Serdar Kurtuluş

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Serdar Kurtuluş
Serdar Kurtuluş'14.JPG
Kurtuluş in 2014
Personal information
Full name Serdar Berat Kurtuluş
Date of birth (1987-07-23) 23 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Bursa, Turkey
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
2000–2004 Bursaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Bursaspor 33 (2)
2006–2009 Beşiktaş 56 (0)
2009–2013 Gaziantepspor 106 (5)
2013–2016 Beşiktaş 52 (0)
2016– Bursaspor 1 (0)
National team
2005 Turkey U18 20 (1)
2005–2007 Turkey U21 5 (0)
2007–2013 Turkey 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2016.

Serdar Kurtuluş (born 23 July 1987) is a Turkish footballer who plays as a right Back for Bursaspor in the Süper Lig. His younger brother Serkan is also a footballer who currently plays for Göztepe S.K..


Early years[edit]

He started playing football in Bursaspor youth team. He made his first team debut on 28 August 2005 against Mardinspor, when he was 17 years old. He scored his only goal against İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor on 2 April 2006.[1] Bursaspor won League A that season and promoted to Turkcell Super League.

He was transferred from Bursaspor by Jean Tigana during his re-generation plan for team in 2006–2007 season at the age of 18. Beşiktaş paid Bursaspor $1,000,000 plus Sinan Kaloğlu and Eser Yağmur as exchange players for this transfer.[2] He was playing as a right full-back in Bursaspor, but Jean Tigana tried to adapt him to play as a defensive midfielder as well. He would not be able to score a goal for his team, however, has been very successful in his first season in Beşiktaş as he built his regular place in team's line-up [3] He was sent to Gaziantepspor as part of a part exchange deal. This transfer has been regarded as one of the numerous transfer blunders made by Yıldırım Demirören.

He started his national team career on 11 January 2005 in a U18 friendly against Belgium. He attended 2005 Mediterranean Games, and played in the final game against Spain. He was selected for the U21 national team on 15 November 2006 for the friendly with Denmark. After his success in Beşiktaş, Fatih Terim called him for the national team squad for friendly matches. He played his first national match against Brazil on 5 June 2007.[4]


Beşiktaş J.K.
Turkey U21


  1. ^ "Serdar Kurtuluş profile for 2005–06 on MacKolik" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Serdar Kurtuluş Beşiktaş'ta (Eng: Serdar Kurtuluş for Beşiktaş)" (in Turkish). NTVMSNBC. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Serdar Kurtuluş profile for 2006–07 on MacKolik" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Turkey-Brazil match details on TFF" (in Turkish). Retrieved 8 July 2007. 

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