Berliner AK 07

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Berliner AK 07
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Full name Berliner Athletik Klub 07 e.V.
Founded 15 December 1907
Ground Poststadion
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Mehmet Ali Han
Manager Dietmar Demuth
League Regionalliga Nordost (IV)
2013–14 11th
Website Club home page

Berliner AK 07 is a German football club based in Berlin. The club was founded in 1907 and has since evolved into a multi-cultural German-Turkish association with temporary ties to professional football in Turkey.

History[edit]

Berlin Ankaraspor Kulübü 07 logo during the cooperation with Ankaraspor

The association was established on 15 December 1907 in the Wedding district of Berlin as an athletics club interested primarily in running. A football department was formed in 1908 which has since remained a largely anonymous side playing in lower tier city competition. In the early 90s AK 07 played in the sixth division Landesliga Berlin and advanced to the Verbandsliga Berlin (V) on the strength of a 1995 championship there. A 1999 Verbandsliga title saw the club further promoted to the Oberliga Nordost-Nord (IV) where they play today. In 2006–07 matched its best ever result at this level with a fourth place finish.

AK 07 merged with BSV Mitte in 2004: Mitte had earlier been formed out of the merger of the ethnically Turkish sides BFC Güneyspor and Fenerbahçe Berlin. The restructured association formed a co-operative relationship with Turkish first division club Ankaraspor in June 2006 which focuses on player development in Germany.

On 6 July 2006 the club adopted the name Berlin Ankaraspor Kulübü 07 and selected Ahmet Gökcek, son of the mayor of Ankara, as chairman. With the name change the club also abandoned its traditional colours of red and white to don the blue and white kit of Ankaraspor, but later reverted to its old name and colors.

The club won promotion to the Regionalliga Nord in 2011 and achieved a huge German Cup upset when it defeated Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim 4–0 in 2012.[1]

Stadium[edit]

Berliner AK 07 played its home fixtures in the Sportanlage Lüderitzstraße (capacity 3,000) with an interlude (2000–2003) spent at the Hanne-Sobek-Sportanlage. The team has moved to the 20,000 seat Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district at the start of the 2006–07 season and currently play at the Poststadion.

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 August 2014[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Hungary GK Dávid Gróf
2 Germany DF Henning Lichte
4 Germany DF Damir Coric
5 Germany DF Atakan Yigtoglu
6 Germany MF Christian Skoda
7 Germany MF Paul Grischok
8 Germany MF Baris Gündüzer
9 Turkey MF Onur Uslucan
10 Germany FW Süleyman Kapan
11 Germany FW Omid Saberdest
12 Germany GK Eric Niendorf
13 Germany MF Christian Siemund
No. Position Player
14 Turkey MF Ugurcan Yilmaz
15 Turkey MF Erkan Dogan
16 Germany FW Ougzhan Duman
17 Germany MF Kerem Behnke
18 Germany MF Fabian Istefo
20 Turkey MF Cihan Ucar
22 England DF La´Vere Corbin-Ong
23 Germany MF Maxim Romanovski
24 Turkey DF Emre Turan
25 Germany MF Tunay Deniz
26 Germany FW Kerim Behnke
30 Germany GK Yannick Crumbach

Honours[edit]

  • Landesliga Berlin (VI) champions: 1995
  • Verbandsliga Berlin (V) champions: 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ BAK 07: Einst Berliner Filiale von Ankaraspor (German) Weltfussball.de, published: 19 August 2012, accessed: 19 August 2012
  2. ^ http://www.bak07.de/teams/1-herren/

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