1962–63 Turkish National League

The 1962–63 Turkish National League was the fifth season of professional football in Turkey and the last year the top division in Turkey was named the Turkish National League. With the creation of the 2.Lig in 1963–64, the top-flight football division in Turkey would be re-branded as the 1.Lig. Galatasaray won their second league title.[1][2][3]

Turkish National League
Season1962–63
ChampionsGalatasaray
2nd Milli Lig title
Promotednone
RelegatedKaragümrük, Şeker Hilal, Vefa, Yeşildirek
European CupGalatasaray
European Cup Winners' CupFenerbahçe
Inter-Cities Fairs CupAltay
Balkans CupAltay
Beşiktaş
Goals scored937 goals
Average goals/game2.7 goals/game
Top goalscorerMetin Oktay,
38 (16+22) goals
Biggest home win8 Gençlerbirliği
1 Şeker Hilal

OverviewEdit

Galatasaray won their second title, becoming the first club to win back-to-back league titles. Beşiktaş finished runners-up, with Fenerbahçe rounding out the top three. Galatasaray qualified for the European Cup. With Galatasaray having already qualified for the European Cup, Turkish Cup runners-up Fenerbahçe were sent to compete in the European Cup Winners' Cup instead. Altay qualified for the Balkans Cup and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and Beşiktaş qualified for the Balkans Cup. Metin Oktay finished top scorer with a total of 38 goals; 16 in the group stages and 22 in the finals.[2]

A new format was put into place for this season only: the 22 clubs competing were split into two groups of 11. The top six clubs from each group qualified for the final group. Clubs finishing 7 to 9 qualified for the classification group, while clubs in 10th and 11th place were relegated to the newly created 2.Lig. The final group consisted of twelve clubs and was played as if it were a regular league, except no clubs were relegated. The clubs who qualified for the classification group played each other twice to decide who would be ranked from 13th to 18th place. Karagümrük, Şeker Hilal, Vefa, and Yeşildirek were relegated.[2]

Preliminary groupsEdit

Red groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Galatasaray 20 14 4 2 51 21 2.429 32 Final group
2 Gençlerbirliği 20 12 2 6 34 22 1.545 26
3 Karşıyaka 20 10 4 6 22 19 1.158 24
4 Ankara Demirspor 20 9 5 6 38 26 1.462 23
5 Beykoz 20 8 5 7 18 23 0.783 21
6 Altay 20 8 4 8 25 24 1.042 20
7 Göztepe 20 8 3 9 27 25 1.080 19 Classification group
8 Beyoğluspor 20 8 3 9 23 32 0.719 19
9 Feriköy 20 6 2 12 19 22 0.864 14
10 Karagümrük 20 4 4 12 20 32 0.625 12 Relegated to the 2.Lig
11 Şeker Hilal 20 2 6 12 25 56 0.446 10
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Goal ratio

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALT AND BYK BEY FER GAL GEN GÖZ FKG KSK ŞKR
Altay 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–4 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0
Ankara Demirspor 3–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 7–2
Beykoz 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–6 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–1
Beyoğlu 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–3 3–2 1–2 2–1
Feriköy 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0
Galatasaray 1–0 2–2 1–1 5–1 3–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 5–1
Gençlerbirliği 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–3 3–2 1–1 4–0 8–1
Göztepe 2–1 1–0 1–1 5–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–2 3–1
Karagümrük 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–5 1–0 3–0 1–3 1–1
Karşıyaka 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1
Şekerhilâl 3–3 2–5 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–5 1–4 1–3 2–2 2–2
Source: TFF, Mackolik
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

White groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Beşiktaş 20 15 4 1 47 15 3.133 34 Final group
2 Fenerbahçe 20 13 6 1 40 9 4.444 32
3 İstanbulspor 20 6 9 5 24 26 0.923 21
4 İzmirspor 20 8 4 8 19 21 0.905 20
5 Kasımpaşa 20 6 8 6 15 24 0.625 20
6 Hacettepe 20 6 6 8 24 22 1.091 18
7 MKE Ankaragücü 20 5 8 7 24 24 1.000 18 Classification group
8 Altınordu 20 6 6 8 17 18 0.944 18
9 PTT 20 5 6 9 16 22 0.727 16
10 Vefa 20 3 7 10 22 37 0.595 13 Relegated to the 2.Lig
11 Yeşildirek 20 3 4 13 11 41 0.268 10
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Goal ratio

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ATO AGÜ BJK FNB HAC İST İZM KAS PTT VEF YEŞ
Altınordu 2–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0
Ankaragücü 0–0 2–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 3–0
Beşiktaş 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 3–0 4–2 4–0 3–0
Fenerbahçe 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 3–1
Hacettepe 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 6–2 3–0 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–1
İstanbulspor 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–2
İzmirspor 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 5–1 0–1 2–0 2–0
Kasımpaşa 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1
PTT 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–0
Vefa 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–5 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–0
Yeşildirek 1–0 0–3 1–6 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–3
Source: TFF, Mackolik
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final groupsEdit

Championship groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification
1 Galatasaray 22 14 7 1 54 14 3.857 35 European Cup
2 Beşiktaş 22 14 6 2 45 12 3.750 34
3 Fenerbahçe 22 11 6 5 33 19 1.737 28 European Cup Winners' Cup
4 Altay 22 8 8 6 23 25 0.920 24 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
5 İstanbulspor 22 7 9 6 29 27 1.074 23
6 Gençlerbirliği 22 5 11 6 32 30 1.067 21
7 Hacettepe 22 8 4 10 34 41 0.829 20
8 İzmirspor 22 7 6 9 27 38 0.711 20
9 Beykoz 22 5 8 9 25 28 0.893 18
10 Ankara Demirspor 22 6 6 10 34 41 0.829 18
11 Karşıyaka 22 3 7 12 26 57 0.456 13
12 Kasımpaşa 22 2 6 14 17 47 0.362 10
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Goal ratio

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALT AND BJK BYK FNB GAL GEN HAC İST İZM KSK KAS
Altay 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0
Ankara Demirspor 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–4 1–4 2–2 1–2 4–1 2–0 6–1 2–1
Beşiktaş 6–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 5–0 3–0
Beykoz 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–0
Fenerbahçe 2–2 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1
Galatasaray 3–1 2–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 6–0 3–0 3–0 5–2
Gençlerbirliği 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 1–1 0–0 4–1 4–0 3–1
Hacettepe 1–2 3–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–6 1–1 2–2 3–1 5–0 2–0
İstanbulspor 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 4–0 3–0
İzmirspor 2–0 2–1 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–5 4–1 3–2 4–2 2–2 2–2
Karşıyaka 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1
Kasımpaşa 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 0–0 2–3 2–5 0–0 3–3
Source: TFF, Mackolik
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Classification groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
13 Göztepe 10 7 1 2 25 11 2.273 15
14 Altınordu 10 4 3 3 16 11 1.455 11
15 Feriköy 10 4 2 4 9 8 1.125 10
16 MKE Ankaragücü 10 4 1 5 12 14 0.857 9
17 PTT 10 4 0 6 12 22 0.545 8
18 Beyoğluspor 10 2 3 5 10 18 0.556 7
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Goal ratio

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turkey - Final Tables". rsssf.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Sivritepe, Erdinç. "1962-1963 Milli Lig". turkish-soccer.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  3. ^ "SPOR TOTO SÜPER LİG ŞAMPİYONLUKLARI" (in Turkish). tff.org. Retrieved 15 October 2010.