Özat during his playing days with 1. FC Köln.
|Full name||Ümit Özat|
|Date of birth||30 October 1976|
|Place of birth||Ankara, Turkey|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|2000–2001||→ Bursaspor (loan)||24||(1)|
|2007–2009||1. FC Köln||35||(0)|
|2016||Mersin İdman Yurdu|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He initially played for Gençlerbirliği and for Fenerbahçe as a central defender or a defensive midfielder. Later, he was converted to a full back on the left side. He is right-footed, but still he can play as left full back. He was once a regular of the Turkish national team. Mostly playing as a wingback and also supporting attackers, he is known for his unexpected long shots and rather successful crosses with his weak foot. He can also play the sweeper and central defender positions, as well as being able to play as a defensive midfielder when needed.
In May 2007, he signed a three-year contract with 1. FC Köln. On 29 August 2008 he collapsed during a Bundesliga match against Karlsruher SC. After losing consciousness for a short period and being treated on the field, he became responsive and was sent to hospital for further examination. Further testing has determined that the ex-club captain has a heart condition called myocarditis. On 14 March 2009, it became official that he had ended his career. His retirement was influenced by the collapse.
His career continued as an assistant coach of 1. FC Köln under Zvonimir Soldo, between his resign on 21 December 2009. He subsequently became Roger Lemerre's assistant at Ankaragücü, stepping up to become the manager when Lemerre was sacked in May 2010.
- As of 4 January 2015
|MKE Ankaragücü assistant coach||2009||2010|
- Turkish Cup: 2000–01
- FIFA World Cup 2002: Third place