- Selim Tunagur
- Saudi Arabia
- May 10, 2018
Born in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia and based out of Birmingham, Alabama, Selim is a talented outside back who loves to charge up and down the wing to help both the attack and the defense. Selim played as a goalkeeper for most of his life, but was given a shift in the back line and quickly fell in love with the position.
Selim’s first match was about as big as it gets, the Besiktas-Fenerbahce derby in Istanbul. He was able to see the match with his grandfather, who was a die hard supporter of Besiktas. Istanbul’s diverse football scene has created many top level rivalries, Besiktas-Fenerbahce being one of the best. Both clubs have been and continue to be giants of the Turkish Super Lig. In addition to Besiktas J.K., Selim also supporters Glasgow Rangers, one of the more globally known and decorated clubs in Scotland.
Selim started playing football at a young age, inspired by his brother who had begun playing in school. It gave the two a great way to get to know one another and became a big part of Selim’s life. He continued to play when he moved to the United States, where the beautiful game continued to become his passion.