
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fatih Vatan Spor
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Gölcükspor 42 (2)
2011–2012 İzmit Belediyespor 16 (4)
2012–2013 İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor 6 (3)
2013–2014 Derince Belediyespor 21 (3)
2014–2017 Kireçburnu Spor 52 (21)
2017–2019 Kdz. Ereğli Belediye Spor 27 (7)
2019– Fatih Vatan Spor 7 (2)
National team
2009–2010 Turkey U-17 6 (0)
2012 Turkey U-19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 8, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 25, 2012

Personal life

Serenay Öziri was born in Gölcük, Kocaeli, Turkey on December 21, 1994.[1] She studies physical education teaching at Kocaeli University.[2][3]

Playing career

Öziri played football at a very young age with her elder brother. She then played on the street with boys. She began competitive football playing when her physical education teacher formed a girls' team at her school.[4]

She played for her school team of Kocaeli Karşıyaka High School at the 2011 ISF World School Football Championship held in Fortaleza, Brazil. Her team became the runner-up losing to the German team in the final.[5] She became the top scorer of the tournament.[2][3][6]

Although playing in the midfield, she is well known for her long-distance goals.[2][3]


Öziri obtained her license from her hometown's club Gölcükspor on June 10, 2008. After playing two seasons in the Women's Second League with her team, she appeared in the Women's First League in the 2010–11 season following her team's promotion. She then transferred to İzmit Belediyespor. After one season, she was with İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor again in the Second League. Her next transfer went to Derince Belediyespor in the second half of the 2012–13 season to appear in the First League.[7] She then transferred to the Istanbul-based Second League playing club Kireçburnu Spor in the 2014–15 season, and enjoyed her team's promotion to the First League at the end of the season.[1][4][3] After playing three seasons in total, Öziri signed with Kdz. Ereğlispor for the 2017–18 season.[1][8][9][10]

By October 2019, she transferred to the Istanbul-based club Fatih Vatan Spor.[1]


Öziri was admitted to the Turkey girls' national U-17 team, and debuted at the 2010 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship – First qualifying round against Denmark on October 10, 2009.[1] She took part also at the 2011 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship – First qualifying round. She was capped six times in total for the Turkey U-17 team.[1][11]

She joined the Turkey women's national U-19 playing at the 2013 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship First qualifying round – Group 5 match against Norway on October 20, 2012.[1][12] She was capped in two games.[1]


In 2018, she was a member of her alma mata's futsal team, which became champion of the Turkish Intra-University Women's Futsal Super League.[13][14]

Career statistics

As of December 8, 2019.[1]
Club Season League Continental National Total
Gölcükspor 2008–09Second League 600060
2009–10Second League 17150221
2010–11First League 19110201
Total 42260482
İzmit Belediyespor 2011–12First League 16400164
Total 16400164
İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor 2012–13Second League 632083
Total 632083
Derince Belediyespor 2012–13First League 710071
2013–14First League 14200142
Total 21300213
Kireçburnu Spor 2014–15Second League 1811001811
2015–16First League 15600156
2016–17First League 19400194
Total 5221005221
Kdz. Ereğli Belediye Spor 2017–18First League 18600186
2018–19First League 15100151
Total 33700337
Fatih Vatan Spor 2017–18First League 720072
Total 720072
Career total 177428018542


Turkish Women's Second League
Winners (1): 2009–10
Kireçburnu Spor
Winners (1): 2014–15


  1. "Oyuncular – Futbolcular: Serenay Öziri". Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  2. Kayayerli, Damla (2016-03-13). "'Hadi gol kraliçesi Bu maçı boş geçemezsin!'". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  3. Kayayerli, Damla (2016-03-15). "Turkish women's football team: 'This is our game too'". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  4. Akgündüz, Oğuzhan (2017-06-21). "Kireçburnu'nun dinamosu Serenay sezonu değerlendird". Yerel Futbol (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  5. "Türkiye Brezilya'da dünya ikincisi oldu". İnternet Haber (in Turkish). 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  6. "Dünya ikincisi oldular". EuroSport (in Turkish). 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  7. "Yeşil sahanın sultanları geliyor". Bizim Yaka Kocaeli (in Turkish). 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  8. "Ereğli Belediyespor Kadın Futbol Takımı'nda Transfer Çalışmaları". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2017-01-14. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  9. "İdman Gibi Maç: 5–0". Şafak (in Turkish). 2018-01-07. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  10. "Kadın Futbol Takımı 8 oyuncuyla ile anlaştı". Sanal Basın (in Turkish). 2017-10-14. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  11. "Milliler Belçika'da Kayıp". EuroSport (in Turkish). 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  12. "Kadin U19 Milli Takim Yarin Belarus İle Karşilaşacak". İhlas News Agency (in Turkish). 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  13. "KOÜ Kadın Futsal Takımı Türkiye Şampiyonu Oldu" (in Turkish). Kocaeli University. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  14. "Kocaelispor yönetiminden KOÜ Kadın Futsal'a kutlama". Özgün Kocaeli (in Turkish). 2018-04-29. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
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