Sivasspor

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Sivasspor
Sivasspor.png
Full name Sivasspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Yiğidolar (Yigidos)
Founded 1967
Ground 4 Eylül
Sivas, Turkey
Ground Capacity 14,998[1]
Chairman Mecnun Otyakmaz[1]
Manager Roberto Carlos
League Süper Lig
2013–14 Süper Lig, 5th
Website Club home page
Current season

Sivasspor is a Turkish sports club based in Sivas, Turkey formed in 1967. They play in the Turkish Süper Lig. Their manager is currently Roberto Carlos. They finished 5th in the 2013–14 Süper Lig. Their current captain is Kadir Bekmezci.

History[edit]

Sivasspor were originally formed on May 14, 1932 in Sivas as Sivas Gençlik. They sported Kırmızı-Beyaz (Red-White) shirts and Beyaz (White) shorts. They played many matches at the amateur level in their early years before they were allowed to play professionally. By the mid-1960s, Sivas Gençlik merged with Yolspor and Kızılırmak. They had hoped that this merger would help their push to join the professional leagues, the league closed their doors to Sivasspor once more.[2]

There were several boycotts until July 1, 1967, when Sivasspor was allowed to play professional football in Turkey.[2] Sivasspor started out in the Second League, White Group.[3] Due to there being many new clubs, the Turkish Football Federation decided to create a third league. They were permitted into the Second League along with Afyonspor, Balıkesirspor, Giresunspor, Kastamonuspor, Malatyaspor, Orduspor, Uşakspor, and Taksim GK.[3] During their first professional season, Sivasspor finished 16th in their group, a mere 4 points from relegation. They also finished in the bottom half of the table the following season.[3][4] They approached to First League in 1971–72 and 1972–73 seasons but finished 2nd after orderly Şekerspor and Adana Demirspor and didn't promote to it.

Sivas SK's classic home kit

Sivasspor would remain in the lower leagues until winning the Second League in 2005, gaining automatic promotion.[3] The club finished 8th in their first season in the Turkcell Super League. Werner Lorant lead the team to key victories over clubs like Beşiktaş J.K. and Gençlerbirliği. At the end of their first season in the top flight, they finished with a record of ten wins, thirteen draws, and eleven losses, totaling out to 43 points. The clubthen finished 4th in the 2007–08 season, finishing on the same number of points as the second and third place teams but with an inferior goal difference.[3] Sivasspor had the championship in their sights until the penultimate match, when they were beaten 5-3 by eventual champions Galatasaray. The 2008–09 season saw them finish 2nd after leading the table for much of the season. The finished behind leaders Beşiktaş by 5 points.

On September 17, 1967 during a match against Kayseri Erciyesspor (Then Kayserispor) played at the Kayseri Atatürk Stadium, a disaster occurred with 40 dead and at least 300 injuries among the fans, which was the worst sporting-related event in Turkey. The match was finished 1–0 favour of Kayseri side. After the disaster, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Sivasspor played different groups of 2nd league until 1990–91 season. The two teams played in Fourth Group of Third League (now TFF Second League) in this season and were reconciled. Kayseri Erciyesspor were champions and promoted to Second League.

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Montenegro FK Grbalj 1–0 2–2 3–2
3R Portugal Braga 0–2 0–3 0–5
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 3Q Belgium Anderlecht 3–1 0–5 3–6
2009–10 UEFA Europa League PO Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–3 0–2 0–5

League Participations[edit]

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 Korcan Çelikay
2 Turkey DF Abdurrahman Dereli
7 Turkey FW Serdar Özkan
8 Turkey MF Kadir Bekmezci
12 Brazil DF Cicinho
17 Azerbaijan FW Cihan Özkara
21 Turkey MF Burhan Eşer
22 Portugal DF Manuel da Costa
37 Turkey MF Hakan Arslan
46 Turkey DF Ahmet Şahbaz
54 Turkey FW Batuhan Salman
No. Position Player
58 Turkey DF Ziya Erdal
66 Turkey MF Adem Koçak
80 Turkey DF Ümit Kurt
91 Morocco MF Mehdi Taouil
92 Morocco FW Aatif Chahechouhe
99 Nigeria FW John Utaka
Turkey MF Kerem Bülbül
Turkey FW Batuhan Karadeniz
Turkey MF Musa Sinan Yilmazer
Turkey MF Pekin Kösnek
Nigeria FW Macauley Chrisantus

Players out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Turkey DF Alihan Kubalas (at Altay until 30 June 2014)
Turkey DF Gökhan Payal (at Yeni Diyarbakırspor until 30 June 2014)
Turkey DF Kaan Kılcı (at Sivas 4 Eylül until 30 June 2014)
Turkey DF Şaban Özel (at Samsunspor until 30 June 2014)
No. Position Player
Turkey DF Safa Yıldırım (at Sivas 4 Eylül until 30 June 2014)
Turkey DF Uğur Akdemir (at Kartalspor until 30 June 2014)
Turkey MF Ahmet Aras (at Fethiyespor until 30 June 2014)
Turkey MF Alican Karadağ (at Boluspor until 30 June 2014)

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Sporting Director Turkey Murat Erdoğan
Manager Brazil Roberto Carlos
Assistant Manager Brazil Cesar Domingos
Coach Turkey Sefer Yılmaz
Goalkeeping Coach Turkey Murat Göksu

Honours[edit]

Winners : 2005
Second Position :2009
Fourth Position :2008

UEFA Current ranking[edit]

As of 25 April 2012[5]
Rank Country Team Points
167 Serbia FK Crvena Zvezda 8.425
168 Turkey Sivasspor 8.400
169 Belgium KSC Lokeren OV 8.380

Famous players[edit]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SİVAS 4 EYLÜL". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Üç Yıldızın Öyküsü". Sivasspor.org.tr. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Turkish-Soccer.com". Erdinç Sivritepe. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Dünden Bugüne". Sivasspor.org.tr. Archived from the original on 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  5. ^ UEFA Club Coefficients – UEFA.com

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