Ahmet Çakar

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Çakar, Ahmet, Dr.
Born (1962-08-03) August 3, 1962 (age 52)


football referee
Children 2
Ahmet Çakar
Born (1962-08-03) August 3, 1962 (age 52)
Istanbul, Turkey
Other occupation Physician
Years League Role
1990-1999 Süper Lig Referee
Years League Role
1992-1999 FIFA-listed Referee

Ahmet Çakar (born August 3, 1962 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a famous Turkish sportscaster and a former football referee.


He is famous for the abrasive manner[1] in which he presents the Show TV sports programme Altıpas,[2] being described as "Turkey's most controversial football pundit".[3] He also writes sports articles for Sabah newspaper.[4] He is a medical doctor as well. Currently he is a commentator on the Turkish football television programme Beyaz Futbol, on Beyaz TV.

On March 2013, Çakar appeared on TV claiming that the draws for the quarter-finals of UEFA's club competitions had been fixed by those making the draw "carry[ing] metal objects that sensed vibrations in the balls being selected".[5]

According to IFFHS, he is one of the world's best referees of the quarter of a century[6]


He was born in Istanbul in 1962. He completed his high school education at Istanbul Erkek Lisesi in 1980. Then he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Istanbul University.

In 2004 he was shot and wounded in the groin and abdomen in Istanbul.[7]

Major matches refereed[edit]


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  3. ^ MacInnes, Paul (28 February 2004). "Rockers relieved as groovy Glovers prepare for slipped disc". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Çakar bikini giyecek mi?". Milliyet. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
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