2003–04 Süper Lig
Since Turkey dropped from eighth to tenth place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2002–03 season, the league has lost two of its UEFA Cup berths.
An extremely dramatical final fixture took place, because in the relegation places, there were four teams. Bursaspor, with 37 points, İstanbulspor with 38, Çaykur Rizespor and Akçaabat Sebatspor with 39. İstanbulspor, managed by Aykut Kocaman, won 2-0 away at Konya over Konyaspor, Çaykur Rizespor defeated Beşiktaş 1-0, and Akçaabat Sebatspor beaten Ankaragücü 3-2. Bursaspor, defeating 1-0 Samsunspor reached the 40 points, but they were relegated.
Final league table
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Fenerbahçe (C)||34||23||7||4||82||41||+41||76||2004–05 UEFA Champions League Group stage 1|
|2||Trabzonspor||34||22||6||6||60||38||+22||72||2004–05 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round|
|3||Beşiktaş||34||18||8||8||65||45||+20||62||2004–05 UEFA Cup First round|
|8||Malatyaspor||34||11||12||11||51||40||+11||45||ANG 0-0 MAL
MAL 1-0 ANG
|10||Gençlerbirliği||34||12||8||14||56||52||+4||44||2004–05 UEFA Cup Second qualifying round 2||GEN 4-0 KON
KON 4-1 GEN
|13||Akçaabat Sebatspor||34||11||9||14||45||53||−8||42||ASB 1-0 RİZ
RİZ 0-1 ASB
|17||Adanaspor (R)||34||6||4||24||38||73||−35||22||ADA 1-2 ELZ
ELZ 3-4 ADA
Updated to games played on September 25, 2008.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1FC Porto, winner of 2003–04 UEFA Champions League, qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage by their league position, so the title holder spot couldn't be used and this spot goes to best excluded champions, champions of Turkey, originally qualified for the third qualifying round.
2Trabzonspor, winner of Turkish Cup, qualified for the UEFA Champions League, so loser finalists Gençlerbirliği qualified for the UEFA Cup 2nd qualifying round.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Pierre van Hooijdonk||Fenerbahçe||24|
|Necati Ateş||Adanaspor / Galatasaray||14|
- Extensive data about Turkish Super League can be found at the pages of Alper Duruk.