Yekta Kurtuluş

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Yekta Kurtuluş
Yekta Kurtuluş 13.JPG
Yekta playing for Galatasaray in 2012
Personal information
Full name Yekta Kurtuluş
Date of birth (1985-12-11) December 11, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth İzmir, Turkey
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Galatasaray
Number 35
Youth career
1999–2004 İzmirspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 İzmirspor 71 (6)
2007–2011 Kasımpaşa 81 (10)
2011– Galatasaray 59 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Turkey 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 July 2012

Yekta Kurtuluş (Turkish pronunciation: [jectaː kuɾtuɫuʃ], born 11 December 1985) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Galatasaray in the Turkish Süper Lig.

Club career[edit]

Yekta began his career at İzmirspor playing for the club four years, before signing for Kasımpaşa in 2007, where he was handed the number 5 kit. He made his professional debut on 25 November 2007 in a 2–0 loss over Rizespor coming in as substitute in the 55th minute. He finished his first season for the club with 16 attempts and one assist.

His performances with Kasımpaşa led to interest from several league clubs. On 11 January 2011, Yekta passed his medical and signed for four years with Galatasaray.[1] He made his first appearance for the club one week later against Sivasspor in a 1-0 home win. He also made his first 2013-14 UEFA Champions League appearance on 26 February 2014 against Chelsea, coming in as a substitute in a 1-1 home draw.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 December 2014.
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
İzmirspor 2004–05 20 1 1 0 21 1
2005–06 21 1 0 0 21 1
2006–07 30 4 0 0 30 4
Total 71 6 1 1 72 6
Kasımpaşa 2007–08 16 1 1 0 17 1
2008–09 28 3 1 0 29 3
2009–10 25 4 5 0 30 4
2010–11 12 2 2 1 14 3
Total 81 10 9 1 90 11
Galatasaray 2010–11 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
2011–12 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012–13 18 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 21 1
2013–14 17 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 28 2
2014–15 8 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 13 3
Total 59 2 15 4 1 0 5 0 80 6
Career total 211 18 25 6 1 0 5 0 242 23

International[edit]

Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 1 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Galatasaray

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yekta Galatasaray'da" (in Turkish). Kap.gov.tr. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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