Beşiktaş presented with 2015-2016 Süper Lig Championship trophy!

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Updated: May 20, 2016
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Our players on the yacht going down the Bosphorus strait.

During a day of festivities yesterday on may 19th, which is also the national holiday of youth and sports in Turkey commemorating Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Beşiktaş were presented with their 2015-2016 Süper Lig championship trophy.

The day started early on for the players and the fans as the squad took an extended boat trip on the Bosphorus strait. A convoy of  yachts and ferries sailed down the famous river which separates two continents: Europe and Asia. The players and staff were on one yacht while fans were on the ferries, while famous club songs were loudly being played.

After crossing the Bosphorus, the convoy arrived at Dolmabahçe on the European side of Istanbul where the players and staff got on board of an open top bus, in which they continued their trip to the Vodafone Arena. The center of Beşiktaş was flooded by thousands upon thousands of fans who cheered and sang to their heroes.

The team on the open top bus being welcomed by thousands of fans.

The team on the open top bus being welcomed by thousands of fans.

While the team arrived at a sold out Vodafone Arena to prepare for the Championship ceremony, while the fans were taking part in famous chants and choreographies.

Dusko and Jelena Tosic dancing on stage.

Dusko and Jelena Tosic dancing on stage.

Later on concerts by various artists (including Birol Can, Jelena Tosic (wife of Dusko Tosic), Hakan Altun, Simge Sağın, Feridun Düzağaç and Kutsi) started as the players came out of the dressing rooms in to the arena. Famous Beşiktaş songs were sung by the artists and fans alike and even a “Demba Ba” chant broke out at one point, showcasing that Beşiktaş fans never forget their heroes.

When Dusko Tosic’s wife Jelena was performing her act, which included “We are the Champions” by Queen, Mario Gómez dragged Dusko on to the stage in order so he would  dance with his wife.

After the concerts finished the squad were finally presented with the 2015-2016 Süper Lig championship trophy. All players were called on to the stage one by one to be greeted by the fans and several of them took the opportunity to take selfies with the cup. Luiz Rhodolfo, who is rehabbing his knee injury in Brazil, could not be present to the festivities but still received a call to the stage so that the fans could cheer him, as he of course also has a big part in the championship. Finally captain Tolga Zengin and vice-captain Necip Uysal were called to the stage to lift the trophy with their teammates.

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The players will now go on holiday until the pre-season preperations, apart from those who have been called up to their national teams for this Summer’s EURO 2016 in France. Please take a look on our Facebook page for more pictures and videos of yesterday’s celebrations.

And finally, our entire staff would like to thank you for following and liking our social media accounts and reading our articles on a daily basis. We hope you will continue to visit our website and follow our social media accounts during the upcoming exciting transfer window and of course next season, both in the Süper Lig and the UEFA Champions League!

 

FORZA BLACK EAGLES!

 

 

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Kaan Bayazit

Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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