Besiktas in the UEFA Champions League

Turkey’s sole contender in this year’s UEFA Champions League, the top European football club competition, is Besiktas.

The group stages just ended this week and Besiktas achieved something that no other Turkish football club has done in the competition so far. They completed their group stage matches undefeated with 14 points, after winning 4 and drawing 2 of their games. This represents the highest number of group stage points ever collected by a Turkish football club in the UEFA Champions League.

I congratulate Besiktas and the club’s fans on this excellent performance, and look forward to seeing what’s next in store. It could be quite surprising.


Also published on Medium.