Murat Yakin

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Murat Yakin
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Personal information
Full name Murat Yakin
Date of birth (1974-09-15) 15 September 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Schaffhausen (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Grasshopper 101 (17)
1997–1999 VfB Stuttgart 23 (2)
1998–2000 Fenerbahçe 26 (3)
2000 FC Basel 23 (2)
2000–2001 1. FC Kaiserslautern 9 (0)
2001–2006 FC Basel 91 (24)
Total 273 (48)
National team
1994–2004 Switzerland 49 (4)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Concordia Basel
2009–2011 FC Thun
2011–2012 FC Luzern
2012–2014 FC Basel
2014–2015 Spartak Moscow
2017– FC Schaffhausen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Murat Yakin (Turkish: Murat Yakın; born 15 September 1974) is a Swiss football coach and former Switzerland national team player.

Playing career[edit]

During his playing career, Yakin was capped 49 times for the Switzerland national team, representing his country at UEFA Euro 2004. He spent arguably the best years of his career playing for his hometown club FC Basel, where he was the defensive linchpin, captain and libero of a team which enjoyed domestic and relative European success. He won the Swiss Super League on five occasions (1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005), and the Swiss Cup three times (1994, 2002, 2003). He recalls the 2002–03 Champions League second leg qualifying match on 28 August 2002 against Celtic in St. Jakob-Park as the "match of his life". Basel won the game 2–0, with Yakin scoring the second goal in the 22 minute as Basel qualified 3–3 on the away goals rule for the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League group stage.[1]

Although his spells abroad were not wholly successful, he was widely regarded as one of Swiss football's finest products, frequently being linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe. In 2003, he played in the FIFA "Match against Poverty" as part of a star-studded ensemble showcasing the world's best players.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yakin was appointed coach of FC Thun in 2009 after a time as a youth coach at Grasshopper[citation needed]. In May 2011, he joined FC Luzern for a reported 200,000 Swiss francs.[citation needed] He took over from Christian Brand, who was made caretaker after the sacking of Rolf Fringer.[3]

Basel[edit]

On 15 October 2012, Yakin was appointed as the new manager of FC Basel.[4] Under his management, Basel won twice, home and away, against Chelsea in the 2012–13 Champions League group stage. He praised the supporters in the stadium, saying that they pushed the team to win through the 90 minutes. He was also delighted to have received praise from then Chelsea manager José Mourinho.[5][6] On 17 May 2014, FC Basel announced Yakin was no longer with the club.[7]

Spartak Moscow[edit]

On 16 June 2014, Yakin was appointed as manager of Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow.[8] On 30 May 2015, his contract with the club was terminated after a mutual agreement.[9]

Coaching record[edit]

As of 8 December 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Ref.
FC Frauenfeld 24 February 2008[10] 30 June 2008[10]
Grasshopper II 1 July 2008[11] 30 June 2009[11]
FC Thun 1 July 2009[12] 30 June 2011[12] 74 35 23 16 138 85 +53 47.30
FC Luzern 1 July 2011[13] 20 August 2012[13] 46 19 16 11 96 47 +49 41.30
FC Basel 15 October 2012[4] 17 May 2014 71 40 20 11 136 71 +65 56.34
Spartak Moscow 16 June 2014[14] 19 9 5 5 27 22 +5 47.37
Total 210 103 64 43 397 225 +172 49.05

Personal life[edit]

Murat Yakin is the older brother of Hakan Yakin, also a footballer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Widmer, Benedikt; Mugglin, David (2011). Das Spiel meines Lebens (in German). rotweiss Verlag GmbH, Basel. ISBN 978-3-7245-1785-6. 
  2. ^ http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/awards/gala/news/newsid=90283.html
  3. ^ FC Yakin – the club formerly known as FC Luzern
  4. ^ a b "Vogel fliegt - Yakin übernimmt" (in German). Kicker. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  5. ^ sportsmole.co.uk
  6. ^ theguardian.com
  7. ^ fcb.ch
  8. ^ МУРАТ ЯКИН — НОВЫЙ ГЛАВНЫЙ ТРЕНЕР «СПАРТАКА» (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 16 June 2014. 
  9. ^ «СПАРТАК» И ЯКИН РАСТОРГАЮТ ОТНОШЕНИЯ ПО ОБОЮДНОМУ СОГЛАСИЮ (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 30 May 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "FC Frauenfeld » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Grasshoppers Zürich II » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "FC Thun » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "FC Luzern » Trainerhistorie". World Football. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "МУРАТ ЯКИН — НОВЫЙ ГЛАВНЫЙ ТРЕНЕР "СПАРТАКА"". (in Russian). Retrieved 16 June 2014. 

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