1960–61 Turkish National League

The 1960–61 Turkish National League was the third season of professional football in Turkey. The league consisted of 20 clubs, with Fenerbahçe winning their second title.[1][2][3]

Turkish National League
Season1960–61
ChampionsFenerbahçe
2nd Milli Lig title
PromotedYeşildirek
RelegatedAdana Demirspor
European Champions CupFenerbahçe
Goals scored850 goals
Average goals/game2.3 goals/game
Top goalscorerMetin Oktay, 36 goals

OverviewEdit

Fenerbahçe won their second Milli Lig title after edging out rivals Galatasaray by one point. The previous years champion, Beşiktaş, finished in third. Fenerbahçe were the lone Turkish representatives at the 1961–62 European Cup, as Turkey did not send a team to the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and there was no cup competition held to send winners to the European Cup Winners' Cup. Metin Oktay finished top scorer for the third time in a row, scoring 36 goals, his highest tally to date.[1][2][3]

The season marked the first time a club from outside of Ankara, Istanbul or İzmir competed; Adana Demirspor earned promotion to the league the previous season. Their stay did not last long, as they were relegated back to the Adana Regional League after finishing bottom of the table and finishing 4th in the Baraj Games. Adana Demirspor were the only club to be relegated and Yeşildirek were the only club to be promoted.[1][2][3]

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Fenerbahçe 38 26 9 3 81 29 2.793 61 1961–62 European Cup 1st round and 1961–63 Balkans Cup
2 Galatasaray 38 27 6 5 75 19 3.947 60 1961–63 Balkans Cup
3 Beşiktaş 38 22 11 5 61 26 2.346 55
4 Beykoz 38 17 15 6 51 34 1.500 49
5 Gençlerbirliği 38 16 13 9 54 39 1.385 45
6 Vefa 38 13 15 10 32 39 0.821 41
7 İzmirspor 38 11 16 11 34 34 1.000 38
8 Ankara Demirspor 38 12 14 12 37 41 0.902 38
9 Karagümrük 38 12 11 15 48 48 1.000 35
10 Feriköy 38 11 13 14 32 36 0.889 35
11 MKE Ankaragücü 38 10 14 14 44 47 0.936 34
12 Kasımpaşa 38 10 14 14 27 35 0.771 34
13 Göztepe 38 12 10 16 40 53 0.755 34
14 İstanbulspor 38 11 11 16 42 54 0.778 33
15 Şeker Hilal 38 9 14 15 33 53 0.623 32
16 Karşıyaka 38 10 11 17 45 50 0.900 31
17 PTT 38 8 15 15 32 46 0.696 31
18 Altay 38 8 14 16 30 46 0.652 30 Qualified for Baraj Games
19 Altınordu 38 5 16 17 17 31 0.548 26
20 Adana Demirspor 38 3 12 23 21 66 0.318 18

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ADS ALT ATO AND AGÜ BJK BYK FNB FER GAL GEN GÖZ İST İZM FKG KSK KAS PTT ŞKR VEF
Adana Demirspor 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–5 2–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Altay 2–1 0–3 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
Altınordu 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 2–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0
Ankara Demirspor 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–3 0–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1
MKE Ankaragücü 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–3 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–4 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 2–1
Beşiktaş 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 4–0 3–0
Beykoz 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2
Fenerbahçe 5–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 5–2 1–0 0–5 3–3 3–1 6–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–0
Feriköy 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 5–1 0–0
Galatasaray 2–0 4–0 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 5–0 2–0
Gençlerbirliği 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1
Göztepe 2–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–1
İstanbulspor 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0
İzmirspor 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 0–1
Karagümrük 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 3–0
Karşıyaka 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–7 4–0 0–1 3–0 6–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–2
Kasımpaşa 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
PTT 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–0
Şekerhilâl 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–6 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 1–2 1–1 0–1
Vefa 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1
Source: TFF, Mackolik
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

1961 Baraj GamesEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Altay 5 3 1 1 5 1 5.000 7 Remain in the Milli Lig
2 Altınordu 5 3 1 1 8 5 1.600 7
3 Yeşildirek 5 3 1 1 8 5 1.600 7 Promoted to the Milli Lig
4 Adana Demirspor 5 2 0 3 6 7 0.857 4 Relegated to Regional League
5 Toprakspor 5 1 2 2 5 6 0.833 4 Remain in Regional League
6 Kültürspor 5 0 1 4 5 13 0.385 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Turkey - Final Tables". rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Sivritepe, Erdinç. "1960-1961 Milli Lig". turkish-soccer.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "SPOR TOTO SÜPER LİG ŞAMPİYONLUKLARI" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 15 October 2010.