1962–63 Milli Lig

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Milli Lig
Season 1962–63
Champions Galatasaray
2nd Milli Lig title
Promoted none
Relegated Karagümrük, Şeker Hilal, Vefa, Yeşildirek
European Cup Galatasaray
European Cup Winners' Cup Fenerbahçe
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Altay
Balkans Cup Altay
Beşiktaş
Goals scored 937 goals
Average goals/game 2.7 goals/game
Top goalscorer Metin Oktay,
38 (16+22) goals
Biggest home win 8 Gençlerbirliği
1 Şeker Hilal

The 1962–63 Milli Lig was the fifth season of professional football in Turkey and the last year the top division in Turkey was named the Milli Lig. With the creation of the 2.Lig in 1963–64, the top-flight football division in Turkey would be re-branded as the 1.Lig. Galatasaray won their second league title.[1][2][3]

Overview[edit]

Galatasaray won their second title, becoming the first club to win back-to-back league titles. Beşiktaş finished runners-up, with Fenerbahçe rounding out the top three. Galatasaray qualified for the European Cup. With Galatasaray having already qualified for the European Cup, Turkish Cup runners-up Fenerbahçe were sent to compete in the European Cup Winners' Cup instead. Altay qualified for the Balkans Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and Beşiktaş qualified for the Balkans Cup. Metin Oktay finished top scorer with a total of 38 goals; 16 in the group stages and 22 in the finals.[2]

A new format was put into place for this season only: the 22 clubs competing were split into two groups of 11. The top six clubs from each group qualified for the final group. Clubs finishing 7 to 9 qualified for the classification group, while clubs in 10th and 11th place were relegated to the newly created 2.Lig. The final group consisted of twelve clubs and was played as if it were a regular league, except no clubs were relegated. The clubs who qualified for the classification group played each other twice to decide who would be ranked from 13th to 18th place. Karagümrük, Şeker Hilal, Vefa, and Yeşildirek were relegated.[2]

Preliminary groups[edit]

Red group[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA ± Pts Notes
1 Galatasaray 20 14 4 2 51 21 +30 32 Final group
2 Gençlerbirliği 20 12 2 6 34 22 +12 26 Final group
3 Karşıyaka 20 10 4 6 22 19 +3 24 Final group
4 Ankara Demirspor 20 9 5 6 38 26 +12 23 Final group
5 Beykoz 20 8 5 7 18 23 -5 21 Final group
6 Altay 20 8 4 8 25 24 +1 20 Final group
7 Göztepe 20 8 3 9 27 25 +2 19 Classification group (1.080)
8 Beyoğluspor 20 8 3 9 23 32 -9 19 Classification group (0.719)
9 Feriköy 20 6 2 12 19 22 -3 14 Classification group
10 Karagümrük 20 4 4 12 20 32 -12 12 Relegated to the 2.Lig
11 Şeker Hilal 20 2 6 12 25 56 -23 10 Relegated to the 2.Lig

White group[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA ± Pts Notes
1 Beşiktaş 20 15 4 1 47 15 +32 34 Final group
2 Fenerbahçe 20 13 6 1 40 9 +31 32 Final group
3 İstanbulspor 20 6 9 5 24 26 -2 21 Final group
4 İzmirspor 20 8 4 8 19 21 -2 20 Final group (0.905)
5 Kasımpaşa 20 6 8 6 15 24 -9 20 Final group (0.625)
6 Hacettepe 20 6 6 8 24 22 +2 18 Final group (1.091)
7 MKE Ankaragücü 20 5 8 7 24 24 0 18 Classification group (1.000)
8 Altınordu 20 6 6 8 17 18 -1 18 Classification group (0.944)
9 PTT 20 5 6 9 16 22 -6 16 Classification group
10 Vefa 20 3 7 10 22 37 -15 13 Relegated to the 2.Lig
11 Yeşildirek 20 3 4 13 11 41 -30 10 Relegated to the 2.Lig

Final league table[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA ± Pts Notes
1 Galatasaray 22 14 7 1 54 14 +40 35 European Cup
2 Beşiktaş 22 14 6 2 45 12 +33 34
3 Fenerbahçe 22 11 6 5 33 19 +14 28 European Cup Winners' Cup
4 Altay 22 8 8 6 23 25 -2 24 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
5 İstanbulspor 22 7 9 6 29 27 +2 23
6 Gençlerbirliği 22 5 11 6 32 30 +2 21
7 Hacettepe 22 8 4 10 34 41 -7 20 0.829
8 İzmirspor 22 7 6 9 27 38 -9 20 0.711
9 Beykoz 22 5 8 9 25 28 -3 18 0.893
10 Ankara Demirspor 22 6 6 10 34 41 -7 18 0.829
11 Karşıyaka 22 3 7 12 26 57 -31 13
12 Kasımpaşa 22 2 6 14 17 47 -30 10

Classification group

Pos Club P W D L GF GA ± Pts Notes
1 (13) Göztepe 10 7 1 2 25 11 +14 15
2 (14) Altınordu 10 4 3 3 16 11 +5 11
3 (15) Feriköy 10 4 2 4 9 8 +1 10
4 (16) MKE Ankaragücü 10 4 1 5 12 14 -2 9
5 (17) PTT 10 4 0 6 12 22 -10 8
6 (18) Beyoğluspor 10 2 3 5 10 18 -8 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turkey - Final Tables". rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Sivritepe, Erdinç. "1962-1963 Milli Lig". turkish-soccer.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "SPOR TOTO SÜPER LİG ŞAMPİYONLUKLARI" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 15 October 2010.