- Serdar Kurtuluş
Infobox Football biography
playername = Serdar Kurtuluş
fullname = Serdar Kurtuluş
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1987|7|23
height = height|meter=1.84
position = Central Midfielder, Right Back
clubnumber = 2
youthyears = 2000-2005
years = 2005-06
caps(goals) = 15 (1)
nationalyears = 2005-2006
nationalteam = Turkey U18-U19
nationalcaps(goals) = 20 (1)
pcupdate = 00:00, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
He started football in
Bursasporyouth team. He made his first team debut on August 28, 2005 against Mardinspor, when he was 18 years old. He scored his only goal against İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesporon April 2, 2006. [cite web |url=http://www.mackolik.com/Player/Detail/default.asp?Id=23381&yil=2005/2006 |title="Serdar Kurtuluş profile for 2005-06 on MacKolik" |accessdate=2007-07-08 |format=html |language=Turkish] Bursaspor won League A that season and promoted to Turkcell Super League.
He was transferred from Besiktaş by
Jean Tiganaduring his re-generation plan for team in 2006-2007 season at the age of 19. Beşiktaş paid Bursaspor $1,000,000 plus Sinan Kaloğluand Eser Yağmuras exchange players for this transfer. [cite news |title=Serdar Kurtuluş Beşiktaş'ta (Eng: Serdar Kurtulus for Besiktas)|url=http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/news/375487.asp |format=html |publisher=NTVMSNBC |date= 2006-06-02|accessdate=2007-07-08 |language=Turkish] He was playing as a right full-back in Bursaspor, but Jean Tiganatried to adapt him to play as a defensive midfielder as well. He would not be able to score a goal for his team, however, has been very successful in his first season in Beşiktaş as he built his regular place in team's line-up. [cite web |url=http://www.mackolik.com/Player/Detail/default.asp?Id=23381&yil=2006/2007 |title="Serdar Kurtuluş profile for 2006-07 on MacKolik" |accessdate=2007-07-08 |format=html |language=Turkish]
He started his national team career on January 11, 2005 in a U18 friendly against Belgium. He attended 2005 Mediterranean Games, and played in the final game against Spain. He was selected for the U21 national team on November 15, 2006 for the friendly with Denmark. After his success in Beşiktaş,
Fatih Terimcalled him for the national team squad for friendly matches. He played his first -and only- national match against Brazil on June 5, 2007. [cite web |url=http://www.tff.org/Default.aspx?pageId=29&macId=5079 |title="Turkey-Brazil match details on TFF" |accessdate=2007-07-08 |format=html |language=Turkish]
Mediterranean GamesRunner-up with Turkey U21
* 2005-06 Division 2 Champion with
Turkish Super CupChampion with Beşiktaş J.K.
Fortis Turkey CupWinner with Beşiktaş J.K.
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