Umut Bulut

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Umut Bulut
Umut Bulut '14-15.JPG
Personal information
Full name Umut Bulut
Date of birth (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Kayseri, Turkey
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kayserispor
Number 9
Youth career
1994–2000 Petrol Ofisi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Petrol Ofisi 28 (5)
2001–2006 Ankaragücü 90 (36)
2002–2003 İnegölspor (loan) 30 (8)
2006–2011 Trabzonspor 161 (67)
2011–2012 Toulouse 31 (5)
2012–2016 Galatasaray 110 (31)
2016– Kayserispor 19 (1)
National team
2001 Turkey U19 4 (1)
2002 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2004–2005 Turkey U21 21 (0)
2007– Turkey 36 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 December 2013

Umut Bulut (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈumut ˈbuɫut], born 15 March 1983) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Kayserispor and the Turkish national team.

Personal life[edit]

On 14 March 2016, it was revealed that Umut Bulut's father Kemal Bulut was killed in the Ankara Car bombing on 13 March 2016, after watching the game Gençlerbirliği vs Galatasaray.[1]

Club career[edit]

Trabzonspor[edit]

Due to the goal scorer Fatih Tekke leaving the club, and the team and having difficulties, Trabzonspor signed Umut. The transfer fee was €1.8 million for a 4-year contract. He was given the number 10 jersey which was previously worn by Hami Mandıralı. His first match was on 5 August 2006, against Kayserispor. The following week he scored his first goal for the team in a 1–1 draw against Manisaspor. He scored 88 goals in 197 official games for Trabzonspor, where he won the 2010 Turkish Super Cup as well as the 2009–10 Turkish Cup, scoring in the final against rivals Fenerbahçe in a 3-1 win.

Toulouse[edit]

On 28 June 2011, he signed with Toulouse FC for €4.8 million. Umut made his Ligue 1 Debut against Ajaccio. One week later on 13 August 2011, scored he his first goal against Dijon FCO and second goal against Nancy which was also the only goal of the game as Toulouse won 1–0. In the 17th week of the season, he scored a winning goal against Evian in a 2–1 win. The other 2 goals were against Lyon and one of them was an outstanding long range shot. After his first season his brilliant performance caught the eye of many teams.[2]

Galatasaray[edit]

Umut Bulut first home match for Galatasaray.
Umut Bulut in 2013-14 season

26 June 2012, Umut joined Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season.[3] Umut scored his 2 goals on his début for Galatasaray against their rivals Fenerbahçe during the game for the 2012 Turkish Super Cup Final. Galatasaray won the game 3–2, where he became the Man of the Match.

On 20 August 2012 Umut made his debut in the 2012–13 Süper Lig game against Kasımpaşa in the starting 11, where he scored the 2 Goals for Galatasaray as the game finished 2–1. Umut scored in the second game in an equalizing goal against Beşiktaş as the game finished 3–3. On 2 September 2012 Umut scored again in the opening goal of the match against Bursaspor as the game ended 3–2, making Galatasaray's 1000th League win in history. Umut's next goal came on 15 September 2012, when he scored a late goal in the 90th Minute as Galatasary won the game 4–0 against Antalyaspor. He made a brilliant start in the 2012–13 Süper Lig season scoring 5 league goals in the first 4 weeks and eliminated Saša Ilić's record. On 19 October scored he an important goal for Galatasaray when they were trailing 3–2 against Gençlerbirliği right before his team mate Hakan Balta scored the last goal and the game ended 3–3. After disappointing matches both in the Süper Lig and Champions League during the month of October. Umut returned with another excellent performance and scored the opener against Kayserispor in a 3–0 win. The following week he again scored the opener from teammate Burak Yılmaz's assist against İstanbul BB as the game ended 3–1, his 10th goal of the season.

Following his successful loan spell, Galatasaray officially signed Bulut from Toulouse on a 3+1 year deal for €2.7 million.[4]

Umut Bulut for Galatasaray against Real Madrid.

Kayserispor[edit]

After a disappointing 2015/16 season, Galatasaray sold Umut Bulut to Kayserispor in August 2016.

International career[edit]

Umut made his debut against Brazil on 5 June 2007, in a match that ended in a draw.[5] He scored his first 2 international goals on 2 June 2012 against Portugal in a friendly match as the game finished 3–1. He then scored a hat-trick for Turkey against Andorra in a 5-0 victory in World Cup qualifiers on 6 September 2013.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 April 2016.[7][8][9]

Club[edit]

Umut Bulut after scoring for Galatasaray
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Petrol Ofisi 1999–00 2 0 2 0
2000–01 26 5 0 0 26 5
Total 28 5 0 0 28 5
Ankaragücü 2001–02 1 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 22 11 2 0 24 11
2004–05 34 9 2 0 36 9
2005–06 33 16 2 3 35 19
Total 90 36 6 3 96 39
İnegölspor (loan) 2002–03 30 6 0 0 30 6
Total 30 6 0 0 30 6
Trabzonspor 2006–07 31 15 8 4 1 1 40 20
2007–08 33 14 4 3 4 2 41 19
2008–09 33 14 4 0 37 14
2009–10 31 11 9 7 2 0 42 18
2010–11 32 13 4 3 1 0 37 17
Total 161 67 26 17 8 3 197 88
Toulouse 2011–12 31 5 1 0 0 0 32 5
Total 31 5 1 0 0 0 32 5
Galatasaray 2012–13 27 12 0 0 1 2 10 1 38 15
2013–14 27 4 10 1 1 0 8 3 46 8
2014–15 33 11 5 1 0 0 5 1 43 13
2015–16 23 4 8 3 1 0 8 0 40 7
Total 110 31 23 5 3 2 31 4 167 43
Career total 445 150 53 25 3 2 37 8 538 185

International[edit]

Umut Bulut in National Team colours.
Turkey national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 7 0
2012 11 3
2013 8 6
2014 8 1
Total 36 10

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2012 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Portugal 1–0 3–1 Friendly
2. 2–1
3. 11 September 2012 Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul  Estonia 2–0 3–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 14 August 2013 Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul  Ghana 2–0 2–2 Friendly
5. 6 September 2013 Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri  Andorra 1–0 5–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 2–0
7. 4–0
8. 11 October 2013 A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn  Estonia 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 19 November 2013 Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin  Belarus 1–0 2-1 Friendly
10. 10 October 2014 Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul  Czech Republic 1–0 1-2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Trabzonspor
Galatasaray

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Guardian
  2. ^ "Resmen Toulouse'da – Türkiye Transferler – Trabzonspor". Sporx.com. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Umut Bulut Galatasaray' da". Galatasaray SK. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www2.galatasaray.org/futbol/futbol_as/haber/17439.php
  5. ^ "UMUT BULUT". TFF. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  6. ^ http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/world-cup/qualifying/turkey-andorra-463770.html
  7. ^ "Bulut, Umut". National Football Teams. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "UMUT BULUT". Turkish Football Federation. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Umut Bulut". Mackolik.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 

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