1968–69 Mersin İdmanyurdu season

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Mersin İdmanyurdu
1968–69 season
President Mehmet Karamehmet
Coach Turkey Turgay Şeren
Stadium Mersin, Turkey
First League 6th
Turkish Cup Eliminated at R1
Top goalscorer Turkey Osman Arpacıoğlu (14)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Mersin İdmanyurdu (also Mersin İdman Yurdu, Mersin İY, or MİY) Sports Club; located in Mersin, east Mediterranean coast of Turkey in 1968–69. Mersin İdmanyurdu (MİY) football team took place in Turkish First Football League, the first level division for the second time in 1968–69 season. They finished sixth. They have eliminated from Turkish Cup at first round. They represented Turkey in a friendly cup played in Tehran, Iran. Osman Arpacıoğlu became the first player of MİY capped in Turkey national football team when he was playing in the team.[1]

Executive committee: Mehmet Karamehmet (president); Mahir Turhan, Ünal Şıhman (vice-presidents); Erol Tarhan (general captain); Şİinasi develei (general secretary); Şükrü Soydan (club director); Çetin Hocaer (treasurer); Cemal Evrim (audit); Sedat Gülergün, Aydın Özlü, Yılmaz Ok, Sadık Eliyeşil, Sungur Baydur, Necati Bolkan (members). Club address: Bahçelievler/Mersin. Tel. no: none.[2] Turgay Şeren was the head coach; Bayram Birinci was his assistant. Şeren had targeted 10th position before the start of the season, but the team performed better.

Pre-season[edit]

Preparation games:

  • 11.08.1968 - MİY-Antalyaspor: 2-0. Sunday. Mersin.
  • 18.08.1968 - Antalyaspor-MİY: 2-2. Sunday. Antalya.
  • 25.08.1968 - MİY-PTT: 3-1. Sunday. Mersin.
  • 01.09.1968 - Ispartaspor-MİY: 0-2. Sunday. Isparta.
  • 08.09.1968 - MİY-Gençlerbirliği: 1-0. Sunday. Mersin. Goal: Osman (P).

1968–69 First League participation[edit]

First League was played with 16 teams in its eleventh season, 1968–69. Last two teams relegated to Second League 1969–70. Mersin İY became sixth with 11 wins, and Osman Arpacıoğlu was most scorer player with 14 goals.[3]

Coach Turgay Şeren declared that the team was very young (age average was 21) and that they will fight for championship next year. However, he resigned after the end of season. It was Şeren's first experience in his coaching career. Şeren left the team at the end of the season, on 9 July 1969.

Results summary[edit]

Mersin İdmanyurdu (MİY) 1968–69 First League league summary:

Overall Home Away
Stage Pc Pl W D L GF GA GD Pt Pl W D L GF GA GD Pt Pl W D L GF GA GD Pt
First half 7 15 6 4 5 16 12 +4 16 7 5 2 0 10 1 +9 12 8 1 2 5 6 11 -5 4
Second half 15 5 5 5 19 17 +2 15 8 5 2 1 11 3 +8 12 7 0 3 4 8 14 -6 3
Overall 6 30 11 9 10 35 29 +6 31 15 10 4 1 21 4 +17 24 15 1 5 9 14 25 -11 7
Sources: 1968–69 Turkish First Football League pages.[4]

League table[edit]

Mersin İY's league performance in First League in 1968–69 season is shown in the following table.[5]

Pc Team Games Goals Pts Home Away
Pl W D L F A F–A R Pc F–A R Pc
1 Galatasaray (C) (ECC) 30 19 8 3 49 14 46 0–0 29 6 1–3 14 5
2 Eskişehirspor (BC) 30 17 9 4 39 18 43 2–0 30 6 0–1 15 7
3 Beşiktaş 30 14 10 6 30 20 38 0–0 3 4 2–2 18 6
4 Fenerbahçe 30 13 9 8 34 25 35 0–1 25 5 1–0 10 3
5 Bursaspor 30 12 8 10 32 28 32 2–1 1 2 2–3 16 9
6 Mersin İdmanyurdu 30 11 9 10 35 29 31
7 Göztepe (CW) (ECW) 30 9 12 9 30 26 30 2–0 27 5 0–1 12 4
8 İstanbulspor 30 9 11 10 27 30 29 1–0 11 2 0–0 26 5
9 PTT 30 9 10 11 28 37 28 2–1 23 5 1–2 8 5
10 Gençlerbirliği 30 8 11 11 28 26 27 1–0 7 3 0–3 22 6
11 Altay (FC) 30 7 12 11 22 23 26 2–0 19 5 0–0 4 5
12 Ankara Demirspor 30 8 10 12 29 35 26 0–0 13 3 2–3 28 5
13 Vefa 30 8 8 14 27 37 24 1–1 21 5 1–2 6 4
14 Altınordu 30 6 12 12 20 40 24 2–0 17 6 2–2 2 4
15 Şekerspor (R) 30 6 9 15 24 44 21 5–0 5 1 1–2 20 6
16 İzmirspor (R) 30 4 12 14 19 39 20 1–0 9 4 1–1 24 5

Won, drawn and lost points are 2, 1 and 0. F belongs to MİY and A belongs to corresponding team for both home and away matches.

