Top facts about Arda Turan, in the light of glorious days

Tue 18 May 2021 | 7:30

The top facts about Arda Turan will be about one of the loyal, aggressive, and creative midfielders in the history of Turkish football. We are pretty sure that in the end, you will be enjoyed by this article.

Arda Turan was born in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 30, 1987. Turkish international winger who won a Super Lig title with Galatasaray in 2008. He also won two La Liga titles, one with Atletico Madrid in 2014 and Barcelona in 2016. Fellow winger Dani Aquino joined him on Atletico Madrid in 2013. He made his professional debut with Galatasaray in 2006 after five seasons playing in the squad’s youth ranks.

Then the coach took him to the main squad during the 2004-2005 season, but he was not given much chance due to lack of experience. Arda joined Manisaspor in the 2005-2006 season to make an experience. Eventually, Turan managed to attract Eric Gerets's attention with his performance here and returned to Galatasaray for the next season.

In August 2011, he signed a 4-year contract with

Atletico Madrid

. Galatasaray received huge money from this transfer. In July 2008, Arda was named 8th in the list of "The World's 100 Best Young Players" by the Spanish magazine Don Balon. In 2015, Barcelona paid €34m (including €7m success bonuses) to sign Arda. After Rustu Recber, he became the second Turkish footballer to wear a Barcelona jersey. In the following, we will mention in detail Arda Turan net worth, stats, and other points. Today we want to talk about the

top facts about Arda Turan

and tell you some special facts about this former star.

Top facts about Arda Turan you might want to know

Arda Turan is a 34 years old star who has played for Turkey national team, Galatasaray, Manisaspor, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Istanbul Basaksehir. He is known as one of the best Turkish midfielders of all-time, so in this part of the article, we want to look at Turan’s adventure and story through a new window. We will discover everything you want to know about

Arda Turan personal life

and then in the next parts, we will review the top facts about Arda Turan.

  • Full Name

    : Arda Turan

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 11 January 1987 in Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Arda Turan age

    : 34

  • Height & Weight

    : Arda Turan height is 1.77 m and he weighs 76 kg

  • Family Members

    : Adnan Turan (father), Yuksel Turan (mother), Okan Turan (siblings), Hamza Arda Turan, Asil Aslan Turan (sons), Aslihan Dogan (wife)

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife

    : Aslihan Dogan

  • Ex-wife

    : Sinem Kobal

  • Arda Turan Children

    : Asil Aslan, Hamza

  • Current Team

    : Galatasaray

  • Jersey Number

    : #10 Galatasaray, Atletico Madrid /#10 Turkey

  • Nickname

    : “Fenoman”

  • Position

    : Midfielder

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Aquarius

Arda Turan Birthday, Zodiac Sign and Nationality

Arda Turan was born on 30 January 1987 in Fatih, Istanbul,


. Arda Turan nationality is Turkish. Arda Turan zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Aquarius-born people are shy and quiet, but on the other hand, they can be eccentric and energetic. However, in both cases, they are deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. They are able to see without prejudice, on both sides, which makes them people who can easily solve problems.

Although they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them, Aquarius-born have a deep need to be some time alone and away from everything, in order to restore power. People born under the Aquarius sign, look at the world as a place full of possibilities. Some of the most famous figures born on the 11th of January (Arda Turan Birthday) are Jamie Vardy, Matteo Renzi, Yolanda Hadid and Leroy Sane.

Arda Turan Parents and Childhood

Arda Turan was born on January 30, 1987 in Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey. Turan was born to Turkish parents and he served as a Turkish player for years. Adnan and Yuksel Turan (

Arda Turan parents

) always supported their son and tried to be by Arda's side.

He graduated from Sehremini High School. He is still a student at Istanbul University Sports Academy. Turan, who faced football at a young age, started to play in Galatasaray youth when he was twelve years old. The young player, who started the 2006-2007 season fast, made a name for himself by scoring two goals against FK Mlada Boleslav in his first match in the UEFA Champions League. He scored a total of 5 goals in 31 league matches he played that season.

Although he made a weak start to the 2007-2008 season, he attracted attention with his high performance, especially in the second half of the season. As a result of his success in the league, Newcastle United offered him a great contract. Still,


had not accepted the opportunity to score a total of 7 goals in 30 matches this season.

Turan, who recorded his first hat-trick in his career against Sivasspor in the 2008-2009 season, proved that he is one of the best players on his team with two goals against the Bordeaux UEFA Cup. The successful midfield player, who scored 7 goals and 9 assists in 29 games this season, was appointed as the captain of Galatasaray on 10 July 2009 and became the youngest captain in the club's history. Arda Turan wore the number 10 jersey in Galatasaray, such as the legendary players Metin Oktay, Tanju Colak and Gheorghe Hagi.

