Bulent Korkmaz

Date of birth24 November 1968
Place of birthMalatya
NationalityTurkish
Weight80 kg
Height1.81 m
PositionDefender

A long time central defensive partner of Ozalan Alpay he has recently been replaced in the national team by Ozat Umit. His entire playing career has been spent at Galatasaray where he was a product of the youth system and he now holds the appearance record at the club. He has won six league titles and four cups while at Galatasaray and has seen the team develop into a real European force. He made his international debut in 1990 and was a member of the 1996 European Championship team but missed the 2000 European Championship Finals with injury. He is an excellent central defender and man marker although he has lost his pace with age.

In the 2002 World Cup finals, he scored in the 3-0 defeat of China as Turkey qualified for the second phase for the first time.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Galatasaray

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Galatasaray Turkish First Division 26
1
3
1
2000-01 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 14
1
4
2001-02 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 12
4
2002-03 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 2
2003-04 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 3
1


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
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
09 Aug 2000 St Gallen v Galatasaray W 1-2 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
13 Aug 2000 Denizlispor v Galatasaray W 0-1 Turkish First Division
22 Aug 2000 Galatasaray v St Gallen D 2-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
25 Aug 2000 Real Madrid v Galatasaray W 1-2 UEFA Super Cup Final
06 Sep 2000 Bursaspor v Galatasaray W 0-2 Turkish First Division 3
09 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Samsunspor L 1-2 Turkish First Division
12 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v AS Monaco W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
15 Sep 2000 Kocaelispor v Galatasaray W 1-4 Turkish First Division
20 Sep 2000 Sturm Graz v Galatasaray L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
27 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Rangers W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
14 Oct 2000 Galatasaray v Siirt Jet Pa W 4-1 Turkish First Division 8
17 Oct 2000 Rangers v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
21 Oct 2000 Besiktas v Galatasaray L 3-1 Turkish First Division
25 Oct 2000 AS Monaco v Galatasaray L 4-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
29 Oct 2000 Galatasaray v Yozgatspor W 3-0 Turkish First Division
07 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Sturm Graz D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
11 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Caykur Rizespor W 2-0 Turkish First Division
18 Nov 2000 Adanaspor v Galatasaray W 1-2 Turkish First Division 13
21 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Galatasaray D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
26 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 Turkish First Division
01 Dec 2000 Ankaragucu v Galatasaray W 1-3 Turkish First Division
06 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Paris St Germain W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
10 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Gaziantepspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division
17 Dec 2000 Trabzonspor v Galatasaray D 1-1 Turkish First Division
20 Dec 2000 Antalyaspor v Galatasaray W 0-1 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
07 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v AC Milan W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
18 Mar 2001 Siirt Jet Pa v Galatasaray W 0-1 Turkish First Division 25
03 Apr 2001 Galatasaray v Real Madrid W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
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
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
20 Nov 2001 Galatasaray v AS Roma D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
05 Dec 2001 Barcelona v Galatasaray D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
20 Feb 2002 Liverpool v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
26 Feb 2002 Galatasaray v Liverpool D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group B
13 Mar 2002 AS Roma v Galatasaray 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
13 Nov 2002 Barcelona v Galatasaray 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
02 Dec 2003 Galatasaray v Juventus 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
1988-89 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
1990-91 Turkey International Friendly 2
1990-91 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3
1
1991-92 Turkey International Friendly 6
1
1991-92 Turkey UEFA European Championship
1
1992-93 Turkey FIFA World Cup 8
1992-93 Turkey International Friendly 1
1993-94 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
1993-94 Turkey International Friendly 2
1994-95 Turkey Canada Cup 2
1994-95 Turkey Centenary 1
1994-95 Turkey International Friendly 5
1994-95 Turkey Milli Futbol Takim 1
1994-95 Turkey UEFA European Championship 5
1
1995-96 Turkey International Friendly 4
2
1995-96 Turkey UEFA European Championship
2
1996-97 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 Turkey International Friendly 2
1997-98 Turkey FIFA World Cup 1
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 6
2
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 2
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly 3
1
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup
1
2002-03 Turkey FIFA Confederations Cup 3
2
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6
1
2003-04 Turkey International Friendly 7
1
2003-04 Turkey UEFA European Championship 4
2004-05 Turkey FIFA World Cup
1
2004-05 Turkey International Friendly
1
2005-06 Turkey International Friendly 1


