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Friday, August 13, 2010
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!...Turkey's Top League takes a start this weekend.
Well, Turkish Football or Turkish soccer fans get ready for the marathon in the Turkish "SPOR TOTO" Super League new season which will take off on this coming Saturday..
Istanbul's big three will have a strong compition this year again from Anatolian teams in the league...
Last season's defending champions Bursaspor and Trabzonspor, looks like will be contenders for the top spot, this year.
Also, Gazinatepsor , Eskisehirspor and Kayserispor will make a strong standing in the league along with other teams in the league....
Besiktas is the king of the transfer season in Turkey....
Besiktas transfered Star players like Guti (from Real Madrid),Portuguese Quaresma (from Inter) and the world known coach Germain Schuster.
Also, Fenerbhace signed Miroslav Stoch (Chelsea), and Ankaragucu signed Stanislav Sestak (Bochum ) and Robert Vittek (Lille ).
Kayserispor also signed Jonathan Santana from Paraguay...
The 53th season of Turkey's top league takes a start this weekend on Saturday..
Here is the transfer list for each team....
Midfielder Adem Kocak from Ankaraspor; Defender Muhammet Hanifi from Ankaraspor; Midfielder Ozgur Cek from Ankaraspor; Gabon forward Roguy Meye from Ankaraspor; Forward Teoman Safa Erkan from Ankaraspor; Liberian midfielder Theo Lewis Weeks from Ankaraspor; Slovakian goalkeeper Stefan Senecky from Ankaraspor; Defender Ediz Bahtiyaroglu on loan from Ankaraspor; Defender Aydin Toscali from Kayserispor; Defender Guven Varol from Manisaspor; Forward Turgut Sahin from Samsunspor; Polish defender Michal Zewlakow on a free transfer from Olympiakos; Slovakian forward Robert
Vittek (permanent signing) from Lille for a fee of €2.1m.
Croatian defender Ivan Radeljic from Genclerbirligi; Forward Kenan Ozer on a free transfer from Besiktas; Defender Deniz Baris on a free transfer from Fenerbahce.
Swedish midfielder Samuel Holmen from Brondby.
Spanish midfielder Guti on a free transfer from Real Madrid; Australian defender Ersan Gulum on loan from Adanaspor; Goalkeeper Cenk Gonen from Denizlispor for a fee of €1m; German midfielder Roberto Hilbert on a free transfer from Stuttgart; Portuguese midfielder Ricardo Quaresma from Inter for a fee of €7.3m.
Defender Koray Colgecen from Ankaragucu; Senegalese forward Moustapha Dabo from Al-Sailiya; Midfielder Onur Tuncer from Boluspor; Angolan forward Manucho on loan from Valladolid; Midfielder Oguz Basaran from Darica; Midfielder Aydin Karabulut on loan from Ankaraspor; Forward Emre Aktas from Adanaspor.
Argentinean forward Leonel Jorge Nunez from Independiente; Serbian defender Milan Stepanov from Porto; Argentinean forward Damian Steiner from Racing Avellaneda; Argentinean midfielder Federico Insua from America.
Brazilian defender Diego Angelo on loan from Genoa; Brazilian defender Bruno Bertucci from Corinthians; Chilean midfielder Rodrigo Tello from Besiktas; Midfielder Burhan Eser from Genclerbirligi; Forward Emre Aygun from Ankaragucu; Portuguese midfielder Pele from Porto for a fee of €0.4m; Forward Batuhan Karadeniz from Besiktas for a fee of €2.1m.
French forward Issiar Dia from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of €6.5m; Midfielder Caner Erkin from CSKA Moscow for a fee of €2m; Defender Ilhan Eker from Genclerbirligi; Slovakian midfielder Miroslav Stoch from Chelsea for a fee of €5.5m.
Colombian forward Juan Pablo Pino from Monaco for a fee of €3m; Albanian midfielder Lorik Cana from Sunderland for a fee of €6m; Defender Caglar Birinci from Denizlispor for a fee of €1.5m; Defender Ali Turan from Kayserispor; Forward Mehmet Batdal from Bucaspor; Midfielder Serdar Ozkan from Besiktas.
Defender Suleyman Ozdamar from Altay; Forward Mehmet Yilmaz from Eskisehirspor.
Scottish midfielder Michael Stewart on a free transfer from Hearts; English forward Billy Mehmet on a free transfer from St. Mirren; Bosnia-Herzegovnian forward Ermin Zec from Sibenik for a fee of €2m; German forward Mehmet Akgun from Willem II Tilburg.
Forward Ilhan Parlak on loan from Ankaraspor.
Spanish defender Fernando Varela from Mallorca.
Argentinean midfielder Jonathan Santana from Wolfsburg for a fee of €0.6m.
Slovakian forward Ivan Lietava from Zilina; Slovakian midfielder Peter Grajciar from Slavia Prague; Goalkeeper Ercument Kafkasyali from Genclerbirligi; Forward Aykut Ozturk from Wehen Wiesbaden.
Midfielder Ahmet Ilhan Ozek from Bozuyukspor; Midfielder Omer Aysan Baris from Trabzonspor.
Bosnia-Herzegovnian goalkeeper Sead Ramovic from Tromso.
Brazilian forward Jaja from Metalist Kharkiv for a fee of €4.2m; Midfielder Baris Atas from Diyarbakirspor; Polish defender Arkadiusz Glowacki from Wisla Krakow for a fee of €1m; Goalkeeper Bora Sevim from Belediyespor.
The most expensive transfers
Jun '10 Ricardo Quaresma Besiktas Inter 7.3
Jul '10 Issiar Dia Fenerbahce Nancy-Lorraine 6.5
Jul '10 Lorik Cana Galatasaray Sunderland 6
Jun '10 Miroslav Stoch Fenerbahce Chelsea 5.5
Aug '10 Jaja Trabzonspor Metalist Kharkiv 4.2
Who will win the title?
Well, Istanbul giants will have a though ride this year too..
After Bursaspor winning the Championship last season , Trabzonspor looks like a better team in the league this year...
But, with flash transfers, Besktas is the heavy contender in the league this season!
Frank Rijkaard's Galatasaray and Aykut Kocaman's Fenerbahce has not establish a good team just yet!
They are still in process of getting players while the other already done that!
Here is the Super League schedule for week one....
SATURDAY 14 AUGUST 2010
Gaziantepspor v Kasimpasa
Sivasspor v GALATASARAY
Eskisehirspor v Genclerbirligi
Bucaspor v Besiktas
SUNDAY 15 AUGUST 2010
Fenerbahce v Medical Park Antalyaspor
Ankaragucu v Trabzonspor
KDC Karabukspor v Manisaspor
MONDAY 16 AUGUST 2010
B.Ş. Belediyespor v Kayserispor
Bursaspor v Konyaspor