Yasin Özdenak

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Yasin Özdenak
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-10-11) 11 October 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Iskenderun, Turkey
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1966 İstanbulspor 19 (0)
1967–1977 Galatasaray 186 (0)
1977–1979 New York Cosmos 41 (0)
National team
1971–1975 Turkey 6 (0)
Teams managed
1981–1982 New York Cosmos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Yasin Özdenak (born 11 October 1948) is a former Turkish football goalkeeper[1] and now an active coach. He is currently employed by Hume City FC as the Technical Director of the Club.[2]

In 1977, the Ertegün brothers transferred Yasin, known in the United States as Erol Yasin, when he was 28 to the Cosmos where he played alongside football legends like Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer. Pelé was 35 years old and played 2 years with Yasin Ozdenak for New York Cosmos before he gave up playing. Yasin also coached the Cosmos.

He was a goalkeeper and also, another legendary football player, Diego Armando Maradona had become opponent to Yasin Özdenak when Maradona was 18 years old at a friendly match.

He also managed Sydney Crescent Star, a team who at the time competed in the NSW Premier League in Australia. He led the team to a top 5 position in their first season as well as a victory in the Continental Cup (now known as the Tiger Turf Cup).


  1. ^ "YASİN ÖZDENAK". TFF. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Coaching Staff". FC Seoul. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

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