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Bülent Eken

Full name: Bülent Eken
Gender: Male
Born: October 26, 1923 in Mersin, Mersin, Turkey
Died: July 25, 2016 in Ä°stanbul, Ä°stanbul, Turkey
Affiliations: Galatasaray SK, Istanbul (TUR)
Country: TUR Turkey
Sport: Football


Bülent Eken was a Turkish football defender who competed at the 1948 Olympics and the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He earned 13 caps as a member of the Turkish National team between 1948-54. Eken played with Galatasaray from 1942-50, scoring 56 goals in 140 games. He played with Salernitana from 1950-51, with Palmero in Italy from 1951-52, and then was back with Galatasaray in his final years, 1952-55. While with Galatasary he won an İstanbul League Championship. After his playing career he became a manager, first coaching in Italy, and then managing the Turkish National team in 1962. During his managing career he spent time with Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, Göztepe, Altai, İzmirspor, Fidelity, Adanaspor, and Rizespor Orduspor.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Football Men's Football Turkey TUR 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer 24 London Football Turkey TUR Final Standings 5T 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer 24 London Football Turkey TUR Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1948-08-05 YUG 3, TUR 1 0
1948 Summer 24 London Football Turkey TUR Round One Match #8 1 1948-08-02 TUR 4, CHN 0 0
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