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    Eren Albayrak

    Eren Albayrak (born 23 April 1991) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays the Turkish Süper Lig club Orduspor on loan from Trabzonspor. He has represented Turkey at all youth levels and currently has 92 youth caps. Template:Yesilköy Spor
    8.00
    7 votes
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    Soner Aydoğdu

    Soner Aydoğdu (born 5 January 1991) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays for Gençlerbirligi. Aydoğdu made his debut in professional football in the year 2007 season as part of the Gençlerbirliği squad. He currently plays for the Turkish squad.
    7.50
    6 votes
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    Caner Erkin

    Caner Erkin

    Caner Erkin (born 4 October 1988) is a Turkish footballer currently playing at Fenerbahçe. He previously played at Russian side CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahçe's rival Galatasaray. He plays as a left winger. Erkin began his professional career at the start of the 2004–05 season with Manisaspor who at the time were playing in the Second Division. That season they won the league and got promoted to the Süper Lig. During his 1.5 year stay at Manisaspor in, he scored 5 goals in 39 games. In the January 2007 transfer window, he moved to CSKA Moscow, for a £3.5M transfer fee. He has played total 40 games 7 in the UEFA Champions League and also won the Russian Super Cup on two occasions. On 31 August 2009, Galatasaray signed Erkin on a one-year loan from CSKA Moscow with an option to purchase at the end of the season. Initially he played as a left-back and was mainly used as a substitute for Hakan Balta, however during the season, coach Frank Rijkaard played him in a more advanced position on the left wing due to his greater attacking ability. He scored his first goal for Galatasaray during a Türkiye Kupası game against Trabzonspor. He wanted to move to the new season to Fenerbahçe. Fenerbahçe
    7.17
    6 votes
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    İlhan Eker

    İlhan Eker (born January 1, 1983 in Kepsut, Turkey) is a Turkish football defender. He currently plays for Kayserispor. Standing at 185 cm, he is equally adept at playmaking and scoring. Eker has previously played for Balıkesirspor. From Balıkesirspor, he moved to Hacettepe Spor in 2001. Seven years later, Eker transferred from Gençlerbirliği OFTAŞ, which is now called Hacettepe Spor, to Gençlerbirliği. On June 2, 2010, the 27 year-old center back left Gençlerbirliği to sign with Fenerbahçe until 30 June 2013. Eker was sent to Kayserispor in exchange for Serdar Kesimal to Fenerbahçe SK.
    9.50
    4 votes
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    Halil Altıntop

    Halil Altıntop

    Halil Altıntop (Turkish pronunciation: [häˈlil äɫˈtɯnto̞p]; born 8 December 1982) is a German-born Turkish national footballer. He currently plays for Trabzonspor. He is the identical twin brother of Hamit Altıntop who plays for Real Madrid. Altıntop started his professional career in the local German club Wattenscheid 09 along with his brother. As successful performances grabbed the attention of bigger clubs, Altıntop was transferred to Kaiserslautern, and his brother to Schalke. Altıntop, who plays as a striker, finished third highest scorer in the Bundesliga for the 2005–06 season with 20 goals. At the end of that season he joined his brother at Schalke on a free transfer. However, after only one season, his brother Hamit Altıntop joined Bayern Munich on another free deal. On 27 January 2010, he dissolved his contract with Schalke and joined Eintracht Frankfurt. After Eintracht Frankfurt were relegated in the 2010–11 season Altıntop was transferred to Turkish side Trabzonspor signing a three-year contract. He is the identical twin brother of footballer Hamit Altıntop.
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Eray Birniçan

    Eray Birniçan (born 20 July 1988) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Gaziantepspor in the Süper Lig. He is also a former youth international.
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Tolunay Kafkas

    Tolunay Kafkas (born 31 March 1968 in Ankara) is a Turkish football coach. He played for PTT, Keçiörengücü, Diyarbakırspor, Erzurumspor, Konyaspor, Trabzonspor, Galatasaray, Bursaspor and Denizlispor in Turkey and SV Pasching, Linzer ASK and Admira Wacker Mödling in Austria. He finally retired in 2005. A former Turkish international football player, he played as a defensive midfielder. He made his debut for the Turkey national football team on December 21, 1994 against Italy. In total, he played for the Turkey national football team 33 times and scored 3 goals. He also participated in the 1996 UEFA European Championship. He started his managerial career as the head coach of the Turkish U19 National team in 2007 until his appointment as the head coach of Kayserispor prior to the 2007/08 season. With Kayserispor Kafkas has won the 2007–2008 Turkish Cup and placed Runner-Up in the Turkish Super Cup in 2008. Last updated 08 Feb 2012
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Burak Yılmaz

    Burak Yılmaz (born 15 July 1985 in Antalya, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Trabzonspor and the Turkish national team as a striker. He started his professional career in Antalyaspor where he contributed to the success of the team's promotion to the Süper Lig after finishing second in Division 1 in the 2005–06 season. In 70 league appearances for the club he scored 17 goals. Burak was transferred to Beşiktaş in the summer of 2006. In his first season he scored 5 goals in 30 league appearances, but his performance took a downfall during the 2007–08 season. In January 2008 he was sold to Manisaspor as part of an exchange deal. Burak transferred from Beşiktaş in a part-exchange deal with Manisaspor, for which Manisaspor gave Filip Holosko in 2007–08 January transfer window. Burak scored a hat-trick against Denizlispor in the first game for his new club and again caught the attention of bigger clubs by scoring 9 goals in 16 league appearances. On 29 June 2008 Burak was sold to Fenerbahçe and was presented at a news conference wearing the number 7 shirt. On the contrary to his "promising youngster" image in Manisaspor and Beşiktaş, he had been a disappointment during his
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Coşkun Özarı

    Coşkun Özarı (1931 – June 22, 2011) was a Turkish football player and coach. Born 1931 in Istanbul, Coşkun Özarı joined Galatasaray as a very young student. After graduating from Galatasaray Lycee, he first appeared in the Galatasaray starting line-up at the age of 17. The backbone of Galatasaray, as well as the national team defense for the next 13 years, Özarı was known for his hard tackling, but mild manners. His leadership in defense led the team with Gündüz Kılıç as coach, Turgay Şeren in goal and Metin Oktay upfront, to several championships and Turkish Cup victories. Özarı's career as a player ended early due to his desire to become a coach. In 1961, he attended a coaching seminar in England, led by Walter Winterbottom. When he returned home, he became Galatasaray's assistant coach. Three years later, he took over the head coach position from Kılıç and led the team to four championships. When he was appointed national team coach, in 1965, he coached the team for 10 years. He managed the team from 1972 to 1976. He ended his coaching career in 1986 and became a sportswriter. Coşkun Özarı died on June 22, 2011 at a hospital in Istanbul. Following the religious funeral service
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Fatih Tekke

    Fatih Tekke

    Fatih Tekke (born 9 September 1977) is a Turkish international footballer who is currently playing as a striker for Orduspor in the Süper Lig. Tekke was born in the small town of Köprübaşı, in the province of Trabzon. He joined Trabzonspor, the major team in the area. Tekke was still in his teens when he started to appear in the first team. In 45 matches that he played between 1994–1997, he scored 6 goals. At the beginning of the 1997–1998 season he was loaned out to Altay SK of İzmir, where he scored 8 goals in 24 matches. In a 4–5 defeat to Galatasaray, he scored a hat-trick. However a few weeks later he broke his leg and was out of the game for six months. Upon his return to Trabzonspor, Tekke played another 38 matches and scored 6 goals before he transferred to Gaziantepspor in the summer of 2000. In this period he made his first appearance for the Turkish national team. In 2002, Tekke returned to Trabzonspor and was given the captaincy. This was the time Tekke reached the peak of his career. In the 2004–2005 season he managed to become the league's top goal scorer with 31 goals, 7 goals ahead of the second placed player and was second for the Golden Foot. In the Turkish
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    5 votes
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    Giray Kaçar

    Giray Kaçar

    Remzi Giray Kaçar (born March 15, 1985 in Karaman, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays as a center-back for Trabzonspor. Kaçar previously played for Gençlerbirliği at the youth level, before transferring to Trabzonspor in 2004. He was called up to the national team on 6 February 2008 for a match against Sweden. He played 4 times for the U21 national team.
    6.60
    5 votes
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    Muzzy Izzet

    Muzzy Izzet

    Mustafa Kemal "Muzzy" Izzet (born 31 October 1974 in Mile End, London) is a former footballer who played for Chelsea, Leicester City, Birmingham City and the Turkish national team. His father is a Turkish Cypriot who came to England as a small boy, and his mother is English. His younger brother, Kemal, also became a professional footballer. Izzet signed as a schoolboy for Chelsea, but never made a first team appearance during three years at the London club. He moved to Leicester City in March 1996 on loan for the rest of the season. He became a regular in the side, scoring one goal. When Leicester beat Crystal Palace in the play-offs, Izzet was able to make his move permanent for a fee of £800,000. He kept his place in the side for their Premier League season, which was successful for City. They came 9th in the Premier League, and won the League Cup. Izzet formed a partnership in midfield with Neil Lennon, which proved vital for Leicester. In the 1998–99 season, Leicester came 10th in league, and reaching the League Cup final again, but lost out to Tottenham Hotspur. The following season, Leicester came 8th, and again got to the League Cup Final, this time coming up against
    6.60
    5 votes
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    Hakkı Yeten

