Altay Bayindir: Career to date

Friday 01 September 2023 17:00

Manchester United have confirmed the capture of Turkey international goalkeeper Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce.

The 25-year-old arrives in Manchester having so far played all of his professional career in his native country and will help to provide solid competition in the goalkeeping department with Tom Heaton and Andre Onana.

Boasting 166 senior appearances to his name, he also claimed the Turkish Cup last season and will become the first player from his nation to represent United. Read on to find out more about our new recruit...

Altay Bayindir signs for United


The goalkeeper becomes the first Turkish player to represent the Reds.

Bayindir spent his formative years in the youth systems of Bursaspor, Arabayatagispor, Bursa Yolspor and Ankaragucu, before making his senior debut for the latter club.

The goalkeeper helped Ankaragucu achieve consecutive promotions in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, as they reached the Super Lig, and made his Turkish top-tier debut in November 2018.

Having represented Turkey at under-17 and under-19 level, Altay was selected to play for his nation's Under-20s at the Toulon Tournament in 2018.

Bayindir made 17 appearances in his first-ever Super Lig campaign - keeping five clean sheets - and drew the interest of Turkish giants Fenerbahce. He completed a subsequent switch to the Istanbul-based club in July 2019.

One month later, Altay made his full debut for Fenerbahce, as the Turkish heavyweights swept aside Gazisehir Gaziantep FK 5-0.

In his first season in Istanbul, Bayindir played 32 times in the league and kept five clean sheets, doubling his shutout tally in 33 matches the following year.

His impressive form for Fenerbahce did not go unnoticed by Turkey, who called him up for UEFA Nations League qualifiers against Hungary and Russia in November 2020. It wasn't until seven months later, however, that the goalkeeper made his senior debut for his country, playing in a 2-1 friendly win over Azerbaijan in May 2021.

Altay Bayindir | The signing interview Video

Altay Bayindir | The signing interview

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In the 2021/22 season, the Turkey international played 31 times for Fenerbahce, including in five Europa League games and two Europa Conference League fixtures. Last term, the goalkeeper featured on 40 occasions across all competitions, as his club won the Turkish Cup.

Having caught the attention of Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag and co, Bayindir became the Reds' fourth signing of the summer 2023 window today (1 September), putting pen to paper on a deal until at least 2027.


Senior appearances: 166
Clean sheets: 53

International appearances: 5
Clean sheets: 1

Trophies won:
2016/17 TFF Second League, 2022/23 Turkish Cup.