Hüseyin Alp

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Hüseyin Alp
Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Personal information
Born 1935
Kangal, Sivas Province, Turkey
Died January 8, 1983 (aged 48)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkey
Listed height 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)
Career information
Pro career 1966–1974
Career history
Altınordu (1966-67, 1968-69),
İTÜ (1967-68, 1969-74)

Hüseyin Alp (1935 - January 8, 1983) was a Turkish basketball player and supporting role movie actor. With his height of 2.15 m (7.1 ft), he was one of the tallest Turkish basketballers.[1]

Hüseyin Alp was born 1935 in Kangal, Sivas Province. He started playing basketball at the age of 26. From 1966 to 1974, he played in center position at the İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi B.K. and Altınordu. During his career, he enjoyed six champion titles with his teams in the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He was capped 73 times by the Turkey national basketball team.

Beside his sports career, he starred between 1965 and 1978 also in some Turkish movies in supporting roles for his giant-like appearance.

Hüseyin Alp died on January 8, 1983 at the age of 48 in Istanbul.

Legacy[edit]

A basketball club formed of junior women's at Kağıthane district in Istanbul, the "Kağıthane Hüseyin Alp S.K.", honors him with its club title.[2]

Honors[edit]

Club
  • 1966-67 TBL Altınordu -  Gold
  • 1967-68 TBL İTÜ -  Gold
  • 1969-70 TBL İTÜ -  Gold
  • 1970-71 TBL İTÜ -  Gold
  • 1971-72 TBL İTÜ -  Gold
  • 1972-73 TBL İTÜ -  Gold

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hiçyılmazer, Ergun (2010-09-12). "Pota altında asırlık izler". Posta (in Turkish). 
  2. ^ "Fenerbahçe 95 – 21 Kağıthane Hüseyin Alp Spor Kulübü" (in Turkish). Fenerbahçe. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 

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