The Forward For Galatasaray Football Club

23.10.2021
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The Forward For Galatasaray Football Club

Galatasaray FC is a team that plays in Turkey’s third division, known as the league of Football. The club was founded in 1913 by a group of businessmen who saw the potential of developing a strong football team for the city. Ever since then the club has grown to become one of Turkey’s leading teams and is now a part of the top team in the country’s top division.

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The Galatasaray football team is managed by a group of highly respected and experienced people. The headmaster is Necmi Aygir Aliyi, who has been the coach of the team since the start of the century. He is also the vice-captain and general manager. He has overseen the growth of Galatasaray from a modest club into one that commands respect in the football world. The current coach is Fatih Benliyan, who has previously managed Turkish giants Trabazzlar Korkut and Vashemilia before taking charge of this remarkable club.

 

The club is renowned for its European success, having won the Turkish Cup twice, the UEFA Cup thrice, and the UEFA Intertoto Cup thrice. Also winning the rights to participate in the Champions League in the mid 90’s, Galatasaray became one of the most successful teams in Europe. It has enjoyed great success on and off the pitch, winning the EFL title four times, the UEFA Cup once, and the FA Cup twice.

 

This huge success has led to further European success, as the club qualified for the knockout rounds of the Uefa Cup, the European Cup, and the UEFA Cup. The fans of Galatasaray are passionate and well equipped, supporting their team with banners, scarves, and all of the other accessories that help them to be successful on and off the pitch. Over the years Galatasaray have built a reputation as one of the best sides to lose to in European football, and have only dropped a single cup in those competitions. These are some of their memorable wins:

 

Turkish cup victory: This was the first time that Galatasaray reached the quarter finals of the European Cup, and their participation in the semi finals was their first taste of European success. After going ahead through a penalty shoot-out, the home side were eventually defeated by eventual winners Chelsea at the home stadium. Caught by surprise, the club attempted to build a stronger defence in the following game, but it proved fruitless, being unable to build on their success against Chelsea. Despite being only second in the league at the time, Galatasaray made a statement to the rest of the league that they were back. Despite being only third in the table at the time, they qualified for the semis, where they will face holders Manchester United.

 

Inter Milan: The Italians have enjoyed much success over the years, and one of their most accomplished players was Croatian striker Goran Matic. After moving to Milan from Inter, Matic joined fellow Inter players Mario Balotelli and Kaka on the move to join Galatasaray in 2021. The three formed an incredibly effective trio which helped the club to lift the Intertoto Cup twice, once in 2021 and once again in the following season.

 

Turkish Super Cup: Although only second to Inter Milan in the early days of the new century, Galatasaray became European champions in the following season, beating arch rivals Ajax in the final. It was a memorable event which the club will never forget, and Matic’s two goals against the favourites helped the club secure their first European trophy. This is also the only trophy that Galatasaray have re-ached since their inception. Having beaten two of the biggest clubs in the continent, Inter and AC, it is little wonder that Matic believes that victory is within their grasp this season. Matic is hoping that the recent good form is a sign that Galatasaray are about to rebound and take their European title with them.

 

A trip to Turkey may be just what the doctor ordered for Matic, and the striker is determined to make this season one to remember. Despite missing much of last season due to injury, Matic is determined not to let that affect his performance. “I am here to play football, and not to sit in comfort on a bench,” he said. Whether he plays in the centre or on either wing, Matic has already proved that he is a goalscorer for Galatasaray and is well placed to become one of the best strikers in the world. With the help of some high quality Turkish coaches, the club has a very good chance of lifting the Eredivisie title this season.

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