Anadolu Efes S.K.

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Anadolu Efes
2014–15 Anadolu Efes S.K. season
Anadolu Efes logo
Leagues Turkish Basketball League
Euroleague
Founded 1976
History Efes Pilsen
(1976–2011)
Anadolu Efes
(2011–present)
Arena Abdi İpekçi Arena
(capacity: 12,500)
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Navy Blue and white
         
President Tuncay Özilhan
Head coach Dušan Ivković
Championships 13 Turkish Championships
9 Turkish Cups
9 President Cups
1 Korać Cup
Website http://www.efesbasket.org
Uniforms
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Anadolu Efes Spor Kulübü (English: Anadolu Efes Sports Club), formerly Efes Pilsen, is a Turkish professional basketball team based in the city of Istanbul. As of 2013, it is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball League, having won the league's championship 13 times.

Their home arena is the Abdi İpekçi Arena with a capacity of 12,500 seats. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball League and Euroleague.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1976 as Efes Pilsen S.K. by taking over the Turkish second-division club Kadıköyspor which had failed due to financial problems.[1] Its initial sponsor was its namesake Efes Pilsen, a subsidiary of Anadolu Group. It won the 1978 second division championship undefeated, earning promotion to the Turkish first division, where it has continuously competed since. In its first top-flight season (1978–79), Efes Pilsen won the league title, immediately establishing itself as one of the country's top clubs.

Runner-up in the FIBA Saporta Cup of 1993, the club's main claim to fame was winning the FIBA Korać Cup in 1996, marking the first-ever European title in a team sport by a Turkish club. It has also become a fixture in the Euroleague, making it to the competition's Final Four in 2000 and 2001, finishing 3rd in both occasions.[2]

In 2011, the club changed its name to Anadolu Efes S.K. after TAPDK (Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority) prohibited the advertisement of tobacco and alcohol products in sports organizations.[3]

Anadolu Efes is notable for its youth program. Among its products are current NBA player Hidayet Türkoğlu, former NBA player and Euroleague greatest rebounder of all time Mirsad Türkcan as well as 2005 NBA draftee Cenk Akyol.

For the results of Efes Pilsen in the European Cups, see Efes Pilsen SK in European club competitions.

Logos[edit]

Players[edit]

For a listing of past rosters, see Anadolu Efes S.K. past rosters.

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Anadolu Efes roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Turkey Balbay, Doğuş 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 25 – (1989-01-21)January 21, 1989
G/F 6 Turkey Osman, Cedi 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 18 – (1995-08-04)August 4, 1995
G 8 Turkey Batuk, Birkan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 24 – (1990-01-30)January 30, 1990
F 11 Turkey Yıldızlı, Burak Can 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 20 – (1994-04-22)April 22, 1994
F 13 Turkey Kılıçlı, Deniz 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 129 kg (284 lb) 23 – (1990-10-23)October 23, 1990
F/C 14 Turkey Tekin, Ramazan 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 20 – (1993-07-27)July 27, 1993
G/F 21 Turkey Ulubay, Okben 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 17 – (1997-05-25)May 25, 1997
G/F 34 Croatia Planinić, Zoran 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 31 – (1982-09-12)September 12, 1982
C 41 Turkey Koşut, Emircan 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 19 – (1995-07-03)July 3, 1995
SF - Greece Perperoglou, Stratos 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1984-08-07)August 7, 1984
F/C - Gabon Lasme, Stephane 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 31 – (1982-12-17)December 17, 1982
PF - Croatia Šarić, Dario 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 20 – (1994-04-08)April 8, 1994
F/C - Serbia Krstić, Nenad 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 121 kg (267 lb) 30 – (1983-07-25)July 25, 1983
PG - United States Draper, Dontaye 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 29 – (1984-08-10)August 10, 1984
F/C - Montenegro Bjelica, Milko 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 30 – (1984-06-04)June 4, 1984
G - United States Janning, Matt 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1988-06-22)June 22, 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Emir Alkaş
  • Turkey Recep Şen
  • Croatia Tomislav Mijatović
Team manager
  • Turkey Engin Özerhun

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 2, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Nenad Krstić Stephane Lasme Ramazan Tekin Emircan Koşut
PF Dario Šarić Milko Bjelica Deniz Kılıçlı
SF Stratos Perperoglou Cedi Osman Burak Can Yıldızlı
SG Matt Janning Birkan Batuk Okben Ulubay
PG Dontaye Draper Doğuş Balbay Zoran Planinić

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.
   

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason Cup Competitions European Competitions
1976–77 2 TB2L
1977–78 2 TB2L 1 Promoted
1978–79 1 TBL 1 Champion
1979–80 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Played Euroleague
1980–81 1 TBL 3 Final Group Played Cup Winners' Cup
1981–82 1 TBL 3 Final Group Played Korać Cup
1982–83 1 TBL 1 Champion Played Korać Cup
1983–84 1 TBL 1 Champion Played Euroleague
1984–85 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Played Euroleague
1985–86 1 TBL 2 Runner-up
1986–87 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Played Cup Winners' Cup
1987–88 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Played Korać Cup
1988–89 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Played Korać Cup
1989–90 1 TBL 4 Semifinalist Korać Cup Quarterfinalist
1990–91 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Played Korać Cup
1991–92 1 TBL 1 Champion Played Korać Cup
1992–93 1 TBL 1 Champion Saporta Cup Runner-up
1993–94 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1994–95 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Played Euroleague
1995–96 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Korać Cup Champion
1996–97 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1997–98 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1998–99 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1999–00 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Semifinalist Euroleague Semifinalist3rd
2000–01 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion SuproLeague Semifinalist3rd
2001–02 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Top 16
2002–03 1 TBL 1 Champion Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2003–04 1 TBL 1 Champion Runner-up Euroleague Top 16
2004–05 1 TBL 1 Champion Quarterfinalist Euroleague Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion Euroleague Top 16
2007–08 1 TBL 4 Semifinalist Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2008–09 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Regular Season
2009–10 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2010–11 1 TBL 4 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Euroleague Top 16
2011–12 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2012–13 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Euroleague Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 TBL 3 Quarterfinalist Runner-up Euroleague Top 16

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

In 2006, Efes Pilsen became the first Turkish basketball club to be invited to play NBA teams. They competed against the Denver Nuggets in Denver, Colorado on October 11, and against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California on October 13.[4] In 2007, Efes Pilsen hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Abdi İpekçi Arena.[5]

10 October 2006
Denver Nuggets United States 118–102 Turkey Efes Pilsen
12 October 2006
Golden State Warriors United States 120–66 Turkey Efes Pilsen
6 October 2007
Minnesota Timberwolves United States 84–81 Turkey Efes Pilsen

References[edit]

  1. ^ History, efesbasket.org
  2. ^ Our Successes, efesbasket.org
  3. ^ Announcement, efesbasket.org
  4. ^ ESPN - Turkish power Efes Pilsen no match for Warriors - NBA
  5. ^ [1], haberler.com

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