Mete Adanır

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Mete Adanır
Personal information
Full name Mete Adanır
Date of birth (1961-11-14)14 November 1961
Place of birth Limassol, Cyprus
Date of death 20 January 1989(1989-01-20) (aged 27)
Place of death Havza, Turkey
Playing position Forward
Youth career
–1979 Doğan Türk Birliği
1979–1980 Leyton Orient
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980 Leyton Orient ? (?)
1981–1985 Altay 55 (11)
1985–1987 Konyaspor
1987–1989 Samsunspor 38 (3)
Total ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mete Adanır (14 November 1961 – 20 January 1989) was a football forward who played for clubs in England and Turkey.


Born in Limassol, Cyprus, Adanır began playing youth football for local side Doğan Türk Birliği. He moved to England in September 1979 to pursue higher education. While studying, he joined Leyton Orient F.C.'s youth side. Six months later, he signed with the senior side and began playing with the reserves. However, the club was unable to get clearance from the Cyprus football association and cancelled his registration.[1]

Still living in England, Adanır played in an Arab youth tournament where he was scouted by Turkish Süper Lig club Altay S.K.. He joined Altay at the beginning of the 1981-82 season, and would spend four seasons with the club, three of them in the first division.[1]

He moved to second division side Konyaspor, where he would enjoy success. He scored 25 goals during the 1985-86 season and was named the Konya sportsman of the year.[2]

After impressing at Konyaspor, Adanır signed with Süper Lig side Samsunspor in July 1987, where he would make 38 league appearances before his death.[2]


The Samsunspor team bus was involved in a traffic accident in Havza on the way to a match in Malatya on 20 January 1989, killing the team coach, five players and the bus driver instantly. Adanır was one of the players who died.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Mete Adanır Kimdir [Mete Adanır Who]" (in Turkish). Mete Adanir Vakfi. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Mete Adanır ölümünün 21'inci yılında anıldı" (in Turkish). Yenidüzen. 21 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Samsunspor 20 Ocak Faciası" (in Turkish). Milliyet. 21 January 1989. 

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