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November 2, 2009

Turkey: 2009-10 Super Lig.

Filed under: Football Stadia,Turkey,Zoom Maps — admin @ 7:06 pm

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This is the 52nd season of the competition.  Reigning champions are Besiktas JK.   SuperLig table {click here (SoccerStats.com)}  [note: Ankaraspor was demoted on 15 September,  due to conflicts of interest on the club's board with respect to local rivals Ankaragucu,  {see this article (from WorldSoccer.com)};  {see this article  (from TurkeySuperLigBligspot.com)}.].

On the map,  I have included a photo of each club’s stadium.  If possible,  I selected an exterior shot of the stadium,  to give a view of the surroundings of each location.  Kayserispor’s Kaydar Has Stadyumu is brand new;  the photo I used is from last winter,  and shows the now-completed structure about three-quarters finished.  Here is a photo of the interior of the stadium {click here (TinyPic.com; photo by Serkam Erdogan)}.   The stadium will be one of the main assets in Turkey’s bid for hosting a European Championship in the future. 

Also on the map is a list of the largest cities in Turkey,  with population figures.  The cities with 2009-10 SuperLig representation are shown in bold, with the clubs’ crests displayed alongside.  Here is a forum thread with photos, ‘Stadiums in Turkey’ {click here (SkyscraperCity.com)}.   Here is an article from http://www.insidefutbol.com , ‘Turkish Super Lig Stadium Report’, by Volkan Agir, from October, 2008 {click here}.    This is a English-language blog on the Turkish Super Lig that I just found {click here (TurkeySuperLig.blogspot.com)}.

Below are two galleries.  The first shows the top Turkish internationals who are currently plying their trade in their homeland.

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The second gallery shows the young Turkish-born players most likely to be future stars.

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Thanks to The Stadium Guide {click here}.   Thanks to World Stadiums site {click here}.   Thanks to www.flickr.com {click here (set at blackbir/dk’s photo of the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadi)}.   Thanks to ImageShak.com {click here (set at photo, unattributed,  of Galatasaray’s Ali Sami Yen Stadyumu )}.   Thanks to www.panoramio.com .   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org {click here (set at Super Lig 2009-10 page). 

Thanks to PC Lion FC blog {click here / translated, click here},  and Aceto Balsamico site {click here / translated, click here},  for the many links to posts of mine.   Thanks to Ugur at PCLion FC blog for help in selecting the lists of players in the two galleries.

3 Comments »

  1. <p>Wonderful stadiums! I hope to watch a super lig from Turkey anytime soon! Looks exciting!</p>

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    Response: There are some pretty intense crowds at venues like Besiktas’ BJK Inonu Stadium, Galatasaray’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium, and the gigantic (53,000) yet with stands-close-to-pitch Sukru Saracoglu Stadium of Fenerbahce {The Stadium Giude.com’s page here: http://www.stadiumguide.com/sukrusaracoglu.htm }. Many Besiktas supporters are there hours before the games, and make an intimidating atmosphere with their songs and chanting. {see this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fotmpIa0-EQ [go to 57 seconds into it]}. Fenerbahce is drawing over 35,000 per game these days. Galatasaray will be moving into their new Turk Telekom Arena in around October, 2010 {see this: http://www.galatasaray.org/en/turktelekomarena/ }.
    I wish I had access to gate figures, but the TSL is notorious for not producing attendance figures.

    Comment by Baseball Gloves — November 3, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

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