İstanbul Başakşehir F.K.

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İstanbul Başakşehir
Full name İstanbul Başakşehir FK
Founded 15 June 1990; 24 years ago (1990-06-15)
Ground Başakşehir Stadi,
Ground Capacity 17.800
Manager Abdullah Avcı
League Süper Lig
2013–14 First League, 1st (Promoted)
Website [Under construction Club home page]

İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü , formally called İstanbul BB or Belediye, is a Turkish football club. They play their home games at the Başakşehir Stadi in Istanbul and is owned by the Municipality of Istanbul. The club was founded in 1990. Club's former name was ISKI SK and owned by Municipality's water distribution company. ISKI SK competed in Regional Amateur Football League in 1990-1991 season and promoted to 3rd League. After promotion, the club's name changed to Istanbul BB. The club played in TFF First League until 1996, but after the 2006–2007 season they were promoted to the Turkcell Super League. Finishing 12th in the 2007–2008 season enabled them to remain in the Turkcell Süper Lig for the 2008–2009 season. In the 2009–2010 season, the club finished the season 6th place with a historical success at its own. In the 2012-2013 season, the club finished 16th and relegated to TFF First League. But, it finished 1st League as champions and made immediate return to top level in 2013-14 season. In June 2014, the club's name changed to İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü.[1]


Before the name change IBB were playing their games at Ataturk Olympic Stadium but starting from 2014-2015 season the games will be played at Başakşehir Stadi. [2]

Fan group Boz Baykuşlar[edit]

IBB hardly had any supporters, despite playing in the country's largest stadium every home game felt like an away match. For years the Atatürk Olympic Stadium was the centerpiece to a strange spectacle, the only supporters in the stands would be fans of opposition teams. However, over time the team has won over some followers and they founded a supporter group called the, ‘Boz Baykuşlar’ (Grey Owls). [3]

They are one of the most unusual supporter groups in Turkey, their numbers are small and they never engage in hooliganism, violence or insulting the opposition. They are renowned for their witty slogans, "Bize her yer deplasman!" (Everywhere is away for us), "Hakem haklı beyler!" (The referee is right, guys), ‘Maç Var Dediler Geldik!’ (They said there was a game being played so we thought we’d come along).[4]

It is unknown if the group will stay with the club after the name-change.

League affiliation[edit]




Current squad[edit]

As of 8 June 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Eser Altın
2 Turkey DF Can Arat
3 Turkey MF Sedat Agcay
4 Turkey DF Orhan Ak
5 Turkey DF Mahmut Tekdemir
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Edin Višća
8 Turkey MF Zeki Korkmaz
9 Turkey FW Mehmet Batdal
10 Brazil MF Doka Madureira
11 Turkey FW Murat Yilmaz
15 Turkey DF Orhan Tasdelen
16 Turkey MF Mustafa Sarp
17 Turkey MF Murat Akin
21 Turkey MF Alaattin Tosun
23 Turkey GK Orkun Usak
No. Position Player
27 Sierra Leone FW Mohamed Bangura
34 Turkey MF Tayfun Pektürk
39 Turkey DF Alparslan Erdem
53 Turkey DF Rızvan Şahin (Captain)
54 Turkey DF Hüseyin Tok
61 Turkey GK Oğuzhan Bahadır
63 Turkey MF Fevzi Özkan
66 Turkey DF Gencer Cansev
67 Turkey MF Enver Cenk Şahin
77 Turkey MF Abdulaziz Solmaz
82 Turkey DF Veysel Aksu
99 Turkey FW İbrahim Yılmaz
Moldova MF Alexandru Epureanu
Brazil MF Tom
Slovenia MF Rajko Rotman
France FW Jérémy Perbet

Notable players[edit]



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  4. ^ [1] IBB Team profile and Turkish club and football news (English)

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