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Galatasaray S.K.
Galatasaray SK Football Section's crest
Full name Galatasaray Football Kulübü
Nickname(s) Cim bom
Aslanlar (The Lions)
Sarı-Kırmızılılar (Yellow-Reds)
Avrupa Fatihi (Conqueror of Europe)
Gala (Mostly used in Europe)
Founded 1905
Ground Ali Sami Yen Stadium,
Istanbul, Turkey
(Capacity: 26,750 [1])
Chairman Turkey Adnan Polat
Manager Netherlands Frank Rijkaard [2]
League Turkcell Super Lig
2008–09 Turkcell Süper Lig, 5th
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Current season
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.Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (English: Galatasaray Sports Club) is a Turkish association football club, part of the Galatasaray multi-sport club.^ Association football clubs of Turkey Views .
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^ Galatasaray football club is a Turkish sports team based in Istanbul, which is famous for its football section.
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^ Latest news on Turkish soccer team Galatasaray Spor Kulübü in Istanbul .
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.Galatasaray is the most successful Turkish football club, holding the joint record for Turkish League titles, and record number of both Turkish Cup and TSYD Cups.^ Turkish Cup quarters beckon Galatasaray .
  • Swine flu and scandal-hit Galatasaray hosts Manisa 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.sundayszaman.com [Source type: News]

^ Galatasaray clinch 17th Turkish title .
  • Galatasaray clinch 17th Turkish title - Wikinews, the free news source 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: General]

^ After the final match of the season, Galatasaray became the champions of Turkish Super League with 79 points in 34 games, six points ahead of rivals Besiktas and Fenerbahce .
  • Galatasaray clinch 17th Turkish title - Wikinews, the free news source 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: General]

[3][4] .They are the only Turkish team to have won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup and the only Turkish team to reach a European Cup semi-final.^ The winner of 16 Turkish Super League Championships, 14 Turkish Cup titles, 10 Turkish Super Cup (President Cup) titles and 9 Turkish Football Championships, Galatasaray holds the best international record by a Turkish team having won more trophies than any other Turkish football club.
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^ Hasan, however, trained hard and regained top form after serving out his ban and was a member of the Galatasaray "dream team" which won the UEFA Cup in 2000 under coach Fatih Terim and the UEFA Super Cup under the tutelage of Romanian Mircea Lucescu that same year.
  • No mas, says Galatasaray striker Hasan Şaş 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.todayszaman.com [Source type: News]

^ League Cup action: 19th – 20th January January 20, 2010 Sam Allardyce has criticised the referee as Aston Villa came from 2-0 down to reach the final, probably complaining that he allowed Villa to be much better than his team.
  • Matches of the decade: Fenerbahçe 6 – 0 Galatasaray (2002) 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.rantaboutfootball.com [Source type: General]

.The club's colours are yellow and red, and their home stadium is the Ali Sami Yen Stadium which is expected to be replaced by the currently under-construction Türk Telekom Arena stadium in 2010-2011 Süper Lig season.^ HOTELS near ALI SAMI YEN STADIUM .
  • HOTELS near ALI SAMI YEN STADIUM | Accommodation Istanbul GALATASARAY 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.hotels-n-europe.com [Source type: General]

^ In the past, games were played with more than 40.000 spectators in this stadium, which is nicknamed "Ali Sami Yen Hell", due to the impressive atmosphere with its amazing fans.
  • HOTELS near ALI SAMI YEN STADIUM | Accommodation Istanbul GALATASARAY 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.hotels-n-europe.com [Source type: General]

^ Kuruluş 1905 Teknik Direktör Frank Rijkaard Stat Ali Sami Yen Dos Santos İstanbul'da .

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History

Galatasaray's finishing positions in Turkish League since 1959.
.Galatasaray was founded in the autumn of 1905, by Galatasaray Lisesi (a high school founded in 1481) students as a football club.^ With the participation of a large number of Galatasaray fans who were waiting outside the High School, the torch was carried up Istiklal Caddesi in the company of huge crowds.

^ Then the burning torch in the hands of the student playing the role of Ali Sami Yen was taken out of the high school in the hands of the students.

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.Galatasaray's first president was Ali Sami Yen.^ Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Turkey Attendance: 23,500 Match Time: 19:30 UK Official(s): Pedro Proenca (Referee) .

^ Founded : October 1905 Ground : Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul Capacity : 24,000 Club President : Adnan Polat Manager : Frank Rikjaard League : Turkish Super League (Turkcell Super Ligi) Website : www.galatasaray.org Club History: www.galatasaray.com/history .
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^ The Galatasaray Lions host newcomer Manisaspor in week 13 of the Turkcell Super League at İstanbul’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium this evening.
  • Swine flu and scandal-hit Galatasaray hosts Manisa 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.sundayszaman.com [Source type: News]

.Their first match was against Kadıköy Faure School and they lost this match by 6-1.[5] There were discussions about the clubs name, in which some suggested Gloria (victory) and others Audace (courage), but it was decided that its name would be Galatasaray.^ Fans also chanted Emperor Fatih Terim, we are with you until you die as they watched replays of the matches played in the season when Galatasaray won the UEFA Cup.

^ Also according to the site, there have been 356 recorded matches in all, with Fener holding the edge – 134 wins to 114 for Galatasaray, with 108 draws.
  • Soccerlens Match of the Week Preview: Fenerbahce vs. Galatasaray 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC soccerlens.com [Source type: General]

^ Currently, they are four points behind Galatasaray, with 28 points from their first 14 matches (8 wins, 4 draws, 2 defeats)., after a 1-0 at Denizlispor last Saturday.
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[6]
.The name Galatasaray itself comes from that of Galatasaray Lisesi, which in turn takes its name from Galata Sarayı Enderun-u Hümayunu (Galata Palace Imperial School), the name of the original school founded on the site in 1481, and which in turn took its name from the nearby medieval Genoese colony of Galata.^ Students of Galatasaray High School and University, former sportsmen and women, branch and infrastructure sportsmen and women took part in the parade, saluting the tribunes with flags in their hands.

