Vahap Özaltay

Football, Football player

1908 – 1965

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Who was Vahap Özaltay?

Vahap Özaltay was a Turkish footballer, notable for his career at Altay S.K., being the first professional football player in Turkey, being the first Turkish player to ever play for a foreign club,. He chose his last name based on his love for Altay.

Özaltay was born in 1908 in Istanbul. He was the son of a civil servant. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to Aydin. Shortly after the Greek Occupation of Izmir on 21 May 1919, his family moved to Kastamonu. He started his football career in Kastamonu.

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Born
1908
İzmir
Died
Jun 10, 1965

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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