Arda Turan, whose biography, sports career and personal life are described in this article, is a famous Turkish footballer. He plays as a midfielder in the Spanish “Barcelona”.
Arda Turan was born in January 1987 in Istanbul. He began to play football relatively late - at only 12 years old. But the experienced coaches of the Galatasaray Academy managed to make a good player out of a boy, who later became the captain of the national team.
In the 2004/05 season, the 17-year-old Turan made his debut for Galatasaray in the national championship and cup. Despite the fact that the young midfielder played only one match in these tournaments, he won the Turkish Cup as part of the Istanbul team.
The following season, Ardu Turan was leased to Manisaspor. Here he played in 15 matches of the national championship, in which he scored two goals. At the end of the season, a talented midfielder was returned back to Galatasaray.
As part of the “yellow-red" Turan very quickly became a player in the main team. In the 2006/07 season, he played 29 games for the Istanbul club, in which he hit the opponents' goal 5 times. He also made his debut in European competitions - 7 fights and 2 goals.
The next season, football player Arda Turan for the first time for himself became the champion of Turkey. Despite the fact that many European clubs began to follow the talented midfielder, he was in no hurry to leave Istanbul, where he became a real star.
In “Galatasaray” Arda Turan spent three more great seasons. In 112 official matches held, he scored 29 goals.
Relocation to Spain
In August 2011, Arda signed a 4-year contract with Madrid Atletico. The transfer of the midfielder cost the Spanish club 12 million euros, which made Turan the most expensive football player in Turkey.
From the first season, Arda firmly entrenched in the main composition of “Mattress”. In 33 bouts Examples he scored three goals, and scored two more goals in the Europa League.
In the 2011/12 season, the Madrid club won the tournament. Arda Turan held 12 fights in the Europa League and scored two goals.
The next year began for the Turkish midfielder just great. At the start of the season, he won the UEFA Super Cup. Throughout the rally, Atletico fought Barcelona and Real Madrid for the championship. Also, “Mattress” for the first time in a long period managed to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League.
The ending of the season was simply enchanting for both Turan and Atletico. In the away game against Barcelona, the Madrid team managed to defend a draw, which brought it to the final first place in the Example. This was the first Spanish title for a Turkish footballer.
As part of Atletico, Arda Turan spent another season in which he added the Spanish Super Cup to his list of awards. At the end of the championship, he moved to Barcelona for 34 million euros.
Due to FIFA sanctions, the Catalan club was able to declare Ardu Turan only at the beginning of 2016. The Turkish midfielder immediately began to justify the confidence of the coach, regularly scoring and giving away assists. In the 2016/17 season, he made a hat-trick against opponents three times.
For the first time, Arda Turan tried on the form of the Turkish national team at the age of 15 when he was called up to the U-16 team. In its composition, the young midfielder spent 10 games and scored 2 goals. The next two years, Turan played great for the U-17 team. In general, he played for the junior and youth teams of Turkey of all age categories.
In 2006, a 19-year-old football player made his debut for the first time in the national team. Two years later, Turan was included in the national team for the European Championship, held in Austria and Switzerland. Here he scored twice: first he opened an account in a game against the Czech Republic, and then a winning goal for the Swiss. As a result, the Turkish national team reached the semi-finals of the Euro, automatically becoming the bronze winner of the tournament.
a few years later, Arda Turan tried on the captain's armband of the national team of his country. But, unfortunately, Turkey did not manage to break into large international competitions until Euro 2016 in France.
In 2017, after a fight with a journalist, Turan announced that he would no longer play for the national team, but a few months later he again entered the field with her.
The extra-football life of a Turkish star is at times no less interesting and scandalous than his sports career. In December 2016, reporters announced that Arda Turan and his wife Aslikhan Dogan broke up because of his jealous nature. However, at the beginning of the next year, there was a rumor that the couple had converged again.