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Ahmet Çakar
Born (1962-08-03) 3 August 1962 (age 61)
Other names Ahmet "Goethe" Çakar
Occupation Medicine, football referee
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Years League Role
1990–1999 1. Lig Referee
Years League Role
1992–1999 FIFA-listed Referee

Ahmet Murat Çakar (born 3 August 1962) is a Turkish doctor, sportscaster, actor and a former football referee. According to IFFHS, he is one of the world's best referees of the quarter of a century. Described as "Turkey's most controversial football pundit", he is famous for his bold claims and humorous manner, and is popular in Turkey both as a pundit and an internet meme.


He was born in Istanbul in August 3, 1962. He completed his high school education at Istanbul Erkek Lisesi in 1980. He then graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Istanbul University.

He is famous for the abrasive but funny manner in which he presents the Show TV sports programme Altıpas, being described as "Turkey's most controversial football pundit". He also writes sports articles for Sabah newspaper. He is a medical doctor as well. Currently he is a commentator on the Turkish football television programme Beyaz Futbol, on Beyaz TV. According to IFFHS, he is one of the world's best referees of the quarter of a century.

Major matches refereed

Date Match Tournament Ref
6 March 1993 Uruguay – Ghana (1-1) 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
11 March 1993 Germany – Uruguay (1-2) 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship
20 March 1993 Ghana – Brazil (1-2) 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship Final
7 April 1993 Beşiktaş J.K. – Galatasaray S.K. (2-2) 1992-93 Turkish Cup Final
4 May 1994 Beşiktaş J.K. – Galatasaray S.K. (3-2) 1993-94 Turkish Cup Final
1 March 1995 A.C. MilanBenfica (2-0) 1994–95 UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals
5 April 1995 Bayern Munich – Ajax Amsterdam (0-0) 1994–95 UEFA Champions League Semi-finals
11 April 1996 Galatasaray S.K. – Fenerbahçe S.K. (1-0) 1995–96 Turkish Cup Final
18 June 1996 RomaniaSpain (1-2) UEFA Euro 1996 1. round
19 March 1997 Trabzonspor – Kocaelispor (1-1) 1996–97 Turkish Cup Final

Television career

Acting career

Year Movie Role
2009 Kanal-İ-Zasyon Himself
2009 No Ofsayt Himself
2016 Adam Mısın! Himself

TV shows

Year Programme Role
2001–2004, 2011 Telegol Himself
2007 Ahmet Çakar'la Şansa Bak Himself
2009 Ahmet Çakar'la Zor Karar Himself
2011– Beyaz/Derin Futbol Himself
2013 Söz Sende Himself
2013 Var Mısın Yok Musun Himself
2015 Dada Dandinista Himself
2016 Elin Oğlu Himself
2016 3 Adam Himself
2016 Renkli Sayfalar Himself
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