Turgay Şeren

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Turgay Şeren
Turgay Şeren (left) in 1958
Turgay Şeren (left) in 1958
Personal information
Full name Türkay Sabit Şeren
Date of birth (1932-05-15)15 May 1932
Place of birth Ankara, Turkey
Date of death 7 July 2016(2016-07-07) (aged 84)
Place of death Istanbul, Turkey
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1967[1] Galatasaray SK 631[2] (0)
National team
1950–1966 Turkey 52 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Mersin İdmanyurdu
1969–1970 Vefa S.K.
1970–1971 Samsunspor
1979–1980 Galatasaray SK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Turgay Sabit Şeren (15 May 1932 – 6 July 2016) was the former goalkeeper of Galatasaray. He played at Galatasaray between 1947 and 1966 and was capped 52 times for Turkey,[3] including two matches at the 1954 FIFA World Cup.[4] His heroic saves against West Germany in 1951 in Berlin was what he is still remembered for. Turkey had won 2–1. Because of that unforgettable day, he is nicknamed as "Berlin Panteri" (Panther of Berlin). He also coached Galatasaray.[5] Şeren was awarded a testimonial match by the club in 1967 in Istanbul, inviting players like Ion Pârcălab, Lev Yashin and Ion Nunweiller.[6][7]

After his retirement, Şeren became a football columnist and a television commentator.

Şeren died at age 84 on 6 July 2016. He was interred at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following a memorial service held at the Türk Telekom Arena and the religious funeral service at Teşvikiye Mosque on 9 July 2016. He was survived by his son Emre Şeren[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League[9] Cup[10] League Cup[11] Europe[12] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Galatasaray SK 1946–47 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
1947–48 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
1948–49 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
1949–50 20 0 - - - - - - 20 0
1950–51 12 0 - - - - - - 12 0
1951–52 14 0 - - - - - - 14 0
1952–53 16 0 - - - - - - 16 0
1953–54 14 0 - - - - - - 14 0
1954–55 15 0 - - - - - - 15 0
1955–56 15 0 - - - - - - 15 0
1956–57 18 0 - - - - 2 0 20 0
1957–58 18 0 - - - - - - 18 0
1958–59 7 0 - - - - - - 7 0
1959 8 0 - - - - - - 8 0
1959–60 34 0 - - - - - - 34 0
1960–61 33 0 - - - - - - 33 0
1961–62 36 0 - - - - - - 36 0
1962–63 22 0 7 0 3 0 6 0 38 0
1963–64 28 0 6 0 - - 5 - 39 0
1964–65 7 0 - - - - - - 7 0
1965–66 22 0 3 0 - - - - 25 0
1966–67 10 0 1 0 - - - - 11 0
Career total 352 0 17 0 3 0 13 0 385 0

Honours[edit]

As player[edit]

Galatasaray[edit]

Records[edit]

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References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
İsfendiyar Açıksöz
Galatasaray S.K. Captain
1960–1967
Succeeded by
Metin Oktay