Saffet Sancaklı

Saffet Sancaklı (Serbian Cyrillic: Сафет Санџакли, romanizedSafet Sandžakli; born 27 February 1966) is a Turkish politician and a retired footballer. He now is deputy of Nationalist Movement Party from Kocaeli. He played for Turkey national football team (23 matches with 6 goals) and was a participant at the 1996 UEFA European Championship. He scored 130 goals in Turkish Premiere League with different teams. He is the first player who played with Three Turkish giants Beşiktaş (1987–1988), Galatasaray (1994–1995) and Fenerbahçe (1996–1998). He also played for Kültürspor (1983–1985), Vefa SK (1985–1987), Eskişehirspor (1988–1989, on loan), Sarıyer (1990–1991), Kocaelispor (1991–1994 and 1995–1996) and Konyaspor (1989–1990, on loan and 1998–1999). He is an ethnic Bosniak.

Saffet Sancaklı
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
12 June 2011
ConstituencyKocaeli ( 2011, June 2015, Nov 2015, 2018)
Personal details
Born (1966-02-27) 27 February 1966 (age 55)
Tutin, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Political partyNationalist Movement Party
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]

Association football career
Position(s) Centre forward[1]
Youth career
1983–1985 Kültürspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Vefa SK
1987–1991 Beşiktaş 25 (4)
1988–1989Eskişehirspor (loan) 30 (11)
1989–1990Konyaspor (loan) 24 (10)
1990–1991Sarıyer G.K. (loan) 10 (0)
1991–1994 Kocaelispor 88 (63)
1994–1995 Galatasaray 43 (30)
1996 Kocaelispor 19 (14)
1996–1998 Fenerbahçe 58 (21)
1998–1999 Konyaspor 16 (8)
National team
1988 Turkey U21 1 (0)
1992–1996 Turkey 23 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After retiring football, he went into politics from Nationalist Movement Party. He ran for deputyship from İstanbul in Turkish general elections in 2011 and ran for mayor of Kocaeli metropolitan municipality in Turkish local elections in 2014, but he couldn't be successful in both elections. He was finally elected as deputy from Kocaeli after Turkish general elections, June 2015. He was reelected as deputy from Kocaeli after November 2015 Turkish general election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Saffet Sancaklı". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 25 April 2021.

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