Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Fenerbahçe Ülker)
Jump to: navigation, search
Fenerbahçe Doğuş
2016–17 Fenerbahçe men's basketball season
Fenerbahçe
Nickname
  • Sarı Lacivertliler (The Yellow-Navy Blues)
  • Efsane (The Legend)
  • Fener
Leagues EuroLeague
Turkish Basketball League
Founded 1913/1944
Arena Ülker Sports Arena
Arena Capacity 13,059[1]
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Yellow and Navy Blue
         
President Aziz Yıldırım
Team manager Maurizio Gherardini
Head coach Željko Obradović
Team captain Melih Mahmutoğlu
Championships 1 EuroLeague
8 Turkish Championships
5 Turkish Cups
6 Turkish President's Cups
Retired numbers 2 (6, 7)
Website fenerbahce.org
Uniforms
Kit body fenerbc1516h.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body yellowshoulders.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts.png
Team colours
Away
Kit body club america 0809 away.png
Third jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Third
Active departments of
Fenerbahçe
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg
Football Basketball (Men's) Basketball (Women's)
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Table tennis pictogram.svg
Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's) Table Tennis
Swimming pictogram.svg Rowing pictogram.svg Sailing pictogram.svg
Swimming Rowing Sailing
Athletics pictogram.svg Boxing pictogram.svg Controller.svg
Athletics Boxing eSports

Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball Team (Turkish: Fenerbahçe Erkek Basketbol Takımı), for sponsorship reasons Fenerbahçe Doğuş, also known simply as Fener, is a Turkish professional basketball team from Istanbul, Turkey. It is the men's basketball department of Fenerbahçe, a major multi-sport club. They are one of the most successful clubs in Turkish basketball history, having won the EuroLeague as the first and only Turkish team so far as well as eight Turkish Championships, five Turkish Cups and six Turkish Super Cups. They play their home matches at the Ülker Sports Arena.

Besides the European Championship title in 2017, which was secured by a convincing 80–64 win against Greek powerhouse Olympiacos in the final, Fenerbahçe have also been EuroLeague runners-up in 2016 and have played in three consecutive EuroLeague Final Fours (2015, 2016, 2017), a record in Turkish basketball.

Currently, Fenerbahçe are dominating the Turkish Basketball League, which is considered to be one of the best European national basketball leagues. The club have swept through the playoffs in the 2016–17 season undefeated, beating rivals Beşiktaş in the finals with 4–0 wins. The team lost only two league matches in the whole season.

Many great players in European basketball have played for Fenerbahçe over the years including: Mirsad Türkcan, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Žan Tabak, İbrahim Kutluay, Conrad McRae, Nemanja Bjelica, Ömer Aşık, Thabo Sefolosha, Linas Kleiza, Ömer Onan, David Andersen, Harun Erdenay, Radisav Ćurčić, Bojan Bogdanović, Semih Erden, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Tanoka Beard, Nikos Zisis, James Gist, Gordan Giriček, Mike Batiste, Marko Milič, Will Solomon, and Bo McCalebb.

History[edit]

Fenerbahçe's men's basketball department was founded in 1913, and achieved considerable success when the sport established itself in Turkey. Fenerbahçe won Turkish Basketball Championship national titles in 1957, 1959, and 1965, just before the Turkish Basketball Super League was founded in 1966, and made it to the EuroLeague in 1960 and 1966. Its fans had to wait until 1991 for another title, when Levent Topsakal, Larry Richard, and head coach Çetin Yılmaz led Fenerbahçe to the Turkish League title over Tofaş.[2]

Fenerbahçe returned to the EuroLeague in 1992, but lost in the preliminary round. Fenerbahçe was back in the Turkish League finals in 1992, 1993, and 1995, but could not find a way to win the championship for some time. A third-place finish in the 1997–98 season allowed the club to return to the EuroLeague, and with players like Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Marko Milič, Žan Tabak, İbrahim Kutluay, and the late Conrad McRae, Fenerbahçe advanced to the eighth-final playoffs, losing there to Real Madrid. The club made it to the Saporta Cup quarter-finals in 1994–95. The following season Fenerbahçe reached the quarter-finals of the Korać Cup in 1995–96 and repeated this achievement in 2000–01. Eventually they finished in fourth place in the 2004–05 FIBA Europe League.

