Okan Buruk

Date of birth19 October 1973
Place of birthIstanbul
NationalityTurkish
Weight69 kg
Height1.69 m
PositionMidfielder

A former great hope of Turkish football he was a prominent member of the side which won the European under 18 title in 1992. He began his career at Galatasary where he was a product of the youth system making his debut as a teenager, and soon after forcing his way into the full national side making his debut in October 1992 against San Marino. A broken leg suffered in February 1993 in a Turkish Cup semi final halted his progress and he has not been the same player since. He made his way back into the Galatasaray team but did not appear for the national side again until April 1998. He made the 2000 European Championship Finals squad and looked to have recovered the form he showed as a teenager. He was switched to play on the right hand side of midfield by Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim and this is where he now plays for the national side. He moved to Inter Milan in the summer of 2001 but has failed to become a regular team member. He is a good attacking option on the right wing and can defend.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Galatasaray 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 2001
Internazionale 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 FIFA International Friendly 1
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Cup 3
1
2000-01 Galatasaray Turkish First Division 23
3
2
4
1
2000-01 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 11
1
4
2001-02 Internazionale Serie A 3
4
3
2001-02 Internazionale UEFA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Internazionale Serie A 9
6
2
2
1
2002-03 Internazionale UEFA Champions League 4
3
2003-04 Internazionale Serie A
3
2003-04 Internazionale UEFA Cup 2
1
2
2006-07 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 1
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
12 Jun 1999 Australia v FIFA XI L 3-2 International Friendly


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
1986-87 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
1986-87 Turkey Under-21 1
1987-88 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
1988-89 Turkey Under-21
1
1990-91 Turkey UEFA Under-18 2
1
1991-92 Turkey UEFA Under-18 2
1
1992-93 Turkey FIFA World Cup 1
1992-93 Turkey UEFA Under-18 2
1
1992-93 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
1
1994-95 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1
1995-96 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1
2
1997-98 Turkey International Friendly 1
1998-99 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3
1999-00 Turkey International Friendly
1
1999-00 Turkey UEFA European Championship 7
1
1
2
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 5
1
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 2
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 3
1
2
1
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup 1
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 5
2
2
2003-04 Turkey International Friendly 5
2
2003-04 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
2004-05 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
2
2005-06 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
2
1
1
2009-10 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
03 Mar 1987 Turkey v Romania W 3-1 U21
28 Apr 1987 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
13 Oct 1987 England v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
18 Jan 1989 Turkey v Italy D 2-2 U21
18 Nov 1990 Turkey v Israel D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
05 May 1991 Turkey v Greece W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
25 Sep 1991 Switzerland v Turkey W 0-4 UEFA U18 Group 1
30 Oct 1991 Greece v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
20 Jul 1992 Turkey v Hungary W 3-0 UEFA U18 Quarter-final
22 Jul 1992 Turkey v Norway W 2-1 UEFA U18 Semi-final
22 Sep 1992 Poland v Turkey L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
28 Oct 1992 Turkey v San Marino W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
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
22 Apr 1998 Russia v Turkey L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Oct 1998 Turkey v Finland L 1-3 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
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
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
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
28 Mar 2001 FYR Macedonia v Turkey W 1-2 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
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
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa L 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
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
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
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
04 Sep 2004 Turkey v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
08 Sep 2004 Greece v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Oct 2004 Denmark v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Nov 2004 Turkey v Ukraine L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
03 Sep 2005 Turkey v Denmark D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Sep 2005 Ukraine v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Oct 2005 Albania v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Nov 2005 Switzerland v Turkey L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Play-off 1st leg
22 May 2010 Turkey v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly


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