The Bull of the Bosphorus

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Turkish football is a fierce competition that attracts followers from all over the world. People can make online betting Kenya with 1xBet bookmaker in every single one of its matches. One of the best players that have ever come from Turkey has been Hakan Sukur, who played professionally between 1987 and 2008. Also known as the “Bull of the Bosphorus”, he played in Galatasaray in three separate periods, being a prolific goalscorer in all of them.

Sukur also played in a few other squads, including:

  • Torino;
  • Inter Milan;
  • Parma;
  • and Blackburn Rovers.

The player is also the top goalscorer of the Turkish national team. He played for the squad a total of 112 times, scoring 51 goals in the process. The other top goalscorers for the squad don’t come even close to Sukur’s record, meaning that he will continue to be the top scorer for the foreseeable future. The 1xBet Kenya bookmaker is a great platform to make online betting with confidence in lots of tournaments, including Turkish football.

Beginnings of an incredible career

Sukur started his career in 1987 in the team Sakaryaspor, shortly after debuting on the said squad, he joined Bursaspor, where he started to show his goal-scoring abilities. Punters can visit – live bet scores offer many details from the Turkish League.

However, the player started to cement himself as a true giant when he joined Galatasaray in 1992. His impact in this squad was immediate. He scored lots of goals in all the competitions where he participated. This led to his team claiming the Turkish league and the Turkish cup. There are live bet scores at the 1xBet site in both of these competitions, where users can wager in a very simple manner.

Leaving Turkey

Nobody doubts Sukur’s quality. However, he wasn’t successful in any of his attempts at playing outside of his native country. He spent time in three teams that offer great bets at, which are Inter Milan, Parma, Torino and Blackburn Rovers.

The first attempt of Sukur to make a name for himself outside of Turkey was in 1995 when he joined Torino. Unfortunately for him, he was unable to settle in the squad. This led to a very small number of matches played, and only a single goal. Shortly after that, the player returned to Galatasaray.

Sukur spent time in Italy and England between 2000 and 2003. However, he didn’t have any major success in those places. Later he decided to return to Galatasaray for a third time in 2003, spending five additional years and continuing to show his goal-scoring talent. The 1xBet website features the entirety of the Turkish league, where it is possible to make live bets and pre-match wagers on all its matches.


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Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.

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