Hasan Şaş

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Hasan Şaş
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Hasan with Galatasaray in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hasan Gökhan Şaş
Date of birth (1976-08-01) 1 August 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Karataş, Turkey
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Adana Demirspor 4 (0)
1995–1998 Ankaragücü 80 (9)
1998–2009 Galatasaray 234 (28)
Total 318 (37)
National team
1998–2006 Turkey 40 (2)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Galatasaray (Assistant Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hasan Gökhan Şaş (Turkish pronunciation: [hasan ʃaʃ], born 1 August 1976) is a Turkish former footballer player who played as a winger and is currently an assistant manager of Galatasaray.

He is best known for his time at Galatasaray and for his performance with the Turkey national team at the FIFA World Cup 2002, where he was voted into the All-Star Team. During both assignments, he played as a winger with great success.

Club career[edit]

Born in Karataş, Adana, Hasan began his club career with the Ankaragücü in 1995.

Galatasaray[edit]

In 1998, Hasan signed with Galatasaray for $4.4 million,[1] but almost immediately upon arrival, he was suspended from football for six months after doping testing returned a positive result for the banned substance Phenylpropanolamine.[2][3] The winger did not allow the sizable bout with adversity to ruin his burgeoning career, as he roundly regained his spot with Galatasaray in the 1999-2000 season, in which the club won the first major European trophy for any Turkish club. Galatasaray won the UEFA Cup title in 2000 over Arsenal in a hard-fought final, and went on to win the 2000 European Super Cup.

In the Champions League competition in 2000–01, the left-sided attacker made 12 appearances for Galatasaray. He even managed to grab goals against such giants as Spain's Real Madrid and Italy's A.C. Milan as well as against the Brazilian National Team in 2002 FIFA World Cup. After establishing himself for both club and country, Milan, Arsenal and French side Nantes expressed interest in the player's services, but terms could not be agreed.

At the end of the 2008–09 Super Lig season it was announced that Galatasaray would not be renewing his contract and after declining many lucrative contracts to play in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Hasan announced his retirement from professional football.[4]

International career[edit]

(#11 Hasan) Turkey national football team on an Azerbaijanian stamp for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Hasan made 40 appearances for the Turkey national football team from 1998 to 2006.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

[6][7][8]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adana Demirspor 1994–95 3 0 - - - - - 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Ankaragücü 1995–96 19 1 - - - - - 19 1
1996–97 29 6 - - - - - 29 6
1997–98 32 2 - - - - - 32 2
Total 80 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 9
Galatasaray 1998–99 24 4 - - - - 6 0 30 4
1999–00 25 3 - - - - 4 0 29 3
2000–01 30 6 - - - - 12 2 42 8
2001–02 27 2 - - - - 11 0 38 2
2002–03 20 1 1 0 - - 5 1 26 2
2003–04 22 2 1 0 - - 7 1 30 3
2004–05 22 4 - - - - - 22 4
2005–06 26 2 4 0 - - 2 0 32 2
2006–07 20 2 3 0 - - 4 1 27 3
2007–08 10 1 4 0 1 0 4 0 19 1
2008–09 8 0 0 0 - 4 0 12 0
Total 234 27 13 0 1 0 59 5 307 32
Career total 317 36 13 0 1 0 59 5 390 41

International[edit]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
1998 2 0
1999 0 0
2000 2 0
2001 9 0
2002 10 2
2003 6 0
2004 7 0
2005 3 0
2006 1 0
Total 40 2

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 June 2002 Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan, South Korea  Brazil 2–1 Loss 2002 FIFA World Cup
2. 13 June 2002 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea  China PR 3–0 Win 2002 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Individual

Personal life[edit]

He got married to Sibel Yalçın on 29 June 2003.[9][10] They divorced in February 2014. The couple had two children.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://takvim.com.tr/multimedya/galeri/spor/turk_futbolunun_en_pahali_transferleri?tc=49&page=4
  2. ^ Turkish footballers in doping case
  3. ^ Turkish sportspeople in doping case
  4. ^ http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=178018&bolum=5
  5. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (29 October 2009). "Turkey – Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  6. ^ "Şaş, Hasan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Hasan Sas". soccerbase.com. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hasan Gökhan Şaş". Mackolik.com. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Hasan Şaş’a kebaplı düğün". hurriyet.com.tr. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "HASAN ŞAŞ EVLENDİ...". habervitrini.com. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Hasan Şaş eşinden boşandı". http://skorer.milliyet.com.tr. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

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