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Hamit Altıntop

Hamit Altıntop

Clubs: SG Wattenscheid 09, FC Schalke 04, FC Bayern München

UEFA honours
UEFA EURO 2008: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2010

• Born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to a Turkish guest worker family, he played with twin brother Halil at regional league level for Wattenscheid before joining hometown club Schalke in 2003.

• Scored five goals in his debut Bundesliga campaign and spent four successive seasons playing for Schalke in the UEFA Cup.

• Won his maiden cap for Turkey in February 2004 − versus Denmark − and scored his first two international goals during a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against Norway in Frankfurt in which Turkey came from two goals down to draw 2-2.

• Recovered from a broken foot to star at UEFA EURO 2008 in Switzerland/Austria; provided all three assists in a dramatic 3-2 win against the Czech Republic and was the only Turkey player named in UEFA's Team of the Tournament.

• Left Schalke − and brother Halil − for Bayern in summer 2007 and was a regular for most of the team's double-winning campaign until injury kept him out of the season's climax; also absent for most of 2008/09 with further injury problems.

• Used sparingly during Bayern's Bundesliga and German Cup successes in 2009/10 (only seven league starts) but played over an hour of the UEFA Champions League final loss to FC Intenazionale Milano in Madrid.

• Scored in both of Turkey's opening UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers in September 2010, victories against Kazakhstan (3-0) and Belgium (3-2); the spectacular volley struck in Astana earned him the FIFA 2010 Puskás Award for goal of the year.

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Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/09/2015 09:41 CET
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundLatviaLatvia1-1TurkeyTurkey2000
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageTurkeyTurkey0-4BrazilBrazil4600

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Hamit Altıntop
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/12/1982 (32)
  • Country: Turkey
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Galatasaray ( TUR)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    19/07/03: Dacia 0-1 Schalke
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    03/12/00: Israel 1-0 Turkey

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Turkey U-2161
Turkey U-1832

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid40
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 29/03/2015 01:16 CET