Alex Cetiner signs two-year-deal for Shels

Shelbourne FC is delighted to announce Alex Cetiner has signed a two-year contract with the club.

Alex has progressed through the Shelbourne FC Academy and the club is delighted he has joined our senior set up.

Joining the club as a young teenager, he has played in several sides before progressing to the senior side.

The winger had recently joined the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division set up and has seriously impressed manager Ian Morris and his coaching staff. 

The 18-year-old opened his Reds account in a friendly last Friday against UCD in a 4-0 win and has played in previous friendlies for the senior team in 2020. 

Speaking to, Alex said he is “over the moon” and is pleased that his “hard work is starting to pay off.”

“I joined the academy when I was 15 and felt welcome from day one. The coaches and staff have helped me improve from the start until this moment,” he said.

“Ian (Morris) has helped me improve myself on the pitch and off the pitch how you grow as a person, so it’s been great,” he added. 

Shels boss Ian Morris said: Alex is a “fantastic signing for us.”

“He has come the whole way through our underage system, from our DDSL sides, into our LOI underage set up, now into our first team. Alex is the type of player that will excite our fans, he’s quick, has a trick and can score goals. 

“We have a good group of players to keep him grounded in the dressing room. There is a fantastic leadership group here to help our young players flourish and pass on good habits,” he added.

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