Spanish Cumpleanos: Nihat Kahveci

Every weekday celebrates the birthday of past and present La Liga-related figures. Today includes all those born November 23.
1979: Nihat Kahveci: Currently back at his first club Besiktas, this Turkish international striker spent eight seasons in the Primera Liga before returning to Turkey during the summer. He joined Real Sociedad in 2000 under former Besiktas coach John Toshack and managed 59 goals in 145 appearances over five seasons, including a second placed finish in 2002/03, when they were pipped to the title by Real Madrid. He later joined Villarreal, where he scored 24 goals in 62 games before returning to Turkey.