Diyarbakırspor

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Diyarbakırspor
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Full name Diyarbakırspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Diyar (Land)
Founded 1968
Dissolved 2014
Ground Diyarbakır Atatürk Stadium
Diyarbakır, Turkey
Ground Capacity 12,963[1]
Chairman Çetin Sümer
Manager Murat Yiğiter
League Diyarbakır 2. Amatör Ligi
2013–14 Diyarbakır 2. Amatör Ligi

Diyarbakırspor was a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Diyarbakır in Turkey. Formed in 1968, Diyarbakırspor are nicknamed Diyar (Land). The club colours are red and green, and they play their home matches at Diyarbakır Atatürk Stadium.[1]

Historically, Diyarbakirspor hold the distinction of being the second club in the world to earn double promotion (with Nottingham Forest being the first).[2] Domestically, they have finished runners-up for the 1.Lig (Second Division) once, in 1977, and have finished third place twice, in 1981 and 1986.[3]

History[edit]

Diyarbakirspor was formed after the merger of Diclespor and Yıldızspor on 24 June 1968. Their club colours were red and green; red for Yıldızspor, green for Diclespor. Nejat Cemiloğlu was the first president of the club.The club competed in the 2.Lig[4] from 1968 to 1975.[2]

Under the guidance of president Ali Kahraman'ın and vice-president Şeyhmus Akçadağ, Diyarbakirspor earned double promotion to the 1.Lig[5] in 1976 and 1977. Diyarbakirspor were the first Turkish club to achieve the feat of double promotion, and second in the world, behind Nottingham Forest.[2]

In the second season of top-flight football, Diyarbakirspor spent five weeks at the top of the table. However, they finished in fifth place at the end of the season. They also qualified for the Balkans Cup. Diyarbakirspor were relegated for the first time in 1980, earned promotion back to the top-flight the following season, and were relegated once more the next season. They spent three years in the 2.Lig before winning promotion to the 1.Lig.[2]

At the end of the 1986–87 season, Diyarbakirspor finished with a record for lowest points in the 1.Lig with 11. The club would compete in the 2.Lig until 2001 before earning promotion back to the Süper Lig. Diyarbakırspor spent 5 years in Super League after relegation in 2006. Diyarbakırspor finally played top level in 2008–2009 season. Due to debts, Diyarbakırspor dropped to Regional Amateur League after successive 5 relegations and finally was dissolved in 2014.

Colours and badge[edit]

The club colours are red and green. They were the colours of the two clubs who merged to make up Diyarbakırspor, Yıldızspor (red) and Diclespor (green). The badge features the city walls of Diyarbakır. The city is home to the world's second largest walled structure, trailing behind the Great Wall of China. The badge also features a watermelon, a symbol of the city.[2]

Stadium[edit]

Diyarbakırspor play their home matches at Diyarbakır Atatürk Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium located in the city of Diyarbakır. The field measures 68 meters by 105 meters with working floodlights. The capacity is 12,963 seats.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • 1.Lig
    • Runners-up (1): 1976–77
    • Third place (2): 1980–81, 1985–86[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DİYARBAKIRSPOR tff.org (Turkish), accessed 6 June 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e TARİHÇE diyarbakirspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 6 June 2010
  3. ^ a b ŞAMPİYONLAR Türkiye Profesyonel 2. Ligi ligtv.com.tr (Turkish), accessed 6 June 2010
  4. ^ Known now as the 3.Lig.
  5. ^ Known now as the Süper Lig.

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