    Hakkı Yeten, (1910 – 17 April 1989) was a Turkish football player and president of the İstanbul-based football club Beşiktaş J.K., which he also coached. Yeten was born in 1910 at Vodina, then in Bulgaria, then under Ottoman rule. His father, a major in the Ottoman Army moved his family of six children to İstanbul, settling in the Beşiktaş district when Yeten was a year old. In 1914, Yeten's father was killed in the Battle of the Dardanelles. Yeten went on to attend military high school, as his two elder brothers did before him. Yeten was attracted to football after his eldest brother, Muhtar, a multi-talented sportsman) introduced him to the sport. Yeten played in the school team, and was discovered soon by Beşiktaş J.K. club managers. In 1931, Yeten dropped out of school and joined Beşiktaş. He played for Beşiktaş for 17 years mostly in the second striker position, contributing to its numerous victories. Declared as permanent captain, he led Beşiktaş to 8 İstanbul League Champions, 3 İstanbul Cups, one İzmir International Fair Cup, 3 National League Champions, one Turkish Champion, 2 Prime Minister Cups and 4 Private Cups. Yeten was capped only three times for the Turkey national
    7.75
    4 votes
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    Hamit Altıntop

    Hamit Altıntop

    Hamit Altıntop (Turkish pronunciation: [häˈmit äɫˈtɯnto̞p]; born 8 December 1982) is a German-born Turkish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid in La Liga. He is a versatile midfielder who can play either in a defending or attacking role and on both flanks. He is well known for his flair of long-shot ability, as shown when he played for Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich. He is the identical twin brother of footballer Halil Altıntop, who was born 10 minutes after Hamit. Altıntop was part of the Turkey squad that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008. After the tournament he was voted as part of the 23-man Team of the tournament awards. He won the 2010 FIFA Puskás Award for scoring the best goal of the season in an UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Kazakhstan in a 3–0 win for his country. Altıntop started his professional career in local German club Wattenscheid in 2000 along with his brother. As successful performances grabbed the attention of bigger clubs, he was transferred to Schalke 04 in 2003, where he played in a primarily defensive midfield role. In the 2006–07 summer transfer window, Schalke signed his brother Halil from Kaiserslautern. Schalke came second in
    9.00
    3 votes
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    Tugay Kerimoğlu

    Tugay Kerimoğlu (born 24 August 1970) is a Turkish former footballer who played the majority of his career for Galatasaray and Blackburn Rovers. Primarily a deep-lying playmaker in midfield, he was also competent as an attacking midfielder or playing in the holding role. Continually recognised for his ability he was highly rated in the football industry. In 2000, former Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi rated him as one of the finest ball-playing midfielders in Europe, and in 2006, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had suggested that if he were ten years younger, Tugay's ability would make him an ideal player for the Old Trafford team. When Tugay's manager at the time, Mark Hughes, was asked if he too wished Tugay was ten years younger, his answer was "No, because if he was, he'd be playing in a Barcelona shirt." He was the coordinator of the Galatasaray youth academy, after a short spell working with Mark Hughes at Manchester City. He played for Galatasaray from 1987 to 2000, where he won the Turkish League six times and the Turkey Cup four times. The midfielder was made captain at Galatasaray in the 1992–93 season, making him the youngest captain in the history of his
    9.00
    3 votes
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    Olcan Adın

    Olcan Adın (born September 30, 1985 in Armutalan, Balıkesir, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer. He played for Fenerbahçe, before transferring to Gaziantepspor in the 2008–2009 season for three years. He played 18 times for Fenerbahçe PAF and scored 3 goals. In March 1, 2012 Olcan did his first cap for Turkey, against Slovakia.
    7.25
    4 votes
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    Serkan Özdemir

    Serkan Özdemir (born May 14, 1976 in İstanbul, Turkey), is a Turkish football player currently playing for Sarıyer G.K. as a midfielder.
    7.25
    4 votes
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    Arif Erdem

    Arif Erdem (born 2 January 1972) is a retired Turkish international footballer and the former manager of İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor. He played in the forward position. Starting out with local club Zeytinburnuspor in 1990, Erdem had a decorated 15-year professional career. He scored 106 goals in 341 league matches and finished joint top scorer (Gol Kralı) of the Süper Lig with İlhan Mansız at the conclusion of the 2001–02 season. During his 14 years with Galatasaray, Erdem won seven Süper Lig titles and five Turkish Cup titles, as well as the UEFA Cup in 2000. He was a part of the Turkey national football team that finished third at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Erdem was capped 60 times, scoring eleven goals. Erdem played for Zeytinburnuspor before signing his first professional contract with Galatasaray on 1 June 1991. He made 29 total appearances in his first season with the club, scoring four goals. Erdem made fewer appearances the following season, providing four goals in 18 appearances as the club achieved a domestic treble (Süper Lig, Turkish Cup, and Turkish Super Cup). The next season, 1993–94, was Erdem's most successful to date. His nine goals in the league helped
    6.00
    5 votes
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    Ziya Şengül

    Ziya Şengül is a retired Turkish football player. He is remembered for his commanding role during his career at Turkish club Fenerbahçe and also for his great effort at the famous drawn of Turkey national football team against Italy. Şengül made 21 appearances for the Turkey national football team from 1964 to 1975.
    8.67
    3 votes
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    Necip Uysal

    Necip Uysal (born 24 January 1991) is a Turkish international footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Beşiktaş in the Süper Lig. Uysal started his footballing career with amateur side Yıldırım Bosnaspor in 2001. He spent three years with the club before being transferred to Beşiktaş. Uysal made his professional debut during the 2009–10 Süper Lig season. In 2011 he was placed 7th in the FIFA ranking of Europe's Most Promising Young Players. As of 25 April 2011.
    6.75
    4 votes
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    Yasin Öztekin

    Yasin Öztekin (born March 19, 1987) is a Turkish-German footballer with dual citizenship. He plays as a midfielder for Trabzonspor, having previously played in Borussia Dortmund's academy and youth teams.
    6.75
    4 votes
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    Cenk Güvenç

    Cenk Güvenç (born December 29, 1991 in Seligenstadt, Germany) is a Turkish footballer, who is currently playing for Turkish side Gaziantepspor. He is 1.89 m (6 ft 2 ⁄2 in) tall and weighs 74 kg (160 lb; 11.7 st).
    10.00
    2 votes
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    Tümer Metin

    Tümer Metin (born October 14, 1974) is a retired Turkish international footballer. He played as an attacking midfielder. Metin was born in Zonguldak. After playing for four years at Samsunspor, he was transferred to Beşiktaş J.K., along with team-mate İlhan Mansız in 2001. He signed a contract with Fenerbahçe in June 2006 after spending five years at Beşiktaş. Metin's star shone brightly in Europe during the UEFA Cup 2006-07 Round of 32 tie against AZ Alkmaar. In the first leg in Istanbul Metin contributed the Yellow Canaries' first goal as well as the equalizing brace which made the final score 3–3. The second brace was much more spectacular in that his run came from just within the midfield line and his shot, a cracker from the top corner of the 16 yard box, was placed precisely in the top corner of the goal. Metin also scored the opening goal in the reverse fixture in Alkmaar, a precise curling shot into the side netting, but unfortunately for him the result of the match was 2–2, sending Fenerbahçe out of the competition via away goals. During the January 2008 transfer window, Fenerbahçe sent Metin to Greek Super League side Larissa, with the loan period to expire in June 2008.
    10.00
    2 votes
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    Faruk Yiğit

    Faruk Yiğit (born 15 April 1968 in Trabzon) was a Turkish football player. He played for several clubs, including Orhangazi Gençlerbirliği, Yalovaspor, Boluspor, Kocaelispor, Fenerbahçe, Ankaragücü and Diyarbakırspor. He played for Turkey national football team and was a participant at the 1996 UEFA European Championship.
    8.00
    3 votes
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    Fatih Terim

    Fatih Terim

    Fatih Terim, Commendatore OSSI, (born 4 September 1953) is a Turkish football former player and manager. Terim was born in Adana, Turkey to Nuriye and Talat Terim. His father Talat, is a Turkish Cypriot who emigrated to Turkey. Terim is regarded as a hard-line motivator whose no-nonsense approach was honed during 11 years as a rugged defender with Galatasaray. His nickname is İmparator, which is the Turkish word for "Emperor". This nickname is also widely used in Italy in his reference. In a survey conducted by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) in 80 countries, Terim was placed among the best 8 managers in the world. He received his award at a ceremony held in Rothenburg, Germany on January 8, 2001. Terim was nominated to be named UEFA manager of the year 2008. Eurosport named Terim as the best coach at Euro 2008. In December 2008, Terim was ranked the 7th best football manager in the world by World Soccer Magazine. Despite his successful record as the manager of Turkey in UEFA Euro 2008, Terim resigned from his post in October 2009 upon the failure of Turkish national team's qualification for FIFA World Cup 2010. In 1969, Terim's professional
    8.00
    3 votes
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    Selçuk İnan

    Selçuk İnan (born 10 February 1985) is a Turkish international footballer. He currently plays as a midfielder for the Turkish team Galatasaray in the Süper Lig. Usually deployed as a midfielder or a playmaker for both his club and Turkey, Selçuk İnan is widely considered as the greatest native central midfielder ever to play for Galatasaray. He is also a set-piece specialist and his style of play is usually compared to Xavi Hernández of FC Barcelona. Selçuk İnan began his career as a 14 year-old for Karaağaçspor. He signed for Dardanelspor in 2000, where he played till his departure to Manisaspor in 2005. Trabzonspor signed İnan in 2008 where he played for 3 seasons. Selçuk agreed a five year deal on a free transfer with Galatasaray on May 25, 2011. He scored his first goal against Samsunspor. He scored his first free-kick goal against his old team Trabzonspor. He scored his second freekick goal against Manisaspor on 21/12/2011 which was also the winning goal as the match finished 1-0. He scored his third freekick goal against Genclerbirligi on 10/03/2012 and the game ended 2-0 for Galatasaray. He scored his fourth free-kick against Fenerbahce. On April 28, 2012, Selcuk officially
    8.00
    3 votes
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    Tayfun Korkut

