|Full name||Cihat Arman|
|Date of birth||16 July 1915|
|Place of birth||Istanbul, Ottoman Empire|
|Date of death||14 May 1994 78)(aged|
|Place of death||Istanbul, Turkey|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Cihat Arman (1915 in Istanbul – May 14, 1994 in Istanbul), was a Turkish football goalkeeper and manager.
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