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Full nameAnkaraspor Kulübü
Founded1978; 45 years ago (1978)
GroundYenikent Stadium
ChairmanMehmet Emin Katipoğlu
ManagerAdem Çağlayan
LeagueTFF Second League
2021–22TFF Second League, Red, 9th
WebsiteClub website

Ankaraspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈaŋkaɾaspoɾ]), formerly known as Osmanlıspor (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈosmanɫɯspoɾ]), is a Turkish professional football club based in the country's capital Ankara. Founded in 1978, the club competes in the TFF Second League.


Ankaraspor was founded as "Ankara Belediye Spor Kulübü" (Ankara Municipality Sport Club) in 1978. The club has undergone several name changes throughout its history. In 1984, they were renamed "Ankara Büyükşehir Belediye Spor Kulübü" (adding "Metropolitan" to the name). The name was simply switched to "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" in 1998. "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" has many sub-divisions branching from its main football division. These include badminton, basketball, boxing, handball, ice hockey, judo, oil wrestling, table tennis, wrestling. Finally, in 2005, the football club changed its name to "Ankaraspor A.Ş." and only focused on football, while "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" continued its activity on branches other than football.[2]

On 15 September 2009, Ankaraspor was demoted from the Turkish Super League by The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) over its unsportsmanlike relationship with Ankaragücü, which was deemed contrary to sporting competitiveness.[3] All Ankaraspor games in the 2009–10 season were cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Ankaraspor's opponents by default. Ankaraspor was expelled from the Turkish leagues by TFF on 4 August 2010 due to being sued by TFF for objecting to forced relegation in 2009–10.

In the 2013–14 season, they were readmitted to TFF First League. In the 2014–15 season, they were champions of the division, resulting in their promotion to the Süper Lig.

On 29 June 2014, the club adopted the name "Osmanlıspor", which refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.

On 8 September 2020, Osmanlıspor was renamed Ankaraspor, their former name.[4]

Club badge and colours[edit]

Former logo

Ankaraspor's home colours are blue and white.

The previous badge consisted of a blue and white colored shield, which bore the name and the foundation year of the club. The shield featured a view of an Anatolian leopard with some hexagon panels of a football in its head and chest. This animal, which lived in Anatolia and especially near Ankara for a period of time, symbolized the power and dignity of the club.


Ankaraspor play their home matches at Yenikent Stadium which was opened in 1974 and renovated in 2008.

European participations[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Slovakia Dubnica 0–4 1–0
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 5–0 2–2 7–2
3Q Estonia Nõmme Kalju 1–0 2–0 3–0
PO Denmark Midtjylland 2–0 1–0 3–0
Group L Spain Villarreal 2–2 2–1 1st
Romania FCSB 2–0 1–2
Switzerland Zürich 2–0 1–2
R32 Greece Olympiacos 0–3 0–0



As of 8 September 2022[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Turkey TUR Bayram Kılıç
2 DF Turkey TUR Enes Eliaçık
3 DF Turkey TUR Muharrem Doğan
5 DF Turkey TUR Gökhan Kurumuş
6 DF Turkey TUR Fatih Kızılkaya
7 FW Turkey TUR Doğukan İnci
8 MF Turkey TUR Fahrettin Berk Yılmaz
9 FW Turkey TUR Engin Bekdemir
10 FW Turkey TUR Sedat Cengiz
14 MF Turkey TUR Recep Taşbakır
15 MF Turkey TUR Siraçhan Nas
17 FW Turkey TUR Berk Karadağ
18 FW Turkey TUR Ramazan Eren Demir
19 FW Turkey TUR Yusuf Buğra Koşal
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 MF Turkey TUR Doğukan Efe
22 MF Germany GER Erdal Öztürk
23 FW Turkey TUR Ali Rıza Kılıç
24 DF Turkey TUR Batuhan Tur
25 MF Turkey TUR Halil Esen
26 FW Turkey TUR Tuğrul Başkan
27 GK Turkey TUR Burak Çapkınoğlu
40 DF Turkey TUR Furkan Eliaçık
44 DF Turkey TUR Oğuzhan Çapar
77 DF Turkey TUR Recep Yemişçi
80 MF Turkey TUR Burak Tarlabölen
95 MF Turkey TUR Barış Zeren
99 MF Turkey TUR Bahattin Köse

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Turkey TUR Atakan Akyol
GK Turkey TUR Yusuf Karayel
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Turkey TUR Can Ahmet Üstün

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. Pos. Nation Player
MF Turkey TUR Muzaffer Doğan (at Kırıkkale Büyük Anadoluspor until 30 June 2023)
MF Turkey TUR Semih Üstün (at Etimesgut Belediyespor until 30 June 2023)
FW Turkey TUR Görkem Can Güner (at Ergene Velimeşe until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Turkey TUR Yiğit Kotan (at Erbaaspor until 30 June 2023)
FW Turkey TUR Ömer Faruk Sezgin (at Elazığspor until 30 June 2023)


  1. ^ "Stat ve Tesisler | Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü". Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  2. ^ "||| Bb Ankaraspor Resmi̇ Web Si̇tesi̇ |||". Archived from the original on 23 August 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Hürriyet - Haberler, Son Dakika Haberleri ve Güncel Haber". Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Osmanlıspor'un ismi değişti Ankaraspor oldu!" (in Turkish). 8 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Takım". Ankaraspor. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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