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Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2014–15 Anadolu Efes S.K. season
Anadolu Efes Istanbul logo
Leagues Turkish Basketball League
Euroleague
Founded 1976
History Efes Pilsen
(1976–2011)
Anadolu Efes
(2011–present)
Arena Abdi İpekçi Arena
(capacity: 12,500)
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Navy Blue and white
         
President Tuncay Özilhan
Head coach Dušan Ivković
Championships 13 Turkish Championships
10 Turkish Cups
9 Turkish President's Cups
1 FIBA Korać Cup
Website http://www.efesbasket.org
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Anadolu Efes Spor Kulübü (English: Anadolu Efes Sports Club), formerly Efes Pilsen, is a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. As of 2013, it is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball League, having won the league's championship 13 times.

The home of Anadolu Efes S.K. is the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, which has a seating capacity of 12,500 for basketball games. The club has it own practice facility in the district of Bahçelievler bulit in 1982. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball League and Euroleague.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1976 as Efes Pilsen S.K. by taking over the Turkish second-division club Kadıköyspor, which had failed due to financial problems.[1] Its initial sponsor was its namesake Efes Pilsen, a subsidiary of the Anadolu Group. It won the 1978 second division championship undefeated, earning promotion to the Turkish first division, where it has continuously competed ever since. In its first top-flight season (1978–79), Efes Pilsen S.K. won the league title, immediately establishing itself as one of the country's top clubs.

After finishing 2nd in the 1992–93 FIBA European Cup (Saporta Cup), Efes Pilsen S.K. won the 1995–96 FIBA Korać Cup, which marked the first-ever European title won by a Turkish club in any team sport. Efes Pilsen S.K. (later renamed Anadolu Efes S.K.) has also become a fixture in the Euroleague, making it to the competition's Final Four in 2000 and 2001, finishing 3rd on both occasions.[2]

In 2011, the club changed its name to Anadolu Efes S.K. after the TAPDK (Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority) in Turkey prohibited the advertisement of tobacco and alcohol products in sports organizations.[3]

Anadolu Efes is notable for its youth program, which has trained renowned Turkish basketball players such as NBA player Hidayet Türkoğlu, former NBA player and Euroleague greatest rebounder of all time Mirsad Türkcan, and 2005 NBA draftee Cenk Akyol.

Logos[edit]

Home Arenas[edit]

Honours[edit]

The Korac Cup won by Efes in 1996

Domestic[edit]

Turkish League

  • Winners (13) (record): 1979, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009

Turkish Cup

  • Winners (10) (record): 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2015

President's Cup

  • Winners (9) (record): 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010

European[edit]

Euroleague

  • 3rd Place (2): 2000, 2001

FIBA Saporta Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1993

FIBA Korać Cup

  • Winners (1): 1996

Players[edit]

For a listing of past rosters, see Anadolu Efes S.K. past rosters.

Current roster[edit]

Anadolu Efes roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Turkey Balbay, Doğuş 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 26 – (1989-01-21)21 January 1989
G/F 6 Turkey Osman, Cedi 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 19 – (1995-08-04)4 August 1995
SF 7 Greece Perperoglou, Stratos 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 30 – (1984-08-07)7 August 1984
G 8 Turkey Batuk, Birkan 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 25 – (1990-01-30)30 January 1990
PF 9 Croatia Šarić, Dario 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 21 – (1994-04-08)8 April 1994
PG 10 Croatia Draper, Dontaye 70001800000000000001.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 30 – (1984-08-10)10 August 1984
F/C 12 Serbia Krstić, Nenad 70002130000000000002.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 7002121000000000000121 kg (267 lb) 31 – (1983-07-25)25 July 1983
F/C 13 Gabon Lasme, Stephane 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 32 – (1982-12-17)17 December 1982
G/F 17 Turkey Akyol, Cenk 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 28 – (1987-04-16)16 April 1987
G/F 21 Turkey Ulubay, Okben 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 18 – (1996-05-25)25 May 1996
G/F 22 Turkey Korkmaz, Furkan 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) 17 – (1997-07-24)24 July 1997
G 23 United States Janning, Matt 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1988-06-22)22 June 1988
F 32 Turkey Kılıçlı, Deniz 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002129000000000000129 kg (284 lb) 24 – (1990-10-23)23 October 1990
PG 31 France Heurtel, Thomas 70001890000000000001.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700190500000000000090.5 kg (200 lb) 26 – (1989-04-10)10 April 1989
C 41 Turkey Koşut, Emircan 70002160000000000002.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 19 – (1995-07-03)3 July 1995
F/C 51 Montenegro Bjelica, Milko 70002069999999999992.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 30 – (1984-06-04)4 June 1984
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager
  • Turkey Engin Özerhun

