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  1. Frost

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    Yep thats right. Ayhan didn't want to touch the ball to direct it to the right way, the ball jumped and touched his hand. He didn't even realize it. Good refree, right decision.

    And Necati's goal: CLASS! :p

    PS: This weekend we'll eat some birds alive ... (I love that sentence :D )

    Cya !
     
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    Thats last goal is sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:o
     
  5. diroix

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    i think both these goals are amazing..Hagi is legend:rockman:
     
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    There is one more goal that I really liked, the one Jardel scored against Rangers from a volley from outside of the line. I will see if I can find the clip.
     
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    pics from Galatasaray-fener match..
    i will post new photos when avaible :p
     
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    nice pics! :rockman:
     
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    Turkey chose Hakan Sükür as their Golden Player (Getty Images)
    Turkish tributes to local hero

    To help mark UEFA's Jubilee, each national association was asked to nominate its most outstanding player of the past 50 years. In December 2003 Turkey chose Hakan Sükür as their Golden Player.

    By Türker Tozar

    It is no accident that the rise of Turkish football in the early 1990s coincided with the emergence of the country's newest football star. Hakan Sükür has amply fulfilled that early promise, enjoying unprecedented success in domestic and international football and becoming Turkey's most recognisable player.

    Scoring spree
    His country's top scorer with 46 goals in 97 appearances, Hakan Sükür holds Turkey's record for the most goals in European club competitions with 33 strikes, and has been a prolific scorerer in the Turkish league. In addition, he also had the honour of scoring the fastest goal in FIFA World Cup finals history when he struck after just eleven seconds of Turkey's third-place play-off match against the Korean Republic in the 2002 finals, a game his side went on to win 3-2.

    International honours
    Born in Sakarya on 1 September 1971, Hakan Sükür began his football career with local club Sakaryaspor AS and made his league debut shortly after his 18th birthday in 1988. Two seasons later he moved to Bursaspor and won his first cap in a friendly against Luxembourg in March 1992, scoring his first international goal in his next match against Denmark. He subsequently featured in all three of Turkey's appearances at major finals, EURO '96™, UEFA EURO 2000™ and the 2002 World Cup.

    Mutual benefits
    Inevitably his heading ability, which makes full use of his 1.91m stature, and all-round excellence soon drew the attention of bigger clubs, and a move to Galatasaray followed in summer 1992. "Galatasaray hesitated a lot before making an offer for me," Hakan Sükür remembered. "I was not doing wonderfully well at Bursaspor though I received my call-up to the national side while playing for them. But in the end I joined, and both Turkish football and Galatasaray benefited from this move."

    Remarkable return
    The striker went on to spend eight seasons at the Istanbul club, with only a brief spell at Torino Calcio in 1994/95 interrupting a stay in which he recorded a spectacular return of 173 goals in 246 matches and was the Turkish Superleague's top scorer on three occasions.

    Trophy triumphs
    His time in Istanbul proved fruitful in more ways than one, with Galatasaray claiming six league titles and four Turkish Cups. In 1999/00, the last season of Hakan Sükür's first spell with the club, Galatasaray completed a domestic double for the second year in succession and added the UEFA Cup to the trophy cabinet, the first Turkish side to claim a European title.

    Unsuccessful moves
    Nicknamed 'The Bull of the Bosphorus' by the European media, Hakan Sükür opted for a return to Italy in 2002, trying his luck with first FC Internazionale Milano and then Parma FC. Neither move was successful however, and after scoring twice in nine games for English side Blackburn Rovers FC in 2002/03, he returned to Galatasaray, scoring 12 times in 28 league games in his first season back.

    Important strikes
    "I have never felt like I should necessarily go to Europe and play for a bigger team," Hakan Sükür said of his time abroad. "Galatasaray were big enough." Despite his lack of success outside his homeland, his fine record for club and country, allied to an unselfish nature and a penchant for scoring crucial and memorable goals, such as a spectacular header against Belgium at EURO 2000™, has assured him of a special place in the hearts of Turkish football fans.
     
