Chairman's Message

Dear Beşiktaş Family,

In the month of March, as part of our efforts to make Beşiktaş a globally recognised and respected sports brand, we signed a media partnership agreement with the Japanese media giants Mainichi-Sponichi Group. On the other hand, the addition of Japanese star Shinji Kagawa to our football squad during the winter break has increased our Japanese fans around the world  substantially. In the meantime, San-en NeoPhoenix of the Japan’s top basketball league has become a “brother team” to our Beşiktaş Sompo Japan. Within this globalisation move, we will play a series of exhibition games both in Japan and Malaysia next season and introduce our teams to the Far East.

Together with determination, hard work, hope and your support, Beşiktaş JK, who have been a pioneering club in Turkish sports for more than a century, will continue to break new grounds and enter new frontiers.

At the end of my message, I congratulate our men’s handball team’s coaches and players for winning this season’s national title, an enviable and unsurpassable Turkish record of 11th straight and 15th overall crown.

My best wishes to you all.

Fikret Orman
Executive Chairman,
Beşiktaş JK