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Yusuf Altuntaş

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Date of birth7 August 1961
Place of birthİzmit, Turkey
Playing positionCentral defender

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Yusuf Altıntaş (born 7 August 1961) is a Turkish football former player and coach.

He began his career with Köseköy Belediyespor, and moved to Kocaelispor in 1982. He transferred to Galatasaray in 1984 where he won the Turkish First division in 1987, 1988, 1993 and 1994. He also won the Turkish Cup twice in 1985 and 1992. He finished his playing career by returning to Kocaelispor in 1994, and played one season with the club.

He was part of the Galatasaray squad that reached the semi-final of the European Cup 1988-89.

He played for Turkey between 1984 to 1992 winning 29 caps and scoring two goals.

He played as central defender or sweeper. He retired in 1994 at the age of 34. Following his retirement, worked as coach or assistant manager, most currently with Bursaspor (as assistant manager of Bülent Korkmaz).

He is currently caretaker manager of Bursaspor following Bülent Korkmaz's resignation on 22 October 2007.


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