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Hamit Altıntop

Hamit Altintop
Hamit Altıntop playing for Bayern Munich
Personal information
Full nameHamit Altıntop
Date of birth8 December 1982(age 33)
Place of birthGelsenkirchen, West Germany
Height1.83 m
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubReal Madrid
Number16

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Hamit Altıntop (born 8 December 1982) is a German-born Turkish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid in La Liga. He is a versatile midfielder who can play either in a defending or attacking role and on both flanks. He is well known for his flair of long-shot ability, as shown when he played for Schalke 04 and so far with Bayern Munich. He is the identical twin brother of footballer Halil Altıntop, who was born 10 minutes after Hamit.

Altıntop was part of the Turkey squad that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008. After the tournament he was voted as part of the 23-man Team of the tournament awards. He won the 2010 FIFA Puskás Award for scoring the best goal of the season in an UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Kazakhstan in a 3 0 win for his country.


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