It is a long time ago when Antoine Kombouaré was at the head of Paris Saint-Germain (2009-2012), and the arrival in the meantime of QSI in 2011 with a certain Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. After Guillaume Hoarau, his attacking partner during these seasons in the capital, it is the former Turkish international (35 caps, 8 goals), Mevlut Erding who announced on Tuesday the choice to hang up his crampons definitively.
Trained in Sochaux, where he began as a professional for four seasons (2005-2009), he joined PSG before the arrival of Qatar and won two French Cups with these two clubs (2007 and 2010). He then frequented several Ligue 1 clubs, notably Stade Rennais (2012-2013) then Saint-Étienne (2013-2015) scoring 21 goals in two seasons. In a situation of failure in the German club of Hanover where he remains only six months after signing a three-year contract, Erding returns to France and is successively loaned to Guingamp (2016) and FC Metz (2016-2017), promoted from Ligue 2.
14 clubs in his career
His career then continued in Turkey where he wore the jersey of six different clubs (Istanbul Basaksehir, Antalyaspor, Fenerbahçe, Fatih Karagümrük, Kocaelispor, Ümraniyespor). Since this summer, the 35-year-old striker had given himself one last adventure with Racing Besançon (National 2) but his adventure was only very short-lived. The amateur club announced it on its Twitter account.
On his account instagramthe former Ligue 1 resident claims to have “thought a lot while writing this message”while being “sad, happy and proud”paying tribute to his former clubs as well as to the selection for which he “served while wearing the uniform 35 times”. According to the press release from Racing Besançon, Erding is preparing to start a conversion.