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1959 Turkish National League

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The 1959 Turkish National League was the first season of the professional nationwide league in Turkey, known as Süper Lig today. The first season consisted of 16 clubs split into two groups: the Kırmızı Grup (Red Group) and Beyaz Grup (White Group), the colours of the Turkish flag. The first season took place in the calendar year of 1959, instead of 1958–59, as the qualifying stages took place in 1958.[1]

Millî Lig
Season1959
ChampionsFenerbahçe
(1st Millî Lig title)
Relegatednone
European Champions CupFenerbahçe
Goals scored264 goals
Average goals/game2.3 goals/game
Top goalscorerMetin Oktay (11 goals)
Biggest home winGalatasaray 5–0 Göztepe
Biggest away winİstanbulspor 0–5 Fenerbahçe
Highest scoringGöztepe 4–2 Ankara Demirspor
1959 Millî Lig trophy on display in the Fenerbahçe Museum

Contents

OverviewEdit

The top eight clubs from the 1958–59 Istanbul Football League and the top four clubs from the Ankara and İzmir leagues in the 1958–59 season took part in the league. These clubs were Adalet, Beşiktaş, Beykoz, Karagümrük, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, İstanbulspor, Vefa (from Istanbul), Ankaragücü, Ankara Demirspor, Gençlerbirliği, Hacettepe (from Ankara), Altay, Göztepe, İzmirspor, and Karşıyaka (from İzmir).[1]

The final consisted of two legs and took place between the winners of each group. Galatasaray won the Red Group and Fenerbahçe won the White Group. Galatasaray won the first leg 1-0, but Fenerbahçe won the second leg 4-0, winning 4-1 on aggregate. The title was Fenerbahçe's first Süper Lig title and 10th Turkish championship title overall,[2] qualifying them for the 1959–60 European Cup. Metin Oktay was top scorer with 11 goals. No clubs were relegated this season.[1]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Galatasaray 14 7 6 1 18 7 +11 20
2 Vefa 14 7 6 1 21 10 +11 20
3 Ankara Demirspor 14 4 8 2 12 11 +1 16
4 Göztepe 14 5 5 4 23 21 +2 15
5 Karagümrük 14 4 4 6 17 17 0 12
6 Karşıyaka 14 2 6 6 13 21 −8 10
7 Gençlerbirliği 14 1 8 5 10 18 −8 10
8 Adalet 14 1 7 6 12 21 −9 9
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Fenerbahçe 14 12 2 0 29 7 +22 26
2 Beşiktaş 14 8 2 4 22 16 +6 18
3 Altay 14 5 5 4 18 16 +2 15
4 İzmirspor 14 4 5 5 11 12 −1 13
5 MKE Ankaragücü 14 5 3 6 16 19 −3 13
6 Hacettepe 14 5 1 8 14 20 −6 11
7 Beykoz 14 3 4 7 17 21 −4 10
8 İstanbulspor 14 1 4 9 6 22 −16 6
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Championship finalEdit

First leg

Galatasaray1 – 0Fenerbahçe
Metin Oktay   39' (Report)
Attendance: 18,016
Referee: Markovic (Yugoslavia)

Second leg

Fenerbahçe4 – 0Galatasaray
Yüksel Gündüz   9'
Naci Erdem   44'
Mustafa Güven   70'
Şeref Has   72'
(Report)
Attendance: 26,553
Referee: Francesco Liverani (Italy)
1959 Millî Lig winners
Fenerbahçe
First title

Results tableEdit

Red Group

Home \ Away[1] ADA ADS GAL GEN GÖZ KAG KRŞ VEF
Adalet 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1
Ankara Demirspor 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1
Galatasaray 2–1 1–2 0–0 5–0 1–0 1–1 0–0
Gençlerbirliği 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–3
Göztepe 2–3 4–2 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 0–1
Karagümrük 3–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–2
Karşıyaka 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0
Vefa 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 3–0

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

White Group

Home \ Away[1] ALT ANK BEY BEŞ FEN HAC İST İZM
Altay 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1
MKE Ankaragücü 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–0
Beykoz 2–2 3–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–2
Beşiktaş 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–2 2–1 2–0
Fenerbahçe 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–0
Hacettepe 2–0 1–3 1–0 0–3 1–4 1–1 1–0
İstanbulspor 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–5 0–2 0–0
İzmirspor 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Sivritepe, Erdinç 1959 Milli Lig turkish-soccer.com, accessed 20 June 2010
  2. ^ "Turkey – List of champions". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 2 January 2019.