Rasim Kara

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Rasim Kara
Rasim Kara (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-06-10) 10 June 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth Eskişehir, Turkey
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Eskişehir Işıkspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1972 Uşakspor
1972–1976 Bursaspor 76 (1)
1976–1984 Beşiktaş JK 130 (3)
National team
1975–1978 Turkey 9 (0)
Teams managed
1986 Antalyaspor (assistant)
1986 Antalyaspor
1988–1989 Uzunköprüspor
1990–1996 Turkey (assistant)
1996–1997 Beşiktaş
1997–1998 Bursaspor
1998–1999 Dardanelspor
2000 Çaykur Rizespor
2000 Kocaelispor
2001–2002 Yozgatspor
2002–2003 Ottawa Wizards
2005–2006 Khazar Lankaran
2006–2007 Qarabağ
2008 Khazar Lankaran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rasim Kara (born 10 June 1950), is a former Turkey international football goalkeeper and manager. He is one of the sportsmen who served Turkish side Beşiktaş both as a player and coach.


Football career[edit]

Born in Eskişehir, Kara began playing as a goalkeeper with the youth side of Eskişehir Işıkspor. He would later join Uşakspor and Bursaspor. During his tenure with Bursaspor, he was promoted to the national team.[1] He reached his peak of career with joining Beşiktaş in 1975/76 season where he will have spent his nine years. He achieved the Turkish League title in 1981/82 season. Kara retired football in 1984.

Kara played for Turkey in the UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying rounds.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

Kara trained Antalyaspor[3] prior to his vice-coaching tasks with Sepp Piontek and Fatih Terim subsequently for Turkish national team. Most notably, he contributed the success of team accessing the Euro 96 for the very first time in history. Following this achievement, he was hired by Beşiktaş as team coach.

Whilst his one season period with Beşiktaş in 1996/97, Kara showed some decent displays as team had competed for the title for the very last week just after Galatasaray. Team also broke the "top average scoring per year" record, with creating one of the best performances in European cups. Despite this successful season, Kara had to leave the team. After that, he owned Bursaspor, Çanakkale Dardanelspor, Çaykur Rizespor, Kocaelispor within short terms.

Kara also coached abroad. He coached Canadian side Ottawa Wizards and led the team for a league title. Then he moved to Azerbaijan, east neighbour of Turkey for coaching FK Khazar Lenkoran. He was in charge for two years there before he signed for FK Qarabağ. He unexpectedly left FK Qarabağ a week before the start of the 2008–09 season, despite having one-year contract with the club and moved back to his former team FK Khazar Lenkoran. Has been penalized for his attitude by Football Federation of Azerbaijan AFFA and forced to pay compensation to his former club.


  1. ^ http://www.eu-football.info/_player.php?id=17400
  2. ^ Haisma, Marcel & Van den Elsen, John (2 October 2009). "European Championship 1976 (Details)". RSSSF.
  3. ^ http://www.mackolik.com/Antrenor/2016/Rasim-Kara

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