At the beginning of the 19th century in Turkey (at the time, the Ottoman Empire) football is started to be played. First, they were Europeans in the Ottoman Empire, primarily British and Italian, they played soccer. English James Lafontaine, who came to Istanbul in 1899, organized a football league that lasted until 1922.
In 1904, they created the Istanbul League with another English Horace Armitage. With Galatasaray and with the first Turkish players, football became popular in Turkey in 1905.
After that, other teams have appeared in Istanbul and football became the most popular game in a coupleof years in all over Turkey. And people have become fans of the teams which they have felt close to themselves.
There are 4 big teams in Istanbul now. And the names are Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş, and Başakşehir. The teams have huge stadiums. They have many followers and fans who follow them everywhere they play. One of them is located on the Asia side and three of them located on the Europe side.
After all, the real estate projects have started to build their properties around the areas of of these teams’ stadiums.So, these stad’ums made popular these areas and increased the value of the properties. And there are lots of property around GS stadium for sale. As well as Galatasaray, Başakşehir is at the center of the new city. The properties there are of a great value. Let’s not forget that the team is playing for the championship of the league!
If you are a football fan and you want to have a house close to the stadium of Galatasaray or Başakşehir, the projects around are a priority for you. That would be the best investments in Turkey for foreigners also it’s a chance to get citizenship in Turkey.
Last Updated: 9.4.2019 13:38:05