İsmail Kartal

İsmail Kartal
Personal information
Full name İsmail Kartal
Date of birth (1961-06-15) 15 June 1961
Place of birth İstanbul, Turkey
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Gaziantepspor (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Sarıyer 0 (0)
1982–1983 Gaziantepspor 59 (2)
1983–1993 Fenerbahçe 236 (15)
1993–1994 Denizlispor 32 (12)
1994 Adanaspor 7 (1)
Total 334 (30)
National team
1982–1985 Turkey 6 (0)
1982–1984 Turkey U21 3 (1)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Fenerbahçe (youth)
1997–1999 Fenerbahçe (assistant)
2000–2001 Karabükspor
2003–2004 Fenerbahçe (youth)
2004–2005 Sivasspor
2005–2006 Mardinspor
2006 Altay
2006–2007 Mardinspor
2007–2008 Malatyaspor
2008 Orduspor
2008–2010 Konya Anadolu Selçukspor
2010–2014 Fenerbahçe (assistant)
2014–2015 Fenerbahçe
2015 Eskişehirspor
2016– Gaziantepspor

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

İsmail Kartal (born 15 June 1961 in Istanbul, Turkey), also known as Arap İsmail, is a former Turkish footballer and currently the manager of Gaziantepspor.[1]

Club career

He played 10 seasons in the Turkish Super Lig. He won two national league titles with Fenerbahce SK in 1984–85 and 1988–89 seasons. He played for Denizlispor and Adanaspor at the end of his football player career.

International career

Kartal made six appearances for the senior Turkey national football team from 1982 through 1985.[2]

Managerial career

After his retirement he started his management career and coached Karabukspor, Sivasspor, Mardinspor, Altay, Malatyaspor, Orduspor and Konya Anadolu Selçukspor. He led Sivasspor to win TFF First League title for the first time in club's history.[3] Between 1997 to 1999 and 2010 to 2014, he was the assistant coach at Fenerbahce SK. After Ersun Yanal's resignation, Kartal took over as manager of the club.[4][5] At the end of the 2014–15 Süper Lig season, he officially announced his resignation as manager of Fenerbahçe, though it was clear beforehand that he would not be manager for the next season.[1]


Managerial honours



  1. 1 2 "İsmail Kartal istifa etti!". MİLLİYET HABER - TÜRKİYE'NİN HABER SİTESİ. 30 May 2015.
  2. "İSMAİL KARTAL". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  3. "2004-2005 Sezonu TFF".
  4. "İSMAİL KARTAL - Teknik Adamlar Bilgi Detayı TFF".
  5. "Fenerbahçe, İsmail Kartal'ı açıkladı!". MILLIYET HABER - TÜRKIYE'NIN HABER SITESI. 12 August 2014.
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