Abdullah Mucib Avcı (born 31 July 1963) (Turkish pronunciation: [abdullah mudʒib avdʒɯ], born 5 April 1965) is a Turkish former footballer and is currently the manager of Beşiktaş. He has also managed the Turkish national team.
|Full name||Abdullah Mucib Avcı|
|Date of birth||31 July 1963|
|Place of birth||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
- 1 Career
- 2 Honours
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Notes
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Avcı played for Vefa, Fatih Karagümrük, Çaykur Rizespor, Kahramanmaraşspor, Bakırköyspor, Kasımpaşa, İstanbulspor, Küçükçekmece, Nişantaşıspor respectively and retired in 1999 at the club where he started football. Avcı's coaching career began at İstanbulspor in 1999 as assistant coach before a spell as Galatasaray youth academy chief.
He took over Turkish U17 national football team leading them to the 2005 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship gold medal and 4th place at the FIFA Youth-World championship in Peru. With stars like Nuri Şahin, Deniz Yılmaz, and Tevfik Köse, Abdullah Avcı was confident of success. In August 2006 he moved to İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, leading them to promotion in his first season and keeping them in the Süper Lig ever since. After the 2006–07 season they were promoted to the Süper Lig. Finishing 12th in the 2007–08 season enabled them to remain in the Süper Lig for the 2008–09 season. In the 2009–10 season, the club finished the season 6th place with a historical success at its own.
Starting from 2006, he guided his team in 215 matches in a consistent manner and took İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor to Turkish Cup final last season for the first time in club's history. After normal time and extra time ended on a 2–2 draw, Beşiktaş won the penalty shootout 4–3 and won its 9th Turkish Cup.
On 17 November 2011 Avcı has been named as the new Turkish national football team boss just a day after Guus Hiddink's departure was confirmed. The Turkish Football Federation have wasted no time in announcing the Dutchman's replacement after turning to former under-17 boss Avcı on a four-year contract. Speaking at the contract signing ceremony held at TFF headquarters in Istanbul, ex TFF president Mehmet Ali Aydınlar said: Mr. Avcı deserves this post as a UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner and FIFA Youth-World championship semi-finalist and he got it. I believe he'll put his mark on many successes during his working term. Avcı said at a press conference when join to Turkish national football team head coach: I am very happy to be granted the honour of such a duty, We will take important steps to improve the national team.
On 20 August 2013, after a poor performance he resigned from his post and was replaced with Fatih Terim. On 5 June 2014, he come back to the old club and he signed a 5-year deal with the club who changed name to İstanbul Başakşehir.
|Professional career totals|
|Teams||Appearances||Goals||Goals per game|
- As of match updated 10 November 2019
İstanbul Başakşehir statisticsEdit
|İstanbul Başakşehir||8 August 2011||Present||League[nb 1]||278||123||73||82||44.24|
- "Avcı named new Turkey coach". Tff.org. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "ABDULLAH AVCI BİYOGRAFİSİ" (in Turkish). Biyografi.info. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Turkey". Uefa.com. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Beşiktaş şampiyon!" (in Turkish). Beinsports.com. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Türk Milli Takımı'nda Abdullah Avcı dönemi" (in Turkish). Aljazeera.com.tr. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Abdullah Avcı istifa etti" (in Turkish). Ntv.com.tr. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Abdullah Avcı'dan 5 yıllık imza" (in Turkish). Sabah.com.tr. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Abdullah Avcı'dan 5 yıllık imza!" (in Turkish). Mackolik.com. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Abdullah Avcı" (in Turkish). mackolik.com. 10 August 2013. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "Abdullah Avcı (T.Direktör)" (in Turkish). Mackolik.com. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2017.