Elazigspor Break World Record After Making 22 Transfers In Under Two Hours

Elazigspor pulled off 22 transfers inside two hours on transfer deadline day, breaking the world record for most deals completed in the shortest space of time in the process.

The Eastern Anatolian based side had a transfer ban imposed on them which was lifted just two hours before the end of the transfer window.

Elazigspor club members and local government officials lobbied the Turkish Football Federation to lift the ban before the end of the window.

Their efforts were successful, the TFF lifted the ban with one hour and twenty minutes remaining.

Elazigspor had already prepared for the possibility of the transfer ban being lifted early but faced the uphill task of completing 22 deals and registering each player before the end of the window.

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The TFF 1. Lig side completed the following transfers:

Ahmet Burak Solakel, Bakemenga, Emir Gökçe, Murat Ceylan, Kadir Bekmezci, Rüştü Hanlı, Serdar Özbayraktar, Tufan Kelleci, Yiğitcan Erdoğan, Diallo and Georgiadis signed until the end of the season.

Abdulkadir Kayalı, Ahmet Sabri Fener, Cengizhan Akgün, Emrah Gür, Muhammed İldiz, Serge Akakpo, Boubacar Traore, Dersim Sahan Kaynak, Gökhan Akkan, Mustafa Eskihellaç and Nuh Naci Kırlankıçoğlu meanwhile signed 1.5-year deals.

Elazigspor then proceded to sack manager Orhan Kaynak and are currently in the process of appointing a new head coach.