Results by round[edit]

Results of games MİY played in 1968–69 First League by rounds:

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H
Result W D D D W L W L W W W L D L L L W D W L D L W D L D W L D W
Position 2 4 4 5 1 4 3 5 4 3 2 4 3 5 7 9 6 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6

Source: 1968–69 Turkish First Football League pages.[4] u=14:10, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

First half[edit]

Second half[edit]

1968–69 Turkish Cup participation[edit]

1968–69 Turkish Cup was played for the 7th season as Türkiye Kupası by 31 teams. Two elimination rounds (including one preliminary round) and finals were played in two-legs elimination system. Mersin İdmanyurdu participated in 1968–69 Turkish Cup and was eliminated at first round by Bursaspor. Bursaspor was eliminated in semifinals by Göztepe who won the Cup for the first time.[35]

Cup track[edit]

The drawings and results Mersin İdmanyurdu (MİY) followed in 1968–69 Turkish Cup are shown in the following table.

Round Own League Opponent's League Opponent A H Result
Round 1 First League First League Bursaspor 0–2 1–2 Eliminated
Note: In the above table 'Score' shows For and Against goals whether the match played at home or not.

Game details[edit]

Mersin İdmanyurdu (MİY) 1968–69 Turkish Cup game reports is shown in the following table. Kick off times are in EET and EEST.

Source: 1968–69 Turkish Cup pages.[35]

1969 Friendship Cup[edit]

MİY represented Turkey in 1969 Friendship Cup played in Tehran, Iran. The tournament was play in honour of Shah Reza Pahlavi's birthday.[citation needed] MİY took third place.[36]

round date/hour venue referee home team result away team
R1 6 March 1969 Tehran Mersin İdmanyurdu Turkey 4-1 Pakistan Pakistan
R2 9 March 1969 Tehran Iran Iran 2-1 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
R3 11 March 1969 Tehran Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 2-0 Turkey Mersin İdmanyurdu
R4 13 March 1969 Tehran Mersin İdmanyurdu Turkey 1-0 Iraq Iraq
  • 06.03.1969 - MİY-Pakistan: 4–1.
  • 09.03.1969 - Iran-MİY: 2–1.
  • 11.03.1969 - Spartak Moscow-MİY: 2–0.
  • 13.03.1969 - MİY-Iraq: 1–0. Goal: Ali 20'.

Management[edit]

Club management[edit]

Mehmet Karamehmet was club president.

Coaching team[edit]

1968–69 Mersin İdmanyurdu head coaches:

Nat Head Coach Period Pl W D L Notes
Turkey Turgay Şeren 01.08.1968 – 31.05.1969
Note: Only official games were included.

1968–69 squad[edit]

Stats are counted for 1968–69 First League matches and 1968–69 Turkish Cup (Türkiye Kupası) matches.[37][38] In the team rosters four substitutes were allowed to appear, two of who were substitutable. Only the players who appeared in game rosters were included and listed in the order of appearance.

O N Nat Name Birth Born Pos LA LG CA CG TA TG YC Red card Season Notes
1 1 Turkey Taner Carin 1945 İstanbul GK 12 1 13 1968 ST Galata G.K.[39]
2 2 Turkey İhsan Temen 1938 DF 15 2 17 previous season.[40]
3 3 Turkey Cihat Erbil 1946 Alpullu DF 24 2 26 1968 ST Bandırmaspor.[41]
4 4 Turkey Halim Kütükçüoğlu 1938 DF 24 2 26 previous season.[42]
5 5 Turkey Refik Çoğum (C) 1940 MF 28 1 2 30 1 previous season.[43]
6 6 Turkey Arif Omaç 1942 MF 23 1 2 25 1 1968 ST Feriköy.[44]
7 7 Turkey Ali Açıkgöz 1945 İstanbul FW 27 3 1 28 3 previous season.[45]
8 8 Turkey Tarık Kutver 1940 Ezine FW 18 4 18 4 previous season.[46]
9 9 Turkey Muharrem Algıç 1948 İstanbul FW 19 3 19 3 1968 ST Boluspor.[47]
10 10 Turkey Osman Arpacıoğlu 5 Jan 1947 Ankara FW 30 14 2 1 32 15 previous season.[48]
11 11 Turkey Kadri Aytaç 6 Aug 1931 İstanbul FW 22 1 1 23 1 previous season.[49]
12 10 Turkey Alp Sümeralp 1938 İstanbul FW 25 3 1 26 3 previous season.[50]
13 1 Turkey Fikret Özdil 1943 GK 23 1 24 previous season.[51]
14 13 Turkey İbrahim Tezeren 31 Jan 1948 Tekirdağ DF 7 1 8 1968 ST Tekirdağspor.[52]
15 10 Turkey Ayhan Öz 20 Jul 1945 Mersin FW 25 2 2 27 2 previous season.[53]
16 2 Turkey Fikri Pehlivan 1948 DF 2 2 previous season.[54]
17 7 Turkey Abdullah Turgut 1943 FW 7 2 9 previous season.[55]
18 15 Turkey İbrahim Arayıcı 1949 Silifke FW 9 2 11 First time professional.[56]
19 7 Turkey Erol Durmuşlu 1 Nov 1950 Silifke FW 6 6 First time professional.[57]
20 6 Turkey Olcay Başarır 1949 FW 17 2 19 1968 ST Boluspor.[58]
21 3 Turkey Aydın Ünsal 1942 MF 1 1 1968 ST Şekerspor.[59]
Sources: 1968–69 season squad data from maçkolik com, Milliyet, and Erbil (1975).[38]

