Game Tour & Organisation
National Team - Galatasaray - Fenerbahce - Besiktas
hugely popular in Turkey, was brought there in the second half of
the 19th century when English tobacco and cotton traders visited the
main harbour towns of the Ottoman Empire.
beginning they played football with each other, and later taught the
game to their Turkish neighbours.The first football match on Turkish
grounds was played in Salonika in 1875. After that, football was
played in Istanbul and İzmir. But during this time, football was
only played between English and Greek people. This was also the case
in the first Turkish league, named the Istanbul Football League.But
some young Turkish men, who loved this game at once, began to play
football in open fields without observing any rules.
young players formed the first Turkish team, playing their first
match on 26 October, 1901, against a Greek team. Then the club Beşiktas,
founded in 1903, became the first Turkish club to enter the Istanbul
clubs Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray also entered this league, the real
period of Turkish football began.
strong love for football widened to the whole nation. After this
period football in Turkey started to develop very fast and treating
football like a "national matter" continued until now.
has a big potential in footbal. There are 4,956 football clubs
organized in Turkey, and a registered 4,775 professional and 136,823
amateur players with 233 women. 796 male and 20 female football
referees are licensed by the TFF.
: Les Art Turcs Team organizes tours about all the football
games in istanbul - Turkey and arranges football tickets, hotels,
tours, venues, night life tours, dinners. for your inquiries, any
kinds of football - sportive events needs and all kinds of questions
you can send us an e-mail.