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Mevlut Erding

BornFebruary 25, 1987

Mevlut Erdinc is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays for Rennes as a striker. He is both a Turkish and a French citizen. Erdinc was promoted from Sochaux's academy to the first-team squad in the 2005–06 Ligue 1 season, scoring a last-minute goal on his debut to gift his side a 1–0 victory away at AC Ajaccio. He was their leading goal scorer for the 2008–09 season with 12 goals. Mevlut signed for Paris Saint-Germain on 28 June 2009 on a four-year contract for a reported €9 million. He scored his first goal for PSG in a pre-season friendly match away to Fiorentina in Italy, on 29 July 2009 in a game which PSG won 3–0. He scored his first League goal for PSG in the second week of Ligue 1 in PSG's 3–1 win at home to Le Mans. In his first month playing for PSG, he was selected as Ligue 1 Player of the Month in August by 31% of fans who voted on the official website. In March 2010 he scored his first hattrick for PSG in a 4–1 home win against his previous club Sochaux. He was the PSG top scorer in the 2009–10 season and third-placed in the overall league scoring charts, having scored 15 goals in the league and 19 in all games. Erdinc was voted PSG's player of the year for the 2009–10 season.. After struggling to find a first team place at PSG, 24 January 2012 Mevlut joined Stade Rennais F.C. on a three and a half-year deal for €7.5 million. In January 2010 he received a medal of honour from his town of birth, Saint-Claude.
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