Fenerbahçe Club High Council Meeting was held at Faruk Ilgaz Facilities in Kalamış. Fenerbahçe Club President Ali Koç, Chairman of the Supreme Council Uğur Dündar and members of the board of directors and council attended the meeting. At the meeting where Uğur Dündar made the opening speech, the names of those who have completed their 25 years and become new members of the council were read. Later, Fenerbahçe Club President Ali Koç presented a congratulatory plaque to the members who completed their 40, 50 and 60 years at the club. Fenerbahçe Supervisory Board Member Mehmet Vodina read the supervisory board activity report at the ongoing Fenerbahçe High Council Meeting at Faruk Ilgaz Facilities in Kalamış. According to the report, it was stated that Fenerbahçe’s total debt was 6 billion 537 million liras in the period from January 1 to June 30, covering the last six-month period.
UEFA revenue 12 million 953 thousand liras
Providing information about the financial situation of the club, Fenerbahçe Sports Club Deputy Chairman Erol Bilecik said, “Those who say what they want, hear what they don’t. It is not a big club to go on the screen and say ‘we are big’ in front of the microphone. There must be numbers that support this. The numbers are there. With the unmatched support of Fenerbahçe fans, it is very difficult for them to keep us no matter what they do. “I think it will be a difficult year. It will be a season to be proud of,” he said. Bilecik pointed out that there were very small differences when looking at the income and expenses of the club in the periods of January 1 and June 30, 2022, and said that there was a significant decrease in the expenses of athletes and technical staff compared to the budget. Bilecik, who announced that the UEFA income of the football team, which succeeded in the top 16 in the Europa League, is 12 million 953 thousand liras, said that Fenerbahçe’s 1 billion 379 million, Galatasaray 1 billion 546 million, Beşiktaş 961 million and Trabzonspor’s. He stated that 879 million TL is within the team spending limits.
“Next season, the sum of the principal plus interests in the debt is 1 billion liras”
Stating that Fenerbahçe Football Team’s market value has doubled compared to April 2020, and membership revenues have increased, Becek said that claims revenues have decreased due to the exchange rate difference. Stating that they made interest payments excluding the principal after the restructuring, and that 55 million lira has been paid to date, Bilecik also pointed out that all clubs will experience difficulties next season, and said: “Our club’s debt for the 2023-24 season, the sum of the principal plus interests, is 1 billion liras. “Our income for almost 6 months is extraordinary. This picture is unfortunately the reality of life. It is a very difficult and not easy to manage season. We are ahead of us as a season that is not easy to manage. Together, with the support of the fans, we will overcome it with the help of good financial discipline and the help of our state. I hope we will overcome it, but it is not easy to say that our job is not easy.” I want.”
“I see some complacency, looking down”
Making a speech at the end of the meeting, Fenerbahçe Club President Ali Koç, drawing attention to the performance of the football team, said, “We are the leader both in the league and in Europe. Our football is pleasing to the eye. The fighting spirit, being a team, our coach’s stance, rhetoric, football understanding and style are the first stage. “I think we finished with a superiority both numerically and psychologically. But it doesn’t matter, the important thing is that we finish the season with superiority.” said. Emphasizing that the community should not talk about the championship in advance, Ali Koç said, “I beg you, do not even talk about the ‘sh’ of the championship. Do not make fun of your opponents, do not get too excited, but I invite you to believe with the greatest faith, to support the team, to protect it off the field. We all have responsibilities on the way to success, all The community. We still have a long way to go. I see a bit of complacency, I see a high-pitched look. We are not in a position to deserve this. We have made this mistake in the past, please don’t make it again. I am tightly knit, especially when things are going bad. Of course, also when we fall. “There will be times when we need you the most. I say that for all majors.” he said. Noting that the men’s basketball team also performed beyond expectations and lost by a single point in the Barcelona game, Koç said that his hope increased because he saw the fighting spirit. I can say that we are the best. For other branches, it is too early to talk, they are just at the beginning of the season.” used the phrase.
