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Vincent Aboubakar wins Turkish Super Lig with Besiktas

By Beng Emmanuel

Indomitable Lions striker Vincent Aboubakar has won his second Turkish Super Lig title with Besiktas since returning to the club in 2020 from Porto.  

Vincent Aboubakar won the Turkish Super Lig while on loan at Besiktas in 2016/2017.

The champions elect beat Goztepe 2-1 in the final fixture of the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday, to claim their first domestic league triumph since the 2016/2017 season. 

Alpaslan Ozturk cancelled out Domagoj opener to help the host avoid defeat. But Rachid Ghezzal scored the winner for Besiktas at the 69th minute to wrap-up the tightly contested title race. The Black and white finished the Super League with an equal 84 pts with closest challengers, Galatasaray who failed to cover up their goal deficit. 

Besiktas have become the third most successful club in Turkish history after winning their sixteenth (16) domestic league title. They are three behind second placed Fenerbahce with nineteen (19) and record champions Galatasaray with twenty-two (22). 

Besiktas and Galatasaray finished with equal number of points at the top of the Turkish Super Lig

Vincent Aboubakar played a pivotal role to help Besiktas end her three season trophy drought (2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020). 

The 29-year-old re-joined his former club after a spell in Portugal in September 2020. He has played 26 matches, scoring 15 goals and recording five assist.  

Aboubakar is Besiktas’ second highest goal scorer this season. His teammate Cyle Larin has scored only three goals better than him. 

His domestic success comes barely a week after compatriot Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting won his maiden Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.  It is his ninth major trophy in his career and his fifth in the top tier. 

Honours 

• Coton Sport : Cameroon Premiere Division: 2009–10

• Beşiktaş : Süper Lig: 2016–17, 2020–21

Porto 

• Primeira Liga: 2017–18, 2019–20

• Taça de Portugal: 2019–20

• Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2018

International

• Cameroon: Africa Cup of Nations: 2017

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