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Full name Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s) Osmanlılar (The Ottomans)
Founded 21 March 1978; 39 years ago (Re-founded 29 June 2014)
Ground Osmanlı Stadyumu
Ground Capacity 20,071
Owner İbrahim Melih Gökçek
Chairman Sadık Dik
Manager Bulent Uygun
League Süper Lig
2016–17 Süper Lig, 13th
Website Club home page

Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈos.mɑn.lɯ.spoɾ]), commonly known as Osmanlıspor, is a Turkish football club based in the country's capital Ankara. It currently plays in the Süper Lig.


Osmanlıspor 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 "Ankara Spor A.Ş" and only focused on football, while "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" continued its activity on branches other than football.[1] The current name refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.


On September 15, 2009, Osmanlıspor 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.”[2] All Osmanlıspor games in the 2009–10 season have been cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Osmanlıspor's opponents by default. Osmanlispor was expelled from the Turkish leagues by TFF on 4 August 2010 due to being sued by TFF for objection to forced relegation in 2009–10. In the 2013–14 season, they were admitted to TFF First League. In 2014–15 season, they became the champion and became a Süper Lig team.

Club badge and colours[edit]

Osmanlıspor'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.


Osmanlıspor play their home matches at Osmanlı Stadyumu which was opened in 1974. A new stadium, 06 Arena with a capacity of 20,000, is under construction to be inaugurated in 2018.[3]

European participations[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 January 2017

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 Hakan Arıkan
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Avdija Vršajević
3 Poland DF Łukasz Szukała
4 Turkey DF Koray Altınay
5 Turkey DF Aykut Demir (on loan from Trabzonspor)
6 Turkey MF Mehmet Güven
7 Turkey MF Engin Bekdemir
9 Cameroon FW Pierre Webó
10 Senegal MF Badou Ndiaye
11 Germany MF Erdal Kılıçaslan (Captain)
13 Turkey GK Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan
15 Portugal DF Tiago Pinto
17 Morocco MF Adrien Regattin (on loan from Toulouse)
20 Brazil MF Luíz Carlos
No. Position Player
21 Czech Republic DF Václav Procházka
22 Germany MF Sinan Kurt
24 Romania FW Raul Rusescu
27 Nigeria MF Aminu Umar
28 Republic of the Congo MF Dzon Delarge (on loan from Admira Wacker)
33 Turkey DF Muhammed Bayır
35 Turkey MF Musa Çağıran
39 Republic of the Congo FW Thievy Bifouma
40 Turkey MF Tugay Kaçar
54 Turkey MF Burak Ağaoğlu
61 Turkey DF Numan Çürüksu (Vice-captain)
93 Netherlands MF Adam Maher (on loan from PSV Eindhoven)
95 Mali DF Alassane Diaby
99 Lithuania GK Žydrūnas Karčemarskas

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. Position Player
Turkey DF Ahmet Kesim (on loan to Gaziantep BB until 30 June 2017)
Japan MF Takayuki Seto (on loan to Astra Giurgiu until 30 June 2017)
Turkey MF Okan Baydemir (on loan to Bugsaşspor until 30 June 2017)
Turkey MF Selman Sevinç (on loan to Bugsaşspor until 30 June 2017)
Turkey MF Samet Göker (on loan to Bugsaşspor until 30 June 2017)


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