| Necati Ates|
1.1 million EUR (2012)
| (1980-01-03) 3 January 1980 (age 35)|
Karsiyaka S.K., Kayseri Erciyesspor (#10 / Forward)
Umit Karan, Johan Elmander, Servet Cetin, Engin Baytar, Bulent Korkmaz
Necati Ateş Wikipedia
Necati Ateş ([nɛd͡ʒaːti atɛʃ]; born 3 January 1980) is a retired Turkish professional footballer who played as a forward.
Born in İzmir, Ateş made his professional debut with Altay S.K. and Adanaspor, scoring for both at an impressive rate. In 2004, he signed with Süper Lig giants Galatasaray SK.
In 2005–06, Ateş played an integral part in Galatasaray's 16th national championship conquest. However, on 25 July 2007, club manager Karl-Heinz Feldkamp officially reported to the board he was not planning to use the player in the upcoming season, which resulted in a transfer list; he split (always on loan) the campaign between Ankaraspor and Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, netting 11 goals in total.
For 2008–09 another loan ensued, as Ateş joined Real Sociedad. Though heavily featured, he only managed to score once and the Basque side finished sixth, thus failing to return to La Liga.
In the 2009 summer, after more than 100 official matches and over 50 goals, Galtasaray released Ateş. He immediately joined fellow league club Antalyaspor, ranking joint-fourth in the topscorers' list as it finished ninth.
On the last day of the January 2012 transfer window, Ateş signed a six-month contract with old acquaintance Galatasaray for a fee of €250,000. He scored his first goal in his second spell on 4 February in a 2–1 win at Gaziantepspor, and went on to have an important offensive role as the team won the domestic league.
Ateş made his Turkey national team debut during the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, playing three times for the third-placed nation and going scoreless in the process. His first goal came on 26 March 2005, in a 2–0 home win against Albania for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He also netted in the turbulent playoff against Switzerland, in November.
Scores and results table. Turkey's goal tally first:As of 17 July 2013
Süper Lig: 2005–06, 2011–12
Turkish Cup: 2004–05
Turkish Super Cup: 2012
FIFA Confederations Cup: Third-place 2003