Alex De Souza wants to play testimonial game Fenerbahce at Sukru Saracoglu stadium

Fenerbahçe legend Alex de Souza has revealed that he still wants to play a testimonial game at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium.

“I still want to play against in Kadıköy,” Alex told Şampiy10.

Alex left the club after falling out with former manager Aykut Kocaman and current president Aziz Yıldırım.

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Fenerbahçe fans criticised the decision and protested the board for not giving Alex a better send off.

The supporters raised funds and built a statue in Alex’s honour.

The statue was paid for by the fans was erected next to the statue of another club legend Lefter Küçükandonyadis in the Kadıköy Yoğurtçu park, a short distance from the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium.

Alex retired from football following the 2-2 draw between Coritiba and Bahia.

The former Brazil international came onto the field with a joint Fenerbahçe and Coritiba flag before the game.

The former Fenerbahçe captain joined the Istanbul club from Cruzeiro for €4 million in 2004.

Alex guided the Istanbul club to three Turkish Super League titles including a memorable 2006-07 championship trophy on the Yellow Canaries centenary year.

The 37-year-old playmaker spent eight years in Istanbul scoring 104 goals in 398 games for the Turkish giants.

Alex also has 49 caps for the Seleção, helped win the 1998 Copa America and captained his nation to their 2004 Copa America title.

 

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