Turkish Football


  1. Turkish leagues – structure and attendances
  2. My visit to istanbul
  3. Tuzlaspor 2 Sakaryaspor 3 HT: 1-1 Att: c650
  4. Fenerbah├že 5 Kasimpasa 1 HT: 2-1
  5. THE PASSOLIG SYSTEM

Turkish leagues – structure and attendances

The Turkish top-flight started in 1959. Even though football was played in Turkey from the late 19th Century, introduced from the UK, it wasn’t until 1959 that the first nationwide league started – the Super Lig. Before that, the big cities had their own regional leagues. However, when calculating number of Championships, Besiktas were allowed to include their two Turkish Federation Cup wins in 1957-58 and 58-59, a nationwide cup that preceded the Super Lig., which means 66 titles have been awarded.

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