Kardemir Karabükspor

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Kardemir Karabükspor
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Full name Kardemir Demir Çelik Karabükspor[citation needed]
Nickname(s) Mavi Ateş (Blue Flame)
Founded 1969
Ground Yenişehir Stadium
Karabük, Turkey
Ground Capacity 12,400
Chairman Hikmet Ferudun Tankut
Manager Zoran Barišić
League Süper Lig
2015–16 TFF First League, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

Kardemir Demir Çelik Karabükspor[citation needed] is a Turkish sports club based in Karabük, Turkey. The team was founded in 1969 after a merger between Karabük Gençlikspor and Demir Çelik Spor. The club has in branches in football, wheelchair basketball and volleyball. The nickname of the club is Mavi Ateş (Blue Flame). The nickname comes from unfading blue flame coming out of one of the chimneys of Kardemir iron-steel works which is located in the entrance of the city. As the factory gives its name to the club, the team is cited as a worker's team.[1]

History[edit]

Foundation and early history[edit]

In the year 1938, Azmi Tılabar, the head manager of the Turkish iron-steel industry,[citation needed] founded DÇ Gençlik Kulübü (DÇ Youth Club) with grey-blue colours. In these times,[when?] the trainer of the football team was an English engineer, Mr. Lain. The trainer of atlhletism was Turkish athlete Faik Önen. Moreover, Mersinli Ahmet and Yaşar Doğu were trainers of wrestling.

KDÇ Karabük SK's classic home kit

During the 1940s, Karabükspor became a symbol in cycling, tennis and wrestling around Turkey.[citation needed] Starting in the 1950s, the Karabük Gençlikspor (Karabuk Youth Sports) joined DÇ Gençlik Kulübü and finally, the club got its colours as red-blue.

The 1990s[edit]

In the last game of the 1993–94 season against Zeytinburnuspor, Karabükspor relegated from the Süper Lig.

Karabükspor promoted to the top tier after winning the promotion play-off in the 1996–97 season. Karabükspor finished 8th in 1997–98. The next season, however, was disastrous for them as they again relegated to the second level.

Karabükspor relocated to the Second League B Category in the 2001–02 season.

The 2000s[edit]

The team was promoted to the First League in the 2007–08 season after a 7–0 win against Erzurumspor in the promotion group. On their 30th game of the 2009–10 season, they won 3–0 against Çaykur Rizespor which meant they were promoted to the Turkish Super League after 11 years.

League participations[edit]

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 3Q Norway Rosenborg 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
PO France Saint-Étienne 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–4 (pen.)
Notes
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round

Supporters[edit]

The club are sponsored by the Kardemir company and the Iron workers unions from whom they draw a lot of their support, making it a club with true working class identity.[2] Their ultra group is called Mavi Ateş (Blue Flame) and their motto is, Dumanlı kentin puslu çocukları (Sons of the smoky city).[3]

Current sponsors[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 February 2017 [4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Romania DF Paul Papp
5 Romania DF Valerică Găman
6 Turkey MF Ceyhun Gülselam
7 Turkey MF İlhan Depe
8 Turkey MF Osman Çelik (on loan from Antalyaspor)
9 Mali FW Mustapha Yatabaré
11 Turkey DF Kerim Zengin
12 Burkina Faso MF Abdou Razack Traoré
13 Cameroon DF Dany Nounkeu (Vice-captain)
14 Romania DF Iasmin Latovlevici
16 Iceland MF Ólafur Ingi Skúlason
17 Gabon MF André Biyogo Poko
21 Slovenia MF Dejan Lazarević (on loan from Chievo)
No. Position Player
22 Turkey DF Barış Başdaş
23 Turkey FW Serdar Deliktaş
24 Turkey DF Mahmut Akan
25 Turkey DF Tayyib Talha Sanuç
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Ermin Zec
29 Ukraine FW Yevhen Seleznyov
30 Romania MF Cristian Tănase
68 Turkey MF İshak Doğan
78 Turkey GK Ahmet Şahin (Captain)
87 Ukraine GK Oleksandr Rybka
97 Ukraine MF Andriy Bliznichenko
98 Turkey GK Ercüment Kafkasyalı
99 France MF Fatih Atik

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
90 Romania FW Marius Alexe (on loan to Podbrezová until 30 June 2017)
Turkey DF Anıl Şahin (on loan to Pendikspor until 30 June 2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer Vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics", PM Press, 2011, Gabriel Kuhn, p.172
  2. ^ "Soccer Vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics", PM Press, 2011, Gabriel Kuhn, p.172
  3. ^ "Karabükspor Profile". turkish-football.com. 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.kardemirkarabukspor.org.tr/t/a-takim

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