Ex Juventus club lawyer Cesare Zaccone to help Fenerbahce launch €500m lawsuit after being cleared of match-fixing


Former Juventus club lawyer Cesare Zaccone will help Fenerbahçe launch a lawsuit against the Turkish footballing authorities after being cleared of match-fixing.

The Yellow Canaries could be set to make in excess of €500 million according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik.

Fenerbahçe will be suing for loss of European football revenues and damage to the reputation of the club.

Fenerbahçe president Aziz Yıldırım as well as several high-profile suspects including Olgun Peker, Şekip Mosturoğlu, Cemil Turan, İlhan Ekşioğlu, Mecnun Odyakmaz, Bülent Uygun, İbrahim Akın, Ümit Karan and Gökçek Vederson have been acquitted of all charges in the match-fixing case.

The match-fixing case surrounds Fenerbahçe’s 2010-2011 season league title, in which the Yellow Canaries beat Trabzonspor to the championship on goal difference.

Fenerbahçe president Aziz Yıldırım, along with fellow Fenerbahçe officials İlhan Ekşioğlu, Şekip Mosturoğlu, Tamer Yelkovan and Cemil Turan were charged with match fixing and trying to influence the outcome of games.

The suspects were unable to file an appeal until the Specially Authorized Courts, which oversaw the match-fixing trial were abolished in March 2013.

The Yellow Canaries have always questioned the legitimacy of the trial and are expected to seek compensation for loss of earning and damage to reputation a source close to the club told Turkish-football.com.