Erdal Keser

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Erdal Keser
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Personal information
Full name Ali Erdal Keser
Date of birth (1961-06-20) 20 June 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Sivas, Turkey
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Borussia Dortmund 82 (22)
1984–1986 Galatasaray 49 (18)
1986–1987 Borussia Dortmund 24 (5)
1987–1989 Sarıyer 58 (29)
1989–1994 Galatasaray 93 (21)
Total 306 (95)
National team
1982–1991 Turkey 25 (2)
Teams managed
2007–2009 Galatasaray (assistant)
2015– Wil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ali Erdal Keser (born 20 June 1961) is currently the director of sport of Galatasaray S.K. A former Turkish international, he also served as player for Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Sarıyer and the Turkish national team.


He was born in Sivas, Turkey but his family moved to Hagen, West Germany, where he grew up. Keser began his youth career with SSV Hagen. Borussia Dortmund signed him when he was 17 years old and started with the regular squad at the age of 18. He transferred to Galatasaray in 1984–85 season and played there for two seasons. He returned to Borussia Dortmund for the 1986–87 season. He then signed for Sarıyer and became team captain. In 1989, he returned for a second spell at Galatasaray where he played until retirement in 1994.

He was the assistant manager for Eric Gerets at Galatasaray between 2007 and 2009. In May 2015 Keser was announced to be the new manager of Swiss outfit FC Wil.[1]

Keser made 25 appearances for the Turkey national football team from 1982 to 1991.[2]


  1. ^ "Trainerwechsel beim FC Wil 1900". FC Wil. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Turkey – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Cüneyt Tanman
Galatasaray captain
Succeeded by
Tugay Kerimoğlu