Okan Buruk (born 19 October 1973) is a Turkish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Süper Lig club İstanbul Başakşehir. He played as a midfielder for Galatasaray, Inter Milan, Beşiktaş, and İstanbul B.B. He also appeared in 56 caps for the Turkey national team.
Buruk in 2012
|Full name||Okan Buruk|
|Date of birth||19 October 1973|
|Place of birth||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|İstanbul Başakşehir (manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Okan played for Turkish giants Galatasaray between 1991 and 2001, winning six Turkish Süper Lig titles and the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup. He was also named man of the match as Galatasary upset Real Madrid 2–1 to win the 2000 UEFA Super Cup.
In 2001, he was signed by Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, where he played for three years. He played two seasons for Beşiktaş before returning to Galatasaray in 2006. After his contract expired with Galatasaray, Okan joined İstanbul B.B. in July 2008 and retired two years later.
Okan made 56 appearances for the Turkey national team, representing the country at UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He scored Turkey's opening goal of Euro 2000 in a 2–1 loss to Italy in Arnhem. At the 2002 World Cup, Okan made his only appearance as a substitute in the 2-3 win against host nation South Korea in the third-place play-off.
After Akhisarspor, he managed Çaykur Rizespor from 2018 until 2019, before becoming the new manager of İstanbul Başakşehir on 11 June 2019. In his first season in charge, Buruk guided the club to their first ever league title.
- As of 20 September 2020
|Elazığspor||30 October 2013||2 June 2014||34||13||5||16||38.24|
|Gaziantepspor||1 August 2014||10 June 2015||42||15||9||18||35.71|
|Sivasspor||27 October 2015||8 February 2016||11||2||2||7||18.18|
|Göztepe||1 August 2016||22 March 2017||32||14||7||11||43.75|
|Akhisarspor||28 March 2017||30 June 2018||54||24||11||19||44.44|
|Çaykur Rizespor||24 September 2018||29 May 2019||32||11||12||9||34.38|
|İstanbul Başakşehir||11 June 2019||Present||52||27||12||13||51.92|
- UEFA Super Cup: 2000
- UEFA Cup: 1999–2000
- Süper Lig: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2007–08
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