Arda Turan is a Turkish footballer who plays for Atlitico Madrid and the Turkish national team, as a left winger.
Arda Turan (born 30 January 1987) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Atltico Madrid and the Turkish national team, as a left winger. At the age of 22, prior to the 2009-10 season he was made the captain of Galatasaray. He is mostly known for his ball control, dribbling skills, and good work ethic in both attack and defense. Arda already has 50 senior national caps and 12 goals for Turkey, and following a successful Euro 2008 campaign, he was ranked 8th in a selection of the 100 Best Young Football Players in the World, published by Spanish magazine Don Baln in July 2008. In January 2011, Arda was voted as the third most popular European footballer of 2009, and the 14th most popular footballer in the world, by the IFFHS. Arda is a product of the Galatasaray youth. He was promoted to first team by Gheorghe Hagi in 2004-05 season, making his official debut against Bursaspor in a Turkish Cup match on 22 January 2005.
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