|Full name||Ümit Karan|
|Date of birth||October 1, 1976|
|Place of birth||Berlin, Germany|
|Height||1. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. 81 m (5 ft 111⁄2 in)|
→ Ankaraspor (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Ümit Karan (born October 1, 1976 in Germany) is a Turkish football player playing as a striker. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing He is currently playing for Galatasaray.
He formerly played for Gençlerbirliği S.K. and Ankaraspor. Gençlerbirliği Spor Kulübü is a Turkish football club from the capital Ankara, playing in the Turkcell Süper Lig. Ankara SAŞ, is a Turkish football club based in the Turkish capital Ankara.
After playing for Gençlerbirliği for 5 seasons and scoring 47 goals, he moved to Galatasaray at the start of the 2001/2002 season and was a key player in Mircea Lucescu's squad as the main striker after Mario Jardel's departure. Gençlerbirliği Spor Kulübü is a Turkish football club from the capital Ankara, playing in the Turkcell Süper Lig. Mircea Lucescu (born July 29 1945, in Bucharest) is a former Romanian football player and one of the most successful Romanian
During the 2004/2005 he was loaned to Ankaraspor by manager Gheorghe Hagi due to his dip in form. Ankara SAŞ, is a Turkish football club based in the Turkish capital Ankara. However, Ümit made a strong return for the 2005/2006 season with Galatasaray's new manager Eric Gerets. Eric Gerets (born May 15, 1954 in Rekem, Belgium) is a Belgian former football defender who is currently the Getting along well with Gerets and his playing style, Karan scored 16 goals in 18 matches at the start of the season. But early in 2006, Umit's season was cut short by a knee injury, which kept him out of the game for 6 months.
At the start of the 2006/2007 season, Ümit regained his place on the team after the injury layoff, scoring his 100th goal in the Turkcell Super League on September 18, 2006, against Beşiktaş. This article is about a District in İstanbul For the sports club see Beşiktaş J He became the 30th player to reach that mark in the league's history.
Ümit has great finishing ability and he is usually in chase of sensational goals, particularly with volleys and bicycle kicks. His most sensational goal is arguably the one he scored against Vestel Manisaspor. Manisaspor is a Turkish sports club based in Manisa and currently playing in the Turkish Premier Super League. Ümit latched onto a 40 meter pass just inside the box and struck a one time shot with his right foot and curled it around the helpless goalkeeper . He also possesses good pace, stamina and strength but he is usually accused for going down easily on the pitch and arguing with the officials. He is also loved by the supporters, but he has had his share of problems with his former Galatasaray managers Fatih Terim and Gheorghe Hagi. Fatih Terim, Commendatore OSSI, (born September 4, 1953 in Adana, Turkey) is one of the most successful football players Gheorghe Hagi (ˈge̯orge ˈhaʤi in Romanian born February 5, 1965 in Săcele) is a Romanian former football player