Metin-Ali-Feyyaz

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Metin-Ali-Feyyaz[1][2] (also called Metin Ali Feyyaz, shortly MAF[2][3]) is a combination of the first names of three Turkish footballers: Metin Tekin,[4] Ali Gültiken,[5] and Feyyaz Uçar,[6] who served Turkish club Beşiktaş, during one of the most successful periods of the team, mostly notably under British manager Gordon Milne's spell in late 80s and early 90s.[7]

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MAF years[edit]

The three had been recruited in relatively young ages as Tekin and Gültiken joined the squad as youth players.[8] Tekin and Uçar were promoted to the professional team during the 1982-83 season. They were joined by Gültiken in the beginning of 1984-85 season. Tekin and Gültiken played together during the pre-season TSYD Cup for the first time. In the opening match of the season, all three footballers played for some minutes; however, they were not on the pitch at the same time. On 23 March 1984, the trio played together for the very first time after Tekin was joined by Uçar in the 67th minute and Gültiken in the 79th minute. On 5 January 1986, the three were in the starting squad for the first time. Beşiktaş managed to beat Trabzonspor with Metin Tekin's goal in that match. Later that season, the trio became permanent players in the starting eleven of the team.

The trio had achieved numerous glories, and various notable scores in domestic competitions. They contributed the only three-in-a-row title achieving term of club history in 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons. Most notably, Beşiktaş became the first and to this day only undefeated champion in Turkish League history.[9][10]

The three had taken a part in the squad of historical match against Adana Demirspor, ended 10-0 in favour of Beşiktaş, as the highest margin ever scored in Turkish First League history, in 15 October 1989.[11] They scored all the goals, in which Gültiken put 4, Tekin and Uçar put 3 goals away.[12] Started on Week 26 of 1990-91 season, the unbeaten record of the team lasted for 48 straight matches, until Week 13 of 1992-93 season.[13][14]

The last competitive match where Metin, Ali, and Feyyaz played together was the league match against Zeytinburnuspor on 6 March 1994. In that match, Ali Gültiken came as a substitute in the 60th minute. The trio disbanded when Feyyaz Uçar was transferred to Fenerbahçe SK at the end of 1993-94 season.

During a post-retirement interview, Tekin expressed that he was first a Galatasaray supporter in his childhood, influenced by his father, however; he later changed his preference for Beşiktaş.[15]

Statistics[edit]

Name Years 1982-1983 1983-1984 1984-1985 1985-1986 1986-1987 1987-1988 1988-1989 1989-1990 1990-1991 1991-1992 1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 Total
Metin Tekin 1982–1996 1 5 6 13 9 2 0 13 7 7 7 1 5 1 0 77
Ali Gültiken 1984–1995 1 1 4 30 15 17 14 5 0 0 4 91
Feyyaz Uçar 1982–1994 4 1 3 7 20 16 22 28 16 19 19 15 170
Total 1982–1996 5 6 10 21 33 48 37 58 37 31 26 16 9 1 0 338

Honours[edit]

Club[16][edit]

  • Süper Lig
    • Champions: 5 (1985–86, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95)
  • Turkish Cup
    • Champions: 3 (1993–94, 1988–89, 1989–90)
  • TSYD Cup
    • Champions: 7 (1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996)

Individual[edit]

  • Ali Gültiken
  • Feyyaz Uçar
    • Turkish League
      • Top Scorer: 1 (1989–90), 28 goals[17]

Chants[edit]

The trio inspired the fans to compose various chants in MAF theme. Two of notable chats:

Turkish[18] Alternative English Translation

Ali gol,
Metin gol,
Haydi bastır Kral Feyyaz sen de gol,
Ne Fener,
Ne Cimbom,
Bu sene de Beşiktaş'ım şampiyon.

Ali goal,
Metin goal,
Come on Feyyaz the King, you also (score a) goal,
Neither Cimbom,
Nor Fener,
My Beşiktaş is the champion, yet again this season.

Turkish[19][3] Alternative English Translation

Bir, iki, üç yetmez,
Dört, beş, altı olsun,
Metin, Ali, Feyyaz koysun,
Beşiktaş'ım şampiyon olsun.

One, two, three, not enough,
Must be four, five, six,
Metin, Ali, Feyyaz hit
My Beşiktaş gets the championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M.A.F ruhu sahada". Sabah. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Maf Üçlüsü Bir Başkaydı" (in Turkish). Takvim. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Efsane Başkan, neden Feyyaz'ı affetmiyor?". Milliyet. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Metin Tekin - Futbolcu Bilgi Ekranı" (in Turkish). tff.org.tr. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Ali Gültiken - Futbolcu Bilgi Ekranı" (in Turkish). tff.org.tr. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  6. ^ "Feyyaz Uçar - Futbolcu Bilgi Ekranı" (in Turkish). tff.org.tr. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  7. ^ "Metin, Ali, Feyyaz'ın Arda tavsiyesi" (in Turkish). haber7.com. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  8. ^ Er, İsmail (2 June 2008). "Yeni yıldızlar gelecek". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  9. ^ 1991–92 football season ranking "1991–92 League Ranking". angelfire.com. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  10. ^ "1991–92 League Ranking" (in Turkish). tff.org.tr. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  11. ^ "En farklı galibiyet Beşiktaş'ın" (in Turkish). sporx.com. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  12. ^ "15.10.1989 BEŞİKTAŞ – ADANA DEMİRSPOR : 10-0" (in Turkish). bjk.com.tr. 2000-01-11. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  13. ^ "Seni Çok Özlemiştik". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 6 August 1999. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ligin Rekorları ve İlkleri". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 19 August 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rıza, Feyyaz ve ben G.Saraylı’ydık". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2 February 2006. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  16. ^ Including the trophies and other relevant success from 1982, the year Tekin and Gültiken had joined the squad, until 1997 season end, when Tekin left the club as the last part of trio.
  17. ^ "Ligin Gol Kralları TFF" (in Turkish). tff.org.tr. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  18. ^ "Beşiktaş Marşları Sitesi" (in Turkish). ajanskartal.com. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  19. ^ "Metin, Ali, Feyyaz yine bir arada..." (in Turkish). haber5.com. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 

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