    Tayfun Korkut (born 2 April 1974 in Stuttgart) is a former Turkish footballer. He played for Stuttgarter Kickers, 5 years with Fenerbahçe, 3 years with Real Sociedad, 1 year with RCD Espanyol, 1 year with Beşiktaş and 1 year with Gençlerbirliği. He has 42 caps and 1 goal for the Turkish national team. Tayfun Korkut also has German citizenship. He also worked as a coach for Real Sociedad Youth Team. After retiring from professional football, he played futsal and became a member of the Turkey national futsal team in the UEFA Futsal Championship.
    8.00
    3 votes
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    Tolgay Arslan

    Tolgay Arslan

    Tolgay Ali Arslan (born 16 August 1990) is a German-Turkish professional footballer. He currently plays for Hamburger SV. Arslan was born in Paderborn to Turkish parents from Çorum; his father, a real estate agent, moved to Germany when he was 11 years old. He began playing football at the age of four, when his father brought him along to watch Grün-Weiß Paderborn play. Arslan began his career with the local club. Patterning his game around Zinedine Zidane and Gheorghe Hagi, Arslan earned a move to Borussia Dortmund in 2003. After several years in Dortmund's youth team, Arslan moved to Hamburger SV. Arslan moved to Hamburger SV on a free transfer in 2009. He made his debut on 23 September 2009, coming in the 70th minute as a substitute for Marcus Berg in the second round of the DFB Cup against Osnabrück. Hamburg managed a 3–3 draw, but went on to lose 5–7 following a penalty shootout. Arslan made his league debut on 17 October 2009 in a 0–0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen. He moved on loan to Alemannia Aachen for the 2010–11 season and scored his first goal for the club in the fifth week of the 2. Bundesliga in a 3–1 win against FSV Frankfurt. Arslan began his career with the Turkey
    8.00
    3 votes
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    Volkan Şen

    Volkan Şen (born 7 July 1987) is a Turkish international footballer who plays as a winger for Trabzonspor in the Süper Lig. on 27 August 2011, Volkan signed for Trabzonspor on a 4 year contract for €3.6 million from Bursaspor. He will earn about €1.1 million per year He made his debut for Turkey at the age of 22, starting in a 2–0 friendly win against Honduras on 3 March 2010.
    6.50
    4 votes
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    Feyyaz Uçar

    Feyyaz Uçar (born on October 27, 1963 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a former footballer, as a striker, and more recently a coach. Uçar started to play football at Avcılar Spor Klübü. Attracted various scouts, he has been added to Beşiktaş juvenile team costing for just new outfits for Avcılar. Spelled a season at youth team, he made his debut in the 1981–1982 season as professional in the same club where he played 12 seasons long. In the season 1989–1990, he became top scorer with 28 goals. Uçar moved in 1994 first to Fenerbahçe SK. He loaned to Antalyaspor in 1995 and sold to Kuşadası SK for one season each. On May 31, 1997, he retired as an active footballer. Uçar served as deputy coach at the clubs Çanakkale Dardanelspor (2000–2001), Göztepe SK (2001–2002), Denizlispor (2002) and for four seasons at Beşiktaş J.K. assisting Mircea Lucescu. In February 2005, he signed a one-and-half-years contract to coach the Secondary League Category A club Karşıyakaspor in İzmir. However, already two months later he was appointed coach of the Süper Lig team Malatyaspor to replace Aykut Kocaman who resigned following a 1–0 home defeat by Rizespor. Uçar resigned from Malatyaspor at 4th round due to
    5.40
    5 votes
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    Emre Çolak

    Emre Çolak (Turkish pronunciation: [emre tʃo̞ɫɑk]; born 20 May 1991 in Ordu, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Galatasaray in the Turkish Süper Lig. His nickname is 'Küçük Elmas' (The Small Diamond). He rose through the ranks of the Galatasaray youth and academy team, and was promoted to the first team during the 2009–10 season. He scored two goals on his first team debut, in a cup match against Denizli on 17 January 2010. He made his league debut for Gala in a home match against Gaziantepspor coming on as an 89th minute substitute for Arda Turan. He scored his first league goal on the final day of the 2009–10 season, in a 2–1 away loss to Gençlerbirliği. At the beginning of the 2010-2011 season, he made his UEFA Europa League debut on 26 August 2010, in a play-off round match against FC Karpaty Lviv. He scored 2 goals on 2011–12 season to İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor. On 16 February 2012, his contract was extended for 2 years until 2016.
    6.25
    4 votes
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    Hakan Ünsal

    Hakan Ünsal (born 14 May 1973) is a Turkish former international footballer. Hakan Ünsal is remembered by many for his rocket left foot and his pinpoint passing as well as his nonstop desire for victory. He played most of his career at Galatasaray after joining from Karabükspor in 1993/94. After being a part of the squad that won the UEFA Cup in 2000, Hakan moved to Blackburn Rovers of the English Premiership in January 2002. His return to Galatasaray was rapid as he was once again in Galatasaray colours for the 2002/03 season. After leaving Galatasaray following the 2004/05 season, he had a brief stint with Çaykur Rizespor before retiring from football. He played for Turkey national football team and was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup where he collected his third place medal. He is most famous for an incident during the World Cup when Brazil played Turkey. Rivaldo was about to take a corner and Hakan kicked the ball at him as he was annoyed about the time Rivaldo was taking, delaying the game, as Brazil was winning 2-1. The ball hit Rivaldo on his legs but he collapsed dramatically holding his face and consequently Ünsal was sent off and Brazil went on to win the match.
    6.25
    4 votes
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    Cem Sultan

    Cem Sultan (born 27 February 1991) is a Turkish footballer, who plays as a striker for Kayserispor in the Süper Lig.
    9.00
    2 votes
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    İbrahim Kaş

    İbrahim Kaş

    İbrahim Kaş (born 20 September 1986 in Karabük) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Mersin İdmanyurdu as either a central or right defender. Kaş started his professional career with Beşiktaş J.K. in the Turkish League at the age of 18, signing a four-year deal. He was sent on loan for the 2005–06 season to Kocaelispor, then in the second division. Kaş returned to his alma mater the following summer, and made almost 30 appearances in his remaining two seasons there. He managed to score two goals against Vestel Manisaspor in the final game of the 2007–08 season, a 5–1 win. Shortly before the 2008 summer, Kaş agreed terms with Spanish outfit Getafe CF, joining for 2008–09 on a Bosman transfer. He made his La Liga debut against Athletic Bilbao in a 1–0 win, on 29 September 2008. However, during his first season, Kaş only made a handful of appearances for Getafe, being subsequently loaned to former club Beşiktaş in August 2009, in a season-long move. In the 2011 January transfer window, he again returned to his country and signed for Bursaspor, playing his first official game in the season's UEFA Europa League against FC Gomel. Kaş received his first call-up to the Turkish national
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    2 votes
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    Rüştü Reçber

    Rüştü Reçber

    Rüştü Reçber (pronounced [ˈɾyʃty ˈɾetʃbeɾ]; born 10 May 1973, Korkuteli) is a Turkish international footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Akhisar Belediyespor in the Spor Toto Süper Lig, having previously played for Antalyaspor, Fenerbahçe, Barcelona and Beşiktaş. He has played a key role in the success of the Turkish national squad, and it was at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where Turkey finished third, that his performances saw him selected for the tournament's all-star team. He is Turkey's record appearance holder, having earned 119 caps. He made his debut against Iceland in 1994 and his final appearance came against Armenia in 2009. Rüştü was named the best goalkeeper in European competitions in 2002, selected for the 2002 UEFA Team Of The Year by public vote. In 2004, he was selected to FIFA 100 by Pelé as one of the 125 best living footballers in the world. Rüştü retired from international level after UEFA Euro 2008 with 120 international caps to his name but was called to play against Spain on 28 March 2009 and 1 April. Rüştü was first discovered by goalkeeper coach Ilie Datcu and was later introduced to Fatih Terim. Terim was impressed by Rüştü and told the
    7.33
    3 votes
    36

    Serkan Yalçın

    Serkan Yalçın (born 2 November 1982) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Akhisar Belediyespor in the TFF First League.
    7.33
    3 votes
    37
    Ümit Karan

    Ümit Karan

    Ümit Karan (born October 1, 1976 in West Berlin, West Germany) is a retired Turkish football player. He formerly played for Gençlerbirliği S.K., Ankaraspor, Galatasaray and Eskişehirspor. After playing for Gençlerbirliği for 5 seasons and scoring 47 goals, Ümit moved to Galatasaray at the start of the 2001/2002 season and was a key player in Mircea Lucescu's squad as the main striker after Mario Jardel's departure. During the 2004/2005 he was loaned to Ankaraspor by manager Gheorghe Hagi due to his dip in form. However, Ümit made a strong return for the 2005/2006 season with Galatasaray's new manager Eric Gerets. Getting along well with Gerets and his playing style, Ümit scored 16 goals in 18 matches at the start of the season. But early in 2006, Umit's season was cut short by a knee injury, which kept him out of the game for 6 months. At the start of the 2006/2007 season, Ümit regained his place on the team after the injury layoff, scoring his 100th goal in the Turkcell Super League on September 18, 2006, against Beşiktaş. He became the 30th player to reach that mark in the league's history. Ümit has great finishing ability and he is usually in chase of sensational goals,
    7.33
    3 votes
    38

    Mahmut Bezgin

    Mahmut Bezgin (born March 1, 1986 in Gaziantep, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer, who is currently playing for Turkish side Gaziantepspor. He is 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st).
    6.00
    4 votes
    39

    Umut Bulut

    Umut Bulut (born Kayseri, Turkey,15 March 1983) is a Turkish international footballer who currently plays for Toulouse in the Ligue 1. Bulut is a striker who has previously played for İnegölspor and Ankaragücü. He joined Trabzonspor in July 2006. Umut also plays for the Turkey national football team. His first cap came against Brazil on 5 June 2007 in a match that ended in a draw. In June 2011, he signed for Toulouse FC for €3.8 million. Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:
    6.00
    4 votes
    40
    Serhat Akın