Transfer news from Milliyet:

  • Summer transfers: Taner (Galata), Yurdaer (Kasımpaşa), Cihat (Bandırnaspor), İbrahim (Tekirdağspor), Şefik (İskenderunspor 1967), Arif (Feriköy SK), Muharrem (Boluspor), Mustafa (Konya İdmanyurdu). Amateurs: Erdinç, İbrahim, Erol (Silifkespor), Olcay (Boluspor), Tevfik (Tarsus İdmanyurdu). Abdullah (amateur).
  • Transfers out: Olcay (Galatasaray); İhsan (Gençlerbirliği). Necdet (Feriköy). Yurdaer (Vefa).

National team appearances:

  • Osman was capped in national team against Saudi Arabia (03.01.1969) and Poland (27.04.1969). İbrahim was capped in U-21 national team for Balkan U-21 tournament in Romania between 22–29 June 1969.

After the season Kadri put an end to his player career and later become a manager.

  • 08.06.1969 - Kadri's jubilee match, MİY against Celebrities. Sunday, 17:00. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Celebrities-MİY: 5-5. Referee: Kemal Bunu. Celebrities: Turgay, Ercan, Basri, Yusuf, Talat, Kaya, Ogün, Şeref, Metin, Can, Uğur. Substitutions: Varol, Süreyya, Faruk, Muzaffer, Abdullah, Ahmet Şahin, Yaşar, Gökmen, Mazlum, Akın, Çeloviç, Harun. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Alp, Abdullah, İbrahim, Kadri, Ali, Tarık, Osman, Ayhan, Erol. Goals (in order): Metin, Ogün, Can, Kadri, Uğur, Kadri, Uğur, Osman, Kadri, Kadri. President Mehmet Karamehmet and Governor Nihat Bor presented cups to Kadri.[60]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ TFF data bank
  2. ^ "General look over the teams". takımların genel görünümü. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 14.09.1968, sports supplement p. 3. Retrieved on 07.02.2011. (Turkish)
  3. ^ Mersin İdmanyurdu S.K. History Mersin İdmanyurdu S.K. fan site
  4. ^ a b Standings, promotion and relegations from Turkish-Soccer, retrieved on 26 August 2009. Standings and results from maçkolik.com league page, retrieved on 26 February 2015. Standings by rounds obtained from a search performed in Milliyet online archive performed on 12 August 2010.
  5. ^ See full table and results from Turkish Soccer - Turkish Leagues by Erdinç Sivritepe
  6. ^ Round 01 - 15.09.1968 - MİY-Bursaspor: 2-1. Sunday, 16:00. Mersin. Referees: Cezmi Başar, Cevdet Güvenli, Günver Mete. MİY: Taner, Halim, Cihat, İhsan, Refik, Arif, Ali, Kadri, Osman, Tarık Muharrem. Goals: Tarık 3'(F), Osman 69'(F). Bursaspor: Osman, Müfit, İrfan, İsmail, Ahmet, Cengiz, Mesut, Canan, Orhan, Ersel, Haluk. Goal: Haluk 85'(H). "Mersin gave no chance to Bursa: 2-1". Mersin Bursa'ya şans vermedi: 2-1. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 16.09.1968, p. 9. Retrieved on 03.02.2011. (Turkish)
  7. ^ Round 02 - 22.09.1968 - Altınordu-MİY: 2-2. Sunday, 16:00. İzmir. Referees: Hüseyin Maloğlu, Özdemir Erentok, Salih Durusoy. Altınordu: Mustafa, Müjdat, Behçet, İsmet, Hayrettin, Sümer, Hikmet, Coşkun (Yavuz), Siyaski (Fikret), Balov, Erkan. Goals: Balov 5', Sümer 22'. Coach: Eşfak Aykaç. MİY: Taner (Fikret), Halim, Cihat, İhsan, Refik, Arif, Ali, Osman, Tarık, Alp, Muharrem. Goals: Tarık 32', Osman 49'. Coach: Turgay Şeren. "Altınordu gave one point to Mersi: 2-2". Altınordu Mersin'e bir puan verdi: 2-2. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 23.09.1968, p. 7. Retrieved on 03.02.2011. (Turkish)
  8. ^ Round 03 - 29.09.1968 - MİY-Beşiktaş: 0-0. Sunday, 15:30. Mersin. Referees: Veli Necdet Arığ, Ömer L. Tuncel, Nazım Nacar. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, İhsan, Refik, Arif, Ali (Alp), Ayhan, Tarık, Osman, Muharrem. Coach: Turgay Şeren. Beşiktaş: Sabri, Erkan, Fehmi, Vedat, Süreyya, Sami, Davut, Yusuf, Kuzman (K.Ahmet), Sanlı, Faruk. Coach: Ciriç. "Beşiktaş loses first point in Mersin". Beşiktaş ilk puanı Mersin'de kaptırdı. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 30.09.1968, p. 10. Retrieved on 13.06.2010. (Turkish)
