|Full name||Ayhan Akman|
|Date of birth||23 February 1977|
|Place of birth||İnegöl, Turkey|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2013–2014||Galatasaray A2 (assistant)|
|2014||Kayseri Erciyesspor (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Akman played for İnegölspor, Gaziantepspor and Beşiktaş. He was suspended from football for six months after doping testing positive for banned for used Anabolik Steroid-Metenolone. His transfer from Gaziantepspor to Besiktas in 1998 for $8.75 million, as requested by manager John Toshack made Ayhan the most expensive internal transfer in Turkish football history, until recently.
Ayhan delivered his greatest performances for Galatasaray during the 2006–2007 season. Since then, he has been getting more credit from the fans. In the 2007–2008 season, Ayhan played a big role in the title season for Galatasaray.
In the 2008–2009 season, he was an important player under headcoach Michael Skibbe, Ayhan is in the starting line-up from the start of the season and is showing great performances. He is the vice-captain of the Galatasaray squad after Arda Turan.
On 12 August Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim has announced that their new captain is Ayhan Akman after Arda Turan's transfer to Atletico Madrid.
On 15 February 2012, he announced that he will retire at the end of the 2011–2012 season. Ayhan Akman holds the record of playing most consecutive seasons (18) in Turkish Super League with his playing career from 1994 to 2012. He also shares the record of playing most seasons in Turkish Super League.
As announced, Ayhan Akman retired from his professional football career as of 13 May 2012, at the age of 35, after winning his fourth and last Turkish League title. He, on a side note, was wearing the number 18, when Galatasaray SK won its 18th League title, thus stated by himself, his last season would have a great memory in his future life.
|Turkey national team|
- Süper Lig (4): 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2011–12
- Türkiye Kupası (1): 2004–05
- Süper Kupa (1): 2007–08
- "Karşıyaka yeni Teknik Direktörü Ayhan Akman oldu". 24 February 2015.
- "Sarıyer'in yeni hocası Akman". 9 July 2015.
- Turkish footballers in doping case
- Turkish sportspeople in doping case
- "Ayhan: Sezon sonunda futbolu bırakıyorum". 15 February 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
- Includes Atatürk Cup and Turkish Super Cup
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