Berliner AK 07

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Berliner AK 07
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Full name Berliner Athletik Klub 07 e.V.
Founded 15 December 1907
Ground Poststadion
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Mehmet Ali Han
Manager Steffen Baumgart
League Regionalliga Nordost (IV)
2015–16 2nd
Website Club home page

Berliner AK 07 is a German football club based in Berlin. The club was founded in 1907 and has since evolved into a multi-cultural German-Turkish association with temporary ties to professional football in Turkey.

History[edit]

Berlin Ankaraspor Kulübü 07 logo during the cooperation with Ankaraspor

The association was established on 15 December 1907 in the Wedding district of Berlin as an athletics club interested primarily in running. A football department was formed in 1908 which has since remained a largely anonymous side playing in lower tier city competition. In the early 90s AK 07 played in the sixth division Landesliga Berlin and advanced to the Verbandsliga Berlin (V) on the strength of a 1995 championship there. A 1999 Verbandsliga title saw the club further promoted to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV).

AK 07 merged with BSV Mitte in 2004: Mitte had earlier been formed out of the merger of the ethnically Turkish sides BFC Güneyspor and Fenerbahçe Berlin. The restructured association formed a co-operative relationship with Turkish first division club Ankaraspor in June 2006 which focuses on player development in Germany.

On 6 July 2006 the club adopted the name Berlin Ankaraspor Kulübü 07 and selected Ahmet Gökcek, son of the mayor of Ankara, as chairman. With the name change the club also abandoned its traditional colours of red and white to don the blue and white kit of Ankaraspor, but later reverted to its old name and colors.

The club won promotion to the Regionalliga Nord in 2011 and achieved a German Cup upset when it defeated Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim 4–0 in 2012.[1]

Since 2012 the club plays in the Regionalliga Nordost.[2][3]

Stadium[edit]

Berliner AK 07 played its home fixtures in the Sportanlage Lüderitzstraße (capacity 3,000) with an interlude (2000–2003) spent at the Hanne-Sobek-Sportanlage. The team has moved to the 20,000 seat Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district at the start of the 2006–07 season and currently play at the Poststadion.

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 July 2016 [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 Germany GK Stephan Flauder
2 Germany DF Henning Lichte
3 Germany DF Christian Mühlbauer
4 Germany DF Kevin Kahlert
5 Germany DF Atakan Yigtoglu
7 Germany MF Ahmed Azaouagh
8 Germany MF Baris Gündüzer
9 Ukraine FW Myroslav Slavov
10 Montenegro MF Hasan Pepic
11 Germany FW Tobias Hasse
12 United States MF Devann Yao
14 Germany FW Kevin Stephan
15 Germany DF Florijon Belegu
16 Germany MF Leon Hellwig
No. Position Player
17 Turkey MF Orhan Yildirim
18 Germany DF Maurice Trapp
20 Germany FW Ahmet Sagat
21 Germany GK Nico Wiesner
22 France FW Lhadji Badiane
23 Czech Republic GK Jakub Jakubov
24 Germany DF Iyad Al Khalaf
27 Germany MF Maximilian Zimmer
28 Tunisia MF Sofien Chahed
29 Turkey DF Oğuzhan Arslan
31 Turkey DF Onur Yeşilli
33 Nigeria MF Eke Uzoma
39 Republic of the Congo FW Francky Sembolo
71 Hungary DF Andor Bolyki

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

References[edit]

  1. ^ BAK 07: Einst Berliner Filiale von Ankaraspor (German) Weltfussball.de, published: 19 August 2012, accessed: 19 August 2012
  2. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  3. ^ Berliner AK 07 at Fussball.de (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  4. ^ http://www.bak07.de/teams/1-herren/

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