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
01 Nov 1988 Austria v Turkey L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
17 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Nov 1990 Turkey v Poland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
27 Feb 1991 Turkey v Yugoslavia D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 Tunisia v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 1991 Poland v Turkey L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Jul 1991 Faroe Islands v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Jul 1991 Iceland v Turkey L 5-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 1991 Bulgaria v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1991 Turkey v USA D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 1991 Turkey v Republic of Ireland L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
25 Mar 1992 Luxembourg v Turkey W 2-3 International Friendly
08 Apr 1992 Turkey v Denmark W 2-1 International Friendly
30 May 1992 Germany v Turkey L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Aug 1992 Turkey v Bulgaria W 3-2 International Friendly
23 Sep 1992 Poland v Turkey L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Oct 1992 Turkey v San Marino W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1992 England v Turkey L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
16 Dec 1992 Turkey v Netherlands L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
24 Feb 1993 Netherlands v Turkey L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
10 Mar 1993 San Marino v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 Mar 1993 Turkey v England L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Apr 1993 Norway v Turkey L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
27 Oct 1993 Turkey v Poland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
10 Nov 1993 Turkey v Norway W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
23 Feb 1994 Turkey v Czech Republic L 1-4 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Turkey v Russia L 0-1 International Friendly
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
29 Mar 1995 Turkey v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
26 Apr 1995 Switzerland v Turkey W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey W 1-3 CANADA CUP
08 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey W 0-3 CANADA CUP
12 Jun 1995 Turkey v Honduras W 1-0 International Friendly
18 Jun 1995 Paraguay v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
21 Jun 1995 Turkey v New Zealand W 2-1 MILLI FUTBOL TAKIM
23 Jun 1995 Chile v Turkey D 0-0 CENTENARY
06 Sep 1995 Turkey v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Oct 1995 Finland v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
14 Feb 1996 Turkey v Belarus W 3-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 1996 Czech Republic v Turkey L 3-0 International Friendly
01 May 1996 Turkey v Ukraine W 3-2 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Estonia v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Finland v Turkey L 2-1 International Friendly
19 Jun 1996 Turkey v Denmark L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
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
02 Apr 1997 Turkey v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
30 Apr 1997 Turkey v Belgium L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
20 Aug 1997 Turkey v Wales W 6-4 FIFA World Cup Group 7
16 Aug 2000 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Turkey L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
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
15 Nov 2000 Turkey v France L 0-4 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Turkey v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
02 Jun 2001 Turkey v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
06 Jun 2001 Turkey v FYR Macedonia D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2001 Norway v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2002 Turkey v Ecuador L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2002 Turkey v Korea Republic D 0-0 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
13 Jun 2002 Turkey v China PR W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 2002 Japan v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
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
29 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Turkey W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
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
02 Apr 2003 England v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
30 Apr 2003 Czech Republic v Turkey L 4-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Slovakia v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Jun 2003 Turkey v FYR Macedonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Jun 2003 USA v Turkey W 1-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
23 Jun 2003 Brazil v Turkey D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
26 Jun 2003 France v Turkey L 3-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
20 Aug 2003 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Liechtenstein v Turkey W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Nov 2003 Latvia v Turkey L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Turkey v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
31 Mar 2004 Croatia v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Belgium v Turkey W 2-3 International Friendly
21 May 2004 Australia v Turkey W 1-3 International Friendly
24 May 2004 Australia v Turkey W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Korea Republic v Turkey W 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Korea Republic v Turkey L 2-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Turkey v Belarus L 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Turkey v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Aug 2005 Bulgaria v Turkey L 3-1 International Friendly


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