Konyaspor

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Konyaspor
Konyaspor 1922.png
Full name Konyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Founded 22 June 1922; 96 years ago (1922-06-22)[1][2]
Ground Konya Büyükşehir Stadium
Ground Capacity 37,829
Chairman Hilmi Kulluk[3]
Manager Rıza Çalımbay
League Süper Lig
2017–18 Süper Lig, 15th
Website Club website

Konyaspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [konjɑspoɾ kulyby], Konyasports Club) is a professional Turkish football club based in Konya. Better known as Konyaspor or due sponsorship Atiker Konyaspor (Turkish pronunciation: [ɑtɯkʲæɾ konjɑspoɾ]). Konyaspor was founded in 1922 with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği and has played at its current home ground, Konya Büyükşehir Stadium, ever since 2014. Konyaspor currently play in the Süper Lig the top tier of Turkish football. The club colours are green and white.[4]

History[edit]

Konyaspor was founded officially in 1922 with the name "Konya Gençlerbirliği". In 1965 the club combined with "Meramspor", "Selçukspor" and "Çimentospor" and took the name "Konyaspor" with black and white as the team colors, and started their first season in the Second League. Konyaspor then changed to green and white as the team colours after its merger in 1981 with the cross-town rival "Konya İdman Yurdu".[4] The new team adopted the name of "Konyaspor" and colors of "Konya İdman Yurdu". In 1987–88 Konyaspor became the champions of the second league and were promoted to the first league for the first time in history. Konyaspor lasted 5 seasons in the first league. They played 160 official matches. They ended up with 47 wins, 33 draws and 80 losses. During in 1988–89 season Konyaspor made it to the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup losing to eventual champions Beşiktaş In 1992–93, the club was relegated back to the second league. After spending 10 seasons in the second league, Konyaspor returned to Süper Lig as the title holders of the 2002–03 First League with 68 points. During the 2003–04 season Konyaspor made it to the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup, but then lost to eventual champions Trabzonspor 2–1 during extra time. In 2004–05 Konyaspor advanced to the quarter-finals beating Beşiktaş 3–1, but then lost to Denizlispor 5–4 on penalty shoot-outs. In 2008–09 despite the 3–0 home win against Ankaraspor, Konyaspor couldn't avoid relegation as they remained 16th in the table with 38 points which meant their relegation from the Süper Lig. Konyaspor was in the Süper Lig since 2003. However, Konyaspor completed the TFF First League 6th and secured a position in the Promotion Play-offs in 2010. Konyaspor then won the Promotion Play-offs and made an immadiate return to the Süper Lig after 1 year. They finished the Play-offs 1st with 7 points beating Adanaspor 3–1 in the first game, Karşıyaka 1–0 in the second and drawing with Altay 2–2 in the final match. But, Konyaspor relegated again in 2010–11 season. They returned top level 2 years later. In 2015–16 Konyaspor finally finished Süper Lig as 3rd, also the best result for them, and qualified for UEFA Europa League. In 2016–17 they play for the first time in their history in European competitions and draw in Group H with Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga and Gent. They finished the group in 4th place with 5 lose, 1 draw and without winning any match. Also in the same season they reach to the Turkish Cup final for the first time in their history.[5] On 31 May 2017 Konyaspor defeated İstanbul Başakşehir to win their first ever Turkish Cup in their clubs 95-year history.[6] In the first Turkish Cup final since the 2007–08 Turkish Cup season in which none of Istanbul's "big three" clubs Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray were competing, Konyaspor against İstanbul Başakşehir finished regular and extra time tied 0–0 and win after penalty shootout with result 4–1.[7][8][9][10]

Stadium[edit]

Konya Büyükşehir Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Konya, Turkey. It replaced the ageing Konya Atatürk Stadium at the end of 2013, which has been in use since the early 1950s. The stadium has a capacity of 37,829 people and is totally covered. Record attendance is 41,007 people in Turkey against Netherlands, 6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match.[11]

Past seasons[edit]

Domestic results[edit]

League affiliation[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic League[edit]

Domestic Cup[edit]

European history[edit]

European participation[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League GS Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 0–4 4th
Portugal Braga 1–1 1–3
Belgium Gent 0–1 0–2
2017–18 UEFA Europa League GS France Marseille 1–1 0–1 3rd
Portugal Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 1–1
Austria Salzburg 0–2 0–0
Notes
  • GS: Group stage

UEFA ranking[edit]

As of 19 May 2017[12]
Rank Country Team Points
157 Switzerland FC Thun 9.915
158 Turkey Konyaspor 9.840
159 Azerbaijan Neftçi PFK 9.840

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 13 August, 2018[13]

