Gökhan Ünal

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Gökhan Ünal
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Gökhan Ünal playing for Karabükspor
Personal information
Full name Gökhan Ünal
Date of birth (1982-07-23) 23 July 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Ankara, Turkey
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ankaraspor
Number 9
Youth career
1997–1999 Petrol Ofisi Spor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Gençlerbirliği 15 (3)
2001 Hacettepe S.K. (loan) 14 (10)
2002 Ankaraspor (loan) 14 (1)
2002–2003 Yozgatspor (loan) 17 (3)
2003–2008 Kayserispor 112 (60)
2008–2010 Trabzonspor 45 (17)
2010–2012 Fenerbahçe 13 (2)
2011 Istanbul BB (loan) 11 (2)
2011–2012 Kayserispor (loan) 23 (7)
2012– Karabükspor 14 (4)
National team
2006–2009 Turkey 14 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 February 2009

Gökhan Ünal (born 23 July 1982) is a Turkish professional football player who currently plays for Ankaraspor . He was the top goal scorer in the Turkcell Super League 2005/06 season, having scored 25 goals in a single season.[1]

Career[edit]

His goal scoring ability is also apparent in European competitions, where he scored 6 goals in 8 games for Kayserispor during their UEFA Intertoto Cup Campaign in the 2005/6 season, in which they became the first team from Turkey to win the competition.

He has attracted attention from a number of top clubs, namely Galatasaray[2] who tried to sign him during the summer break in 2007, but Kayserispor refused all offers, as well as another from Russian team FC Rubin Kazan for € 6 million.[3] He was transferred to giants Trabzonspor on June 3, 2008.[4]

Fenerbahçe[edit]

On 18 January 2010 Fenerbahce signed the forward from Trabzonspor until June 2013 for €3.5 million plus midfielder Burak Yılmaz, who was on loan at Eskisehirspor until now. Ünal scored his first goal for Fenerbahçe on February 14 against Manisaspor when he scored the equalizing goal in the 97th minute.[5][6]

Unal was sent to İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor on a 6 month loan after his poor start to the season.

Return to Kayserispor[edit]

Ünal was transferred back to his old club Kayserispor for free loan.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Performance
Turkey Turkey Season League Turkish Cup Super Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Istanbul BB SK 2011 11 2 6 2 - - - - 17 4
Total 11 2 6 2 - - - - 17 4
Fenerbahçe 2010–11 3 0 1 0 - - 4 0 8 0
2010 10 2 6 0 0 0 - - 16 2
Total 13 2 7 0 - - 4 0 24 2
Trabzonspor 2009–10 13 2 2 1 - - 2 0 17 3
2008–09 32 15 5 1 - - - - 37 16
Total 45 17 7 2 - - 2 0 54 19
Kayserispor 2007–08 26 11 6 1 - - 8 6 40 18
2006–07 25 16 4 2 - - - - 29 18
2005–06 31 25 7 7 - - - - 38 32
2004–05 30 7 4 1 - - - - 34 8
2003–04 23 11 2 1 - - - - 25 12
Total 135 70 23 12 - - 8 6 166 88
Yimpas Yozgatspor 2002–03 17 3 1 0 - - - - 18 3
Total 17 3 - - - - - - 18 3
Ankaraspor 2002 14 1 - - - - - - 14 1
Total 14 1 - - - - - - 14 1
Hacettepe Spor 2001 14 10 - - - - - - 14 10
Total 14 10 - - - - - - 14 10
Genclerbirligi 2000–01 11 2 1 0 6* 3* - - 13 2
1999–00 2 1 - - 27* 7* - - 2 1
Total 13 3 1 0 - - - - 14 3
CAREER TOTAL 273 107 44 16 - - 12 6 329 129
(*) Paf Ligi / as of Aug 2010 (www.tff.org)

International career[edit]

His current record for the Turkey national team is also impressive, with a goal in his only start so far. Interestingly, he also scored the national team's 550th goal[7] against on 24 March 2007, scoring the second goal in a 4–1 victory over Greece in Athens. And scored his second goal against on 12 September 2007 Turkey-Hungary.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 May 2006 Hamburg, Germany  Estonia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 24 March 2007 Piraeus, Greece  Greece 2–1 4–1 Euro 2008 qualifiers
3. 12 September 2007 Istanbul, Turkey  Hungary 1–0 3–0 Euro 2008 qualifiers
4. 11 February 2009 Izmir, Turkey  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–1 Friendly[8]

*Turkey results/scores listed first

Honors[edit]

Kayserispor[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]