Galatasaray

The birth of Metin Oktay, Galatasaray’s all-time top scorer

This day in football history On 2 February 1936, Metin Oktay, Galatasaray’s all-time leading scorer, was born in Izmir, Turkey. Nicknamed “Taçsız Kral” (the Uncrowned King), Oktay first joined the club in 1955 at the age of 19 after three seasons in the lower leagues, including one at his hometown club, İzmirspor. Although Galatasaray were already …

Galatasaray-Udinese friendly abandoned due to flares and smoke bombs

https://www.youtube.com/embed/07s_L9NVyhA A friendly between Galatasaray and Udinese in Austria was abandoned because of crowd trouble. This amazing for two reasons: 1) It was a friendly AND it was held in neutral territory. 2) There were only, like, 20 people in attendance. That small group of Galatasaray supporters brought enough fire power for an massive display …