Kerem Demirbay

Kerem Demirbay

BornJuly 3, 1993

Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)


RoleCentral midfielder

Relation(s)Ercan Demirbay (Father), Burak Demirbay (Brother)


Season Team Apps (Subs) Goals (P) Assists Yellows Reds Min Played
Bundesliga 22/23 Leverkusen 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 66
DFB Pokal 22/23 Leverkusen 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 45
Bundesliga 21/22 Leverkusen 29 (6) 1 (1) 3 10 (0) 0 2053
UEFA Europa League 21/22 Leverkusen 5 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 1 421
DFB Pokal 21/22 Leverkusen 2 (1) 2 (1) 0 0 (0) 0 115

Apps (Subs) 290 (58)
Goals (P) 42 (6)
Assists 52
Yellows 69 (2)
Reds 1
Min Played 20641

Kerem Demirbay Biography

Born on 3 July 1993 it Herten, Germany, Kerem Demirbay is a left footed German central midfielder. Having played for Turkey’s U19, U20, and U21 teams, he is now a part of the senior German national football team.

Kerem has played for the clubs like FC Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, SG Wattenscheid, Hamburger SV, FC Kaiserslautern, Fortuna Dusseldorf and is currently a part of 1899 Hoffenheim.


Kerem appeared to be destined for fame and fortune when he started off his career by playing club football with FC Schalke when he was merely seven years old. Later he amalgamated his assets with Borussia Dortmund youth academy and SG Wattenscheid.


On 21 July 2012, Demirbay made his debut in the senior football in an away game against VfL Osnabruck. His was fortunate enough to score his maiden goal in his very first match.

After brushing his skills as a professional for five years at the club level, Demirbay played his first international in June 2017 in a friendly match against Denmark, where he was subbed on in the 77th minute. He didn’t score but his swiftness with the ball was really commendable.

Club Career

After spending a year in the youth setup of Borussia Dortmund, Demirbay agreed to join Hamburger SV on a free transfer in July 2014. He earned several caps for their second team in fourth-tier Regionalliga.

He played for FC Kaiserslautern and Fortuna Dusseldorf in another two years and brought laurels for his squad.

In 2016, he signed for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. His late goal against Cologne earned the Sinsheim side secure a place in European football for the first time in the club's history.

Rise to Glory

In the 2015-16 season, Kerem’s 10 goals helped Demirbay finish 14th in Bundesliga 2, as relegation was avoided by just three points.

Few weeks after his first friendly match against an international team, Kerem announced his arrival on the international stage with his maiden international goal during a game against Cameroon.

A crucial game whose end went in Germany’s favor as they beat Cameroon by 3-1 at the Confederations Cup, enroute to lifting the title of 2017.

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