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    ^ ^ ^ ^
    That was beautiful! Brought a tear to my eye =*)
     
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    Here is another article by UEFA.com about Galatasaray, and national team.



    Turkey hungry for more success
    Turkey's progress through the years has been a heartening example for the rest of European football. In recent times, Turkish football has established itself as a key player on the world and European football landscape, and a FIFA World Cup third-place finish in 2002 bears testimony to the sterling work that has been undertaken in a long and eventful history.

    Early beginnings
    The first match was played in Salonika between Englishmen in 1875 at a time when the Greek city was still part of the Ottoman Empire. Football became instantly popular, and in major cities like Istanbul and Izmir Turkish people started to join in. But it did not prove easy to make inroads, however, as the English and Greeks in Istanbul had formed their own exclusive league. So at the turn of the century the first Turkish football team - the Black Socks - were formed to play friendly matches against foreign opposition, and this resulted in gradual acceptance by the established league.

    Rise of Galatasaray
    Galatasaray SK, founded in 1905, became the first Turkish club to join the Istanbul Football League, and Fenerbahçe SK and Besiktas JK - founded in 1903 as a gymnastics club - soon followed suit. Within a few years Turkish teams had started to dominate, and in 1907/08 Galatasaray became the first Turkish club to win the title. It was this same club which, some 90 years later, provided the biggest Turkish success story in European club football history by winning both the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 2000, and in recent years they have regularly made headlines in the UEFA Champions League.

    Morale boost
    Football continued throughout the first world war and the military occupation of Istanbul, with matches being played against opposition forces and subsequent victories helping to ensure that the country's morale and pride were kept high. In 1923, Turkey became a republic, and the same year saw the establishment of the Turkish Football Association (TFF) which immediately became affiliated to FIFA. Also in that year the Turkish national team played its first international against Romania drawing 2-2 in Istanbul, but it was only from 1949 on that the TFF took part in World Cup qualifiers.

    Defining moment
    Over the following years the TFF experienced highs and lows like any other organisation, and an important year was 1951 when professional football was introduced into the country. Turkey then took part in the 1954 FIFA World Cup finals, but the most significant date was 27 May 1988 when the Turkish National Assembly granted full autonomy to the TFF. From this moment on a real boom started in Turkey, for the clubs now had better financial resources and for the first time attached importance to stadium facilities as well as to strengthening the grassroots. The people at the helm searched for young talent to help the country qualify for more international competitions, and this was to prove the foundation for today's success.

    World Cup glory
    In 1992, Turkey became UEFA European Under-18 champions and two years later claimed the U16 crown. The year 2000 witnessed their participation in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals, as well as the efforts of the senior national team to reach the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2000™. Then, in 2002, 48 years since their last appearance in the World Cup, Turkey finished third in Korea/Japan after a splendid tournament that brought key players such as striker Hakan Sükür and midfield player Hasan Sas into the world limelight. Turkey missed out on qualification for UEFA EURO 2004™, but further successs may be just around the corner.
     
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    Sukur? Not Kocaman or Sergen? Hmph, well congrats to Hakan, he's done many good things for our country. I just wish Yanal would call him up :rolleyes:
     
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    Sergen? Sergen Yalcin? please tell me its not him...Cause he really hasn't dont much for Turkiye NT wise or for a club, he was just a player w/ alot of potential that was never fulfilled
     
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    Yeah I agree, Sergen havn't done anything other than whine and party. But he does have the potentials. He just couldn't use them :kader:
     
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    if he could use his potentials now he was playing for Real Madrid..
     
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    Exactly, what a waist
     
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    Galatasaray is playing with Borussia Dortmund right now..
    Match had been just started..
     
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    Necati missed a penalty in the 67th minute..
     
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    4-2 on penalties for Gala :rockman:
     
      

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