City Football Group & Istanbul Basaksehir announce collaboration!

City Football Group (CFG) and İstanbul Başakşehir (IBFK) have announced a football collaboration agreement.

The agreement will see CFG will provide consultation across various footballing projects – including long-term football strategy, recruitment, scouting and coaching methodology – as IBFK aim to grow and strive for success.

CFG will provide advice focused on achieving long-term plans and sustainability, with best-practice guidance across player recruitment strategies, academy development and use of data insights.

In turn, the collaboration will help CFG grow knowledge and develop relationships in Turkey, an ambitious football nation and developer of talent. This will also provide CFG with an opportunity to collaborate across emerging football areas with a Club that has a shared vision.

Brian Marwood, Managing Director of Global Football at City Football Group, said, “We are delighted to sign this collaboration agreement with İstanbul Başakşehir. We are very proud of the unique expertise and experience we have within CFG Global Football and look forward to working with the Club to further support the growth of football in Turkey.”

Göksel Gümüşdağ, President of İstanbul Başakşehir FK, commented, “İstanbul Başakşehir FK has achieved many firsts in Turkish football despite its young age and today, with this collaboration with the leading football group in the World, it marks another milestone for İstanbul Başakşehir and Turkish football. From the very beginning, we have reiterated at every opportunity that our vision and goals are different and today underlines this expression again. We are very happy, proud and excited. I would like to thank all the people in City Football Group for their approach and support in the process. I hope it will be beneficial for Başakşehir FK and Turkish football.”

Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer at City Football Group, continued, “Turkey is a passionate football country, and we are looking forward to working together with Başakşehir on strategic football projects. We aim to contribute to the Club success on the pitch and to develop great football expertise and intelligence in Turkey.”

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