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Yıldırım Demirören

Yıldırım Demirören
TFF president Yıldırım Demirören ©TFF

Association info

  • Founded: 1923
  • UEFA affiliation: 1962
  • FIFA affiliation: 1923
  • Address: Istinye Mah. Darüssafaka Cad. No. 45 Kat 2 34330 SARIYER ISTANBUL
  • Telephone: +90 212 3622222
  • Fax: +90 212 3234968

Yıldırım Demirören

Nationality: Turkish
Date of birth: 16 October 1964
Association president since: 2012

• Born in Istanbul, Yıldırım Demirören made his name in his family business, which specialises in natural gas, construction and education. He is married with three children.

• He came into football through his work with Beşiktaş JK, where he was a board member, vice-president and director of football before serving as club president from 2004 until 2012, when he was elected unopposed as the 41st president of the Turkish Football Association (TFF).

• Having also served as chairman of Turkey's association of top division clubs, Demirören said on his appointment as TFF president: "We'll sail this ship with the support of the football family. We'll consult with you on whatever decisions we choose to take. Difficulties are there to be overcome."

Last updated: 02/03/12 9.42CET

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