1958–59 in Turkish football

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The 1958-59 season was the 54th season of competitive football in Turkey.

Overview[edit]

The Milli Lig was introduced in 1959. At the time, there were three cities who had professional leagues: Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir. The first league was made up of sixteen clubs, with eight from Istanbul, and four each from Ankara and Izmir. To gain entry, qualification tournaments were held in 1958 to decide who would participate in the league. League play did not start until the second half of the season, causing the season to be played in group format and a shorter game schedule.

The first final was held between Fenerbahçe S.K. and Galatasaray S.K. The match was a two legged knockout. Galatasaray won the first match 1-0, while Fenerbahçe won the second 4-0 and secured their first title by 4-1 aggregate.

This year was also earmarked by the first competition of a Turkish club in the European Cup. Fenerbahçe won the first match of the preliminary round 4-3 on aggregate over Csepel SC. Their second preliminary match came against OGC Nice. Fenerbahçe had tied after two legs, but lost the playoff leg 1-5.

Awards[edit]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runners-up
Milli Lig Fenerbahçe (1) Galatasaray
Adana Professional League[1] Adana Demirspor (15)
Ankara Professional League[2] Ankara Demirspor (5) Ankaragücü (4)
Eskişehir Regional League[3] Eskişehir Demirspor (20)
Istanbul Professional League[4] Fenerbahçe (15) Galatasaray (11)
İzmir Professional League[5] Karşıyaka (3) Altay (2)
Kayseri Regional League[6] Sümerspor (14)
Trabzon Regional League[7] Idmanocağı (17)

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour.

Final league table[edit]

Kırmızı Grup
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts
1 Galatasaray 14 7 6 1 18 7 +11 20
2 Vefa 14 7 6 1 21 10 +11 20
3 Ankara Demirspor 14 4 8 2 12 11 +1 16
4 Göztepe 14 5 5 4 23 21 +2 15
5 Karagümrük 14 4 4 6 17 17 0 12
6 Karşıyaka 14 2 6 6 13 21 -7 10
7 Gençlerbirliği 14 1 8 5 10 18 -8 9
8 Adalet 14 1 7 6 6 12 -6 9
Beyaz Grup
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts
1 Fenerbahçe 14 12 2 0 29 7 +22 26
2 Beşiktaş 14 8 2 4 22 16 +6 18
3 Altay 14 5 5 4 18 16 +2 15
4 İzmirspor 14 4 4 5 11 12 -1 13
5 Ankaragücü 14 5 3 6 16 19 -3 13
6 Hacettepe 14 5 1 8 14 20 -6 11
7 Beykoz 14 3 4 7 17 21 -4 10
8 Istanbulspor 14 1 4 9 6 22 -16 6

Promotions[edit]

Four clubs were promoted through a promotion tournament called the Federasyon Kupası. This brought the league club total up to 20 for the 1959–60 season. The four clubs were Kasımpaşa S.K., Şeker Hilal, Altınordu S.K., and Feriköy G.K.. There were no relegations.[8]

National team[edit]

The Turkey national football team competed in six matches during the 1958-59 season. The team finished with a record of two wins, three draws, and one loss. Lefter Küçükandonyadis finished top scorer with two goals in six matches.[9]

26 October 1958
Belgium  1–1  Turkey
Piters Goal 58' Metin Goal 79'

2 November 1958
Romania  3–0  Turkey
Oaidă Goal 62'
Constantin Goal 77'
Dinulescu Goal 81'
-

7 December 1958
Turkey  0–0  Bulgaria
- -

18 December 1958
Turkey  1–0  Czechoslovakia
Şeref Goal 77' -

26 April 1959
Turkey  2–0  Romania
Lefter Goal 13' (pen.)54' -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before the Turkish Leagues - Adana turkish-soccer, accessed 22 June 2010
  2. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before the Turkish Leagues - Ankara turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  3. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before the Turkish Leagues - Eskişehir turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  4. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before Turkish Leagues - İstanbul turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  5. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Turkish Leagues turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  6. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before the Turkish Leagues - Kayseri turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  7. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before the Turkish Leagues - Trabzon turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  8. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç 1959 Milli Lig turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010
  9. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç and Verani, Walter 1958-1959 turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 June 2010