Hakan Yakin

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Hakan Yakin
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Yakin (2008)
birthday February 22, 1977
place of birth BaselSwitzerland
Size 180 cm
position midfield player
Years station
1984-1994 Concordia Basel
Years station Games (goals) 1
1994-1995 Concordia Basel 9 0(4)
1995-1997 FC Basel 59 0(9)
1997-2001 Grasshopper Club Zurich 11 0(1)
1998 →  FC St. Gallen  (loan) 35 0(8)
2001-2002 Grasshopper Club Zurich 54 (22)
2002-2003 FC Basel 67 (28)
2003 Paris Saint-Germain 0 0(0)
2003-2004 FC Basel 6 0(3)
2004-2005 VfB Stuttgart 9 0(0)
2005 →  Galatasaray SK  (loan) 2 0(0)
2005-2008 BSC Young Boys 83 (40)
2008-2009 Al Gharafa Sports Club 15 0(5)
2009-2011 FC Luzern 79 (26)
2012-2013 AC Bellinzona 32 (13)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
Switzerland U19 6 0(4)
Switzerland U20 3 0(5)
Switzerland U21 24 (12)
2000-2011 Switzerland 87 (20)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2014– Train 94 U-15
1 Only league games are given.

Hakan Yakin (born February 22, 1977 in Basel ) is a former Swiss football player and today's coach of Turkish descent. He is the brother of Murat Yakin and half-brother of the former Swiss professional footballer Ertan Irizik . In addition to Swiss citizenship, he also has Turkish. That's why he played under a local player license during his time at Galatasaray Istanbul . Hakan Yakin grew up in Münchenstein and ended his career with the Swiss Challenge League club AC Bellinzona after the 2011/12 season .

His greatest successes were winning the Swiss championship and the cup victory with FC Basel in 2002, being named Swiss Footballer of the Year 2003 and 2008, and participating in the 2004 , 2006 , 2008 and 2010 World Cups with the Swiss national football team .

Today he is assistant coach at FC Schaffhausen with a workload of 70 percent. He is also registered with the regional employment agency and receives unemployment benefits.


In the club

Yakin's career began in 1994 at Concordia Basel , where he also went through his junior years. In 1995 he moved to FC Basel , where he was not yet able to assert himself. That's why after two years he moved on to the Grasshopper Club Zurich , on loan to FC St. Gallen and back to GC. He only returned to FC Basel in 2001.

Yakin was briefly with the clubs Paris Saint-Germain , VfB Stuttgart and Galatasaray Istanbul until he was used as a central midfielder at BSC Young Boys in Bern in June 2005 . In the 2007/08 season he was the Swiss top scorer with the Young Boys with 24 goals and the best preparer with 18 assists. The team was runner-up behind FC Basel . For the 2008/2009 season, Yakin moved to the Qatari master Al-Gharafa . During the transfer period he lost his regular place and has not been used since then. The reason for this was his negotiations with the Swiss association Neuchâtel Xamax .

In June 2009 Yakin signed a two-year contract with FC Luzern . On October 4, 2011, FC Luzern announced that the contract with Yakin, who ended his national team career at the same time, had been terminated early on December 31, 2011 by mutual agreement. From January 1, 2012, Yakin continued his career at AC Bellinzona , where he signed a six-year contract - as a player and ambassador. He made his debut for the club on February 26, 2012 in a 2-0 home win against Stade Nyonnais . However, AC Bellinzona was forcibly relegated to the first division promotion after the 2012/13 season , and Yakin's future at this club was uncertain.

In the national team

Yakin made his debut for the national team in 2000. For the Swiss national team, he played 87 international matches and scored 20 goals (as of February 2011). National coach Köbi Kuhn had initially not nominated him for the 2006 World Cup , he gave reasons for physical and character deficiencies. When Johan Vonlanthen was injured, however, Yakin moved up into the squad. It was used three times.

At the European Football Championship 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, Yakin was again in the Swiss squad . He scored all three goals for the Swiss national team in this tournament, making him the first Swiss to score more than one goal at a European Championship. As a result, he even achieved a place in the team in the preliminary round in the UEFA performance statistics .

On October 4, 2011, Yakin announced his retirement from the national team. The reason he gave was that he wanted to concentrate fully on the work in his club and vacate his place for younger players.

Achievements / titles

With his clubs

Personal awards


Yakin is married and has six children.


Web links

Commons : Hakan Yakin  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Ladina Triaca, Tobias Bruggmann, Pascal Tischhauser: This is how much the RAV pays Hakan Yakin. In: blick.ch . January 31, 2020, accessed January 31, 2020 .
  2. Hakan Yakin moves to FC Luzern. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung. June 25, 2009, accessed August 6, 2013 .
  3. Hakan Yakin becomes ambassador for AC Bellinzona. In: FC Luzern. Retrieved May 22, 2012 .
  4. Uncertain future: Bellinzona starts in the first division without a yakin . 20min.ch from August 3, 2013.
  5. Sportal: Yakin in the EM top team of the preliminary round  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.sportalplus.com   , The background is the status in the so-called Castrol Performance Index after the end of the preliminary round; Links last accessed June 26, 2008
  6. Hakan Yakin ends his national team career. In: FC Luzern. Retrieved May 22, 2012 .
  7. Soccer player and coach Hakan Yakin becomes a father for the sixth time, his wife Tanja gives him a third baby. Retrieved June 25, 2019 .
  8. Alain Kunz, Max Kern: A whole football team: Kubi and Hakan in father luck. September 11, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2019 .