Gökhan Ünal playing for Karabükspor
|Full name||Gökhan Ünal|
|Date of birth||23 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Ankara, Turkey|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2001||→ Hacettepe S.K. (loan)||14||(10)|
|2002||→ Ankaraspor (loan)||14||(1)|
|2002–2003||→ Yozgatspor (loan)||17||(3)|
|2011||→ Istanbul BB (loan)||11||(2)|
|2011–2012||→ Kayserispor (loan)||23||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
Gökhan Ünal (born 23 July 1982) is a Turkish professional football player who currently plays for Karabükspor. He was the top goal scorer in the Turkcell Super League 2005/06 season, having scored 25 goals in a single season.
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 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. He was transferred to giants Trabzonspor on June 3, 2008.
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.
Unal was sent to İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor on a 6 month loan after his poor start to the season.
Return to Kayserispor
Ünal was transferred back to his old club Kayserispor for free loan.
|Turkey||Season||League||Turkish Cup||Super Cup||Europe||Total|
|Istanbul BB SK||2011||11||2||6||2||-||-||-||-||17||4|
|(*) Paf Ligi / as of Aug 2010 (www.tff.org)|
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 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.
|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|
*Turkey results/scores listed first
- UEFA Intertoto Cup (1) – 2006
- Turkcell Super League 2005/06 season top scorer (25 goals)
- Gokhan Joins Fenerbahce – SuperLigNews.com
- Gokhan to Galatasaray
- Rubin ready for Gokhan Unal
- It’s official! Gökhan joins Black Sea Storm
- Fenerbahce Signs Gokhan Unal – SuperLigNews.com
- "Fenerbahçe finally get Gökhan". UEFA.com. 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- Profil at forumfutbol.com
- "Late Drogba strike gives Ivory Coast 1–1 draw with Turkey". Reuters. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-02-11.[dead link]