Hacettepe S.K.

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Hacettepe
Full name Hacettepe Spor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Mor Menekşeler
(The Purple Violets)
Founded 1949
Ground Hasan Doğan Stadyumu, Ankara
Ground Capacity 10,000
President Turgay Kalemci
Manager Hasan Erkin Şimşir
League TFF Third League
2009–10 TFF Second League, 16th (Relegated)
Website Club home page

Hacettepe Spor Kulübü (English: Hacettepe Sports Club), commonly known as Hacettepe is a Turkish football club located in Ankara.

History[edit]

Hacettepe Spor Karilari was founded as Sanayi Barbarosspor in 1949. The club played in third division in the Turkish League System between the years 1968 and 1972. It was renamed as Asaşspor in 1998 and played in the Turkish Second League between 1999–2001. Asasspor withdrew from that league after moving from the 4th to 5th group in the Turkish League System. After a financial crisis in 2003, Gençlerbirliği S.K. purchased the club and changed its name to Gençlerbirliği Asasspor. The logo of the club was replaced with that of the parent club (Gençlerbirliği). After OFTAŞ signed a sponsorship deal with Gençlerbirliği in 2006, the club's name was changed again to Gençlerbirliği OFTAŞ.

The 2006/2007 season was successful and the club was promoted from TTF 1 to Turkish Super Lig. It was managed by Gençlerbirliği's board under the name Gençlerbirliği Oftaş but when they were promoted to the Super League other clubs of TFF 1 League forced to cancel the championship. They played 2007–2008 season under the same name, however, after growing speculations, on 18 July 2008 the club's name changed yet again to that of Hacettepe SK. The new club aims to maintain the old traditions of Hacettepe, as an old traditional club of the same district of Ankara. But in 1988 the club moved to Keçiören, one of the suburban areas of Ankara and became Keçiörengücü. Hacettepe S.K. still uses GB Oftaş's red and black colours, but old Hacettepe's legendary purple added to them. However, former Hacettepe's colours were purple and white. Club's new logo is composed of Ankara castle which can be seen from Hacettepe district

Prior to Gençlerbirliği OFTAŞ' name change, all OFTAŞ players were under special contract with the parent club Gençlerbirliği which uses OFTAŞ as a reserve team.

In 2007, before OFTAŞ was promoted, the Turkish Football Federation ruled that they would be permitted to compete in the Turkish Super Lig, alongside Gençlerbirliği, as long as the two clubs have different chairmen. This is in contrast to the rules of leagues in countries like Spain, where reserve teams can play in professional leagues but they cannot be in the same division with or in a higher division than their senior squad.[citation needed]. 2008–2009 season was disastrous for Hacettepespor and they were relegated to Bank Asya First League despite defeating Galatasaray 2–0 on May 1 at Round 30 due to the fact that Gençlerbirliği was beaten by İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor 3–1. Hacettepespor tried to escaping from relegation in Bank Asya First League in 2009–10 season but they failed.

Current squad[edit]

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 Deniz Çınar
2 Turkey DF Alaettin Batuhan Tur
3 Turkey DF Uğur Çiftçi
4 Turkey DF İbrahim Kıymaz
5 Turkey DF Mehmet Cansın Çiçek
6 Turkey MF Çağrı Bülbül
7 Turkey MF Ahmet Buğrahan Tuncay
8 Turkey MF Hakan Çeri
9 Turkey FW Berat Tosun
10 Turkey MF Çağrı Tekin
11 Turkey MF Erkut Başkaya
13 Turkey MF Mahmut Bilir
14 Turkey GK Osman Mert Göktepe
17 Turkey DF Efşan Geçgin
No. Position Player
19 Turkey MF Gökay Işıtan
22 Turkey DF Ahmet Oğuz
23 Turkey MF Soner Dikmen
26 Turkey FW Zafer Yıldız
29 Turkey GK Taha Cengiz Demirtaş
33 Turkey DF Halil İbrahim Pehlivan
38 Turkey DF Doğancan Kılıç
39 Turkey MF Burak Çolak
54 Turkey FW Murat Can Bölükbaşı
60 Turkey MF Gökhan Lale
66 Turkey FW Ayberk Altan
67 Turkey MF Berkan Arslan
80 Turkey MF Burak Koyuncu
94 Turkey MF Muhammed Güçlü

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