May 19, 2011

Hamit Altıntop signs for Real Madrid

Hamit Altıntop transfer has been announced from Real Madrid Official website to announcement Hamit will be at Madrid for following four seasons.

Here is the announcement:
Real Madrid CF and Bayern Munich's Hamit Altintop have reached a deal that will see the player spend the next four seasons with the Spanish club.

  • Hamit Altintop joins Real Madrid by way of Schalke 04 and most recently Bayern Munich. 
  • He won one German League Cup (DFL-Ligapokal) with the first and two Bundesliga titles, two German Cups (DFP-Pokal) and two German Super Cups (Premiere Ligapokal / DFL-Ligapokal) with the Bavarian powerhouse. 
  • In 2010 the now 28-year old earned the FIFA Puskas Award for his volley against Kazakhstan in a Euro 2012 qualifier. 
  • Other individual accolades include being named to the UEFA Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament.
  • Altintop was born on 8 December 1982 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, but as a Turkish citizen has been capped 64 caps times and scored six goals for Turkey. 
  • He is a versatile midfielder who can play on either end of the pitch as well as on either flank.
  • Altintop spent his early days Schwarz-Weis Gelgenkirchen, Tus Rotthausen and Wattenscheid 09 before spending four seasons at Shalke 04 and later signing for Bayern Munich is 2007.
  • In 2005/06 he scored his only Champions League goal while on duty with Schalke, and four seasons later with Bayern he was named Man-of-the-Match in the first leg of the quarterfinal tie against Manchester United.
  • The first time Altintop set foot on the Bernabeu turf was for the 2009/10 Champions League final against Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan. He has played in 14 matches and scored two goals for Bayern this season.

W/ Bayern Munich:
Bundesliga: 2008, 2010
German Cup: 2008, 2010
German Super Cup: 2010
German League Cup: 2007
W/ Schalke 04:
German League Cup: 2005

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