Tag: turkey

The cult of Tugay

A precise striker of the ball, Tugay garnered lofty praise from most he encountered and enjoyed a uniquely cult following

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

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…

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…