Turkish giant club Besikstas Legendary president Suleyman Seba died at age 88.
Suleyman Seba, who was the club’s honorary chairman, surrendered to his illness at the American Hospital in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Suleyman Seba was born in 1926 in central Anatolian town of Duzce and briefly played Istanbul giant club Besiktas until 1954, when he quit football following an injury. He joined his club in 1957 as a member of the General Assembly and participated in the Board of Directors in 1963.
In 1984, Seba ran against his rival Mehmet Ustunkaya and defeated him with 85 votes to be elected as the club’s president. In his 16-year record chairmanship, Beşiktaş won staggering 21 championships.
Under his leadership, Beşiktaş won five Turkish League, four Presidential, five Turkey Cup, two Prime Ministry and six Turkish Sports Journalists Association championships. Seba also purchased Akaretler club building, Fulya Stadium camp facilities, Bsşiktas Plaza, Pendik and Cilekli facilities and Beşiktaş College during his period.
Suleyman Seba really trust with the British manager Gordon Milne lived in the golden age of Besiktas
His club released a statement on Wednedsay, saying that Suleyman Seba will continue to remain as “part of our hearts” and that his name was written in “pages of history with golden letters”.