Başakşehir, one of the champion clubs of the Süper Lig, has been drawing attention with its transfer policy and successful moves since 2014. The orange-dark blue team, who recently signed a 1+1 year contract with world-famous star Mesut Özil, who left Fenerbahçe, is actually a transfer tradition. has been established.
Özil’s performance in Başakşehir, who could not make the exit he expected in Fenerbahçe, is already being wondered. Even in the European press, the transfer of Mesut Özil-Basaksehir is already being talked about. Close attention is expected both in Turkey and Europe with the famous star in the 2022-23 season. In fact, many experienced football players in the Super League and in Europe have played for Başakşehir in the last 8 years.
Before this tradition, which continued with Mesut Özil, Edin Visca, Demba Ba, Martin Skrtel, Epureanu, Eljero Elia, Robinho, Pizzi, Emre Belözoğlu, İrfan Can Kahveci, Cengiz Ünder, Arda Turan, Emmanuel Adebayor, Junior Caiçara, Gael Clichy, Gökhan Names such as İnler, Mevlüt Erdinç, Kerim Frei, Aurelien Chedjou, Leo Duarte, Mehmet Topal, Deniz Türç, Hasan Ali Kaldirim, Giuliano, Rafael, Nacer Chadli, Napoleoni, Manuel da Costa, Trezeguet, Lucas Lima, Stefano Okaka drew attention.
The Istanbul team, which brought names such as Semih Şentürk, Eneramo, Uğur Uçar, Mossoro, Volkan Babacan, who gained more experience and made a name in the Super League in the first season in the 2014-15 season, when they were promoted to the Super League, after the 4th place in the league. He stepped up with the 2015-16 season.
The orange-dark blue team, which attracted attention by bringing Emre Belözoğlu, made a splash after a season by making the moves of İrfan Can Kahveci and Cengiz Ünder, the young talents that everyone was chasing after.
The club, which appeared in the league and in Europe, started to be the preferred point of famous stars from abroad. Stars such as Gael Clichy from the Premier League, Robinho, one of Brazil’s talented stars, and Eljero Elia from the Netherlands National Team, played.
Incorporating experienced names such as Demba Ba and Martin Skrtel, Başakşehir also garnered applause with the right transfers such as Pizzi, Chadli, Aleksic, Okaka, Epureanu, Crivelli, Gulbrandssen, Berkay Özcan and Ömer Ali Şahiner.
Fenerbahce has gone a lot
In Başakşehir, players who have joined the squad from Fenerbahçe have come to the fore in the transfer in recent years.
In the process that started with Semih Şentürk, Emre Belözoğlu, Mert Günok, Volkan Babacan, Egemen Korkmaz, Bekir İrtegün, Mehmet Topal, Samuel Holmen, Deniz Türç, Tolga Ciğerci, Hasan Ali Kaldirim, Giuliano, Salih Uçan and lastly Mesut Özil were remarkable examples. . In addition, names such as Fenerbahçe’s former coaches Emre Belözoğlu and Aykut Kocaman also coached Başakşehir.
Visca, Cengiz, İrfan Can
Başakşehir attracted attention not only with its star transfers, but also with its investments in young people. The orange-dark blue team, who bought Visca, Cengiz Ünder and İrfan Can when they were young, later got serious money.
Başakşehir has not only turned to famous and experienced stars in the 8-year period. Orange-dark blues have included many young stars.
Particularly, the investments made in names such as Cengiz Ünder and İrfan Can Kahveci received a lot of money. Başakşehir was able to use its young stars both financially and successfully.
Cengiz Ünder, who was transferred from Altınordu in the 2016-17 season, was paid a testimonial of 4.8 million euros. However, only 1 year later, the Italian giant Roma gave 14.2 million euros for Cengiz.
Başakşehir, who spent 1.6 million euros on Gençlerbirliği’s İrfan Can Kahveci in the 2016-17 season, earned 7 million euros from the player’s departure to Fenerbahçe last year.
Another name Başakşehir discovered and polished when he was a teenager was Edin Visca. While the name of the club was İBB Sports Club, the football player from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who was bought from Zeljeznicar for 400 thousand euros in 2011, sold it to Trabzonspor for 4.3 million euros between the 2021-22 season.
Fast this season
Başakşehir, which is in both the Super League and the UEFA Conference League, has already completed its transfer work to a large extent. Working under the management of coach Emre Belözoğlu, the orange-dark blue team will play against Israel’s Maccabi Netanya in the first match of the UEFA Conference League 2nd round qualifying on Thursday, July 21. Currently, Başakşehir has added players such as Lucas Biglia, Ahmed Touba, Mounir Chouiar, Patryk Szysz, Francis Nzaba, Alper Karaman along with Mesut Özil.
Well-known and experienced stars who have been playing for Başakşehir since 2014 draw attention. Finally, Mesut Özil was added to these names. Here is the celebrity mix created with Mesut Özil:
– Mert Gunok
– Emre Belozoglu
– Mesut Ozil
– Demba Ba
Premier League players
Many football players, especially from the Premier League, came to Başakşehir, which is the meeting point of famous stars. Many stars who passed through the English Premier League wore the orange-dark blue jersey. Premier League stars such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Demba Ba, Gael Clichy, Mesut Özil, Emre Belözoğlu, Martin Skrtel, Rafael, Trezeguet went to Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium.
The best of Başakşehir
Medipol Başakşehir, which is one of the 6 champion clubs in the Super League, also stands out with the records and the best in the club’s history. Mahmut Tekdemir has played the most in Başakşehir with 367 matches. The top scorer was Edin Visca, who scored 86 goals in 317 matches.
Belözoğlu and Buruk
There are two names in the orange-dark blue team, both as a football player and as a coach. Okan Buruk played when the club was named İBB. Buruk also worked as a coach in Başakşehir, leading the team to the championship in the 2019-20 season.
Current coach Emre Belözoğlu also struggled for the orange-dark blue jersey between 2015-2019.
The legend of Mahmut Tekdemir
Although many important stars came and went within the club, a special name came to the fore. He has been playing in the Başakşehir club for 15 years in the team he grew up with from Mahmut Tekdemir’s infrastructure.
The 34-year-old midfielder also experienced the sadness of relegation in this process, and tasted the pride of the championship in the Super League. Mahmut Tekdemir also represented Başakşehir with the A National Team uniform. Mahmut, who has become a legend for the club, has already written his name in history.
First the championship, then the Champions League
Successful moves in the transfer returned to Başakşehir as a sporty success. The Orange-Navy Blues became a subscriber team to the top 4 in the league.
The Istanbul team, which won the Super League championship in the 2019-20 season, also appeared in the Champions League for the first time in the 2020-21 season. Başakşehir, which has consistently participated in European cups, has set an exemplary model.