Arda Turan is a Turkish professional football player who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for the Spanish club FC Barcelona as well as he is also the captain of Turkey National Team. He is mostly known for his ball control, dribbling skills as well as vision. He is the native of Fatih, Turkey. He came into this world on 30th January of the year 1987 which has now made him reach at the age of 28. He is a tall guy with the height of five feet and nine and half inches. On 6th July of 2015, FC Barcelona announced about the signing of Arda from Atletico for €7 million in variables. The contract will be for five seasons but he will only be able to make his debut for Catalans in January of 2016 after transfer ban has been lifted.
Prior to that, Arda was ranked at number 38th in the 100 Best Footballers in the World by the Guardian in the year 2014 becoming the only player on a list to be born in the Turkey. He was also nominated for UEFA Team of the Year 2014 among the 40 other players on 25th November 2014. As of June 2015, Arda has 80 senior national caps as well as 14 goals for Turkey and after successful UEFA Euro 2008 campaign; he was ranked at number 8th in selection of 100 Best Young Football Players in the World piece published by the Spanish Magazine Don Balon in July of 2008.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Turan has not got married yet. He is currently in relationship with his girlfriend Aslihan Dogan . The couple has been dating with each other since June of the year 2015. Previous to that, he was engaged with his then girlfriend Sinem Kobal who is a Turkish actress with whom he began dating in August of 2009. Arda and Sinem got engaged with each other in January of the year 2010 and later, they got split up in late 2013.
Prior to that, he is also known for his humanitarian work especially in helping of the sick children. He was announced as the goodwill ambassador for Khojaly Massacre on 11th May of 2014. In addition to that, he was votes as third most popular European footballer of 2009 in January of 2010 as well as 14th most popular footballer in the World by IFFHS. He was also featured on cover of the video game FIFA 15 in Turkey together with the team mate Lionel Messi. Besides that, more news about him can be obtained from various sources.