    Serhat Akın

    Niyazi Serhat Akın (born 5 June 1981 in Bretten, West Germany) is a Turkish football striker who plays for Turgutluspor. Akin started his career with Karlsruher SC in Germany. He played for Fenerbahçe SK between 2000–2005 and played 179 matches (125 for Turkish Super League), after which he went to Anderlecht on a free transfer in the summer of 2005. He was part of the team of 2002 that scored six goals against Galatasaray on 6 November 2002. Akın scored two goals in the 68th and 75th minute. In 2005, Akin joined the Belgian R.S.C. Anderlecht. He continued his winning ways by winning the 2005–06 Jupiler League. He wore the number 24 jersey for the Mauves, with the number 9 jersey worn by the more senior Mbo Mpenza. In his first year at Anderlecht, he helped them become champions of the Belgian First Division, by scoring the first goal in their 2–0 victory over direct rivals Standard Liège three matchdays from the end of the season. However in the winter transfer window or 2006–07, he was loaned out to Second Bundesliga side 1. FC Köln due to the lack of opportunities and having lower seniority than Nicolas Frutos, Mohammed Tchite and Mbo Mpenza. He received further setback in the
    5.75
    4 votes
    41

    Ersen Martin

    Ersen Martin (born 23 May 1979 in Marktredwitz, West Germany) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Gençlerbirliği as a centre forward. Born in Germany, Ersen started playing in 1. FC Nuremberg, his Bundesliga debut consisting in 20 minutes in a 0–1 loss at SC Freiburg, in 1998–99. After that sole season and appearance, he switched to Turkey, going on to represent Beşiktaş JK, Siirtspor (loan), Göztepe AS, Denizlispor and Ankaraspor. In 2006–07, Ersen represented Trabzonspor, finishing the season as the league's eighth best-scorer and helping his side finish fourth, good enough for a UEFA Cup berth. Subsequently, he had everything arranged with La Liga outfit Recreativo de Huelva in August 2007, but the deal eventually collapsed and he stayed at Trabzonspor. In October, FIFA stepped in and declared Ersen a player of the Spanish club. He had dual citizenship, but that status changed with 2007 changes in German laws and so, he eventually played his first season for the Andalusians as a foreign player. On 3 February 2008, Ersen finally made his Recreativo debut, on a sour note, as Sevilla FC won 2–1 away, and the Turkish was sent off for a reckless challenge, after just eight minutes
    8.50
    2 votes
    42

    Kemal Tokak

    Kemal Tokak (born 25 April 1989) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Samsunspor in the Süper Lig.
    10.00
    1 votes
    43

    Özgürcan Özcan

    Özgürcan Özcan (born April 10, 1988 in Antalya, Turkey), is a Turkish football player, who plays as a forward. He is currently playing for Karşıyaka. He won a World Fair-Play award after informing the referee that he scored a goal with his hand in a match between Galatasaray and Denizlispor youth teams. The goal was cancelled and he was shown a yellow card. He has been trained by the Galatasaray youth department and was chosen for the professional team by Gheorghe Hagi in the 2004/2005 season. He never appeared in any official match squad. He made his debut in a Turkish Cup match against Mersin İdman Yurdu, on October 27, 2005. He scored a goal in the same match. Turkish legendary striker Hakan Şükür has said, "Özgürcan is a new product of Galatasaray football academy. He is my 'crown prince'(heir apparent)". This statement raised expectations from him by the media. He has many important features as a striker (i.e.) good at jumping, heading, stamina and composure despite his young age. " Özgürcan was lent out on loan to Kayserispor in the season of 2006/2007. Once again he is loaned to Gaziantepspor for the season of 2007/2008. Özgürcan was loaned out Sakaryaspor during the August
    10.00
    1 votes
    44
    Şenol Güneş

    Şenol Güneş

    Şenol Güneş (pronounced [ˈʃenoɫ ˈɟyneʃ]; born 1 June 1952 in Trabzon) is a former Turkish footballer, manager and philosopher. His biggest accomplishment to date is coaching the Turkey that won the bronze medal in the 2002 World Cup. Güneş is married and has two children. Güneş began his amateur career at Erdoğdu Gençlik as a goalkeeper. Shortly after he was recruited for the Trabzonspor development team, he began playing for the senior team soon after. He played for Trabzonspor for twelve years between 1975 and 1987. During this period he won six league championships. He was part of the "Trabzonpor Efsanesi" (literally "The Legend of Trabzonspor", a name given by the Turkish press) along with other local players such as Turgay Semercioğlu, Necmi Perekli, and Ali Kemal Denizci. Güneş has 31 caps for the Turkey national football team, five of which as the captain. His managerial career started at Trabzonspor, where he was the assistant manager before being promoted. He came close to winning the championship in 1996, after leading all season, but in the end his team came second. In the same year, Trabzonspor also played in the UEFA Cup where they were knocked out by Schalke 04. He
    10.00
    1 votes
    45
    Tuncay Şanlı

    Tuncay Şanlı

    Tuncay Şanlı (pronounced [t̪unˈd͡ʒäj ˈʃänɫɯ]; born 16 January 1982), or simply Tuncay, is a Turkish footballer who plays for VfL Wolfsburg. His natural position is as a striker, but he can also play as an attacking midfielder or on either wing. He was in the Turkey team that finished in third place in both the 2003 Confederations Cup and the 2008 European Championships. He caught the eye of Turkish Süper Lig giants Fenerbahçe in 2002 at the age of 20 after impressive displays for his hometown club Sakaryaspor in the Turkish second tier. He signed a five-year contract with Fenerbahçe, and during this time, he won the Turkish league title on three occasions. He made his competitive debut for Fenerbahçe in a Süper Lig match against Gaziantepspor on 11 September 2002. On 8 December 2004, Tuncay became only the second person to ever score a Champions League hat-trick against Manchester United, and the first Turkish person to score a hattrick in the Champions League. Tuncay always stated that his dream was to eventually play for a European Club, and moved away from Fenerbahçe on a Bosman transfer. During his five years at the club, he scored a total of 12 Champions League goals in 26
    10.00
    1 votes
    46

    Bekir Ozan Has

    Bekir Ozan Has (born 18 February 1985) is a Turkish footballer playing for the club Gaziantepspor. He was one of the young players of Bursaspor whom coach Samet Aybaba trusted and gave the opportunity to play 2007–2008 season. He's regarded as a promising central midfielder.
    6.67
    3 votes
    47
    Hakan Şükür

    Hakan Şükür

    Hakan Şükür (born 1 September 1971) is a retired Turkish footballer who played as a striker. He spent the majority of his professional career with Galatasaray, being a three-time Gol Kralı (Goal King, title and award given to the annual top goalscorer of the Süper Lig), representing the club in three different spells and winning a total of 14 major titles. Şükür represented Turkey a total of 112 times, scoring 51 goals, making him the nation's top goalscorer and 19th in the world. One of the most prolific strikers of the modern era, he netted 383 goals throughout his club career, as well as the fastest ever in a World Cup, in 2002. He retired from football in 2008, only scoring once in single digits for his main team in 13 seasons; nicknamed the "Bull of the Bosphorus", he was renowned for his heading ability. Born in Adapazarı, Sakarya Province, Şükür began his football career with local club Sakaryaspor, making his professional debut shortly after his 17th birthday. His first goal came in a match against Eskişehirspor on 26 February 1989: with the match tied 2–2, he entered the pitch as a substitute and scored the winning goal. He went on to score a further 18 Süper Lig goals in
    6.67
    3 votes
    48

    Aykut Akgün

    Aykut Akgün (born 18 September 1987) is a Turkish professional footballer. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Trabzonspor in the Süper Lig.
    8.00
    2 votes
    49

    Ahmet Yıldırım

    Ahmet Yıldırım (born 25 February 1974 in Amasya) was a Turkish professional footballer who played lastly as a defender for Adanaspor in the TFF First League before finishing 2008-2009 season. He is currently sports director of Mersin İdmanyurdu. Yıldırım has played for Fenerbahçe S.K., Samsunspor, Ankaragücü, İstanbulspor A.Ş., Galatasaray S.K., Beşiktaş J.K. and Ankaraspor in the Turkish Süper Lig. Yıldırım appeared in four matches for the senior Turkey national football team, his debut was a second half substitute in a friendly against Ukraine on 12 February 2003. He also appeared in one match at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.
    6.33
    3 votes
    50
    Arda Turan

    Arda Turan

    Arda Turan (born 30 January 1987) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid and the Turkish national team, as a left winger. At the age of 22, prior to the 2009–10 season he was made the captain of Galatasaray. Arda already has 50 senior national caps and 12 goals for Turkey, and following a successful Euro 2008 campaign, he was ranked 8th in a selection of the 100 Best Young Football Players in the World, published by Spanish magazine Don Balón in July 2008. In January 2011, Arda was voted as the third most popular European footballer of 2009, and the 14th most popular footballer in the world, by the IFFHS. Arda is a product of the Galatasaray youth. He was promoted to first team by Gheorghe Hagi in 2004–05 season, making his official debut against Bursaspor in a Turkish Cup match on 22 January 2005. He had a spell on loan to fellow Super Lig side Manisaspor in the second half of the 2005–06 season. He was recalled the for the start of the following 2006–07 season, and quickly broke into the first team. It was during this time that he received his first senior international call up. Arda helped Galatasaray to qualify to the Champions League group stage. Arda continued
    6.33
    3 votes
    51

