Rober Eryol

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Rober Eryol
Personal information
Full name Rober İsaac Eryol
Date of birth 21 December 1930
Place of birth Mersin, Turkey
Date of death 21 December 2000(2000-12-21) (aged 70)
Place of death Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1959 Galatasaray SK 78 (1)
National team
1951–1954 Turkey 11 (0)
Teams managed
1961–1962 Hapoel Be'er-Sheva
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rober İsaac Eryol ((1930-12-21)21 December 1930 – December 2000(2000-12-00)) was a Turkish football player.[1]


He was born on 21 December 1930 in Mersin, Turkey. He is of Jewish origin. His grandfather, also named Rober Ishak Eryol, was martyred serving the Ottoman Empire in action during the Battle of Gallipoli. Rober Eryol died in September 2000 in Maltepe, Istanbul.


Eryol began his football career in Istanbul soon after his family moved to Taksim, Istanbul in 1937. He joined Galatasaray when he was 16 years old in 1947. Rober said "After I played for different amateur teams in Istanbul, I was wanted by Pera (Beyoğlu) and Taksim football clubs. I did not want to play for any of them. Because, at the time, only ethnic minorities used to play for these two teams. As I am a non-Muslim, I was advised to play for one of these two teams. I refused this as I felt that I am a Turkish. Therefore, I decided to play for Galatasaray. I wanted to prove that as a Turkish citizen, I am not different. I proudly proved this by playing Galatasaray and National team.

He played for Galatasaray as a left halfback.

He won Istanbul Sunday League once in 1948-49 season and Istanbul Professional League for 3 times in 1954-55, 1955–56 and 1957–58 seasons, with Galatasaray.[2]

Turkish National Team[edit]

He represented the Turkey national football team 9 times (3 games at the 1954 FIFA World Cup). His first game for Turkey against Switzerland on 25 May 1953 in Berne, Switzerland. He won the Military World Games in 1955 in Italy with Turkey. Rober Eryol also played for Turkey's B-Team on two occasions.[3]

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