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About Arda Turan
Arda Turan (born 30 January 1987) is a Turkish footballer playing for Galatasaray and the Turkish national team. Already a regular in Fatih Terim's Turkish team at the age of 22, he currently has over 30 senior international caps. In July 2008, Arda was ranked 8th in the selection of the 100 Best Young Football Players in the World as published by Spanish magazine Don Balón.Galatasaray He is a product of the Galatasaray youth system, but initially came to light once being on loan to Manisaspor in the 2005-06 season. He was recalled the for the start of the following season, and made a regular start in the first team. It was during this time that he received his first senior international call up. Arda quickly impressed manager Eric Gerets with his performances early in the 2006–07 season. After his performances in the Champions League qualifiers which led Galatasaray to the group stage, Arda became a first team regular. Arda continued his development in the 2007-08 season. Despite a poor start to the season, Arda improved his performances immensely, scoring seven goals in the second half of the season. Following his impressive displays domestically, Newcastle United made a £9m offer to buy Arda prior to the Euro 2008 championships, but the Galatasaray chairman rejected the offer. Prior to the 2009-10 season, Arda has been made the Galatasaray captain, and has been handed squad number 10, which had belonged to Metin Oktay and Gheorghe Hagi, having previously worn number 66. As captain at the start of the 2009-10 season, he guided his team to six consecutive league wins games which put Galatasaray comfortably at the top of the table. He has scored two goals himself this season from the wings. International career Arda is an international regular having made over 30 appearances for Turkey at senior level. He made his debut in the 2–0 friendly victory over Luxembourg on August 16, 2006, having worked his way through the youth National Team at U19 and U21 level. He scored his first international goal on May 25, 2008 in a friendly against Uruguay. Euro 2008 Arda featured in nine of Turkey's twelve qualification matches for Euro 2008, and starred in the finals of the tournament itself. He scored two goals during Turkey's progression to the semi-finals. The first was a 92nd minute winner against the Swiss in their second group game to knock them out of the competition. His second came in the final group game against the Czech Republic, in which the winner would go through to the quarter-finals due to identical records. He scored Turkey's first goal in the 75th minute, beating Petr Cech with a low shot, which lead to Turkey coming from 2-0 down to win the match. He also successfully converted a spot-kick in the penalty shootout against Croatia in the quarter-finals, taking Turkey to the semi's where they were eventually knocked out by losing finalists Germany. 2010 World Cup After a World Cup qualifier on 6 September 2008 between Armenia and Turkey, two sides which have historical political problems, both teams received a FIFA Fair Play Award for 2008. He scored the Turkish national team's 600th international goal, in a 2010 World Cup qualification game against Estonia on 5 September 2009.

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Turkey Football Players Ranking

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1. Arda Turan 24031
2. Hakan Şükür 10008
3. Semih Şentürk 9568
4. Metin Oktay 8511
5. Lefter 1585
6. Ertuğrul Sağlam 1207
7. Rıdvan Dilmen 1169
8. Tuncay Şanlı 1032
9. Mevlüt Erdinç 1031
10. Oğuz Çetin 735

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16. Rafat Ali 38816
17. Saad Al-Harthi 36366
18. Careca 31168
19. Paolino Pulici 28284
20. Arda Turan 24031
21. Ali Askar Lali 23608
22. Gheorghe Hagi 23508
23. Marek Leśniak 23302
24. Ali Karimi 20340

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