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Full name Sakarya Spor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Tatangalar
Anadolu Güneşi
(Anatolian Sun)
Founded 17 June 1965; 49 years ago (1965-06-17)
Ground Adapazarı Atatürk Stadyumu
Sakarya, Turkey
Ground Capacity 13,216
Chairman Erdal Taşkın
League TFF Third League
2013-14 TFF Third League, 1st Group, 15th

Sakaryaspor is a Turkish football (soccer) club, formed in 1965 after the merger Yıldırımspor, Idmanyurdu, Güneşspor and Ada Gençlik.

In the end of the 2005-2006 BANK ASYA League A football season, Sakaryaspor won a place in the play-off matches. After eliminating Istanbulspor in the first playoff match, Sakaryaspor went on to defeat Altay SK 4-1 in the finals and were promoted to the Turkcell Super League. They were relegated from the Turkcell Super League the following season. They were also old Second League champions in seasons of 1980-81 and 1986-87. Football club also nicknamed as "Football Factory" by the supporters. Sakaryaspor relegated to Second League, which is third level of Turkish league once due to remained behind Samsunspor by dual average (1-3, 1-0).

Sakarya SK's classic home kit

Fans & Supporters[edit]

Sakaryaspor's fans are one of the biggest supporters of the club, regardless of the clubs bad management and relegation. Sakaryaspor fans always support the team on both home and away games. The fans call themselves "Tatangalar" which translates to Bulls. Currently the team is playing on TFF Third League of the Turkish Footbal League, yet they have been competitive in Turkish Super League many times before. Sakaryaspor fans are currently participating in a citywide big fundraising event in order to build a new stadium facility for the team.

League Participations[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 Harun Avgın
3 Turkey DF Gökhan Kök
8 Turkey MF Mesut Morgül
9 Turkey FW Selim Çatalbaş
17 Turkey MF Yasin Görkem Arslan
19 Turkey FW İlkay Demir
20 Turkey DF Şaban Özel
21 Turkey MF Bünyamin Demir
22 Australia MF Kaan Korkmaz
24 Turkey GK Kani Çevik
No. Position Player
28 Turkey FW Levent Demiray
34 Turkey FW Hayati Dinek
35 Turkey GK Uğur Er
53 Turkey FW Metekan Yılmaz
55 Turkey GK Cüneyt Çelik
59 Turkey FW Atilla GÜZEL
77 Turkey MF Selçuk Köytepe
88 Turkey DF Gazanfer Aydın
92 Turkey DF İbrahim Çağlar Erdem
93 Turkey MF Berat Ali Genç
99 Turkey FW Muharrem Efe


European Participations[edit]

European Cup Winners' Cup:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1988-89 1R Hungary Békéscsabai ESSC 2-0 0–1 2-1
2R West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 1–3 1-6

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