Arda Turan



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 eigh...

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