Chairman's New Year Message

I wish each one of you a year of happiness, good health and prosperity.

Dear Beşiktaş Fans,

Each New Year offers us a new beginning – a fresh start full of hope, opportunities and determination to succeed. As an experienced management, we are ready to meet its challenges. But without your support Beşiktaş JK cannot push forward, so we must bond together like one big family. In any case, after an extremely difficult year, 2012 is going to be the year of Beşiktaş.       

Half of the season gone is already gone, but our football team is still fighting on three fronts – Spor Toto Super League, Turkish Cup and UEFA Europa League. Their performance in the Europa League, in which we advanced to knockout rounds as group leaders, made us all proud. For this, I would like to congratulate all our players and coaches. I trust our team will keep up the good work to achieve greater success. With this opportunity, I welcome back Mr. Tayfur Havutçu, who will be our General Director next year.      

The events of the past year made us realize that we actually didn’t have too many friends outside the community. That’s the reason why I keep stressing the importance of our unity over and over because divided we fall, united, we stand tall. We have also learnt some valuable lessons from our past mistakes, which we hope to avoid this coming year. I want you to know that Beşiktaş JK is well on the road to becoming a world-class club. We will not cease our efforts until we get there.   

I wish each one of you a year of happiness, good health and prosperity.

With deepest love and respect,

Yıldırım Demirören
Chairman, Beşiktaş JK