Tümer Metin

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Tümer Metin
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Personal information
Full name Tümer Metin
Date of birth (1974-10-14) 14 October 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Zonguldak,[1] Turkey
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder, winger
Youth career
1993–1994 Kilimli Belediyespor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Zonguldakspor 61 (13)
1997–2001 Samsunspor 94 (13)
2001–2006 Beşiktaş 134 (32)
2006–2008 Fenerbahçe 67 (21)
2008–2011 AEL 79 (23)
2011–2012 Kerkyra 5 (1)
Total 440 (103)
National team
2003–2009 Turkey 26 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tümer Metin (born 14 October 1974) is a Turkish former professional footballer and current pundit.

Metin achieved numerous titles during his career, including Süper Lig titles with respective centenary of both Beşiktaş J.K. and Fenerbahçe S.K..[2] At international level, he scored 7 goals in 26 appearances for the Turkey national team.


Metin was born in Zonguldak. After playing for four years at Samsunspor, he was transferred to Beşiktaş, along with team-mate İlhan Mansız in 2001. He signed a contract with Fenerbahçe in June 2006 after spending five years at Beşiktaş.

Metin's star shone brightly in Europe during the 2006–07 UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie against AZ Alkmaar. In the first leg in Istanbul Metin contributed the Yellow Canaries' first goal as well as the equalizing brace which made the final score 3–3. The second brace was much more spectacular in that his run came from just within the midfield line and his shot, a cracker from the top corner of the 16 yard box, was placed precisely in the top corner of the goal. Metin also scored the opening goal in the reverse fixture in Alkmaar, a precise curling shot into the side netting, but unfortunately for him the result of the match was 2–2, sending Fenerbahçe out of the competition via away goals.

During the January 2008 transfer window, Fenerbahçe sent Metin to Greek Super League side AEL FC, with the loan period to expire in June 2008. So far Metin has found success in Greece, even scoring his first goal in his debut for the new outfit. On 9 August 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Kerkyra. He announced his retirement on 9 December 2011.


After retirement he penned a memoir, titled "Metin Olmak", published in May 2013.[3] His book includes damning behind-the-scenes revelations on his conflicts with Mircea Lucescu and Rıza Çalımbay, some wonderful exchanges with Vicente Del Bosque, and the accounts of his personal transformation during his later career years in Greece.[3]

In 2019 September Metin joined TRT Spor for punditry.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Metin is a Beşiktaş J.K. fan.[2][5] He has got a tattoo stating "Only God can judge me".[2] In 2019, Metin dated Turkish actress Gamze Topuz, who was featured Turkish TV series including Aşk ve Ceza.[6][7]






  1. ^ "Tümer Metin - TFF Futbolcu Bilgileri" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Tümer: İdmandan alacaklardı" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. 22 March 2009. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Kenan Başaran (11 May 2013). "Çalımbay taraftarın önüne attı" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Tümer Metin, TRT Spor kadrosuna katıldı" (in Turkish). ajansspor.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Tümer Metin'den Beşiktaş itirafı" (in Turkish). Sabah. DHA. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  6. ^ Umut Ünver (28 March 2019). "Liseli aşıklar gibi" (in Turkish). Milliyet. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Tümer Metin ve Gamze Topuz liseli aşıklar gibi!" (in Turkish). Posta. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.

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