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There’s not much positive in the Turkish Super Lig despite having started 19th week. Certain teams have made strides. However, more than half the teams have fired their coaches in the past. Abdullah Avci of Besiktas was the latest manager to be fired, and Kablo Kayserispor is breaking the record for having the most coaches changing. The club, which is in the lowest of the league, is helmed by four different managers thus this season. In addition, three coaches were employed by two different teams in the first quarter of the 2019/20 season.

According to the Source Link, the clubs in the top five positions within the Super Lig, Trabzonspor was the only team to be fired and the coach they had replaced. Other clubs that fired their coach were in or near the relegation zone. Kayserispor, which also chose a new chair, kicked off the current season under the direction of Hikmet Karaman. However, due to the stacking of financial issues and disappointing results, the team was forced to let him go and eventually hire Samet Aybaba, later Bulent Uygun. Then finally, the final choice was Robert Prosinecki. Prosinecki had been the team’s captain for a short period from 2012 and 2013.

Besiktas, which dropped to seventh place after beginning the season on the winning streak, has also let go from Abdullah Avci, the coach who helped bring Medipol Basaksehir in to be in the Super Lig last season. At present, it appears that Besiktas is currently in the seventh position. Black Eagles do not have coaches, as do Kasimpasa and MKE Ankaragucu. Both clubs have let go of their coach, Tayfur Havutcu and Mustafa Kaplan.

In the meantime, Attamah, a midfielder from Ghana, has joined Fatih Karagumruk, a football club in Turkey’s second division, with a loan deal to Istanbul Basaksehir. He had also been on loan with Rizespor. However, this loan was terminated. Our club has negotiated with Joseph Attamah, who we bought at the start of this season, to end this contract’ read the club in an announcement. 

However, he’s not able to continue playing for his former Super Lig club. In that case, his only choice was to sign for a club that is a lower tier of the highest division of the Turkish football league system. Fatih Karagumruk expressed gratitude to Istanbul Basaksehir for allowing the transfer to happen. We would like to express our gratitude to Basaksehir FK President Mr. Goksel Gumusdag as well as Caykur Rizespor President Mr. Hasan Kartal for their support in the process of transferring, The club said in the tweet.

At present, Fatih Karagumruk is in 12th place in TFF 1. Lig. Attamah was part of 14 matches for Rizespor during the Super Lig, where he recorded one assist and three yellow cards. He also played for his parent club Istanbul Basaksehir during their Champions League qualifying game against Olympiacos earlier in the season. Take a look at the latest football news at Sportsbet.io.

Turkish Super Lig: The Big Three’s Big Fail

As with the rest of Europe, the story of football in Turkey began in the latter part of the 19th century; however, the first official launch for a professional league didn’t happen until 1959. Through the 63 seasons that preceded to 2021-22, there are only six players to win the Turkish top division and the first 17 seasons had only three winners from this competition. Fenerbahce (8), Galatasaray (6) and Besiktas (3).

It wasn’t until 1974-75 when Trabzonspor made it into the Turkish top division. However, they did manage to take home their first title the following season, becoming the fourth-highest league champions in Turkey. After winning their first victory, the team was able to win five more titles during the 1970s and 1980s and their final one in 1983-84. It took another 25 years to find an all-new league champion in Turkey and Bursaspor’s 2009-10 victory. The sixth team that won the league was Istanbul Basaksehir in 2019-20.

Of the 63, 57 Turkish Super Lig champions have been among the “big three’ (90%), with Galatasaray leading the way (22 titles) and then Fenerbahce (19) as well Besiktas (16).

This article should give you enough background information to comprehend the importance of Turkey’s three largest clubs; however, for 2021-22, none of the three clubs are even close to competing at the top of the table. Trabzonspor is leading the way, with a nine-point advantage over second-place Konyaspor; however, the three big clubs do not currently qualify for European qualifying spots – the most troubling of these is 15th-placed Galatasaray which is 27 points away from the top spot in the table.

Based on the three points they earn to win, Trabszonspor’s current score of 54 points across 23 games and best performance in this particular season of a season, being a fraction short of the 1995-96 season (57 points) which was a season in which ended up losing winning the trophy to Fenerbahce by just two points.

The club seized the position in this table on Matchday 9 and hasn’t changed since; although there’s been a huge slump among the three top clubs in Turkey, the achievements of Trabzonspor thus far should not be underestimated.

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