Turkey - Istanbul League 1904-1918


The first İstanbul League was called "The Constantinople Football League" (also called İstanbul Pazar Lig) and started in the 1904/05 season.
The CFL put up a shield as an award. The competition would be played for ten years. Each season's winner was written on a silver plate and the shield was awarded to the club with most wins over those ten years.
Champions İstanbul League 1904-1959

1904/05

Final Standings:

 1.HMS Imogene
 2.Moda FC
 3.Cadi-keuy FC
 4.Elpis FC


1905/06

Reported Final Table:

 1.Cadi-keuy FC      6   6  0  0  18- 3  12  Champions
 2.HMS Imogene       6            11- 7  10  [8?]
 3.Moda FC           6             2- 9   2  [4?]
 4.Elpis FC          6   0  0  6   1-13   0 

NB: given that Imogene must have lost twice to Cadi-keuy it is not clear how they come
    to be listed with 10 points - presumably this should be 8; likewise Moda must have
    beaten Elpis twice and therefore obtained 4 points (unless not all teams met each
    other twice).


1906/07

Reported Final Table:

 1.Cadi-keuy FC      4   2  2  0  12- 3   6  Champions
 2.Moda FC           4   2  1  1  10- 3   5 
 3.HMS Imogene       3   1  1  1   3- 1   3
 4.Galatasaray SK    3   0  2  1   1- 4   2
 5.Elpis FC          2   0  0  2   0-15   0     

NB: remaining two matches of Elpis apparently not played due to irrelevance

Cross Table:

       Cad Mod Imo Gal Elp
   Cad xxx 3-2 0-0 1-1 8-0
   Mod 2-3 xxx 1-0 0-0 7-0
   Imo 0-0 0-1 xxx 3-0 n/p
   Gal 1-1 0-0 0-3 xxx n/p
   Elp 0-8 0-7 n/p n/p xxx


1907/08

Final Standings:

 1.Moda FC
 2.Cadi-keuy FC
 3.Galatasaray SK
 4.Elpis FC
 5.HMS Imogene 


1908/09

Final Standings:

 1.Galatasaray SK
 2.Cadi-keuy FC
 3.Moda FC
 4.HMS Imogene


1909/10

Final Standings:

 1.Galatasaray SK
 2.Strugglers FC 
 3.Moda FC
 4.Cadi-keuy FC
 5.Fenerbahçe SK
 6.Elpis FC


1910/11

Reported Final Table:

 1.Galatasaray SK    8   8  0  0  26- 2  16  Champions
 2.Progress FC       8   3  2  3   7-18   8 
 3.Cadi-keuy FC      8   2  1  5   6- 0   5 
 4.Strugglers FC     8   2  0  6   6- 5   4 
 5.Fenerbahçe SK     8   1  1  6   2-22   3 

NB: apparently two matches were awarded 0-0 losses against both teams, presumably both
    involving Cadi-keuy.


1911/12

Reported Final Table:

 1.Fenerbahçe SK     8   5  3  0  16- 5  21  Champions
 2.Rumblers FC       8   4  3  1  18- 9  19 
 3.Strugglers FC     8   4  2  2  13- 8  18 
 4.Progress FC       8   1  1  6  10-20  11 
 5.Cadi-keuy FC      8   1  0  7   6-21  10 

NB: 3-2-1 point system; one more loss than win, odd number of draws and points.


1913/14

Reported Final Table:

 1.Fenerbahçe SK    10   8  2  0  36- 6  18  Champions
 2.Progress FC      10   5  2  3  18- 8  12 
 3.Rumblers FC      10   4  4  2  22-15  12 
 4.Galatasaray SK   10   3  4  3  19-13  10 
 5.Strugglers FC    10   2  2  6   9-26   6 
 6.Telefoncular FC  10   0  0 10   2-38   0 

NB: apparently one match was awarded a 0-0 loss against both teams.


1914/15

NB: played in two groups, with group winners playing off for the championship

Group 1

Reported Final Table:

 1.Galatasaray       7   5  0  2  36-11  10  Playoff
 2.Anadolu Üsküdar   7                   10  Playoff
 3.Anadolu Hisari Idman Yurdu 
 4.Altinordu Idman Yurdu      
 5.Süleymaniye Sirkeci  
NB: possibly Süleymaniye withdrew at halfway stage

Playoff
Galatasaray             3-2 Anadolu Üsküdar

Group 2

Final Table:

 1.Fenerbahçe        8   8  0  0  32- 5  16   Final
 2.Türk Idman Ocagi  8   5  1  2  14- 9  11 
 3.Darüssafaka       8   3  2  3  11-13   8
 4.Hilal             8   1  2  5   9-20   4
 5.Darülmuallimin    8   0  1  7   6-25   1

Final [Feb 11, 1916 (sic)]
Fenerbahçe              3-1 Galatasaray


1915/16

NB: starting from this season, a 3-2-1 point system was used, with clubs receiving
    no points for forfeit losses

Final Table:

 1.Galatasaray      10   7  2  1  31-12  25  [-1]  Champions
 2.Fenerbahçe       10   6  2  2  36-10  24
 3.Altinordu 
 4.Anadolu Üsküdar 
 5.Sülemaniye 
 6.Anadolu Hisari 
NB: Galatasaray apparently forfeited the match they lost


1916/17

Final Table:

 1.Altinordu         9   8  1  0    -    26  Champions
 2.Anadolu Üsküdar   9   6  0  3    -    21
 3.Fenerbahçe        9   3  2  4  19-13  17
 4.Sülemaniye        9   4  0  5    -    17
 5.Galatasaray       9   2  0  7  16-26  13   
 6.Anadolu Hisari    5   0  1  4    -     6


1917/18

Final Table:

 1.Altinordu        10   9  0  1  23- 9  28  Champions
 2.Fenerbahçe       10   6  1  3  31-10  23
 3.Sülemaniye       10                   22
 4.Anadolu Üsküdar  10                   16
 5.Anadolu Hisari   10                   15
 6.Galatasaray      10   3  0  7  10- 6  11  [-5]
NB: Galatasaray forfeited 5 matches, presumably all in second half of season


Champions İstanbul League 1904-1959

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