Both teams secured their most significant victories by scoring seven goals each. Beşiktaş won a special match on March 23, 1941, with a score of 7-1. The black-and-white team achieved their most significant victory against Fenerbahçe in the league on January 6, 1990, with a 5-1 score.
Fenerbahçe, on the other hand, achieved its most significant victory against their black-and-white rivals with a score of 7-0 in a special match played on December 6, 1958. The yellow-navy team experienced their most significant league victory against Beşiktaş with 3-0 scores on March 7, 1976, and October 7, 2012.
Most goals in a match
In the 357 matches played between the two rivals, excluding penalty shootouts, the highest-scoring encounter saw spectators witness 9 goals.
On August 11, 1974, at İnönü Stadium, Beşiktaş won the TSYD Cup match against Fenerbahçe with a score of 5-4, registering 9 goals in a single match as the most in the 99-year-old rivalry.
The most prolific scorer is Hakkı Yeten with 32 goals
In the competition, the legendary captain of Beşiktaş, Hakkı Yeten, scored the most goals. Hakkı Yeten, known as “Baba,” wore the Beşiktaş jersey 58 times against Fenerbahçe, finding the net 32 times. On the Fenerbahçe side, Cemil Turan scored the most goals against Beşiktaş with 19 goals.
The title of the player with the most appearances in Beşiktaş-Fenerbahçe derbies belongs to Rıza Çalımbay, who is currently the coach of the black-and-white team. Çalımbay played 64 matches against Fenerbahçe in the Beşiktaş jersey. He is followed by Şeref Görkey with 61 matches, Ulvi Güveneroğlu with 59 matches on the Beşiktaş side, and Müjdat Yetkiner with 59 matches on the Fenerbahçe side.
Fastest goal by Bolic
The earliest known goal in the Beşiktaş-Fenerbahçe rivalry was scored by Elvir Bolic. On March 10, 1996, in a league match at İnönü Stadium, Fenerbahçe's Bolic found the net in the 21st second of the game, marking the earliest recorded goal in the competition. Fenerbahçe won this match 2-1.
Moreover, in 1991, Beşiktaş's Mehmet Özdilek, known as “Şifo,” scored in the 37th second of a league match in Kadıköy that ended in a 2-2 draw.
Players who played for both teams
In the 99-year history of the rivalry, many players have worn the jerseys of both teams. Some recent players who have played for both teams include Adem İbrahimoğlu, Ali Kemal Denizci, Engin İpekoğlu, Tayfur Havutcu, Feyyaz Uçar, Saffet Sancaklı, Sergen Yalçın, Oktay Derelioğlu, Alpay Özalan, Ahmet Yıldırım, Emre Aşık, Ali Güneş, Tayfun Korkut, Murat Şahin, Mustafa Doğan, Mert Nobre, Fahri Tatan, Tümer Metin, Mehmet Yozgatlı, Rüştü Reçber, Burak Yılmaz, Mehmet Aurelio, Uğur Boral, Egemen Korkmaz, Mamadou Niang, Caner Erkin, Gökhan Gönül, İsmail Köybaşı, Jeremain Lens, Tolgay Arslan, Jose Sosa, Josef de Souza, Mehmet Topal, Salih Uçan, Mert Günok, Michy Batshuayi, Umut Nayir.
Player with the most goals in a match: Zeki Rıza Sporel
In the history of the derby rivalry, Zeki Rıza Sporel scored the most goals in a single match. The match took place on June 18, 1926, at the current Ülker Stadium location, and Fenerbahçe won 4-1 against Beşiktaş. Zeki Rıza Sporel scored all four goals for the yellow-navy team in that special match.
First official match ended in a draw
The first official match between the two teams was played on November 12, 1926, at Taksim Stadium, ending in a goalless draw.
In Beşiktaş-Fenerbahçe matches, some players unfortunately scored own goals. In recent matches, Mehmet Ekşi, Recep Çetin, Ulvi Güveneroğlu, Ertuğrul Sağlam, Necip Uysal, Egemen Korkmaz, Dusko Tosic, and Marcelo Guedes from Beşiktaş, and Nejat Barut, Piotr Soczynski, Saffet Akbaş, Dirk Kuyt, and Simon Kjaer from Fenerbahçe, all scored own goals.
First league match
Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe played their first match in professional league history on March 18, 1959, at İnönü Stadium. Fenerbahçe won the first league match 1-0.
Players who scored for both teams
Some players who have worn the jerseys of both teams in the 99-year history of the rivalry have achieved the success of scoring goals in derbies with different jerseys.
Şenol Birol, Ali Kemal Denizci, Tayfur Havutcu, Mert Nobre, Tümer Metin, Mamadou Niang, and Gökhan Gönül have experienced the joy of scoring in the competition with both Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe jerseys.
First night match
The first night match in the derby rivalry took place on June 12, 1960, at Ankara's 19 Mayıs Stadium.
This league match, played under lights for the first time, was won 1-0 by Fenerbahçe.
Beşiktaş couldn't secure a win against Fenerbahçe for 17 consecutive matches, while Fenerbahçe, at different times, couldn't win 12 matches in a row, leaving their fans longing for a derby victory.
On the other hand, Beşiktaş won six matches in a row, and Fenerbahçe won six matches in a row at certain periods, establishing dominance over their rivals.
In the longstanding rivalry between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe, three recent matches were decided by default.
In the Turkish Cup quarter-final first leg match played at Fenerbahçe Stadium on May 4, 1983, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. However, Beşiktaş player Mehmet Ekşi received a second yellow card during the match, leading to Fenerbahçe being awarded a 3-0 default victory. Although Beşiktaş won the return match 2-1, they were eliminated.
