Mehmet Bölükbaşı

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Mehmet Bölükbaşı
Personal information
Full name Mehmet Bölükbaşı
Date of birth (1978-03-24) 24 March 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Akçaabat, Trabzon, Turkey
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
1988–1996 A. Sebatspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–97 A. Sebatspor 7 (0)
1997 A. Sebatspor 15 (0)
1998–2004 Galatasaray 24 (0)
2004–05 İstanbulspor 2 (0)
2005–06 Çaykur Rizespor 1 (0)
2007 Boluspor (loan) 18 (0)
2007–08 Samsunspor 7 (0)
2008– İstanbulspor 8 (0)
National team
1998 Turkey U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2008[1].
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 May 2008

Mehmet Bölükbaşı (born 24 March 1978) is a Turkish goalkeeper playing for TFF Second League side İstanbulspor. He is a product of A. Sebatspor youth academy. Journeyman Mehmet spent most of his professional career with the UEFA Cup winner Galatasaray after being discovered by Fatih Terim while playing in the third division. He directly found a place in first eleven, however, with the arrival of Cláudio Taffarel he could never get the chance to play regularly. He was capped for the Turkish U21 team in 1998. When he became the third choice goalkeeper for Galatasaray, he left for İstanbulspor where his career went further down. After playing for several Anatolian sides, he returned to İstanbulspor in January 2008.[2]