İlhan Cavcav was born on October 4, 1935, and died on January 22, 2017.
He was the chairman of Gençlerbirliği Football club in Ankara, Turkey for almost 40 years until his death.
Cavcav was known for his hard negotiation tactics with the big clubs in Turkey and scouting abilities especially for discovering talent from Africa.
He was a Kosovo Albanian from Pristina.
Ilhan’s father Haşim had 2 wives and 17 children.
Cavcav owned a flour mill in Mamak and a small bakery shop.
He left school at the age of 14 in order to help support the family and started to work with his father as a cashier in the mill.
During 1960, Cavcav formed his own business and in 1969 he opened his own more modern flour mill in Ankara (Ankara Un Sanayii).
He was taken to hospital after falling and hitting his head, which caused a brain hemorrhage.
Cavcav was kept in intensive care unit.
İlhan Cavcav passed away at 81 years old.