1951 Turkish Football Championship

The 1951 Turkish Football Championship was the 16th and last edition of the competition. It was held in May. Beşiktaş won their fifth national championship title by winning the Final Group in Balıkesir.[1][2]

1951 Turkish Football Championship
CountryTurkey
Dates25 May – 27 May
ChampionsBeşiktaş
(5th Turkish title)
Runners-upAltay
1950

The champions of the three major regional leagues (Istanbul, Ankara, and İzmir) qualified directly for the Final Group. Adana Demirspor qualified by winning the qualification play-off, which was contested by the winners of the regional qualification groups.

When Turkish football became officially professional in 24 September 1951, the competition continued under the name Turkish Amateur Football Championship, with only amateur teams participating. However, from that year on it was no longer the first tier football championship in Turkey.

Qualification play-offEdit

First RoundEdit

Aydın Gençlik3 – 0Zonguldak Kömürspor
Referee: Muzaffer Ertuğ
Malatya Sümerspor1 – 2Adana Demirspor
Referee: Feridun Kılıç

Semi-finalsEdit

Adana Demirspor3 – 1Adapazarı Gençlik
Referee: Feridun Kılıç
Aydın Gençlik2 – 4Tavşanlı Linyitspor
Referee: Muzaffer Ertuğ

FinalEdit

Adana Demirspor2 – 0Tavşanlı Linyitspor
Referee: Muzaffer Ertuğ

Final groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Beşiktaş 3 3 0 0 13 3 +10 9
2 Altay 3 2 0 1 8 9 −1 7
3 Adana Demirspor 3 0 1 2 7 12 −5 4
4 Gençlerbirliği 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 4
Source: rsssf.com
Beşiktaş6 – 2Adana Demirspor
Referee: Zülbahar Sağnak
Gençlerbirliği1 – 2Altay
Beşiktaş4 – 1Altay
Referee: Zülbahar Sağnak
Gençlerbirliği1 – 1Adana Demirspor
Beşiktaş3 – 0Gençlerbirliği
Referee: Zülbahar Sağnak
Altay5 – 4Adana Demirspor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yüce, Mehmet. İdmancı Ruhlar: Futbol Tarihimizin Klasik Devreleri (1923 - 1952) (in Turkish). iletişim. pp. 479–480.
  2. ^ "Türkiye Futbol Birinciliği". Erdinç Sivritepe. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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