Berkant Göktan

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Berkant Göktan
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Personal information
Full name Berkant Göktan
Date of birth (1980-12-12) 12 December 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1987–1989 Helios Munich
1989–1998 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Bayern Munich (A) 42 (20)
1998–2001 Bayern Munich 2 (0)
1999 Borussia M'gladbach (loan) 5 (0)
1999–2000 Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 14 (1)
2001–2004 Galatasaray 41 (9)
2004–2005 Beşiktaş 4 (1)
2005–2006 1. FC Kaiserslautern 7 (1)
2006–2008 TSV 1860 München 37 (20)
2010 Muangthong United 0 (0)
2013–2014 SV Heimstetten 1 (0)
Total 153 (52)
National team
1998–2001 Turkey U21 29 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:40, 8 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Berkant Göktan (born 12 December 1980 in Munich) is a Turkish-German footballer. He was considered one of the hottest prospects in Germany during the late 1990s.[1]

Club career[edit]

Giovanni Trapattoni called him up to train with Bayern's senior squad when he was 16 years old,[1] while Ottmar Hitzfeld granted him his professional debut at age 17. He replaced Hasan Salihamidžić in a 1998–99 UEFA Champions League game against Manchester United with 30 minutes left when the score was 2–1 for Manchester. Bayern ended up tying the game.[1]

In January 1999, he negotiated a loan deal to Borussia Mönchengladbach.[1]

In September 2006, Göktan joined TSV 1860 München in the Bundesliga and became a star of the team. On 21 October 2008, he was released from his contract after being positively tested for Cocaine consumption.[2]

On 21 January 2010, he has signed a one-year contract with Thai Premier League champions Muangthong United who were hoping to qualify for their first ever AFC Champions League.[3] Göktan was the club's first signing under new coach René Desaeyere.[4][5] He left the club without featuring in a single match because of fitness.

Honours[edit]

FC Bayern Munich
Galatasaray SK

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hesse-Lichtenberger, Uli (28 May 2007). "A season of redemption". ESPN. Retrieved 26 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Stürmer Göktan wegen Kokainkonsums fristlos gekündigt" [Forward Göktan terminated without notice due to cocaine use] (in German). Spiegel Online. 21 October 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Seiner Ehefrau zuliebe: Berkant Göktan zieht es nach Thailand" [For his wife's sake: Berkant Göktan moves to Thailand] (in German). spox.com. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Muangthong go for Goktan". The-AFC. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Muangthong United Sign Former Bayern Munich Striker Berkant Goktan". Goal.com. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 

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