Nadir Çiftçi Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Nadir Çiftçi
  • Born: February 12th, 1992 (Karakoçan, Turkey)
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: July 25th, 2013
  • First Manager: Jackie McNamara
  • Career Totals: 82 appearances, 33 goals
  • Also Played For: Celtic, Kayserispor, Motherwell, NAC Breda, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2014-15 39 (3) 16 13 1 45.2% 16.7% 38.1%
2013-14 34 (6) 17 9 1 52.5% 17.5% 30.0%
Totals: 73 (9) 33


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 3
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
 05/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 2
 02/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 3
 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 2
 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 3
 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 2
 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 3
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 05/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 02/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 18/04/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 0
 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 3
 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 2
 21/03/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 28/02/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 2
 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 08/02/15 5th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  3 - 0
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  0 - 2
 06/05/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 3
 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0


Biography


A youth player with ADO Den Haag, Nadir played his first full professional season with Portsmouth at the age of 18 before leaving for Turkey to play for Kayserispor, and NAC Breda the following season. Out of contract in 2013, Nadir signed for United following a trial spell during the pre-season of 2013-14.

Nadir is a Turkish national, and by the time of his Tannadice arrival he had been capped at Under-19 level with Turkey, despite having played for the Netherlands as a youth.

Getting off the mark in his first season with goals in all competitions, he was quickly established as a first team player and a favourite with the United support. In November 2013, he signed a contract extension until May 2016. He finished the season as United's top goalscorer in 2013-14 with 17 goals and collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone. His second season at Tannadice ended in a similar fashion, with him again finishing as the Clubs' top scorer, this time with 16 goals, but he missed out on a League Cup runners-up medal, as he was suspended for the Final where United lost out to Celtic at Hampden. His two seasons with United were blighted with various run-ins with the officials.

In early July 2015, United accepted a bid from Celtic, believed to be around £1.5 million, and Nadir departed after an event-filled two seasons at Tannadice.

Squad Numbers


21

Season:
2013-14

7

Season:
2014-15





Debut

August 2nd, 2013
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premiership)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Nadir was born on this date in Karakoçan, Turkey.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Partick Th 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United's opening match of the season took place at Firhill against newly-promoted Partick Thistle, picking up a point in their first ever game under the new SPFL Premiership. There were competitive d


  • First Goal

    Dumbarton 2 - 3 Dundee United
    League Cup (2nd Round)

    Dundee United, playing in the red heritage strip for the first time in 50 years, progressed to the third round of the League Cup after a pulsating encounter at the Bet Butler Stadium, Dumbarton.


  • First League Goal

    Ross County 2 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    With Gavin Gunning suspended, John Souttar was called into action by manager Jackie McNamara, handing the centre half his first Premiership appearance of the season. The only other change to the start


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Partick Th
    League (Premiership)

    Gary Mackay-Steven replaced Ryan Dow and Townsend returned to the bench as United looked to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at Rugby Park. After a lack lustre Friday night defeat to Killie, Un


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 6 - 2 Dundee
    League (Premiership)

    United made two changes with one enforced. Injured Morris dropped out and was replaced by Dillon. Spittal dropped out with fit again Mackay-Steven back in the side. There was a full house for an eager


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Dundee
    League (Premiership)

    It was a scrappy start with Dundee doing most of the pressing but with their first foray into the opposition box the hosts went ahead in 8 minutes. Chris Erskine received the ball in midfield and loft


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Dundee
    League (Premiership)

    It was a scrappy start with Dundee doing most of the pressing but with their first foray into the opposition box the hosts went ahead in 8 minutes. Chris Erskine received the ball in midfield and loft


  • Left the Club