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Full name Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s) Osmanlılar (The Ottomans)
Founded 21 March 1978; 39 years ago (Re-founded 29 June 2014)
Ground Osmanlı Stadyumu
Ground Capacity 20,071
Owner İbrahim Melih Gökçek
Chairman Sadık Dik
Manager İrfan Buz
League TFF First League
2017–18 Süper Lig, 16th (relegated)
Website Club website

Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈosmɑnɫɯspoɾ]), commonly known as Osmanlıspor, is a Turkish football club based in the country's capital Ankara. It currently plays in the Süper Lig.


Osmanlıspor was founded as "Ankara Belediye Spor Kulübü" (Ankara Municipality Sport Club) in 1978. The club has undergone several name changes throughout its history. In 1984, they were renamed "Ankara Büyükşehir Belediye Spor Kulübü" (adding "Metropolitan" to the name). The name was simply switched to "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" in 1998. "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" has many sub-divisions branching from its main football division. These include badminton, basketball, boxing, handball, ice hockey, judo, oil wrestling, table tennis, wrestling. Finally, in 2005, the football club changed its name to "Ankara Spor A.Ş" and only focused on football, while "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" continued its activity on branches other than football.[1] The current name refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.


On September 15, 2009, Osmanlıspor was demoted from the Turkish Super League by “The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) over its unsportsmanlike relationship with Ankaragücü, which was deemed contrary to sporting competitiveness.”[2] All Osmanlıspor games in the 2009–10 season have been cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Osmanlıspor's opponents by default. Osmanlispor was expelled from the Turkish leagues by TFF on 4 August 2010 due to being sued by TFF for objection to forced relegation in 2009–10. In the 2013–14 season, they were admitted to TFF First League. In the 2014–15 season, they became the champions of the division which resulted in their promotion to the Süper Lig.

Club badge and colours[edit]

Osmanlıspor's home colours are blue and white.

The previous badge consisted of a blue and white colored shield, which bore the name and the foundation year of the club. The shield featured a view of an Anatolian leopard with some hexagon panels of a football in its head and chest. This animal, which lived in Anatolia and especially near Ankara for a period of time, symbolized the power and dignity of the club.


Osmanlıspor play their home matches at Osmanlı Stadyumu which was opened in 1974. A new stadium, 06 Arena with a capacity of 20,000, is under construction to be inaugurated in 2018.[3]

European participations[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Slovakia Dubnica 0–4 1–0
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q Moldova Zimbru Chișinău 5–0 2–2 7–2
3Q Estonia Nõmme Kalju 1–0 2–0 3–0
PO Denmark Midtjylland 2–0 1–0 3–0
Group L Spain Villarreal 2–2 2–1
Romania FCSB 2–0 1–2
Switzerland Zürich 2–0 1–2
R32 Greece Olympiacos 0–3 0–0

Current squad[edit]

As of 13 February 2018

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

No. Position Player
1 Lithuania GK Žydrūnas Karčemarskas
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Avdija Vršajević
6 Turkey MF Mehmet Güven
7 Turkey FW Serdar Gürler
8 Nigeria MF Raheem Lawal
10 Turkey MF Özer Hurmaci
12 Turkey GK Hakan Arıkan
13 Turkey GK Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan
14 Denmark DF Andreas Maxsø
15 Portugal DF Tiago Pinto
17 Morocco MF Adrien Regattin
19 Albania FW Sokol Cikalleshi
22 Brazil MF Luíz Carlos
No. Position Player
23 Turkey FW Mehmet Batdal (on loan from İstanbul Başakşehir)
26 Turkey DF Ali Eren İyican
30 Turkey DF Muhammed Bayır
35 Turkey MF Musa Çağıran
50 Nigeria MF Aminu Umar
54 Turkey FW Ceyhun Gülselam
55 Turkey DF Yalcin Ayhan
61 Turkey DF Numan Çürüksu (Vice-captain)
66 Iran MF Payam Sadeghian
67 Belgium MF Tortol Lumanza Lembi
76 Turkey MF Suat Kaya
79 Turkey DF Anil Karaer

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
40 Turkey MF Tugay Kaçar (At Gazişehir Gaziantep until 30 June 2018)
28 Netherlands MF Hasan Kılıç (At Denizlispor until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
Uruguay GK Santiago Mele (At Ankaragücü until 30 June 2018)
Turkey DF Caner Arıcı (At Giresunspor until 30 June 2018)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Hürriyet - Haberler, Son Dakika Haberleri ve Güncel Haber". Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "06 Arena (Eryaman Stadyumu)". StadiumDB.com. Archived from the original on 31 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 

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