Galatasaray translates directly as 'Galata palace'.
.There is no diminutive form of Galatasaray.^ Fenerbahce and Galatasaray chasing Bolton Wanderers defender Danny Shittu There are no comments yet on Fenerbahce and Galatasaray chasing Bolton Wanderers defender Danny Shittu.

^ There are no recent mergers or acquisitions for Galatasaray Sportif Sinai ve Ticari Yati.
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.Fans refer to the club either by its full name or "Cim Bom Bom" (pronounced 'Jim Bom Bom') or the shortened 'Cim Bom'. The shortened form 'Gala' is never used except by lazy English journalists and commentators who think that as Barcelona can be shortened to Barca, the same is true of all foreign names.^ The historical statistics do not make happy reading for Gala fans either, with the club having failed to register a victory in five European games in Romania - four of which ended in defeat.
  • Dinamo Bucuresti vs Galatasaray - MirrorFootball.co.uk 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.mirrorfootball.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Keita, who can play up front or on either wing, never settled at Lyon after joining from Lille two years ago for a club record 18m.
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Not so. .'Gala' is not used, in the same way that neither 'Liver', 'Ever' nor 'Newca' are used to refer to Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle Utd.^ After playing for a giant club like Gala, he'd sign for likes of Juventus, Milan, Liverpool, Man Utd or Barcelona.
  • Who On Earth Is… Arda Turan (Galatasaray) 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.footballingworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to researcher Cem Atabeyoğlu, Galatasaray took its name from one of its first matches.^ If you want to attend a match of one of the most talented and popular clubs today, you should get Galatasaray football tickets.
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.In that match, Galatasaray won 2–0 over Rûm club and the spectators called them "Galata Sarayı efendileri" (in English: Gentlemen of City Palace), and, after this event, they adopted that name and started to call their club "Galata Sarayı". In 1905, during the era of the Ottoman Empire, there were no laws for associations so the club could not be registered officially, but, after the 1912 Law of Association, the club registered legally.^ The Australian international said he chose Galatasaray after speaking to club officials about their plans for the team and having seen Turkey's improving performance in international football competitions.
  • Kewell signs two-year contract with Galatasaray | AFP Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: News]

^ Official: Australia Captain Lucas Neill Joins Galatasaray From Everton Goal The Turkish club have announced that they've secured the services of the 31 year-old.
  • Man City striker Jo seals loan move to Galatasaray - Worldnews.com 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: News]

^ Man City striker Jo seals loan move to Galatasaray - Worldnews.com WN lite Make WN your homepage RSS headlines English .
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[7]
Our aim is to play together, to have a color and a name and to beat the teams of outside of Turkey.

Ali Sami Yen

.Among with the founder Ali Sami Yen, the co-founders were the ones who were keen to do this sport, such as Asim Tevfik Sonumut, Reşat Şirvani, Cevdet Kalpakçıoğlu, Abidin Daver and Kamil.^ Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Turkey Attendance: 23,500 Match Time: 19:30 UK Official(s): Pedro Proenca (Referee) .

^ The Galatasaray Lions host newcomer Manisaspor in week 13 of the Turkcell Super League at İstanbul’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium this evening.
  • Swine flu and scandal-hit Galatasaray hosts Manisa 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.sundayszaman.com [Source type: News]

^ Kuruluş 1905 Teknik Direktör Frank Rijkaard Stat Ali Sami Yen Dos Santos İstanbul'da .

.At first, the colors of the Galatasaray Sports Club were red and white.^ Grsoy: Its like the old days again The Second Chairman of Galatasaray Sports Club, Ergun Grsoy, stated that he was very happy about the centenary celebrations.

^ Following this, the founding of the yellow-and-red club was re-enacted by actor Tarık Papucuoğlu in the 10 Literature A classroom, where the first steps towards the establishment of the club were taken.

^ Galatasaray football club is a Turkish sports team based in Istanbul, which is famous for its football section.
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These are the colors in the Turkish flag. However, the Turkish Republic was not founded at that time. Therefore, this inspiration caused repressive administration of the day feel uncomfortable and the administration hounded the footballers.[citation needed] For this reason, the colors were changed to yellow and dark blue until 1907. In 1908, new colors were chosen as red and yellow. Ali Sami Yen stated, "We were imagining brightness of yellow - red fire over our team and thinking that it would carry us from one victory to another."[7]
.Since there were not any Turkish teams, Galatasaray joined the Istanbul League that was consisting of English and Greek teams in the season of 1905–1906. With their first championship title they won in 1907–1908, they heralded the beginning of Turkish football history.^ It was their 17th league championship, breaking the record that they shared with Galatasaray.
  • Soccerlens Match of the Week Preview: Fenerbahce vs. Galatasaray 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC soccerlens.com [Source type: General]

^ Football : Turkish Super League transfers in 2009/2010 season .
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^ "Galatasaray have signed Australia international Lucas Neill on a one-and-a-half-year deal from English Premier League side Everton," read a statement from the Turkish club.

[8]
.While the football in Turkey began to fully develop, Galatasaray won ten more Istanbul League titles, six Sunday League titles and three Friday League titles until 1952. Upon recognition of professional football in 1952, the first professional but non-national league of Turkey, Istanbul Professional League played between 1952 and 1959. Galatasaray won three of these seven titles.^ Istanbul Turkey more Awards: .
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^ Daum, who led Fenerbahce to two Turkish league championships, was sacked by the Istanbul giants after losing the Turkish league title to arch-rivals Galatasaray on the last day of the 2005/06 season.
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^ Right now, you couldn’t fault them if their focus was more on the Champions League, where they will qualify for the round of 16 if they can defeat CSKA in Istanbul next week.
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.Türkiye Profesyonel 1. Ligi (Turkcell Super League today) formed in 1959. This is the top-flight professional league in Turkish nationwide football, and the most popular sporting competition in the country.^ Turkish Super League pages .
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^ Football : Turkish Super League transfers in 2009/2010 season .
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^ Major transfers in Turkish Super League .
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.Galatasaray joined all seasons and won 17 league titles since then.^ Galatasaray have won the Super Lig twice in the past four seasons and are currently in second place, one point behind rivals Fenerbahce.

