Denizlispor

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Denizlispor
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Full name Denizlispor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Horozlar (Roosters)
Founded 26 May 1966; 48 years ago (1966-05-26)
Ground Atatürk Stadium, Denizli, Turkey
Ground Capacity 15,420 all seated
Chairman Mehmet Özsoy
Manager Özcan Bizati
League TFF First League
2013-14 TFF First League, 10th

Denizlispor is a sports club based in Denizli, Turkey. It is known by its distinct green and black colors. The club's branches include football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, chess, and gymnastics. The Denizlispor Football squad, which was originally founded in 1966, is currently the largest and most popular of the club’s teams with a seating capacity of up to 19,500 fans at Denzili Atatürk Stadium. As part of the Turkish Football Federation’s Süper Lig, Denizlispor have gained international recognition in recent years, when their fifth place finish in 2002 qualified them for a match in the UEFA Cup. That year, the team made a surprising run, defeating other European teams like FC Lorient, Sparta Prague, and Olympique Lyonnais, before losing in the fourth round to FC Porto, who would eventually go on to win the tournament. In anticipation of a promising season, the green and black hope to improve on last year’s seventh place finish by adding Darryl Roberts to their roster.[1]

History[edit]

Denizlispor Kulübü was founded on May 26, 1966 as a merger of two smaller youth sports clubs, Çelik Yeşilspor Gençlik and Pamukkale Gençlik. They joined to form what is now Denizlispor, which was at the time a little-known sports & youth club in the Çaybaşı district of Denizli city. This union was then registered with Turkish football's governing body, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) under the name of Denizlispor Youth Club. The new football team joined Turkish football's 2nd division for the upcoming season on July 14, 1966. Turkish Football Federation. Denizlispor's the best success was 5th twice in 2001–2002 and 2003–2004 seasons. Denizlispor's form declined after 2004–2005 season and struggled avoiding from relegation. Denizlispor 1–1 drew with Fenerbahçe and gave championship to Galatasaray S.K., Fenerbahçe's archrival at last week in 2005–2006 season. Denizlispor remained in Super League despite 3–0 loss to Ankaragücü at away match on May 24, 2009, due to has an advantage against Konyaspor on dual average in 2008–2009 season. Unfortunately, Denizlispor finally relegated to Bank Asya First League at next season after goalless draw with Ankaragücü at home match on April 24, 2010.

Other branches[edit]

The club has football, basketball, table tennis, chess, figure skating and gymnastic teams. The club's most famous branch is football team.

Emblem[edit]

Denizli SK's classic home kit

The Denizlispor emblem was designed by Yakup Ünel, a founding member of the team. The emblem is based around the rooster which is identified with the province of Denizli. The team's colours come from the colours of a type of rooster with green and black feathers unique to Denizli region.

Sponsorships[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Denizlispor playing their home match in Denizli Atatürk Stadium. The stadium holds 15,427 people and was built in 1950. Denizlispor's first league match played against Eskişehirspor in 1983. The stadium hasn't got wire net.[2]

League participations[edit]

European Cups[edit]

Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 1R Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Čelik 3-5 0–1 3-6

UEFA Cup/Europa League:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2002–03 1R France FC Lorient 2–0 1–3 3-3 (ag)
2R Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–0 0-1 2-1
3R France Lyon 0–0 1-0 1-0
4R Portugal FC Porto 2–2 1-6 3-8

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Manager
1999/00 SL 8 34 13 8 13 55 57 47 3rd Round Ersun Yanal
2000/01 SL 11 34 12 9 13 53 56 45 Round of 16 Yılmaz Vural / Tevfik Lav
2001/02 SL 5 34 12 12 10 65 52 48 Semi-Final IC 1st round Rıza Çalımbay
2002/03 SL 10 34 10 10 14 37 42 40 Round of 16 UC 4th round Rıza Çalımbay / Giray Bulak
2003/04 SL 5 34 17 4 13 52 43 55 Quarter-Final Giray Bulak
2004/05 SL 6 34 13 10 11 46 45 49 Semi-Final Giray Bulak
2005/06 SL 15 34 9 10 15 41 50 37 Semi-Final Nurullah Sağlam
2006/07 SL 14 34 9 14 11 33 40 41 2nd Round Güvenç Kurtar
2007/08 SL 7 34 13 6 15 48 48 45 Group Stage Güvenç Kurtar
2008/09 SL 15 34 11 5 18 39 52 38 Quarter-Final Ali Yalçın / Ümit Kayıhan / Mesut Bakkal
2009/10 SL 17 34 6 8 20 30 49 26 Quarter-Final Erhan Altın / Nurullah Sağlam / Hakan Kutlu
2010/11 1L 9 32 11 11 10 40 31 44 Group stage Hamza Hamzaoğlu / Serhat Güller
2011/12 1L 10 34 11 12 11 51 46 45 2nd Round Güvenç Kurtar / Osman Özköylü

Last updated: 15 January 2013
Div. = Division; SL = Turkish Super League; 1L = TFF First League; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points
UCL = UEFA Champions League; UCWC = UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; UC = UEFA Cup; Cup = Turkey Cup. Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up.

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 January, 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 Kazim Sari
2 Turkey DF Ömer Kandemir
4 Turkey DF Fatih Soyatik
5 Turkey MF Bülent Ertuğrul
6 Turkey MF Yusuf Emre Kasal
7 Kyrgyzstan MF Mirlan Murzaev
9 Turkey FW Serdar Dursun
10 Brazil FW Kahê
11 Turkey MF Oktay Pop
13 Czech Republic MF Petr Janda
16 Turkey MF Cihan Özkaymak
No. Position Player
25 Turkey DF Mustafa Keceli
28 Turkey DF Yenal Tuncer
33 Azerbaijan DF Saşa Yunisoğlu
35 Turkey MF Mert Çakar
39 Turkey FW Ümit Tütünci
41 Turkey MF Oktay Pop
52 Turkey MF Barış Örücü
58 Turkey DF Mehmet Cicek
80 Turkey MF Sevki Cinar
86 Turkey DF Ömer Kulga
89 Bulgaria MF Ilian Yordanov
99 Turkey GK Yavuz Özkan

Coaches[edit]

Presidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darryl Roberts Signs 3-Year Deal with Denizlispor Football Club. MLF Sports News. Retrieved on 21-07-2008.
  2. ^ "Denizli Atatürk Stadyumu". denizlispor.org. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  3. ^ 23 April 1970, Milliyet, page 10
  4. ^ 10 April 1971, Milliyet, page 8

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