Arda Turan childhood

dream has always been to be able to become a football player and this dream finally came true.

Arda Turan has always been one of those people who had the talent to achieve their goals, and that is why Arda Turan childhood had been spent with hard-working to achieve goals.

Arda Turan Girlfriend, Personal Life and Marital Status

Besides discussing Arda Turan career, we will also talk about Arda Turan children and family. Arda Turan is currently married to Aslihan Dogan.

Aslihan Dogan was born on December 4, 1985. Arda met Aslihan when he first went to the green pitch. The story of Arda Turan and Aslihan Dogan dates back to 2015. Arda Turan had a long relationship with Aslihan Dogan, before leaving Sinem Kobal and getting married.

In fact, the couple was considered to be married. However, they decided to end their relationship, and then Aslihan Dogan closed her social media account for a long time. Years have passed, they ate together, they traveled and dusted on the basis of their very brewed friendship.

Arda Turan Career

Following the

top facts about Arda Turan

, there is a good percent you want to continue the rest of the article so we intend to bring up a new topic. Arda Turan was born on January 11, 1987, in Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.

Arda Turan career before returning to Turkey was fabulous. Arda started playing football at the age of 8 at Altintepsi Makelspor, an amateur team in the Altintepsi neighborhood of Bayrampasa, where he was born and raised. He continued his football life in Altintepsi Makelspor from 1997 to 2000. In 2000 when he was 12 years old, he transferred to Galatasaray. Arda managed to play football in Galatasaray youth from 2000 to 2005.

On 22 January 2005, he made his first official match with Galatasaray jersey in the Turkish Cup match against Bursaspor. Turan, who played in Galatasaray's first team for a while after becoming professional, was loaned to Manisaspor in the second half of the 2005-06 season. He made his first official match in this team in the away game against Ankaragucu and scored his first goal in his club career and in the Super League in the match that won 2-0.

After half a season in Manisaspor, he returned to Galatasaray, scored 2 goals, and made 1 assist in the match against Mlada Boleslav in the Champions League qualifying round. Consequently, he scored his first official goal under the Galatasaray jersey. On August 13, 2006, Arda scored his first goal in the Super League with Galatasaray in the match where they defeated Kayserispor 4-0. In the 2009-10 season, when he was only 22 years old, they chose him as the captain of Galatasaray's first team, and he also was given the number 10 shirt.

Arda Turan

won one Super League, Turkey Cup, and Turkey Super Cup with Galatasaray's jersey. In August 2011, he transferred to the Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a €12m. 

With this transfer fee paid, he became the most expensive Turkish football player transferred from Turkey abroad. He made his first official match in Roji Blancos jersey at the La Liga match against Osasuna.

In the seasons he played in Atletico Madrid, he won 1 UEFA Europa League championship with La Liga, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, and played an active role in his team's rise to the finals with the goal he scored in the Champions League semi-finals in 2014. Before the 2015-16 season,


​​paid €34m (€7m success bonuses), and this time he earned the title of the most expensive Turkish footballer of all time.

He made his first official match against Barcelona on January 6, 2016, at the Copa del Rey match against Espanyol. Also, he made his first La Liga match with Barcelona jersey on January 9, 2016, in the match against Granada. Turan won La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Clubs World Cup with Barcelona.

He won the Milliyet Sports Award in the categories of Footballer of the Year in 2008 and 2009. He also won the European Footballer of the Year award. In 2008, he was named the 8th best player among 100-star footballers born in 1987 and above by Spanish sports magazine Don Balon. He was named the most popular active footballer of 2009 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. He was named Man of the Year by GQ magazine in 2015.

On the International level in Arda Turan's career, he has always been a fanatic player. In 2002, he found a place for himself in the under-16 National Team youth squad and managed to score 15 goals in 79 games in total until he entered the squad of Turkey in 2006. Arda Turan, who has a long relationship with the national team starting from the under-16 team, first appeared in 2008 with the Turkish national team.

Turan, who scored his first official goal in the Turkey-


match on 25 May 2008, scored in the Switzerland-Turkey match on June 11, 2008. He was chosen as the man of the match with his last-minute goal. He scored a total of 5 goals in 34 games for Turkey. He scored four goals for Turkey during the UEFA Euro 2012, but was unable to lead the team to the finals.

On June 6, 2017, while Turan was on his way back from the Macedonia match, he ended his national team career. Finally, Arda Turan, who played in Basaksehir, made a deal with Galatasaray again and returned to his home, where he grew and became a man.

