Konyaspor

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Atiker Konyaspor
Konyaspor 1922.png
Full name Atiker Konyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Yeşil Beyaz (The Green & Whites)
Founded 22 June 1922[1]
Ground Konya Büyükşehir Stadium
Ground Capacity 42,276
Chairman Ahmet Şan
Manager Aykut Kocaman
League Süper Lig
2015–16 Süper Lig, 3rd
Website Club home page

Konyaspor [ˈkon.ja.spoɾ] is a professional Turkish football club based in Konya. Konyaspor currently play in the Turkish Süper Lig. The club was founded in 1922. The club colours are green and white and they play their home games at Konya Büyükşehir Stadium.

History[edit]

Konyaspor was founded officially in 1922 with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği. In 1965 the club combined with Meramspor, Selçukspor ve Çimentospor and took the name Konyaspor with black and white as the team colors, and started their first season in the Turkish 2nd 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. 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 division, Konyaspor returned to Turkcell Super League as the title holders of the Second Division with 68 points in 2003. 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.

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 Turkish Super League in 2009. Konyaspor was in the Super League 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 Super League 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.[2] But, Konyaspor relegated again in 2010–11 season. They returned top level 2 years later. Konyaspor finally finished Süper Lig as 3rd, the best result for them, and qualified for 2016–17 UEFA Europa League once in 2015–16 season.

League Participations[edit]

Honours[edit]

European participations[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group H Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 4–0 4th
Portugal Braga 1–1 3–1
Belgium Gent 0–1 2–0

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 42,276 people (all-seated) and is totally covered. Record attendance is 41,007 people in TurkeyNetherlands, 6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 January, 2017[3]

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 Kaya Tarakcı
2 Turkey DF Volkan Fındıklı
3 Scotland DF Barry Douglas
4 Turkey DF Ali Turan
5 Turkey DF Selim Ay
6 Denmark MF Jens Jønsson
7 Turkey MF Ömer Ali Şahiner
8 Germany MF Ali Çamdalı (Captain)
9 Bulgaria FW Dimitar Rangelov
10 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Riad Bajić
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Deni Milošević
14 Cameroon MF Marc Kibong Mbamba
No. Position Player
15 Turkey MF Emre Can Atila
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Amir Hadžiahmetović
19 Turkey DF Can Aktav
21 Ivory Coast FW Moryké Fofana
25 Turkey GK Abdülaziz Demircan
26 Serbia DF Jagoš Vuković
27 Kosovo MF Alban Meha
30 Turkey GK Serkan Kırıntılı
54 Turkey DF Mehmet Uslu
61 Turkey FW Halil İbrahim Sönmez
88 Romania FW Ioan Hora
89 Slovenia DF Nejc Skubic

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 GK Emre Yılmaz (on loan to Konya Anadolu Selçukspor until 30 June 2017)
Turkey MF Recep Aydin (on loan to Giresunspor until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
Netherlands MF Burak Saban (on loan to Konya Anadolu Selçukspor until 30 June 2017)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Turkey Aykut Kocaman
Sporting Director Turkey Murat Erdoğan
Assistant Coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Fahrudin Omerović
Coach Turkey Turgay Altay
Coach Turkey Arda Keskin
Coach Turkey Barış Karakoç
Coach Turkey Hakan Baygın
Coach Turkey Alper Aşçı
Coach Turkey Cihan Önal
Coach Turkey Atilla Gerin

Managerial history[edit]

From-to Names
2004–05 Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić
2005–06 Turkey Aykut Kocaman
2006–07 Turkey Nurullah Sağlam
2007–08 Turkey Raşit Çetiner / Turkey Giray Bulak
2009–10 Turkey Hüsnü Özkara / Turkey Fuat Yaman
2010–11 Turkey Ziya Doğan
2011–12 Turkey Osman Özdemir
2012–13 Turkey Hüsnü Özkara / Turkey Uğur Tütüneker
2013–14 Turkey Mesut Bakkal
2014– Turkey Aykut Kocaman

Recent seasons[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Manager
2005–06 TSL 7 34 12 10 12 39 43 46 QF Aykut Kocaman
2006–07 TSL 9 34 12 9 13 42 44 45 Group Stage Nurullah Sağlam
2007–08 TSL 14 34 10 6 18 37 64 36 2nd Qualifying Round Ünal Karaman / Raşit Çetiner
2008–09 TSL 16 34 10 8 16 35 46 38 Group Stage Raşit Çetiner / Giray Bulak
2009–10 1.Lig 3 34 15 10 9 42 37 55 Second Round Hüsnü Özkara / Ziya Doğan
2010–11 TSL 17 34 4 12 18 28 49 24 Play-Off Round Ziya Doğan / Yılmaz Vural
2011–12 1.Lig 5 34 16 11 7 35 25 59 Second Round Osman Özdemir
2012–13 1.Lig 6 34 14 10 10 38 35 52 Third Round Hüsnü Özkara / Uğur Tütüneker
2013-14 TSL 11 34 11 9 14 48 45 42 Third Round Mesut Bakkal
2014-15 TSL 8 34 12 10 12 30 39 46 Round of 16 Aykut Kocaman
2015-16 TSL 3 34 19 9 6 44 33 66 SF Aykut Kocaman

Presidents[edit]

According to official web site.[4]

Name From–to
Turkey Mehmet Köseoğlu 2002–04
Turkey Ahmet Șan 2004–07
Turkey Mustafa Yayla 2007–08
Turkey Mehmet Ali Kuntoğlu 2008–09
Turkey Bahattin Karapınar 2009–11
Turkey Ahmet Şan 2011–

Shirt sponsors[edit]

Years Shirt sponsor
1998–04 Kombassan Holding
2004–09 Turkcell
2009–10 Bank Asya
2010–12 Turkcell
2012–16 Torku
2016–17 Atiker

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.trtspor.com/haber/futbol/spor-toto-super-lig/atiker-konyasporun-kurulus-tarihi-degisti-126654.html
  2. ^ Tarihçe konyaspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 23 May 2010
  3. ^ "Konyaspor". FootballSquads. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Baskanlarimiz". konyaspor.org.tr (in Turkish). Konyaspor. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

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