Official name: Eskisehirspor

    City: Eskisehir, Turkey

    Best League Performance: runners-up
    (most recent - 1972/73)
    Best Cup Performance:     

    Fortis Turkey Cup winners once



Eskisehirspor's Portuguese players

Pele (born September 14, 1987)

Portuguese under-21 midfielder Pele used the 2007 Toulon Tournament and subsequent U-20 World Cup in Canada to make a name for himself and earn a move to Italian champions Internazionale. The talented youngster had previously been building his career with Vitoria Guimaraes, having been released by Benfica in 2005 when he was 17.

Although Pele showed glimpses of his undoubted ability under Roberto Mancini in Milan, replacement manager Jose Mourinho was prepared to let the midfielder go as part of the deal which saw Ricardo Quaresma arrive from Porto. Pele struggled to make an impact on his return to Portugal, and Porto agreed to loan him out to Portsmouth for the remainder of the 2008/09 season, and then Valladolid in Spain the following year. Upon his arrival at the Dragao, new Porto boss Andre Villas Boas decided Pele did not figure in his plans, and the midfielder was sold to Turkish club Eskisehirspor for €1m.




Name: Eskisehir Ataturk Stadium

Capacity: 13,520