Coşkun Özarı, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Coşkun Özarı

Turkish footballer and coach

Date of Birth: 04-Jan-1931

Place of Birth: Istanbul, Turkey

Date of Death: 22-Jun-2011

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Turkey

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Coşkun Özarı

  • Coskun Özari (January 4, 1931 – June 22, 2011) was a Turkish football player and coach. Born 1931 in Istanbul, Coskun Özari joined Galatasaray as a very young student.
  • After graduating from Galatasaray Lycee, he first appeared in the Galatasaray starting line-up at the age of 17.
  • The backbone of Galatasaray, as well as the national team defense for the next 13 years, Özari was known for his hard tackling, but mild manners.His leadership in defense led the team with Gündüz Kiliç as coach, Turgay Seren in goal and Metin Oktay upfront, to several championships and Turkish Cup victories. Özari's career as a player ended early due to his desire to become a coach.
  • In 1961, he attended a coaching seminar in England, led by Walter Winterbottom.
  • When he returned home, he became Galatasaray's assistant coach.
  • Three years later, he took over the head coach position from Kiliç and led the team to four championships. When he was appointed national team coach, in 1965, he coached the team for 10 years.
  • He managed the team from 1972 to 1976.
  • He ended his coaching career in 1986 and became a sportswriter.

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