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Arda Turan

Personal information
Date of birth30 January 1987(age 29)
Place of birthIstanbul, Turkey
Height1.76 m
Playing positionWinger
Club information
Current clubAtlético Madrid

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Arda Turan (born 30 January 1987) is a Turkish footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid and the Turkish national team. At the age of 22, prior to the 2009 10 season he was made the captain of Galatasaray.

Turan plays as a left winger and is noted for his exceptional dribbling and passing ability.

Arda already has 47 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 Balón in July 2008.

In January 2010, Arda was voted as the most popular European footballer of 2009, and the second most popular footballer in the world, by the IFFHS.

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