Tag: super lig

The European obsession of Galatasaray

Few clubs are as obsessed with continental competition as Galatasaray. To understand why, you need to delve into the very essence of the footballing goliath

Gheorghe Hagi: the Galatasaray diaries

The closest Turkish Süper Lig title race in years came to a familiar conclusion in May 2018. Central to Galatasaray being crowned champions was the appointment of Fatih Terim for a fourth…

The destruction and recovery of Ankaragücü

On the penultimate day of the Turkish 1. Lig season, a scoreboard in the western city of Manisa reads 0-3. It is a familiar sight for the fans of Manisaspor, once a…

Franck Ribéry: the Galatasaray diaries

AT THE AGE of just 19, where Kylian Mbappé will end up is a scary prospect. Already possessing a skillset many could merely dream of, he is rightly viewed as one of…

Göztepe and the long journey back to Turkey’s top flight

Owing to a knack of scoring late goals, Semih Şentürk is known in Turkey as “the lifeguard”. One particularly famous example of his match-saving efforts came in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals against…