Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)

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Galatasaray Odeabank
Galatasaray Odeabank logo
Nickname Sarı Kırmızılılar (The Yellow-Reds)
Leagues Turkish League
Turkish Cup
EuroCup
Founded 1911
History Galatasaray
(1911–present)
Arena Sinan Erdem Dome[1]
Arena Capacity 16,000
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Yellow, red
         
President Dursun Aydın Özbek
Team manager Ömer Yalçınkaya, Cem Civan, Ibrahim Tilki
Head coach Erman Kunter
Championships 1 EuroCup
5 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
2 Turkish President's Cups
Website galatasaray.org
Uniforms

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 EuroCup. The team has been crowned Turkish national champions five times so far.

History[edit]

A Galatasaray home match in 2013 at the Abdi Ipekci Arena

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

Galatasaray qualified for the EuroLeague for the first time in history after winning the qualification knockout round that gained them a place in the EuroLeague season.[5]

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.[6]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

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

  • Galatasaray Cafe Crown: (2005–2011)[7]
  • Galatasaray Medical Park: (2011–2013)[8]
  • Galatasaray Liv Hospital: (2013–2015)[9][10]
  • Galatasaray Odeabank: (2015-)[11]

Home arenas[edit]

Galatasaray currently plays its home games at the Sinan Erdem Dome,[12] which has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators. The club has previously used the 3,500 seat Ayhan Şahenk Arena, and the 12,270 seat Abdi İpekçi Arena as their home venue.

Season by season[edit]

Season Division Pos. Cup Competitions European competitions
2005–06 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist
2006–07 TBL 4th Quarterfinalist
2007–08 TBL 5th 2 ULEB Eurocup
4th
2008–09 TBL 4th Semifinalist 3 FIBA EuroChallenge
L16
2009–10 TBL 9th 2 ULEB Eurocup
L16
2010–11 TBL 2nd Semifinalist 2 ULEB Eurocup
L16
2011–12 TBL 3rd Third place 1 Euroleague
L16
2012–13 TBL 1st Runner-up 2 ULEB Eurocup
L16
2013–14 TBL 2nd Semifinalist 1 Euroleague
QF
2014–15 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague
L16
2015–16 BSL 3rd Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup
C
2016–17 BSL 6th Semifinalist 1 EuroLeague
12th

Honours and achievements[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Turkish Super League [13]

Turkish Championship (defunct)

  • Winners (11) (record): 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966
  • Runners-up (4): 1946, 1951, 1952, 1961

Turkish Cup [14]

  • Winners (3): 1969–70, 1971–72, 1994–95
  • Runners-up (2): 1968–69, 2012–13

President's Cup [15]

European competitions[edit]

EuroCup

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 1 United States Hardy, Dwight 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 29 – (1987-12-02)2 December 1987
PG 2 United States Taylor, Jordan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1989-09-30)30 September 1989
PG 4 Turkey Yağmur, Mehmet 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 30 – (1987-07-01)1 July 1987
F/C 7 Republic of Macedonia Hendrix, Richard 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 31 – (1986-11-15)15 November 1986
F 11 Turkey Arar, Ege 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 21 – (1996-09-02)2 September 1996
G 20 Bosnia and Herzegovina Renfroe, Alex 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 31 – (1986-05-23)23 May 1986
F/C 25 United States Christmas, Rakeem 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 25 – (1991-12-01)1 December 1991
G/F 32 United States Hopson, Scotty 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 28 – (1989-08-08)8 August 1989
SF 35 United States Summers, DaJuan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 29 – (1988-01-24)24 January 1988
G 53 Turkey Çakır, Abdülkadir 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 17 – (2000-06-14)14 June 2000
G/F 55 Turkey Preldžić, Emir 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 28 – (1989-10-01)1 October 1989
SG 61 Turkey Köksal, Göksenin (C) 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1991-01-08)8 January 1991
G 63 Turkey Aydın, Serkan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 17 – (2000-05-20)20 May 2000
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Recep Şen
  • Turkey Tolga Başer
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Turkey Semih Eroğlu
Team manager
  • Turkey Ömer Yalçınkaya
  • Turkey Cem Civan
  • Turkey Ibrahim Tilki

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: July 20, 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Rakeem Christmas Richard Hendrix
PF DaJuan Summers Ege Arar Erol Şekeroğlu
SF Scotty Hopson Emir Preldzic Utku Tuğsal
SG Dwight Hardy Göksenin Köksal Abdülkadir Çakır
PG Alex Renfroe Mehmet Yağmur Serkan Aydın

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
2015–2017 Turkey Sinan Güler
2017–Present Turkey Göksenin Köksal

Notable players[edit]

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

Domestic Players

European Players

Non-European Players

Head coaches[edit]

Dates Name
1968–1970 Bulgaria Petar Simenov
1984–1985 Turkey Nur Germen
1985–1987 Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1989–1991 Turkey Faruk Akagün
1993–1996 Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
 ?–? Turkey Ömer Petorak
1999–2000 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
2012–2017 Turkey Ergin Ataman
2017–Present Turkey Erman Kunter

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arena: SINAN ERDEM DOME.
  2. ^ "Ülkemizde Basketbol". Tbf.org.tr. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  3. ^ Durupınar, Mehmet. Türk Basketbolunun 100 yıllık tarihi. (2009).page(12).Efes Pazarlama ve Dağıtım Ticaret A.Ş. ISBN 978-975-00995-1-9
  4. ^ Teşekkürler Café Crown(in Turkish)
  5. ^ "Galatasaray fights its way to European basketball's Mecca". Hurriyetdailynews.com. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Galatasaray Odeabank Eurocup Şampiyonu". Galatasaray.Org. 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  7. ^ "GALATASARAY.ORG". www.galatasaray.org. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "GALATASARAY.ORG". www.galatasaray.org. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Galatasaray Erkek Basketbol Takımı'nın yeni sponsoru Liv Hospital". Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Proposed team list for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague". Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  11. ^ Hürriyet Haber. "Galatasaray ile Odeabank anlaştı". Hurriyet.com.tr. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  12. ^ Arena: SINAN ERDEM DOME.
  13. ^ "Turkish Basketball League History". www.tblstat.net. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "404". www.tbf.org.tr. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "404". www.tbf.org.tr. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "ULEB Eurocup Final Eight 2007-08". Retrieved 22 May 2017. 

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