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23 January 2010 :: 13:01:30 pm 9981

Muang Thong United Sign Former Bayern Munich Star

Thai Premier League Champions Muang Thong announced the signing of former Bayern Munich star striker Berkant Goktan ahead of Saturdays AFC Champions League playoff match against Da Nang.
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Bangkok, the 22nd of January 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Muang Thong United have strengthened their strike force after the announcement was made on Friday that German striker Berkant Goktan had joined their ranks with immediate effect.

 

The 28 year old striker has joined Muang Thong on a one year deal with the Thai Premier League Champions hoping that his considerable experience playing in the German and Turkish leagues will help the team qualify for the Asian Football Confederation Champions League competition as well as successfully defend their Thai Premier League title.

   

Goktan, once a considered one of Germany’s rising footballing talents has played for the like of; Bayern Munich (debuting at the age of 17), Borussia Monchengladbach, Arminia Bielefeld, Galatasaray, Besiktas, Kaiserslautern and 1860 Munich. Goktan became a firm favourite with the 1860 Munich fans scoring 18 goals in 32 matches before being sacked and disgraced after testing positive for cocaine.

Reporter : Harry Roberts   Photo : Internet   Category : Sports News

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