    Oktay Derelioğlu

    Oktay Derelioğlu (born 17 December 1975) is Turkish former international footballer. Derelioğlu played as a forward and is notable for his goal against Belgium during the qualifying rounds of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The goal started at midfield before Derelioğlu jinked past six Belgian defenders, one of them twice, mimicking Diego Maradona's "Goal of the Century". Derelioğlu holds the record for most goals in European competitions for Beşiktaş with 14. Derelioğlu was born in Istanbul and began his club career with local club Fatih Karagümrük. He made his debut at the age of 14, coming on as a substitute in the 66th minute. In two seasons with the club, Derelioğlu netted five times in 20 matches. Trabzonspor transferred him the following season. With Trabzonspor, Derelioğlu didn't find many chances, featuring twice in his first and only season with the club. He scored four times in three matches for the youth team. Beşiktaş transferred him at the start of the 1993–94 season. Derelioğlu made his debut on 29 August 1993, starting alongside the likes of Feyyaz Uçar, Sergen Yalçın, and Rıza Çalımbay. Derelioğlu scored nine times in 27 matches during his first season. Derelioğlu
    6.33
    3 votes
    52

    Korcan Çelikay

    Korcan Çelikay (born 31 December 1987) is a Turkish professional football goalkeeper. Çelikay had started his career at İstanbulspor in 2004 and joined Beşiktaş at the end of that season. He played at youth team until his promotion to senior squad in 2006–07 season by Jean Tigana. Yet to play for Beşiktaş for senior level, he was loaned out to Istanbul side Tepecik Belediyespor to play at TFF Third League in 2007–08 season. In 2009–10 season, he made his senior level league debut against the season-end champion Bursaspor, he entered the game on 43rd minute right after the veteran first keeper of team Rüştü been injured, on 17th match-day, in which the team suffered a 3–2 home loss, on December 18, 2009, Friday. Following his debut, he played twice at Türkiye Kupası for the team up against Manisaspor and Konya Şekerspor due to the respective injuries of Rüştü and Hakan, the main choices for the goal. On 14th July 2011 he was arrested because of match-fixing in Süper Lig last game Sivasspor-Fenerbahçe. Çelikay was called up 10 times for national youth football team, 2 times for U-18, 7 times for U-19, 1 time for U-21; sum of 10 times. During his national team experience, he has been
    7.50
    2 votes
    53

    Turgut Doğan Şahin

    Turgut Doğan Şahin (born 2 February 1988) is a Turkish professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Gaziantepspor in the Süper Lig. Şahin was born in Tarsus, Mersin. He began his footballing career as an 11 year old with Yeşilova Yeni Ufukspor. He was transferred to Sefaköy Özmuratspor in 1999, and earned a transfer to Samsunspor in 2004. After spending a season playing for the A2 team, where he scored 11 goals in 26 matches, Şahin was signed to a five-year professional contract. He made his debut as a substitute on 9 December 2006, coming on for Mustafa Çiçek in a match against Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor. Şahin played a total two matches that season. He did not receive many chances at the beginning of the 2007–08 season, but slowly found a place in Orhan Kapucu's team. On 17 February 2008, he scored a goal in the final minutes against Orduspor to help save Samsunspor from defeat. It was his first professional league goal. At the beginning of the 2008–09 season, Şahin was a starter in the Samsunspor side. However, he was unable to score a goal in the first seven matches of the season. Several weeks later, in a match against Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor,
    7.50
    2 votes
    54

    Yalçın Ayhan

    Yalçın Ayhan (born May 1, 1982 in İstanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays as a central defender for Orduspor in the Turkish Super League.
    7.50
    2 votes
    55

    Necati Ateş

    Necati Ateş (born 3 January 1980) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Galatasaray SK in the Süper Lig, as a forward. Ateş made his professional debut with Altay SK and Adanaspor, scoring for both at an impressive rate. In 2004, he signed with Süper Lig giants Galatasaray SK. In 2005–06, Ateş played an integral part in Galatasaray's 16th league championship. However, on 25 July 2007, club manager Karl-Heinz Feldkamp officially reported to the board he was not planning to use the player in the upcoming campaign, which resulted in a transfer list; he split (always on loan) the campaign between Ankaraspor and Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, scoring 11 goals in total. For 2008–09, another loan ensued, as Ateş joined Real Sociedad. Though heavily featured, he only managed to score once, and the Basque side finished sixth, thus failing to return to La Liga. In the 2009 summer, after more than 100 official matches (with over 50 goals), Galtasaray released Ateş. He immediately joined fellow first-divisioner Antalyaspor, ranking joint-third in the topscorers' list, as the club finished ninth. In the last day of January 2012 transfer window, Ateş signed a six-month contract with old club
    9.00
    1 votes
    56
    Nuri Şahin

    Nuri Şahin

    Nuri Kazım Şahin (Turkish pronunciation: [nuːˈɾɪ cäːˈzɯm ˈʃäːhin]; born 5 September 1988) is a German-born Turkish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga and the Turkish national team. Since May 2011, he is also a German citizen. On 9 May 2011, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid agreed on a deal to sign a six-year contract with the transfer fee of €10 million during the summer transfer window. On 6 August 2005, at the age of 16 years and 334 days, Şahin set a record by becoming the youngest player to have played in the Bundesliga, later becoming the youngest player to score in the Bundesliga on 25 November, scoring for Borussia Dortmund against 1. FC Nuremberg. On 5 July 2007, Şahin was transferred to Feyenoord in the Dutch Eredivisie on a one-year loan agreement, where he was reunited with Bert van Marwijk, his former coach at Borussia Dortmund. Şahin returned to Dortmund, where he played an important role in the 2009–10 season, starting 33 out of 34 matches. He ended the season with four goals and eight assists. Şahin won the Bundesliga title with Dortmund in the 2010–11 season. After a strong season, in which he scored seven and made eight
    9.00
    1 votes
    57

    Uğur Demirok

    Uğur Demirok (born July 8, 1988 in Eyüp, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Kartalspor in the TFF First League.
    9.00
    1 votes
    58

    Gökhan Emreciksin

    Gökhan Emreciksin (born 10 September 1984) is a Turkish professional footballer. He currently plays as a winger for Konyaspor in the Süper Lig. Emreciksin transferred from Turkish Super League side Ankaragücü, in which he scored 7 goals in 39 appearances, and moved to Fenerbahçe on January 3, 2009, signing a 4,5 year contract. He was signed together with Abdülkadir Kayalı, also transferred from Ankaragücü. He previously played for Turkish teams Boluspor and Bandırmaspor before moving on to Ankaragücü. He was brought up through the youth ranks of Istanbul Sinopspor also spending about 2 years in the Galatasaray youth team. Emreciksin was handed the number 20 shirt, which was last held by Fenerbahçe's Brazilian captain Alex, who now has the number 10, he was sent to Kayserispor in Exchange of Mehmet Topuz and € 9 million. His first and currently only call up to the Turkish national football team was on March 26, 2008 which was a friendly against the Belarus national football team.
    7.00
    2 votes
    59
    Gökhan Gönül

    Gökhan Gönül

    Gökhan Gönül (born 4 January 1985) is a Turkish international footballer who currently plays as a right back for Fenerbahçe. Gönül is also a senior international for Turkey with 20 caps to his name. Gönül was born in Karaköy, Samsun, where he and his family lived before moving to Bursa when Gönül was six years old. His uncle signed him up with Bursayolspor's youth squad in 1999, and Gönül began his footballing career as a goalkeeper. However, after several other young goalkeepers signed with the club, Gönül was moved to the outfield. After putting in several performances, Gönül was told he would not play goalkeeper again. At first, Gönül played football as a hobby and something to play when there was nothing else to do. He began taking the sport more seriously when his coach at the time, Mehmet Kirazoğlu, took him under his wing and trained him individually. Soon after, Gönül played in a senior match against 30-year olds; Gönül was 13 at the time. Gönül played several positions before he could find his spot, lacing up as a libero, midfielder, and forward at various levels. Gönül was the captain of the 14-16 team at Bursayolspor, and helped the club to a 3-3 draw with Bursaspor,
    7.00
    2 votes
    60

    Hami Mandıralı

    Hami Mandıralı (born July 20, 1968 in Arsin, Trabzon, Turkey) a Turkish former footballer. He played for Trabzonspor nearly all of his career, and is considered one of the most famous and talented Turkish footballers of all time. Mandıralı joined Trabzonspor aged 10, and continued on to make his professional debut in 1985, aged 17. He quickly established himself as one of the most consistent finishers of his time. He became a regular in the Turkey national team, and was always near the top of the goalscorers charts. Mandıralı proved his reputation was deserved by scoring many goals in European competition. In all, he scored 23 goals in European football. Mandıralı was particularly famous for his free-kicks, from which he scored many times in his career. He did not try and curl the ball, like most of his more illustrious colleagues in the art of scoring free-kicks. Instead, he would unleash thunderous shots that would fly past or through walls and leave the goalkeeper standing motionless. In this manner his style is similar with Roberto Carlos. In 1998, he joined the German club Schalke 04 for DM7 million (€3.5 million), but remained there for one year only. He was transferred back
    8.00
    1 votes
    61
    Leon Osman

    Leon Osman

    Leon Osman (born 17 May 1981) is an English football player who plays for Everton in the Premier League. He has spent his whole career as an Everton player, though he has spent time on loan at Carlisle United and Derby County. Osman was born in Billinge Higher End, Wigan in Greater Manchester to a Turkish Cypriot father and an English mother. He grew up in Skelmersdale and Huyton, on Merseyside, attending Up Holland High School and Winstanley College. He joined the Everton Academy and was part of the team that won the 1998 FA Youth Cup. Following the cup victory Osman sustained a knee injury which kept him from playing for a year. Through his father he is eligible to play for Turkey or Cyprus. Through his mother he is able to play for England. Osman was loaned to Carlisle United in October 2002, where he scored once in the league against Macclesfield Town and a brace against Oldham Athletic in the LDV Vans Trophy and was awarded Player of the Year by the club. He was granted a one year extension to his Everton contract in the summer of 2003, but failed to break into the first team until the end of the 2003–04 season. Instead, he was again loaned out, this time to Derby County. He
    8.00
    1 votes
    62
    Mevlüt Erdinç

