|Full name||Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü|
|Founded||15 January 1921[nb 1]|
|Ground||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium|
|Chairman||Hasan Hilmi Öksüz|
|2016–17||Süper Lig, 10th|
Kasımpaşa Spor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈkɑsɯmpɑʃɑ], Kasımpaşa Sports Club), also known as Kasımpaşa, is a Turkish football club located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. They play their home games in the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium in Kasımpaşa, a neighbourhood of the district of Beyoğlu. The club is one of five Süper Lig clubs representing Istanbul, along with Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş and İstanbul Başakşehir. The 2016–17 season is Kasımpaşa's thirteenth consecutive season in the Süper Lig and their 96th year in existence.
- 1 History
- 2 Star and Crescent
- 3 Legends
- 4 Kasımpaşa District
- 5 Grounds
- 6 Achievements
- 7 Players
- 8 Club officials
- 9 See also
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Kasımpaşa was founded in 1921 as Altıntuğ. They played in the Istanbul First League between 1939–1945 and 1946–1959. The club was promoted to the Türkiye Ligi in 1959 and remained there for 5 seasons, where their best finish was 5th in 1961–62 season. After 43 years, on 30 May 2007, the team was promoted to the Süper Lig for the second time in their history. In a dramatic match against Altay, Kasımpaşa came from behind twice to force a penalty shootout, which they won 4–3. They competed in the Süper Lig in the 2007–08 season, but were relegated back to the TFF First League. Kasımpaşa was promoted to the Süper Lig for the third time in the club's history on 17 May 2009 by beating Karşıyaka 2–1 after extra time in Ankara. The team remained in the top tier of Turkish football and managed to finish in top ten in the 2009–10 season, during which they beat Fenerbahçe away from home 3-1 and Beşiktaş away in the Turkish Cup by the same score. They also beat Trabzonspor at home in the league by the same 3-1 scoreline. By the beginning of the 2010–11 season, Kasımpaşa lost some of their important players due to the decisions of coach Yılmaz Vural just before the season started. After the squad weakened, the team went on a run of poor results and were relegated at the end of the season. In the 2011–12 season, the team made a rapid return to Süper Lig after play-off matches that were played in Ankara. They first beat Konyaspor 2–0 away and 4–0 at home. Then they played the final against Adanaspor and beat them 3-2 after a dramatic match on 27 May 2012. This was their 3rd consecutive victory in play-off finals since 2007. Thus, they represented their neighbourhood in Süper Lig in the 2012–13 season. Despite challenging for a UEFA Europa League spot throughout the season, rising as a dark horse in the league, a series of dismal performances in the final few matches saw Kasımpaşa finishing sixth in the table, five points away from Bursaspor on fourth, the final Europa League qualification spot. Since 2013, Kasımpaşa have lured well-known players such as Ryan Babel from Ajax and striker Eren Derdiyok from the Bundesliga and have continued to invest and strengthen their squad. As a result Kasımpaşa is now one of Turkey's stronger clubs.
Star and Crescent
Kasımpaşa was awarded with the right to use the Star and Crescent in its logo by İsmet İnönü, the President of the Republic at that time, due to the successes achieved by their wrestlers Gazanfer Bilge, Mehmet Oktav and Ahmet Kireççi, who were Champions in the 1948 Summer Olympics. Upon this award, Kasımpaşa was the second Turkish team following Beşiktaş in Turkey, who could use the Star and Crescent in its logo.
The establishment of the Kasımpaşa Club dates back to a street match with occupying British soldiers. Young people living in Kasımpaşa made a team to overcome the British soldiers. The history of the Kasımpaşa Club begins with this event, when these young people won the match with the British soldiers 11-4.
Source of Pride Once Upon a Time
Kasımpaşa blew like a storm between 1940 and 1960. It was one of the strongest teams in the Istanbul and National League. It became a nightmare for Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş, which were known as big three.
An Olympiad Legend
Team of Hard Times
The building of the club was completely burnt out on 7 October 1977. Historical cups, plates and documents were burnt. The financial loss of Kasımpaşa reached ₺700 thousand. Even after a second fire shock in 1986, Kasımpaşa has survived.
On the northeast shore of the Golden Horn, laying from the north of Atatürk Bridge and the pools of the Golden Horn Shipyard to Hasköy on the coast; climbing the hillsides of Dolapdere to the northeast into the highlands; surrounded by Azapkapı to the south, Şişhane, Tepebaşı, Ömer Hayyam Cd. to the east, Hacıhüsrev to the north, Piyalepaşa, Okmeydanı, Aynalıkavak to the northwest. Kasımpaşa is a calm but also a wild Kid of Haliç within the borders of Beyoğlu.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium is a multi-use stadium in the Kasımpaşa neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and is the home stadium of Kasımpaşa. The stadium capacity was extended to 14,234 spectators. Due to extension works, Kasımpaşa played most of its home matches in the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in the 2007–2008 season. It is named after the incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a native of Kasımpaşa and a football player in his youth.
Kasımpaşa Kemerburgaz Tesisleri
The new social facilities of Kasımpaşa are situated in Kemerburgaz. It is designed as a good practice and recovery facility for the football players of Kasımpaşa as well as other players, who will contribute to Turkish football.
- Süper Lig: 1959–64, 2007–08, 2009–11, 2012–
- TFF First League 1964–68, 1989–92, 1997–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12
- TFF Second League: 1968–79, 1984–89, 1992–97, 2000–01, 2005–06
- TFF Third League: 2001–05
- Amateur Level: 1979–1984
- As of 31 January 2018
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Chairman||Hasan Hilmi Öksüz|
|General manager||Can Kaymak|
|Board Members||Ahmet Misbah Demircan|
|Board Members||İhsan Kalkavan|
|Board Members||Mübariz Mansimov|
|Board Members||Mehmet Turgut Yılmaz|
|Board Members||Mehmet Fatih Saraç|
|Assistant manager||Murat Duman|
|Goalkeeping coach||Nejdet Şen|
|Performance Coach||Uğur Güler|
|Club doctor||Cem Ergenç|
- Kasımpaşa was founded in 1921 as Altıntuğ