Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)

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Galatasaray logo
Leagues Turkish Basketball League
Founded 1911
History Galatasaray
Arena Abdi İpekçi Arena
(capacity: 12,270)
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Yellow and Red
President Dursun Aydın Özbek
Head coach Ergin Ataman
Championships 5 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
2 Turkish President's Cups
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Active departments of Galatasaray
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Football Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's)
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Basketball (Men's) Basketball (Women's) Wheelchair Basketball
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Athletics Equestrian Judo
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Water Polo (Men's) Water Polo (Women's) Bridge
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Chess Team

Galatasaray Liv Hospital is a professional basketball team based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It is a part of the Galatasaray Sports Club. Galatasaray play matches in Abdi İpekçi Arena which has a seating capacity for 12,270 spectators. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball League and Eurocup.


According to the official records, in Turkey, basketball was first played in 1904 at Robert College. An American physical education teacher laid the foundations of this sport in Turkey. 7 years later, Ahmet Robenson, a physical education teacher in Galatasaray High School decided to introduce a new game to students in 1911. Robenson, who also became a Galatasaray S.K. president later, popularized this sport in Turkey.[1][2]

Basketball had always been very important for the club. The team has won 4 national championship titles and 16 İstanbul League title. Former president of the club, Özhan Canaydın was a former player of basketball team.

On 24 June 2011, Galatasaray announced that Cafe Crown's sponsorship was over.[3]

Galatasaray qualified for the Euroleague for the first time[4] after winning their qualification knockout round and will compete in the Euroleague 2011-12.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Galatasaray has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship;

  • Galatasaray Cafe Crown (2005–2011)[5]
  • Galatasaray Medical Park (2011–2013)[6]
  • Galatasaray Liv Hospital (2013–2015)[7][8]

Home arenas[edit]

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Division Regular Play-off Cup Europe
2005-06 TBL 8th QF QF
2006-07 TBL 4th SF QF
2007-08 TBL 5th QF ULEB Eurocup 4th
2008-09 TBL 4th SF SF FIBA EuroChallenge Last 16
2009-10 TBL 9th - ULEB Eurocup Last 16
2010-11 TBL 3rd 2nd SF ULEB Eurocup Last 16
2011-12 TBL 1st SF SF Euroleague Last 16
2012-13 TBL 1st 1st 2nd ULEB Eurocup Last 16
2013-14 TBL 4th 2nd SF Euroleague Last 8
2014-15 TBL 8th QF QF Euroleague Last 16


International competitions[edit]

  • Euroleague:
    • Top 8 (1): 2013-2014
    • Top 16 (2): 2011-2012 2014-2015 [10]

Domestic competitions[edit]

See also current season.


For a listing of past rosters, see Galatasaray Men's Basketball Team past rosters.

Current roster[edit]

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

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 5 Serbia Micov, Vladimir 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 7002101000000000000101 kg (223 lb) 30 – (1985-04-16)16 April 1985
PG 2 Turkey Edge, Şafak 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 23 – (1992-06-17)17 June 1992
SG 7 Turkey Köksal, Göksenin 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 24 – (1991-01-08)8 January 1991
SG 32 Turkey Güler, Sinan 70001920000000000001.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 31 – (1983-11-08)8 November 1983
PF 34 Turkey Arar, Ege 70002069999999999992.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) 18 – (1996-09-02)2 September 1996
SF United States Schilb, Blake 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 31 – (1983-12-23)23 December 1983
PF United States Green, Caleb 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002108000000000000108 kg (238 lb) 29 – (1985-10-07)7 October 1985
C Gabon Lasme, Stéphane 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 32 – (1982-12-17)17 December 1982
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Yağızer Uluğ
  • Turkey Yakup Sekizkök
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Turkey Adnan Bağriaçik
  • Turkey Semih Eroğlu

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: March 3, 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Stéphane Lasme
PF Caleb Green Ege Arar
SF Vladimir Micov Goksenin Koksal
SG Blake Schilb
PG Sinan Guler Safak Edge

Out on loan[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Dates Name
2010–2011 Albania Turkey Ermal Kuqo
2011–2012 Turkey Haluk Yıldırım
2012–2013 Turkey Ender Arslan
2013-2015 Puerto Rico Carlos Arroyo

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Head coaches[edit]

Dates Name
 ?–? Bulgaria Petar Simenov
 ?–? Turkey Nur Germen
 ?–? Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1989–1991 Turkey Faruk Akagün
1993–1998 Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
 ?–? Turkey Ömer Petorak
 ?–? Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
2002–2003 Turkey Erman Kunter
2005–2006 Turkey Halil Üner
2006–2009 Turkey Murat Özyer
2009 Turkey Koray Mincinozlu
2009 Turkey Okan Çevik
2009–2010 Turkey Cem Akdağ
2010–2012 Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2012– Turkey Ergin Ataman

See also[edit]


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