^ World Cup Scorers 04 June 2007 Despite all the Pommy sobbing that’s been going on since they were kicked out by Portugal, the UK obviously missed an important statistic – the English Premier League won the World Cup.
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^ LONDON (AP)—Tottenham has confirmed that Mexico forward Giovani Dos Santos is joining Turkish club Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season.
  • Tottenham says Dos Santos has joined Galatasaray - World Soccer - Yahoo! Sports 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC sports.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9]
.The Turkish Football Federation starts to organize "Turkish Cup" (today it is organized with the name Fortis Turkey Cup) in the 1962–63 season for Turkish clubs to qualify for the UEFA competitions.^ Jun 2009: The former Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard will replace Bulent Korkmaz at Galatasaray, the Turkish club confirmed today Football transfer rumours: Could Michael Owen return to Liverpool?
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^ Turkish Süper Lig (1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2008) Turkish Cup (1993, 1996, 1999, 2000) Turkish Super Cup (1993, 1996, 1997, 1999) UEFA Cup (2000) Turkish League Top Scorer (1997, 1998, 1999) .
  • ŞÜKÜR (Hakan Şükür) - Galatasaray and Turkey 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.footballdatabase.com [Source type: General]

^ President of Galatasaray club Adnan Polat had phoned me before the start of Turkish championship.
  • APA - Mircea Lucescu confirms he may coach Galatasaray 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC en.apa.az [Source type: News]

This is the only national cup competition in Turkey. .Galatasaray joined all seasons and won 14 trophies since then.^ Galatasaray have won the Super Lig twice in the past four seasons and are currently in second place, one point behind rivals Fenerbahce.

^ LONDON (AP)—Tottenham has confirmed that Mexico forward Giovani Dos Santos is joining Turkish club Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season.
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^ Brazil striker Jo has joined Turkish side Galatasaray on loan until the end of this season.
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[10]
.Probably the greatest record that club holds is winning national championships in 15 different sport branches in 1986–87 season.^ The winner of 16 Turkish Super League Championships, 14 Turkish Cup titles, 10 Turkish Super Cup (President Cup) titles and 9 Turkish Football Championships, Galatasaray holds the best international record by a Turkish team having won more trophies than any other Turkish football club.
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^ Azerbaijan’s national boxing team fails to win medal in European Championship .
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[11]
.Galatasaray's most successful era came in late 1990s, when the club become the first Turkish football club ever to win a European trophy.^ President of Galatasaray club Adnan Polat had phoned me before the start of Turkish championship.
  • APA - Mircea Lucescu confirms he may coach Galatasaray 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC en.apa.az [Source type: News]

^ Turkish club Galatasaray are sniffing around Celtic midfielder Thomas Gravesen, currently on loan and on the bench at Everton.

^ Everton consider Neill bid from Galatasaray The Independent Everton are considering a £750,000 bid from Turkish club Galatasaray for defender Lucas Neill, the club have confirmed.
  • Man City striker Jo seals loan move to Galatasaray - Worldnews.com 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC article.wn.com [Source type: News]

.They were aided in this by one of Turkey's best generation of home grown footballers who went on to finish third in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and played quarter finals of UEFA Euro 2000.^ From surmeli s , on Fri 27 Feb 12:43AM 1 1 Report abuse now that ac milan is out of the uefa cup,i cant not see­ why galatasaray wouldnt win the final,they play hamburg­ next for the playing in gremany is the same as playing­ at home,Uefa Champions Galatasaray 2009 like the way we­ did it in 2000 when we beat Arsenal.lol .

^ Bunun Atletico maçı vaar, Fener maçı vaaar, efendime söyleyeyim Euro Cup Final maçı oynayacağız o vaaar.
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^ Play Play Video Zuma rejects World Cup safety fears .
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.Besides the talented players, visiting teams also disliked traveling into Ali Sami Yen Stadium which is literally called "Hell" by the supporters of Galatasaray due to the intimidating atmosphere provided by the fans including chants and riots in the crowds.^ Galatasaray is famous for its outstandingly enthusiastic home support, especially for its supporters' habit of displaying banners throughout its ground, welcoming them "to Hell!".
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^ Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Turkey Attendance: 23,500 Match Time: 19:30 UK Official(s): Pedro Proenca (Referee) .

^ Ali Sami Yen after last year's disappointing attendance numbers.
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[12]
.There are many successful footballers that have played for Galatasaray and made their mark on Turkish football history.^ Barring Gokhan Zan, Galatasaray haven’t brought any Turkish players despite its history of reaching out and raising new Turkish talent.
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^ I see GALATASARAY as favourites cuz Trabzon are playing shitty football since their 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao...
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^ Categories: Football videos Tags: diego lugano , emre asik , fenerbahce , football , galatasaray , galatasaray fenerbahce fight video , soccer , turkish league , video , youtube .
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.Few examples may be 1930s national hero Eşfak Aykaç,[13] Boduri who died aged 21,[14] Mehmet Leblebi who scored a domestic record of 14 goals in a single match,[15] Gündüz Kılıç nicknamed Baba (father) who was the coach but also the player of his team in 1950s with great success on both,[16] Bülent-Reha Eken brothers, Suat Mamat who made a hat-trick in 1954 FIFA World Cup,[17] Coşkun Özarı a life devoted to Galatasaray,[18] Turgay Şeren the heroic goalkeeper that called "the Panther of Berlin",[19] Fatih Terim the team captain of Galatasaray and Turkish National Football team for years and the current coach,[20] Metin Oktay the legendary six time top scorer of the Turkish league,[21] Zoran Simović another skilled goalkeeper known for his penalty saves,[22] Cüneyt Tanman who played a record of 342 games for Galatasaray,[23] Tanju Çolak an extraordinary goalscorer and European Golden Boot 1988 winner with Galatasaray,[24] Cevad Prekazi an Albanian teammate of Tanju specializing in free kicks,[25] Taffarel the world cup winner goalkeeper of Brazil,[26] Gheorghe Hagi, the Romanian football hero who is still described as the best foreign player ever to play in Turkey,[27] Brazilian striker Mário Jardel, who was called Super Mário by the fans and scored Galatasarays only two goals in the European Super Cup Final in 2000 against Real Madrid, and last but not least, Hakan Şükür, the player who scored most goals in the first division of Turkish football history (249 goals).^ Fatih Terim may be arrested .
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^ The winner of 16 Turkish Super League Championships, 14 Turkish Cup titles, 10 Turkish Super Cup (President Cup) titles and 9 Turkish Football Championships, Galatasaray holds the best international record by a Turkish team having won more trophies than any other Turkish football club.
  • Galatasaray Tickets Available Here - Safe and Simple Online Ordering! 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.worldticketshop.com [Source type: General]

