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Torku Konyaspor
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Full name Torku Konyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Yeşil Beyaz (The Green & Whites)
Founded 1922 (reformed 1981)
Ground New Konya Stadium
Konya, Turkey
Ground Capacity 42,276
Chairman Ahmet Şan
Manager Aykut Kocaman
League Süper Lig
2013–14 Süper Lig, 11th
Website Club home page
Current season

Konyaspor is a professional Turkish football club based in Konya. Konyaspor currently play in the Süper Lig. The club was founded in 1922 but then reformed in 1981. The club colours are green and white and they play their home games at New Konya Stadium.

History[edit]

Konyaspor was founded officially in 1922 with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği. In 1965 the club combined with Meramspor, Selçukspor ve Çimentospor and took the name Konyaspor with black and white as the team colors, and started their first season in the Turkish 2nd League. Konyaspor then changed to green and white as the team colours after its merger in 1981 with the cross-town rival Konya İdmanyurdu. The new team adopted the name of Konyaspor and colors of Konya İdmanyurdu.

In 1987–1988 Konyaspor became the champions of the second league and were promoted to the first league for the first time in history. Konyaspor lasted 5 seasons in the first league. They played 160 official matches. They ended up with 47 wins, 33 draws and 80 losses. During the same season Konyaspor made it to the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup losing to eventual champions Beşiktaş J.K. In 1992–1993, the club was relegated back to the second league. After spending 10 seasons in the second division, Konyaspor returned to Turkcell Super League as the title holders of the Second Division with 68 points in 2003. During the 2003/04 season Konyaspor made it to the quarter finals of the Turkish Cup, but then lost to eventual champions Trabzonspor 2–1 during extra time.

In 2004/05 Konyaspor advanced to the quarter finals beating Beşiktaş 3–1, but then lost to Denizlispor 5–4 on penalty shoot-outs.

Despite the 3–0 home win against Ankaraspor, Konyaspor couldn't avoid relegation as they remained 16th in the table with 38 points which meant their relegation from the Turkish Super League in 2009. Konyaspor was in the Super League since 2003.

However, Konyaspor completed the TFF First League 6th and secured a position in the Promotion Play-Offs in 2010. Konyaspor then won the Promotion Play-Offs and made an immadiate return to the Super League after 1 year. They finished the Play-Offs 1st with 7 points beating Adanaspor 3–1 in the first game, Karsiyaka S.K. 1–0 in the second and drawing with Altay S.K. 2–2 in the final match.[1]

League Participations[edit]

Honours[edit]

Stadium[edit]

New Konya Stadium[edit]

New Konya Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Konya, Turkey. It replaced the ageing Konya Atatürk Stadium at the end of 2013, which has been in use since the early 1950s. The stadium has a capacity of nearly 38.656 people (all-seated) and is totally covered.

Players[edit]

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 Kaya Tarakcı
2 Turkey DF Volkan Fındıklı
4 Turkey DF Ali Turan
5 Turkey DF Selim Ay
6 Turkey MF Mehmet Güven
7 Turkey FW Ömer Ali Şahiner
8 Turkey MF Ali Çamdalı
9 Bulgaria FW Dimitar Rangelov
10 Belarus MF Aleksandr Hleb
11 Romania MF Gabriel Torje (on loan from Italy Udinese)
14 Turkey DF Tolga Ünlü
15 Turkey MF Tufan Özbozkurt
17 Turkey MF Recep Aydın
18 Austria DF Benjamin Fuchs
No. Position Player
19 Romania FW Ciprian Marica
20 Turkey MF Vedat Bora
25 Turkey MF Yunus Emre Yalçın
26 Serbia DF Jagoš Vuković
27 Slovenia GK Vid Belec (on loan from Italy Inter Milan)
28 Angola FW Djalma (on loan from Portugal Porto)
44 Croatia DF Elvis Kokalović
52 Turkey MF Barış Örücü
54 Turkey DF Mehmet Uslu
75 Belgium GK Oğuzhan Demirci
80 Turkey MF Uğur İnceman
88 Turkey DF Özgür Özkaya
98 Turkey GK Emre Yılmaz
99 Turkey FW Hasan Kabze (Captain)

Notable former players[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Turkey Mesut Bakkal
Assistant Manager Turkey Mert Korkmaz
Goalkeeper Coach Turkey Necati Uzun
Club Doctor Turkey Ahmet Gedik
Club Doctor Turkey Tunç Tarakçı
Physiotherapist Turkey Ahmet Bayrak
Masseur Turkey Ahmet Yılmaz
Masseur Turkey Uğur Çimen

Managerial history[edit]

From-to Names
2004–05 Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić
2005–06 Turkey Aykut Kocaman
2006–07 Turkey Nurullah Sağlam
2007–08 Turkey Raşit Çetiner
Turkey Giray Bulak
2009–10 Turkey Hüsnü Özkara
Turkey Fuat Yaman
2010–11 Turkey Ziya Doğan
2011–12 Turkey Osman Özdemir
2012-13 Turkey Hüsnü Özkara
Turkey Uğur Tütüneker
2013- Turkey Mesut Bakkal

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Manager
2005/06 TSL 7 34 12 10 12 39 43 46 QF Aykut Kocaman
2006/07 TSL 9 34 12 9 13 42 44 45 Nurullah Sağlam
2007/08 TSL 14 34 10 6 18 37 64 36 Ünal Karaman / Raşit Çetiner
2008/09 TSL 16 34 10 8 16 35 46 38 Raşit Çetiner / Giray Bulak
2009/10 1.Lig 3 34 15 10 9 42 37 55 Hüsnü Özkara / Ziya Doğan
2010/11 TSL 17 34 4 12 18 28 49 24 Ziya Doğan / Yılmaz Vural
2011/12 1.Lig 5 34 16 11 7 35 25 59 Osman Özdemir

Presidents[edit]

According to official web site.[2]

Name From–to
Turkey Mehmet Köseoğlu 2002–2004
Turkey Ahmet Șan 2004–2007
Turkey Mustafa Yayla 2007–08
Turkey Mehmet Ali Kuntoğlu 2008–09
Turkey Bahattin Karapınar 2009–11
Turkey Ahmet Şan 2011–

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tarihçe konyaspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 23 May 2010
  2. ^ "Baskanlarimiz". konyaspor.org.tr (in Turkish) (Konyaspor). 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

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