Tolga Tekinalp

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Tolga Tekinalp
Personal information
Born (1974-12-28) 28 December 1974 (age 42)
Sinop, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Listed height 204 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Career information
Playing career 1990–2013
Position Forward
Career history
1990–1991 Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
1991–1994 Kolejliler (Turkey)
1994–1999 Ülkerspor (Turkey)
1999–2001 Fenerbahçe (Turkey)
2001–2002 08 Stockholm (Sweden)
2003–2006 Beşiktaş (Turkey)
2006–2007 Galatasaray (Turkey)
2008–2011 İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey 2nd)
2011–2012 Maliye Milli Piyango (Turkey 2nd)
2012–2013 İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey 3rd)
Career highlights and awards

Tolga Tekinalp (born 28 December 1974) is a Turkish former professional basketball player who played the majority of his career in the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). He also competed multiple times for the Turkish national team during the 1990s.


After joining the Anadolu Efes junior ranks in 1988, Tekinalp went on to join the Anadolu Efes senior team in 1990–91. He move to TED Ankara Kolejliler in 1991 and was with the club for three seasons before going on to play seven seasons for Fenerbahçe, winning championships in 1995 and 1998. A change of scenery came in 2001–02 when he joined 08 Stockholm of the Swedish Basketligan and went on to average 18 points and eight rebounds per game.[1]

In September 2002, Tekinalp received a try-out period with JDA Dijon Basket of the LNB Pro A but he did not end up signing with them.[2]

In 2003, Tekinalp returned to Turkey and signed with Beşiktaş where he went on to play three seasons with the club. Then, after playing one season for Galatasaray in 2006–07, he joined İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi of the Turkish second division. He played three and a half seasons for ITU before joining Maliye Milli Piyango in December 2011.[3]

Tekinalp's final season came in 2012–13 as he re-joined İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi. He retired following the 2012–13 season.


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