Friday, May 25, 2007

Alex Leading All Scorers Going Into Final Game


With the Turkcell Super Lig Championship in hand, Fenerbahce is looking to add one more accomplishment to their 2007 resume this weekend. Brazilian star Alex de Souza is leading all scorers going into the final weekend with 18 goals, and he could become the first Yellow Canary to win the league's scoring title since the 1994-1995 season.
Alex currently has 19 goals on the season, only one ahead of Galatasaray's Umit Karan. According to the Turkish Daily News, Alex would become only the third foreign-born player to win the scoring title and the first non-Turk to win it for Fenerbahce. Aykut Kocaman was the last Fenerbahce player to win the award with his astounding 27-goal season twelve years ago.
Should Alex win the title with 19 goals, it will be the fewest goals for a scoring title since Hakan Sukur won the title in 1999 with 19 goals. Adding to the drama is the fact that Alex and Fener have reportedly hit a wall in their contract negotiations, with both sides unable to reach an agreement. Rumors have been circulating that Alex will cross the Bosphorous and sign with Besiktas, but Fener does not seem resigned to losing their top scorer just yet.

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