While a ceremony was held in Bornova City Cemetery for Önal, who passed away at the age of 64, his funeral prayer was performed in the cemetery due to pandemic conditions. Many people from the sports, arts and business world attended the funeral. Also, the fans were present at Erhan Önal’s funeral.
Önal’s acting daughter Bige Önal and her family couldn’t hold back their tears. His colleague Aras Bulut Iynemli, who acted on this painful day, did not leave Bige Önal alone.
Erhan Önal’s teammates Arif Kocabıyık, Metin Yıldız and Hayrettin Demirbaş, who played together in Galatasaray, said that they had great sorrow.
“H em was a very good person and a very good football player “
Stating that Erhan Önal has a very good personality, Arif Kocabıyık said, “I’m very sorry, he was both a very good person and a very good football player. Thank you all, we will miss him.”
Metin Yıldız said, “Thanks to all of us. What should have been here could not be here due to the pandemic. We are very sorry, we lost a valuable person.” used the expressions.
“We loved Erhan brother very much”
Hayrettin Demirbaş, one of the former footballers, said, “We loved brother Erhan very much, we have passed 7-8 years together. We have seen great successes together. There were many things we learned from him as a humane. Seeing him here destroyed us. But this is the life for all of us. May Allah forgive all of us. Thank you. ” he spoke as.
Erhan Önal, who made history as the first Turkish footballer to play in the Bundesliga by wearing the Bayern Munich jersey in Germany, was ill due to the clot he had in 2012.
Erhan Önal, who lost his mother recently, was taken by his relatives to Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Hospital on Monday, March 15, 2021 due to stomach and intestinal ailments.
He was hospitalized by stating that he needed surgery. On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Erhan Önal’s heart stopped before the surgery. The heart was first worked out with intervention. However, Erhan Önal, whose heart stopped after a while, could not be saved despite the interventions. Erhan Önal passed away by not being able to overcome the second crisis.
Sweated Galatasaray jersey for 7 seasons
Born in Munich, Germany on September 3, 1957, Erhan Önal started football at Shwarz Weiss Munich. Bayern Munich and Germany in the foreground wearing jerseys of Standard Liege in Belgium, was transferred to Fenerbahce in Turkey in 1982 as the first. Yellow-blue team played in the foreground wearing a short period of time, when returning to Belgium team in 1985, he returned to Turkey for Galatasaray this season seven times and fought to yellow-red team.
Erhan Önal achieved great success with Galatasaray between 1985 and 1992.