  9. ^ Round 04 - 06.10.1968 - Altay-MİY: 0-0. Sunday, 13:30. Alsancak Stadium, İzmir. Referees: Ziya Türkdoğan, Teoman Parer, Lütfü Keçecioğlu. Altay: Tanzer, Yılmaz, Zinnur, Enver, Necdet, Ayfer, Feridun (Oğuz), Aytekin, Mustafa, Aydın, Behzat (Doğan). Coach: Gündüz Kılıç. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, İhsan, Refik, Arif, Ali, Ayhan, Osman, Faruk, Alp (Kadri). Coach: Turgay Şeren. "Altay: 0 - Mersin: 0". Altay:0 - Mersin: 0, Milliyet gazete arşivi, 07.10.1968, p. 9. Retrieved on 14.06.2010. (Turkish)
  10. ^ Round 05 - 13.10.1968 - MİY-Şekerspor: 5-0. Sunday, 14:30. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Referees: Nejat Şener, Burhan Trak, Cumhur Demir. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, İhsan, Refik, Abdullah (Alp), Ali, Kadri, Tarık, Osman, Ayhan. Coach: Turgay Şeren. Goals: Osman 9'(F), Osman 16'(H), Osman 23'(P), Tarık 36', Rıfat (o.g.). Şekerspor: Yunus, İlker (Rıfat), Kubilay, Yiğit, Selahattin, Erol, Cengiz, Oğuz, Ata, Güngör, Muharrem. "Mersin: 5 - Şekerspor: 0". Mersin: 5 - Şekerspor: 0, Milliyet gazete arşivi, 14.10.1968, p. 7. Retrieved on 03.02.2011. (Turkish)
  11. ^ Round 06 - 27.10.1968 - Vefa-MİY: 2-1. Sunday, 13:15. Ali Sami Yen Stadium, İstanbul. Referees: Ertuğrul Dilek, Melih Yücesel, Neşet Doğrusöz. Vefa: Raduloviç, Doğan, Çetin, Nedim, Fikri, Savaş, Yılmaz, Ertuğrul, Zeki, Güray, Bekir. Goals: Zeki 2', Bekir 35'(P). Sent off: Zeki. MİY: Fikret (Taner), Halim, Cihat, İhsan, Refik, Arif (İbrahim), Erol, Ayhan, Tarık, Osman, Muharrem (Abdullah). Goal: Ayhan 47'. Sent off: Tarık. "Vefa got two points from Mersin: 2-1". Vefa Mersin'den iki puan aldı: 2-1, Milliyet gazete arşivi, 28.10.1968, p. 7. Retrieved on 09.09.2010. (Turkish)
  12. ^ Round 07 - 03.11.1968 - MİY-Gençlerbirliği: 1-0. Sunday, 14:30. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Referees: Faruk Talu, Cemil Yıldız, Cahit Aybek. MİY: Taner, B.İbrahim, Cihat, Refik, İhsan, Halim, Ayhan, Abdullah, Osman, Alp, Erol. Goal: Alp 62'. Coach: Turgay Şeren. Gençlerbirliği: Selçuk, Hayrettin, Faik, Turhan, B.Tevfik, K.Tevfik, Necdet, Burhan, Ali, İhsan, Zeynel. "Mersin: 1 - G.birliği: 0". Mersin: 1 - G.birliği: 0. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 04.11.1968, p. 7. Retrieved on 13.09.2010. (Turkish)
  13. ^ Round 08 - 17.11.1968 - PTT-MİY: 2-1. Sunday. Ankara. Referees: Fehmi Pazarcı, Ziya Albayrak, Sait Acarbay. PTT: Cavit, Yetik, Esen Ali, Enver, Yusuf, Aydın, Metin, Zeki, Feridun, Ertan, Köksal. Goals: Aydın 10', Feridun 39'. MİY: Taner, İbrahim, Cihat, Alp, İhsan, Refik, Ali, Ayhan, Osman, Olcay, Muharrem (Kadri). Goal: Osman 47'. "PTT beats Mersin 2-1". PTT Mersin'i 2-1 yendi. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 18.11.1968, p. 7. Retrieved on 03.02.2011. (Turkish)
  14. ^ Round 09 - 24.11.1968 - MİY-İzmirspor: 1-0. Sunday, 14:15. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Weather: heavy rainy. Referees: Ömer Karadağ, Orhan Alan, Ömer Lütfü Tuncel. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Alp, Kadri (Abdullah), Refik, Arif, Ali, Ayhan, Osman, Olcay, Muharrem (B.İbrahim). Goal: Ayhan 42'. İzmirspor: Şakir, Taner, Erdinç, Mustafa, Sezen, Vahit, Selahattin, İbrahim, Fethi, Cihat, Ender. "Mersin wins 1-0". Mersin 1-0 galip. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 28.11.1968, p. 9. Retrieved on 13.09.2010. (Turkish)
