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TC's Football Leagues from 1955-2010

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Postby Bananiot » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:36 pm

Deniz, it's like Man United - enosis, meaning united!
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Postby denizaksulu » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:48 pm

Bananiot wrote:Deniz, it's like Man United - enosis, meaning united!



Thanks for that Bananiot.
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Postby denizaksulu » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:52 pm

Bananiot wrote:I met Defterali in 2004. He was wheelchair bound. He passed away a little later. He spoke perfect Greek and he told me the story when Makarios, as president in 1960 or 1961 visited the Chetinkaya club. Defterali made a welcome speech and kissed his hand. Makarios told him that he spoke better Greek than 80% of Greek Cypriots. Many people claim he was the best Cypriot player ever.

I meet another, former Chetinkaya player at Bizim Ahir. His name escapes me. He is about 70 now and he walks with a limb. He is black and speaks good Greek. When I ask him "how are you" he always answers "pseftozioumen" meaning, "just about alive". A fine gentleman he is too.


I knew a 'black' footballer from Larnaka, but I think the one you refer to is 'Karayel' (trans = Blackwind). This family were originally from Lefka and one of them was a well respected educator, his name was Fikri Karayel. I think he passed away in 2009.
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Postby denizaksulu » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:34 pm

Fikri Karayel has a stadium named after him.

Open the link; its no:72.

http://aliben.unblog.fr/tag/chypre-du-nord/
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Postby YFred » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:33 am

denizaksulu wrote:Fikri Karayel has a stadium named after him.

Open the link; its no:72.

http://aliben.unblog.fr/tag/chypre-du-nord/


Fikri Karayel was my headmaster at primary school in sunny Lurucina-by-sea. He was black, but I didn't know that he played football in his younger days.
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Postby denizaksulu » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:57 am

YFred wrote:
denizaksulu wrote:Fikri Karayel has a stadium named after him.

Open the link; its no:72.

http://aliben.unblog.fr/tag/chypre-du-nord/


Fikri Karayel was my headmaster at primary school in sunny Lurucina-by-sea. He was black, but I didn't know that he played football in his younger days.


There were a few brothers I think. The whole family seems to have been sportsmen.One Oğuz Karayel the other Fıkrı Karayel . Two were footballers the other became a teacher.
The teacher was the brother -in-law of one of my best friends also from Lefke. People then knew nothing of racism. Bravo to them.

http://www.havadiskibris.com/Tonguc-Kot ... luyor.html
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Postby halil » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:53 am

The first Turkish Cypriot football clubs, intercommnal football matches, multiethnic
football teams and Chetinkaya (1902-1955)
Ahmet Djavit An
Summary
This paper gives us information about the formation of the first football teams in Cyprus in 1902. As the
game became popular, we observe that there were frequent intercommunal matches and multicommunal
football teams were built up within these friendly relations. The first Turkish Cypriot Football Club was
formed in 1907. In 1930 the Nicosia Turkish Sports Club was founded by the well-to-do members of the
community and was among the eight clubs forming the Cyprus Football Federation (KOP) in 1934. The
Chetinkaya Turkish Guilds Sports Hearth was established in 1943 and in 1949 it amalgamated with the
Nicosia Turkish Sports Club. This new Chetinkaya Turkish Sports Union won the Cypriot League
Championship in 1950 and it was the cup winner in 1951 and 1952. Some successful Turkish Cypriot and
Armenian Cypriot footballers also played in the Cypriot National Football Team. Unfortunately this
cooperation ended in 1955 when Chetinkaya was excluded from KOP.

http://www.kibristakulturmucadelesi.org ... (1902-1955).pdf
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Postby halil » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:00 am

FIRST MEETING OF ALL CYPRIOT FOOTBALL CLUBS
In 1929, the football team of the Nicosia Turkish Lyceum used to play matches
with the football teams of the other schools, e.g. the Armenian Club, the Armenian
Orphans’ School and the Armenian Shopkeepers’ Club.11 The Armenian Sports
Association (Gaitzak) was one of the seven clubs when the first meeting of the Cypriot
football clubs took place in March 1931. The Nicosia Turkish Sports Club and five Greek
Cypriot clubs (AMOL, Pezoporikos, AEL, APOEL and the Trust) were the other
participants.12
The first unofficial football tournaments started among the Greek Cypriot clubs
and later the Turkish Cypriot and the Armenian football clubs were included. Ahmet Sami
Topcan remembers that in one of the tournaments, when the Armenian Gaitzak won, it
caused resentment among the Greek Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots placed an embargo
on Armenian businessmen. In the end the Gaitzak club had to stop playing football.13
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Postby DT. » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:15 pm

halil wrote:The first Turkish Cypriot football clubs, intercommnal football matches, multiethnic
football teams and Chetinkaya (1902-1955)
Ahmet Djavit An
Summary
This paper gives us information about the formation of the first football teams in Cyprus in 1902. As the
game became popular, we observe that there were frequent intercommunal matches and multicommunal
football teams were built up within these friendly relations. The first Turkish Cypriot Football Club was
formed in 1907. In 1930 the Nicosia Turkish Sports Club was founded by the well-to-do members of the
community and was among the eight clubs forming the Cyprus Football Federation (KOP) in 1934. The
Chetinkaya Turkish Guilds Sports Hearth was established in 1943 and in 1949 it amalgamated with the
Nicosia Turkish Sports Club. This new Chetinkaya Turkish Sports Union won the Cypriot League
Championship in 1950 and it was the cup winner in 1951 and 1952. Some successful Turkish Cypriot and
Armenian Cypriot footballers also played in the Cypriot National Football Team. Unfortunately this
cooperation ended in 1955 when Chetinkaya was excluded from KOP.

http://www.kibristakulturmucadelesi.org ... (1902-1955).pdf


If it makes you feel better Halil Omonoia and the other left teams were also excluded from KOP. The started their own league, funny island 12 teams and 3 different leagues :roll:

The omonoia players had left from APOEL during the civil war in Greece to create their own team, as did Alki, Nea Salamina and Orpheas (all leftist teams.)
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