Blog 5 von Ömar
In this article, I would like to talk about the team I support, Galatasaray. It would not be wrong to say that football is the most well-known sport that was found in Europe and spread to the world.
Many people have identified advocacy with their lives. I can say that I have experienced this in Germany. Especially If you walk around the Reeperbahn on the day of the Pauli game, you’ll know what I mean.
The situation is not different in Turkey. People watch their team’s games every weekend.
Since I was 5 years old, I have tried to watch all the matches between Galatasaray on TV or in the stadium. Galatasaray is a football team founded in 1905. The club takes its name from Galatasaray High School, which was founded in 1481. Galatasaray High School is still recognized as one of the best and most well-established high schools in Turkey.
Anyone who graduates from this high school can become a natural member of the Galatasaray club.
The Club’s colors are yellow and red. A deep sweet red with a hint of cherry and a rich yellow with traces of orange. The Club plays its matches in front of 55 thousand people at Ali Sami Yen Stadium.
As of the current situation, Gala has become the champion of the Turkish League 23 times. However, the Club’s most important achievement is the UEFA Cup which was won by beating Arsenal in 2000, and the Super Cup which was won by beating Real Madrid (Los Galacticos) right after.
Galatasaray, which has participated in the Champions League many times, is a very popular club around the world, although the Club has not been successful in recent years. Fenerbahce and Beşiktaş, other important rivals in the Turkish League, have never been as successful as Galatasaray and have not won a cup in Europe.
Loving Galatasaray is unrequited. Being fascinated by those colors, getting excited at the matches, being happy and proud when defeated, being sad when defeated… All of these feelings belong to the fans of Galatasaray. As a result, Galatasaray is a feeling team for people who love these colors.