  15. ^ Round 10 - 01.12.1968 - Fenerbahçe-MİY: 0-1. Sunday, 14:00. Ali Sami Yen Stadium, İstanbul. Referees: Cezmi Başar, Şani Güllü, Orhan Cebe. Fenerbahçe: Yavuz, Ercan, Numan, Ziya, Nunweiller, Yılmaz, Ogün, Nedim, Salim, Fuat, Abdullah, Yaşar. Coach: Molnar. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Alp, Refik, İhsan, Arif, Ali, Ayhan, Osman, Olcay, Muharrem. Goal: Osman 34'(F). Coach: Turgay Şeren. "F.bahçe goes the other way around". F.bahçe tersine gidiyor. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 02.12.1968, pp. 7, 8. Retrieved on 11.10.2010. (Turkish)
  16. ^ Round 11 - 15.12.1968 - MİY-İstanbulspor: 1-0. Sunday, 14:15. Mersin. Referees: Nevzat Tansuk, Yılgör Öktem, Yılmaz Önen. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Alp, Refik, İhsan, Arif, Ali, Tarık, Osman, Olcay, Ayhan. Goal: Osman 15'. İstanbulspor: Yılmaz, Celal, Yalçın, Türker, Yıldırım, Bülent, Kasapoğlu, K.Ahmet, B.Ahmet, Cemil, Bilge. "İstanbulspor has lost to Mersin". İstabulspor Mersin'e 1-0 mağlup oldu. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 16.12.1968, p. 9. Retrieved on 14.06.2010. (Turkish)
  17. ^ Round 13 - 26.01.1969 - MİY-Ankara Demirspor: 0-0. (delayed game, originally scheduled on 29.12.1968, but delayed by federation due to heavy rain). Sunday, 14:15. Mersin. MİY: Coach: Turgay Şeren. "Mersin: 0 - D.spor: 0". Mersin: 0 - D.spor: 0. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 27.01.1969, p. 8. Retrieved on 03.02.2011. (Turkish)
  18. ^ Round 14 - 05.01.1969 - Galatasaray-MİY: 3-1. Sunday, 14:30. Ali Sami Yen Stadium, İstanbul. Weather: heavy, field was muddy. Referees: Macit Sarıdana, Cevdet Güvenli, Ömer Lütfü Tuncel. Galatasaray: Nihat, Ergün, Akın, Mazlum (Ahmet), Muzaffer, Turan, Mehmet, Ayhan, Gökmen, Metin, Uğur. Coach: Kaloperoviç. Goals: Ali 4', Ahmet 58, Ahmet 85'. MİY: Fikret (Taner), Alp, Cihat, Refik, İhsan (Kadri), Arif, Ali, Olcay, Ayhan, Osman, Muharrem. Coach: Turgay Şeren. Goal: Ayhan 47'. "G.saray insisted and gained: 2-1". G.saray asıldı ve aldı: 2-1. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 06.01.1969, p. 8. Retrieved on 27.10.2010. (Turkish)
  19. ^ Round 15 - 12.01.1969 - Eskişehirspor-MİY: 1-0. Sunday, 14:15. Eskişehir. Referees: Nazif Oturgan, Salih Durusoy, Kemal Akay. Eskişehirspor: Mümin, İlhan, Abdurrahman, Kamuran, İsmail, Nuri, Nihat, Vahap (Emin), Ayhan, Burhan, Ender. Goal: Ender 64'. MİY: Taner, Aydın, Alp, Refik, İhsan, Arif, Ali, Kadri, Osman, Olcay, Muharrem. "Eskişehir won 1-0". Eskişehir 1-0 galip. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 13.01.1969, p. 8. Retrieved on 13.06.2010. (Turkish)
  20. ^ Round 16 - 16.02.1969 - Bursaspor-MİY: 3-2. Sunday, 14:45. Atatürk Stadium, Bursa. Referees: Doğan Babacan, Turan Alsaç, Bahri Koç. Bursaspor: Osman, Müfit, Haluk, İsmail, Ahmet, Tuncay, Mesut, Ersel, Cemal, Orhan, Canan. Goals: Ersel 35'(H), Cemal 42'(H), Müfit 68'(H). Penalty missed: Mesut (before last goal). MİY: Taner, Alp, Halil, Refik, İhsan (Kadri), Arif, Ali, Ayhan, Osman, Olcay, Muharrem. Goals: Muharrem 33'(F), Refik 44'(F). "Bursa won the goal frenzy: 3-2". Gol düellosunu Bursa kazandı: 3-2. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 17.02.1969. Retrieved on 13.06.2010. (Turkish)
  21. ^ Round 17 - 23.02.1969 - MİY-Altınordu: 2-0. Sunday, 14:30. Mersin. Referees: Veli Necdet Arığ, Nazım Nacar, Ö.Lütfü Tuncel. MİY: Fikret, Alp, Cihat (Kadri), Arif, Refik, Halim, Ali, Ayhan, Osman, Olcay, Muharrem. Goals: Osman 65', 71'. Altınordu: Tamer, Mikael, Müzdat, Zadel, Behçet, Erkan, Hikmet, Sümer, Siyaşki (Gündüz), Fikret. "M. İd. yurdu: 2 Altınordu: 0". M. İd. yurdu: 2 Altınordu: 0. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 24.02.1969, p. 9. Retrieved on 13.06.2010. (Turkish)