^ As we stand we have scored 16 goals in 5 games while conceding 4.
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Name and Pronunciation

.The name Galatasaray itself comes from that of Galatasaray Lisesi, which in turn takes its name from Galata Sarayı Enderun-u Hümayunu (Galata Palace Imperial School), the name of the original school founded on the site in 1481, and which in turn took its name from the nearby medieval Genoese colony of Galata.^ Students of Galatasaray High School and University, former sportsmen and women, branch and infrastructure sportsmen and women took part in the parade, saluting the tribunes with flags in their hands.

Galatasaray translates directly as 'Galata palace'.
.There is no diminutive form of Galatasaray.^ Fenerbahce and Galatasaray chasing Bolton Wanderers defender Danny Shittu There are no comments yet on Fenerbahce and Galatasaray chasing Bolton Wanderers defender Danny Shittu.

^ There are no recent mergers or acquisitions for Galatasaray Sportif Sinai ve Ticari Yati.
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.Fans refer to the club either by its full name or by its nickname "Cim Bom Bom" (pronounced 'Jim Bom Bom') or the shortened 'Cim Bom'. The shortened form 'Gala' is never used except by lazy English journalists and commentators who think that as Barcelona can be shortened to Barca, the same is true of all foreign names.^ The historical statistics do not make happy reading for Gala fans either, with the club having failed to register a victory in five European games in Romania - four of which ended in defeat.
  • Dinamo Bucuresti vs Galatasaray - MirrorFootball.co.uk 1 February 2010 2:02 UTC www.mirrorfootball.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Keita, who can play up front or on either wing, never settled at Lyon after joining from Lille two years ago for a club record 18m.
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Not so. 'Gala' is not used, for precisely the same reason that 'Liver', 'Ever' and 'Newca' are not used as shortened forms of Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle.
The name Galatasaray is pronounced as two words in the same way as its English translation 'Galata Palace', i.e. the correct pronunciation is Galata Saray (Pronounced as Galata Sa-rye), and NOT as Gala Tasaray (Gala tasa-rye).

Team colours

Galatasaray wore red and white colours when founded, then played in yellow and black. .For a match against the British Royal Navy cruiser HMS Barham football team played in December 1908, Galatasaray finally settled on playing in yellow and red.^ From axiomturkmen , on Thu 12 Mar 12:06PM 4 1 Report abuse i am sure even if Galatasaray lose this match,­ Galatasaray will be in the Quarter Final..

^ From Alex B , on Thu 12 Mar 6:29PM 0 0 Report abuse Galatasaray wqill play in final I am sure .

^ I see GALATASARAY as favourites cuz Trabzon are playing shitty football since their 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao...
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.The colours were chosen by Asım Tevfik, left-forwarder Emin Bülent and right midfielder Ali Sami Yen in a store at Bahçekapısı.^ Ali Sami Yen ( 23785 ) .
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^ Trk Telekom Arena Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi Aslantepe'deki yeni stadmz ile ilgili haberler, yorumlar, resimler .
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^ Sabit Galatasaray Spor Kulb Kuruluu ve Ali Sami Yen utqu .
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The yellow and red were inspired from the colours of the roses which Gül Baba offered to Sultan Bayezid II.[28]

Stadium

Ali Sami Yen

Champions league matches draw over 70,000 spectators.
.Galatasaray played its first years in different fields, since there were not any stadiums in Istanbul.^ ALIOUM SAIDOU : 5 - had his first torrid display since he has been playing...
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^ I see GALATASARAY as favourites cuz Trabzon are playing shitty football since their 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao...
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^ The Goal Machine comes to a grinding halt Rijkaard : First Half: Galatasaray is down by a score of 1 to nil in favor of Fenerbahce,since the 12th minute.
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In 1921, the first stadium, Taksim Stadium opened.[29] Galatasaray played there until 1940. When historic Taksim Stadium was demolished, Galatasaray decided to build a large, modern stadium. Due to difficulties stemming from World War II, construction was delayed for over two decades. In this period, they played in İnönü Stadium.
.On 20 December 1964, Ali Sami Yen Stadium opened.^ Ali Sami Yen ( 23785 ) .
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^ Kuruluş 1905 Teknik Direktör Frank Rijkaard Stat Ali Sami Yen Dos Santos İstanbul'da .

^ Ali Sami Yen picture Galatasaray wallpapers .
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[30] .It is named after the founder of the club, Ali Sami Yen.^ Ali Sami Yen ( 23785 ) .
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^ Ali Sami Yen (22794 places) .
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^ Stadium: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Turkey Attendance: 23,500 Match Time: 19:30 UK Official(s): Pedro Proenca (Referee) .

