Umut Bulut (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈumut ˈbuɫut], born 15 March 1983) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays for Yeni Malatyaspor. Between 2007 and 2018, he made 39 appearances and scored ten goals for the Turkey national team.
Bulut with Galatasaray in 2014
|Full name||Umut Bulut|
|Date of birth||15 March 1983|
|Place of birth||Kayseri, Turkey|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2002–2003||→ İnegölspor (loan)||30||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2021|
Due to prolific goalscorer Fatih Tekke leaving the club, and the club having difficulties with results, Trabzonspor signed Bulut for €1.8 million on a four-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 club in a 1–1 draw against Manisaspor. Overall, Bulut scored 88 goals in 197 official games for Trabzonspor, winning the 2010 Turkish Super Cup as well as the 2009–10 Turkish Cup, scoring in the final against rivals Fenerbahçe during a 3–1 win.
On 28 June 2011, Bulut signed with French club Toulouse FC for €4.8 million. He made his Ligue 1 debut against Ajaccio on 6 August 2011. One week later, he scored his first goal for the club against Dijon, before getting a second goal for Toulouse against Nancy in a 1–0 win. In the seventeenth week of the season, Bulut scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory against Evian. The only other two goals he scored for the club were both against Lyon, including one from an outstanding long range shot.
On 26 June 2012, Bulut joined Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season. He scored two goals on his debut for the club against their rivals Fenerbahçe during the 2012 Turkish Super Cup. Galatasaray won the game 3–2, with Bulut being named Man of the Match.
On 20 August 2012, Bulut made his first appearance in the 2012–13 Süper Lig season against Kasımpaşa as he was included in the starting eleven, and he scored a brace for Galatasaray as the game finished 2–1. Bulut got the equaliser in the following match against Beşiktaş as the game finished 3–3. On 2 September 2012, he again scored the opening goal of the match, in Galatasaray's 3–2 win against Bursaspor, the one thousandth league win in the club's history. Bulut's next goal came on 15 September 2012, scoring in the 90th minute as Galatasary won 4–0 against Antalyaspor. His five league goals in the first four weeks of the season surpassed the record set by Saša Ilić. On 19 October, Bulut scored an crucial goal for Galatasaray against Gençlerbirliği, helping his side come from 1–3 down to tie the game 3–3. After disappointing performances in both the Süper Lig and Champions League during the month of October, Bulut returned with another excellent match as he scored the opener against Kayserispor in a 3–0 win. The following week he scored his tenth goal of the season, again getting the opener in a 3–1 victory against İstanbul B.B. after converting from teammate Burak Yılmaz's assist.
Following his successful loan spell, Galatasaray officially signed Bulut from Toulouse on a 3+1 year deal for €2.7 million.
Bulut made his international debut in Turkey's draw against Brazil on 5 June 2007. He scored his first two international goals on 2 June 2012, in a 3–1 friendly victory against Portugal. Bulut then scored a hat-trick against Andorra in Turkey's 5–0 World Cup qualifier win on 6 September 2013.
On 14 March 2016, it was revealed that Umut Bulut's father Kemal had been killed in the Ankara Car bombing during the previous day, shortly after he had watched Galatasary's match against Gençlerbirliği.
|Club||Season||League||Domestic Cup||League Cup/
|Petrol Ofisi||1999–2000||Turkish Second League||2||0||—||—||—||2||0|
|İnegölspor (loan)||2002–03||Turkish Second League||30||6||0||0||—||—||30||6|
|Yeni Malatyaspor||2019–20||Süper Lig||17||3||2||0||—||—||19||3|
Scores and results table list Turkey's goal tally first.
|1.||2 June 2012||Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal||Portugal||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|3.||11 September 2012||Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||Estonia||2–0||3–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||14 August 2013||Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||Ghana||2–0||2–2||Friendly|
|5.||6 September 2013||Kadir Has Stadium, Kayseri, Turkey||Andorra||1–0||5–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||11 October 2013||A Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||1–0||2–0|
|9.||19 November 2013||Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin, Turkey||Belarus||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|10.||10 October 2014||Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||Czech Republic||1–0||1–2||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|
- Süper Lig: 2012–13, 2014–15
- Turkish Cup: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- Turkish Super Cup: 2012, 2013, 2015
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- The Guardian
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