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: December 27, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Stephane Lasme Nenad Krstić Emircan Koşut
PF Dario Šarić Milko Bjelica Deniz Kılıçlı
SF Stratos Perperoglou Cedi Osman Okben Ulubay Cenk Akyol
SG Matt Janning Furkan Korkmaz Birkan Batuk
PG Thomas Heurtel Dontaye Draper Dogus Balbay

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.
   

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason Cup Competitions European Competitions
1976–77 2 TB2L
1977–78 2 TB2L 1 Promoted
1978–79 1 TBL 1 Champion
1979–80 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Played Euroleague
1980–81 1 TBL 3 Final Group Played Cup Winners' Cup
1981–82 1 TBL 3 Final Group Played Korać Cup
1982–83 1 TBL 1 Champion Played Korać Cup
1983–84 1 TBL 1 Champion Played Euroleague
1984–85 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Played Euroleague
1985–86 1 TBL 2 Runner-up
1986–87 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Played Cup Winners' Cup
1987–88 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Played Korać Cup
1988–89 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Played Korać Cup
1989–90 1 TBL 4 Semifinalist Korać Cup Quarterfinalist
1990–91 1 TBL 5 Quarterfinalist Played Korać Cup
1991–92 1 TBL 1 Champion Played Korać Cup
1992–93 1 TBL 1 Champion Saporta Cup Runner-up
1993–94 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1994–95 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Played Euroleague
1995–96 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Korać Cup Champion
1996–97 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1997–98 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1998–99 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Euroleague Quarterfinalist
1999–00 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Semifinalist Euroleague Semifinalist3rd
2000–01 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion SuproLeague Semifinalist3rd
2001–02 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Top 16
2002–03 1 TBL 1 Champion Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2003–04 1 TBL 1 Champion Runner-up Euroleague Top 16
2004–05 1 TBL 1 Champion Quarterfinalist Euroleague Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion Euroleague Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Champion Euroleague Top 16
2007–08 1 TBL 4 Semifinalist Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2008–09 1 TBL 1 Champion Champion Euroleague Regular Season
2009–10 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2010–11 1 TBL 4 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Euroleague Top 16
2011–12 1 TBL 2 Runner-up Semifinalist Euroleague Top 16
2012–13 1 TBL 3 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist Euroleague Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 TBL 3 Quarterfinalist Runner-up Euroleague Top 16
2014–15 1 TBL - Champion Euroleague

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

In 2006, Efes Pilsen became the first Turkish basketball club to be invited to play with NBA teams. They competed against the Denver Nuggets in Denver, Colorado on October 11, and against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, California on October 12.[4] In 2007, Efes Pilsen hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Abdi İpekçi Arena.[5]

10 October 2006
Denver Nuggets United States 118–102 Turkey Efes Pilsen
12 October 2006
Golden State Warriors United States 120–66 Turkey Efes Pilsen
6 October 2007
Minnesota Timberwolves United States 84–81 Turkey Efes Pilsen

References[edit]

  1. ^ History, efesbasket.org
  2. ^ Our Successes, efesbasket.org
  3. ^ Announcement, efesbasket.org
  4. ^ ESPN - Turkish power Efes Pilsen no match for Warriors - NBA
  5. ^ [1], haberler.com

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