Selçuk Yula

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Selçuk Yula
Personal information
Full name Selçuk Yula
Date of birth (1959-11-08)November 8, 1959
Place of birth Ankara, Turkey
Date of death August 6, 2013(2013-08-06) (aged 53)
Place of death İstanbul, Turkey
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1976–1979 Şekerspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Fenerbahçe 160 (64)
1986–1987 Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin 11 (2)
1987–1991 Sarıyer 76 (30)
1991–1992 Galatasaray 4 (1)
Total 240 (95)
National team
1981–1988 Turkey 22 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Selçuk Yula (November 8, 1959 – August 6, 2013) was a Turkish football player and topscorer.

Yula started his career in the Ankara club Şekerspor. His transfer to Fenerbahçe at the age of 19, had been a milestone in his career, where he became twice league topscorer with 16 goals in 1982, with 19 goals in 1983, and he won two league titles with Fenerbahçe, where he scored a total of 134 goals. He also played and scored in the match against Bordeaux, European Champions of the time, that Fenerbahçe won 3–2.

Yula played for Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin in German Bundesliga in the season 1986–1987. He then came back to Turkey to play for Sarıyer (1987–1991) and then Galatasaray (1991–1993). He quit his professional career under Fenerbahçe jersey, in a specially scheduled match played between Fenerbahçe vs. Erzurumspor in Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

He was capped 22 times for the Turkish national football team, including three times as the team-captain.[1]

One of the most remarkable football legends of Fenerbahçe, Yula was a sports journalist with the newspaper Fotomaç and also served as sports critic and expert for the Fenerbahçe TV and ATV with weekly appearances. He was selected as the "Best Sports Critic of the Year" among the polls made within the Fenerbahçe fans in 2005 and 2007.

On August 6, 2013, Yula died at the age of 53 of a heart attack.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (October 29, 2009). "Turkey - Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ "Selçuk Yula vefat etti". Hurriyet Newspaper. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fenerbahçeli eski futbolcu Selçuk Yula hayatını kaybetti". Milliyet Newspaper. Retrieved 6 August 2013.