Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)
|Nickname||Sarı Kırmızılılar (The Yellow-Reds)|
|Arena||Abdi İpekçi Arena|
|Team colors||Yellow, Red
|President||Dursun Aydın Özbek|
|Team manager||Ömer Yalçınkaya, Cem Civan, Ibrahim Tilki|
|Head coach||Ergin Ataman|
5 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
2 Turkish President's Cups
|Active departments of Galatasaray|
Galatasaray S.K., for sponsorship reasons Galatasaray Odeabank, is a professional basketball team based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It is a part of the Galatasaray Sports Club. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League and EuroLeague. Galatasaray plays its home matches in Abdi İpekçi Arena, which has a seating capacity for 12,270 spectators. The team has been crowned Turkish national champions five times so far.
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.
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.
On April 27, 2016, Galatasaray defeated SIG Strasbourg with the score of 78–67 at Abdi Ipekci Arena in the second leg of the 2016 Eurocup Finals. With this result Galatasaray won the EuroCup championship for the first time.
Galatasaray has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship;
- Galatasaray Cafe Crown (2005–2011)
- Galatasaray Medical Park (2011–2013)
- Galatasaray Liv Hospital (2013–2015)
- Galatasaray Odeabank (2015-)
Season by season
||Quarterfinalist||2 ULEB Eurocup||
||Semifinalist||Semifinalist||3 FIBA EuroChallenge||
||–||2 ULEB Eurocup||
||Runner-up||Semifinalist||2 ULEB Eurocup||
||Semifinalist||Third place||1 Euroleague||
||Champion||Runner-up||2 ULEB Eurocup||
Honours and achievements
Turkish Championship (defunct)
- Winners (11) (record): 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966
- Runners-up (4): 1946, 1951, 1952, 1961
- Winners (3): 1969–70, 1971–72, 1994–95
- Runners-up (2): 1968–69, 2012–13
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Tibor Pleiss||Alex Tyus|
|PF||Austin Daye||Orhan Hacıyeva||Ege Arar|
|SF||Vladimir Micov||Göksenin Köksal||Utku Tuğsal||Blake Schilb|
|SG||Errick McCollum||Jon Diebler||Serkan Aydın||Kılıç Karakuş|
|PG||Sinan Güler||Bruno Fitipaldo||Can Korkmaz||Emir Preldzic|
Out on loan
- 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.
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- Teşekkürler Café Crown
- Galatasaray ile Medical Park Sponsorluk Anlaşması İmzaladı
- Galatasaray Erkek Basketbol Takımı'nın yeni sponsoru Liv Hospital
- Proposed team list for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
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- Men's Turkish League Champions
- Men's Turkish Cup Champions
- Men's Turkish President's Cup Champions
- ULEB Eurocup Final Eight 2007-08
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Galatasaray Basketball.|
- Galatasaray SK Official Web Site (Turkish) (English) (French)
- Unofficial Fan Site and Forum (Turkish)
- Turkish Basketball League (Turkish)
- TBLStat.net Profile (English) (Turkish)
- at Eurobasket.com (English)
- euroleague.net (English)
- Official Twitter Account of Galatasaray SK Basketball Branch
- Official Instagram Page of Galatasaray SK Basketball Department
- Official Facebook Page of Galatasaray