1956–57 Federation Cup

The 1956–57 Turkish Federation Cup was the first professional nationwide football competition in Turkey. The tournament was organized by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to select a club that would represent Turkey in the 1957–58 European Cup. 30 clubs participated: 10 from Istanbul, 10 from İzmir, 8 from Ankara, and 2 from Adana. These teams were split into three groups: the Istanbul Group, İzmir Group, and the Ankara Group (the two clubs from Adana were included in the Ankara Group). The first three rounds were contested in a single knock-out system. The top two teams from each group qualified for the Final Group, which was played in league format.

Turkish Federation Cup
Season1956–57
ChampionsBeşiktaş
(6th Turkish title)
European CupBeşiktaş
Matches played53
Goals scored160 (3.02 per match)
Top goalscorerNazmi Bilge (8)
Biggest home winKültürspor 8–0 Egespor
Biggest away winAnkara Demirspor 0–7 Galatasaray

Beşiktaş won the title and qualified for the 1957–58 European Cup as Turkish champions. However, since the TFF failed to register their name for the draw in time, they could not participate in the European Cup in that season after all.[1]

Round 1Edit

Istanbul GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
İstanbulspor 4–1 Emniyet SK
Beşiktaş 2–1 Beyoğlu

İzmir GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Altay ?–? Karşıyaka
Ülküspor ?–? İzmir Demirspor

Ankara GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Gençlerbirliği 4–1 Hilal
Ankaragücü 1–0 Yolspor

Round 2Edit

Istanbul GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Beykoz 3–1 Adalet
Galatasaray 1–0 Vefa
Fenerbahçe 6–0 Kasımpaşa
Beşiktaş 1–0 İstanbulspor

İzmir GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Göztepe 1–11 Yün Pamuk Mensucat
Kültürspor 8–0 Egespor
Altınordu 2–1 İzmirspor
Altay 2–0 Ülküspor
  • 1 Göztepe won 2–0 in the playoff match.

Ankara GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hacettepe ?–? Otoyıldırım
Adana Milli Mensucat 1–0 Ankara Demirspor
Güneşspor 1–0 Adana Demirspor
Gençlerbirliği 3–02 Ankaragücü
  • 2 Match abandoned at 3–0. Gençlerbirliği were awarded the win.

Round 3Edit

Istanbul GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Galatasaray 3–2 Fenerbahçe
Beşiktaş 3–2 Beykoz

İzmir GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Kültürspor 1–0 Altınordu
Altay 4–1 Göztepe

Ankara GroupEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Adana Milli Mensucat 2–1 Güneşspor
Gençlerbirliği 3–2 Hacettepe

Final groupEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Beşiktaş (C) 10 8 1 1 23 6 +17 17 European Cup
Galatasaray 10 6 2 2 22 8 +14 14
Altay 10 5 2 3 18 14 +4 12
Gençlerbirliği 10 4 1 5 15 12 +3 9
Kültürspor 10 3 1 6 10 25 −15 7
Adana Milli Mensucat 10 0 1 9 5 28 −23 1
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion


 1956–57 Federation Cup Winners 
 
Beşiktaş
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turkey - List of Champions". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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