The Little Ones Get the Go-ahead

Over the weekend, matches in the Istanbul Ülker Miniminikler Football League got underway with 93 games played on 25 different football fields. There was a lot of interest in the games of the 197 teams from 22 groups that participate in the league. The provincial Youth and Sports Director, Tamer Taşpınar is a great supporter of the league.

Matches in the Istanbul Ülker Miniminikler Football Championship got underway over the weekend with 93 games played on 25 different football fields.  The event was organized by the Provincial Youth and Sports Department and sponsored by Ülker, whose name is part of the league name.  The single-elimination tournament was for players born in 1997 and 1998, based on the league and point style. Teams who advance to the final 8 can have 7 spare players.  The duration of an elimination match is 2X25 minutes, played with a number 3 ball.   

Commenting on the Ülker Miniminikler League’s 93 matches in that were played in 25 locations over the weekend, Provincial Youth and Sports Director Tamer Taşpınar had this to say: “The reason we organized this tournament was to get our little footballers off the streets and provide coaching to our tiny, small and star teams of players.  More clubs than we had expected took part in the championship. That has made us very happy. The matches were held in central locations to make them more accessible.  Licensed regional referees officiated at the matches.  The Istanbul Youth and Sports Management spare no sacrifice. We are always at the service of our clubs.”

Full results:

H. Taştepe-Kosova Güçspor: 3-1

1907 A.Ç Çeşme-Güneştepe: 1-0

Istanbul Bulancak-Bahçelievler Olimpik: 1-1

Cennet Barbaros-Halkalı Yenidoğan: 0-7

Y. Esnaf-S. Kartal: 7-1

B. Kartaltepe-Altınordu: 5-3

Yenibosnaspor-Bahçelievler: 0-5

Bakırköyspor-Güngörenspor: 3-4

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