Mersin İdmanyurdu (also Mersin İdman Yurdu, Mersin İY, or MİY) Sports Club; located in Mersin, east Mediterranean coast of Turkey in 1986–87. Mersin İdmanyurdu S.K. (MİY) football team participated in Turkish Second Football League in 1986-87 season.
Mersin İdmanyurdu took place in Group B in Second League1986–87 Season. League played in three groups two with 18 teams and one with 17. Bottom three teams in Group A with 17 teams and bottom four teams in groups with 18 teams relegated to Third League, whereas top teams promoted to First League at the end of the season. MİY finished 11th with 9 wins and 27 goals.
Two points for a win. Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored. In the score columns first scores belong to MİY. (C): Champions; (P): Promoted to 1987–88 Turkish First Football League (Süper Lig); (R): Relegated to 1987–88 Turkish Third Football League.
Source: 1986–87 Turkish Second Football League pages from Turkish-Soccer website, and Maçkolik website.
Source: 1986–87 Turkish Second Football League pages. Source: Milliyet online archive. u=14:10, 26 February 2015 (UTC) Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.
1986–87Turkish Cup was played for the 25th season as Federasyon Kupası by 237 teams. First four elimination rounds were played in one-leg elimination system. If the result was a deuce extra time and penalty-shoot-out were used to determine the team to be promoted. Fifth and sixth rounds and finals were played in two-legs elimination system, and extra time and penalty-shoot-out were used to determine tie-break. Mersin İdmanyurdu participated in 1986–87Turkish Cup and was eliminated at round 1 by Tarsus İdmanyurdu Erkutspor. Tarsus İY Erkutspor was eliminated at round 2. Gençlerbirliği won the Cup for the first time and was qualified for 1987–88European Cup Winners' Cup.
^Some of the round-by-round position information was obtained from Milliyet gazete arşivi through an advanced search for Mersin İdmanyurdu and 1986-87 season. Others were computed. However, Milliyet had issued the score of Round 12 "Mersin İdmanyurdu-İzmirspor" game as "2–1" in favor of Mersin İY. However the true score was "2-1" in favor or İzmirspor. The game was played in İzmir due to repair works in Mersin's ground. Milliyet has probably passed this. This mistake had continued in league tables published in the paper. Milliyet had later corrected the mistake in 17th round. The information in this article is corrected for 12th through 16th weeks for standings.
^ abDates, times, in some cases referees and round-by-round league tables were found through an advanced search for team for 1986–87 season at Milliyet online archive. (in Turkish). Free membership is required.