Turgay Şeren, Turkish footballer, Died at 84


Turgay Sabit Şeren was born on May 15, 1932, and died on July 6, 2016.

He was the former goalkeeper of Galatasaray.

Turgay Şeren played at Galatasaray between 1947 and 1966 and was capped 52 times for Turkey, including two matches at the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

Turgay Şeren’s heroic saves against West Germany in 1951 in Berlin was what he is still remembered for.

He had won 2–1. Because of that unforgettable day, he is nicknamed as “Berlin Panteri” (Panther of Berlin).

Turgay Şeren also coached Galatasaray.

He was awarded a testimonial match by the club in 1967 in Istanbul, inviting players like Ion Pârcălab, Lev Yashin and Ion Nunweiller.

Following his retirement, he became a football columnist and a television commentator.

Turgay Şeren passed away at 84 years old.