    Mevlüt Erdinç

    Mevlüt Erdinç (born 25 February 1987) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays for Stade Rennais F.C. as a striker. He is both a Turkish and a French citizen. His surname is commonly spelt Erding by the French media. In January 2010 he received a medal of honour from his town of birth, Saint-Claude. Erdinç was promoted from Sochaux's academy to the first-team squad in the 2005–06 Ligue 1 season, scoring a last-minute goal on his debut to gift his side a 1–0 victory away at AC Ajaccio. Despite early promise, it wasn't until the 2007–08 season that he was finally able to hold down a first team place – becoming the club's top-scorer with 11 goals in 28 appearances. He scored in the 1–0 win against Grenoble on the final day of the 2008–09 season. Sochaux needed at least a point in order to confirm their top flight status in Ligue 1 for next season. He was their leading goal scorer for the 2008–09 season with 12 goals. Mevlüt signed for Paris Saint-Germain on 28 June 2009 on a four year contract, for a reported €9 million. Having previously scored 11 goals in the league for the past two seasons for relegation-threatened Sochaux, there was a lot of speculation about his future prior
    8.00
    1 votes
    63

    Ekrem Dağ

    Ekrem Hayyam Dağ (born 5 December 1980 in Mardin, Turkey) is a Turkish-Austrian footballer currently playing for Turkish club Beşiktaş J.K. Dağ started his career at SVL Flavia Solva but joined the youth team of SK Sturm Graz in 1997 where he made his professional debut four years later. In the summer of 2005 he returned to the land of his birth and signed for Gaziantepspor. In the summer of 2008, after three seasons in Gaziantep, Dağ signed in summer 2008 for Beşiktaş J.K. Dağ is an allrounder and has played as right back, winger, right midfielder or in the left midfield. Dağ was born in Turkey but came to Austria with his family when he was 8 years old. His father was a Gastarbeiter. Dağ grew up in Leibnitz and holds Austrian and Turkish dual nationality, making him eligible for both countries. Dağ chose Austria over Turkey, and was due to make his debut on 31 May 2009, however this dream was stopped by injury. Dağ was called up to the Austrian national team again on 10 October 2009 for the game against Lithuania, but was an unused substitute. His first cap eventually came in a friendly against Denmark on 3 March 2010. Austria won the match 2–1.
    6.50
    2 votes
    64

    Serdar Özbayraktar

    Serdar Özbayraktar (born November 22, 1981 in Hopa, Turkey), is a Turkish football player currently playing for Eskişehirspor in the striker and right winger positions. He has impressive speed and power on the right line. He does a fascinating show with Eskişehirspor supporters after matches when they win.
    6.50
    2 votes
    65

    Alper Balaban

    Alper Balaban (August 1, 1987, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg  – April 12, 2010) was a Turkish-German footballer who started his career with Fenerbahçe. Alper Balaban was raised in Gemmingen and Heilbronn. He began his career with German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. In 2005, he was transferred to Fenerbahçe. He made his debut in a Turkish Cup match against Sivasspor on November 11, 2006 and was brought on in the 82nd minute. Balaban played 58 times for Fenerbahçe PAF and scored 16 goals. On April 5, 2010, he was involved in a car accident in Bretten, Germany, and died on April 12, 2010.
    6.00
    2 votes
    66

    İlker Avcıbay

    İlker Avcıbay (born 1 October 1978) is a Turkish professional footballer. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Manisaspor in the Süper Lig. Avcıbay moved to Elazığspor in 2000. He has spent his entire career in Turkey, playing for Denizlispor, Altay, Antalyaspor, Adana Demirspor and Konyaspor. He joined Manisaspor on loan during the second half of the 2008-09 season, before making the move permanent at the end of the season.
    6.00
    2 votes
    67

    Özden Öngün

    Özden Öngün (born 10 September 1978) is a Turkish international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Gaziantepspor in the Süper Lig. He has one international cap for Turkey. He has also played for Konyaspor, Kocaelispor, Sakaryaspor, Kartalspor, Kayserispor and MKE Ankaragücü Öngün is married to the Turkish Cypriot model Korla.
    6.00
    2 votes
    68
    Tolga Zengin

    Tolga Zengin

    Tolga Zengin (born October 10, 1983 in Hopa, Turkey) is a Turkish football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Trabzonspor, a Turkish club. Standing at 192 cm (almost 6'4") and weighing 81 kg (about 179 lbs), he wears the number 29 jersey. His impressive performances at the start of the 2006–07 season earned him a call-up to the Turkey national football team squad for a friendly against Luxembourg in August 2006. Tolga was on the Turkish squad at UEFA Euro 2008. In response to several players being unable to play due to sanctions or injuries, manager Fatih Terim hinted that he might have been called up as a field player, a testimony to his versatility. Turkey eventually made it to the semifinals, losing to Germany 2–3. Recently, Tolga has gained a lot of attention in Europe and all over the world with his shutout performance in an away game in UEFA Champions League against Internazionale in the 2011-12 season. His team Trabzonspor beat Internazionale 1-0 in that game, where he saved all 8 shots on target. He stated that this game against Inter was his best performance in his entire career.
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    Barış Başdaş

    Barış Başdaş born (17 January 1990) is a Turkish professional footballer who currently plays as a center back for Kasımpaşa in the Süper Lig. He is also a youth international. Başdaş began his career with local club 1. FC Köln. He played in the youth teams of the club before transferring to Alemannia Aachen in 2006. Başdaş played a season with the U-17 squad, before being promoted to the U-19 team. He was transferred to Kasımpaşa in 2009.
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    Gökdeniz Karadeniz

    Gökdeniz Karadeniz

    Gökdeniz Karadeniz (born 11 January 1980 in Giresun) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays for FC Rubin Kazan. Karadeniz played his first professional match for Trabzonspor in the 1999–00 season at the senior level and made ten appearances. He was at first used in defensive roles by his manager, but was gradually given a more and more offensive role in the team until the 2003–04 season when he was given a much freer rein in midfield. His lightning step and effective understanding with teammate Fatih Tekke enabled him to lead the clubs scorers that season with 13 goals. On 13 March 2008, he signed a 5 year deal with the Russian club Rubin Kazan worth € 8.7 million. Karadeniz mentioned that it was sad for him to leave Turkey and also said he chose the club because he felt that if he had joined a big team in Europe his club would not have gotten as much money for him. Karadeniz also said that another factor that persuaded him is that the region the club is from has a large Muslim population (Tatarstan) and Karadeniz feels comfortable living amongst people of the same religion as him . With the team he won the Russian Premier League 2008. On 20 October 2009, Karadeniz scored the
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    İbrahim Toraman

    İbrahim Toraman

    İbrahim Toraman (born 20 November 1981 in Sivas), is a Turkish footballer. He plays as a defender in center, right back or in defensive midfielder positions. He currently plays for Beşiktaş J.K. and the national side. His career started with local club Sivas DSİ Spor, playing 6 years at the amateur level. He was named 2nd best player out of all amateur level teams in Turkey. Professionally, Toraman played for Gaziantepspor and attracted attention with his success. In his last 2 years at Gaziantepspor, he was reportedly added to the top of many teams' transfer lists. Toraman, was signed by Istanbul club Beşiktaş J.K. in the 2004/05 pre-season on a 3 year contract with a transfer fee of $2.5 million. He is known for his speed, aerial ability, heading and tackling skills. He is considered as one of Turkey's best defenders.
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    Lefter Küçükandonyadis

    Lefter Küçükandonyadis (Greek: Λευτέρης Αντωνιάδης, Lefteris Antoniadis) (22 December 1924 – 13 January 2012) was a Turkish football player of Greek descent, who is recognised as one of the greatest footballers to play for Turkey. Born as the son of a fisherman and a tailor, his parents' names were Christofis and Argyro. He grew up with ten other brothers and sisters. He started his footballing career in Büyükada (an island in Istanbul) but professionally played first with Taksim SK, a club based in the European sector Istanbul. Küçükandonyadis transferred to Fenerbahçe in 1947, achieving instant success. He was the first Turkish footballer to play abroad, playing during 1951–1953 for ACF Fiorentina in Italy and OGC Nice in France. Returning to Fenerbahçe, he won two Istanbul League titles and later, after the start of the Turkish national league, three Turkish League (1959, 1961 and 1964) championship titles. In the season 1953–1954, he was the top scorer in the Turkish league. Küçükandonyadis scored in all a total of 423 goals in 615 games for Fenerbahçe. After ending his career in Turkey in 1964, Küçükandonyadis played a single season in Greece with AEK Athens FC. He
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    Samet Aybaba

    Samet Aybaba is a Turkish football coach and former football defender. He was born in 2 March 1955 in Adana. He began football career in İskenderunspor. He transferred to Beşiktaş JK in 1977–78 season. He played as defender and midfielder in Beşiktaş JK. He capped a long-time for Beşiktaş JK. He played 334 matches for Beşiktaş and scored 7 goals. He won 2 League Championships, 1 Presidentship Cup, 1 Prime Ministry Cup and 2 TSDY Cups and retired after finishing 1987–88 season. He coached clubs like Ankaragücü, Kayseri Erciyesspor, Vanspor, Adana Demirspor, Gençlerbirliği, Gaziantepspor, Trabzonspor and Ankaraspor. Aybaba won two Turkish Cups one with Genclerbirligi in an exciting final against Fenerbahçe SK and one with Trabzonspor. He also won the Efes Pilsen tournament with Trabzonspor defeating Fenerbahçe SK in the final. He signed a new contact with Bucaspor as a new coach on October 7, 2010.
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    Onur Kıvrak

    Onur Kıvrak

    Onur Recep Kıvrak (born 1 January 1988) is a Turkish international footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Trabzonspor in the Süper Lig. His nickname is Butterfly which is given by Trabzonspor fans due to having incredible saves. Onur made his debut in the 2–0 friendly victory over Northern Ireland on 26 May 2010, having worked his way through the youth teams at U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 level. He has injured on his right knee in Super League match against Kasımpaşa S.K. on 13 March 2011 in which he is expected to be out for 6 months.
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    Volkan Yaman

