Arif Erdem

Date of birth02 January 1972
Place of birthIstanbul
NationalityTurkish
Weight72 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

A player who began as a right-winger, he operated as an out and out striker and partners club mate Hakan Suker for his national side.

He began his playing career at Zeytinburnuspor before moving to Galatasaray in 1991.

He made his international debut in 1994 and appeared at the 1996 and 2000 European Championship Finals.

At club level, he won five Turkish League titles before moving to Spain to play for Real Sociedad for £2 million in the summer of 2000 but could not settle and moved back to Galatasaray for £2.5 million in the November of the same year.

His ability to score was illustrated by the hat-trick he scored in four minutes against Northern Ireland in qualification for the 2000 European Championship Finals.

He has good pace and has a good eye for goal.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Galatasaray Turkish First Division 7
13
4
2000-01 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League
4
2000-01 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 2
1
1
2001-02 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 10
3
2
2002-03 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 1
2003-04 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Sep 1999 Chelsea v Galatasaray L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
20 Oct 1999 Galatasaray v Chelsea L 0-5 UEFA Champions League Group H
06 Apr 2000 Galatasaray v Leeds United W 2-0 UEFA Cup Semi-final 1st leg
20 Apr 2000 Leeds United v Galatasaray D 2-2
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
17 May 2000 Arsenal v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Cup Final
26 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 Turkish First Division
10 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Gaziantepspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division
17 Dec 2000 Trabzonspor v Galatasaray D 1-1 Turkish First Division
23 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Denizlispor L 1-2 Turkish First Division
03 Feb 2001 Erzurumspor v Galatasaray W 1-2 Turkish First Division
10 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Bursaspor W 2-1 Turkish First Division
14 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Deportivo La Coruña W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
17 Feb 2001 Samsunspor v Galatasaray D 1-1 Turkish First Division
20 Feb 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Galatasaray L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
25 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Kocaelispor L 2-3 Turkish First Division 22
07 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v AC Milan W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
10 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v Gençlerbirligi W 2-1 Turkish First Division 24
18 Mar 2001 Siirt Jet Pa v Galatasaray W 0-1 Turkish First Division 25
31 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v Besiktas W 2-0 Turkish First Division 26
08 Apr 2001 Yozgatspor v Galatasaray L 4-2 Turkish First Division
11 Apr 2001 Istanbulspor v Galatasaray W 3-5 Turkish First Division 23
14 Apr 2001 Galatasaray v Antalyaspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division 28
18 Apr 2001 Real Madrid v Galatasaray L 3-0
Agg: 5-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
22 Apr 2001 Caykur Rizespor v Galatasaray W 2-4 Turkish First Division 29
28 Apr 2001 Galatasaray v Adanaspor W 4-1 Turkish First Division 30
06 May 2001 Fenerbahçe v Galatasaray L 2-1 Turkish First Division 31
13 May 2001 Galatasaray v Ankaragucu L 1-2 Turkish First Division 32
20 May 2001 Gaziantepspor v Galatasaray W 0-2 Turkish First Division 33
26 May 2001 Galatasaray v Trabzonspor W 4-0 Turkish First Division 34
25 Jul 2001 Galatasaray v Vllaznia Shkoder D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
01 Aug 2001 Vllaznia Shkoder v Galatasaray D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Aug 2001 Galatasaray v Levski Sofia D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
22 Aug 2001 Levski Sofia v Galatasaray D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
11 Sep 2001 Galatasaray v Lazio D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
19 Sep 2001 PSV Eindhoven v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
26 Sep 2001 Nantes v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
16 Oct 2001 Galatasaray v Nantes D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
24 Oct 2001 Lazio v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Oct 2001 Galatasaray v PSV Eindhoven D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
20 Nov 2001 Galatasaray v AS Roma D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
26 Feb 2002 Galatasaray v Liverpool D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
19 Mar 2002 Galatasaray v Barcelona L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
24 Sep 2002 Galatasaray v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
17 Sep 2003 Juventus v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Sep 2003 Galatasaray v Real Sociedad D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
10 Dec 2003 Real Sociedad v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
1991-92 Turkey Under-21 1
1992-93 Turkey Mediterranean Games 1
1992-93 Turkey UEFA Under-21 6
1
1993-94 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1994-95 Turkey International Friendly 2
1
1
1994-95 Turkey UEFA European Championship 2
1
1995-96 Turkey International Friendly 3
1
1995-96 Turkey UEFA European Championship 1
3
1996-97 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
2
1996-97 Turkey International Friendly 2
1996-97 Turkey Kirin Japan Cup
1
1996-97 Turkey South Korea Cup
1
1997-98 Turkey FIFA World Cup 3
2
1997-98 Turkey International Friendly 1
1998-99 Turkey UEFA European Championship
2
1999-00 Turkey International Friendly 1
1999-00 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6
3
3
1
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 1
8
2
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly
3
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup
1
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 2
1
1
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Nov 1991 Turkey v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
19 Feb 1992 Turkey v Italy L 0-1 U21
17 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
15 Dec 1992 Turkey v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
23 Feb 1993 Netherlands v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
09 Mar 1993 San Marino v Turkey W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 2
30 Mar 1993 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
27 Apr 1993 Norway v Turkey L 5-2 UEFA U21 Group 2
26 Jun 1993 Turkey v Algeria W 2-0 Mediterranean Games
26 Oct 1993 Turkey v Poland W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
09 Nov 1993 Turkey v Norway W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
31 Aug 1994 FYR Macedonia v Turkey W 0-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Hungary v Turkey D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 Oct 1994 Turkey v Iceland W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Dec 1994 Turkey v Switzerland L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
21 Dec 1994 Italy v Turkey L 3-1 International Friendly
15 Feb 1995 Turkey v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 Sweden v Turkey D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Feb 1996 Turkey v Belarus W 3-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 1996 Czech Republic v Turkey L 3-0 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Estonia v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Finland v Turkey L 2-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 1996 Turkey v Croatia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 1996 Portugal v Turkey L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 1996 Turkey v Denmark L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
31 Aug 1996 Belgium v Turkey L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
09 Oct 1996 France v Turkey L 4-0 International Friendly
10 Nov 1996 Turkey v San Marino W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
14 Dec 1996 Wales v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
12 Feb 1997 Turkey v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 1997 Turkey v Belgium L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
12 Jun 1997 Croatia v Turkey D 1-1 SOUTH KOREA CUP
15 Jun 1997 Japan v Turkey L 1-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
20 Aug 1997 Turkey v Wales W 6-4 FIFA World Cup Group 7
10 Sep 1997 San Marino v Turkey W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Oct 1997 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
21 Jan 1998 Turkey v Albania L 1-4 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Mar 1999 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Sep 1999 Moldova v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Germany v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 Turkey v Norway L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Turkey v Italy L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Belgium v Turkey W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
24 Jun 2000 Portugal v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
07 Oct 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2000 Azerbaijan v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
24 Mar 2001 Turkey v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2001 Norway v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Slovakia v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2001 Turkey v Sweden L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2001 Moldova v Turkey W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Nov 2001 Austria v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Turkey v Austria W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
12 Feb 2002 Turkey v Ecuador L 0-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Turkey v Chile W 2-0 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa L 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
03 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
09 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
22 Jun 2002 Turkey v Senegal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
21 Aug 2002 Turkey v Georgia W 3-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Turkey v Slovakia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Oct 2002 FYR Macedonia v Turkey W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Oct 2002 Turkey v Liechtenstein W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
20 Nov 2002 Italy v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Turkey v Ukraine D 0-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.