It is in Mecidiyeköy quarter of the Şişli district at the center of the city. In 1964, the stadium had capacity over 35,000. Today, due to improvements in security and prohibition of non-seater spectators, it has an all-seater capacity of 24,990.[31]
.After 2002, when Atatürk Olympic Stadium was built for Istanbul's Olympic Games bid, Galatasaray started to play European Cup matches there.^ We played in that 80,597-capacity Olympic Stadium and our average was 14,072 fans per game.
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^ It was also good news for striker Karan Umit who played his first game for Galatasaray this season.
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^ This thread is opened for match-analysis, pre-game and post-game comments, guessing the possibilities and any sort of news that take place in the world of Galatasaray...
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.The attendance record among Turkish stadiums was broken there, in GalatasarayOlympiacos match played in front of 82,000 spectators.^ Today there­ will be lots of Turkish Supporter in the Stadium­ ..

^ If he does leave i don't think it will be for a couple of years because he has stated that he wants to captain Gala and play in front of 52,000 people in our new Turk Telecom Stadium.
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^ We had our & Turkish league's record broken in the game against Fener having brought 69,771 fans to the stadium (3,051 of them Fener fans).
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.Yet, Ali Sami Yen Stadium has historic importance for Galatasaray fans although it is smaller and older.^ Trk Telekom Arena Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi Aslantepe'deki yeni stadmz ile ilgili haberler, yorumlar, resimler .
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^ Ali Sami Yen Galatasaray Ynetimden Haberler Galatasaray'mzn ynetimi hakknda tartma alan Alt Blmler: .
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^ They will probably be looking to boost their season with a victory away at the Ali Sami Yen but I honestly feel that we have what it takes to win this match.
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Stadium Anthem

Galatasaray-Steau Bükreş2.ogg
Galatasaray-Steaua Bucuresti 2008
.Since 1998, after every goal scored by Galatasaray, the last part of the song I Will Survive by the Hermes House Band played.^ He went on loan to second-tier Ipswich last season and scored four goals in eight matches before returning to Spurs.
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^ I predicted that Galatasaray would score 13 goals while conceding 4, so it would seem that I’ve pretty much hit the target on that as well.
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^ The Goal Machine comes to a grinding halt Rijkaard : First Half: Galatasaray is down by a score of 1 to nil in favor of Fenerbahce,since the 12th minute.
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Although the song is in English, the part used has no lyrics except "la la la la". This makes it easy for fans to participate.
In addition, before every game the Florida State Warchant is played accompanied by what the fans call a "scarf show" where fans display and wave their Galatasaray scarves, banners and flags.A lot of people call stadium 'Cehennem' (hell) because of stadium anthem[33]

Supporters and rivalries

European matches

Galatasaray fans attach high importance to European competitions, and Galatasaray is known as the Conquerors of Europe by their fans. .This nickname underlines the importance of the UEFA Cup and Super Cup Galatasaray managed to get during the 1999-2000 season.^ Onur Wed Jan 27, 2010 01:28 pm PST Report Abuse Galatasaray is the biggest club in Turkey and has achieved success that Turks could only dream of like winning the UEFA Cup and the Super Cup in 2000.
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^ Report this to a moderator LION: 15 March 2009 14:21 uefa cup 2009 champion GALATASARAY Report this to a moderator tolga: 14 March 2009 08:26 we did it once and we gonna do it again..
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^ UEFA Super Cup winner to come to Azerbaijan .
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Galatasaray fans also have a reputation in Europe as being one of the fiercest in the world. .Ryan Giggs once said I've never experienced anything like Galatasaray.^ David Meacock “You’ll never win anything with kids” So said ......
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.Two hours before kick-off, we went out to have a look at the pitch and the stadium was packed!^ His free kicks are also something to applaud, as his free kick against Newcastle United two years back points out.
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^ Our 20 Favorite Photos From the SAG Awards Kick Off Sundance With a Look at Amazing Old Festival Photos!
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The chanting was brilliant: one side starts, then the other, then quiet, then all of them chanting! The players really enjoyed it. Before it was good, after it wasn't!'
Galatasaray fans

Istanbul derbies

.The big three clubs of Istanbul, Beşiktaş J.K., Fenerbahçe S.K. and Galatasaray S.K. have a long history of rivalry with each other.^ Kewell's Turkish Shocker 04 July 2008 TURKISH club Galatasaray are claiming they have signed Socceroo Harry Kewell on a three year deal.
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.Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray rivalry is the most important rivalry in Turkey and the primary Istanbul derby.^ G.Saray-F.Bahçe derbis Galatasaray Fenerbahçe\'yi neye rağmen yenmeli ?

[citation needed] The rivalry between supporters has led to violence on numerous occasions.[34] İstanbul BB is a minor rival as İstanbul BB is weaker than the big three.
Torches, smoke, drums, flags and giant posters used to create visual grandeur and apply psychological pressure on visiting teams, which fans call "welcoming them to hell".[35]

Australian fanbase

.The signing of Australian national team players Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill to Galatasaray has seen an increased interest in Galatasaray from Australian football supporters.^ Footballer of Azerbaijan’s national team signs contract with champion of China .
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^ Player of Netherlands national team in Neftchi!
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^ Initially, things went according to plan for Galatasaray as Harry Kewell put the Istanbul outfit ahead after 38 minutes at Ali Sami Yern stadium.
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.Both Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill are senior members of the Australian national team; Lucas Neill currently captains the Australian national team.^ Page 1 of 1 The Men Who Made Harry 11 April 2009 THOSE in Australian football who claim to have discovered, trained and developed Harry Kewell are vast.
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Players

Current squad

.As of January 27, 2010:'[36] Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Wed, 27 January 2010 .
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^ Live coverage of Angola v Malawi in the CAF 2010 Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday, January 14, 2010.
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^ Jan 2010 22:27 Afghanistan conference agrees to handover security duties to national forces .
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Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Aykut Erçetin
2 Turkey DF Emre Güngör
3 Turkey DF Uğur Uçar
5 Turkey DF Gökhan Zan
8 Turkey MF Barış Özbek
9 Brazil MF Elano
10 Turkey MF Arda Turan (captain)
11 Côte d'Ivoire FW Abdul Kader Keïta
12 Australia DF Lucas Neill
14 Turkey MF Mehmet Topal
16 Turkey MF Mustafa Sarp
18 Turkey MF Ayhan Akman (1st vice-captain)
No. Position Player
19 Australia MF Harry Kewell
15 Czech Republic FW Milan Baros
21 Turkey DF Emre Aşık (2nd vice-captain)
22 Turkey DF Hakan Balta
23 Turkey DF Serkan Kurtuluş
25 Argentina GK Leo Franco
30 Mexico MF Giovani dos Santos (on loan from Tottenham)
32 Brazil FW (on loan from Manchester City)
37 Turkey MF Emre Çolak
55 Turkey MF Sabri Sarıoğlu
76 Turkey DF Servet Çetin (3rd vice-captain)
88 Turkey MF Caner Erkin (on loan from CSKA Moscow)

Reserve team

For the reserve team squads, see Galatasaray A2.

