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Hakan Şükür

Personal information
Date of birth1 September 1971(age 45)
Place of birthAdapazarı, Turkey
Height1.91 m
Playing positionStriker

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Hakan Şükür (born 1 September 1971) is a retired Turkish footballer who played as a striker. He spent the majority of his professional career with Galatasaray, being a three-time Gol Kralı (Goal King, title and award given to the annual top goalscorer of the Süper Lig), representing the club in three different spells and winning a total of 14 major titles.

Şükür represented Turkey a total of 112 times, scoring 51 goals, making him the nation's top goalscorer and 19th in the world. One of the most prolific strikers of the modern era, he netted 383 goals throughout his club career, as well as the fastest ever in a World Cup, in 2002. He retired from football in 2008, only scoring once in single digits for his main team in 13 seasons. He got elected as a member of the Turkish parliament from Justice and Development Party in 2011 general elections.

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