Aziz Behich Player Profile


  • Full Name: Aziz Eraltay Behich
  • Born: December 16th, 1990 (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  • Height: 5' 7
  • Position: Left Back
  • Signed: July 27th, 2022
  • First Manager: Jack Ross
  • Career Totals: 36 appearances, 4 goals
  • Also Played For: Bursaspor, Giresunspor, Green Gully, Hume City, İstanbul Başakşehir, Kayserispor, Melbourne Heart, Melbourne Victory, PSV Eindhoven


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2022-23 35 (1) 36 4 5 1 31 3 4 (1) 1
Totals: 35 (1) 4 31 (0) 3 4 (1) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 28th, 2023 28/05/23 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
May 20th, 2023 20/05/23 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 2
May 13th, 2023 13/05/23 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 3
May 6th, 2023 06/05/23 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 2023 22/04/23 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Mar 8th, 2023 08/03/23 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
Jan 21st, 2023 21/01/23 4th Round vs. Uni of Stirling (H) 3 - 0
Oct 11th, 2022 11/10/22 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Oct 8th, 2022 08/10/22 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Mar 8th, 2023 08/03/23 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1 (59')
Jan 21st, 2023 21/01/23 4th Round vs. Uni of Stirling (H) 3 - 0 (45')
Oct 11th, 2022 11/10/22 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (11')
Oct 8th, 2022 08/10/22 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (41')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 28th, 2023 28/05/23 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
May 20th, 2023 20/05/23 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 2
May 13th, 2023 13/05/23 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 3
May 6th, 2023 06/05/23 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 2023 22/04/23 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0
Apr 15th, 2023 15/04/23 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Apr 9th, 2023 09/04/23 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Apr 1st, 2023 01/04/23 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Mar 18th, 2023 18/03/23 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1
Mar 8th, 2023 08/03/23 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
Mar 4th, 2023 04/03/23 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Feb 25th, 2023 25/02/23 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 4
Feb 18th, 2023 18/02/23 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Feb 11th, 2023 11/02/23 5th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Jan 29th, 2023 29/01/23 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2
Jan 21st, 2023 21/01/23 4th Round vs. Uni of Stirling (H) 3 - 0
Jan 14th, 2023 14/01/23 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 2
Jan 8th, 2023 08/01/23 Premiership vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2
Jan 2nd, 2023 02/01/23 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Dec 24th, 2022 24/12/22 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2
Nov 12th, 2022 12/11/22 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Nov 9th, 2022 09/11/22 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
Nov 5th, 2022 05/11/22 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 4
Oct 29th, 2022 29/10/22 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 1
Oct 22nd, 2022 22/10/22 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Oct 18th, 2022 18/10/22 Quarter Final vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 2
Oct 15th, 2022 15/10/22 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 1
Oct 11th, 2022 11/10/22 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Oct 8th, 2022 08/10/22 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Oct 1st, 2022 01/10/22 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Sep 17th, 2022 17/09/22 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Sep 3rd, 2022 03/09/22 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 0
Aug 31st, 2022 31/08/22 2nd Round vs. Livingston (A) 2 - 1
Aug 20th, 2022 20/08/22 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 3
Aug 14th, 2022 14/08/22 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4
Aug 11th, 2022 11/08/22 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg vs. AZ Alkmaar (A) 0 - 7


Competition History


Comp
LGE 31 3 5 1
SC 1 (1) 1 0 0
LC 2 0 0 0
UCF 1 0 0 0
Totals: 35 (1) 4

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Born of of Turkish Cypriot origin, Aziz started out in the junior divisions of Australian football, playing with Green Gully SC and also attending the David Beckham Academy. He made his professional debut for Melbourne Victory in 2009 and soon after played with Hume City before joining Melbourne Heart for a three year spell between 2010 and 2013.

He then moved to Turkey to join Bursaspor, where he spent the longest part of his career, making 122 appearances for the club. Aziz has been capped over fifty times by Australia, the left wing-back helped his country to claim 2015 Asian Cup success and starred in three games for Socceroos at the 2018 World Cup. He later joined PSV Eindhoven and had spells thereafter in Turkey before joining Giresunspor in 2021. After one season he was released.

In July 2022, Aziz joined United on a two year deal after leaving Giresunspor in the summer. Soon after making his debut, he attracted worldwide attention for his performances while playing for Australia during the mid-season World Cup in Qatar, becoming the first current United player to compete in the knockout stages of the competition.

Last updated on Monday, November 13th, 2023 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


16

Season:
2022-23





Debut

August 11th, 2022
AZ Alkmaar 7 - 0 Dundee United

UEFA Conference League (3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg)


International Career (Australia)


Caps: 55

Goals: 2

International Debut: November 14th, 2012 v. South Korea


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Aziz was born on this date in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


  • International Debut


    Aziz earned his first International cap for Australia, playing against South Korea.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Aziz joined United on a two year deal after leaving Turkish side Giresunspor in the summer.


  • First Team Debut

    AZ Alkmaar 7 - 0 Dundee United
    UEFA Conference League (3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg)


  • League Debut

    Hearts 4 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 0 Aberdeen
    League (Premiership)


  • Last Goal

    Livingston 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • Last Appearance

    Motherwell 3 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • Left the Club


    Aziz completed a permanent move to A-League side Melbourne City for an undisclosed fee just a few weeks into the 2023/24 season, having remained in Australia after the summer break.