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Çakar, Ahmet, Dr.
Born 1962
Occupation Medicine, football referee
Children 2

Ahmet Çakar (born 1962 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a famous Turkish sportscaster and a former football referee. He is famous for the abrasive manner[1] in which he presents the Show TV sports programme Altıpas,[2] being described as "Turkey's most controversial football pundit".[3] He also writes sports articles for Sabah newspaper.[4] He is a medical doctor as well.


He was born in Istanbul in 1962. He completed his high school education at Istanbul Erkek Lisesi in 1980. Then he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Istanbul University.

In 1994 he was shot and wounded in the groin and abdomen in Istanbul.[5]

Major matches refereed

  • 20 March 1993 - Ghana - Brazil (1-2) World Youth Cup (U-20) Final[9]


  1. ^ "Forget about athletics, I would rather see marbles". Daily Mail. 28 February 2004. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  2. ^ "Former referee likens chicanery in football to Ergenekon affair". Today's Zaman. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  3. ^ "Rockers relieved as groovy Glovers prepare for slipped disc". The Guardian. 28 February 2004. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  4. ^ "Çakar bikini giyecek mi?". Milliyet. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  5. ^ "Former soccer referee recovering after being shot five times". AP Worldstream (Associated Press). 26 February 2004. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  6. ^ "Referees for Euro Soccer Championship Fixtures" (subscription required). Xinhua News Agency. 25 March 1996. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  7. ^ "AC Milan and SL Benfica: past meetings". A.C. Milan. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  8. ^ "Türk hakemliğinde 31 Mart vak'ası!". Zaman. Retrieved 8 January 2010.  
  9. ^ "World Youth Cup (U-20) 1993 (Australia, March 5-20)". Rsssf.  

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