Fenerbahçe Football Academy, hosted the ‘International U11 Can Bartu Tournament’ in which world famous football clubs participated

16 November 2022 Wednesday 19:44

Fenerbahçe Football Academy’s ‘Every mounth tournament’ project’s third one is the ‘International U11 Can Bartu Tournament’ was held in the our facility of the Dereağzı Lefter Küçükandonyadis because of contributing to the Turkish football infrastructure, in order to create opportunities for the children of our country and to expand the pool of equity.
This special tournament where 16 teams from 5 countries competed, Italian team Inter were champion.
World famous football clubs Atletico Madrid, Inter, Juventus and Villarreal participated the tournament named after Signor Can Bartu, who wear Fenerbahçe’s football and basketball jersey, icon figure who signed the firsts. Can Bartu, who is also known for his gentlemanly personality and unique football, left a great mark both in our country and in Italy.
The tournament was organized with the contributions of Ülker and Tirebolu 42 Tea, the sponsors of our Football Academy.
Our Secretary-General Burak Çağlan Kızılhan, our Board Member Özgür Özaktaç, one of our legendary football player Oğuz Çetin who Coordinator of Turkish Football Federation Youth National Teams and Football Development Coordinator, Kadıköy Youth and Sports District Manager Tarkan Merçül, Can Bartu’s wife Güler Bartu, Chief Advisor to the Board Members and Chairman Mümtaz Karakaya, our football player Mert Hakan Yandaş and our Fenerbahçe Football Academy General Coordinator Tahir Karapınar and technical and administrative staff of our Football Academy followed the tournament.
Total 16 teams from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Spain, Italia and Turkey competed in this special organization.
Fenerbahçe, Atletico Madrid, Neftçi Bakü, FC Inter, Juventus, Beşiktaş, Galatasaray, Villarreal, Göztepe SK, CSKA Sofia, Başakşehir, Altay, Adana Demirspor, Manisa FK, Altınordu and Gölcük Karadeniz’s U11 teams faced in four groups of 4.
Totaly 40 match played in the International U11 Can Bartu Tournament. The opening game Fenerbahçe vs Atletico Madrid was symbolically kicked-off by Fenerbahçe’s football player Mert Hakan Yandaş and Can Bartu’s wife Güler Bartu.
Fenerbahçe finished the tournamet 8 placed. Inter were the champion, Galatasaray were the second and Atletico Madrid were third place.
Our Board Member Özgür Özaktaç, who came to the podium for the closing speech of the organization, congratulated all the teams and thanked those who contributed to the realization of this special organization.
The tournament is over after the closing ceremony that the players and the teams were awarded.
Champion: Inter
Runner-up: Galatasaray
Third: Atletico Madrid
The most sportsman team: Villarreal
The best player: Mario Breton Guzman (Atletico Madrid)
Top scorer player: Ahmet Doruk (Gölcük Karadeniz)
The best goalkeeper: Gianpiero Gaiiera (Inter)

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