In the summer of 2006, the basketball club acquired a main sponsorship deal with Ülker, to form Fenerbahçe Ülker. After the sponsorship agreement, Fenerbahçe dominated the Turkish League and became the league champions two times in a row.[3][4][5] After losing the Turkish League championship to Efes Pilsen in the 2008–09 season, in a closely contested playoff finals,[6] Fenerbahçe became Turkish League champions again in the 2009–10 season, this time by defeating Efes Pilsen in the finals 4–2.[7]

Fenerbahçe headed into the 2010–11 season with 5 new transfers: Engin Atsür, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Marko Tomas, Kaya Peker, and Darjuš Lavrinovič.

New transfers for the 2011–12 season included: Bojan Bogdanović, Curtis Jerrells, James Gist, Hakan Demirel, and also Thabo Sefolosha, who returned to the NBA after the 2011 NBA lockout ended. With head coach Neven Spahija, Fenerbahçe Ülker became the Turkish League champions again.[8] After two disappointing seasons, legendary coach Željko Obradović was then signed as the team's head coach, and the roster was strengthened with the likes of former Toronto Raptor Linas Kleiza, promising power forward Nemanja Bjelica, consistent center Luka Žorić, and hot Turkish prospects Kenan Sipahi and Melih Mahmutoğlu. Fenerbahçe became the Turkish League champions once again, after beating eternal rivals Galatasaray in the playoff's finals of the 2013–14 season.[9]

At the top of Europe (2014–present)[edit]

In the 2014–15 season, Fenerbahçe reached the EuroLeague Final Four for the first time. In the quarterfinals, Fenerbahçe knocked out Maccabi Tel Aviv with 3 straight wins. In the semifinals, the team lost to Real Madrid, and eventually finished fourth. At the end of the season, the club's sponsorship agreement with Ülker ended.[10] In the 2015–16 season, Fenerbahçe impressed in the EuroLeague Regular Season and Top 16, and qualified once again for the Final Four tournament, by eliminating the defending champions, Real Madrid, in the playoffs, again with a score of 3-0. During their first Final Four match against Laboral Kutxa, Fenerbahçe faced risking elimination once again before Kostas Sloukas made a game-tying lay-up to force the game into overtime, where Bogdan Bogdanović would help lead the team in overtime to win 88–77. The club became the first Turkish team to ever make it to the EuroLeague Final game. Their final opponent in the EuroLeague competition was CSKA Moscow. Fenerbahçe lost 101–96 after overtime.

In the following 2016–17 season, Fenerbahçe won its first European championship. The club beat Greek powerhouse Olympiacos 80–64 in the championship game of the Final Four, that was held in Istanbul.[11] Fenerbahçe became the first and only Turkish team in history to win the EuroLeague title.[12] Center Ekpe Udoh was named EuroLeague Final Four MVP.[13]

Following its European title, Fenerbahçe acquired a new main sponsor deal in the 2017 offseason. Doğuş Group signed a three-year contract worth of €45 million, which guaranteed the club the highest sponsor deal in European basketball history.[14]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Due to sponsorship deals, Fenerbahçe has been also known as:

  • Fenerbahçe Ülker (2006–2015)
  • Fenerbahçe Doğuş (2017–present)

Home courts[edit]

The first match at Ülker Sports Arena against Olimpia Milano
# Court Capacity Years
1 Lütfi Kırdar Sports Palace 07,000 1949–1992
2
Abdi İpekçi Arena
12,270 1992–2010
3
Sinan Erdem Dome
16,000 2010–2012
4
Ülker Sports Arena
13,800[15]
2012–present