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

No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Serkan Kırıntılı
2 Turkey DF Volkan Fındıklı
3 Senegal DF Fallou Diagne
4 Turkey DF Ali Turan
5 Turkey DF Selim Ay
6 Denmark MF Jens Jønsson
7 Turkey MF Ömer Ali Şahiner
8 Serbia MF Marko Jevtović
9 Mali FW Mustapha Yatabaré
10 Republic of Macedonia FW Adis Jahović
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Deni Milošević
12 Burkina Faso FW Abdou Razack Traoré
15 Turkey DF Uğur Demirok
16 Peru MF Paolo Hurtado
No. Position Player
17 Turkey GK Ertuğrul Taşkıran
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Amir Hadžiahmetović
19 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Wilfred Moke
20 Turkey MF Vedat Bora
21 Ivory Coast MF Moryké Fofana
23 Turkey DF Sertan Yegenoglu
26 Turkey GK Ahmet Çolak
39 Ukraine DF Yevhen Opanasenko
42 Croatia DF Petar Filipović
53 Switzerland MF Musa Araz
61 Turkey GK Mücahit Atalay
87 Turkey DF Ferhat Öztorun
89 Slovenia DF Nejc Skubic
98 Turkey FW Mücahit Can Akçay

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
Turkey MF Recep Aydin (on loan to Ümraniyespor until 30 June 2019)

Notable players[edit]

Most appearances and goals in Süper Lig[edit]

Rank Name Appearances Season
01. Ömer Gündostu 145 2003–2009
02. Tayfun Türkmen 124 2003–2007
03. Mustafa Er 113 2005–2009
04. Suat Kaya 109 1988–1992
05. Yasin Çelik 109 2003–2007
06. Cemal Menteşe 107 1988–1993
07. Osman Şahinoğlu 106 1988–1992
08. Salih Eken 105 1988–1992
09. Zafer Demir 98 2003–2009
10. Sedat Balkanlı 97 1988–1992
Rank Name Goals Appearances Goals per game
01. Zafer Biryol 43 69 0.62
02. Tayfun Türkmen 21 124 0.17
03. Murat Hacıoğlu 17 67 0.25
04. Kayhan Kaynak 15 52 0.29
05. Sinan Bayraktar 15 63 0.24
06. Nedim Demirbilek 14 90 0.16
07. Salih Eken 14 105 0.13
08. Theofanis Gekas 13 24 0.54
09. Hasan Kabze 13 54 0.24
10. Veysel Cihan 13 61 0.21

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2016–17 season.

Club officials[edit]

Board members[edit]

President Ahmet Şan
II President Fatih Yılmaz
Deputy Chairmain Ali Akkanat
Vice-President Abdullah Şanlı
Vice-President Celalettin Çakıcı
Vice-President Ahmet Baydar
Vice-President Ali Kaya
Board Members Ali Kayaçayır
Board Members Mehmet Günbaş
Board Members Mehmet Tosunoğlu
Board Members Sefa Coşkun
Board Members Mustafa Güncü
Board Members Mustafa Erkan
Board Members Mustafa Okçu
Board Members Fatih Tınmaz
Board Members Ömer Zeren

Source:[14]

Technical staff[edit]

Manager Rıza Çalımbay
Assistant manager Bülent Albayrak
Assistant manager Kenan Oktay
Goalkeeping coach Cengiz Birgen
Coach Turgay Altay
Coach Arda Keskin
Coach Barış Karakoç
Coach Coşkun Peker
Performance Coach Alper Aşçı
Administrative Assistant Seçkin Özdil
Club doctor Bilen Kürklü
Health Committee Advisor Dr. Anıl Işik
Physiotherapist Ahmet Bayrak
Physiotherapist Salih Kırışka
Masseur Mehmet Can
Masseur Hüsmen Canbek
Masseur Uğur Çimen

Source:[15]

Sponsorship and kit manufacturer[edit]

Years Kit manufacturers Shirt sponsors
1998–2004 none Kombassan
2004–09 Lotto Turkcell
2009–10 Bank Asya
2010–12 Turkcell
2012–13 Torku
2013–16 Hummel
2016–18 Sport Toto1 / Turkish Airlines2
2018– Nike Sport Toto

1 Main sponsorship 2 Europe Main sponsorship

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No information about results

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuruluş tarihimiz 1922 olarak tescillendi" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor'un kuruluş tarihi değişti" (in Turkish). trtspor.com. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Konyaspor" (in Turkish). tff.org. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Türkiye Kupası'nda Finaldeyiz" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Konyaspor crowned Turkish Cup Champions for the first time". theturf.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". sportskeeda.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". economictimes. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "55. Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Atiker Konyaspor'un" (in Turkish). tff.org. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "55.Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Konyaspor'umuzun" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Stadyum" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "UEFA coefficients". uefa.com. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Takımımız" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Yönetim" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Teknik Heyet" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 

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