Born in Istanbul, Turkey on January 30, 1987. Turkish professional footballer Arda Turan, who is currently playing as a midfielder for La Liga club Atletico Madrid and his country’s national team, has an estimated net worth of $35 million. Turan’s career began in 1999 when he joined Altintepsi Makelspor’s youth academy before going on to join Galatasaray’s youth system a year later. In 2005, he made a breakthrough into the club’s senior team and stayed there until 2011, making 130 appearances, scoring 29 goals and winning Super Lig in 2007-08, Turkiye Kupasi in 2004-05 and Super Kupa in 2008. Since then, he has played for Atletico Madrid and been a key member in the squad, helping the team to win a host of titles including La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and Supercopa de Espan. Internationally, he represented Turkey’s under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, under-20, and under-21 team before being called up to play for the country’s senior team. Turan has to date had 79 caps and 13 goals to his name with the nation. He has also won several individual awards including Super Lig Player of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Super Lig Top Assister: 2008-09 (9 assists); 2009-2010 (14 assists).