Born in Sydney and of Turkish heritage, Kerem played his junior football at the New South Wales Institute of Sport before playing National Youth League in 2008/09.
A prominent figure amongst the national youth sides as a youngster, Bulut made a big impression on the Australian footballing audience with his performances for the Australian U17, U20 World Cup and U23 Olympic teams, winning the golden boot in Australia’s AFC U19 Championship where they finished runners-up in 2010.
Mooted as one of Australia’s most promising up and coming prospects at the time, Bulut was subject to interest of several European clubs in 2010 with the forward eventually signing for Mlada Boleslav after trialling at the Czech outfit for a number of weeks.
After claiming the 2010-2011 Czech Cup and scoring twice in 23 appearances for the Mlada Boleslav first-team, the forward joined the ranks of Turkish outfit Akhisar Belediyespor. Following an indifferent loan spell to fellow Turkish club Karsiyaka, Bulut returned to Western Sydney at the start of 2015.
Playing for his local team for the first time, the Auburn local proved to be a big hit upon his return: netting a memorable brace against Sydney FC on his debut and finishing the campaign with six goals in 13 appearances, including a strike in the AFC Champions League.
Following his spell back in Australia, Bulut headed to Europe when Greek Superleague club Iraklis came calling. The forward found the back of the net once in 17 appearances but terminated his contract with Iraklis in July following the club’s uncertain financial situation.
It paved way for Bulut’s second coming in Western Sydney when the local boy signed again for the Wanderers on Wednesday 24 August 2016.
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