“Turkish football has no justice”
Expressing his opinion on Galatasaray’s call for justice, Ali Koç said: “One of our opponents is seeking justice. Our opponent, who has become champion 5 times in the last 10 years. They made a statement that they will show the teams that were wronged on their televisions on October 22. We are trying to get into this ball. We never wanted to, but all their utterances were either by mentioning or implying our name. I wish this search for justice had always been. I wish they had always sought justice when things were going well. When things are going wrong, people may think of it as a search for privilege, not justice. We touched on it in official statements, we still do. There is no justice in Turkish football. Maybe it has been minimized, it could be better, but I can say that the intention of the previous federations was not justice either. As the club that hurt the most, we rebelled against the referees. Because all referee exams were abolished, arbitrary referees they would appoint there. Maybe a referee who helped a team would be appointed. and we vehemently opposed it. Time will tell, right or not? But in general, it is already a troubled sector, and they have difficulties in passing UEFA exams. Is it good for our referees to fail the exam in the 21st century? It will succeed, it will not succeed, but the intention of the good federation, this administration. It brought new tests, but that will take time. This chronic structure did not occur in 1-2 years. This is the formation of 20 years. It will take time to minimize that.”
Sending the controversial position in Fenerbahçe – Medipol Başakşehir match to Galatarasay TV
Emphasizing that they sent the video of the position, which all authorities accepted as a penalty in the Başakşehir match, upon the call of Galatasaray, to the relevant club on October 24, Ali Koç talked about the next developments with the following words: We sent a response. The answer came, ‘We sent your request to our board of directors.’ We waited, waited. We wrote an article on November 4 asking, ‘Is there any progress?’ The answer is: ‘We got the position in the Başakşehir match. Thank you for your contribution to our project. But objective In order to be able to evaluate and for the principle of justice in Turkish football, we kindly ask you to convey not only your relevant match, but also all controversial positions that have developed for and against the season since the beginning of the season 2. We also have 10 positions, we are preparing them and we are forwarding them. Let this season be pro-con for the last 5-10 years. Let’s put all the positions on the table and see what will come out. We have been saying ‘justice in Turkish football’ for 4.5 years. while also. I hope our federation will be successful in addressing these structural problems on its way out. Our understanding of justice; an environment in which everyone competes on equal terms and is not privileged in competition. We have full confidence in ourselves. We will send the positions. I hope they will consider our positions as well, but Fenerbahce may be the only subject in their program, if it continues like this.”
“They’re targeting us”
Ali Koç, claiming that some members of the press also do the work of orientation and perception in Turkish football, said, “There are some of them, I will decipher, but not today. There was a place called ‘Beep’, we struggled and closed it. They found a new source, they are going to a new formation, the source We probably know where it came from. Youtube. They have two types of work. By slandering those they target, conducting perception operations, giving false information, discrediting the public, arousing suspicion and giving them an advantage. And the club they are close to is almost like their spokesperson, their staff. orientation as part of the cause.” used the phrases. Ali Koç stated that there was a report that they sent the images to Galatasaray TV, although they did not provide information, and gave the name of a journalist, saying, “It is very clear that you see how he carries out his profession. There are 5-6 others like this. They are targeting us. They are at someone’s disposal. These are people who work under the guise of journalism.” he said. Pointing out that there are false reports that he is always with the TFF, that he meets there frequently, that he gains advantage, and that he goes to London with the TFF president, Koç said, “These are immoral people. We need to be protected from them as well. ‘ They say. If there are clubs that benefit from them, I have a warning for them. This is such a relationship that you start to believe what these people say and you start to manage your club like that. This is a strange wheel. We also see elements that may still have problems in the stands. I hope things go well and they want it. They can’t achieve the goal. The best example was Altay. What kind of noises were raised in the stadium at the smallest thing? Be alert, ensure self-control in the stadium. made its assessment.
“Fenerbahçe has nothing to do with politics”
President Ali Koç also emphasized that the words “We need to return to our factory settings”, which he said in his speech at the end of the “lantern procession” march, are only about Fenerbahçe, and that there are those who are trying to divert it, “Elections are at hand. I say again, please do not involve us in politics. “Fenerbahce has nothing to do with politics. There are people from all walks of life in our colors,” he said. Finally, Ali Koç showed the video of the new projects related to Fenerbahçe academy and infrastructure to the audience.