    Volkan Yaman (born August 27, 1982 in Munich) is a German born Turkish professional football player. He currently plays for Turkish side Eskişehirspor. Yaman is known with his powerful shots. Yaman has made his debut for Antalyaspor in Çaykur Rizespor match on August 6, 2006. He has also been called to Turkish national team, debuting on May 24, 2006 in Turkey's 3–3 draw with Belgium in Fenix Stadion, Genk. The left winger won Turkcell Super League 2007-08 with Galatasaray.
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    Gökay Iravul

    Gökay Iravul (born 18 October 1992) is a Turkish professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Fenerbahçe in the Süper Lig. Iravul began his footballing career with local club Denizlispor in 2001, starting with the Junior Team (10–12 years old). After one year, Iravul was promoted to the Star Team (12–14) and began playing for the B Youth Team (14–16) soon after. Iravul impressed Fenerbahçe scouts at a B Youth Team match between Denizlispor and Fenerbahçe and was signed by the Istanbul club a year later. Iravul signed his first professional contract with Fenerbahçe on 3 July 2007. He began with playing with the Super Youth Team (16–18) in 2008, totaling three goals in 29 appearances. The following season, Iravul was promoted to the A2 squad. Iravul has scored seven goals in 30 appearances in the A2 League. Fenerbahçe signed him to a three-year contract extension at the start of the 2010–11 season and the midfielder was included in the squad for pre-season preparations. Iravul earned his first senior team call-up under Aykut Kocaman and made his professional debut against Gençlerbirliği on 2 October 2010, coming on as a substitution for Mamadou Niang in the 88th
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    Ümit Korkmaz

    Ümit Korkmaz

    Ümit Korkmaz (born 17 September 1985) is an Austrian footballer of Turkish descent who plays as a winger for German club Eintracht Frankfurt and the Austrian national team. He was born in Vienna. Korkmaz was signed by a fifth division club at the age of 18. He was soon discovered by scouts of Rapid Wien and transferred to the club. Brought through the ranks of Rapid, Korkmaz played two seasons with the side. In June 2008, Korkmaz agreed to join German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. He signed a four-year contract that runs until 30 June 2012. In January 2011, Eintracht Frankfurt loaned Kormaz, who had not had many chances to play for the club that season, to 2. Bundesliga club VfL Bochum. He received his first call-up for Austria in summer 2007 but only made his debut prior to Euro 2008. He was also included in the 23-man squad for the tournament.
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    Cumhur Yılmaztürk

    Cumhur Yılmaztürk (born January 5, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer playing as midfielder for Çaykur Rizespor in the TFF First League.
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    Serdar Aziz

    Serdar Aziz (born 23 October 1990) is a Turkish professional footballer. He currently plays as a center back for Bursaspor in the Süper Lig. Aziz was born in Bursa. His father was born in Bitola, Macedonia. His mother was also born in Bursa. He has two older siblings, one brother and one sister. Aziz's father was an amateur footballer in Bursa. At the age of 10, Aziz enrolled in a football school in Bursa. He spent 2 months at the school before he was signed to a youth contract by Bursaspor. Aziz was originally played in midfield due to his small stature. However, Aziz pleaded his coach to play him as a center back because he believed he wasn't good enough technically to play in midfield. Aziz had a growth spurt soon after, which cemented his position at stopper. Raşit Çetiner called Aziz up to the senior squad in 2006. Although he didn't make his debut, Aziz was allowed to train alongside the senior players. He was loaned to feeder club Bursa Merinosspor for the 2007–08 season. Aziz wasn't open to the move, but warmed up to the idea after he realized the club was virtually one and the same with Bursaspor. He admitted the physical nature of the TFF Third League helped aid his
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    Ümit Davala

    Ümit Davala (born 30 July 1973) is a Turkish former international footballer who is currently an assistant manager of Galatasaray. Davala played with VfR Mannheim, ASV Feudenheim, Türkspor Mannheim, Afyonspor, Genclerbirligi, Diyarbakırspor and Istanbulspor AS before joining Galatasaray in 1997. He won three successive Turkish championships. In 2000, he helped the club to win the Turkish Football Cup by scoring two goals in the final against Beşiktaş. In same year, he helped the club win the UEFA Cup final against Arsenal and the European Super Cup against Real Madrid. In September 2001, Davala transferred to A.C. Milan in a 5 million euro deal. He made the transfer because he wanted to follow his former coach at Galatasaray, Fatih Terim, who had been named head coach of Milan. But in November, Terim was fired and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, after which Ümit lost his first-team place. In the summer of 2002, he was sold to Internazionale Milano in exchange for Dario Šimić, but was immediately loaned back to Galatasaray. In July 2003, Ümit was loaned to Werder Bremen, helping the club win the German Championship and German Cup. In July 2004, he was signed permanently, but injuries
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    Yiğit İncedemir

    Yiğit İncedemir (born 9 March 1985) is a Turkish professional footballer who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Manisaspor in the Süper Lig. He is also a youth international, earning caps at the Turkey U-15, U-18, and U-19 levels. İncedemir began his amateur career with Güraltay in 1997. İzmirspor transferred him in 1999, before transferring him to Karşıyaka in 2003. He spent four years with the club before joining Adana Demirspor in 2007. Manisaspor signed him in 2008. İncedemir made his senior debut for the Turkish national team after being chosen by Guus Hiddink to play against Netherlands. İncedemir came on as a substitute for Selçuk İnan on the 90th minute. and Turkey lost the game 1-0.
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    Kerem Şeras

    Kerem Şeras

    Kerem Şeras (born 1 January 1984 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish football player. He currently plays midfielder for Antalyaspor in the Turkcell Super League.
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    Ertuğrul Sağlam

    Ertuğrul Sağlam (born 19 November 1969) is a Turkish football coach and former player. He is currently the coach of Süper Lig club Bursaspor. He was recently voted one of the top 20 most promising coaches by respected football magazine Champions. In 2006 he won the now defunct Intertoto Cup, with Kayserispor of Turkey. He has previously managed two of the clubs he had played for, those being Samsunspor and Beşiktaş. On 16 May 2010, Bursaspor won the Super Lig after beating defending champions Beşiktaş 2–1 at home. They won the league by just one point above second placed Fenerbahçe, although they had an 11 point gap over third placed Galatasaray. Bursaspor had the strongest strikeforce and the second strongest defence, of all teams in the league. It was manager Sağlam's first full season in charge having taken over in January 2009, and it is the first time he, and Bursaspor, won the league. As a player he scored 11 goals in 30 appearances for Turkey, and was selected for the Euro 1996 squad. He began his career playing for Fenerbahçe Youth but never played a professional game with the club and signed for Gaziantepspor. He spent nine years playing for Samsunspor during two spells,
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    İlhan Mansız

    İlhan Mansız (born 10 August 1975) is a former Turkish football player. After his Japan journey, he signed a contract with Hertha BSC but because of his injury, he never had a chance to play for the first team. His contract was cancelled due to a clause in the contract saying that if his knee was injured again, they would release him. After his short stint with Hertha BSC, İlhan signed a one year contract with Turkish club Ankaragücü. He was slowly but surely coming back from his plague of injuries and helping Ankaragücü in the Turkcell Super League. Before 2006–07 season, he declared his decision to retire from football. As of 2007 there were rumors that he was getting training in Los Angeles, USA to make a come back to football. These rumors are revealed by İlhan Mansız and he declared to sign contract with Ankaragücü again. However, this final comeback attempt was abandoned before the 2007/08 season, as he announced his retirement. He gained international recognition at Istanbul's Beşiktaş J.K., and was later acquired by the Vissel Kobe football club in Japan. After a car accident in 2007, it seemed the career of İlhan Mansız had ended. In July 2009, after seven knee operations,
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    Mehmet Aurélio

    Mehmet Aurélio

    Marco Aurélio Brito dos Prazeres (born 15 December 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), or simply Mehmet Aurélio, is a Brazilian-born naturalised Turkish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Beşiktaş in the Süper Lig. The midfielder started his career in the country of his birth with Flamengo, where he made over 100 appearances, before joining Olaria. He moved to Turkey with Trabzonspor in June 2001 and on to Fenerbahçe in June 2003, where he has become a key member of the squad. During his time in Turkey he has won a number of honours, including the three league titles and the Turkish Super Cup with Fenerbahce and the Turkish Cup with Trabzonspor. He would then leave for Spanish side Real Betis playing 69 games and scoring 6 goals before returning to Turkey on free transfer, signing a 2-year contract with Beşiktaş. His wage would be basic salary plus bonus per number of game he played. On 11 May 2011, he converted his penalty in the shootout as the Istanbul team won the Turkish Cup against İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor (4–3, 2–2 after extra time). Mehmet Aurélio made his debut for Turkey in August 2006 against Luxembourg. He was a regular for Fatih Terim's side during their
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    Nicolae Grigore

    Nicolae Grigore is a Romanian football player. His current club is Rapid Bucureşti where he plays as a defensive midfielder.
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    Volkan Demirel

    Volkan Demirel

    Volkan Demirel (born 27 October 1981) is a Turkish goalkeeper who plays for the Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe and is also the goalkeeper for the Turkey national football team. Demirel was the starting goalkeeper of the Fenerbahçe side that reached the quarter-finals of the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League. He was also the starting goalkeeper of the Turkey side that reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2008. Demirel married Miss Belgium 2009 Zeynep Sever on 21 September 2010. Demirel was born in Fatih, İstanbul. He joined Kartalspor as an 18-year old in 1999 and became the starting goalkeeper the following year. Demirel played in 51 matches over the next two seasons, earning a transfer to Fenerbahçe at the start of the 2002 season. Originally backing up Rüştü Reçber and Recep Biler, Demirel made his debut for the club on 26 April 2003. After Reçber's transfer to Barcelona, Demirel competed in 19 league matches, splitting time with Biler (who played in 14 matches). He also featured in three Turkish Cup matches and won the 2003-4 Süper Lig title with Fenerbahçe. The following season, Demirel won another Süper Lig title, but was relegated to the bench after Rüştü Reçber returned to the club
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    Rıdvan Şimşek

