Do foreign players and coaches improve the Turkish league?

Submitted by gulgol on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:41

There has been extensive debate in world football pertaining to the value and contribution that foreign players and coaches bring to the local leagues in the hosting nation.

With the advent of globalisation; the sporting world especially football has witnessed the accelerated growth of soccer players moving to different parts of the world to play football. This has resulted in many European football clubs being host to players and coaches of diverse backgrounds. While this enriches the organisational culture of the clubs, it also brings with it problems as well.

The rise of Turkish football....

Submitted by gulgol on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:39

Turkey is not predominantly known as a big footballing nation globally, but there can be no doubt about the great talent Turkey has produced over the years. The local Turkish top-tier league, known as the Super Lig, is a reasonably competitive league in Europe.

Over the years, Turkish giant football clubs such as Galatasaray, Beskitas and Fenerbahce are household names that have competed with Europe's elite soccer clubs in the UEFA Champions League. Many football stars especially from the African continent use Turkey as a springboard to launch their careers, develop and transfer to bigger European leagues.

The Crescent Stars are back with a bang!

Submitted by gulgol on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:36

The Turkish national soccer team has been in somewhat of a deep slumber in world football over the past decade or so.

This is because of the team's conspicuous absence at the previous four competitions of the world's grandest international soccer stage, the FIFA World Cup. It is important to remind soccer fans of the famous and immensely-talented Turkish side that reached the semi-finals of the 2002 soccer World Cup.

Turkey's golden generation at the 2002 World Cup boasted of world-class players such as the famous goal-scoring machine, Hakan Sukur and the goalkeeper Rusto. This talented Turkish team were unfortunately booted out of the tournament in the semi-finals by the eventual winners, the Selecao of Brazil.

Is Turkey exporting enough football talent abroad?

Submitted by gulgol on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 14:06

Gone are the glory days of the great Turkish football talisman and goal-scoring machine , Hakan Sukur and the great goalkeeper, Rustu.

Times have changed since that glorious football journey that took the Turkish national soccer team to the semi-final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Turkish football seems to have regressed over the past decade as evidenced by their continued absence at the world's biggest soccer showcase, the FIFA World Cup. One does not need a rocket scientist to explain that the underwhelming performance of the Crescent Stars has been due to a lack of quality talent in their recent teams over the years.


Submitted by isport on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 10:44

Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi is a target for Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray according to the report from the stables of FotoMac, a Turkish news outlet. It was revealed that Kosovo senior national team striker Muriqi is a potential transfer target for Galatasaray ahead of the January transfer window.

Muriqi, 27, was previously on the payroll of Fenerbahce and Riverspor in the Turkish Super League. The Kosovo player has experience when it comes to Turkish top flight football and he's keen to return to play for 22-time Turkish champions Galatasaray.

Lazio striker Muriqi signed for the Italian football club last year and he has scored two goals plus two assists in 42 games in all competitions.

Galatasaray have struggled to score goals this season and it's not surprising that they are keen to sign a new striker in the winter transfer window.


Submitted by isport on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 13:08

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny will see out his contract in North London according to his father. This is amidst transfer reports of a possible move to the Turkish Super League. The Egyptian star has been strongly linked with a move to Galatasaray.

His father spoke to Al Hayat TV about the Arsenal player and his contractual situation with the Gunners. According to him, the player's contract at Arsenal ends at the end of the season and that the club don't plan to terminate his contract before it finishes next summer.


Submitted by gulgol on Wed, 11/10/2021 - 15:17

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has reportedly agreed personal terms with Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray ahead of a possible move in the January transfer window. The news of his agreement with Galatasaray was revealed by media outlet Fanatik.

Elneny, 29, has less than a year left on his Arsenal contract and it doesn't look like the Egyptian will sign a new deal with the North London giants. The ex-FC Basel player can start to negotiate a free transfer move to a foreign club for next summer as from the start of the New Year.

The aforementioned report stated that Galatasaray are keen to do a deal for Elnenyduring the January transfer window. To this effect, they have agreed terms with the player and will need to agree a transfer fee with Arsenal for his sale.


Submitted by gulgol on Sun, 10/17/2021 - 17:08

Daniel Candeias was the hero as he scored the goal that inflicted a first defeat of the new Turkish Super League season on Galatasaray. The former Rangers attacker scored a late winner as Alanyaspor stunned Galatasarayin their latest league meeting.

Portuguese star Candeiashad an attacking output of 14 goals and 25 assists in 97 matches for Scottish Premiership champions Rangers. Candeias has been playing his club football in the Turkish top flight since leaving Rangers two years ago.


Submitted by isport on Tue, 10/05/2021 - 21:03

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Layvin Kurzawa reportedly turned down a move to Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray this summer.

French international Kurzawa was one of the players who was believed to have been transfer-listed by the former French champions PSG this summer after they struggled to match Lille's championship charges. PSG officials were more than happy to part ways with Kurzawa during this summer’s transfer window, but the move never got off the ground because of Kurzawa's snubbing of Gala.


Submitted by gulgol on Thu, 09/30/2021 - 07:02

Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray have been given a tricky group in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) this season after the draw was held on Friday. Galatasaray were handed a tough group at the end of proceedings.

The group stage draw resulted in Galatasaray being grouped alongside Italian Serie A capital team Lazio, Russia Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow and French giants Marseille.


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