A striker with Yeni Malatyaspor seems to be on the verge of breaking the all-time appearance record in Turkey’s top-tier Super Lig.
Umut Bulut, 37, has so far played in 503 Super Lig matches, the same number as Fenerbahce legend Oguz Cetin, official league broadcaster beIN SPORTS Turkiye said on Twitter Monday.
His 503rd appearance was in a Monday match against Fraport TAV Antalyaspor.
The experienced forward has scored 163 goals in 503 Super Lig appearances.
Bulut previously played for Super Lig clubs such as MKE Ankaragucu, Trabzonspor, Galatasaray, and Hes Kablo Kayserispor.
He joined Yeni Malatyaspor in 2020 and has a contract with the club through June.
Bulut helped Galatasaray win two Super Lig titles, in 2013 and 2015.
He also helped win four Turkish Cups – three with Galatasaray (2014, 2015 and 2016) and one other with Trabzonspor (2010).