Reha Eken

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Reha Eken
Personal information
Full name Mehmet Reha Eken
Date of birth (1925-01-01)1 January 1925
Place of birth Istanbul, Turkey
Date of death 19 August 2013(2013-08-19) (aged 88)
Place of death Istanbul, Turkey
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1954 Galatasaray 102 (60)
1954–1955 Emniyet 18 (7)
Total 120 (67)
National team
1948–1950 Turkey 4 (6)
Teams managed
1957–1958 Karşıyaka S.K.
1958–1959 Göztepe S.K.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mehmet Reha Eken (1 January 1925 – 19 August 2013) was a Turkish professional footballer who played as a forward. He was strongly associated with Galatasaray Istanbul because of his long career at the club. On fan club pages he is regarded as one of the greatest players in the club's history. In his four stakes for the Turkish national team, he scored six goals and has with 1.5 the best goal / game ratio of any Turkish national team player. His two brothers Danyal Vuran and Bülent Eken were also active as players at Galatasaray.


Eken died on 19 August 2013 in Istanbul at the age of 88.[1]


  1. ^ "Reha Eken'i kaybettik" [Striker Reha Eken dies aged 88] (in Turkish). 19 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.