Tag: Turkish football

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Underdogs Istanbul Başakşehir tame the big boys to win Turkey’s Süper Lig

There were extraordinary scenes after Istanbul Başakşehir were crowned Süper Lig champions on Sunday. It was the first Süper Lig title win in the club’s history. Istanbul Başakşehir become only the sixth club to win the Turkish league since its inception in 1959, spectacularly breaking the stranglehold of the Big Four: Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and […]

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Striker Cenk Tosun seeks to re-galvanise career on loan to Crystal Palace

Everton player Cenk Tosun has joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season. The 28-year-old will be hoping to return to his goal-scoring ways at the South London, having failed to make a significant impact on Merseyside. The Turkish international striker had been a powerhouse for Beşiktaş, scoring 41 goals in 96 […]

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Turkey top of table after back-to-back wins at Euro 2020 qualifiers

Wins over Andorra on Saturday and Moldova on Tuesday evening saw Turkey rise to the top of Group H in their Euro 2020 campaign. Turkey turned in a lacklustre performance against the group’s weakest opponents Andorra at home in Istanbul at the weekend. Although dominating for large spells, the Turks could not find a way […]

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Turks up in arms after national team “disrespected” at Reykjavik airport

A diplomatic incident has developed between Iceland and Turkey following the alleged mistreatment of the Turkish national football team at Keflavik International Airport. The squad arrived in the Icelandic capital on Sunday, ahead of Tuesday’s Euro 2020 Group H crunch game against the Nordic side. The Turks accused Iceland of “insulting” treatment after they were […]

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Turkey on course for Euro 2020 finals after beating world champions France

Turkey maintained course for qualification to next year’s Euro finals next June with a sublime performance against France, securing a 2-0 win at the Torku Arena in Konya. The result was all the sweeter as it was the first time in Turkish footballing history that they had triumphed over the French in a competitive game. […]

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Galatasaray crowned Turkish Süper Lig champions for record 22nd time

The winner of this year’s Turkish Süper Lig was confirmed after a top of the table clash earlier today. Galatasaray beat Istanbul rival Medipol Başakşehir 2-1 at home in a pulsating game to clinch the title on the penultimate weekend of the season. Both sides went into the match level on 66 points, with Galatasaray […]

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New Fenerbahçe chairman Ali Koç wins by a landslide
 

One of Turkey’s wealthiest businessmen has been elected the new chairman of footballing giant Fenerbahçe. Ali Koç, who is part of the Koç dynasty, beat incumbent Aziz Yıldırım convincingly in a ballot of members at the Istanbul club yesterday. Yıldırım, who had been the head of Fenerbahçe since 1998, received just 4,644 votes compared to 16,092 for […]

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Galatasaray crowned Süper Lig champions of Turkey
 

  There was jubilation for Istanbul club Galatasaray on Saturday night after beating İzmir side Göztepe 1-0 away from home to confirm their triumph in this year’s Süper Lig (Super League). It means the club has won the league title a record 21 times. Galatasaray is one of Turkey’s big football clubs, regularly picking up […]