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Full nameAntalyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Akrepler (Scorpions)
Founded2 July 1966; 52 years ago (1966-07-02)
GroundAntalya Arena
PresidentAli Şafak Öztürk
ManagerBülent Korkmaz
LeagueSüper Lig
2017–18Süper Lig, 14th
WebsiteClub website

Antalyaspor is a Turkish professional football club located in the city of Antalya. The club's colours are red and white. They play their home matches at the Antalya Arena. Domestically, the club has won the First League twice in 1982 and 1986. They also finished as runners-up for the Turkish Cup in 2000.


Antalyaspor was established in 1966 after three local teams united to establish a club for the coastal city of Antalya. These teams were Yenikapı SuSpor, İlk Işıkspor and Ferrokromspor. The club competed in the lower divisions of the Turkish football league system before earning promotion to the Süper Lig in 1982–83. Their first stint of top-flight football lasted for two years, as they were relegated back to the TFF First League at the end of the 1984–85 season. They were promoted to the next season but were relegated just as fast. They competed in the TFF First League until the end of the 1993–94 season, when they beat İstanbulspor 3–2 after extra time in the final of the promotion playoffs. Their longest stint of top-flight football lasted until 2001–02. During that time span, the club competed continentally in the UEFA Intertoto Cup twice and the UEFA Cup once. They reached the finals of the Turkish Cup in 2000 but lost 5–3 after extra time to Galatasaray. Antalyaspor competed in the UEFA Cup the following season, defeating Werder Bremen 2–0 after home before losing 6–0 in the second leg.[1] The club was relegated at the end of the 2001–02 season, finishing one point below the relegation zone. The club earned promotion back to the Süper Lig after placing second in the 2005–06 1.Lig. On 3 December 2006, Pavol Straka scored the club's 500th goal in top-flight football. In the following year they were relegated back to the TFF First League, but earned promotion again the next season. They finished ninth at the end of the 2009–10 season.[2]

Past seasons[edit]

League affiliation[edit]

  • Süper Lig: 1982–85, 1986–87, 1994–02, 2006–07, 2008–14, 2015–
  • TFF First League: 1966–82, 1985–86, 1987–94, 2002–06, 2007–08, 2014–15


Domestic League[edit]

Domestic Cup[edit]

European history[edit]

European participations
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 7 Belarus Ataka-Aura Minsk N/A 3–0 3rd
Russia Rotor Volgograd 2–1 N/A
Switzerland Basel 2–5 N/A
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk N/A 0–1
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 11 Russia Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod N/A 0–1 4th
Slovenia Publikum N/A 1–1
Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–2 N/A
Serbia Proleter Zrenjanin 1–0 N/A
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR Azerbaijan Kapaz 5–0 2–0 7–0
1R Germany Werder Bremen 2–0 0–6 2–6

Colours and badge[edit]

The club emblem includes capital letters A and S which stands for Antalya and Spor (sport in Turkish) respectively. In the middle of these letters, there is the figure of Yivli Minare which is one of the several symbols of the city of Antalya. Three rectangular shapes on the Yivli Minare which represents the unity of the three teams of Antalya.[3]


From 2012 Antalyaspor played their home matches at Akdeniz University Stadium which holds 7,083 spectators. Its located at Mediterranean coast of Turkey and its owned by Akdeniz University. In 2013 Antalyaspor began the construction of their new stadium, Antalya Arena. The stadium seats 33,032 spectators and was opened in summer of 2015, with a football park, education centre, a football academy and extra training pitches to host camps of overseas European or Asian teams on break. The nickname of the stadium is named as; 100. Yıl (Centenary), due to arthery of the same name passing south of the plot 100. Yıl Bulvarı, named after 100th birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of Turkish Republic.


Current squad[edit]

As of 9 January 2019[4][5]

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

No. Position Player
3 Brazil DF Diego Ângelo
4 Turkey MF Osman Çelik
7 Turkey MF Zeki Yıldırım
8 Brazil MF Charles
9 Ivory Coast FW Jean-Armel Drolé
17 Turkey MF Doğukan Sinik
18 Turkey MF Yekta Kurtuluş
20 Brazil MF Chico
21 Turkey MF Serdar Özkan
22 Turkey MF Harun Alpsoy
23 Turkey GK Ozan Özenç
No. Position Player
24 Turkey DF Salih Dursun
25 Belgium GK Ruud Boffin
28 Czech Republic DF Ondřej Čelůstka
30 Germany DF Nazim Sangaré
35 Turkey GK Ferhat Kaplan
39 Senegal FW Souleymane Doukara
75 Turkey DF Birkan Öksüz
77 Turkey DF Musa Nizam
88 Turkey MF Hakan Özmert
95 Turkey DF Bahadir Öztürk
96 Turkey MF Fehmi Koç

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
France MF William Vainqueur (at Monaco)


Club officials[edit]

Board members[edit]

President Ali Şafak Öztürk
Deputy Chairman Nurettin Ünal
Deputy Chairman İsmail Ömer Bilal
Vice-President Bora Terzioğlu
Vice-President Şefik Öz
Board Members Emin Altıner
Board Members Salih Peker
Board Members Salman Aksal
Board Members Prof. Dr. Cumhur Arıcı
Board Members Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özdoğan
Board Members Nadire Konuk Akıncıoğlu
Board Members Mehmet Akdağ
Board Members Emin Hesapçıoğlu
Board Members Sabri Ünver
Board Members Ünal Pala
Board Members Tolga Çelik
Board Members Mustafa Vicir
Board Members Özgür Kasapoğlu
Board Members İnanç Kendiroğlu


Technical staff[edit]

Manager Bülent Korkmaz
Assistant manager Bülent Albayrak
Goalkeeping coach Cengiz Birgen
Coach Kenan Oktay
Coach Ayhan Tenbeloğlu
Coach Servet Çetin
Analist Burhan Kılıç
Team Manager Cem Deda
Club doctor Burhanettin Çalım
Physiotherapist Irfan Korkmaz
Physiotherapist Muhammed Büyükdemir
Masseur Metin Demirağ
Masseur Osman Karacan
Masseur Uğur Çimen



  1. ^ Only Domestic results


  • "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.


  1. ^ "UEFA Cup 2000-01". 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Bursaspor Champion". 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Logomuz" (in Turkish). 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ "A-TAKIM KADROSU" (in Turkish). 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  6. ^ "YÖNETİM KURULUMUZ" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Teknik Kadro" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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