Ankaraspor A.Ş.

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Ankaraspor AŞ
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Full name Ankara Spor Anonim Şirketi
Nickname(s) Leoparlar (The Leopards)
Founded March 21, 1978
June 29, 2011 (re-opening)
Ground Yenikent Asaş Stadium
Ankara, Turkey
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Sadık Dik
Manager Osman Özköylü
League First League
2009–10 Süper Lig, 18th (expelled during the season)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Ankara SAŞ, is a Turkish football club based in the Turkish capital Ankara. In 2013-14 season, Ankaraspor participate in TFF First League after their expulsion from the Turkish Süper Lig by TFF on 4 August 2010 due to being sued by TFF for objection to forced relegation in 2009–10.

History[edit]

Ankara SAŞ was founded as Ankara Belediye Spor Kulübü in 1978. The club has undergone several name changes throughout its history. In 1984, they were renamed Ankara Büyükşehir Belediye Spor Kulübü. The name was simply switched to Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü in 1998. Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü has many sub-divisions branching from its main football division. These include badminton, basketball, boxing, handball, ice hockey, judo, oil wrestling, table tennis, wrestling. Finally, in 2005, the football club changed its name to the current name, Ankara Spor A.Ş and only focused on football, while Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü continued its activity on branches other than football.[1]

Relegation[edit]

On September 15, 2009, Ankaraspor A.Ş. was demoted from the Turkish Super League. “The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) decided to relegate Ankaraspor by one division over its unsportsmanlike relationship with Ankaragücü ruling that it was contrary to sporting competitiveness.”[2] All Ankaraspor games in the 2009–10 season have been canceled and awarded 3–0 to Ankaraspor's opponents by default.

Club badge and colours[edit]

Ankaraspor's home colours are blue and white.

The badge consists of a blue and white colored shield, which bears the name and the foundation year of the club. The shield features a view of an Anatolian leopard which has some hexagon panels of a football in its head and chest. This animal, which lived in Anatolia and especially near Ankara for a period of time, symbolizes the power and dignity of the club.

European participations[edit]

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 2R Slovakia Dubnica 0–4 1–0 1–4

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 February, 2014.

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

No. Position Player
2 Turkey DF Caner Arici
4 Turkey DF Ramazan Sal
5 Turkey MF Galip Güzel
7 Lebanon DF Bilal Aziz
8 Turkey MF Ragıp Başdağ
10 Turkey MF Serdar Eylik (on loan from Galatasaray)
13 Turkey DF Berkay Can Değirmencioğlu (on loan from Fenerbahce)
14 Turkey FW Gökhan Ünal
15 Turkey FW Göksu Türkdoğan
19 Republic of the Congo FW Lys Mouithys
20 Liberia FW Tonia Tisdell
21 Turkey MF Müslüm Yelken
22 Turkey DF Abdullah Karmil (on loan from Trabzonspor)
No. Position Player
26 Turkey GK İsmail Şahmalı
27 Turkey DF Furkan Şeker
29 France MF Sofiane Hanni
33 Turkey DF Muhammed Bayır
53 Turkey DF Lokman Gör (on loan from Antalyaspor)
55 Turkey DF Fahri Akyol
58 Turkey GK Özkan Karabulut (on loan from Genclerbirligi)
61 Turkey MF Emrullah Kokoç
77 Turkey MF Serkan Atak
84 Turkey FW Kenan Sahin
86 Turkey MF Dilaver Güçlü
98 Turkey GK Ercüment Kafkasyali

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