Friday, January 04, 2013

Vleminckx Finishes Season at Gençlerbirligi

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After the winter stop Björn Vleminckx will no longer play for FC Bruges. The Belgium club will loan the 27-year-old, and former topscorer of the Dutch League, to Turkish Gençlerbirligi.

Björn Vleminckx travelled to Turkey himself to negotiate a possible transfer. The negotiations have now been positively concluded hence the 27-year-old striker will play half a year for Gençlerbirligi.

Capa and Nilis
Gençlerbirligi - a Turkish football club with Belgian influences. The Belgian-Turkish coach Fuat Capa is trainer of the squad, Luc Nillis is his assistant.  After 17 match-days Gençlerbirligi ranks eleventh in the Süper Lig. The club also strengthened itself with Serbian midfielder Nemanja Tomic (24). He was taken over from Partizan Belgrado.

Vleminckx hopes to play more in Turkey because at FC Bruges he had fallen from grace with coach Garrido. At his employer he ranked third in hierarchy after Carlos Bacca and Mohamed Tchité. In 2011 the Belgians took Vleminckx for 3,3 million Euro from N.E.C Nijmegen where he was topscorer (23 goals) in the Eredivisie (Dutch Premier League).


  1. Someone had better teach me how to pronounce this guy's name.

  2. im usually good with names but no chance with this guy, ive seen him before on Fifa and what a name he has lol

  3. Björn Vleminckx and Gençlerbirligi part ways.

    Next season Björn Vleminckx will no longer play for Gençlerbirligi. This was mentioned to Sporx by general manager Cem Onuk. The Belgian attacker of FC Bruges did not reach an agreement with the club from Ankara.

    Despite FC Bruge and Gençlerbirligi having agreed, Vleminckx's manager blocked the transfer. According to Onuk, he asked too high an amount.

    Vleminckx made headlines in the red and black jersey when he scored four goals in his first Super Lig match. A 5-3 away win against Medical Park Antalyaspor. Björn Vleminckx scored nine goals for Gençlerbirligi in 16 matches.