Şevket Yorulmaz

Şevket Yorulmaz (1925 – 8 August 1997) was a Turkish footballer who played as a forward. Known for his career in Beşiktaş, he was the top goal scorer of Beşiktaş during the 1950s, especially in the Istanbul derbies.[1]

Şevket Yorulmaz
Personal information
Date of birth 1925
Place of birth Konya, Turkey
Date of death 8 August 1997(1997-08-08) (aged 71–72)
Place of death Istanbul, Turkey
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Konya İdman Yurdu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Konya İdman Yurdu
1947–1954 Beşiktaş 173 (99)
Total 173 (99)
International career
1950–1952 Turkey 3 (0)
1950 Turkey A2 1 (0)
1952 Turkey U21 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Early life and junior careerEdit

Yorulmaz was born in Konya in 1925.[2] He first started playing football as a student,[3] playing in unbuilt in plots of land in the city of Konya. He continued playing during his military service in Antalya, first joining Jandarmagücü (a local team for servicemen in Antalya). His talents then led to him being transferred to Ankara to play in the military-affiliated Muhafızgücü. It was here that Yorulmaz was noticed by scouts from Beşiktaş.[2]


Yorulmaz joined Beşiktaş in 1947 and played as a centre-forward. He played with Beşiktaş until 1954 in a total of 173 games, garnering four Istanbul Football League championships[3] and scoring a total of 99 goals.[2][4] He was the top scorer of this league in 1951–52 and 1952–53,[2] scoring 14 goals in 12 games in 1952.[3] He also played internationally for Turkey, both for the U21 and the senior national team, appearing in international football on a total of seven occasions.[2]

He then went on to play in Acar İdman Yurdu, where he retired as a footballer.[3] A testimonial match was organised in his honour on 9 June 1968, with a team consisting of former footballers from Bursa defeating former Beşiktaş footballers 1–0. During the match, Yorulmaz was given awards by the Beşiktaş President Talat Asal as well Bursaspor.[5]


After his retirement, he became the manager of Bursa Merinosspor.[2]

In his later years, he became involved in the management of Beşiktaş, opposing the club administration in 1979.[6] He enjoyed close ties with Süleyman Seba, the club president in the 1980s and 1990s, and went on to serve as an executive for the team.[2] He died on 8 August 1997 in Kuşadası, where he had been holidaying, and was interred in the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.[7][8]




  1. ^ "Şevket Yorulmaz anıldı" [Şevket Yorulmaz commemorated]. hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Şevket Yorulmaz'ı Saygıyla Anıyoruz". Beşiktaş JK. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "Yorulmaz, Şevket". Dünden Bugüne İstanbul Ansiklopedisi: Cilt 8 (in Turkish). Istanbul: Turkish Ministry of Culture, Tarih Vakfı. 1995. p. 482.
  4. ^ Tezkan, Mehmet. "'Beşikten taş gibi futbola'". No. 14 May 1991. Cumhuriyet. p. 15.
  5. ^ "Şevketin jübilesi muhteşem oldu: Bursa karması Beşiktaşı yendi". Milliyet. 10 June 1968. p. 9.
  6. ^ "Doğan Babacan ve Şevket Yorulmaz, Beşiktaş muhalefet listesine girdiler". Milliyet. 22 March 1979. p. 14.
  7. ^ "Şevket Yorulmaz'ı kaybettik". Milliyet. 9 August 1997. p. 28.
  8. ^ "Yorulmaz'a son veda". Milliyet. 11 August 1997. p. 30.

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