Halit Deringör

Halit Deringör (17 July 1922[1] – 14 March 2018) was a Turkish footballer, who spent his entire playing career with Fenerbahçe in Turkey. His sportsmanship and passion for the game, made him one of the most iconic players in the history of the club.

Halit Deringör
Personal information
Full name Halit Deringör
Date of birth (1922-07-17)17 July 1922
Place of birth Istanbul, Turkey
Date of death 14 March 2018(2018-03-14) (aged 95)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1937–1942 Fenerbahçe
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1952 Fenerbahçe 193 (67)
National team
1948–1950 Turkey 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 March 2018

Professional careerEdit

Deringör begun football as a child. He caught measles, and was kept indoors for 40 days with only a football to play with.[2] He joined the Fenerbahçe youth academy in 1937, and in 1942 joined the senior team. He only played for Fenerbahçe throughout his playing career, finishing his career with 67 goals in 193 games.

International careerEdit

Deringör represented the Turkey national football team 5 times, scoring twice. He made his debut for Turkey in a 3–1 friendly win over Greece on 23 April 1948.[3] He scored his first goal in a friendly 6-1 win over Iran on 28 May 1950.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

After his playing career, Deringör became a sports writer and wrote articles for Cumhuriyet for 20 years.[5] He died on 14 March 2018, at the age of 95.[6]




  1. ^ "Fenerbahçeli Halit Deringör vefat etti | Halit Deringör kimdir, neden öldü?".
  2. ^ "Halit Deringör ile bir zamanlar Kadıköy". www.gazetekadikoy.com.tr. 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ "YUNANİSTAN TÜRKİYE – Maç Detayları TFF". www.tff.org.
  4. ^ "TÜRKİYE İRAN – Maç Detayları TFF". www.tff.org.
  5. ^ Tükenmez, Metin. "Halit Deringör – Aydınlık".
  6. ^ "Halit Deringör'ü kaybettik – TFF'den Mesajlar Detay Sayfası TFF". www.tff.org.

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