  22. ^ Round 18 - 02.03.1969 - Beşiktaş-MİY: 2-2. Sunday, 13:00. Mithatpaşa Stadium, İstanbul. Referees: Fehmi Pazarcı, Sait Acarbay, Nail Dinçer. Beşiktaş: Sabri, Erkan, Fehmi, Vedat, Sami, Kaya (Kuzman), Davut, Yusuf (Saim), K.Ahmet, Sanlı, Faruk. Goals: Faruk 3', K.Ahmet 29'. MİY: Fikret (Taner), Halim, Alp, Ayhan, Refik, Arif, Ali, Osman, İbrahim (Cihat), Olcay, Muharrem. Goals: Osman 54', Alp 76'. "Beşiktaş lose its power in the second half". Beşiktaşın barutu 2. devrede bitti. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 03.03.1969, pp. 9, 10. Retrieved on 07.02.2011. (Turkish)
  23. ^ Round 19 - 09.03.1969 - MİY-Altay: 2-0. (the game was delayed due to MİY's participation in Friendship Cup in İran and played on 09.04.1969). Wednesday, 15:00. Mersin. MİY: Tarık (K.İbrahim). Tarık 70', K.İbrahim 85'. "Mersin beats Altay 2-0". Mersin Altay'ı 2-0 mağlup etti. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 10.04.1969, p. 8. Retrieved on 07.02.2011. (Turkish)
  24. ^ Round 20 - 16.03.1969 - Şekerspor-MİY: 2-1. (the game was delayed due to MİY's participation in Friendship Cup in İran and played on 23.04.1969). Wednesday, 15:00. 19 Mayıs Stadium, Ankara. Referees: Malka (GER), Halil Eraydın, Orhan Beşik. Şekerspor: Yunus, Doğan, Oğuz, Erol, Yiğit, Güngör, Canel, Ata, Mehmet, Erdoğan, Muharrem (Cengiz). Ata 6', Cengiz 88'(F). MİY: Fikret, Alp (İbrahim), Halim, Refik, Cihat, Ayhan, Ali, Tarık, Osman, Olcay, Muharrem. Goal: Muharrem 10'. "Şekerspor beat Mersin 2-1". Şekerspor Mersin'i 2-1 mağlup etti. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 24.04.1969, p. 8. Retrieved on 28.10.2010. (Turkish)
  25. ^ Round 21 - 23.03.1969 - MİY-Vefa: 1-1. Sunday, 15:00. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Referees: Zülbahar Sağnak, Fahri Alpak, Fikret Tancan. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, Kadri, Refik, Arif, Ali, Ayhan, Osman, Olcay, Alp. Goal: Alp 31'. Vefa: Ergin, Nedim, Doğan, Çetin, Savaş, Abdülmetin, Yılmaz, Bekir, Zeki, Güray, Ertuğrul. Goal: Zeki 30'. "Vefa got one point from Mersin: 1-1". Vefa Mersin'den 1 puan aldı: 1-1. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 24.03.1969, p. 8. Retrieved on 28.10.2010. (Turkish)
  26. ^ Round 22 - 29.03.1969 - Gençlerbirliği-MİY: 3-0. Sunday, 14:45. 19 Mayıs Stadium, Ankara. Goals: Burhan, Zeynel, İsmail. "G.Birliği wins 3-0, A.Ordu wins 2-1". G.Birliği 3-0, A.Ordu 2-1 galip. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 30.03.1969, p. 10. Retrieved on 07.02.2011. (Turkish)
  27. ^ Round 23 - 06.04.1969 - MİY-PTT: 2-1. Sunday, 15:00. Mersin. Referees: Zeki Gürkan, Cumhur Demir, İhsan Gökkule. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, Ayhan, Refik, Arif, Ali, Tarık, Osman, Olcay, Erol (Kadri). Goals: Osman 67', Kadri 80'. PTT: Tomislav, Yetik, Cengiz, Tuncay, Aydın, Enver, Metin, Zeki, Erhan, Ertan, Köksal. Goal: Ertan 12'(P). "Mersin defeated PTT difficultly". Mersin PTT'yi güç yendi. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 07.04.1969, p. 9. Retrieved on 14.06.2010. (Turkish)
  28. ^ Round 24 - 12.04.1969 - İzmirspor-MİY: 1-1. Saturday, 15:45. Alsancak Stadium, İzmir. İzmirspor: Seyfi, Vahit, Erdinç, Mustafa, Sezen, Salih, Sabahattin (Mehmet), Fethi, Ender, Turgay Cihat. Goal: Mustafa 52'. MİY: Fikret, İbrahim, Halim, Ayhan, Cihat, Kadri, Tarık, Ali, K.İbrahim, Alp, Osman. Goal: Osman 42'. "Mersin draws in İzmir". Mersin de İzmir'de berabere kaldı. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 13.04.1969, p. 8. Retrieved on 09.10.2010. (Turkish)
