Samet Aybaba

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Samet Aybaba
Personal information
Full name Samet Aybaba
Date of birth (1955-03-02) March 2, 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Osmaniye, Turkey
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1988 Beşiktaş 334 (7)
Teams managed
Years Clubs
1993–1994 Kayserispor
1995–1996 Adana Demirspor
1996–1997 Kayserispor
1998–1999 Ankaragücü
2000 Vanspor
2000–2001 Gençlerbirliği
2002–2003 Gaziantepspor
2003–2004 Trabzonspor
2005–2006 Ankaraspor
2006 Gaziantepspor
2007 Çaykur Rizespor
2007–2008 Bursaspor
2008–2009 Gençlerbirliği
2010–2011 Bucaspor
2012–2013 Beşiktaş
2013–2014 Antalyaspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Samet Aybaba (born 2 March 1955, Osmaniye) is a Turkish former football player, and the current manager of Antalyaspor.


He was born in 2 March 1955 in Adana. He began football career in İskenderunspor. He transferred to Beşiktaş JK in 1977–78 season. He played as defender and midfielder in Beşiktaş JK. He played 334 matches for Beşiktaş and scored 7 goals. He won 2 League Championships, 1 Presidency Cup, 1 Prime Ministry Cup and 2 TSYD Cups and retired after finishing 1987–88 season. He coached clubs like Ankaragücü, Kayserispor, Vanspor, Adana Demirspor, Gençlerbirliği, Gaziantepspor, Trabzonspor and Ankaraspor. Aybaba won two Turkish Cups one with Gençlerbirliği in an exciting final against Fenerbahçe SK and one with Trabzonspor. He also won the Efes Pilsen tournament with Trabzonspor defeating Fenerbahçe SK in the final. He signed a new contract with Beşiktaş J.K. as a new coach on June 16, 2012. His contract was terminated on May 20, 2013.


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