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Fenerbahçe Doğuş roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 4 Italy Melli, Nicolò 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 26 – (1991-01-26)26 January 1991
PF 5 Turkey Hersek, Barış 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1988-03-26)26 March 1988
C 9 Turkey Duran, Ahmet Can 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 18 – (1999-01-28)28 January 1999
SG 10 Turkey Mahmutoğlu, Melih (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1990-05-12)12 May 1990
F/C 12 Republic of Macedonia Antić, Pero 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 35 – (1982-07-29)29 July 1982
G 16 Greece Sloukas, Kostas 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1990-01-15)15 January 1990
SF 18 Turkey Arna, Egehan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 20 – (1997-01-05)5 January 1997
G/F 21 United States Nunnally, James 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1990-07-14)14 July 1990
G/F 23 Serbia Gudurić, Marko 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 22 – (1995-03-08)8 March 1995
F/C 24 Czech Republic Veselý, Jan 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 27 – (1990-04-24)24 April 1990
SG 32 Turkey Güler, Sinan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 33 – (1983-11-08)8 November 1983
F 33 Serbia Kalinić, Nikola 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 25 – (1991-11-08)8 November 1991
F/C 34 United States Thompson, Jason 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 31 – (1986-07-21)21 July 1986
PG 35 Turkey Dixon, Bobby (DC) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 34 – (1983-04-10)10 April 1983
C 44 Turkey Düverioğlu, Ahmet (DC) 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 121 kg (267 lb) 24 – (1993-03-04)4 March 1993
F 70 Italy Datome, Luigi 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 – (1987-11-27)27 November 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Serbia Predrag Zimonjić
  • Turkey İlker Belgutay
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Turkey Sefa Öztürk
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: July 19, 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jan Veselý Jason Thompson Ahmet Düverioğlu Ahmet Can Duran
PF Nicolò Melli Nikola Kalinić Pero Antić Barış Hersek
SF Luigi Datome James Nunnally Egehan Arna
SG Sinan Güler Marko Gudurić Melih Mahmutoğlu
PG Kostas Sloukas Bobby Dixon

Retired numbers[edit]

Fenerbahçe retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure Ceremony Date
6 Turkey Mirsad Türkcan PF 2006–2012 16/09/2012[16]
7 Turkey Ömer Onan SG 2004–2005; 2006–2014 17/10/2014[17]

Honours[edit]

European competitions[edit]

National competitions[edit]

Regional competitions[edit]

  • Istanbul League (defunct)
    • Winners (7): 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66

Against NBA teams[edit]

In 2012, Fenerbahçe became the first and only Turkish basketball club to win against an NBA team.[18] The team beat the Boston Celtics in Ülker Sports Arena on 5 October 2012.[19] In 2015, Fenerbahçe became the first and only Turkish basketball club and third club in basketball history to win against an NBA team in the United States,[20] defeating the Brooklyn Nets in Barclays Center, New York on 5 October 2015.[21]

5 October 2012
19:00 CET
Boston Celtics United States 91–97 Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker
Scoring by quarter: 27–26, 18–29, 27–24, 19–18
Pts: Green, Sullinger 22
Rebs: Sullinger 8
Asts: Rondo 9
Pts: Sato 24
Rebs: Sato, Ilkan 7
Asts: McCalebb 5
Ülker Sports Arena
Attendance: 12,191
Referees: David Guthrie (USA), John Goble (USA), Sasa Pukl (SLO)
5 October 2013
14:00 CET
Oklahoma City Thunder United States 95–82 Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker
Scoring by quarter: 20–28, 28–14, 27–23, 20–17
Pts: Durant 24
Rebs: Durant 8
Asts: Jackson 5
Pts: Bogdanović 19
Rebs: Bogdanović, Vidmar, Kleiza 4
Asts: Preldžić 4
Ülker Sports Arena
Attendance: 12,191
Referees: Dan Crawford (USA), Courtney Kirkland (USA), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)
11 October 2014
17:00 CET
San Antonio Spurs United States 96–90 Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker
Scoring by quarter: 29–21, 18–19, 28–30, 21–20
Pts: Duncan 23
Rebs: Ginóbili 8
Asts: Parker 7
Pts: Goudelock 30
Rebs: Žorić 7
Asts: Preldžić 11
Ülker Sports Arena
Attendance: 12,191
Referees: Tony Brothers (USA), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Haywoode Workman (USA)
5 October 2015
02:30 CET
Fenerbahçe Turkey 101–96 United States Brooklyn Nets
Scoring by quarter: 25–26, 31–26, 26–20, 19–24
Pts: Veselý 18
Rebs: Udoh 8
Asts: Sloukas 11
Pts: Lopez 18
Rebs: Robinson 16
Asts: Larkin 5
Barclays Center
Attendance: 6,857
Referees: Ken Mauer (USA), Nick Buchert (USA), Violet Palmer (USA)
9 October 2015
03:00 CET
Fenerbahçe Turkey 81–111 United States Oklahoma City Thunder
Scoring by quarter: 21–32, 20–26, 17–29, 23–24
Pts: Veselý 17
Rebs: Udoh 9
Asts: Sloukas 6
Pts: Waiters 19
Rebs: Adams 8
Asts: Durant, Westbrook 5
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Referees: Kevin Cutler (USA), Dan Crawford (USA), Scott Wall (USA)

