One time Turkish star who is a Fifa bronze medalist striker Hakan Sukur scored 51 goals in 112 appearances for Turkey and also holds the record of the quickest World Cup goal ever has turned an Uber driver. The Turkish star player Hakan Sukur scored the fastest goal in World Cup in just 10.8 seconds at the 2002 tournament in South Korea.
Turkish Star Hakan Sukur Becomes Uber Driver After Retirement
The Turkish star player is now an Uber driver in the United States of America after retiring from professional football. This was revealed in a compilation by Mirror Football of former elite footballers who now ply their trade doing something completely unexpected.
Sukur did so well in the 2002 Fifa World Cup in South Korea to help his country finish third, their best ever performance to date. At club level, he won the UEFA Cup, which is now the Europa League with Galatasaray in 2000 and the Coppa Italia with Parma in 2002.
Since his retirement from the game, Sukur has hit the headlines for various reasons, including a warrant put out for his arrest in Turkey, which forced him to flee to America. Now residing in the USA, he said: “I moved to the United States, initially running a cafe in California, but strange people kept coming into the bar.” “Now I drive for Uber, and I sell books.”
The warrant was put out for his arrest due to allegations which said he was involved with the Fethullahist Terrorist Organisation (FETO), which are also linked with the failed coup of Turkey’s government in 2016. The Turkish star said he was innocent, saying: “Nobody seems able to explain what my role in this coup was supposed to be.”
“I never did anything illegal; I am not a traitor or a terrorist,” he further started. He said he had to go into doing Uber because her has nothing left, saying the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took everything from him, including his right to liberty, freedom of expression and right to work.