  29. ^ Round 25 - 20.04.1969 - MİY-Fenerbahçe: 0-1. Sunday, 15:00. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Referees: Sabahattin Ladikli, Hamza Alan, Erol, Oktay. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, Alp, Refik, Arif, Ali, Tarık, Osman, Olcay, Ayhan. Fenerbahçe: Yavuz, Şükrü, Numan, Nunweiller, Ercan, Ziya, Yaşar (Raşit), Fuat (Abdullah), Salim, Nedim, Selim. Goal: Salim 83'. Coach: İonescu. Penalty missed: Osman 6'. "Fenerbahçe wins the return game". Fenerbahçe rövanşı aldı. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 21.04.1969, p. 9. Retrieved on 23.08.2010. (Turkish)
  30. ^ Round 26 - 26.04.1969 - İstanbulspor-MİY: 0-0. Saturday, 15:15. Mithatpaşa Stadium, İstanbul. Referees: Zülbahar Sağnak, Talat Tokat, Mümtaz Doğruöz. İstanbulspor: Yılmaz, Celal, Yalçın, Ahmet, Yıldırım, Günay, Zorbay, Kasapoğlu, Ahmet (Ömer), Cemil, Bilge. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, Ayhan, Refik, Arif, Tarık, Osman, Ali, Muharrem. "İst.spor and Mersin shared points". İst.spor, Mersin puan paylaştı. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 27.04.1969, pp. 7, 8. Retrieved on 23.08.2010. (Turkish)
  31. ^ Round 27 - 04.05.1969 - MİY-Göztepe: 2-0. Sunday, 15:15. Mersin. Referees: Macit Sarıdana, Teoman Parer, Ömer Lütfü Keçeci. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat (B.İbrahim), Kadri, Refik, Arif, Ali, Ayhan, Tarık, Osman, Muharrem (K.İbrahim). Göztepe: Ali, K.Mehmet, Çağlayan, Hüseyin, B.Mehmet, Ali İhsan, Ertan, Mehmet, Fevzi, Gürsel, Halil. Goals: K.İbrahim 27'(H), Osman 55'. "Mersin wins 2-0". Mersin 2-0 galip. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 05.05.1969, p. 10. Retrieved on 28.10.2010. (Turkish)
  32. ^ Round 28 - 11.05.1969 - Ankara Demirspor-MİY: 3-2. Sunday, 15:30. 19 Mayıs Stadium, Ankara. Ankara Demirspor: Goals: Nail 17'(H), Birol 22'(P), Fikri 80'. MİY: Goals: Ali 34', Arif 83'. "Demirspor moved off from danger zone by beatins Mersin 3-2". Mersin'i 3-2 yenen Demirspor tehlikeli bölgeden uzaklaştı. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 12.05.1969, p. 10. Retrieved on 07.02.2011. (Turkish)
  33. ^ Round 29 - 18.05.1969 - MİY-Galatasaray: 0-0. Sunday, 15:15. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Referees: Cezmi Başar, Yılgör Öktem, Yılmaz Önen. MİY: Fikret, Halim, Cihat, Alp, Refik, Kadri, Ali, Ayhan, Tarık, Osman, Muharrem (K.Erol). Coach: Turgay Şeren. Galatasaray: Nihat, Ali, Ergün, Muzaffer, Talat, Turan, Mehmet (Akın), Ayhan, Gökmen, Metin, Uğur. Coach: Kaloperoviç. "One step away from happy end". Mutlu soan bir adım kaldı. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 19.05.1969, p. 12. Retrieved on 13.09.2010. (Turkish)
  34. ^ Round 30 - 25.05.1969 - MİY-Eskişehirspor: 2-0. Sunday, 15:30. Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium, Mersin. Referees: Rudolf Kreitlein (GER), Hamza Alan, Cevdet Güvenli. MİY: Taner, Alp, Halim, Kadri, Cihat, Refik, Ali, Abdullah (Erol), Tarık, Osman, Muharrem. Goals: Ali 7', Muharrem 52'. Eskişehirspor: Mümin, İlhan (Nehir), Ayhan, Kamuran, İsmail, Nuri, Vahap, Emin, Fethi, Burhan, Ender. "Mersin gave no chance to Eskişehir". Mersin Eskişehir'e şans tanımadı. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 26.05.1969, p. 10. Retrieved on 13.09.2010. (Turkish)
  35. ^ a b TFF website does not have an official page for 1968–69 Turkish Cup, but results for finals at TFF Turkish Cup page, retrieved on 15 August 2015, (Turkish). See some details on cup matches at Türkiye Kupası by Cem Pekin, retrieved on 13 September 2010, (English); and maçkolik.com Cup page, retrieved on 15 August 2015, (Turkish).
