Hakan Şükür

1971 - Today

Hakan Şükür

Hakan Şükür (born 1 September 1971) is a Turkish former professional footballer who played as a striker. Nicknamed the "Bull of the Bosphorus" and Kral (king), he spent the majority of his professional career with Galatasaray, being a three-time Gol Kralı (Goal King, title and award given to the annual top goalscorer of the Süper Lig), representing the club in three different spells and winning a total of 14 major titles.Şükür represented Turkey a total of 112 times, scoring 51 goals, making him the nation's top goalscorer and 19th in the world at the time of his retirement. One of the most prolific strikers of the modern era, he netted 383 goals throughout his club career as well as the fastest ever in a World Cup, in 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hakan Şükür has received more than 769,057 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 447th most popular soccer player.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Hakan Şükür ranks 445 out of 13,233Before him are Hiroshi Saeki, Shigeru Takahashi, Henrik Larsson, Uli Stielike, Thomas Tuchel, and Masashi Watanabe. After him are Velibor Vasović, Luis del Sol, Fahrudin Jusufi, Youri Djorkaeff, José Manuel Moreno, and László Budai.

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Among people born in 1971, Hakan Şükür ranks 31Before him are Unai Emery, Shannen Doherty, Sacha Baron Cohen, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Martin Freeman, and Henrik Larsson. After him are Thalía, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Sofia Coppola, Selena, Andy Whitfield, and Claire Forlani.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Hakan Şükür ranks 542 out of 901Before him are Heraclius the Elder (null), Anaximenes of Lampsacus (-380), Mesut Yılmaz (1947), Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791), and Callippus (-370). After him are Argishti II (-800), Parthenius of Nicaea (null), Şahin Giray (1745), Archelaus of Cappadocia (-50), Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838), and Agathius (300).


Among soccer players born in Turkey, Hakan Şükür ranks 2Before him are Ali Sami Yen (1886). After him are Lefter Küçükandonyadis (1924), Rüştü Reçber (1973), Arda Turan (1987), Mustafa Denizli (1949), Emre Belözoğlu (1980), Nihat Kahveci (1979), Burak Yılmaz (1985), Giorgos Karagounis (1977), Burhan Sargun (1929), and Hasan Şaş (1976).

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