Gökdeniz Karadeniz

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Gökdeniz Karadeniz
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-01-11) 11 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Giresun, Turkey
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder/Winger
Club information
Current team
Rubin Kazan
Number 61
Youth career
1994–1995 Yeniyolspor
1995–1997 Trabzonspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2008 Trabzonspor 346 (164)
2008– Rubin Kazan 163 (129)
National team
2000–2001 Turkey U21 16 (4)
2002–2003 Turkey A2 2 (0)
2003–2008[1] Turkey 50 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gökdeniz Karadeniz (born 11 January 1980 in Giresun) is a Turkish footballer. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for FC Rubin Kazan.[2]

Career[edit]

Trabzonspor[edit]

Karadeniz played his first professional match for Trabzonspor in the 1999–00 season at the senior level and made ten appearances. He was at first used in defensive roles by his manager, but was gradually given a more and more offensive role in the team until the 2003–04 season when he was given a much freer rein in midfield. His lightning step and effective understanding with teammate Fatih Tekke enabled him to lead the club in scoring that season with 13 goals.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

On 13 March 2008, he signed a 5-year deal with the Russian club Rubin Kazan worth €8.7 million.[3] Karadeniz mentioned that it was sad for him to leave Turkey and also said he chose the club because he felt that if he had joined a big team in Europe his club would not have gotten as much money for him.[4][5] Karadeniz also said that another factor that persuaded him is that the region the club is from has a large Muslim population (Tatarstan) and Karadeniz feels comfortable living amongst people of the same religion as him.[6] With the team he won the Russian Premier League 2008.

On 20 October 2009, Karadeniz scored the winning goal to shock the Barcelona fans at Camp Nou, winning the match for Rubin Kazan.

National team[edit]

He played his national team debut against Czech Republic national football team on 30 April 2003. He also played 2 times for Turkey B national football team for Future Cup matches against Scotland and Germany and 16 times for Turkey U21.[7] He was called up for the UEFA Euro 2008 for Turkey.


Club[edit]

As of 8 March 2014
Club Season League Cup Other Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Trabzonspor 2000–01 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2001–02 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2003–04 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
2004–05 15 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 17 4
2005–06 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4
2006–07 34 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 36 9
2007–08 23 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 24 11
Total 85 26 0 0 0 0 6 3 491 229
Rubin Kazan 2007–08 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 6
2008–09 25 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 6
2009–10 17 1 0 0 0 0 10 1 27 2
2010–11 35 6 0 0 0 0 8 0 43 6
2011–12 0 0 5 2 0 0 12 1 17 3
2012–13 28 3 1 0 1 0 12 4 42 7
2013–14 21 3 1 1 0 0 8 2 32 6
2014–15 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Total 162 27 8 3 2 0 50 8 221 38
Career Totals 247 53 8 3 2 0 56 11 312 67

Achievements[edit]

Trabzonspor
Rubin Kazan
Turkey

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