  36. ^ Jaam-e-Doosti (Friendship) Cup 1969 (Tehran, Iran) Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  37. ^ Stats were not provided by TFF for this season. See TFF Club page. Search for 1968–69 squad and 1968–69 matches are not provided. Retrieved on 7 August 2015.
  38. ^ a b Data were obtained from; Erbil, Cihat (1975). Story of the 50 YearsRetrieved on 29 July 2011 from 50 Yılın Öyküsü, p. 57. And an advanced search performed in Milliyet online archive for 1968–69 Mersin İdmanyurdu season. Appearance and goal stats were obtained from maçkolik.com. Data related to discipline and substitute players obtained from maçkolik.com are not complete. Retrieved on 21 August 2015.
  39. ^ Taner Carin. Player signed in Summer 1968. His previous team was Galata G.K. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  40. ^ Ali İhsan Temen. In the team since Summer 1966. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  41. ^ Cihat Erbil. Player signed in Summer 1968. His previous team was Bandırmaspor. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  42. ^ Halim Kütükçüoğlu. In the team since Summer 1967. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  43. ^ Refik Çoğum. In the team since Summer 1964. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  44. ^ Arif Omaç. Player signed in Summer 1968. His previous team was Feriköy. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  45. ^ Ali Açıkgöz, Yetim. In the team since Summer 1967. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  46. ^ Tarık Kutver. In the team since Summer 1967. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page and TFF player profile.
  47. ^ Muharrem Algıç, Yanık. Player signed in Summer 1968. His previous team was Boluspor. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  48. ^ Osman Arpacıoğlu. In the team since Summer 1966. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page and TFF player profile.
  49. ^ Kadri Aytaç. In the team since Summer 1966. He continued in the next season. He was also trainer of MİY's youth team. At the end of the season he put an end to his player career and became technical advisor of MİY responsible of foreign player transfers. Details from maçkolik.com page and TFF player profile.
  50. ^ Alp Sümeralp. In the team since Summer 1962. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  51. ^ Fikret Özdil. In the team since Winter 1966. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  52. ^ İbrahim Tezeren. Player signed in Summer 1968. His previous team was Tekirdağspor. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  53. ^ Ayhan Öz. In the team since Summer 1965. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  54. ^ Fikri Pehlivan. In the team since Summer 1967. Player signed to Antalyaspor in the mid-season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  55. ^ Abdullah Turgut. In the team since Summer 1967. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  56. ^ İbrahim Arayıcı. In the team since Summer 1968. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page and TFF player profile.
  57. ^ Erol Durmuşlu. In the team since Summer 1968. He continued in the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page and TFF player profile.
  58. ^ Olcay Başarır. Player signed in Summer 1968. His previous team was Boluspor. At the end of the season player signed to Galatasaray for the next season. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  59. ^ Aydın Ünsal. Player signed in Summer 1968. His previous team was Şekerspor. Details from maçkolik.com page.
  60. ^ "Kadri's jubilee was amazing". Kadri'nin jübilesi muhteşem oldu. Milliyet gazete arşivi, 13.09.2010, p. 10. Retrieved on 13.09.2010. (Turkish)