By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline
Published: 23:18 GMT, 13 January 2020 | Updated: 23:19 GMT, 13 January 2020
Turkey football legend Hakan Sukur has opened up on the bizarre path his life has taken since retiring from the sport, taking him from a political 'exile' to running a cafe and driving for Uber in the United States.
The former striker made a strong name for himself in European football, playing for the likes of Inter Milan, Galatasaray and Parma before moving to English shores and undertaking a spell with Blackburn Rovers.
But it was when Sukur retired from the game and moved into politics in his homeland that things started to get a little messy.
Former Blackburn and Inter Milan striker Hakan Sukur now works as a driver for Uber
The 48-year-old, who scored 51 goals in 112 appearances for the Turkish national team, was elected to parliament but experienced a bitter and well publicised falling