In a league match at İnönü Stadium on September 16, 2000, the black-and-white team defeated Fenerbahçe 3-0. Fenerbahçe's coach Mustafa Denizli violated the new 5+1 rule that had come into effect and fielded the 6th foreign player in the 62nd minute. As a result, Beşiktaş was awarded a 3-0 victory by default.
The match played between the two teams in the 2017-2018 season was also abandoned due to incidents on the field. In the second leg of the Ziraat Turkish Cup semi-final on April 19, the two teams faced each other at Ülker Stadium. The match was suspended by referee Mete Kalkavan in the 57th minute due to incidents that occurred with a 0-0 score. The Turkish Football Federation Executive Board decided that the return match would be played without spectators under the same conditions as it was left. As a result, Beşiktaş Club decided not to take the field. In the match scheduled for May 3, Beşiktaş was considered defeated by default with a score of 3-0 for not taking the field.
“Did the ball cross the line or not?” debate
The match on November 16, 1991, between the rivals led to a long-standing debate.
The league match, which ended 2-2 at Fenerbahçe Stadium, saw a controversial moment in the 87th minute when Beşiktaş's Mehmet Özdilek scored the equalizing goal. The question of whether the ball crossed the goal line or not sparked prolonged debates in public opinion. Fenerbahçe defender Semih Yuvakuran attempted to clear the ball sent into the goal by Beşiktaş's Mehmet Özdilek, but referee Ahmet Çakar and assistant Çetin Oytuner ruled it as a “goal.” The protests from the yellow-navy players and technical staff did not change the result. Seventeen years after the match, the incident was discussed in a broadcast program, and according to measurements with a device called “piero,” it was determined that the ball crossed the line by 4 centimeters, putting an end to the controversy.
Pancu takes the goalkeeping duties
One of the interesting notes between the two teams occurred in the 2004-2005 season during a derby match played in Kadıköy.
On April 17, 2005, in the match at Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, which turned into a goal duel, Beşiktaş player Daniel Gabriel Pancu took over the goalkeeping duties after goalkeeper Oscar Cordoba received a red card in the 80th minute. Before the red card, Beşiktaş had already used all three substitution opportunities. Romanian player Daniel Pancu played as a goalkeeper for the remaining part of the match. Despite conceding only one goal from a penalty kick, Pancu, as the goalkeeper, helped Beşiktaş win the match 4-3. The black-and-white club produced commemorative T-shirts for this match, which ended with a 4-3 victory.
The match, which Beşiktaş won 4-3, featured Rıza Çalımbay as the head coach. He will lead the black-and-white team on the field again tomorrow.
Bilica digs, misses the penalty
A very interesting incident occurred in the meeting between the rivals in the 2009-2010 season.
In the league match played on April 18, 2010, where Fenerbahçe won 1-0 against Beşiktaş in Kadıköy, Fabio Alves Da Silva, also known as “Bilica,” the Brazilian player of the yellow-navy team, scratched the penalty spot with his cleats before the penalty kick, which Beşiktaş won in the 64th minute. Later, Beşiktaş's Bobo took the penalty kick, but goalkeeper Volkan Demirel saved it, denying the opponent a chance for equalization. Bilica's rare unsportsmanlike act on the football field occupied the sports agenda for a while.
Last derby at İnönü was won by Beşiktaş
Beşiktaş won the last derby at İnönü Stadium between the two teams.
The league derby on March 3, 2013, at BJK İnönü Stadium, was recorded as the last derby match at the historic stadium. The match, played as a goal duel, ended with Beşiktaş winning 3-2 with a goal in the 90+3rd minute, and Olcay Şahan became the scorer of the last derby goal at BJK İnönü Stadium.
Fenerbahçe didn't lose with 9 players at Vodafone Park
In the 2016-2017 season, Fenerbahçe did not suffer defeat against their opponents despite being at a numerical disadvantage in a league match played at Vodafone Park.
On May 7, 2017, in the match held at Dolmabahçe, Fenerbahçe trailed 1-0 at halftime with a goal scored by Vincent Aboubakar in the 45th minute. In the second half, Fenerbahçe found themselves at a numerical disadvantage but did not succumb to their opponent. The yellow-navy team had to play with 9 players after Martin Skrtel received a red card in the 88th minute and Josef de Souza in the 90+2nd minute. Fenerbahçe managed to secure a 1-1 draw in the match, with the 9 players. In the 90+4th minute, from a free-kick, Marcelo Guedes of Beşiktaş scored an own goal, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Derbies watched by women and children
Two derbies between the two teams have gone down in history for their unique atmosphere in the stands.
In the Super Final Championship Group, the derby between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe on May 3, 2012, at BJK İnönü Stadium, was watched only by women and mothers with their children aged 12 and under, as a result of the punishment imposed on the black-and-white club.
In the first half of the 2012-2013 season, the derby in Kadıköy, again due to Fenerbahçe's punishment, was played in front of only women and children.
Beşiktaş won all 3 matches in Kadıköy in the last 20 years with 4 goals
Beşiktaş achieved victory three times in the Fenerbahçe away matches in the last 20 seasons.
On April 17, 2005, after goalkeeper Cordoba received a red card, the black-and-white team won the match 4-3 with Pancu taking over the gloves. Fifteen years later, on November 29, 2020, Beşiktaş won again in Kadıköy with the same score.
In the last season, the black-and-white team also secured a 4-2 victory against Fenerbahçe away. Although falling behind 1-0 and being reduced to 10 players, Beşiktaş managed to leave the field with a 4-2 victory with goals from Cenk Tosun (2), Redmond, and Aboubakar in the second half.
Having won 3 times in Kadıköy in the last 20 years, Beşiktaş played with 10 players in all these matches and found the net 4 times each time.