Abdullah Avcı

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Abdullah Avcı
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Personal information
Full name Abdullah Mucib Avcı
Date of birth (1963-07-31) 31 July 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
İstanbul Başakşehir (Manager)
Youth career
1979–1980 Vefa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Fatih Karagümrük 54 (22)
1986–1988 Çaykur Rizespor 61 (22)
1988–1989 Kahramanmaraşspor 16 (5)
1989–1990 Bakırköyspor 0 (0)
1990–1991 Kasımpaşa 30 (16)
1991–1995 İstanbulspor 97 (43)
1995 Küçükçekmece 11 (2)
1996 Nişantaşıspor 12 (3)
1998–1999 Vefa 28 (10)
Total 309 (123)
Teams managed
2000 İstanbulspor
2000–2002 İstanbulspor (assistant)
2002–2004 İstanbulspor A2
2004–2005 Galatasaray A2
2005–2006 Turkey U17
2006–2011 İstanbul Başakşehir
2011–2013 Turkey
2014– İstanbul Başakşehir
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Abdullah Mucib Avcı (born 31 July 1963) (Turkish pronunciation: [ɑbdullɑh mud͡ʒib ɑvd͡ʒɯ], born 5 April 1965) is a former Turkish footballer, who played as a striker and Turkish football manager and current manager of İstanbul Başakşehir. He was also ex-manager of Turkish national football team.[1]

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Avcı played for Vefa, Fatih Karagümrük, Çaykur Rizespor, Kahramanmaraşspor, Bakırköyspor, Kasımpaşa, İstanbulspor, Küçükçekmece, Nişantaşıspor respectively and retired in 1999 at the club where he started football. Avcı's coaching career began at İstanbulspor in 1999 as assistant coach before a spell as Galatasaray youth academy chief.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

He took over Turkish U17 national football team leading them to the 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship gold medal and 4th place at the FIFA Youth-World championship in Peru. With stars like Nuri Şahin, Deniz Yılmaz, and Tevfik Köse, Abdullah Avcı was confident of success.[3] In August 2006 he moved to İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, leading them to promotion in his first season and keeping them in the Süper Lig ever since. After the 2006–07 season they were promoted to the Süper Lig. Finishing 12th in the 2007–08 season enabled them to remain in the Süper Lig for the 2008–09 season. In the 2009–10 season, the club finished the season 6th place with a historical success at its own. Starting from 2006, he guided his team in 215 matches in a consistent manner and took İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor to Turkish Cup final last season for the first time in club's history. After normal time and extra time ended on a 2–2 draw, Beşiktaş won the penalty shootout 4–3 and won its 9th Turkish Cup.[4] On 17 November 2011 Avci has been named as the new Turkish national football team boss just a day after Guus Hiddink's departure was confirmed.[5] The Turkish Football Federation have wasted no time in announcing the Dutchman's replacement after turning to former under-17 boss Avci on a four-year contract. Speaking at the contract signing ceremony held at TFF headquarters in Istanbul, ex TFF president Mehmet Ali Aydınlar said: Mr. Avcı deserves this post as a UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner and FIFA Youth-World championship semi-finalist and he got it. I believe he'll put his mark on many successes during his working term. Avcı said at a press conference when join to Turkish national football team head coach: I am very happy to be granted the honour of such a duty, We will take important steps to improve the national team. On 20 August 2013, after a poor performance he resigned from his post and was replaced with Fatih Terim.[6] On 5 June 2014, he come back to the old club and he signed a 5-year deal with the club who changed name to İstanbul Başakşehir.[7][8]

Honours[edit]

Player honours[edit]

İstanbulspor[edit]

Nişantaşıspor[edit]

Managerial honours[edit]

Turkey U-17[edit]

İstanbul Başakşehir[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2017[9][10]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fatih Karagümrük 1984–85 21 5 21 5
1985–86 33 17 33 7
Total 54 22 54 22
Rizespor 1986–87 29 8 4 1 33 9
1987–88 8 0 8 0
1988–89 24 14 4 2 28 16
Total 61 22 8 3 69 25
Kahramanmaraşspor 1988–89 16 5 1 0 17 5
Total 16 5 1 0 17 5
Bakırköyspor 1989–90 2 0 2 0
Total 2 0 2 0
Kasımpaşa 1990–91 30 16 30 16
Total 30 16 30 16
İstanbulspor 1991–92 34 18 2 1 36 19
1992–93 22 7 1 1 23 8
1993–94 25 14 5 1 30 15
1994–95 16 4 1 0 17 4
Total 97 43 8 3 106 46
Küçükçekmece 1995–96 11 2 11 2
Total 11 2 11 2
Nişantaşıspor 1995–96 12 3 12 3
Total 12 3 12 3
Vefa 1998–99 28 10 28 10
Total 28 10 28 10
Career totals 309 123 19 6 328 129

Career totals[edit]

Professional career totals
Teams Appearances Goals Goals per game
Clubs 328 129 0.39
Total 328 129 0.39

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
İstanbul Başakşehir 2006 2011 205 83 48 74 040.49
Turkey 2011 2013 18 6 4 8 033.33
İstanbul Başakşehir 2014 Present 148 71 50 27 047.97
Total 371 160 102 109 043.13

İstanbul Başakşehir statistics[edit]

Team From To Competition Record
G W D L Win %
İstanbul Başakşehir 8 August 2011 Present League[nb 1] 278 123 73 82 044.24
Domestic Cup 53 24 19 10 045.28
Europe 6 0 2 4 000.00
Total 337 147 94 96 043.62
Career totals League 278 123 73 82 044.24
Domestic Cup 53 24 19 10 045.28
Europe 6 0 2 4 000.00
Total 337 147 94 96 043.62

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avcı named new Turkey coach". Tff.org. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "ABDULLAH AVCI BİYOGRAFİSİ" (in Turkish). Biyografi.info. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Turkey". Uefa.com. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Beşiktaş şampiyon!" (in Turkish). Beinsports.com. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Türk Milli Takımı'nda Abdullah Avcı dönemi" (in Turkish). Aljazeera.com.tr. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Abdullah Avcı istifa etti" (in Turkish). Ntv.com.tr. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Abdullah Avcı'dan 5 yıllık imza" (in Turkish). Sabah.com.tr. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Abdullah Avcı'dan 5 yıllık imza!" (in Turkish). Mackolik.com. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Abdullah Avcı" (in Turkish). mackolik.com. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Abdullah Avcı (T.Direktör)" (in Turkish). Mackolik.com. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 

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