When he arrived 2002 He was the leader of the football team of his country and one of the best players of the moment. He was an idol at Galatasaray and Turkish legend Selection. So who was the captain of that Turkish national team that came very close to reaching the World Cup final 2002. We talk about the author of the fastest goal in World Cup history and the top scorer in the history of Turkey. We speak as of Hakan Sukur whose life now takes place far from your country and football. Runs a catering business.
The turning point in the life of Hakan is as sad as surprising. Former player and hero when I was on the green, He was exiled from his country years after retiring from political problems and move to California, in United States, where he mounted a coffee bar. Turkish hung up his boots in 2008 after playing in Torino, Inter, Parma, Blackburn y Galatasaray. His fame, She helped him climb in politics and this will also cost serious problems in your life and exile.
As he told in an interview to the American middle 'New York Times', his relationship with Erdogan, Turkish President, She led him to climb the ladder in Turkish politics, but it was also the same that caused his departure from politics and the country to feel persecuted and harassed. “I left the parliament and I started having problems with my business administration there. All I wanted to do was causing me problems and more problems, so I decided to go”, Hakan said John Branch, Interviewer 'New York Times’ who conducted the interview.
Hakan therefore decided to emigrate to America and changed Fame, balls and stadiums filled by a life working daily serving coffee and collecting empty tables local dishes that rode with a friend in Palo Alto (California) Tuts named Bakery. A World semifinialista Korea and Japan, what in 2002 It was at the top, then influential politician in his country, now become his manager and worker own small business. The twists and turns of life, but even now take a more austere life seems to have been for the better.