|Date of birth||August 1945|
|Place of birth||Bursa, Turkey|
|Date of death||20 July 2009 (age 64)|
|Place of death||Istanbul, Turkey|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Okyar played professionally as a midfielder for Bursaspor, Beşiktaş, Diyarbakırspor and Karagümrük. He was club captain of Beşiktaş between 1975 and 1976, and he also earned thirty-three caps for the Turkish national side.
Okyar died of colorectal cancer in a Istanbul hospital on 20 July 2009, aged 64. Following the religious funeral service at Teşvikiye Mosque, he was laid to rest at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.
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