Umut Bulut

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Umut Bulut
Personal information
Full nameUmut Bulut
Date of birth (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Kayseri, Turkey
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kayserispor
Number 9
Youth career
1994–2000 Petrol Ofisi
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2000–2001 Petrol Ofisi 28 (5)
2001–2006 Ankaragücü 90 (36)
2002–2003İnegölspor (loan) 30 (8)
2006–2011 Trabzonspor 162 (67)
2011–2012 Toulouse 31 (5)
2012–2016 Galatasaray 114 (32)
2016– Kayserispor 63 (18)
National team
2001 Turkey U19 4 (1)
2002 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2004–2005 Turkey U21 21 (0)
2007– Turkey 38 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 01:07, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 December 2013

Umut Bulut (Turkish pronunciation:  [ˈumut ˈbuɫut] , born 15 March 1983) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Kayserispor and the Turkish national team.

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Club career

Trabzonspor

Due to the goal scorer Fatih Tekke leaving the club, and the team and having difficulties, Trabzonspor signed Umut. The transfer fee was €1.8 million for a 4-year contract. He was given the number 10 jersey which was previously worn by Hami Mandıralı. His first match was on 5 August 2006, against Kayserispor. The following week he scored his first goal for the team in a 1–1 draw against Manisaspor. He scored 88 goals in 197 official games for Trabzonspor, where he won the 2010 Turkish Super Cup as well as the 2009–10 Turkish Cup, scoring in the final against rivals Fenerbahçe in a 3-1 win.

Toulouse

On 28 June 2011, he signed with Toulouse FC for €4.8 million. Umut made his Ligue 1 Debut against Ajaccio. One week later on 13 August 2011, scored he his first goal against Dijon FCO and second goal against Nancy which was also the only goal of the game as Toulouse won 1–0. In the 17th week of the season, he scored a winning goal against Evian in a 2–1 win. The other 2 goals were against Lyon and one of them was an outstanding long range shot. After his first season his brilliant performance caught the eye of many teams. [1]

Galatasaray

Umut Bulut first home match for Galatasaray.
Umut Bulut in 2013-14 season

26 June 2012, Umut joined Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season. [2] Umut scored his 2 goals on his début for Galatasaray against their rivals Fenerbahçe during the game for the 2012 Turkish Super Cup Final. Galatasaray won the game 3–2, where he became the Man of the Match.

On 20 August 2012 Umut made his debut in the 2012–13 Süper Lig game against Kasımpaşa in the starting 11, where he scored the 2 Goals for Galatasaray as the game finished 2–1. Umut scored in the second game in an equalizing goal against Beşiktaş as the game finished 3–3. On 2 September 2012 Umut scored again in the opening goal of the match against Bursaspor as the game ended 3–2, making Galatasaray's 1000th League win in history. Umut's next goal came on 15 September 2012, when he scored a late goal in the 90th Minute as Galatasary won the game 4–0 against Antalyaspor. He made a brilliant start in the 2012–13 Süper Lig season scoring 5 league goals in the first 4 weeks and eliminated Saša Ilić's record. On 19 October scored he an important goal for Galatasaray when they were trailing 3–2 against Gençlerbirliği right before his teammate Hakan Balta scored the last goal and the game ended 3–3. After disappointing matches both in the Süper Lig and Champions League during the month of October. Umut returned with another excellent performance and scored the opener against Kayserispor in a 3–0 win. The following week he again scored the opener from teammate Burak Yılmaz's assist against İstanbul BB as the game ended 3–1, his 10th goal of the season.

Following his successful loan spell, Galatasaray officially signed Bulut from Toulouse on a 3+1 year deal for €2.7 million. [3]

Umut Bulut for Galatasaray against Real Madrid.

Kayserispor

After a disappointing 2015/16 season, Galatasaray sold Umut Bulut to Kayserispor in August 2016.

International career

Umut made his debut against Brazil on 5 June 2007, in a match that ended in a draw. [4] He scored his first 2 international goals on 2 June 2012 against Portugal in a friendly match as the game finished 3–1. He then scored a hat-trick for Turkey against Andorra in a 5-0 victory in World Cup qualifiers on 6 September 2013. [5]

Personal life

On 14 March 2016, it was revealed that Umut Bulut's father Kemal Bulut was killed in the Ankara Car bombing on 13 March 2016, after watching the game Gençlerbirliği vs Galatasaray. [6]

Career statistics

As of match played 19 May 2018. [7] [8] [9] [10]

Club

Umut Bulut after scoring for Galatasaray
ClubSeasonLeagueCupLeague CupEuropeTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Petrol Ofisi 1999–002020
2000–0126500265
Total28500285
Ankaragücü 2001–02 100010
2003–04 2211202411
2004–05 34920369
2005–06 3316333619
Total9036739739
İnegölspor (loan)2002–0330600306
Total30600306
Trabzonspor 2006–07 311584114020
2007–08 331443424119
2008–09 3314403714
2009–10 311197204218
2010–11 331343103817
Total1626726178319888
Toulouse 2011–12 3151000325
Total3151000325
Galatasaray 2012–13 271200121013815
2013–14 2751011083469
2014–15 33115100514313
2015–16 2741031080467
Total114322553231417344
Kayserispor 2016–17 314620000376
2017–18 32142100003415
Total63188300007121
Career total513169642832378617207

International

Umut Bulut in National Team colours.
Turkey national team
YearAppsGoals
200710
200800
200900
201010
201170
2012113
201386
201481
Total3610

International goals

Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:

GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.2 June 2012 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal   Portugal 1–03–1Friendly
2.2–1
3.11 September 2012 Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul   Estonia 2–03–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4.14 August 2013 Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul   Ghana 2–02–2Friendly
5.6 September 2013 Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri   Andorra 1–05–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6.2–0
7.4–0
8.11 October 2013 A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn   Estonia 1–02–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
9.19 November 2013 Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin   Belarus 1–02-1Friendly
10.10 October 2014 Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul   Czech Republic 1–01-2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

Honours

Club

Trabzonspor
Galatasaray

Individual

References

  1. "Resmen Toulouse'da – Türkiye Transferler – Trabzonspor". Sporx.com. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  2. "Umut Bulut Galatasaray' da". Galatasaray SK. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  4. "UMUT BULUT". TFF. 6 November 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  5. http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/world-cup/qualifying/turkey-andorra-463770.html
  6. The Guardian
  7. Umut Bulut at Soccerway
  8. "Bulut, Umut". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  9. "UMUT BULUT". Turkish Football Federation. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  10. "Umut Bulut". Mackolik.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.