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Interesting notes from Fenerbahçe vs. Galatasaray derbies!

Tomorrow, a derby between Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray will be played in the Super Lig. Many interesting events have occurred in the 114-year-old rivalry. Here are some of the interesting notes from Fenerbahçe vs. Galatasaray derbies.

Tomorrow, a derby between Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray will be played in the Super Lig. Many interesting events have occurred in the 114-year-old rivalry. Here are some of the interesting notes from derbies.

The first goal in the rivalry was scored by Galatasaray player Emin Bülent Serdaroğlu.

In the first match played on January 17, 1909, at the field known as “Papazın Çayırı,” Galatasaray won 2-0 and did not concede a goal to their opponent in the first 7 matches.

Fenerbahçe waited 5 years for the first victory.

Fenerbahçe could score their first goal and win against Galatasaray in the 8th encounter in the rivalry.

By winning the Istanbul League match at Union Club's field on January 4, 1914, with a score of 4-2, Fenerbahçe ended their silence against their rival, lasting for about 5 years.

Hasan Kamil Sporel scored the first goal for Fenerbahçe against Galatasaray.

Matches with the least and most spectators.

The match between Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray with the least spectators took place on November 17, 1922. The match, played in pouring rain at Ittihat Sahası, was watched by only 14 people, all of whom were without tickets, and the referee Fethi Tahsin Başaran had to manage the match with an umbrella.

On September 21, 2003, the league match played at Atatürk Olympic Stadium was followed by 70,125 spectators. This number became a record in the history of matches between the two teams.

Top scorers in the rivalry.

Fenerbahçe's Zeki Rıza Sporel scored the most goals in the rivalry. Sporel found the net 27 times in 42 matches against Galatasaray.

Following Zeki Rıza Sporel, another Fenerbahçe player, Alaattin Baydar, scored 24 goals. Fenerbahçe's Lefter Küçükandonyadis has 20 goals, and Galatasaray's Metin Oktay has 19 goals in the rivalry.

Meanwhile, Tanju Çolak, who played for both teams, has a total of 22 goals in the rivalry, with 14 for Galatasaray and 8 for Fenerbahçe.

In league matches, Galatasaray's Metin Oktay with 9 goals and Fenerbahçe's Aykut Kocaman with 8 goals became the top scorers for their teams.

Turgay Şeren's record.

The record for the most appearances in Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray matches belongs to the late Turgay Şeren.

Turgay Şeren, one of the unforgettable goalkeepers of the national team and Galatasaray, guarded the yellow-red goal 55 times against Fenerbahçe, holding the title of the player who played the most in the rivalry.

Years of longing.

In some periods of the rivalry, both teams struggled to establish superiority in terms of victories.

Fenerbahçe could not win against Galatasaray for 11 consecutive matches, and Galatasaray could not win for 18 matches. Fenerbahçe, after winning the match 2-0 on November 20, 1949, could not achieve consecutive victories and could only gift a 1-0 victory to Galatasaray on February 22, 1953.

On the other hand, after winning the match 3-1 on May 17, 1942, Galatasaray could not win for 18 matches, and they finally won 1-0 on December 1, 1946, in the 19th match.

They met in 18 different stadiums.

Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray faced each other in 18 different stadiums in the 397 matches of the rivalry.

The rivals played on fields such as Istanbul İnönü, Ali Sami Yen, Fenerbahçe, Taksim, Şeref, Ankara 19 Mayıs, Atatürk Olympic, Izmir Atatürk, Ankaragücü, Türk Telekom, Yeni Erzurum (now Erzurum Kazım Karabekir), Offenbach, Frankfurt, Cologne, Mönchengladbach Borussia Park, Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Has, Manisa 19 Mayıs, and Antalya.

Those who experienced the excitement in both teams.

Many players had the chance to wear the jerseys of both teams in their playing careers.

Recent players who played for both teams include:

Raşit Çetiner, Güngör Tekin, Erdoğan Arıca, Engin Verel, Mehmet Oğuz, Erhan Önal, Arif Kocabıyık, İlyas Tüfekçi, Tanju Çolak, Semih Yuvakuran, Selçuk Yula, Hasan Vezir, Benhur Babaoğlu, Elvir Boliç, Sedat Balkanlı, Saffet Sancaklı, Ahmet Yıldırım, Sergen Yalçın, Emre Aşık, Fatih Akyel, Elvir Baliç, Haim Michael Revivo, Abdullah Ercan, Mehmet Yozgatlı, Stjepan Tomas, Servet Çetin, Emre Belözoğlu, Caner Erkin, Kazım Kazım, Mehmet Topal, Burak Yılmaz, Olcan Adın, Serdar Aziz, Şener Özbayraklı, Tolga Ciğerci, Garry Rodrigues, Sinan Gümüş, Emre Mor.

