Aziz Yıldırım

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Aziz Yıldırım
Aziz Yildirim2.jpg
Former Chairman of Fenerbahçe SK
In office
14 February 1998 – 3 June 2018
Preceded by Ali Haydar Şen
Succeeded by Ali Koç
Personal details
Born (1952-11-02) 2 November 1952 (age 65)
Ergani
Alma mater Ankara Devlet Mühendislik Mimarlık Akademisi[1]
Profession Engineer

Aziz Yıldırım (born 2 November 1952 in Ergani, Diyarbakır Province) was the 36th chairman of the Turkish multi-sport club Fenerbahçe SK.[2] He lost the election held in June 3rd, 2018 to Ali Koç which made him the 37th president of the Turkish club. He served the club as the president from 1998 to 2018. He has a degree in civil engineering.[3]

Club's honours[edit]

Football[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

Women's basketball[edit]

Men's volleyball[edit]

Women's volleyball[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Table Tennis[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Yıldırım was born in Ergani. He has 3 daughters, two of whom are from his first marriage.

2011 Turkish sports corruption scandal[edit]

On 2 July 2012, a Turkish "Special Authority Court" sentenced Yıldırım to three years and nine months for match-fixing and two years and six months for forming an illegal organisation. The sentence was later approved by the Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals. He was detained for one year in Metris Prison together with several other sportspeople involved in the scandal. However, on 6 March 2014 special authority courts were abolished in Turkey. On 23 July 2014, his earlier retrial demand was accepted, meaning that he and all the people involved will have a retrial about this case.[4][5][6][7]The first trial of the retrial process was made on 24 April 2015. On 9 October 2015, the courts acquitted Aziz Yıldırım and all the people who were charged at the beginning of the investigation, pending the Supreme Court's approval. Fenerbahce declared that after the Supreme Court's approval, they would take every action to be compensated from all of the damages that has been done to the club by this investigation and previous court rulings.[8][9][10][11] In June 2018 Yildirim faced fierce competition in his bid to be reelected president of Fenerbahce, a role he had held since 1998.[12] He lost to Ali Koc.

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