Coşkun Özarı (January 4, 1931 – June 22, 2011) was a Turkish football player and coach.
|Full name||Coşkun Özarı|
|Date of birth||4 January 1931|
|Place of birth||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Date of death||22 June 2011 80)(aged|
|Place of death||Istanbul, Turkey|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born 1931 in Istanbul, Coşkun Özarı joined Galatasaray as a very young student. After graduating from Galatasaray Lycee, he first appeared in the Galatasaray starting line-up at the age of 17. The backbone of Galatasaray, as well as the national team defense for the next 13 years, Özarı was known for his hard tackling, but mild manners.
Özarı's career as a player ended early due to his desire to become a coach. In 1961, he attended a coaching seminar in England, led by Walter Winterbottom. When he returned home, he became Galatasaray's assistant coach. Three years later, he took over the head coach position from Kılıç and led the team to four championships.
When he was appointed national team coach, in 1965, he coached the team for 10 years. He managed the team from 1972 to 1976. He ended his coaching career in 1986 and became a sportswriter.
Coşkun Özarı died on June 22, 2011 at a hospital in Istanbul. Following the religious funeral service held at Teşvikiye Mosque, attended by officials of major football clubs, his body was laid to rest at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.
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