In heart-breaking football news, Ahmet Calik died at the age of 27. The Turkey international was in a car accident.
Turkey international Ahmet Calik has played eight times for his country between 2015 and 2017.
Calik joined Konyaspor from Galatasaray in 2020 following a three-year stint with Istanbul-based heavyweights.
Heart-breaking Football News – Ahmet Calik Died at the Age of 27
Calik passed away tragically young, in a fatal car accident today, on January 11th, 2022.
An investigation has opened to delve into what happened, whereas tributes are pouring in from across the football community.
Galatasaray, Genclerbirligi, and Konyaspor are among those to have expressed their sadness after the defender’s tragic passing.
Altyapımızda yetişen ve genç yaşta takımımızda kaptanlık görevini üstlenen, Konyaspor’da forma giyen eski futbolcumuz Ahmet Yılmaz Çalık’ın vefatını büyük bir üzüntüyle öğrendik. pic.twitter.com/WgDtU1guK4
— Gençlerbirliği SK (@kirmizikara) January 11, 2022
After learning of Calik’s death, the Turkish FA said in a statement: “It is with deep sadness that we learned that Ahmet Calik, football player of Ittifak Holding Konyaspor, who also played in our national team, passed away as a result of a traffic accident. May Allah have mercy on the deceased.
“Our condolences to his family, relatives, Ittifak Holding Konyaspor Club and the Turkish football community.”
Muharrem Kasapoglu, Turkey’s minister for sport, added: “I have learned with deep regret that our national football player Ahmet Calik, who plays for Konyaspor, passed away in a traffic accident on the Ankara – Nigde highway.
“May God have mercy on the late Ahmet Calık, who also served in our national team. My condolences to his family, Konyaspor and the entire football community.”