Hakan Ünsal

Date of birth14 May 1973
Place of birthSinop
NationalityTurkish
Weight78 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

A versatile player, who can play as left back, left midfield or in the centre he has never really established himself as his nations first choice. He began his club career at Karabukspor before signing for Galatasaray in 1994. His performances earned him an international debut in August 1996 and he was a member of the 2000 European Championship Finals squad after returning from a serious injury. At club level Galatasaray dropped him in 2001 after refusing to sign a new contract and Premiership side Blackburn Rovers snapped him up in March 2002. He was a regular in qualification and will challenge Abdullah Ercan for the left hand side position.

Along with Alpay, Hakan was the second Turkish player to be sent-off in their World Cup finals opener against Brazil. He was dismissed for two yellow cards - the second following Rivaldo's over-reaction so becoming the 100th player to be sent-off in the history of the World Cup finals. Otherwise he enjoyed a superb tournament and was selected for FIFA's All-Star squad.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Galatasaray 21 Feb 2002
Blackburn Rovers 21 Feb 2002 28 Aug 2002
Galatasaray 28 Aug 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Cup
3
2000-01 Galatasaray Turkish First Division 12
3
1
3
2000-01 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 10
2
2
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 7
1
2
2001-02 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 8
2
1
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
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
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
19 Aug 2000 Galatasaray v Erzurumspor W 7-0 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
20 Sep 2000 Sturm Graz v Galatasaray L 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
23 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Istanbulspor D 1-1 Turkish First Division
27 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Rangers W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Sep 2000 Gençlerbirligi v Galatasaray W 1-4 Turkish First Division
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
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
14 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Deportivo La Coruña W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
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
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
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
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
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
1994-95 Turkey UEFA Under-21 3
1
1995-96 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1
1996-97 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
2
1996-97 Turkey Kirin Japan Cup 1
1996-97 Turkey South Korea Cup
1
1997-98 Turkey International Friendly 1
1
1998-99 Turkey UEFA European Championship
2
1999-00 Turkey UEFA European Championship 4
1
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 3
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 1
1
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly 3
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup 1
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 1
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 1
1
2004-05 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
06 Sep 1994 Hungary v Turkey L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
28 Mar 1995 Turkey v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
25 Apr 1995 Switzerland v Turkey W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Sep 1995 Turkey v Hungary W 2-1 UEFA U21
10 Oct 1995 Iceland v Turkey W 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
31 Aug 1996 Belgium v Turkey L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
10 Nov 1996 Turkey v San Marino W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
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
12 Jun 1997 Croatia v Turkey D 1-1 SOUTH KOREA CUP
15 Jun 1997 Japan v Turkey L 1-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
18 Feb 1998 Israel v Turkey L 4-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Russia v Turkey L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Turkey v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
05 Jun 1999 Finland v Turkey W 2-4 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
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
15 Jun 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
24 Jun 2000 Portugal v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
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
07 Oct 2001 Moldova v Turkey W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
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
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
16 Oct 2002 Turkey v Liechtenstein W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Aug 2004 Turkey v Belarus L 1-2 International Friendly


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