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The former Turkey captain scored 134 goals for Fenerbahce between 1979 and 1986 and also had a successful career as a pundit

Former Turkey captain Selcuk Yula has died at the age of 53 after suffering a heart attack in Istanbul on Tuesday morning.

Yula, who was a prolific striker, began his career at Sekerspor AS in 1977 but spent the peak years of his career with Fenerbahce, who he signed for two years later.

He finished as the league's top scorer in 1981-82 and 1982-83 and went on to score 134 goals for the Turkish giants. He lifted the Turkish Cup and two championship titles at the club during a successful period for the side.

He also played for the national team between 1981 and 1988, scoring four goals in 22 appearances and ended his playing career at Galatasaray in 1992.

Following retirement, Yula became a popular pundit, working for Fener's official club TV channel and also as a columnist for Turkish sports daily Fotomac.

In 2005 and 2007 he was voted Best Sports Critic of the Year in a poll voted for by Fenerbahce fans.

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