Kemal Aydın

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Kemal Aydın
Kara Kemal (7).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-01-19) 19 January 1934 (age 84)
Place of birth Derekışla, Bala, Ankara, Turkey
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1951–1955 Barbaros Spor Kulübü
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1962 Gençlerbirliği S.K. 20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kemal Aydın (birth 19 January 1934) is a former Turkish football player. He was nicknamed Kara Kemal meaning "courageous Kemal".[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Derekışla village in Bala district of Ankara Province. His father was Hasan Aydın, one of the first butchers of Ankara. He studied in İnönü Primary school, Ankara Gazi Highschool and School Economics of Ankara.

He is married to Özden Aydın and father of two.

Professional life[edit]

In 1956, he began serving for Turkish recorder of deeds. But he moved to Ministry of Youth and Sports. He became the dean of the Sports Academy and general coordinator of Turkish Football Federation. He retired in 1985, but continued to serve as a consultant to the minister and as a representative of Turkish Football Federation in European cups. He also served as the chieftain of Turkish national team during the tournaments in South Korea and Oman.[2]

Sports life[edit]

He began his football life in Ankara Barbaros team in 1951. Between 1956 and 1962 he played in Gençlerbirliği S.K.[3] Although he had to quit active sports life after being injured, he became the general captain of PTT Sports in 1967.[4]