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Tansel Baser to leave South Melbourne

Tansel Baser to leave South Melbourne

Monday, 22 October 2007 11:41 AM

South Melbourne Football Club would like to extend it’s best wishes to veteran Tansel Baser, following his decision to sign with fellow Foxtel Cup side, Coburg United.

Baser made his debut for the club way back in 1994, after impressing then coach Frank Arok in trials held at the famous Middle Park ground.

Then, a lanky and determined Baser, stood out for the well respected coach, who in turn drafted the youngster and placed him into the South Melbourne senior squad after a short period.

Baser made his mark immediately, proving to be an outstanding defender and playing an integral part in the 1998 championship win against Carlton with the club, as well as catching the eye of national coaches, who selected the left-footer for both the Young Socceroos and Olyroos squads respectively.

Since that time period, Baser and the club have not looked back, where Tansel has continued to grow into a wonderful player and person both on and off the field. He is a fan favorite amongst the masses that have seen him pull on the famous blue and white shirt over the years, while always remaining a popular person and leader in the dressing room, with all staff members and fellow players having the utmost respect for him at all times.

Recently, Tansel returned from a stint in the Turkish Super League to lead the club in the Foxtel Cup, capping off a wonderful 2006 season with a premiership medal to join those he won with the club in the NSL in his younger days.

South Melbourne FC would like to thank Tansel for his dedicated service over this time and wish him all the best for the future.

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