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Full nameAntalyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Akrepler (Scorpions)
Founded2 July 1966; 53 years ago (1966-07-02)
GroundAntalya Arena
PresidentAli Şafak Öztürk
ManagerBülent Korkmaz
LeagueSüper Lig
2018–19Süper Lig, 7th
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. In Turkey, the club won the First League twice in 1982 and 1986 and finished as runners-up for the Turkish Cup in 2000.


Antalyaspor was established in 1966 when three local teams (Yenikapı SuSpor, İlk Işıkspor and Ferrokromspor) united to establish a club for the coastal city of Antalya. The club competed in the lower divisions of the Turkish football league system before promotion to the Süper Lig in 1982–83. Their first stint of top-flight football lasted for two years, and they were relegated to the TFF First League at the end of the 1984–85 season. Though promoted to the next season they were relegated again. They competed in the TFF First League until the end of the 1993–94 season, when they beat İstanbulspor 3–2 in the final playoffs. Their longest stint of top-flight football lasted until 2001–02. During that time span, the club competed 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 to Galatasaray. Antalyaspor competed in the UEFA Cup the following season, defeating Werder Bremen 2–0 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 represent 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. It is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and is owned by Akdeniz University. In 2013 Antalyaspor began construction of their new stadium, Antalya Arena. This stadium, which opened in the summer of 2015, seats 33,032 spectators and features a football park, education centre, football academy, and extra training pitches to host camps of European or Asian teams. The stadium is nicknamed 100 Yıl (Centenary), after the major artery of the same name, 100 Yil Bulvari, which passes directly south of the plot. This thoroughfare was named in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic.


Current squad[edit]

As of 26 July 2019.[4]

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 Yakup Mert Cakir
3 Brazil DF Diego Ângelo
4 Turkey DF Salih Dursun
5 Turkey DF Bahadir Öztürk
6 Turkey DF Eren Albayrak
7 Turkey MF Doğukan Sinik
8 Brazil MF Charles
9 Argentina FW Gustavo Blanco Leschuk
10 Angola FW Gelson (on loan from Sporting)
12 Nigeria MF Paul Mukairu
16 Angola FW Fredy
17 Turkey DF Tarık Çamdal
19 Germany DF Ufuk Akyol
No. Position Player
20 Brazil MF Chico
21 Turkey MF Serdar Özkan
22 Turkey MF Harun Alpsoy
23 Brazil FW Amilton (on loan from Aves)
25 Belgium GK Ruud Boffin
28 Czech Republic DF Ondřej Čelůstka
30 Turkey DF Nazim Sangaré
35 Turkey GK Ferhat Kaplan
41 France DF Aly Cissokho
88 Turkey MF Hakan Özmert
92 Morocco MF Aatif Chahechouhe
98 Turkey FW Harun Kavaklıdere

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 Toulouse)
Ivory Coast FW Jean-Armel Drolé (at Las Palmas)
Turkey MF Mustafa İnan (at Kemerspor 2003)
No. Position Player
Sweden FW Erman Vardar (at Serik Belediyespor)
Turkey MF Sergen Yatağan (at BB Bodrumspor)


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

Source: [5]

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

Source: [6]


  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". Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  5. ^ "YÖNETİM KURULUMUZ" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Teknik Kadro" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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