Hasan Şaş

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Hasan Şaş
Hasan with Galatasaray in 2012
Personal information
Full nameHasan Gökhan Şaş
Date of birth (1976-08-01) 1 August 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Karataş, Turkey
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
1993–1995 Adana Demirspor 4 (0)
1995–1998 Ankaragücü 80 (9)
1998–2009 Galatasaray 234 (28)
National team
1998–2006 Turkey 40 (2)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Galatasaray (Co-assistant Manager)
2018– Galatasaray (Co-assistant Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hasan Gökhan Şaş (Turkish pronunciation:  [hasan ʃaʃ] , born 1 August 1976) is a Turkish football coach and former international footballer, who is currently the co-assistant manager of Galatasaray, alongside co-assistant manager Ümit Davala and manager Fatih Terim.

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He is best known for his time at Galatasaray and for his performance with the Turkey national team at the FIFA World Cup 2002, where he was voted into the All-Star Team. During both assignments, he played as a winger with great success.

Club career

Born in Karataş, Adana, Hasan began his club career with Ankaragücü in 1995.

Karataş City in Mediterranean, Turkey

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In 1998, Hasan signed with Galatasaray for $4.4 million, [1] but almost immediately upon arrival, he was suspended from football for six months after doping testing returned a positive result for the banned substance Phenylpropanolamine. [2] [3] The winger did not allow the sizable bout with adversity to ruin his burgeoning career, as he roundly regained his spot with Galatasaray in the 1999-2000 season, in which the club won the first major European trophy for any Turkish club. Galatasaray won the UEFA Cup title in 2000 over Arsenal in a hard-fought final, and went on to win the 2000 UEFA Super Cup.

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In the Champions League competition in 2000–01, the left-sided attacker made 12 appearances for Galatasaray. He even managed to grab goals against such giants as Spain's Real Madrid and Italy's A.C. Milan as well as against the Brazilian National Team in 2002 FIFA World Cup. After establishing himself for both club and country, Milan, Arsenal and French side Nantes expressed interest in the player's services, but terms could not be agreed.

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At the end of the 2008–09 Super Lig season it was announced that Galatasaray would not be renewing his contract and after declining many lucrative contracts to play in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Hasan announced his retirement from professional football. [4]

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Saudi Arabia Country in Western Asia

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International career

(#11 Hasan) Turkey national football team on an Azerbaijanian stamp for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Turkey national football team stamp.jpg
(#11 Hasan) Turkey national football team on an Azerbaijanian stamp for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Hasan made 40 appearances for the Turkey national football team from 1998 to 2006. [5]

Career statistics

[6] [7] [8]


ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupEuropeTotal
Adana Demirspor 1994–95 3030
Ankaragücü 1995–96 191191
1996–97 296296
1997–98 322322
Galatasaray 1998–99 24460304
1999–00 25340293
2000–01 306122428
2001–02 272110382
2002–03 2011051262
2003–04 2221071303
2004–05 224224
2005–06 2624020322
2006–07 2023041273
2007–08 101401040191
2008–09 800040120
Career total317361301059539041


Turkey national team

International goals

1.3 June 2002 Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan, South Korea Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2–1Loss 2002 FIFA World Cup
2.13 June 2002 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 3–0Win 2002 FIFA World Cup







Personal life

He married Sibel Yalçın on 29 June 2003. [9] [10] They divorced in February 2014. The couple had two children. [11]

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