Arda Turan quit football
Arda Turan announced that he quit football with a YouTube clip he published. Turan said, "Now it's time to hang up the crampons."
Finally, 35-year-old Arda Turan, who played for Galatasaray, ended his professional football career.
Arda Turan made the following statements in his clip, which he did not publish:
“I want to start by telling you a secret. You won't believe it, but I was a very good free kicker. It is normal that you have not heard this from anyone until now. But that's how my story started.
'TIME TO HANG THE CRAMPONS'
Now it's time to hang up the boots, in tears but with courage. I tried to do my best during my whole journey. And I don't think I did a bad job. I'm ready again. In football, on the side of the field until we meet again...''
It was on the agenda that Turan would continue his career in Galatasaray and would be the assistant of sporting director Cenk Ergün.
WHO IS ARDA TURAN?
Arda Turan, born on January 30, 1987 in Istanbul, is a former football player who played in the left wing position. Between 2006 and 2017, he played and captained the Turkish national football team.
Arda Turan, who played for Galatasaray between 2005 and 2011 and attracted the attention of European clubs with his incredible performance, played in 240 matches with a yellow-red jersey and showed a performance of 49 goals and 77 assists.
Arda Turan transferred to Spain's long-established team Atletico Madrid in 2011. Arda Turan, who played for Atletico Madrid until 2015, continued to attract the attention of many clubs with his contribution to 178 games and 22 goals and 32 assists.
Arda Turan, who was transferred to the world giant Barcelona in 2015, became one of the Turkish football players in the world press.
Turan played in Başakşehir on loan for 2 years between 2018-2020.
Arda Turan, who sweated the Barcelona jersey until 2020, then returned to his old team Galatasaray.
Arda Turan, who played in a total of 527 games throughout his career, made 90 goals and 127 assists.
Arda Turan, who got married to Aslıhan Doğan in 2018, has two children named Asil Aslan Turan and Hamza Arda Turan.
Super League: 2007-08
Turkish Cup: 2004-05
Turkish Super Cup: 2008
UEFA Super Cup: 2012
UEFA Europa League: 2011-12
La Liga: 2013-14
Copa del Rey: 2012-13
Supercopa de Espana: 2014
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2014
- FC Barcelona
UEFA Super Cup: 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2015
La Liga: 2015-2016
Copa del Rey: 2015-2016
Supercopa de Espana: 2016
European Championship third place: 2008