– League Championships in Turkish Football History (1924 – 2009)

League Championships in Turkish Football History

(1924* – 2009)

Turkish National Amateur Football Championship
Year – 1924 Champions : Harbiye
Year – 1925 Check Notes (Note 3)
Year – 1926 Check Notes (Note 3)
Year – 1927 Champions : Ankara Muhafizgucu
Year – 1928 Check Notes (Note 3)
Year – 1929 Check Notes (Note 3)
Year – 1930 Check Notes (Note 3)
Year – 1931 Check Notes (Note 3)
Year – 1932 Champions : Istanbulspor
Year – 1933 Champions : Fenerbahce
Year – 1934 Champions : Besiktas
Year – 1935 Champions : Fenerbahce
Year – 1936 Check Notes (Note 4 and 5)
Turkish National League
Season 1936 – 1937 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1937 – 1938 Champions : Istanbul Gunesspor
Season 1938 – 1939 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1939 – 1940 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1940 – 1941 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1942 – 1943 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1943 – 1944 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1944 – 1945 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1945 – 1946 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1946 – 1947 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1947 – 1948 Check Notes (Note 1)
Season 1948 – 1949 Check Notes (Note 1)
Season 1949 – 1950 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1950 – 1951 Check Notes (Note 6)
Season 1951 – 1952 Check Notes (Note 6)
Season 1952 – 1953 Check Notes (Note 6)
Season 1953 – 1954 Check Notes (Note 6)
Season 1954 – 1955 Check Notes (Note 6)
Season 1955 – 1956 Check Notes (Note 6)
Season 1956 – 1957 Check Notes (Note 6)
Season 1957 – 1958 Check Notes (Note 6)
Turkish Professional Football League
Season 1958 – 1959 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1959 – 1960 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1960 – 1961 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1961 – 1962 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1962 – 1963 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1963 – 1964 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1964 – 1965 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1965 – 1966 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1966 – 1967 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1967 – 1968 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1968 – 1969 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1969 – 1970 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1970 – 1971 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1971 – 1972 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1972 – 1973 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1973 – 1974 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1974 – 1975 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1975 – 1976 Champions : Trabzonspor
Season 1976 – 1977 Champions : Trabzonspor
Season 1977 – 1978 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1978 – 1979 Champions : Trabzonspor
Season 1979 – 1980 Champions : Trabzonspor
Season 1980 – 1981 Champions : Trabzonspor
Season 1981 – 1982 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1982 – 1983 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1983 – 1984 Champions : Trabzonspor
Season 1984 – 1985 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1985 – 1986 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1986 – 1987 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1987 – 1988 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1988 – 1989 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1989 – 1990 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1990 – 1991 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1991 – 1992 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1992 – 1993 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1993 – 1994 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1994 – 1995 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1995 – 1996 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1996 – 1997 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1997 – 1998 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1998 – 1999 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1999 – 2000 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 2000 – 2001 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 2001 – 2002 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 2002 – 2003 Champions : Besiktas
Season 2003 – 2004 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 2004 – 2005 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 2005 – 2006 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 2006 – 2007 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 2007 – 2008 Champions : Galatasaray

* Turkish Football Federation was founded in 1923. Therefore the official national leagues started to be played in 1923-1924. Before 1924, there were regional competitions in different regions. The regional competitions Fenerbahce participated in before 1924 were Istanbul League, Friday League,Sunday League, Istanbul Turkish United Training League, Istanbul United Football League, Istanbul Championship League and Istanbul Football League. The first competition organized and Fenerbahce participated in was Istanbul League, a league which started in 1904. As these competitions were played before the Turkish FA founded (1923) and were not nation wide ones, the championships in these competitions can not be named as national championships therefore these competitions are left out in the championship counts in the Turkish football history.

N O T E S

Note 1: Competitions were cancelled in 1948 and 1949 due to the Olympics and Mediterranean Cup Organizations.
Note 2: Turkish FA accepted the application of Besiktas and counted their Turkish Federation Cup winnings in 1956-1957 and 1957-1958 seasons as regular league championship winnings. Turkish FA accepted this by declaring that those years Turkish Federation Cup winners were given the chance to represent Turkey in European Champions Cups therefore the winners should be named as league champions. This official decision was made by Turkish FA in 2002.
Note 3: Turkish National Amateur Football Championship competition was first organized in 1924. Due to the economic and social problems it could only be possible to organize it annually after 1932.
Note 4: This comptetition is downgraded to a reserve-amateur team competition in 1951 as the Turkish Football Federation started the Turkish League under professionalism in 1951. Therefore this competition had continued to be organized as a reserve-amateur team competition between 1951-1996.
Note 5: After this year, the Turkish National League is formed so the championship numbers in the Turkish National League were started taken into counting.
The Amateur Football Championship organization also continued while the Turkish National Laeage had been played and the champions of the rest of this competition are listed below. To underline again; the following championships are not taken into counting in national league championships.

Year – 1940 Champions : Eskisehir Demirspor
Year – 1941 Champions : Genclerbirligi
Year – 1942 Champions : Harp Okulu
Year – 1944 Champions : Fenerbahce
Year – 1945 Champions : Harp Okulu
Year – 1946 Champions : Genclerbirligi
Year – 1947 Champions : Ankara Demirspor
Year – 1948 Check Notes (Note 1)
Year – 1949 Champions : Ankaragucu
Year – 1950 Champions : Goztepe
Year – 1951 Champions : Besiktas
Year – 1952 to 1996 Check Notes ( Note 4)

Note 6: After 1949-1950 season till 1957-1958 season football competitions are made in regional based organizations such as Istanbul League, Ankara League, Izmir League. So it is not possible to name a national league champions for the years between 1950-1958. In the league Fenerbahce played (Istanbul Professional League) the champions in the mentioned years are:

Season 1950 – 1951 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1952 – 1953 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1953 – 1954 Champions : Besiktas
Season 1954 – 1955 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1955 – 1956 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1956 – 1957 Champions : Fenerbahce
Season 1957 – 1958 Champions : Galatasaray
Season 1958 – 1959 Champions : Fenerbahce

Related Links
Championship Counts in Turkish Football History

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4 Responses to “– League Championships in Turkish Football History (1924 – 2009)”

  1. DINGDONG Says:

    Valuable information!
    Especially the parts about the old leagues and their details. What happened to those teams that became champions back in 1920’s and 1940’s? No signs from them after 1950’s.

    Interesting to see that Fenerbahce only once waited 6 seasons at most to be the champions in the whole while Galatasaray waited for 14(!) seasons and Besiktas waited 15(!) seasons in 1970’s and 1980’s .

    Fenerbahce have won 3 championships in the last 5 years. If i remember right the failure two in this five years, Fenerbahce were the runners-up. Thats a good percentage at all.

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  3. Hai Says:

    Very good info. Lucky me I ran across your website by accident
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  4. Anonymous Says:

    TURKISH FOOTBALL IS SHIZEN

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