Atatürk and Fenerbahçe

The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a Fenerbahce supporter. On the 10th of August, after a 3-3 draw against Galatasaray in the Gazi Cup Ataturk was with three Galatasaray and 2 Fenerbahce supporters who were sitting next to him, where he was quoted: "We are three on three here, because I’m a Fenerbahce supporter too".


When the club’s building at Kusdili burnt down, the first donation for a new building came from our great leader Ataturk.


Ataturk has also visited the club and has signed the book of honour where he wrote the following sentence:

"I was informed about Fenerbahce Club’s admirable activities and had made it a duty for me to visit and congratulate the club. That visit has fallen on this day and hereby I record my tribute and congratulations."

3.5.1918

ARMY COMMANDER Mustafa Kemal Atatürk