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2004–05 1 TBL 4th Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Europe League 4th
2005–06 1 TBL 7th Semifinalist 3 FIBA EuroCup T16
2006–07 1 TBL 1st Semifinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2007–08 1 TBL 1st Semifinalist 1 Euroleague QF
2008–09 1 TBL 2nd Semifinalist 1 Euroleague T16
2009–10 1 TBL 1st Champions 1 Euroleague RS
2010–11 1 TBL 1st Champions 1 Euroleague T16
2011–12 1 TBL 5th Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague T16
2012–13 1 TBL 5th Champions 1 Euroleague T16
2013–14 1 TBL 1st Semifinalist 1 Euroleague T16
2014–15 1 TBL 3rd Runner-up 1 Euroleague 4th
2015–16 1 TBSL 1st Champions 1 Euroleague RU
2016–17 1 TBSL 1st Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague C

Individual awards and achievements[edit]

Retired Numbers

50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors
Chosen:

Nominated:

EuroLeague Basketball Legend Award

EuroLeague Basketball 2001–10 All-Decade Team
Chosen:

Nominated:

EuroLeague MVP

EuroLeague Final Four MVP

All-EuroLeague First Team

All-EuroLeague Second Team

EuroLeague Rising Star

EuroLeague MVP of the Month

EuroLeague MVP of the Round

Sponsporship and Kit Manufacturer[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Dates Name
1986-1990 Turkey Necdet Ronabar
1990–1993 Turkey Ali Limoncuoğlu
1993–1995 Turkey Hüsnü Çakırgil
1995–1998 Turkey Güray Kanan
1998–2003 Georgia (country) Zaza Enden
2003–2006 Turkey Zeki Gülay
2006–2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir Mršić
2010–2014 Turkey Ömer Onan
2014–2015 Turkey Emir Preldžić
2015–present Turkey Melih Mahmutoğlu

Head coaches[edit]

Main article: Fenerbahçe basketball head coaches list[47]

  • 1944–49 Turkey none
  • 1949–50 Turkey Feridun Koray
  • 1951–65 Turkey Samim Göreç
  • 1965–66 Turkey Samim Göreç / Turkey Sacit Seldüz / Turkey Mehmet Baturalp / Turkey Altan Dinçer
  • 1966–67 Turkey Erol Demiroma / Turkey Altan Dinçer
  • 1967–68 Turkey Altan Dinçer
  • 1968–69 Turkey Önder Dai
  • 1969–71 Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
  • 1971–72 Turkey Mehmet Baturalp / Turkey Altan Dinçer / Turkey Deniz Sine / Turkey Bülent Yüksel
  • 1972–73 Turkey Altan Dinçer
  • 1973–75 Turkey Önder Seden
  • 1975–76 Turkey Önder Seden / Turkey Hüseyin Kozluca
  • 1976–78 Turkey Tuluğ Siyavuş
  • 1978–79 Turkey Tuluğ Siyavuş / Turkey Hüseyin Kozluca
  • 1979–82 Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
  • 1982–83 Turkey Önder Seden
  • 1983–84 Turkey Aydan Siyavuş / Turkey Önder Okan
  • 1984–85 Turkey Önder Okan
  • 1985–86 United States Dennis Perryman / Turkey Erdal Poyrazoğlu / Turkey Mahmut Uslu
  • 1986–87 Turkey Faruk Akagün / Turkey Rıza Erverdi
  • 1987–88 Turkey Rıza Erverdi / Turkey Doğan Hakyemez
  • 1988–89 Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu / Turkey Rıza Erverdi
  • 1989–93 Turkey Çetin Yılmaz
  • 1993–94 Turkey Necati Güler / Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk Kulenović
  • 1994–95 Turkey Murat Didin
  • 1995–96 Turkey Murat Didin / Murat Özgül
  • 1996–98 Turkey Murat Özgül
  • 1998–99 Turkey Murat Özgül / Turkey Halil Üner
  • 1999–00 Turkey Halil Üner
  • 2000–01 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nihat Izić
  • 2001–04 Turkey Murat Özgül
  • 2004–07 Turkey Aydın Örs
  • 2007–09 Montenegro Bogdan Tanjević
  • 2009–10 Montenegro Bogdan Tanjević / Turkey Ertuğrul Erdoğan
  • 2010–12 Croatia Neven Spahija
  • 2012–13 Italy Simone Pianigiani / Turkey Ertuğrul Erdoğan
  • 2013–present Serbia Željko Obradović

