The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Fenerbahce supporter. On the 10th of August, after a 3-3 draw against Galatasaray in the Gazi Cup Atatürk was with three Galatasaray and 2 Fenerbahçe supporters who were sitting next to him, where he was quoted: "We are three on three here, because I’m a Fenerbahce supporter too".
When the club’s building at Kusdili burnt down, the first donation for a new building came from our great leader Ataturk.
Atatürk has also visited the club and has signed the book of honour where he wrote the following sentence:
"I was informed about Fenerbahçe Club’s admirable activities and had made it a duty for me to visit and congratulate the club. That visit has fallen on this day and hereby I record my tribute and congratulations."
ARMY COMMANDER Mustafa Kemal Atatürk