Talat Özkarslı is confirmed dead at the age of 82.
Talat was best known as a Turkish football player .
Talat Özkarslı
Personal information
Full nameSefer Talat Özkarslı
Date of birth(1938-03-21)21 March 1938
Place of birthGaziantep, Turkey
Date of death10 June 2020(2020-06-10) (aged 82)[1]
Place of deathTurkey
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s)Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
National team
1961–1962Turkey B2(1)
1962–1966Turkey U215(0)
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 April 2018
Sefer Talat Özkarslı (21 March 1938 – 10 June 2020), nicknamed Koçero, was a Turkish football manager and footballer who played as a defender. Özkarslı is best known for his stint with Galatasaray from 1961–1971, where he helped them win 3 Süper Lig titles and 7 other domestic trophies.
1 Professional career
2 Honours
3 References
4 External links
Professional career
Özkarslı begun playing football with his local side "Şehreküstü". He was an all-star athlete who excelled in athletics, and after years of amateur success transferred to Göztepe. In 1961, Gündüz Kılıç convinced him to transfer to Galatasaray after and spent 10 years there. After his tenure at Galatasaray, Özkarslı played for 3 years with his local club Gaziantepspor, and promoted them from the third division to the first division. Later in life, he briefly became their manager. In 5 February 2018 in Gaziantep the sports hall "Talat Özkarslı Kapalı Spor Salonu" was opened and named after Özkarslı, and a large major street was also named after him.
Süper Lig (4): 1961–62, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1970–71
Turkish Cup (3): 1962–63, 1963–64, 1965–66
TSYD Cup (3): 1963–1964, 1966–1967, 1967–68
Turkish Super Cup (1): 1968–69
ECO Cup: 1967
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