Dardanel Spor A.Ş.

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Dardanel S.A.Ş.
Dardanel logo.png
Full name Çanakkale Dardanel Spor A.Ş.
Founded 1966
Ground 18 Mart Stadium, Çanakkale
Ground Capacity 15,000; 12,500 seated
Chairman Osman Niyazi Önen
Manager Tamer Tuna
League TFF Third League 2nd Group,
2011-12 TFF Third League 3rd Group, 12th

Dardanel SAŞ is a sports club located in Çanakkale, Turkey. The team is named after the popular tuna fish brand which is located in Çanakkale. Dardanelspor plays in the TFF Second League.

History[edit]

Çanakkale Dardanel SAŞ was founded as Çanakkalespor after merging Boğazspor, Türkgücü and Kalespor, which were amateur clubs of Çanakkale. The club's name was changed to Çanakkale Dardanelspor in 1991. When created in 1966, the football club began playing in the 3rd league in Turkey. This league is known as the TFFF 2. League today. Ten years after its founding, they were relegated to the amateur league in Turkey. After spending five years in the amateur league, they found themselves in the TFF First League, but only for one year in 1982-83 season. They were relegated to the amateur league once more. After spending just one more year in the amateur league, they were promoted to the third league in 1984, and would find themselves being yo-yoed between the third and second league until they reached the top flight of Turkish football in 1996. In 1999, they were relegated to the second league, and to third level in 2006 . They returned second level after defeating Tarsus İdman Yurdu as 5-0 at extra-play-off final in 2008-2009 season. However they suffered from squad narrowness at First League at next season and were relegated to Second League after a 3-0 loss to Altay at home match. In 2010-11 season they finished last of 2nd League Red Group and relegated to Third League, fourth level of Turkish League. This was their second consecutive relegation.

They have produced a healthy amount of footballers who have gone on to play for a top flight club in Turkey. These players include Okan Koç, Tamer Tuna, Mehmet Yılmaz, Tolga Seyhan, Gökhan Zan, Mehmet Çoğum, Hasan Kabze, Erman Özgür, Mehmet Topal, Fevzi Elmas and Selçuk İnan.

Attendances[edit]

Current Squad 2011-12[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Turkey GK Baris Baskan
Turkey GK Volkan Tercan
Turkey GK Hasan Ali Ersol
Turkey DF Alican Özaltun
Turkey DF Turgay Alver
Turkey DF Berent Yerdak
Turkey DF Bedirhan Adanur
Turkey DF Oguzhan Yazici
Turkey DF Bora Riza Kalyon
Turkey DF Erhan Karayer
Turkey DF Volkan Findikli
Turkey DF Yavuz Özsevim
Turkey DF Serkan Kilic
Turkey MF Ilimdar Bicen
Turkey MF Abuzer Gaffar Toplu
Turkey MF Safa Serbest
Turkey MF Ilker Sayan
No. Position Player
Turkey MF Recep Pehlivan
Turkey MF Murat Akcay
Turkey MF Kerem Orucoglu
Turkey MF Mehmet Ali Kiran
Turkey MF Mehmet Deliorman
Turkey MF Ugur Parlak
Turkey MF Emrah Bayram
Turkey MF Sefer Sever
Turkey MF Ardahan Gündogdu
Turkey MF Dervis Hüseyin Güner
Turkey FW Derman Cansizlar
Turkey FW Faik Uslu
Turkey FW Ugur Dalmis
Turkey FW Serkan Turhan
Turkey FW Deniz Kacan
Turkey FW Halit Ramazan Aydin
Turkey FW Bahtiyar Balikci
Turkey FW Hüseyin Colak

Notable players[edit]

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