Yılmaz Vural

Yılmaz Vural (born 1 January 1953) is a Turkish football manager and former player.[1] He played as a midfielder for Hacettepe and Sivasspor in the 1970s.

Yılmaz Vural
Yılmaz Vural 2013.JPG
Vural as Elazığspor manager in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-01-01) 1 January 1953 (age 68)
Place of birth Adapazarı, Turkey
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hacettepe
Sivasspor
Teams managed
1986–1988 Malatyaspor (assistant)
1988–1989 Antalyaspor (assistant)
1989 Samsunspor (assistant)
1989–1990 Bursaspor (assistant)
1990 Karşıyaka (assistant)
1991 Adanaspor (assistant)
1991–1992 Bursaspor (assistant)
1992–1993 Bursaspor
1993–1994 Gaziantepspor
1995 Eskişehirspor
1996–1997 Sarıyer
1997 Trabzonspor
1997–1998 Gençlerbirliği
1998–1999 Konyaspor
1999 Dardanelspor
1999–2000 Bursaspor
2000–2001 Denizlispor
2001 Diyarbakırspor
2003–2004 Adanaspor
2004 Rizespor
2005 Ankaragücü
2005–2007 Antalyaspor
2008 Manisaspor
2008–2009 Kocaelispor
2009–2011 Kasımpaşa
2011 Konyaspor
2012 Sakaryaspor
2012–2013 Elazığspor
2014 Mersin İdman Yurdu
2014–2015 Osmanlıspor
2015 Karabükspor
2015 Gençlerbirliği
2016 Adana Demirspor
2017 Göztepe
2018 Giresunspor
2018 Eskişehirspor
2018–2019 Adana Demirspor
2020 Akhisarspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

He is most known for his aggressive coaching style. Vural managed most of the clubs in the Turkish League, apart from the three giants which are Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, and Galatasaray. On 11 March 2008, he was sacked after his unsuccessful performance at Vestel Manisaspor with collecting just 7 points in 5 league matches.[2] Recently, his name was given to a street in Adapazarı, where he was born and grown, in accordance with a local municipality project.[3] On 10 October 2012, he was appointed to be the manager of Elazığspor.[4] On 19 May 2013, he resigned from Elazığspor. On December 30, 2015 Vural was famously sacked from Gençlerbirliği by owner İlhan Cavcav after six days and only one game - a 2-0 away loss to Eskisehirspor.[5]

Popular cultureEdit

Yilmaz is well known with his characteristic behaviors. After his iconic post-interviews, he became popular in Turkish media. He plays as an actor at the ads of Lipton in Turkey.[6]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 15 March 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Bursaspor   26 August 1992 31 May 1993 31 12 6 13 038.71
Gaziantepspor   13 October 1993 31 May 1994 24 8 4 12 033.33
Eskişehirspor   23 May 1995 14 December 1995 21 9 1 11 042.86
Sarıyer   1 March 1996 3 February 1997 33 15 8 10 045.45
Trabzonspor   3 February 1997 9 October 1997 30 18 6 6 060.00
Gençlerbirliği   19 November 1997 30 June 1998 24 7 8 9 029.17
Konyaspor   7 September 1998 24 February 1999 17 9 2 6 052.94
Dardanelspor   18 March 1999 30 June 1999 10 5 0 5 050.00
Bursaspor   16 September 1999 27 September 2000 41 15 8 18 036.59
Denizlispor   27 September 2000 31 May 2001 30 12 7 11 040.00
Diyarbakırspor   26 June 2001 22 November 2001 13 3 3 7 023.08
Adanaspor   20 February 2003 14 January 2004 32 9 5 18 028.13
Rizespor   5 February 2004 30 June 2004 16 9 0 7 056.25
Ankaragücü   18 February 2005 30 June 2005 15 5 3 7 033.33
Antalyaspor   30 June 2005 30 June 2007 70 28 22 20 040.00
Manisaspor   18 January 2008 11 March 2008 8 1 2 5 012.50
Kocaelispor   3 October 2008 22 January 2009 11 2 2 7 018.18
Kasımpaşa   7 September 2009 5 January 2011 54 15 17 22 027.78
Konyaspor   17 February 2011 30 June 2011 13 1 6 6 007.69
Sakaryaspor   17 February 2012 30 June 2012 13 0 4 9 000.00
Elazığspor   18 October 2012 30 June 2013 28 10 10 8 035.71
Mersin İdman Yurdu   7 March 2014 16 May 2014 12 5 4 3 041.67
Osmanlıspor   25 December 2014 13 January 2015 2 0 1 1 000.00
Karabükspor   24 February 2015 30 June 2015 13 3 2 8 023.08
Gençlerbirliği   24 December 2015 30 December 2015 1 0 0 1 000.00
Adana Demirspor   26 April 2016 2 June 2016 6 2 2 2 033.33
Göztepe   23 March 2017 14 June 2017 12 6 2 4 050.00
Giresunspor   8 February 2018 23 February 2018 3 0 0 3 000.00
Eskişehirspor   4 April 2018 31 May 2018 5 3 1 1 060.00
Adana Demirspor   21 November 2018 3 February 2019 10 3 3 4 030.00
Akhisarspor   29 January 2020 Present 9 5 2 2 055.56
Total 607 220 141 246 036.24

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