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Arda Turan
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Atlético Madrid

Arda
Turan

Midfielder

Date of Birth
Jan 30, 1987
Place of Birth
İstanbul, Turkey
Nationality
Turkey
Height
176 cm
Weight
72 kg
Debut
28 August 2011

Bio

Arda Turan was born in Fatih, İstanbul on 30 January 1987. A winger, who is also capable of playing in a central attacking midfield role, he is known for his technique, dribbling ability and vision. Turan is an extremely creative player, who is often credited with assisting goals for his teammates, but is also able to chip in with goals of his own.

Having started playing youth team football for Altıntepsi Makelspor, Turan joined Galatasaray's academy in 2000 and spent several years there, before making his senior debut in 2005. During the 2005-06 campaign, he was sent on loan to Manisaspor in order to receive more first team opportunities and gain experience. The following year, he returned to Galatasaray, began to make more regular appearances for the side and was able to contribute eight goals in all competitions.

The 2007-08 season brought about major success, as Galatasaray were crowned as Süper Lig champions, with Turan playing a vital role. He contributed eight goals and 21 assists in all competitions, becoming one of the club's most productive players. In 2008-09, his progress continued, as he reached double figures for goals. Ahead of the start of the 2009-10 campaign, he was appointed as club captain, despite being just 21 years old at the time. The consistency of his performances is demonstrated by the fact that he was named Süper Lig Player of the Year for 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10.

At the conclusion of the 2010-11 season, Turan completed a move to Spain, where he joined Atlético Madrid for a fee in excess of €12 million. He quickly found success with the club, contributing to their UEFA Europa League success in 2011-12 with an assist during the final. Later in 2012, he also registered an assist during the side's UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea. For both the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons, he was voted the Best Turkish Player in Europe.

After playing for his country at every youth level from under-16s upwards, Turan made his debut for Turkey's senior national side in 2006 and has since earned more than 50 caps for his country, becoming one of the team's star players. He was involved in Turkey's squad for UEFA Euro 2008, scoring two goals en route to the semi final stage of the competition, where they were eventually eliminated by Germany.

Headlines

Simeone to make late call on key duo

Simeone to make late call on key duo

by Football News

Diego Simeone will make a late decision on the involvement of Diego Costa and Arda Turan before Saturday's UEFA Champions League final... Read more

Costa to miss Champions League final

Costa to miss Champions League final

by Football News

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa looks set to miss the UEFA Champions League final, casting doubt on his FIFA World Cup involvement... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
La Liga
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
La Liga
1924 30 22 8 15 8 3 8 0 0
2012/2013
La Liga
2168 32 26 6 17 6 5 7 0 0
2011/2012
La Liga
2161 33 24 9 17 9 3 10 0 0
2010/2011
Süper Lig
816 12 8 4 3 4 2 3 0 0
2009/2010
Süper Lig
2186 28 26 2 17 0 7 6 0 0
2008/2009
Süper Lig
2471 29 27 2 10 0 8 4 0 1
2007/2008
Süper Lig
0 30 30 0 0 0 7 5 0 0
2006/2007
Süper Lig
0 26 26 0 0 0 5 6 0 0
2005/2006
Süper Lig
0 15 15 0 0 0 2 5 0 1
2004/2005
Süper Lig
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 11726 236 205 31 79 27 42 54 0 2

Transfers & Loans

2011
10 Aug
€ 12,000,000

Games Played

Date Match  
17 May 2014 1 1 0 0 0
11 May 2014 1 1 0 1 0
4 May 2014 2 0 0 1 0
27 Apr 2014 0 1 0 0 0
29 Mar 2014 1 2 0 0 0
26 Mar 2014 1 0 0 0 0
23 Mar 2014 0 2 0 0 0
15 Mar 2014 1 0 0 1 0
2 Mar 2014 2 2 0 1 0
23 Feb 2014 3 0 0 0 0
15 Feb 2014 3 0 0 0 0
8 Feb 2014 2 0 0 0 0
26 Jan 2014 2 4 2 0 0
19 Jan 2014 1 1 0 0 0
11 Jan 2014 0 0 0 0 0
4 Jan 2014 0 1 0 0 0
21 Dec 2013 3 2 0 0 0
15 Dec 2013 3 0 0 0 0
30 Nov 2013 0 2 0 0 0
23 Nov 2013 7 0 0 1 0
10 Nov 2013 1 1 0 0 0
19 Oct 2013 1 0 0 0 0
6 Oct 2013 2 1 0 0 0
28 Sep 2013 0 1 0 1 0
24 Sep 2013 2 1 0 0 0
21 Sep 2013 0 2 0 0 0
14 Sep 2013 4 2 0 0 0
1 Sep 2013 1 2 0 1 0
25 Aug 2013 5 0 1 0 0
18 Aug 2013 1 3 0 1 0