Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü
Defending Champion Fenerbahçe secured a 4-2 win against the well stabilized team Istanbul BB on Saturgay night to gain the three points and to be the new leader of the Turkish Super League.
This was the 26th game that Fenerbahçe maintained their unbeaten streak at Super League and the 5th victory since the start of the new season. Besides, this was an amazing night at the sold out Sukru Saracoglu Stadium as for the first time in the new 2011-2012 season, Fenerbahçe’s fans were allowed to but tickets and coming to watch the home match.
Slovakian Winger Miroslav Stoch played his first match in first eleven for this season and scored one long distance shot and made one promising assist. Fenerbahce’s skipper Alex de Souza, decent midfielder Cristian Baroni and promising right-back Gökhan Gönül added the last three goals in the final seconds.
“This was a significant game from all aspects” said talented young manager Aykut Kocaman and added “Stoch and Gökhan made the difference to get the result.”
You can find the match stats on below:
Reff: Cüneyt Çakır, Bahattin Duran, Tarık Ongun
Fenerbahçe: Volkan Demirel, Orhan Şam (46′ Sezer Öztürk), Bekir İrtegün, Yobo, Ziegler, Gökhan Gönül, Mehmet Topuz, Cristian Stoch (80′ Caner Erkin), Alex, Semih Şentürk (46′ Bienvenu)
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor: Oğuzhan Bahadır, Kus, Can Arat, Metin Depe, Ekrem Ekşioğlu, Visca (60′ Tevfik Köse), Mahmut Tekdemir, Holmen, Doka (82′ Gökhan Süzen), Taner Yalçın (70′ Ömer Can Sokullu), Webo
Goals: Dk. 47 Stoch, Dk. 59 Alex, Dk. 70 Gökhan Gönül, 90 2 Cristian (Fenerbahçe), Dk. 79 ve 86 Webo (İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor)
Booking: 9′ Orhan Şam, 48′ Stoch, 61′ Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe), 38′ Doka, 88′ Can Arat, 90′ Webo, 90+1′ Mahmut Tekdemir (İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor)
Injury hit Fenerbahçe secured their 11th away win a row in the Turkish Super League since January 2011 against Kayserispor. An early goal in 7th minute from Fenerbahce’s left winger Caner Erkin secured a 1-0 win on Friday night at Kayseri Kadir Has Stadium.
Yellow Canaries played their familiar 4-4-2 system where a disciplined defensive task didn’t allow for a equaliser to the opponent team. Injured first team players Emre Belozoglu, Serdar Kesimal, Gökhan Gönül, Mehmet Topuz and Selçuk Şahin not been able to play against Kayserispor. Senegalese Winger Issiar Dia and Experienced Striker Semih Şentürk was rested one match in accordance to fixture intensity as Fenerbahce played 4th league game in 11 days and gained 10 points, this is a quite significant performance.
I also have special praise for 18 years old midfielder Gökay Iravul who plyaed for 90 minutes and showed a promising midfield talent. He organized the middle very well and basically did for Fenerbahçe what Xavi does for Barcelona. I appreciate Coach Aykut Kocaman’s match squad and i believe Kocaman will continue to support Fenerbahce’s future like Gökay Iravul, Berk Elitez, Hasan Erbey and Recep Niyaz for upcoming matches.
Below you can find the highlights and match stats:
Stadium: Kadir HasStadium, Kayseri
Reff: Kuddusi Müftüoğlu, İsmail Şencan, Serdar Akçer
Kayserispor: Navarro, Hasan Ali, Eren, Zurab, Amrabat, Santana, Nunez, Sefa, Ömer Hasan, Engin, Pekarık
Fenerbahçe: Volkan Demirel, Reto Ziegler, Yobo, Alex de Souza, Gökay Iravul, Ntsama Bienvenu, Özer Hurmacı, Cristian Baroni, Fabio Bilica, Orhan Sam, Caner Erkin
Goal: Caner Erkin 6′(Fenerbahçe)
Booking: Eren 41′, Zurab 55′, Santana 90′ (Kayserispor), Orhan 56′, Volkan 88′ (Fenerbahçe)
Many football experts and world press especially CNN, one of the world biggest agency, labeled the women and children’s night at Şükrü Saraçoğlu as a one of the greatest night for world football. I couldn’t have put it better myself. With 46,000 women and children under 12, they still knew all the players’ names and the club songs so the atmosphere was absolutely amazing in every way!
