Okan Buruk played for Turkish giants Galatasaray and helped them win a UEFA Cup, Super Cup and many Turkish titles during his 10-year stay (1991–2001). In 1992, his leg was broken in a game against Trabzonspor, and he had a year long hiatus. During his tenure at Galatasaray, he was best known for his incredible pace, determination, high work rate and long range shots on goal.
This talent was not missed by top European clubs and in 2001, he was signed by Italian Giants Internazionale and stayed on for 3 years. He was then signed by Beşiktaş and returned to Turkey. At the start of the 2006/2007 season Okan signed for Galatasaray, rejoining his old club. Okan has been having trouble to play first-team game since he is back to Turkey from Italy. Okan scored his first goal after returning to Galatasaray against Liverpool in Champions League first round closing match with a spectacular long range shot. That goal secured Galatasaray's only victory in their Champions League season but, not quite enough to keep them alive in European football for 2007 winter.