Achieved Things Of Turkish Football

Turkish football has achieved notable success in European competitions. Here are some of the key accomplishments:

               1.           Galatasaray:

               •             UEFA Cup (now UEFA Europa League): Winner in the 1999-2000 season

               •             UEFA Super Cup: Winner in 2000

                Galatasaray played in the Champion Clubs Cup and the Champions League in a total of 5 quarter-finals, once in the last 16 and once in the semi-finals. The most prominent ones are the periods 2012-13 and 2013-14

               2.           Fenerbahçe:

               •             Balkans Cup: Winner in the 1967-1968 season

               •             UEFA Cup semi-final: 2012-2013

                Quarter Final in the Champions League 2007-2008

               3.           Beşiktaş:

               •             UEFA Cup quarter-final: 2002-2003

               Last 16 in the Champions League 2017-2018

               Quarter Final in the Europe League 2016-2017

These achievements highlight the success of Turkish football teams on the European stage, with Galatasaray’s UEFA Cup victory in the 1999-2000 season being a particularly historic moment.

All of our teams have gone through many stages to get here. Especially Galatasaray, which became the European champion in 2000, played very difficult matches that year. HERE..

• Galatasaray matched with Italian team AC Milan, English representative Chelsea, and German team Hertha BSC in Group A. In the Champions League, they became 3rd in this group with 2 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw, and were relegated to the European league. They eliminated Bologna, another Italian team, in the last 32. In the last 16, the German giant Borussia Dortmund passed without conceding a goal.

2nd Quarter Final: • Galatasaray played against the Spanish team RCD Mallorca in the quarter-finals. • The first match ended with Galatasaray winning 4-1, and the rematch ended 2-1 in favor of Galatasaray. • Matched with English team Leeds United in the semi-finals. • The first match ended 2-0 in favor of Leeds United, but Galatasaray won 2-0 in the rematch and won the series on penalties and advanced to the final. These matches were among the rare matches in history where people died as a result of the fights between the fans. 4. Final:

               •             The final took place on May 17, 2000, in Copenhagen, where Galatasaray faced the English team Arsenal.

               •             The regular time and extra time ended 0-0. Galatasaray emerged victorious with a 4-1 score in the penalty shootout, securing their first UEFA Cup in history.

This achievement remains an unforgettable moment for Turkish football.

Although we did not mention it above, Trabzonspor, Başakşehir, Bursaspor and our other teams also have successes, though not as much. And separately, Kayserispor had the Intertoto Cup in 2006, which was the lower level European Cup of the period.

Fenerbahçe’s 2012-2013 UEFA Europa League journey was a thrilling adventure filled with memorable moments. Here is a summary of that season’s UEFA Europa League campaign:

**Group Stage:**

Fenerbahçe competed in Group A during the 2012-2013 UEFA Europa League, facing challenging opponents like BATE Borisov, Viktoria Plzeň, and AEL. The team emerged as group leader, completing the stage with 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss, securing a spot in the next round.

**Round of 32:**

In the round of 32, Fenerbahçe faced BATE Borisov, advancing to the next stage with a total score of 1-0 over two matches.

**Round of 16:**

Against Viktoria Plzeň, Fenerbahçe secured a place in the quarter-finals with a total score of 2-1 across two matches.


Facing Lazio in the quarter-finals, Fenerbahçe suffered a 2-0 defeat in the away leg. However, they bounced back in the Istanbul leg, winning 1-0 and advancing to the semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate score.


In the semi-final clash against Benfica, Fenerbahçe lost the away match 1-0. The home leg in Kadıköy ended in a 3-1 defeat, marking the end of their journey and dashing hopes of reaching the final.

Fenerbahçe’s achievement of reaching the quarter-finals in the UEFA Europa League during that season was a significant success for Turkish football. However, the dream of reaching the final came to an end with the semi-final defeat against Benfica.

This period represents an unforgettable chapter in the hearts of Fenerbahçe fans, with the last-minute penalty miss by Baroni leaving a lasting impression.

Beşiktaş’s 2016-2017 UEFA Europa League journey reflects a period in which the team delivered a successful performance. Here is a summary of that season’s UEFA Europa League campaign:

**Group Stage:**

Beşiktaş competed in Group H during the 2016-2017 UEFA Europa League, facing Olympiacos (Greece), Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine), and Young Boys (Switzerland). Beşiktaş finished the group stage as leader with 3 wins and 3 draws.

**Round of 32:**

Beşiktaş advanced to the next round by defeating Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the round of 32. They progressed with a total score of 5-2 over two matches.

**Round of 16:**

In the round of 16, the team eliminated Olympiacos, securing a spot in the quarter-finals with a total score of 5-2 over two matches.


Beşiktaş faced Lyon in the quarter-finals. Despite a 3-3 draw over two legs, they were eliminated due to the away goals rule, allowing Lyon to advance to the semi-finals.

Beşiktaş’s 2016-2017 UEFA Europa League journey is remembered as a period when they reached the quarter-finals, displaying impressive performances throughout the tournament.

This period represents a significant moment for Beşiktaş fans on the European stage, with the intense quarter-final battle being particularly memorable.

Beşiktaş’s 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League journey reflects a period in which the team participated in one of the most prestigious club tournaments in Europe. Here is an overview of that season’s Champions League story:

**Group Stage:**

Beşiktaş competed in Group G during the 2017-2018 Champions League, facing opponents such as Porto (Portugal), RB Leipzig (Germany), and Monaco (France). Beşiktaş finished at the top of the group with 4 wins and 2 draws.

**Round of 16:**

In the round of 16, Beşiktaş faced Bayern Munich. Despite a spirited effort, the team was eliminated with a total score of 8-1 over two matches.

Beşiktaş’s 2017-2018 Champions League journey showcased their success in topping the group and progressing to the knockout stage, but they faced a formidable challenge against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

This period stands as a season where Beşiktaş, representing Turkish football, participated in the prestigious UEFA Champions League with memorable moments and challenges against strong European opponents.

Despite the difficulties, despite the tricks, Turkish teams succeeded in doing so well. Our hope is even more.

Ömer Faruk Çilekçi

Ömer Faruk Çilekçi

About Author

I am Ömer. I am a 9th grade at Ömer Çam. I am from Erzincan and I am very interested in football. My biggest goal is to successfully complete this school, get into a good university and be useful to my nation.

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