Altay Bayındır (born 14 April 1998) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester United and the Turkey national team.
Early life and career
Bayındır was born in Osmangazi in 1998 to a family of Abkhaz-Circassian origin. He is a Muslim.
Bayındır made his Süper Lig debut for MKE Ankaragücü in a 1–1 draw with Çaykur Rizespor on 30 November 2018.
On 8 July 2019, Bayındır joined Fenerbahçe on a four-year contract. Bayındır became the first-choice goalkeeper ahead of teammate Harun Tekin. On 19 August 2019, he made his Fenerbahçe debut in a 5–0 win against Gazişehir Gaziantep F.K. at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.
On 3 October 2020, Bayındır saved a penalty from Erik Sabo in a week 4 encounter against Fatih Karagümrük which ended 2–1 to Fenerbahçe. On 6 December 2020, he saved another penalty, from Radosław Murawski, in a week 11 encounter against Denizlispor which Fenerbahçe won 2–0. He produced total of seven saves during this game, in which Fenerbahçe were down to 10-men following the sending-off of Serdar Aziz.
On 30 October 2021, in a 2–1 away defeat to Konyaspor, Bayındır was injured in a collision with Serdar Gürler in the 69th-minute and left the field, being replaced by Berke Özer. The following day, Fenerbahçe made an announcement, saying: “Although no fracture was detected in Altay Bayındır’s shoulder, acromioclavicular separation was observed. It has been decided that our player will undergo surgery and his treatment has started.” It was estimated that he would be unavailable for approximately three months.
On 18 March 2023, he extended his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the season, until 2027. On 17 April 2023, Bayındır had a lumbar hernia surgery.
Bayındır represented the Turkey under-20 team at the 2018 Toulon Tournament.
Bayındır was called-up to the senior Turkey national team by Şenol Güneş on 9 November 2020, for UEFA Nations League encounters against Hungary and Russia. He made his senior international debut on 27 May 2021, in a friendly against Azerbaijan.
Parents and family
Altay Bayindir was born to Li Cai and Haibin Zhang. He has a brother and a sister.
His parents, Li Cai and Haibin Zhang, have been a steadfast source of support and encouragement throughout his career.
Zhang’s family comprises his father, Haibin Zhang, and mother, Li Cai, both originally from California.
Altay Bayındır is currently single and not in an open relationship for now.
Is Altay Bayındır married?: No, Altay Bayındır is at the moment not yet married.
Altay Bayındır has an estimated net worth of around $3 million – $10 million.
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