Rıdvan Dilmen

Ridvan Dilmen (2009)

Ridvan Dilmen ( born August 15, 1962 in Nazilli, Aydın Province ) is a former Turkish football player, football coach and current football expert with the Turkish NTV television.

Playing career


Ridvan Dilmen played during his youth for Sümerspor. He was also a professional football player. After two years as a professional in Sümerspor changed Dilmen to Muglaspor. With Muglaspor managed the winger from the amateur league to rise in the second league. His coach at the time, Kemal Dirikan said at the time about Dilmen: "He has the intelligence as the devil "; since he is nicknamed " Şeytan Ridvan " ( German: Ridvan the Devil). After just one season left Dilmen Muglaspor and moved to the Süper Lig to Boluspor.

Dilmen played three years for Boluspor. During his time at Boluspor Dilmen made ​​his debut for the Turkish national football team. In 1983 he went to league rivals Sariyer SK. In Sarıyerspor he is one of the lead players. After four seasons Ridvan Dilmen moved to giants Fenerbahce.

In the 1988/89 season Dilmen became the first and only time Turkish soccer champions. He even scored with 19 goals and his teammate Hasan Vizier 's second most goals. Only his teammate Aykut Kocaman, Striker, was even more successful, with 29 goals. For Dilmen it was the highlight of his playing career. In the season 1989/90 Dilmen suffered a torn ACL during a game against Trabzonspor. From then on, his career was marked by long-term injuries. Dilmen mostly returned back early from his injury, even though the doctors forbade him. In his last years, graduated Dilmen per season less than ten games.

1994 his contract was dissolved at his own request. On 31 January 1996 ended Ridvan Dilmen his career with a farewell game for good. With its fast pace and good ball control Dilmen belonged in the 1980s in Turkey the most important midfielders.

Throughout his career Dilmen never saw the red card.


Dilmen completed his debut for Turkey on September 6, 1984 against the Soviet Union. He scored his first international goal in a 3-1 win against Greece on 21 September 1988. Ridvan Dilmen played the last time Turkish national football team on 28 September 1992 against San Marino.

Coaching career

In the 1996/97 season was Dilmen at the request of Ali Şen sports director at Fenerbahce, but the employment was terminated at the end of the season. Subsequently, the former midfielder worked as a TV pundit. In 1998 he took over the coaching job at second division Vanspor. Upon assuming office, the team was awarded 0 points on the bottom of the table. He still managed with his team in the same season advance to the first league. Fenerbahce took to the start of the 1999/2000 season, his former protégé as a coach under contract. Although the team had a good start in the Süper Lig Dilmen occurred after the early exit in the second round of the UEFA Cup against MTK Budapest FC back.

Later Ridvan Dilmen in Altay Izmir, Adanaspor and Karşıyaka SK worked, but without success.

  • Turkish soccer champions: 1989
  • TFF Super Cup: 1990
  • Prime Minister Cup 1989, 1992


Ridvan Dilmen is currently employed as a football expert with the Turkish news channel NTV. For several years, he is an expert in the transmission % 100 Futbol ( German: 100 percent football). In the games of the Turkish national football team, he is a co-commentator. In addition, he has worked for the daily newspaper Sabah columnist since August 2010.

Dilmen has often proved to be a co-commentator his football tactical intelligence. In many situation suspect the former midfielder, that in the next few seconds a goal might fall. Mostly with the saying Gol olur ( German: it could be a door fall ). This meant that Rıdvam Dilmen a cameo appearance in the film AROG received and a commercial for the Rasierhersteller Gillette turned, together with David Beckham. Both in the film and in advertising, he says his famous sentence Gol olur.