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Venue Review: Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena.
  2. ^ Fenerbahce Ulker - Welcome to EuroLeague Basketball.
  3. ^ http://basketbol.tblstat.net/history.asp?s=0708
  4. ^ http://basketbol.tblstat.net/history.asp?s=0607
  5. ^ http://www.mynet.com/haber/spor/ulkerle-fenerbahce-birlesti-243526-1
  6. ^ http://basketbol.tblstat.net/history.asp?s=0809
  7. ^ http://basketbol.tblstat.net/history.asp?s=0910
  8. ^ http://basketbol.tblstat.net/history.asp?s=1011
  9. ^ http://basketbol.tblstat.net/history.asp?s=1314
  10. ^ Only Fenerbahce, not Ulker.
  11. ^ "Fenerbahçe Istanbul is EuroLeague champion!". Euroleague.net. 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  12. ^ Fenerbahçe got the first EuroLeague title for Turkey
  13. ^ "Udoh caps historic Final Four with MVP award". Euroleague.net. 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  14. ^ "Fenerbahce Dogus is born". Eurohoops.net. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  15. ^ Ülker Sports Arena (in French).
  16. ^ Mirsad Türkcan retired match against CSKA Moscow
  17. ^ Ömer Onan retire ceremony at Emporio Armani Milano match
  18. ^ Show from Fenerbahçe Ülker
  19. ^ Fenerbahçe Ülker 97-91 Boston Celtics
  20. ^ Show from Fenerbahçe Ülker
  21. ^ Brooklyn Nets 96-101 Fenerbahçe
  22. ^ 2014-15 bwin MVP: Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  23. ^ [1]
  24. ^ [2]
  25. ^ [3]
  26. ^ Fenerbahce lands 2014 Rising Star Bogdanovic
  27. ^ Euroleague Rising Star Trophy: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  28. ^ bwin MVP for March: Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  29. ^ MVP for January: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Istanbul
  30. ^ MVP for April: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Istanbul
  31. ^ MVP for April: Bogdan Bogdanović, Fenerbahce Istanbul
  32. ^ Emir Preldzic won the first week's MVP award
  33. ^ Bojan Bogdanović won the top 16 fifth week's MVP award
  34. ^ Andrew Goudelock won the second week's MVP award Archived July 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  35. ^ Andrew Goudelock won the fifth week's MVP award
  36. ^ Top 16 Round 11 bwin MVP: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  37. ^ Top 16, Round 4 co-MVPs: Ioannis Bourousis of Laboral Kutxa, Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce
  38. ^ Top 16 Round 9 MVP: Luigi Datome, Fenerbahce Istanbul
  39. ^ Playoffs Game 2 co-MVPs: Kyle Hines and Ekpe Udoh
  40. ^ Playoffs Game 3 MVP: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Istanbul
  41. ^ "Regular Season Round 4 MVP: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Istanbul". EuroLeague.net. 29 October 2016. 
  42. ^ "Regular Season Round 20 MVP: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Istanbul". EuroLeague.net. 29 January 2017. 
  43. ^ "Playoffs, Game 1 MVP: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Istanbul". EuroLeague.net. 20 April 2017. 
  44. ^ "Playoffs, Game 2 MVP: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Istanbul". EuroLeague.net. 22 April 2017. 
  45. ^ Goudelock sets three-point mark
  46. ^ Borajet Fenerbahçe Uçağımız Hazır (Turkish)
  47. ^ Fenerbahçe basketball coaches

External links[edit]