Turkish National Division Championship

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Millî Küme
Founded 1936
Folded 1950
Country Turkey
Level on pyramid 1
Last champions Fenerbahçe (6th title)
Most championships Fenerbahçe (6 titles)

The Turkish National Division (Turkish: Millî Küme) was the top level Turkish national football league before the professional era, including the most successful teams from Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir in Turkey.[1] It was played between 1936 and 1950. Fenerbahçe is the most successful club, having won six titles.[2][3]

Champions[edit]

Name Season Winner (number of titles) Runner-up
Millî Küme 1936–37 Fenerbahçe (1) Galatasaray
Millî Küme 1937–38 Güneş (1) Beşiktaş
Millî Küme 1938–39 Galatasaray (1) Ankara Demirspor
Millî Küme 1939–40 Fenerbahçe (2) Galatasaray
Millî Küme 1940–41 Beşiktaş (1) Galatasaray
Millî Küme 1941–42
Not held as a result of the weather conditions and some international organizations delayed the leagues.
Maarif Kupası 1942–43 Fenerbahçe (3) Galatasaray
Maarif Kupası 1943–44 Beşiktaş (2) Fenerbahçe
Milli Eğitim Kupası 1944–45 Fenerbahçe (4) Beşiktaş
Milli Eğitim Kupası 1945–46 Fenerbahçe (5) Beşiktaş
Milli Eğitim Kupası 1946–47 Beşiktaş (3) Fenerbahçe
Milli Eğitim Kupası 1947–48
Not held due to the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
Milli Eğitim Kupası 1948–49
Not held due to the South Mediterranean Cup.
Milli Eğitim Kupası 1949–50 Fenerbahçe (6) Galatasaray

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles Runners-up Winning years
Fenerbahçe
6
2
1937, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1950
Beşiktaş
3
3
1941, 1944, 1947
Galatasaray
1
5
1939
Güneş
1
-
1938
Ankara Demirspor
-
1

References[edit]

  • Erdoğan Arıpınar; Tevfik Ünsi Artun, Cem Atabeyoğlu, Nurhan Aydın, Ergun Hiçyılmaz, Haluk San, Orhan Vedat Sevinçli, Vala Somalı (June 1992). Türk Futbol Tarihi (1904-1991) vol.1, Page(79), Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu Yayınları.