Hakan Sukur Factfile

hakansu.jpg (5111 bytes)     There's no doubt that he's one of the most prolific strikers of Modern Football Era and he's the best Turkish player people ever seen.

   Started his career at 2nd division team Sakaryaspor and soon moved to one of the best teams of turkey,Bursaspor.After two succesful season at Bursa it was the time for him to play at a real big team and he transferred to Turkish Giant Galatasaray.He was very succesful here and scored more than 50 goals at 3 season.Then Galatasaray decided to sell him to Italian Team Torino.It was a wrong decision,Torino was a small club and they wanted to stay clear from relegation.But Hakan was used to play at best teams whose aim is to be Champion. Finally he returned Galatasaray after played 5 matches and scoring once.

   Although he was very moralless he managed to score 16 goals at 25 matches.In 1996 a new era for Galatasaray and Hakan Sukur was started,ex Turkey Coach Fatih Terim-who knowed Hakan very well- appointed by Galatasaray.And Hakan scored incredible 38 goals at that season.

   Since then Hakan has been going on to score goals regularly.He's the Turkish player who has scored most goals at National team and European Cups so far.

   What makes Hakan such a good scorer?

   First of all his powerful heading ability...he scored most of his goals with his head and he's one of the best headers of the world(maybe the best)

   Determination...He's very strong and hardworking.Generally opponents mark him with 2 defenders(sometimes 3)And even he can't score he makes spaces for his teammates and they score

   Shooting...Generally he's not thought to be a good shooter.He doesn't take shoots from long distances,he prefer passing instead but near the goal he can use both his left and right feet.

   And his Galatasaray love...maybe this is the most important.He's a real Galatasaray fun, he loves his team so much that he has rejected many transfer offers from big european teams including Juventus so far.Unfortunately,after Galatasaray board's misbehaviour to him he decided to leave the team he loves and moved to an Italian Giant,Internazionale Milan...

   Galatasaray fans love him too much,because he's a real good player and more important than this he's a good person...We love you Hakan...


29.07.1971 Sakarya

1,91 m


Center Forward


Has a daughter


Hakan's famous victims:
Marco Pascolo
Thomas Ravelli
Van Der Sar
Nevile Southall
Oliver Kahn
Gabor Kiraly
Christian Abbiati
Gianluca Pagliuca
Jens Lehmann
Leo Franco
Nigel Martyn
Season Club Games Goals (Turkish League Matches)
1990/91 Bursaspor 18 5
1991/92 Bursaspor 25 7
1992/93 Galatasaray 30 19
1993/94 Galatasaray 26 16
1994/95 Galatasaray 33 19
1995/96 AC Torino 5 1
Galatasaray 25 16
1996/97 Galatasaray 34 38 Top Goalscorer
1997/98 Galatasaray 34 32 Top Goalscorer
1998/99 Galatasaray 31 19 Top Goalscorer
1999/00 Galatasaray 33 14
2000/01 Inter Milan 24 6
2001/02 AC Parma