Süper Lig

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Süper Lig
SporTotoSuperLigLogo.png
Founded 1956[1]
First season 1959
Country Turkey
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 18
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to TFF First League
Domestic cup(s) Turkish Cup
Turkish Super Cup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Beşiktaş (15th title)
(2016–17)
Most championships Galatasaray (20 titles)
Most capped player Oğuz Çetin (503 matches)[2]
Top goalscorer Hakan Şükür (249 goals)[3]
TV partners beIN Sports
TRT (Highlights only)
beIN Sports (FRA,US,AUS), A+Sport(Africa), SportKlub, Kujtesa, CBC Sport (AZE)[4] (Global broadcasting)
Website Süper Lig
2017–18 Süper Lig

The Süper Lig (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈsypɛɾ liɟ], Super League) is a Turkish professional league for association football clubs. It is the top-flight of the Turkish football league system. Eighteen clubs compete annually, where a champion is decided and three clubs are promoted and relegated from, and to, the 1. Lig. The season runs from August to May, with each club playing 34 matches. Matches are played Friday through Monday.

The competition was initially established as the Millî Lig (National League) in 1959, the first professional national league competition held in Turkey. Previously, league competitions took place in a few cities, including Adana, Ankara, Eskişehir, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, and Trabzon. The league succeeded the Turkish Football Championship and the National Division, both being former top-level football competitions. The Super League is currently ranked 11th in the UEFA coefficients of leagues based on performances in European competitions over the last five years. A total of 67 clubs have competed in the Süper Lig, but only five have won the title: Galatasaray (20), Fenerbahçe (19), Beşiktaş (15), Trabzonspor (6) and Bursaspor (1).

History[edit]

Football in Turkey stems back to the late 19th century, when Englishmen brought the game with them while living in Thessaloníki. The first league competition was the Istanbul Football League, which took place in 1904–05. The first champions were Imogene FC. The league went through several variations until the creation of the Millî Lig in 1959. Between the creation of the Istanbul Football League and Millî Lig (Super League), several other city leagues took place: Adana (1923), Ankara (1923), Eskişehir (1920), Izmir (1923), Kayseri (1936), and Trabzon (1923). The first competition to bring forth a national champion was the Turkish Football Championship, which began in 1924 and continued until 1951. The championship format was based on a knockout competition, contested between the winners of each of the country's top regional leagues. The National Division (Turkish: Millî Küme) was the first serious step towards a national league competition. Started in 1936, the Millî Küme was a nationwide competition between the strongest clubs of Ankara, Istanbul, and İzmir. The competition lasted until 1950.

Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray match photo of the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium

The Federation Cup was created in 1956 and was used as a cup competition to decide a national champion. This champion would go on to participate in the European Cup. The cup competition was held for two years until it was replaced by the Millî Lig. Beşiktaş won both times, and represented Turkey twice in the European Cup during the two-year span.[5][6][7]

The top clubs from Ankara, Istanbul, and İzmir competed in the 1959 Millî Lig. The first season took place in the calendar year of 1959, instead of 1958-59, because the qualifying stages took place in 1958. The 16 clubs who competed in the first season were: Adalet (İstanbul), Altay (İzmir), Ankaragücü, Ankara Demirspor, Beşiktaş (İstanbul), Beykoz (İstanbul), Fatih Karagümrük (İstanbul), Fenerbahçe (İstanbul), Galatasaray (İstanbul), Gençlerbirliği (Ankara), Göztepe (İzmir), Hacettepe (Ankara), İstanbulspor, İzmirspor, Karşıyaka (İzmir Province) and Vefa (Istanbul). Just four of those clubs are still competing in the Süper Lig: Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, and Gençlerbirliği. The first champions were Fenerbahçe and the first Gol Kralı (top scorer) was Metin Oktay. No clubs were promoted or relegated at the end of the first season.[8]

The 2.Lig (Second League) was created at the start of the 1963–64 season and the Milli Lig or Turkish National League became known as the 1.Lig (First League). Before the creation of a second league, the bottom three clubs competed with regional league winners in a competition called the Baraj Games. The top three teams of the seven-team group were promoted to the Milli Lig. After the creation of a new second division in 2001, known as the 1.Lig, the formerly titled 1.Lig became the Süper Lig.[9] The Fenerbahçe vs Galatasaray is probably the most watched football game in Turkey.

Competition format[edit]

Current design of the Süper Lig Trophy, in use since 2015.

There are 18 clubs in the Süper Lig. During the course of the season (from August to May) each club plays the others twice (a double round robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 34 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then head-to-head record, then goal difference, and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal, the head-to-head record and then goal difference determine the winner. The three lowest placed teams are relegated to the 1.Lig and the top two teams from the 1.Lig, together with the winner of play-offs involving the third to sixth placed 1.Lig clubs are promoted in their place.[10]

Qualification for European competitions[edit]

Qualification for European competitions is as follows: champions qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, runners-up qualify for the third qualifying round of the Champions League, third place qualifies for the third qualifying round of the Europa League, and fourth place qualifies for the second qualifying round of the same competition. A fifth spot is given to the winner of the Turkish Cup, who qualify for the play-off round of the Europa League. If the Turkish Cup winner has already qualified for European competition through their league finish, the next highest placed club in the league takes their place.

