Fenerbahce begins its Turkish league title defense on Friday against newly promoted Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor. Here's what Fenerbahce and Istanbul rivals Galatasaray and Besiktas have done
to help themselves for the 2007-08 season. FENERBAHCE.
Former Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos
be at home at Fenerbahce, which is coached by former Brazilian great Zico
. Other Brazilian players include newly appointed captain Alex de Souza
, forward Deivid de Souza
and defender Edu Dracena
and Mehmet Aurelio
have dual Brazilian and Turkish citizenship. GALATASARAY.
Galatasaray's major signing is also a Brazilian. Lincoln
was signed from German club Schalke 04, which he led to second place in the Bundesliga. It
also added another midfielder in Swedish international Tobias Linderoth
from FC Copenhagen. BESIKTAS.
Besiktas snapped up two Fenerbahce players -- veteran keeper Rustu Recber
and midfielder Mehmet Yozgatli
also signed a pair of midfielders from abroad: Chilean international Rodrigo Tello
from Portugal's Sporting and Frenchman Edouard Cisse
from Paris St. Germain.