Players who scored four goals in a single match.

The highest number of goals scored by a single player in a Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray rivalry match so far is 4.

Galatasaray's Celal İbrahim, Cemil Gürgen, and Metin Oktay, along with Fenerbahçe's Zeki Rıza Sporel, achieved the feat of scoring four goals in a single match.

Most seen result: 1-0.

In the 114-year history between the two teams, the most frequent result in the 397 matches played was 1-0.

Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray had a 1-0 result 74 times, and a 2-1 score occurred 49 times in their matches.

Fenerbahçe played without a goalkeeper

The most lopsided victory in matches between the two teams was achieved by Galatasaray with a 7-0 result.

On February 12, 1911, in an Istanbul League match, Galatasaray won 7-0.

It is said that in this match, for which historical sources are hard to find, Fenerbahçe played without a goalkeeper.

Fenerbahçe's most lopsided victory.

Fenerbahçe achieved their most lopsided victory against Galatasaray in a match played in Kadıköy in the first half of the 2002-2003 season.

In the match on November 6, 2002, the yellow-blue team won 6-0, marking the most lopsided victory in league matches between the two teams.

Highest-scoring matches.

In the highest-scoring matches between Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, spectators witnessed a total of eight goals, excluding penalties.

In a league match played at Ali Sami Yen Stadium on June 5, 1983, the teams ended up in a 4-4 draw. Another match on February 7, 2001, in the Turkish Cup semi-final, also ended in a 4-4 result.

Abandoned match and the historical brawl.

The match played by the rivals on February 23, 1934, in the Istanbul League, was abandoned due to a brawl among players.

In the 60th minute of the match held at Taksim Stadium, Galatasaray's Kadri Dağ kicked Fenerbahçe's M. Reşat Nayir, and in the ensuing chaos, Fenerbahçe's Fikret Arıcan, running towards Kadri, was grabbed by Galatasaray's Tevfik and thrown to the sidelines. The conflict that started among the players escalated when spectators in the stands joined, leading to significant disturbances.

After the abandoned match, the “Mıntıka Futbol Heyeti” (Region Football Committee) met and imposed one of the heaviest penalties in Turkish sports history. Fenerbahçe was penalized with 9 players, and Galatasaray with 8 players for an extended period.

The team that benefited the most from these penalties, Beşiktaş, finished the season as the champion ahead of its rivals.

Foreign referees in the past.

Foreign referees officiated matches in the history of the rivalry.

Among them were Czech, English, Greek, Italian, Austrian, German, Swiss, Romanian, Hungarian, Yugoslav, Belgian, and Bulgarian referees.

Pages from history.

Galatasaray's Bahri Altıntabak, Fenerbahçe's Şeref Has, and Nezihi Tosuncuk were players who, in the history of the rivalry, scored goals in both their own and the opponent's goal.

Şevki Şenlen, Raşit Çetiner, İlyas Tüfekçi, Hasan Vezir, Saffet Sancaklı, and Tanju Çolak experienced the joy of scoring goals in the rivalry while playing for both Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe.

Among the players who changed teams in the rivalry, those who wore the captain's armband for their former teams before transferring were noted. Naci Erdem, who was the captain of Fenerbahçe, transferred to Galatasaray, and Mehmet Oğuz, who was the captain of Galatasaray, transferred to Fenerbahçe.

Friendly rivalry.

In the 114-year history of the rivalry, many displays of sportsmanship have taken place.

Despite the increased tension in recent years, the past sportsmanship of players and executives from both clubs added color to this enjoyable competition.

According to compilations by sports historians, before one derby, Fenerbahçe Captain Galip Kulaksızoğlu sent a message to Galatasaray supporters, saying, “The Oberle brothers are sick, and Hasan is injured. We don't want to face you with a depleted squad. If you wish, we can postpone the match.” Fenerbahçe's proposal was accepted by Galatasaray, and after the players recovered, they played the postponed match on October 20, 1914, where Galatasaray defeated their yellow-blue opponents 6-1.

Renting a house together and going hunting.

According to the same sources, in the early years of the rivalry, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe players rented a house together and went hunting.

Players from both teams gathered at night for conversations. On one such night when the conversation became more serious, Galatasaray's Ali Sami Yen warned Fenerbahçe players, “Said, you have a match with us tomorrow. Go to bed and rest.”

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