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Top 3: Active Turkish Football Players

Turkey is a country that has given the world marvelous football players, they even won third place in the 2002 World Cup. The Turkish fans take their football very seriously and their biggest clubs have very heated rivalries. With new football season just weeks away we'll give you the best insight on Turkey's biggest stars so you can bet and win money with them. The best site to wager in is, a premier betting site where you'll get the best odds.

3. - Nuri Sahin

Sahin was born in L|denscheid, West Germany in 1988. He plays in the as a midfielder and he currently plays of Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga. He's a Turkish international with 44 caps and two goals to his name. Before a short of frenetic career outside of Germany, Sahin made his professional debut with Borussia Dortmund. In 2011 he was transferred to Real Madrid and had very little success with the Spaniard giants. The year after he was loaned out to another prestigious club: Liverpool. After a year with the Reds he was loaned back to his original club and he has played there since. Despite limited playtime in the last three seasons he still is very young and can regain his past form.

2. - Hamit Altintop

Altintop was also born in Germany, in Gelsenkirchen in 1982. He is a seasoned veteran still playing at a very high level. The Turkish midfielder played last season with German club Darmstadt 98, but the team was relegated in the end of the season. He has enjoyed a very successful career in big European clubs, Altintop played in Schalke 04 from 2003 to 2007 where he had 113 appearances and scored eight goals. In 2007 he made the move to Munich where he played for Bayern. He didn't get as much play time but managed to score seven goals in 63 games. In 2011 he left Germany to sign with Real Madrid on a free transfer, he only played one season in La Liga and left Spain to play for Galatasaray.

1. - Arda Turan

Turan is an international football superstar that plays for Barcelona. Before his transfer to Catalonia he was a key component in Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid. Ironically he is the only player on this list that was born in Turkey. But just as the two other players of the list, he plays as a midfielder. Before making the move to Europe he starred in Turkish club Galatasaray, where he was named captain when we has barely 21 years old. He is constantly featured in the best players of the world rankings by the media and as a Turkish international he has 97 caps and 17 goals. With a few good years left in the tank we are destined to see more superb play from Turan in the years to come.