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Ahmet Ertegun
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Ahmet Ertegun

2003 Inductee

1971 - 1977

Vice President of the New York Cosmos

The younger of the two Turkish-born brothers who were involved in the management of the New York Cosmos throughout that team’s existence. Originally, Ahmet Ertegun was vice president of the Cosmos, but in 1977, when his brother Nesuhi was moved up to chairman of the board, Ahmet was promoted to president. He later served as a member of the Board of Directors of the organization that ran the 1994 World Cup in the United States. Inducted in 2003.

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