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Berkant Göktan
Berkant Göktan
Personal information
Full name Berkant Göktan
Date of birth 12 December 1980 (1980-12-12) (age 29)
Place of birth Munich, West Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Muangthong United
Number 36
Youth career
Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Bayern Munich 1 (0)
1999 Mönchengladbach (loan) 5 (0)
1999–2000 Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 14 (1)
2000–2001 Bayern Munich 1 (0)
2001–2004 Galatasaray SK 41 (9)
2004–2005 Beşiktaş J.K. 4 (1)
2005–2006 1. FC Kaiserslautern 7 (1)
2006–2008 TSV 1860 München 32 (18)
2010– Muangthong United 0 (0)
National team
Turkey U21 29 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 January 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Berkant Göktan (born 12 December 1980 in Munich) is a Turkish-German footballer who plays for Muangthong United in Thai Premier League. He was considered one of the hottest prospects in Germany during the late 1990s.[1]

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Club Career

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Bayern Munich

Giovanni Trapattoni called him up to train with Bayern's senior squad when he was 16 years old,[1] while Ottmar Hitzfeld granted him his professional debut at age 17. He replaced Hasan Salihamidžić in a 1998–99 UEFA Champions League game against Manchester United with 30 minutes left when the score was 2-1 for Manchester. Bayern ended up tying the game.[1]

Loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach and Turkey

In January 2005, he negotiated a loan deal to Borussia Mönchengladbach.[1] After playing four years in his “adoptive” Turkey, he is now displaying his best football in 2.

TSV 1860 München

Bundesliga's TSV 1860 München, since September 2006 and become a star of the team. On 21 October 2008 he was released from his contract after being positively tested for Cocaine consumption.[2]

Muangthong United

On 21 January 2010 he has signed a one-year contact with Thai Premier League champions Muangthong United who are hoping to qualify for their first ever AFC Champions League.[3] Göktan becomes the club’s first signing under new coach René Desaeyere.[4][5]

Honours

With Galatasaray SK

Turkish Super League: 2002

External links

  • Profile at Weltfussball.de (German)
  • Profile at Fussballdaten.de (German)

References


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