1962–63 in Turkish football

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The 1962–63 season was the 59th season of competitive football in Turkey.

Overview[edit]

Galatasaray won their second title, becoming the first club to win back-to-back league titles. Beşiktaş finished runners-up, with Fenerbahçe rounding out the top three. The Türkiye Kupası was held for the first time at the start of the 1962–63 season. Galatasaray defeated Fenerbahçe 4–2 on aggregate.[1]

In previous years, the league was held with two separate groups. Winners of each group would face each other in a two-legged final. However, the format was changed to a final league table, with the club with the most points crowned champions. The top six clubs from each group qualified for the final group, while the bottom two clubs in each group were relegated (Karagümrük, Şeker Hilal, Vefa, Yeşildirek).[1]

Galatasaray competed in the 1962–63 European Cup, defeating Polish club Polonia Bytom in the first round. They went on to lose 1 – 8 on aggregate against A.C. Milan in the second round. Altay lost to A.S. Roma in the first round of the 1962–63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Fenerbahçe qualified for the Balkans Cup, but the competition was cancelled.[2]

Metin Oktay finished top scorer with 38 goals: 16 during the group stage, and 22 during the finals.[1]

Awards[edit]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runners-up
Milli Lig Galatasaray (2) Beşiktaş (1)
Türkiye Kupası Galatasaray (1) Fenerbahçe (1)

European qualification[edit]

Competition Qualifiers Reason for qualification
European Cup Galatasaray 1st in Milli Lig
European Cup Winners' Cup Fenerbahçe Runners-up for the Türkiye Kupası

(Qualification awarded as Türkiye Kupası winners Galatasaray had already qualified for European competition by finishing first in the league)

Balkans Cup Beşiktaş 2nd in Milli Lig
Altay 4th in Milli Lig

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA ± Pts Notes
1 Galatasaray 22 14 7 1 54 14 +40 35 European Cup
2 Beşiktaş 22 14 6 2 45 12 +33 34 Balkans Cup
3 Fenerbahçe 22 10 6 6 31 19 +12 26 European Cup Winners' Cup
4 Altay 22 8 8 6 23 25 -2 24 Balkans Cup
5 İstanbulspor 22 7 9 6 29 27 +2 23
6 Gençlerbirliği 22 5 11 6 31 29 2 21
7 Hacettepe 22 8 4 10 34 41 -7 20 0.829
8 İzmirspor 22 7 6 9 27 38 -11 20 0.711
9 Beykoz 22 5 8 9 25 28 -3 18 0.893
10 Ankara Demirspor 22 6 6 10 34 41 -7 18 0.829
11 Karşıyaka 22 4 7 11 27 56 -29 15
12 Kasımpaşa 22 2 6 14 17 47 -30 10

Notes

  • Tiebreakers are the average of goals scored to goals allowed.

Türkiye Kupası final[edit]

First leg

1963-06-29
Galatasaray 2 – 1 Fenerbahçe
Uğur Goal 40'
Tarik Goal 50'
(Report) Selim Goal 60'
Mithatpaşa Stadyumu, Istanbul
Referee: Paul Schiller, Josef Stoll (Austria)

Second leg

1963-06-30
Fenerbahçe 1 – 2 Galatasaray
Lefter Goal 44' (pen) (Report) Bahri Goal 51'
Mustafa Goal 71'
Mithatpaşa Stadyumu, Istanbul
Referee: Paul Schiller, Josef Stoll (Austria)
1963 Türkiye Kupası winners
Galatasaray
First title

National team[edit]

The Turkey national football team competed in six matches during the 1962–63 season. Their record was two wins, two draws, and two losses. Metin Oktay scored three goals during the season.[3]

10 October 1962
Turkey  3–0  Ethiopia
Metin Goal 3'33'73'

25 November 1962
Israel  0–2  Turkey
Şenol Goal 11'14'

2 December 1962
Italy  6–0  Turkey
Rivera Goal 15'47'
Orlando Goal 22'29'35'87'

12 December 1962
Turkey  1–1  Denmark
Birol Goal 5' Madsen Goal 9'

16 December 1962
Ethiopia  0–0  Turkey

27 March 1963
Turkey  0–1  Italy
Sormani Goal 86'

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sivritepe, Erdinç 1962-1963 Milli Lig turkish-soccer.com, accessed 8 July 2010
  2. ^ Balkan Cup rsssf.com, accessed 8 July 2010
  3. ^ Verani, Walter 1962-1963 turkish-soccer.com, accessed 8 July 2010