UEFA ranking[edit]

Ranking Member association Coefficient
2017 2016 Mvmt 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 Total
9 9 0 Belgium Belgium 6.500 6.400 9.600 7.400 12.100 42.000
10 11 1 +1 Turkey Turkey 10.200 6.700 6.000 6.600 9.300 38.800
11 13 2 +2 Czech Republic Czech Republic 8.500 8.000 3.875 7.300 5.500 33.175

Teams[edit]

Adanaspor, Karabükspor and Alanyaspor were promoted from the 2015–16 TFF First League. Sivasspor, Eskişehirspor and Mersin İdmanyurdu were relegated to the 2016–17 TFF First League. The following 18 clubs compete in the 2016–17 Süper Lig.

Club City Position in 2015–16 First season
in top division
Seasons in
top division
First season
of current spell
Top division
titles
Last title
Adanaspor Adana First League: 1st 1971–72 22 2016–17
Akhisar Bld.b Akhisar 8th 2012–13 5 2012–13
Alanyasporb Alanya First League: 3rd 2016–17 1 2016–17
Antalyaspor Antalya 9th 1982–83 21 2015–16
Beşiktaşab Istanbul 1st 1959 59 1959 15 2015–16
Bursaspor Bursa 11th 1967–68 48 2006–07 1 2009–10
Rizespor Rize 13th 1979–80 17 2013–14
Fenerbahçeab Istanbul 2nd 1959 59 1959 19 2013–14
Galatasarayab Istanbul 6th 1959 59 1959 20 2014–15
Gaziantepspor Gaziantep 14th 1979–80 31 1990–91
Gençlerbirliğia Ankara 10th 1959 45 1989–90
Başakşehir FK Istanbul 4th 2007–08 9 2014–15
Karabükspor Karabük First League: 2nd 1993–94 9 2016–17
Kasımpaşa İstanbul 7th 1959–60 13 2012–13
Kayserispor Kayseri 15th 2004–05 12 2015–16
Konyaspor Konya 3rd 1988–89 16 2013–14
Osmanlıspor Ankara 5th 2004–05 8 2015–16
Trabzonsporb Trabzon 12th 1974–75 43 1974–75 6 1983-84

a Founding member of the Süper Lig
b Never been relegated from the Süper Lig

Champions[edit]

Only five clubs have been champions since the beginning of the Super League in 1959: Galatasaray 20 times, Fenerbahçe 19 times, Beşiktaş 15 times (with an additional two titles counted for star purposes, see note below), Trabzonspor six times and Bursaspor one time.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runners-up years
Galatasaray
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20 10 1962, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 1959, 1961, 1966, 1975, 1979, 1986, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2014
Fenerbahçe
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19 21 1959, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014 1960, 1962, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Beşiktaş
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15 14 1957*, 1958*, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2009, 2016, 2017 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007
Trabzonspor
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6 8 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984 1978, 1982, 1983, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2011
Bursaspor 1 2010
Eskişehirspor 3 1969, 1970, 1972
Adanaspor 1 1981
Sivasspor 1 2009
Başakşehir 1 2017

*Note: Beşiktaş formally requested that championships won in the 1956–57 and 1957–58 editions of the Turkish Federation Cup be counted as Turkish Professional First Division championships to the Turkish Football Federation. The ruling on this matter was announced in a press release on March 25, 2002 which indicated that the championships won by Beşiktaş in the Turkish Federation Cup will be considered as national league championships. Beşiktaş were given permission to represent Turkey in UEFA competitions in the 1956–57 and 1957–58 seasons. [11]

Star rating system[edit]

Clubs are permitted to place a golden star above their crest on their uniforms for every five national championships won. For the 2017–18 season Galatasaray is permitted four golden stars, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş are permitted three golden stars, and Trabzonspor is permitted one golden star to be placed above their crest on their jerseys.[12]

League participation[edit]

As of 2017, 70 clubs have participated. Note: The tallies below include up to the 2017-18 season.

Player records[edit]

Notes:

  • Bold denotes players still playing in the league.
  • All players are Turkish unless otherwise indicated.

Turkish football clubs in UEFA competitions[edit]

European Cup / UEFA Champions League[edit]

Club Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
Galatasaray 1989 1963, 1970, 2001, 2013
Beşiktaş - 1987
Fenerbahçe - 2008

UEFA Cup / Europa League[edit]

Club Champions Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
Galatasaray 2000 - -
Fenerbahçe - 2013 -
Beşiktaş - - 2003, 2017

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Club Quarterfinalist
Fenerbahçe 1964
Göztepe 1970
Bursaspor 1975
Galatasaray 1992

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Club Champions
Galatasaray 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Mackolik.com - iddaa, canlı sonuçlar, iddaa sonuçları, puan durumu, iddaa programı". Mackolik.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hakan Şükür". Mackolik.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  4. ^ http://liveonsat.com/los.soc_med_turkey.php
  5. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before the Turkish leagues turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 July 2010
  6. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Federation Cup 56/57 turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 July 2010
  7. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Federation Cup 57/58 turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 July 2010
  8. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç 1959 Milli Lig turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 July 2010
  9. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç 1963-1964 1. Lig turkish-soccer.com, accessed 22 July 2010
  10. ^ Official TFF competition rules
  11. ^ http://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=379
  12. ^ Kárpáti, Tamás (21 May 2010). "List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  13. ^ (Dissolved in 2011) Zonguldakspor
  14. ^ (Dissolved in 2013)
  15. ^ (before 2014-15 season played as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor). İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor
  16. ^ (Dissolved in 2011)
  17. ^ (Dissolved in 2014) Siirtspor
  18. ^ a b "Türkiye Spor Toto Süper Lig". Mackolik.com. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 

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