    Rıdvan Şimşek (born 17 January 1991) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a right wingback for Elazığspor, on loan from Beşiktaş in the Süper Lig. Named by his father, inspired by Rıdvan Dilmen, a prominent striker in Turkish football history, Şimşek began his career with Karşıyaka at the age of 12. He made his professional debut at the age of 17 in a TFF First League match against Kasımpaşa S.K. on September 2008, and became a regular line-up member for the team. Şimşek joined Beşiktaş in June 2009 for 1.25 million TRY.
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    Çağdaş Atan

    Çağdaş Atan (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈtʃaːdaʃ ˈatan]; born 29 February 1980 in İzmir) is a Turkish international footballer who plays as a central defender for Mersin İdman Yurdu. Atan began his career with Altay SK before moving to Marmaris Belediye G.S.K., where he signed his first professional contract, in 2000. He returned to Altay in 2001 and played for two seasons. After that, he signed for Denizlispor and Beşiktaş J.K. On 1 June 2006, he transferred to Trabzonspor, based in the Black Sea port city of Trabzon. He then signed for German club FC Energie Cottbus in the summer of 2008. After just one season at Cottbus, Atan transferred to Swiss side FC Basel on 23 June 2009. He made his Basel debut in a 2–0 defeat to FC St. Gallen on 12 July 2009, at the AFG Arena. Atan has also played and scored for the Turkish national team. He earned both of his caps as a substitute in 2004 and scored once. Basel
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    Emre Belözoğlu

    Emre Belözoğlu

    Emre Belözoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [emˈɾɛ beˈløzoːɫʊ]; born 7 September 1980 in Istanbul) is a Turkish football midfielder who plays for Atlético Madrid. Having also played for clubs Galatasaray, Internazionale, Newcastle United and Fenerbahçe, Emre has been a part of the Turkey national team at the 2002 World Cup and at Euro 2008 among other tournaments. Pelé named Emre in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers as a part of FIFA's centenary celebrations. Emre's inspiration came from his father, who introduced him to football at the Zeytinburnuspor training ground. Emre's mother had seen the problems that her husband had faced through his football career, and thus did not want his son to become a professional football player. His father, however, urged and inspired Emre to embark on a career. The fans of Zeytinburnuspor quickly took an interest in Emre, stating his wonderful control with his left foot. Trainer Salih Bulgurlu noticed his talent and started giving him special training. Salih looked after Emre for four years, teaching him all the basic techniques, improving and harnessing his fitness and stamina dramatically. Emre was quickly discovered by
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    Gökhan Inler

    Gökhan Inler

    Gökhan İnler (Turkish: Gökhan İnler, born 27 June 1984 in Olten) is a Swiss-Turkish football player of who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A side Napoli. İnler started his career at FC Basel, but was later loaned out to FC Schaffhausen. In the beginning of the 2004–05 season, Turkish champion Fenerbahçe tried İnler and Önder Çengel in the pre-season training camp program in Germany and signed a four-year contract with both of them. However, then coach Christoph Daum declared that both players were not good enough to play for Fenerbahçe. İnler returned to Switzerland and played for FC Aarau. On 20 March 2005, İnler made his Swiss Super League debut in the FC Aarau 2–3 home defeat against Grasshoppers. In January 2006, he was signed by FC Zürich and was part of the 2005–06 and 2006–07 Swiss Championship winning team. İnler scored his first goal for Udinese in a 2–1 win over Torino F.C.. He scored in the 52nd minute, taking Udinese 2–0 up at the time. On 30 March 2008, İnler scored his second Serie A goal opening the scoring in a 3–1 win over Fiorentina. İnler also set up striker Antonio Di Natale for the winning goal later in the match. In İnler's first season in Italy, he
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    Alpay Özalan

    Alpay Özalan

    Alpay Fehmi Özalan (born 29 May 1973) is a former Turkish footballer. Alpay is currently a member of the management committee of Siirtspor. Alpay is a tall, tough tackling defender, who is more often used as a man marker. He was a superb organiser, and very dominant in the air. Alpay began his career at Altay SK. His performances caught the eyes of the biggest teams in Turkey. In 1993, Alpay signed for Turkish giants Beşiktaş JK. Alpay set a record in the Süper Lig, earning three red cards in the space of six months. He played 148 matches for Besiktas, netting nine times. After six years at Beşiktaş JK, a new deal could not be negotiated. His contact was initially bought by Siirt Jetpaspor, and he was then loaned to Fenerbahce SK. In his sole season at Fenerbahce SK, he played 26 matches, and found the net three times. After superlative performances for his country at Euro 2000, Alpay signed for English club Aston Villa FC. Alpay enjoyed a good first season with Aston Villa FC, becoming a fan favourite of the club. His abilities caught the interest of Arsenal FC and Newcastle United FC. The arrival of Olof Mellberg saw Alpay and the Swedish international produce one of the most
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    Aydın Yılmaz

    Aydın Yılmaz (pronounced [ˈajdɯn jɯɫˈmaz]; born January 29, 1988 in Bakırköy, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer playing as attacking midfielder for Galatasaray in the Süper Lig. Aydın is a product of the Galatasaray Youth Team. Aydın scored the winning goal for Galatasaray against Konyaspor after coming on as a substitute for his debut game in the Turkcell Super League. He was loaned out to Manisaspor on 3 September 2007 but failed to break into the first team and returned to Galatasaray briefly ın December 2007 and was loaned out to İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor. On 4 June 2008 he signed a 5 year deal with his club Galatasaray. Aydın played for the Turkish U-17 team that came 4th in the 2005 world youth championship in Peru. In 4 October 2008, he has been picked up to Turkey to play against Bosnia and Estonia.
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    Ayhan Akman

    Ayhan Akman (pronounced [ajhan akman]; born February 23, 1977 in İnegöl, Turkey) is a retired Turkish footballer. Akman played for İnegölspor, Gaziantepspor and Beşiktaş. He was suspended from football for six months after doping testing positive for banned for used Anabolik Steroid-Metenolone. His transfer from Gaziantepspor to Besiktas in 1998 for $8.75 million, as requested by manager John Toshack made Ayhan the most expensive internal transfer in Turkish football history, until recently. Ayhan delivered his greatest performances for Galatasaray during the 2006–2007 season. Since then, he has been getting more credit from the fans. In the 2007–2008 season, Ayhan played a big role in the championship year for Galatasaray. In the 2008–2009 season, he was an important player under headcoach Michael Skibbe, Ayhan is in the starting line-up from the start of the season and is showing great performances. He is the vice-captain of the Galatasaray squad after Arda Turan. On 12 August Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim has announced that their new captain is Ayhan Akman after Arda Turan's transfer to Atletico Madrid. On 15 February 2012, he announced that he will retire at the end of the
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    Deniz Doğan

    Deniz Doğan (born 20 October 1979) is a German football player of Turkish descent. He has played a variety of positions for Eintracht Braunschweig wearing the number 8. He is the twin brother of SV Meppen defender Hüseyin Doğan.
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    Egemen Korkmaz

    Egemen Korkmaz (born 3 November 1982 in Balıkesir, Turkey) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Beşiktaş. Previously, he played for Balıkesirspor,Kartalspor, Bursaspor and Trabzonspor.
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    Muhammet Demir

    Muhammed Demir is a very talented player. He has been scouted by the english traditional club, West Ham United. He plays for the u-21 Turkish national team, and is seen as a future hope for Turkey. Rumours say that West Ham United was willing to give £1,000,000 for the talented player.
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    Serdar Kurtuluş

    Serdar Kurtuluş

    Serdar Kurtuluş (born 23 July 1987 in Bursa) is a Turkish footballer playing for the club Gaziantepspor and Turkey. His younger brother Serkan is also a footballer playing for Galatasaray. He started playing football in Bursaspor youth team. He made his first team debut on 28 August 2005 against Mardinspor, when he was 18 years old. He scored his only goal against İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor on 2 April 2006. Bursaspor won League A that season and promoted to Turkcell Super League. He was transferred from Bursaspor by Jean Tigana during his re-generation plan for team in 2006–2007 season at the age of 19. Beşiktaş paid Bursaspor $1,000,000 plus Sinan Kaloğlu and Eser Yağmur as exchange players for this transfer. He was playing as a right full-back in Bursaspor, but Jean Tigana tried to adapt him to play as a defensive midfielder as well. He would not be able to score a goal for his team, however, has been very successful in his first season in Beşiktaş as he built his regular place in team's line-up He was sent to Gaziantepspor as part of a part exchange deal. This transfer has been regarded as one of the numerous transfer blunders made by Yıldırım Demirören. He started his
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    Uğur Boral

    Uğur Boral

    Uğur Boral (born 14 April 1982 in İstanbul) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays for Samsunspor. Boral is a gifted play-maker and surprises goalkeepers with his deceptive shot. He is naturally left-footed and can play as a left-sided midfielder or as a left-back, given the situation. Boral began his career in 1995, when he signed with the amateur club Gaziosmanpaşa Karadenizspor. In 1998, he moved to Alibeyköyspor. He was transferred to Gençlerbirliği during the 2000–01 season after his stay with Kocaelispor. In 2006, Boral signed with Fenerbahçe, where he was given the number 25 shirt. He scored two goals on his Champions League debut against CSKA Moscow on Matchday 6 of the 2007–08 season. Boral Signed a 1 year contract for Fenerbahçe which will keep him at the club until 2012. Boral signed Samsunspor on January 7. He was called up to Turkey's Euro 2008 squad and started the semi-final against Germany on 25 June 2008 at St. Jakob-Park, Basel. He scored the opening goal, which was also his first for Turkey. Turkey eventually lost 3–2.
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