Gökhan is a young Turkish right fullback, who with his great pace has a strong tendency to get forward in aid of his team's attack. In July 2007, he was bought by Fenerbahçe from Gençlerbirliği, who had him loaned to their satellite club Gençlerbirliği OFTAS where he played a starring role in their promotion to the Turkcell Super League, and signed four-year contract .
He has also been ranked as 14th among the best 15 fullbacks in Europe, by Kristian Borrel - GOAL Magazine Feb/2008.
In April 2008 Zico labelled him Turkish Cafu to UEFA Magazine. Gökhan Gönül is known for his precise passes, assists and his ability to get past defenders.
Gokhan substained an injury during the final matches of the season resulting in him having to miss Euro 2008.