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İsmail Kartal Sets New Record with Unbeaten Away Streak!

With the 3-1 victory against Rizespor, İsmail Kartal extended his unbeaten streak in away matches to 13 games. Kartal now shares this record with Veselinovic and Didi, who previously achieved the same feat with Fenerbahçe.

The experienced coach has already made a name for himself in both club and history with numerous records achieved this season. With the 3-1 victory against Rizespor, İsmail Kartal extended his in away matches to 13 games. Kartal now shares this with and , who previously achieved the same feat with Fenerbahçe.

İsmail Kartal began his third term as the head coach of Fenerbahçe this season. In his previous two terms, he took charge mid-season. Taking the managerial reins at the start of the season for the first time, the experienced coach has been shattering records along the way.

With the 3-1 victory over Rizespor, the 62-year-old coach once again etched his name in the history of the Yellow-Navy team. The longest unbeaten streak in away matches in the league for Fenerbahçe was 13 matches, achieved in the 1973-74 season by Didi and in the 1988-1989 season by Todor Veselinovic. İsmail Kartal, with 12 wins and 1 draw, not only shared this record with his predecessors but also became the local coach with the longest unbeaten streak away from home. The experienced coach seems to be insatiable for records this season. Here are the titles Kartal has claimed:

9 OUT OF 9 IN EUROPE

  • Fenerbahçe had previously won five consecutive matches in European competitions in the 2009-10 season under Daum's management. İsmail Kartal set a new record by securing a 1-0 victory against Twente this season.
  • In the 2016-17 season, Ankaraspor, under the management of Mustafa Reşit Akçay, became the first Turkish team to win six consecutive matches in Europe. Fenerbahçe and later equaled this record. İsmail Kartal and his team achieved their 7th consecutive victory against Nordsjaelland with a 3-1 score, extending the record to 9 consecutive wins.
  • Fenerbahçe started the Group H by defeating Nordsjaelland, Spartak Trnava, and , achieving a perfect 3 out of 3 in the group stage for the first time in its history.

SURPASSED OKAN BURUK

  • The first coach to win the first 8 official matches at Fenerbahçe was Holger Osieck in the 1994-95 season. Fenerbahçe defeated Ankaragücü 1-0 in the third week of the league this season, and İsmail Kartal set a new record with 9 wins out of 9.
  • Daum made an 8 out of 8 start with Fenerbahçe in the 2009-10 season. Kartal surpassed this record by winning all 9 matches at the beginning of this season.
  • Under , became the first Turkish team to win 17 consecutive official matches last season. However, Buruk couldn't hold onto this title for long. İsmail Kartal's Fenerbahçe achieved 18 out of 18 with the victory against Ludogorets, and the Pendikspor victory extended the record to 19 out of 19.
  • Fenerbahçe's highest point start to a season in the first 26 weeks of the league continues. -In the 10th week of the league, İsmail Kartal became a part of another record in the match against Pendikspor. Fenerbahçe, under Aykut Kocaman's management in the 2010-11 season, had won 9 consecutive away matches in official competitions. The Yellow-Navy team equaled this record with the Pendik victory away from home.

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