Regarding to this promising night, Fenerbahçe’s Vice President Ali koç said to Pedro Pinto in a live call: “This atmosphere was one of the kind and historic in the sense of Turkish football as well as international football,”
“The women of Fenerbahce sports club have shown us what they can do for their club, what they can do for Turkish football and I think this was an event that was exemplary for sports.”
“As you know the club is going through some troubled times with allegations of match fixing…The fans have gone beyond the call of duty to embrace the club and fight for the rights of the club.” told to CNN.
“We’re disappointed we couldn’t send the ladies home with a victory.” Koc added as a final sentence in accordance to result of 1-1 draw against Manisaspor.
Finally, as CNN’s sport anchor Pedro Pinto calls, this was a great night in Istanbul! You can find the full of live call video as above.
Today, it’s a historical day for Turkish Football as 41.663 of women and children came together at Sukru Saracoglu to support Fenerbahçe against Manisaspor, after when Turkish Football Federation imposed ‘women and children only’ rule on badly behaved clubs. (just to compare, the official attendance in Emirates is 46,539 tonight) The new ruling took place on Tuesday, after when Fenerbahce banned with the crowd trouble in the club’s pre-season friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk.
We can call tonight as a great reflection of Atatürk’s modern daughters at Football ground as this seemed very promising and a great scene of football. This is also the first time in the world as only thousands of women and children watched a football match. I’m deeply proud of my unnique team Fenerbahçe and grateful forever to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk cause he’s the only architect of this brilliant night.
Also, i think this is best time ever for the male supporters who stayed at home and watched the match on television (: Just kidding! Thanks goodness God created women (:
image source: www.ajansspor.com
Defending Champion Fenerbahçe played at Gaziantespor on last friday to start the second match day of Spor Toto Super League. After spending the summer in “extraordinary conditions”, as coach Aykut Kocaman calls it, Fenerbahçe managed to win 3-1 and to make it two wins in a row.
Gaziantepspor took the lead with the long shot goal of ex-Fenerbahçe midfielder Olcan Adin in the 28th minute. However Fenerbahçe equalized only after 6 mintues as brilliant skipper Alex de Souza scored with short range goal in 34th minute and chip Gaziantepspor’s Lithuanian goalkeeper Karcemarskas.Then Alex’s acute angle volley goal took Fenerbahce to lead in 53th minute of the game. Fenerbahçe’s new signing Henry Bienvenu sealed the win by adding the third goal in the 80th minute with a nice head as the great cross came to Bienvenu from the other new signing Reto Ziegler.
Thus, Fenerbahçe maintained their unbeaten 20 games in the Spor Toto Super League and Captain Alex de Souza proved his top quality once again, scoring twice and making his 300th appearance with Yellow Canaries.
This was a respectful performance once again from the whole Fenerbahçe Team and coach Aykut Kocaman. I think they deserve every single praise as the Club born from the ashes after a turbunal summer with unfair accusations.
GAZİANTEPSPOR: 1 – FENERBAHÇE: 3
Stadium: Kamil Ocak
Ref: Bülent Yıldırım, Cem Satman, Muhittin Gürses
Gaziantepspor: Karcemarskas, Emre Güngör, Ivan, Wagner (50 Bekir Ozan), Dany Nonkeu, Serdar Kurtuluş, Gilles Binya, Olcan (50 Sosa), Orhan (72 Alper), Popov, Cenk Tosun
Fenerbahçe: Volkan demirel, Reto Ziegler, Bekir Irtegun, Joseph Yobo, Crisitan Baroni, Mehmet Topuz (34 Uğur Boral (81 Sezer Ozturk), Bilica, Selçuk Sahin, Caner Erkin, Alex de Souza, Semih Senturk (57 Henry Bienvenu)
Goals: Olcan 28′ (Gaziantepspor), Alex 24′ 53′, Bienvenu 80′ (Fenerbahçe)
Booking: Dany Nounkeu 69′, Serdar Kurtuluş 75′ (Gaziantepspor), Alex 25′, Semih 32′, Uğur Boral 52′, Sezer Ozturk 82′ (Fenerbahçe)
The Swiss full back Reto Ziegler,25 joined to Fenerbahçe just before the transfer window shut following the leave of Andre Santos to Arsenal. Ziegler played all 90 minuntes and gave a solid performance at the left side of the defence as Fenerbahce beat Orduspor 1-0 in the first season game afterwards the club faced with the match fixing claim during this summer.
