Hakan Yakin

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Hakan Yakin
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Personal information
Full name Hakan Yakin
Date of birth (1977-02-22) 22 February 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Luzern
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994-1995
1995-1997
1997
1998
1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2001-2003
2004-2005
2005
2005-2008
2008-2009
2009-
Concordia Basel
Basel
Grasshopper Zürich
St. Gallen
Grasshopper Zürich
St. Gallen
Grasshopper Zürich
Basel
Stuttgart
Galatasaray (loan)
Young Boys
Al-Gharafa
Luzern
National team
2000-2009 Switzerland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hakan Yakin (Turkish: Hakan Yakın) (born 22 February 1977 in Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss football player of Turkish origin. He is the brother of Murat Yakin and half-brother of former Swiss football professional Ertan Irizik.

Yakin's biggest success was the winning of the Swiss Super League and the Swiss Cup with the Basel in 2002. With the Swiss national team, he took part at the UEFA Champions League in 2004 and 2008 and at the World Cup in Germany in 2006. Yakin is a specialist in free-kicks and final passes.

Yakin received the award for the "Most Valuable Player" in Swiss football in 2003 and 2008.

He currently plays for Al-Gharafa (Qatar).

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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Club performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
SwitzerlandLeague
1994/95 Concordia Basel 9 4
1995/96 Basel Nationalliga A 34 6
1996/97 25 3
1997/98 Grasshopper Zürich Nationalliga A 11 1
1997/98 St. Gallen Nationalliga A 14 1
1998/99 Grasshopper Zürich Nationalliga A 6 2
1998/99 St. Gallen Nationalliga A 21 7
1999/00 Grasshopper Zürich Nationalliga A 29 10
2000/01 19 10
2000/01 Basel Nationalliga A 11 4
2001/02 27 14
2002/03 29 13
2003/04 6 3
GermanyLeague
2003/04 Stuttgart Bundesliga 8 0
2004/05 1 0
TurkeyLeague
2004/05 Galatasaray Süper Lig 2 0
SwitzerlandLeague
2005/06 Young Boys Super League 20 6
2006/07 31 10
2007/08 32 24
QatarLeague
2008/09 Al-Gharafa Stars League 15 5
SwitzerlandLeague
2009/10 Luzern Super League
Country Switzerland 324 118
Germany 9 0
Turkey 2 0
Qatar 15 5
Total 350 123

International career statistics[change | change source]

Switzerland national team
YearAppsGoals
2000 7 3
2001 6 2
2002 8 5
2003 6 2
2004 12 2
2005 5 0
2006 8 0
2007 9 1
2008 13 5
2009 5 0
Total 79 20

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