İstanbul Başakşehir F.K.

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İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. logo.png
Full name İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
Founded 1990; 26 years ago (1990)
Ground Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu,
Istanbul
Ground Capacity 17,800
Manager Abdullah Avcı
League Süper Lig
2015–16 Süper Lig, 4th
Website Club home page

İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü, formerly called İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor or Istanbul BB in short, is a Turkish football club. They play their home games at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu in Istanbul and are owned by the Municipality of Istanbul.

On 25 May 2015, İstanbul Başakşehir FK signed a sponsorship agreement with Medipol Eğitim ve Sağlık Grubu (Medipol Education and Health Group) for four years and the team's name changed to Medipol Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2014. The club's former name was ISKI SK and they were owned by the municipality's water distribution company. ISKI SK competed in the Regional Amateur Football League in the 1990–91 season and were promoted to the 3rd League. After promotion, the club's name changed to Istanbul BB. The club played in the TFF First League until 1996, but after the 2006–07 season they were promoted to the Turkcell Super League. Finishing 12th in the 2007–08 season enabled them to remain in the Turkcell Süper Lig for the 2008–09 season. In the 2009–10 season, the club finished the season in 6th place. In the 2012–13 season, the club finished 16th and relegated to the TFF First League. But it finished the 1st League as champions and made an immediate return to the top level in the 2013–14 season. In June 2014, the club's name changed to İstanbul Başakşehir.[2]

Stadium[edit]

Before the name change IBB were playing their games at Atatürk Olympic Stadium but starting from 2014–15 season the games will be played at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu. [3]

League affiliation[edit]

Honours[edit]

Cup[edit]

European participations[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Q3 Netherlands AZ Alkmaar 1–2 0–2 1–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Q3 Croatia Rijeka

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 June, 2016[4]

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 Volkan Babacan
2 Turkey DF Yalçın Ayhan
4 Slovenia MF Rajko Rotman
5 Turkey MF Mahmut Tekdemir
6 Moldova DF Alexandru Epureanu
7 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Edin Višća
8 Brazil MF Márcio Mossoró
9 Turkey FW Mehmet Batdal
10 Brazil MF Doka Madureira
13 Turkey GK Ahmet Said Kivanç
14 Turkey DF Bekir İrtegün
18 Italy FW Stefano Napoleoni
20 Turkey MF Hakan Özmert
22 Nigeria DF Musa Muhammed
No. Position Player
23 Turkey FW Semih Şentürk
25 Turkey MF Emre Belözoğlu (Captain)
33 Turkey DF Uğur Uçar
34 Turkey MF Cenk Ahmet Alkılıç
39 Turkey DF Alparslan Erdem
55 Turkey GK Faruk Çakır
67 Turkey MF Cenk Şahin
86 Turkey GK Ufuk Ceylan
87 Turkey DF Ferhat Öztorun
99 Albania FW Sokol Cikalleshi
Ghana DF Joseph Attamah
Turkey MF Eren Albayrak
Senegal MF Cheikhou Dieng

Notable players[edit]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/spor/futbol/29099353.asp
  2. ^ http://www.sabah.com.tr/Spor/Futbol/2014/06/05/abdullah-avcidan-5-yillik-imza
  3. ^ http://www.sabah.com.tr/Spor/Futbol/2014/06/05/abdullah-avcidan-5-yillik-imza
  4. ^ "İstanbul Başakşehir". Retrieved 17 February 2016. 

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