Umut Bulut

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.

Umut Bulut
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Bulut with Galatasaray in 2014
Personal information
Full name Umut Bulut
Date of birth (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Kayseri, Turkey
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Yeni Malatyaspor
Number 9
Youth career
1994–2000 Petrol Ofisi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Petrol Ofisi 28 (5)
2001–2006 Ankaragücü 90 (36)
2002–2003İnegölspor (loan) 30 (6)
2006–2011 Trabzonspor 161 (67)
2011–2012 Toulouse 31 (5)
2012–2016 Galatasaray 114 (32)
2016–2019 Kayserispor 102 (23)
2020– Yeni Malatyaspor 39 (5)
National team
2001 Turkey U19 4 (1)
2002 Turkey U20 2 (0)
2004–2005 Turkey U21 21 (0)
2007–2018 Turkey 39 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2021

Club careerEdit

TrabzonsporEdit

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.

ToulouseEdit

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.

GalatasarayEdit

 
Bulut during his first home match for Galatasaray in 2012.
 
Bulut during the 2013–14 season.

On 26 June 2012, Bulut joined Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season.[1] 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.[2]

 
Bulut playing for Galatasaray against Real Madrid in 2013.

International careerEdit

Bulut made his international debut in Turkey's draw against Brazil on 5 June 2007.[3] 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.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 6 March 2021.[6][7][8][9]
 
Bulut celebrating after scoring for Galatasaray
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup/
Super Cup
Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Petrol Ofisi 1999–2000 Turkish Second League 2 0 2 0
2000–01 26 5 0 0 26 5
Total 28 5 0 0 28 5
Ankaragücü 2001–02 Süper Lig 1 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 22 11 2 0 24 11
2004–05 34 9 2 0 36 9
2005–06 33 16 3 3 36 19
Total 90 36 7 3 97 39
İnegölspor (loan) 2002–03 Turkish Second League 30 6 0 0 30 6
Trabzonspor 2006–07 Süper Lig 31 15 8 4 3 1 42 20
2007–08 33 14 4 3 3 2 40 19
2008–09 33 14 4 0 37 14
2009–10 31 11 9 7 2 0 42 18
2010–11 33 13 4 3 1 0 38 16
Total 161 67 29 17 9 3 199 87
Toulouse 2011–12 Ligue 1 31 5 1 0 0 0 32 5
Galatasaray 2012–13 Süper Lig 27 12 0 0 1 2 10 1 38 15
2013–14 27 5 10 1 1 0 8 3 46 9
2014–15 33 11 5 1 0 0 5 0 43 12
2015–16 27 4 10 3 1 0 8 0 46 7
Total 114 32 25 5 3 2 31 4 173 43
Kayserispor 2016–17 Süper Lig 31 4 6 2 37 6
2017–18 32 14 2 1 34 15
2018–19 28 2 2 0 30 2
2019–20 11 3 0 0 11 3
Total 102 23 10 3 112 26
Yeni Malatyaspor 2019–20 Süper Lig 17 3 2 0 19 3
2020–21 22 2 3 2 25 4
Total 39 5 5 2 44 7
Career total 595 179 77 30 3 2 40 7 725 218

InternationalEdit

 
Bulut with the Turkish national team in 2011.

Source:[7]

Turkey
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 0 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 7 0
2012 11 3
2013 9 6
2014 5 1
2015 4 0
2018 1 0
Total 39 10

International goalsEdit

Scores and results table list Turkey's goal tally first.[7]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2012 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal   Portugal 1–0 3–1 Friendly
2. 2–1
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
6. 2–0
7. 4–0
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

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Trabzonspor

Galatasaray

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Umut Bulut Galatasaray' da". Galatasaray SK. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "UMUT BULUT". TFF. 6 November 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/football/world-cup/qualifying/turkey-andorra-463770.html
  5. ^ The Guardian
  6. ^ Umut Bulut at Soccerway
  7. ^ a b c "Bulut, Umut". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  8. ^ "UMUT BULUT". Turkish Football Federation. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Umut Bulut". Mackolik.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.

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