Batman Petrolspor

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Batman Petrolspor
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Full name Batman Petrol Spor Kulübü
Founded 1960
Ground Batman 16 Mayıs, Batman
Ground Capacity 4,900[1]
Chairman Süleyman Çalık
Manager Hacı Güldalı
League 3.Lig
2009–10 3. Lig Group 5, 6th
Website Club home page

Batman Petrolspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Batman. Formed in 1960, the club colours are red, white, and black and they play their home matches at Batman 16 Mayıs.[1][2] The club is named Petrolspor because Batman is the largest producer of oil in Turkey.[3]

History[edit]

Batman Petrolspor was founded in 1960 with several branches including athletics, basketball, football, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling. The club played amateur football in the Diyarbakır regional leagues until 1986 when they won promotion to the 3.Lig. The club won promotion to the 2.Lig soon after and competed in the division for several years.[4]

They have never won promotion to the Süper Lig, falling in the 2.Lig promotion semi-finals to Göztepe. The club were relegated to the 3.Lig at the conclusion of the 2005–06 season, and have competed in the division since then. Their greatest success in the Turkish Cup came in 1977 when they reached the fourth round, losing to Kocaelispor 3–0 on aggregate.[5] At the time, Batman Petrolspor were still competing in the Turkish Regional Amateur League.[4]

Stadium[edit]

The club plays its home matches at Batman 16 Mayıs, located in Batman. The stadium seats 4,900 spectators and is covered by grass. The field measures 68 by 105 meters.[1]

Noted players[edit]

Batman Petrolspor have produced Orhan Kapucu, a Batman native, and Ozan İpek, both capped by the Turkey national football team. Kapucu went on to play for several clubs, most notably Fenerbahçe.[6] He earned his solitary cap in a Euro 1988 qualifying match against Northern Ireland on 12 November 1986.[7] İpek currently plays for Bursaspor, winning the 2009-10 Süper Lig.[8] He earned his first cap for the Turkey national football team in a friendly match against Honduras on 3 March 2010.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c BATMAN PETROLSPOR tff.org (Turkish), accessed 25 June 2010
  2. ^ Künye Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. batmanpetrolsk.org (Turkish), accessed 25 June 2010
  3. ^ Batman britannica.com, accessed 25 June 2010
  4. ^ a b Tarihçe Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. batmanpetrolsk.org (Turkish), accessed 25 June 2010
  5. ^ Pekin, Cem 1976–1977 – 15. Türkiye Kupası turkish-soccer.com, accessed 25 June 2010
  6. ^ FENERBAHÇE'NIN 1988–1989 SEZONU Archived June 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. turkfutbolu.net (Turkish), accessed 25 June 2010
  7. ^ Orhan Kapucu scoreshelf.com, accessed 25 June 2010
  8. ^ Bursaspor şampiyon! cnnturk.com (Turkish), accessed 25 June 2010
  9. ^ TÜRKİYE HONDURAS tff.org (Turkish), accessed 25 June 2010

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