Karadeniz with Rubin Kazan in 2013
|Full name||Gökdeniz Karadeniz|
|Date of birth||11 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Giresun, Turkey|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft in)|
|Playing position||Winger / Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2018|
Karadeniz played his first professional match for Trabzonspor in the 1999-00 season at the senior level and made ten appearances. He was at first used in defensive roles by his manager, but was gradually given a more and more offensive role in the team until the 2003-04 season when he was given an attacking midfield role. His lightning step and effective understanding with teammate Fatih Tekke enabled him to lead the club in scoring that season with 13 goals.
On 13 March 2008, he signed a five-year deal with the Russian club Rubin Kazan worth EUR8.7 million. Karadeniz mentioned that it was sad for him to leave Turkey and also said he chose the club because he felt that if he had joined a big team in Europe his club would not have gotten as much money for him. With the team he won the Russian Premier League 2008.
|Rubin Kazan||2008||Russian Premier League||27||6||0||0||0||0||27||6|
He played his national team debut against Czech Republic national football team on 30 April 2003. He also played 2 times for Turkey B national football team for Future Cup matches against Scotland and Germany and 16 times for Turkey U21. He was called up for the UEFA Euro 2008 for Turkey.