Regarding to his first appearance, speaking to the official Fenerbahçe website, Reto Zeigler said:
“I have been very well welcomed in Fenerbahçe, there is a really nice atmosphere in Club here, especillay my teammates help me a lot. Everything is goning great from my side.”
“It was a hard game the first appearance. We were already aware of the game were tight but the important is to win the game. We are happy to win. Fenerbahçe is a big team and i will try to do my best for Yellow Canaries.
“Fenerbahce’s fans are amazing, they started to cheer till when we were leaving from training ground. Fans were outside the stadium and was showing their support in this tough period.”
“I’m an wing back. As a team, we have a nice formation that i can show my aboth attack and defence abilities. Our coach gives important to back players as we are an significant part of the team tactic. I hope i will imporve myself with the following matches”
Also Ziegler adviced that it doesn’t exist an official twitter account for himself.
According to British sports sources, Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur is ready to make a bid for Fenerbahçe’s forward Semih Senturk in replace of poor performance shown strikers Robbie Keane and Roman Pavluchenko on January’s mid transfer season.
27-year-old Semih Senturk has 21 caps for his country – he was definitely impressive at Euro 2008 – and has attracted interest from several European clubs like Malaga, Ajax and Milan recently. Semih was almost substutite during current seasonand gave a solid performance until with 7 goals and seven assissts, an efficiency ratio of a goal or assist every 49.6 minutes.
Turkish sports daily “NTVSpor” also confirmed this transfer rumour. According to NTVSpor which is Turkey’s biggest sport portal stated that Jamie Rednapp target Turkish Striker to strengthen their squad with consideration of Champions League and Premier League.
Before his contract expiration, this possible move can provide a big step for Semih Senturk in order to show his potential at European Football. I believe Tottenham Hotspur is close to gain a very talented player. From Fenerbahce’s supporters’ side, it can a big lose. However Semhi Senturk doesn’t deserve to be a substitute players, in contraire he deserve every big challenges such as Premier League field.
Fenerbahçe couldn’t met his supporters’ expectations before season after failing in European Cups and loosing early local league matches. However thinks has been changed and whole team put a step forward to show their full potential under Aykut Kocaman management before mid season break.
Last Sunday, Yellow Canaries has past Karabükspor with two goals. Although they have a recent squad, Yellow Canaries has shown a great deal of midfield quality since three league matches.
The biggest effect was Gökay Iravul with his first eleven caps. He really played very well as a box-to-box midfielder. According to Captain Alex de Souza’s interview to montly Fenerbahce’s magazine, big teams have to challenge young players are a must to dominate their teamwork and team sprit. This is totally right that Fenerbahçe’s didn’t give much importance to their young players since many years, and nowadays supporters are getting proud with Okan Alkan and Gökay Iravul’s debuts.
Hope coach Aykut Kocaman insist on his confidence of young players such as Gökay and Okan. And i believe that will bring success to Fenerbahçe in a long term strategy.
For me it’s nice pleasure to watch Gökay Iravul’s skills instead of seeing Cristian Baroni. And Okan Alkan’s talent rather than Andre Santos’s unloyalty.
You can find out Alex de Souzas interview as below, and yes, it’s me at the picture next to Okan Alkan and Gökay Iravul (:
“Alex de Souza: “Turkish football very advanced”
The captain Alex de Souza-intensive days filled with the 100s and 3000′lerle seized the opportunity to speak and then find a quiet environment. How much less gururlansa … Happiness is in your eyes … We are already at her side constantly embrace, weather, feelings are in a bounce. Such questions, even if the air inside was inconclusive. Nevertheless, the sentences that must pass before the date picked by Kaptan date.
Spots collected from the interview are as follows, you can find the interview … More derginizde
01: I do not have is an embarrassment to anyone. I’m doing my job, working and getting out of maçlarıma. Requests to move in line, sit out and play and I can not help me make decisions such as how long I will stay in the field. There is no problem between me and Hocamla.
02: Anatolian teams landing points of us, sadly, not to look positive development. Large parts of the measures to be taken for the condition. Great teams have strong positions. These positions are gradually stabilizing and eventually head to head matches with other teams’ rosters are emerging. Increased competition makes football more enjoyable.
