The Intercontinental Derby (basketball)

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The Intercontinental Derby
Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball vs Galatasaray Men's Basketball 20170126 (8).jpg
Other names Ezelî Rekabet (Eternal Rivalry)[1]
Locale Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Teams Fenerbahçe SK
Galatasaray SK
First meeting 24 March 1933; 85 years ago (1933-03-24)
Latest meeting Fenerbahçe 80–60 Galatasaray (04-03-2018)
Statistics
Meetings total 216
Most wins Fenerbahçe (111)
All-time series Fenerbahçe: 111
Drawn: 2
Galatasaray: 103

The Intercontinental Derby (Turkish: Kıtalararası Derbi), also known as the Eternal Rivalry (Turkish: Ezelî Rekabet), is the name given to any basketball match between Fenerbahçe SK and Galatasaray SK (teams of the Asian and the European parts of Istanbul respectively).

History[edit]

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 at Galatasaray High School decided to introduce a new game to the students in 1911. Robenson, who also became a Galatasaray SK president later, popularized this sport in Turkey.[2][3]

Galatasaray are considered to be the pioneers in Turkish basketball, and the sport had always been very important for the club.[4] The team have won 11 national championship titles and 16 Istanbul League titles. Former president of the club, Özhan Canaydın, was a former player of the basketball team.

The men's basketball department of Fenerbahçe were founded in 1913 and achieved considerable success when the sport established itself in Turkey. Fenerbahçe won national championship titles in 1957, 1959 and 1965, just before the professional league was founded in 1966, and participated in the European Champions Cup in 1960 and 1966. Their 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.[5]

Basketball rivalry[edit]

Galatasaray consider themselves as the pioneers of basketball in Turkey, having popularized and dominated the sport in the early decades, while Fenerbahçe in return boast their success in winning more trophies, including the 2016–17 EuroLeague title, which is marked as the first ever EuroLeague title won by a Turkish basketball club.

Culture[edit]

The clubs originate from two different sides of the Bosphorus. Fenerbahçe SK were founded in Kadıköy that is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, while Galatasaray SK were founded in the Galatasaray district, on the European side of Istanbul. Both clubs naturally draw the majority of their support from the side of the city that they are native to, but maintain a significant majority of support drawn from the rest of Turkey.

Honours[edit]

Competition Fenerbahçe Galatasaray
Turkish Super League 9 5
Turkish Cup 5 3
Turkish Super Cup 7 2
EuroLeague 1
EuroCup 1
Total 22 11

List of all matches[edit]

# Date Competition Home team Score Away team
1 24-03-1933 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
20–0
Fenerbahçe
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
152 12-10-2002 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
68–96
Galatasaray
153 09-02-2003 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
76–74
Fenerbahçe
154 07-05-2003 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
96–88
Fenerbahçe
155 11-05-2003 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
83–66
Galatasaray
156 15-05-2003 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
71–74
Fenerbahçe
157 18-05-2003 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
78–91
Galatasaray
158 12-10-2003 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
66–64
Fenerbahçe
159 17-01-2004 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
98–79
Galatasaray
160 02-01-2005 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
80–69
Galatasaray
161 09-04-2005 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
63–90
Fenerbahçe
162 14-01-2006 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
78–71
Galatasaray
163 05-05-2006 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
75–59
Fenerbahçe
164 03-12-2006 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
75–64
Galatasaray
165 18-03-2007 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
57–91
Fenerbahçe
166 14-05-2007 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
76–70
Galatasaray
167 18-05-2007 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
64–69
Fenerbahçe
168 18-12-2007 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
88–77
Fenerbahçe
169 26-03-2008 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
76–72
Galatasaray
170 03-01-2009 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
78–62
Fenerbahçe
171 24-04-2009 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
89–62
Galatasaray
172 15-11-2009 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
0–20
Fenerbahçe
173 27-02-2010 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
81–77
Galatasaray
174 30-12-2010 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
67–56
Fenerbahçe
175 11-02-2011 Turkish Cup Fenerbahçe
77–70
Galatasaray
176 20-04-2011 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
83–80
Galatasaray
177 04-06-2011 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
81–59
Galatasaray
178 06-06-2011 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
95–74
Galatasaray
179 09-06-2011 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
97–93
Fenerbahçe
180 11-06-2011 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
74–85
Fenerbahçe
181 14-06-2011 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
71–72
Galatasaray
182 17-06-2011 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
88–91
Fenerbahçe
183 12-10-2011 Presidential Cup Fenerbahçe
97–103
Galatasaray
184 30-12-2011 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
80–79
Galatasaray
185 11-04-2012 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
84–72
Fenerbahçe
186 04-10-2012 Turkish Cup Galatasaray
74–69
Fenerbahçe
187 19-12-2012 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
74–67
Galatasaray
188 10-02-2013 Turkish Cup Fenerbahçe
63–57
Galatasaray
189 14-04-2013 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
66–53
Fenerbahçe
190 09-10-2013 Presidential Cup Galatasaray
62–64
Fenerbahçe
191 10-12-2013 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
72–62
Fenerbahçe
192 31-03-2014 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
77–52
Galatasaray
193 03-06-2014 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
89–70
Galatasaray
194 05-06-2014 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
74–73
Galatasaray
195 08-06-2014 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
73–64
Fenerbahçe
196 10-06-2014 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
88–82
Fenerbahçe
197 13-06-2014 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
76–63
Galatasaray
198 16-06-2014 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
85–77
Fenerbahçe
199 19-06-2014 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
20–00
Galatasaray
200 17-11-2014 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
85–74
Galatasaray
201 10-03-2015 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
92–88
Fenerbahçe
202 21-05-2015 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
93–67
Galatasaray
203 24-05-2015 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
70–69
Fenerbahçe
204 27-05-2015 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
67–59
Galatasaray
205 02-11-2015 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
80–63
Fenerbahçe
206 27-02-2016 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
77–68
Galatasaray
207 25-05-2016 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
93–79
Galatasaray
208 27-05-2016 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
80–55
Galatasaray
209 29-05-2016 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
65–63
Fenerbahçe
210 31-05-2016 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
75–82
Fenerbahçe
211 28-10-2016 EuroLeague Galatasaray
87–103
Fenerbahçe
212 13-11-2016 Basketbol Ligi Fenerbahçe
92–74
Galatasaray
213 26-01-2017 EuroLeague Fenerbahçe
85–80
Galatasaray
214 12-03-2017 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
75–79
Fenerbahçe
215 29-10-2017 Basketbol Ligi Galatasaray
62–83
Fenerbahçe
216 04-03-2018 EuroLeague Fenerbahçe
80–60
Galatasaray

Statistics[edit]

Head to Head[edit]

Club G W D L
Fenerbahçe SK 216 111 2 103
Galatasaray SK 216 103 2 111

Last update: 5 March 2018

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA
  2. ^ http://www.tbf.org.tr/tbf/tarihce/ulkemizde-basketbol
  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. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Fenerbahce Ulker - Welcome to EuroLeague Basketball