Arda Turan Religion


Arda Turan religion

in top facts about Arda Turan article, like most of the Turkish people, he is Muslim.

Islam is the largest religion in Turkey according to the state, with 99.8% of the population being initially registered by the state as Muslim, for anyone whose parents are not of any other officially recognized religion and the remaining 0.2% are Christians or adherents of other officially recognized religions like.

Arda Turan Salary, Net worth and Market Value

Relating to 

Arda Turan salary

, he earns €0.4m per year. His salary in Basaksehir (€4m) and Barcelona (€8m) was much more than this fee.

Arda Turan net worth

is around €25m. He made his €25m fortune in Galatasaray,


, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Istanbul Basaksehir and Turkey national team.

Now the whole Arda Turan net worth is around €25m and he also has an annual net salary of €0.4m. After all, about

Arda Turan market value

, it should be said his highest market value was in 2015 worth €35m.

Arda Turan Transfermarket Stats

Arda Turan transfermarket stats

 are great. As we said, in terms of Arda Turan stats, he managed to play 515 games throughout his career so far. Arda Turan entered the first team of Galatasaray in the 2004-2005 season; Aslans loaned him to Manisaspor due to lack of experience. Arda Turan, who showed a great rise in Manisaspor, returned to Galatasaray the next season.

In August 2011, he signed a 4-year contract with Atletico Madrid. Galatasaray received a €12m transfer fee from this transfer. On 7 July 2015, Arda Turan transferred to Barcelona for €34m plus €7m bonuses. After five seasons in Barcelona, Arda decided to return to his country and signed a loan contract with Istanbul Basaksehir. After this successful period, he joined Galatasaray on a free transfer.

His performances for the Turkish national team at the Euro 2008 have not yet been forgotten. However, even if some fans deny it,

Arda Turan stats

and efficiency in Barcelona could have been much more excellent.

Some Short Top Facts about Arda Turan

  • Arda Turan was a Midfielder. His height is 1.77 m and he weighs 76kg.

  • About Arda Turan age, it should be said that he is 34 years old.

  • Arda Turan salary at Barcelona was €8m per year.

  • Arda Turan married to Aslihan Dogan.

  • Regarding Arda Turan children, he has two cute sons.

  • Arda Turan is Turkish and he used to play for Turkey national team.

When it comes to the

top facts about Arda Turan

, passion, determination, creativity, and stubbornness, come to mind.


Arda Turan social media

, he is active in social media, and his comments are very popular among the fans.

Arda Turan Instagram account

 has 7.1m followers. Besides all this information, it is better to mention

Arda Turan Facebook account


Arda Turan Twitter account


Arda Turan Quotes

One of the favorite parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Arda Turan is amazing quotes.

Arda Turan about his love for Galatasaray

"Other teams have offered me massive money, but my love for Galatasaray is real. I want to play in major leagues, and my dream team is Liverpool F.C. As I always mention, Liverpool attracts me because of their tradition. In Europe, I am a Liverpool supporter, so if I go to play in Europe, I would like to play for them."

Arda Turan on comparisons between Lionel Messi and

Cristiano Ronaldo

"Messi or Ronaldo best player in the world? In the world, I would say Ronaldo. Messi is from another planet."

Arda Turan on Xavi

"Replacing Xavi? Nobody can replace Xavi because he is great, not only for Barca, but he was an idol all over the world. I'm a different player, I will try my best, but I won't be Xavi. I will contribute with my way of working, but Xavi will always be a symbol for Barca.

Arda Turan on Luis Enrique

“Luis Enrique is one of the best coaches in the world and we have to work to win as many titles as possible.”

Arda Turan on joining Barcelona

“First of all, there were many offers, but if there was a proposal from Barcelona, you have to reject everything else. Wearing Barcelona jersey is a dream for me.”

Arda Turan Achievements

The honors of Arda Turan are quite known. He is one of the most famous Turkish players in history who has won trophies in Turkey and Spain. Let's take a look at Arda Turan's achievements in the top facts about Arda Turan article.


  • Turkish Champion in 2007-2008

  • Turkish Cup Winner in 2004-2005

  • Turkish Super Cup Winner in 2007-2008

Atletico Madrid

  • Spanish Super Cup Winner in 2014-2015

  • Europa League Winner in 2011-2012

  • UEFA Super Cup Winner in 2012-2013

  • Spanish Cup Winner in 2012-2013


  • Spanish Champion in 2015-2016

  • Spanish Super Cup Winner in 2016-2017

  • UEFA Super Cup Winner in 2015-2016

Individual Achievements

  • Footballer of the Year in Turkey in 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015

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