Gençlerbirliği started the tournament in the Second Qualifying Round. They beat Akçaabat Sebatspor 4-1, and proceeded to the group stage. Gençlerbirliği was put in Group B with Adana Demirspor, Trabzonspor, Manisaspor and Kırıkkalespor. Gençlerbirliği finished 1st and continued to the Quarter Finals. They beat Adana Demirspor 1-0 at home and 2-2 away. In the Semi Finals, Gençlerbirliği played Galatasaray. Gençlerbirliği won 1–0 at home and 1-1 in Istanbul. With the win over Galatasaray, they proceeded to the finals.
After finishing in second place in group C, Kayserispor played and beat G.Oftaşspor 2-0. In the Semi Finals, Kayseri beat Çaykur Rizespor 3-0 away and 4-1 at home. With this win Kayseri proceeded to the Final.
After ending extra time with a 0–0 tie, poth teams competed in a penalty shootout. With the game tied at 10–10, Mehmet Çakır (Gençlerbirliği) missed the shot and Aydın Toscalı scored for Kayseri giving them an 11–10 victory giving Kayserispor their first Turkish Cup.