Okan Buruk

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Okan Buruk
Okan Buruk.jpg
Buruk in 2012
Personal information
Full name Okan Buruk
Date of birth (1973-10-19) 19 October 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Göztepe (Manager)
Youth career
1987–1991 Galatasaray
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2001 Galatasaray 189 (33)
2001–2004 Internazionale 24 (2)
2004–2006 Beşiktaş 43 (1)
2006–2008 Galatasaray 19 (2)
2008–2010 İstanbul B.B. 28 (0)
Total 304 (38)
National team
1989–1990 Turkey U16 5 (0)
1990–1992 Turkey U18 28 (4)
1992–1995 Turkey U21 13 (1)
1992–2010 Turkey 56 (8)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Turkey (Assistant)
2013–2014 Elazığspor
2014–2015 Gaziantepspor
2015–2016 Sivasspor
2016– Göztepe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Okan Buruk (born 19 October 1973) is a Turkish former international footballer and football manager who played in the midfielder position and currently is the manager of Göztepe.

He played for Galatasaray, Internazionale, Beşiktaş, and İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor. He also won 56 caps with the Turkey national football team.

Club career[edit]

Okan played for Turkish giants Galatasaray between 1991 and 2001, winning six Turkish Süper Lig titles and the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup. He was also named man of the match as Galatasary upset Real Madrid 2–1 to win the 2000 UEFA Super Cup.

In 2001, he was signed by Italian Serie A club Internazionale, we he played for three years. He played two seasons for Beşiktaş before returning to Galatasaray in 2006. After his contract expired with Galatasaray, Okan joined İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor in July 2008, retiring two years later.

International career[edit]

Okan made 56 appearances for the Turkey national football team, representing the country at UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He scored Turkey's opening goal of Euro 2000 in a 2–1 loss to Italy in Arnhem. At the 2002 World Cup, Okan made his only appearance as a substitute in the 3–1 defeat of host nation South Korea in the third-place play-off.

Personal life[edit]

Okan married the model and former Miss Turkey winner Nihan Akkuş on 3 July 2007.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Galatasaray 1991–92 1 2 - - - - 1 2
1992–93 15 0 - - 1 0 16 0
1993–94 2 0 - - 2 0 4 0
1994–95 20 0 - - 1 0 21 0
1995–96 28 1 - - - - 28 1
1996–97 16 3 - - 2 0 18 3
1997–98 24 3 - - 2 0 26 3
1998–99 28 11 - - 6 1 34 12
1999–00 28 8 - - 13 2 35 9
2000–01 26 2 - - 12 0 38 2
Total 188 30 0 0 39 3 227 33
Internazionale 2001–02 7 0 - - 3 0 10 0
2002–03 14 2 - - 7 0 21 2
2003–04 3 0 - - 4 0 7 0
Total 24 2 0 0 14 0 38 2
Beşiktaş 2004–05 22 0 - - 4 2 26 2
2005–06 21 1 - - 3 0 24 1
Total 43 1 0 0 7 2 50 3
Galatasaray 2006–07 15 1 - - 3 0 18 1
2007–08 4 1 - - 2 0 6 1
Total 19 2 0 0 5 0 24 2
İstanbul BB 2008–09 17 0 1 0 - - 18 0
2009–10 11 0 2 0 - - 13 0
Total 28 0 3 0 0 0 31 0
Career total 302 35 3 0 65 5 369 40

Manager[edit]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Turkey Elazığspor 2013 2014 34 12 6 16 35.29
Turkey Gaziantepspor 2014 2015 42 15 9 18 35.71
Turkey Sivasspor 2015 2016 11 2 2 7 18.18
Total 76 27 15 34 35.53

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Turkey 1992 1 0
1998 3 0
1999 5 0
2000 8 2
2001 9 2
2002 7 2
2003 9 1
2004 9 0
2005 4 1
2010 1 0
Total 56 8

Honours[edit]

Galatasaray
Turkey
Personal

2000 UEFA Super Cup: "Man of the match"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Okan Buruk". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 1 June 2012.

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