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İlhan Mansız in 2013
|Date of birth||10 August 1975|
|Place of birth||Kempten, West Germany|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1994–1995||1. FC Köln||1||(0)|
|1996–1997||SV Türk Gücü München||24||(11)|
|1997–1998||Kuşadası Gençlikspor ||37||(19)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After his Japan journey, he signed a contract with Hertha BSC, but, because of his injury, he never had a chance to play for the first team. His contract was cancelled due to a clause in the contract saying that if his knee was injured again, they would release him. After his short stint with Hertha BSC, İlhan signed a one-year contract with Turkish club Ankaragücü. He was slowly but surely coming back from his plague of injuries and helping Ankaragücü in the Turkcell Super League.
Before the 2006–07 season, he declared his decision to retire from football. As of 2007 there were rumors that he was getting training in Los Angeles, US, to make a comeback to football. These rumors are revealed by İlhan Mansız and he declared to sign contract with Ankaragücü again. However, this final comeback attempt was abandoned before the 2007–08 season, as he announced his retirement.
After a car accident in 2007, it seemed the career of İlhan Mansız had ended. In July 2009, after seven knee operations, he tried to make a comeback by training with German second-division side TSV 1860 Munich.
İlhan made his debut for Turkey as a substitute during their final group-stage qualifier against Moldova in October 2001. The speedy striker earned his way onto coach Şenol Güneş' squad on the strength of an outstanding 2001–02 season for Beşiktaş, when he led the Süper Lig in scoring and helped the squad to a third-place finish.
The best goal of his career came in the 2002 FIFA World Cup quarter final against Senegal. He came on as a substitute for Hakan Şükür in the 67th minute, and netted a golden goal in the 94th minute to send Turkey through to the last four of the competition, in which they ended up taking third place. This was the last time where the golden goal was used in World Cup for extra-time matches. In the third place game İlhan Mansız assisted Hakan Şükür to score the fastest goal ever in a World Cup finals match, and went on to score his team's two other goals in the match.
Mansız was a relative unknown in international circles prior to the 2002 World Cup. Despite his display of prodigious talent on the world stage, his health concerns and advanced age precluded serious consideration on the part of European clubs. Mansız declared "It is too late for me, I wish I had been discovered sooner in my career."
On 11 July 2018, Beşiktaş J.K. announced via their social media accounts that Mansız was appointed as assistant coach to the club, along with Guti, another former player of club. Mansız quit his job at Beşiktaş on 6 February 2019 due to health concerns.
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After winning the show, Mansız announced his goal was to represent Turkey at the 2014 Winter Olympics, hoping to become the first athlete to compete in both the football World Cup and the Winter Olympics since Aleksandar Shalamanov of Bulgaria.
Mansız and Beständigová made their competitive debut at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, which was also the final qualifying opportunity for the 2014 Olympics. They finished 19th and last in the pairs event, ending their hope of skating at the Olympic Games. Nonetheless, they continue to compete, with the goal of qualifying for the 2014 European Figure Skating Championships.
He has a daughter named Aimee who was born in 2003.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Turkey||League||Türkiye Kupası||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1997–98||Kuşadası Gençlikspor||Turkish Second Football League||37||19|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2004||Vissel Kobe||J1 League||3||0||-||0||0||-||3||0|
|Turkey||League||Türkiye Kupası||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Turkey national team|
|1||17 April 2002||Kerkrade, Netherlands||Chile||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|2||22 June 2002||Osaka, Japan||Senegal||1–0||1–0||2002 World Cup|
|3||29 June 2002||Daegu, South Korea||South Korea||2–1||3–2||2002 World Cup|
|4||29 June 2002||Daegu, South Korea||South Korea||3–1||3–2||2002 World Cup|
|5||16 October 2002||Istanbul, Turkey||Liechtenstein||3–0||5–0||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
- FIFA World Cup 2002: Third place
- Süper Lig top goalscorer: 2001–02
- Mansıza Eski Bir Dosttan Çağrı Haberi ve Son Dakika Haberler Mynet
- 13 maddede Türk futbolunun şanssız prensi: İlhan Mansız Archived 29 May 2019 at the Wayback Machine
- Gastspieler-Trio bei den Löwen im Training Archived 3 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Zweite Chance für Ilhan Mansiz Archived 8 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- "İlhan abandons comeback plans". UEFA. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2007.
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- Schnappen sich die Löwen Daums Torschützenkönig?
- Video of fastest goal ever in World Cup history
- "Guti ve İlhan Mansız, Beşiktaş'taki görevlerine başladı" (in Turkish). Sabah. Demirören News Agency. 11 July 2018. Archived from the original on 6 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
Beşiktaş Kulübü, teknik direktör Şenol Güneş'in yeni yardımcıları Guti Hernandez ve İlhan Mansız'ın göreve başladığını sosyal medya hesabı üzerinden açıkladı.Cite has empty unknown parameters:
- "Beşiktaş'ta İlhan Mansız ile yollar ayrıldı" (in Turkish). Sabah. Demirören News Agency. 11 July 2018. Archived from the original on 6 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
BBeşiktaş Teknik Direktörü Şenol Güneş'in yardımcılığını yapan İlhan Mansız, sağlık nedenlerinden dolayı görevini bıraktı.Cite has empty unknown parameters:
- Returning guests and Olympic dreams in Oberstdorf
- Bőd, Titanilla (9 October 2011). "Olga Beständigová and Ilhan Mansiz – a crazy dream about Sochi". Absolute Skating. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- News report: Football star's new goal: Olympic skating champion (Youtube)
- News report: Ex-Nationalspieler Mansiz will als Eiskunstläufer zu Olympia (Youtube)
- 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy pairs result
- The Inside Edge: A soccer star turns to skating
- "İlhan Mansız". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
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