Former players

Club captains

Period Name
1994–2005 Turkey Bülent Korkmaz
2005–2008 Turkey Hakan Şükür
2008–2009 Turkey Ümit Karan
2009– Turkey Arda Turan

Honours and achievements

International competitions

Domestic competitions

  • National League:
    • Winners (1): 1938-39
  • Star*.svg Star*.svg Star*.svg Turkish Super League: (shared-record)
    • Winners (17): 1961–62, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08
  • Turkish Cup: (record)
    • Winners (14): 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2005
  • Turkish Super Cup / President Cup: (record)
    • Winners (11): 1966, 1969, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2008
  • Chancellor Cup:
    • Winners (5): 1975, 1979, 1986, 1990, 1995
  • TSYD Cup: (shared-record)
    • Winners (12): 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Istanbul Football League: (shared-record)
    • Winners (15): 1908-09, 1909–10, 1910–11, 1914-15(also called Istanbul Football Association League), 1915–16, 1921–22, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1948–49, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1957–58
  • Istanbul Sunday League: (record)
    • Winners (4): 1908-09, 1909–10, 1910–11, 1914-15(also called Istanbul Football Association League)
  • Istanbul Friday League: (shared record)
    • Winners (2): 1915-16, 1921–22
  • Istanbul Football Cup: (shared-record)
    • Winners (2): 1942, 1943
  • Istanbul Shield:
    • Winners (1): 1933
  • Atatürk Gazi Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1928
  • 50. Yıl Cup:
    • Winners (1):1973
  • Union Club Cup:
    • Winners (1):1909

List of Galatasaray S.K. presidents

Name From-To
Turkey Ali Sami Yen 1905–1918
Turkey Refik Cevdet Kalpakçıoğlu 1919–1922
Turkey Yusuf Ziya Öniş 1922–1924
Turkey Ali Sami Yen 1925
Turkey Ali Haydar Şekip 1925
Turkey Ahmet Robenson 1926
Turkey Adnan İbrahim Pirioğlu 1927
Turkey Necmettin Sadık Sadak 1928–1929
Turkey Abidin Daver 1929–1930
Turkey Ahmet Kara 1930–1931
Turkey Tahir Kevkep 1931–1932
Turkey Ali Haydar Barşal 1932–1933
Turkey Ahmet Kara 1933
Turkey Fethi İsfendiyaroğlu 1933
Turkey Ali Haydar Barşal 1933–1934
Turkey Refik Cevdet Kalpakçıoğlu 1934
Turkey Ethem Menemencioğlu 1934–1936
Turkey Saim Gogen 1936–1937
Turkey Sedat Ziya Kantoğlu 1937–1939
Turkey Nizan Nuri 1939
Turkey Adnan Akıska 1939
Turkey Tevfik Ali Çınar 1940–1942
Turkey Osman Dardağan 1942–1943
Turkey Sedat Ziya Kantoğlu 1944
Turkey Muslihittin Peykoğlu 1944–1946
Turkey Suphi Batur 1946–1950
Turkey Yusuf Ziya Öniş 1950–1952
Turkey Ulvi Yenal 1953
Turkey Refik Selimoğlu 1954–1956
Turkey Sadık Giz 1957–1959
Turkey Refik Selimoğlu 1960–1962
Turkey Ulvi Yenal 1962–1964
Turkey Suphi Batur 1965–1968
Turkey Selahattin Beyazıt 1969–1973
Turkey Mustafa Pekin 1973–1975
Turkey Selahattin Beyazıt 1975–1979
Turkey Ali Uras 1979–1986
Turkey Ali Tanrıyar 1986–1990
Turkey Alp Yalman 1990–1996
Turkey Faruk Süren 1996–2001
Turkey Mehmet Cansun 2001–2002
Turkey Özhan Canaydın 2002–2008
Turkey Adnan Polat 2008–

Football Management Trade I.C.

Position Name
General Manager Turkey Mümtaz Tahincioğlu
Football Management Trade Manager Turkey Adnan Sezgin
Financial Director Turkey İlker Aktaş
Facilities Director Turkey Fahri Yılmaz
Manager of Team Turkey Cenk Ergün
Press and Operations Officer Turkey Yako Igual

Coaching staff

Position Name
Manager Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
Assistant Manager Netherlands Johan Neeskens
Fitness Coach Spain Albert Roca Pujol
Fitness Coach Spain Carlos Cuadrat Xiqués
Goalkeeper Coach Turkey Nezih Ali Boloğlu
Club Doctor Turkey İlker Yücesir
Club Doctor Turkey Murat Çevik
Physiotherapist Turkey Mehmet Rahmi Alpözgen
Physiotherapist Turkey İlhan Er
Physiotherapist Turkey Cumhur Erol
Masseur Turkey Erkan Kazancı
Masseur Turkey Ufuk Kaynak
Masseur Turkey Bülent Kallenci

Managerial history

From-to Names
2004–2005 RomaniaGheorghe Hagi
2005–2007 BelgiumEric Gerets
2007–2008 GermanyKarl-Heinz Feldkamp,
TurkeyCevat Güler
2008–2009 GermanyMichael Skibbe,
TurkeyBülent Korkmaz
2009– NetherlandsFrank Rijkaard

