Suat Kaya

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Suat Kaya
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Personal information
Full name Suat Kaya
Date of birth (1967-08-26) 26 August 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Menemen Belediyespor (coach)
Youth career
1979–1986 Galatasaray
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Galatasaray 3 (0)
1987–1992 Konyaspor 110 (13)
1992–2003 Galatasaray 241 (31)
Total 354 (44)
National team
1993–2000 Turkey 15 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2006 Galatasaray B
2006–2007 Gaziantep Belediyespor
2007 Orduspor
2007–2008 Gaziantep Belediyespor
2009 Çaykur Rizespor
2011 Tokatspor
2012–2013 Gaziantep Belediyespor
2014 Göztepe
2015–2016 Bucaspor
2016– Menemen Belediyespor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Suat Kaya (born 26 August 1967) is a Turkish former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and the current coach of Menemen Belediyespor.

His career was all but associated with Galatasaray, with which he won major titles including and the 2000 UEFA Cup. Over the course of 16 seasons, he amassed Süper Lig totals of 353 games and 44 goals.

Club career[edit]

Born in Istanbul, Suat started playing professionally with Turkish first division powerhouse Galatasaray SK, making his first-team debuts at age 19. In the following five years, he represented Konyaspor.

Returned in 1992, Suat only played eight times in his first season in his second spell, as Gala won the league. He proceeded to become an essential midfield figure in the following years, notably scoring a career-best eight goals in two consecutive seasons – 1993 to 1995 – helping the Istanbul side to five leagues and two cups (this included two consecutive doubles).

Aged nearly 33, in 2000, Suat appeared, as a starter, in both of Galatasaray's European conquests, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. In June 2003, he retired from football, starting a coaching career in the following year, with Galatasaray's reserves. In the next seasons, he managed several clubs, namely second division's Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor (two spells).

International career[edit]

Suat gained 15 caps for Turkey during seven years, and participated at UEFA Euro 2000. In the final stages in Belgium and the Netherlands, he played in three out of four matches for the national side, assisting Hakan Şükür in the second goal of the 2–0 group stage win against co-hosts Belgium, on 19 June.[1]

Statistics[edit]

[2]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup[3] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Galatasaray 1986–87 3 0 - - - - - - 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Konyaspor 1987–88 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
1988–89 29 2 8 0 - - - - 37 2
1989–90 24 1 1 0 - - - - 25 1
1990–91 28 3 1 0 - - - - 29 3
1991–92 28 7 1 0 - - - - 29 7
Total 110 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 121 13
Galatasaray 1992–93 8 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 15 0
1993–94 27 8 5 0 3 1 9 0 44 9
1994–95 27 8 7 3 2 1 5 0 41 12
1995–96 28 5 5 0 3 0 2 0 38 5
1996–97 25 2 - - 3 1 - - 28 3
1997–98 21 2 5 1 3 2 2 1 31 6
1998–99 23 2 3 0 2 0 4 1 32 3
1999–00 28 1 4 0 2 0 13 0 47 1
2000–01 25 1 2 0 1 0 12 1 40 2
2001–02 19 1 - - - - 12 1 31 2
2002–03 10 1 - - - - 3 0 10 1
Total 241 31 34 4 22 5 63 4 360 44
Career total 354 44 45 4 22 5 63 4 484 57

International[edit]

[4]

National team Year Apps Goals Assists
Turkey 1993 1 0 -
1994 2 0 -
1995 3 1 -
1997 1 0 -
2000 8 0 -
Total 15 1 -

Honours[edit]

Galatasaray

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 10 June 2010
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Galatasaray B Turkey 2004 2006 0 0 0 0 !
Belediyespor Turkey 2006 2007 25 9 10 6 36.00
Orduspor Turkey 2007 2007 11 3 4 4 27.27
Belediyespor Turkey 2007 2008 35 11 12 12 31.43
Rizespor Turkey 2009 2009 3 0 0 3 00.00
Total 74 23 26 25 31.08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rüştü and Şükür star as Belgium fall to Turkey". UEFA.com. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kaya Suat". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Includes Atatürk Cup, Chancellor Cup, President Cup and TSYD Cup
  4. ^ "Suat Kaya". European Football. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 

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