Fatih Terim Biography

March 29, 2020
First published on:March 29, 2020
by Jack Ol

Facts of Fatih Terim

Birth Name Fatih Terim
Birth Place Adana, Turkey
Famous Name Fatih Terim
Father Talat Terim
Mother Nuriye Terim
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary €3 million
Current team Galatasaray (manager)
Nationality Turkish
Profession Football Manager
Currently Married Yes
Married to Fulya Terim m. 1982
Children Two

Fatih Terim is a Turkish footballer-turned-manager who currently manages Super Lig side Galatasaray S.K. A professional football manager since 1987; he has managed the club, such as Ankaragücü, Göztepe, Turkey U21, Turkey, Fiorentina, and Milan. In December 2008, he was ranked the seventh-best football manager in the world by World Soccer Magazine in 2008.

Born on 4th September 1953, Fatih Terim turned professional in football in 1969, playing five seasons for Adana Demirspor and then to Galatasaray until 1985. 

Salary & Net Worth As Of 2020

As of 2020, Fatih Terim has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. The significant source of his income is considered his football career: initially as a player and later manager. 

Fatih Terim extends Galatasaray contract SOURCE: turkishfootballnews

On 25th May 2019, Terim agreed to extend his contract, a 2+3 years deal with Galatasaray with an improved salary rumored to be around €3 million per season. The amount will be paid in Turkish Lira due to the legislation passed by Turkish President Erdogan to combat the weakened currency exchange.

Is Fatih Terim Married? Know His Personal Life

He is married to Fulya Terim. The couple tied the knot in 1982 while he was playing for Galatasaray. The couple shares two daughters, Merve and Buse.

Terim's wife and daughter SOURCE: beIN SPORTS

The two little baby girl has now grown up to graceful ladies and settled into their own life. Merve, 36, is married to Ahmet Baran and blessed with a son Yaman Çetin. Similarly,  Buse is married to Volkan Bahçekapılı and has two daughters Nil Bahçekapılı and Naz Bahçekapılı. 

Tested Positive With COVID-19

On 23rd March 2020, Terim tested positive with coronavirus. He tweeted, “I’m in good hands at the hospital. Don’t worry. I’ll make another announcement as soon as possible.” Fatih has no known underlying health problems but, at 66 years of age, is considered a higher risk.

Later four days, Galatasaray’s Vice Chairman Abdurrahim Albayrak was placed under quarantine and later tested positive for the disease. Turkey’s Sports Ministry has, in the meantime, postponed all sports matches. 

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Family & Early Life

Fatih Terim was born to Nuriye and Talat Terim, in Adana, Turkey. His father, Talat, is a Turkis Cypriot who emigrated to Turkey. Hr grew up alongside his brother named, Taner Terim. 

Reportedly, he grew up in facing a financial problem, and he was the only player in the Adana Demirspor who was being paid secretly by the club at the time.




  • Türkiye Kupası: 1975–76, 1981–82, 1984–85
  • Turkish Super Cup: 1982


Turkey U-21

  • Mediterranean Games: 1993


  • UEFA European Championship: 2008 Semi-finalist


  • UEFA Cup: 1999–00
  • Süper Lig (8): 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Türkiye Kupası (3): 1998–99, 1999–00, 2018–19
  • Süper Kupa (5): 1996, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2019

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