Recent seasons

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Manager
1996/97 TS 1 34 25 7 2 90 30 82 UCWC 2nd round Fatih Terim
1997/98 TS 1 34 23 6 5 86 43 75 UCL group stage Fatih Terim
1998/99 TS 1 34 23 9 2 85 30 78 winner UCL group stage Fatih Terim
1999/00 TS 1 34 24 7 3 77 23 79 winner UC1 winner Fatih Terim
2000/01 TS 2 34 23 4 7 77 35 73 UCL quarter-final Mircea Lucescu
2001/02 TS 1 34 24 6 4 75 31 78 UCL last 16 Mircea Lucescu
2003/04 TS 6 34 15 9 10 56 47 54 UC1 3rd round Fatih Terim
2004/05 TS 3 34 24 4 6 64 25 76 winner Gheorghe Hagi
2005/06 TS 1 34 26 5 3 82 34 83 UC 1st round Eric Gerets
2006/07 TS 3 34 15 11 8 58 37 56 UCL group stage Eric Gerets
2007/08 TS 1 34 24 7 3 64 23 79 UC 3rd round Karl-Heinz Feldkamp/Cevat Güler
2008/09 TS 5 34 17 8 9 57 39 61 UC last 16 Michael Skibbe/Bülent Korkmaz
.Last updated: 1 June 2009
1 Galatasaray SK started season in UCL but joined UC after group stage.
^ Korkmaz Leaves Harry's Gala 04 June 2009 GALATASARAY have confirmed that Bulent Korkmaz has resigned as the club's head coach.
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.Div. = Division;TS = Turkcell Super League; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points
UCL = UEFA Champions League; UCWC = UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; UC = UEFA Cup; Cup = Fortis Turkey Cup.
^ FB, GS, SS and TS are all in Europa league and BJK will probably be knocked down into it of course its the better option to own the rights for.
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^ UEFA Europa League Play-Off Round - First Leg .
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^ Turkey's 3 top teams and of course FB, GS and BS (lol) were there and under number of league wins GS had 17 and BS had 10 and guess what FB said.
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Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up.

Youth Facilities

Galatasaray has the most successful youth facilities in Turkey.[37] Gündüz Kılıç Youth Facilities in Florya is the center of the department. Club has been supporting and serving Turkish Football since the Republican Period has given more than 300 footballers to the National teams.
The goal is to raise footballers who are loyal to Galatasaray traditions who can develop creative ideas, have a high Standard of capturing strategical points, fast, technical, powerful, determined, loyal to fair play principles and have respect for the arbitrager, rival and supporters.
.Galatasaray Star Team became champions in Europe recently, and Galatasaray S.K. PAF were the champions for three consecutive years in Turkish Youth League between the years 2005–2007 (For the 2007–2008 season, they finished runners-up after Sivasspor).^ Live coverage of Galatasaray v Genclerbirligi in the Turkish Super League on Saturday, December 19, 2009.
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Football Academy

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Galatasaray football academy train children between seven and fifteen. This organization is open for the whole year and gives education on technical and strategical areas in football by giving an opportunity to kids to practice what they learn during the lessons.
The organization consists of 41 football academies that are located in Turkey and foreign countries:

Important figures in the club's history

  • Ali Sami Yen (1886–1951): Taking the surname Yen in Turkey's Republican era, he was known as Ali Sami Bey, born in the Kandilli district of Istanbul. His father was the novelist and writer Semsettin Sami. He continued his education at the famous Galatasaray Lisesi, where he founded Turkey's first football-based sports club, Galatasaray A.S., together with his classmates. .Ali Sami Yen is remembered as the number one in the list of the club's founders, being also the first manager of the Turkish national football team in 1923 and the first president of the Turkish Olympic Committee a year later.^ The White House says President Barack Obama was accurate when he took on a S Guest List For The First Lady's Box At The 2010 State Of The ..
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    Galatasaray's home, the Ali Sami Yen Stadium is named after him. He was a pioneer in Turkish sports' history.
  • Ulvi Ziya Yenal (1908–1993): One of the first important players in Galatasaray's history, Yenal started to play football after he came to the Galatasaray Lisesi. At the age of 16, he was already a part of the newly-founded national team and won the Istanbul League Championship four times. After his retirement, he became first the president of the Turkish Football Federation and later the Tennis Federation. In 1953-54 and 1962–65, he was the president of Galatasaray A.S.
  • "Aslan" Nihat Bekdik (1902–1972): Like many of his fellows, he started playing football at school, and it did not take long for him to achieve his place in the A-team. Because of his impressing performances on the pitch, the spectators (and later, fans) called him "Aslan" (which means 'Lion' in English). Bekdik was a defense player for 18 years at Galatasaray, spending the last eight years as captain, becoming Istanbul Football League champions five times. In 1936, he retired from active playing, but continued to be an active sportsman in sailing and swimming, where he won several prizes. In 1957, he became a politician and died in 1972. He is today seen as the person responsible for Galatasaray's symbol, the lion.

Sponsorship

Companies that Galatasaray S.K. currently has sponsorship deals with include.
Licensee Product
Türk Telekom Main Sponsor
Adidas Technical Sponsor
Avea Official Sponsor
Ülker Official Sponsor
Efes Pilsen Official Sponsor
Turkish Airlines Official Sponsor
Doğuş Otomotiv Official Sponsor
Ankara Sigorta Official Sponsor
Acibadem Official Sponsor
Isuzu Official Sponsor
Yurtiçi Kargo Official Sponsor
Sarar Official Sponsor
Licensee Product
Powerade Official Sponsor
Zorlu Holding Home textile
GNC Official Supplier
Tiglon DVD & VCD
Panini Collectible stickers
Konami Computer game
Electronic Arts Computer game
Years Shirt sponsors
1979–1982 Telefunken
1982–1983 MEBan
1983–1985 Telefunken
1985–1986 Denizcilik Bankası
1986–1991 Türk Bank
1991–1992 ADEC Saat / Show TV
1992–1995 Show TV
1995–1997 Vakıf Bank
1997–1998 Bank Ekspres
1998–2000 Marshall
2000–2001 Telsim
2001–2004 Aria
2004–2009 Avea
2009–present Türk Telekom
Years Kit suppliers
1989–1992 Adidas
1992–1995 Umbro
1995–2001 Adidas
2001–2002 Lotto
2002–2005 Umbro
2005–present Adidas

