|Arda Turan Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1987|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Arda Turan is a Turkish former professional footballer who is best known for his career as a winger for teams like Galatasaray, Manisaspor, Atlético Madrid, İstanbul Başakşehir, and Barcelona. He is known for his dribbling skills, ball control, and vision. During the course of his career, Arda had won several tournaments such as Süper Lig, Turkish Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de España, Süper Lig, and many more.
Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
- Father – Adnan Turan
- Mother – Yuksel Turan
- Siblings – Okan Turan (Brother)
Arda is signed with Foot & Ball.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Arda Turan dated –
- Dilara Oztunc (2007-2008) – In the period from 2007 until 2008, Arda was in a relationship with Turkish actress Dilara Oztunc.
- Sinem Kobal (2009-2013) – In 2009, Turan commenced dating the Turkish actress Sinem Kobal. The couple engaged on December 25, 2012, but eventually split up in 2013.
- Selin Imer (2012) – In 2012, Turan was RUMORed for having a fling with Selin Imer.
- Idil Firat (2014) – In 2014, Arda dated Turkish socialite Idil Firat.
- Aslihan Dogan (2015-Present) – Turan began dating Aslihan Dogan in May 2015. The couple is still together.
Race / Ethnicity
Arda has signed an endorsement contract with Nike.
Arda is a Muslim.
Best Known For
Being the first Turkish player ever to win the La Liga trophy. He is most recognized for his skills such as ball control, technique, and court vision.
First Football Match
On January 22, 2005, Arda played his first professional match for Galatasaray against Bursaspor.
He debuted for Atletico Madrid on August 28, 2011, in a game against CA Osasuna. Turan came in as a substitute in the second half.
Arda had his UEFA Europa League debut on September 15, 2011, against Celtic.
On January 6, 2016, Turan debuted for FC Barcelona in a match against RCD Espanyol.
- Holding on the ball
- Defensive contribution
He has no significant weaknesses.
In 2013, Arda appeared in the Turkish comedy Hükümet Kadin 2 as Arda Turan.
Arda Turan Facts
- He began his football career at Galatasaray’s youth categories. Turan was added to Galatasaray’s first team by Gheorghe Hagi during 2004-2005 season.
- At the age of 21, he captained Galatasaray.
- On August 9, 2011, Arda joined Atletico Madrid for a price of 12 million euros. At that time, Arda was the most expensive Turkish player of all time.
- On July 6, 2015, Turan was transferred to FC Barcelona after he signed a five-year deal worth 34 million euros plus 7 million in variables.
- On May 25, 2008, Arda achieved his first goal for Turkey in a friendly match against Uruguay.
- He loves when he is compared with Lionel Messi who Arda thinks is the greatest player in the world.
- On November 16, 2008, during a match against Istanbul BB, he fainted on the football pitch. He was immediately sent to the hospital and it was determined that he suffered from cardiac arrhythmia.
- Arda is a passionate car lover. He owns Aston Martin DB9 and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
- Turan has been involved in numerous charities for sick children.
- On May 11, 2014, Arda was made the goodwill ambassador for Khojaly Massacre.
- Arda appeared on the cover of the video game FIFA 15 in Turkey along with the Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi.
- In 2010, he was voted the third most popular European footballer of 2009 and the 14th most popular in the world by IFFHS.