Bülent Eken

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Bülent Eken
Personal information
Full name Bülent Eken
Date of birth (1923-10-26)26 October 1923
Place of birth Mersin, Ottoman Empire
Date of death 25 July 2016(2016-07-25) (aged 92)
Place of death Istanbul, Turkey
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1950 Galatasaray 140 (56)
1950–1951 Salernitana 21 (1)
1951–1952 Palermo 17 (0)
1952–1955 Galatasaray 12 (0)
National team
1948–1954 Turkey 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bülent Eken (26 October 1923 – 25 July 2016) was a Turkish footballer and coach. He played most of his career at Galatasaray SK, but also played for Salernitana and Palermo in Italy. After his career he became a manager and he coached in Italy, In 1967, he went to Turkey as an assistant coach for Galatasaray SK. He coached the Turkey national football team during 1962.[1] He represented his country at the 1948 Summer Olympics[2] and the 1954 FIFA World Cup.[3] Eken died on 25 July 2016,[4] nineteen days after the death of his team mate Turgay Şeren.


  1. ^ "Turkey National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Bülent Eken Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ Bulent EkenFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Bülent Eken'i Kaybettik". www.galatasaray.org. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gündüz Kılıç
Galatasaray S.K. Captain
Succeeded by
Muzaffer Tokaç