Notes

  1. ^ Galatasarary Istanbul stadium
  2. ^ Rijkaard in Galatasaray!
  3. ^ Turkish Football Federation Official Website
  4. ^ Erdinc Sivritepe's Archive
  5. ^ "First match and foundation". Galatasaray.org. 2007-11-17. http://www.galatasaray.org/English/Corporate/history/detail.asp?pid=2422&haberid=289785. 
  6. ^ "How Galatasaray Founded". Galatasaray.org. 2007-11-23. http://www.cimbom.org/general/founded.html. 
  7. ^ a b "History of founding from official site". Galatasaray.org. 2007-11-22. http://www.galatasaray.org/English/Corporate/history/detail.asp?pid=2422&haberid=289786. 
  8. ^ "History of Turkish football". Tff.org. 2007-11-21. http://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=497. 
  9. ^ "Türkiye Profesyonel 1. Ligi". Galatasaray.org. 2007-11-21. http://www.galatasaray.org/English/Corporate/history/detail.asp?pid=2422&haberid=289790. 
  10. ^ "Information about Turkish Cup". Tff.org. 2007-11-20. http://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=411. 
  11. ^ Çakır, Ahmet (2007-05-30). "Beginning of end for Canaydin". Zaman Sporvizyon. http://sporvizyon.zaman.com.tr/images/2007/05/30/sporvizyon.pdf. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  12. ^ "News about Galatasaray Match". BBC.co.uk. 2007-10-18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sport/football/744728.stm. 
  13. ^ "Eşfak Aykaç Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295602. 
  14. ^ "Boduri Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295600. 
  15. ^ "Mehmet Leblebi Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295599. 
  16. ^ "Gündüz Kılıç Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295603. 
  17. ^ "Suat Mamat Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295607. 
  18. ^ "Coşkun Özarı Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295608. 
  19. ^ "Turgay Şeren Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295609. 
  20. ^ "Fatih Terim Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295611. 
  21. ^ "Metin Oktay Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295610. 
  22. ^ "Zoran Simovic Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295612. 
  23. ^ "Cüneyt Tanman Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295613. 
  24. ^ "Tanju Çolak Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295615. 
  25. ^ "Prekazi Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295614. 
  26. ^ "Taffarel Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295616. 
  27. ^ "Hagi Profile". Galatasaray Official. 2007-11-24. http://www.galatasaray.org/Kurumsal/detay.asp?pid=2423&haberid=295617. 
  28. ^ "Yellow Red since 100 Years". GALATASARAY.ORG. http://www.galatasaray.org/kulupbilgi/pages/yellowred.php. 
  29. ^ "En Eski Stadı". İstanbul'un Enleri. 2007-09-16. http://www.istanbulunenleri.com/?p=23. 
  30. ^ "Ali Sami Yen Stadium". http://www.galatasaray.org/english/corporate/facilities/tesis.asp?tesis=1. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  31. ^ "Ali Sami Yen Stadium Information". The Stadium Guide. http://www.stadiumguide.com/alisemiyen.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  32. ^ "Zulümpiyat! Stadı". Fotomaç. 2006-10-20. http://www.fotomac.com.tr/2006/10/20/gal105.html. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  33. ^ Galatasaray fans show at Youtube
  34. ^ "Turkey to send anti-terror police to Leeds to protect Galatasaray". CBC. 2000-11-11. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2000/04/17/galatasaray_leeds000417.html. 
  35. ^ "Galatasaray find new home while 'Hell' rebuilt". ABC Sport. 2003-06-07. http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/s874472.htm. 
  36. ^ "FUTBOL TAKIMI". Galatasaray S.K.. http://www.galatasaray.org/futboltakimi. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  37. ^ "Best youth team in Turkish football history". Galatasaray.org. 2007-11-21. http://www.galatasaray.org/futbol/futbol_altyapi/detay.asp?PID=1664&HID=9&haberID=299122. 
  38. ^ "List of Youth League Champions". Turkish Football Federation. http://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=377. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  39. ^ "Galatasaray football substructure school Australia". Galatasaray.org. 2007-11-21. http://www.galatasaray.org/altyapi/haber/6011.php. 
  40. ^ "Galatasaray football substructure school Australia opens doors". Galatasaray.org. 2010-03-15. http://www.galatasaray.org/altyapi/haber/6439.php. 

References

  • Birand, M. A., & Polat, M. M. (2006). Passion that continues for 100 years. İstanbul: D Yapım. OCLC 164788939
  • Turagay, U., Özgün, G., Gökçin, B., Ahunbay (2006). 17 May: The story of a championship. İstanbul: D Yapım. OCLC 169899400
  • Hasol, D. (2004). Dreams/realities in Galatasaray. İstanbul: Yapı Yayın. ISBN 9758599445
  • Tuncay, B. (2003). Galatasaray with European Success and Notable Players. Yapı Kredi Kü̈ltü̈r Sanat Yayıncılık. ISBN 9789750804274
  • Yamak, O. (2001). Galatasaray: Story of 95 years. Sinerji. OCLC 59287768
  • Çakar, A. (1995). 90 questions about history of Galatasaray SK. Cağaloğlu, İstanbul: Demir Ajans Yayınları. OCLC 42434622
  • Tekil, S. (1986). History of Galatasaray, 1905–1985. Galatasaray Spor Kulübü. OCLC 25025508
  • Tekil, S. (1983). Galatasaray 1905–1982: Memories. Arset Matbaacılık Koll. Şti. OCLC 62614035
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