03: Turkish football is one of the points more to the development of the new teams acquire players who participated. Their discovery, good directing, training us to do, and of course plenty of experience to gain a real need to take time for the official matches. This is Fenerbahce.
04: Gökay and Okan when they find chance in the game, showed how much they had good performance. Rely on them, showed how right they were. Wait for the chance to continue the work of other young oyucularımız. They are the future of Fenerbahçe. We should continue our support.”
Alex de Souza Brazilian midfielder scored a hat-trick and especially the 3,000 of the history of Fenerbahçe in the Turkish Football League to achieve in 5-2 win match against Bucaspor at Şükrü Saraçoğlu stadium, for the 13th day of the championship. This honor is richly deserved which means Fenerbahçe became the first team that scores 3,000 goals in Turkish League.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Fenerbahçe’s no.10 Captain Alex, who is heading into his 7th season at Yellow Canaries, declared himself honoured to have been the man to create the milestone, saying: “he’s ready to give away his previous match’s no.10 jersey and shoes to club’s museum.”
No matter what Alex de Souza is showing a great deal of leadership under Fenerbahçe’s shirt since 7 years. Supporters are in a deep proud with his loyalty and game of quality. 33 years old player has already became a living legend for Turkish team. This is only can be a awsomness. As Barny Stinson said, Alex is totally legend -wait for it- dary (:
*Goal no.1 came in 1959 from Ergun Öztuna.
*Goal no.1000 came in 1979 from Erol Togay.
*Goal no.2000 was scored by Uche Okechucwu in 1996.
*Goal no.3000 came in 2010 and was scored by Alex!
Fenerbahçe: Volkan Demirel, Gökhan Gönül, Yobo, Bekir İrtegün, Andre Santos, Cristian, Gökay Iravul, Mehmet Topuz, Stoch (Dia 72), Alex (Semih Şentürk 76), Mamadou Niang (Gökhan Ünal 87)
Subs: Serkan Kırıntılı, Bilica, Caner Erkin, Selçuk Şahin
Bucaspor: Fernandes, Serkan Yanık (Ali Güneş 33), Ediz, Koray, Mulemo, Musa Aydın, Leko, Erkan Taşkıran (Dahmane 64), Sercan Kaya (İbrahim Dağaşan 32), Mendy, Manucho
Subs: Atilla, Ragıp, Emre, Veli
Gaols: Alex 1,13 and 23Niang 81, Semih 86. (Fenerbahçe); Manucho 65,Musa Aydın 87 (Bucaspor)
Booked: Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe); Ali Güneş, Erkan Taşkıran, Mulemo, Ediz (Bucaspor)
(Fenerbahçe’s Captain Alex de Souza, 33 kissing Fenerbahçe’s legend player Lefter Küçükandonyadis,85 hand.)[Hand-kissing is a ritual of greeting and respect, is a common way to greet elder people in culture of Turkey]
It has been a while, sorry! We have had many more exciting football related experiences since my last post.
It was kind of sad to see Fenerbahce couldn’t achieve big matches after 4-1 away win against Konyaspor. Since that we wasn’t fantastic in high level matches like Bursaspor and Galatasaray. Both games has ended in a draw with results of 1-1 and 0-0 so then we missed a very important advantage alongside of title challengers Beşiktaş, Glaatasaray and Bursaspor’s poor league performance. As i warned before, our football skill wasn’t good enough to handle of pressure on the field.
This happy holidays eve is a good timing to find teamwork and team sprit. I think some players will leave Fenerbahçe nearby mid-season transfer window. This is inevitable after disappointing results! Coach Aykut Kocaman still has a chance to make a choice for current players which are the best and worst for Fenerbahçe. And i still insist that some home-grown players like Gökay Iravul, Hasan Erbey, Okan Alkan, Berk Elitez can give more than some experienced players like Cristian Baroni, Fabio Bilica, Kazım Richards who doesn’t deserve their current role at Fenerbahçe. I’m in favour of a dramatic squad revision. This isn’t a necessity for Yellow Canaries, this is a must! This is a dream to watch a model player like Fenerbahçe’s legend Lefter Küçükandonyadis or Can Bartu.
Thanks God we still have a chance to see Alex de Souza. And hope to make a step away as soon as possible. You know why? Cause this is time for dream. This is time for celebrate our national holiday.
Happy Holidays everyone..
Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray: 0-0 (25.10.2010)
Bursaspor-Fenerbahçe: 1-1 (29.10.2010)