Fenerbahçe’s incredible stats under the head coach Ismail Kartal!

In the third term with Ismail Kartal, Fenerbahçe is soaring. Despite narrowly missing championships in the first two seasons, the experienced coach is now steadily marching towards victory. Ismail Kartal's astonishing numbers during this period are noteworthy!

effect is evident in Fenerbahçe. The seasoned football figure, who wore the Yellow and Navy jersey for a decade from 1983 to 1993 before transitioning to coaching, was appointed for the third time at the beginning of the season.

He was an assistant coach for 4 years.

After Ersun Yanal was relieved of his duties following Fenerbahçe's championship in the 2013-2014 season, Ismail Kartal, who had been an assistant coach for four years, took over as head coach with the aim of winning the championship in the next season.

Missed the championship by 3 points.

In that season, Fenerbahçe displayed a successful game, finishing the league with 22 wins, 8 draws, and 4 losses, accumulating 74 points. However, they fell just 3 points behind champions Galatasaray (77). Despite missing out on the championship, Kartal achieved a high points average of 2.18 in his first year.

Twist of fate…

Ismail Kartal knew that the adventure did not end there, and another opportunity would come his way. That chance arrived in the 2021-22 season, as he replaced Vitor Pereira. Taking over in the second half of the season, Kartal led the team in 18 matches, achieving an impressive average of 2.28 points. This time, they finished second in the league behind champions Trabzonspor, sparking questions in the community about what could have happened if Kartal had been there from the start.

A ‘savior,' yet…

Although Kartal successfully steered Fenerbahçe back on track as a ‘savior,' he was not retained for the following season. President Ali Koç brought in Jorge Jesus, and despite a second-place finish last season, Jesus left when his contract expired.

İsmail Kartal

Average of 2.65 points

After a brief search for a new coach, Fenerbahçe once again turned to Ismail Kartal. The experienced coach did not disappoint, achieving an incredible points average of 2.65 in 20 Super Lig matches this season. With the victory against Gaziantep FK, Kartal and his team now sit 5 points ahead of arch-rivals Galatasaray, who have played an extra match, in the intense race for the championship.

Making history!

Ismail Kartal has also made history as the Turkish head coach with the highest win percentage (71%) and points average (2.33) in Fenerbahçe's Super Lig history. The experienced coach has truly left his mark.

İsmail Kartal

Ismail Kartal's Fenerbahçe record:

  • 2014-15: 34 matches, 2.18 points average
  • 2021-22: 18 matches, 2.28 points average
  • 2023-24: 20 matches, 2.65 points average

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