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About Hakan Yakin Hakan Yakin (born 22 February 1977 in Basel) is a Swiss footballer who plays for Swiss Super League FC Lucerne and the Swiss national team.Background and club career Hakan Yakin was born in Basel, Switzerland to Turkish parents. However, he grew up in suburban Münchenstein, just outside of Basel and close to the borders of France and Germany. His surname is based on the Turkish word Yakın (meaning close, adjacent), however as he is a Swiss resident and citizen, the name which he uses is Yakin. He began playing professional football with hometown club FC Basel. His career was then overshadowed by some trouble regarding his club transfers, as his engagements outside Switzerland (Paris Saint-Germain, VfB Stuttgart, and Galatasaray) were not accompanied by luck. In 2005-06, Yakin returned to Switzerland, joining BSC Young Boys. In July 2008, Yakin signed a contracted with Qatar champions Al-Gharafa, for a salary of around €2.5 millions per year. In March 2009, it was reported that Yakin has been training with the Grasshopper-Club Zürich U-21 side, coached by his brother Murat, in a bid to get fit. Yakin then signed a contract on 25 June 2009 in his homeland Switzerland with FC Lucerne; the contract runs through to 30 June 2011.

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Rank Name Total
325. Ahmed Fathy 90
326. Robbie Savage 87
327. Abdelkader Ghezzal 87
328. Nadir Belhadj 84
329. Hakan Yakin 83
330. Adriano 81
331. Angelos Charisteas 80
332. Jassem Yaqoub 78
333. Nemanja Vidić 78

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