1961–62 Turkish National League

The 1961–62 Turkish National League was the fourth season of professional football in Turkey. The league consisted of 20 clubs, with Galatasaray winning their first title.[1][2][3]

Turkish National League
Season1961–62
ChampionsGalatasaray
1st Milli Lig title
PromotedHacettepe,
Beyoğluspor
Relegatednone
European Champions CupGalatasaray
Balkans CupFenerbahçe
Inter-Cities Fairs CupAltay
Goals scored857 goals
Average goals/game2.3 goals/game
Top goalscorerFikri Elma, 22 goals
Biggest away win0 Beykoz
6 Beşiktaş

OverviewEdit

Galatasaray won their first league title after previously finishing second place two times and third in 1959–60. The club qualified for the European Cup, while runners-up Fenerbahçe qualified for the Balkans Cup. Beşiktaş rounded out the top-three, while Altay were the other European representative, earning qualification to the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Fikri Elma of finished top scorer of the league, scoring 22 of Ankara Demirspor's 42 goals as they finished last in the league.[2]

Hacettepe and Beyoğluspor were promoted to the 1962–63 Milli Lig, while no clubs were relegated. Before the start of the season, it was decided only one club would be promoted from the Baraj Games in order to cut down the number of competing clubs from 20 to 18. However, after the Baraj Games, cities boycotted for their clubs to remain in the Milli Lig, and Prime Minister İsmet İnönü asked the Turkish Football Federation to allow these clubs to compete. The TFF allowed for five clubs – three already participating and two promoted from the regional leagues – to compete in the 1962–63 season. The TFF decided to create a second division the following season.[2]

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Galatasaray 38 23 11 4 52 18 2.889 57 1962–63 European Cup
2 Fenerbahçe 38 23 7 8 64 30 2.133 53 1963–64 Balkans Cup
3 Beşiktaş 38 16 16 6 48 24 2.000 48
4 Altay 38 18 10 10 44 35 1.257 46 1962–63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
5 Karşıyaka 38 17 8 13 46 51 0.902 42
6 Gençlerbirliği 38 16 9 13 57 47 1.213 41
7 Göztepe 38 12 17 9 46 42 1.095 41
8 Altınordu 38 14 13 11 48 53 0.906 41
9 Kasımpaşa 38 12 15 11 44 41 1.073 39
10 PTT 38 11 14 13 45 50 0.900 36
11 MKE Ankaragücü 38 11 13 14 45 39 1.154 35
12 Feriköy 38 10 14 14 31 36 0.861 34
13 İstanbulspor 38 9 16 13 36 42 0.857 34
14 Beykoz 38 9 15 14 43 52 0.827 33
15 Karagümrük 38 10 12 16 38 45 0.844 32
16 Yesildirek 38 10 12 16 40 53 0.755 32
17 İzmirspor 38 9 14 15 32 44 0.727 32
18 Vefa 38 11 9 18 29 48 0.604 31 Qualified for Baraj Games
19 Ankara Demirspor 38 9 12 17 42 52 0.808 30
20 Şeker Hilal 38 6 11 21 27 55 0.491 23

ResultsEdit

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

Baraj GamesEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hacettepe 5 4 1 0 9 4 2.250 9 Promoted to the Milli Lig
2 Ankara Demirspor 5 3 2 0 14 4 3.500 8 Remain in the Milli Lig
3 Şeker Hilal 5 2 1 2 5 5 1.000 5
4 Vefa 5 1 2 2 5 2 2.500 4
5 Beyoğluspor 5 1 2 2 2 7 0.286 4 Promoted to the Milli Lig
6 İzmir Demirspor 5 0 0 5 1 18 0.056 0 Relegated to Regional League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turkey - Final Tables". rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Sivritepe, Erdinç. "1961-1962 Milli Lig". turkish-soccer.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  3. ^ "SPOR TOTO SÜPER LİG ŞAMPİYONLUKLARI" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 15 October 2010.