Türkgücü München

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Türkgücü München
Full nameTürkgücü München e.V.
GroundOlympiastadion München (most games), Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße
Capacity69,250, 15,000
ChairmanHasan Kivran
ManagerAlper Kayabunar
LeagueRegionalliga Bayern
WebsiteClub website

Türkgücü München is a German association football club from the city of Munich, Bavaria.

The club, which is based in the Turkish community of Munich, was formed in 2009 in a merger of Türkischer SV 1975 München and ATA Spor München.[1] Türkischer SV 1975, in turn, succeeded SV Türk Gücü München in 2001 when the latter became insolvent. Türk Gücü was a successful third-division side in the second half of the 1980s and the early 1990s, when the club aimed as high as the German second division, without quite getting there.


SV Türk Gücü[edit]

The club was formed in 1975 by a handful of Turkish migrant workers in Munich, then under the name of SV Türk Gücü München (English: Turkish Power Munich). Originally, the football team played in the lowest tiers of Munich amateur football, something that changed from 1983 onwards, when a number of wealthy Turkish businessmen took over the running of the club. The club found the Bezirksportanlage am Krehlebogen as a permanent home ground and was able to establish a youth department.[2]

Türk Gücü, as the club was commonly referred to, earned a number of promotions, culminating in a 3–1 promotion decider victory over VfR Neuburg, played in front of 3,000 spectators, which earned the club entry to the fourth division Landesliga Bayern-Süd.

Historical chart of the club's league performance

After its promotion to the Landesliga, Türk Gücü strengthened its team with non-Turkish players and, under coach Peter Grosser, the club won promotion to the Bayernliga in 1988, with future professionals like Gerry Hillringhaus and Thomas Kristl in the team. Türk Gücü was an instant success in Bavaria's highest football league, coming sixth in its first season,[3] where it attracted as many as 12,000 spectators in the games against TSV 1860 Munich. The club was able to draw on up to 1,000 fans to travel with the team to away games.[2] Hillringhaus, a goalie, scored Germany's goal of the month for September 1989 in a Bayernliga game against MTV Ingolstadt.[4]

The club under chairman Ergun Berksoy, rivaled in its success in the German Turkish community only by Türkiyemspor Berlin, begun to aim even for professional football, hoping to earn promotion to the 2. Bundesliga.[2] But the club was not able to live up to its ambitions. It finished seventh in the league in the following year, followed by a twelfth place in 1991 and relegation in 1992 after a bitter 4–3 defeat on penalties in the relegation decider against SC 08 Bamberg.[5]

Fundamental changes started to affect the club. Support for the team had steadily declined, one reason being the large number of non-Turkish players in the club which affected the identification of the local Turkish population with the club. The other was the rise of Satellite television. Being able to watch Turkish giants Beşiktaş, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe live on TV greatly reduced the number of Turkish people interested in seeing a third- or fourth-division side on the field and, consequently, the club's financial means.[2] Nevertheless, the club's significance in Bavarian football was demonstrated in the fact that the Bavarian Football Associations fiftieth anniversary book had its own two-page article on Türk Gücü, something only awarded to Bavarian giants FC Bayern, TSV 1860, 1. FC Nürnberg and rising star SpVgg Unterhaching.[6]

After the 1995–96 season Türk Gücü came second-last and fell to the fifth tier of German football.[7] The club came close to promotion once more in 1998, when it finished second in its league but lost to 1. FC Nürnberg Amateure in the first round of the promotion matches.[8]

The glory days of Türk Gücü were definitely over now and, in 2001, having become insolvent, the club was dissolved.[9]

Türkischer SV[edit]

Players from Türk Gücü formed a new club called Türkischer SV 1975 München. The new team was not competitive in the Landesliga in 2001–02, finishing second to last, with only SV Lohhof behind it, another club who had only recently played at a much higher level.[10] The team spent three seasons in the sixth tier Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern before another relegation in 2005 took it down to the Bezirksliga level.[11]

The side played in the eastern division of this league, the Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost, but again as a lower table side with another relegation following in 2008, the season ATA Spor München entered the league and finished fifth.[12]

Türkischer SV spent its last season before the merger, 2008–09, in the tier-nine Kreisliga München 3, where it achieved its only single-digit league finish in its eighth season of existence.[13]

ATA Spor[edit]

ATA Spor München was formed in 1981.[1]

Unlike Türk Gücü, ATA Spor had never climbed the heights of Bavarian amateur football and promotion from the tier-eight Kreisliga followed by two seasons in the Bezirksliga just before the merger were the club's most successful era.

SV Türkgücü-Ataspor[edit]

On 19 May 2009, ATA Spor and Türkischer SV merged to form SV Türkgücü-Ataspor in an effort to combine the strength of the two clubs and form a strong side in the eastern suburbs of Munich. The new club had a membership of approximately 500 people.[1]

The new club took up ATA Spor's place in the Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord, where it came eighth in 2010 and tenth in 2011, a long way from the glory days of the old Türk Gücü club.[14]

In 2013, the club finished second and, via the promotion round, earned promotion to the Landesliga Bayern-Südost.

In 2019, the club finished first in the Bayernliga Süd and earned promotion to the fourth-tier Regionalliga Bayern.

Türkgücü München[edit]

After promotion, the club decided to shorten its name to Türkgücü München.[15] Türkgücu were promoted to 3. Liga in 2020 and played its home games at Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße. For the 2020–21 season, the team has played their home matches at the Olympiastadion München and at Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße, sharing the latter stadium with their fellow 3. Liga side 1860 Munich. Türkgücü Munich filed for insolvency on 31 January 2022. Consequently, their season's results were expunged and they were relegated back to the Regionalliga.[16]


Current squad[edit]

As of 30 August 2023[17][18]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany GER Johann Hipper
5 DF Germany GER Christoph Rech
6 MF Germany GER Sascha Hingerl
7 FW Turkey TUR Kaan Aygün
8 MF Germany GER Kevin Hingerl
9 FW Croatia CRO Mario Crnički
10 MR Germany GER Albano Gashi
11 FW Germany GER Moritz Müller
12 GK Croatia CRO Stefan Musa
15 DF Germany GER Benedikt Auburger
17 DF Turkey TUR Arif Ekin
19 FW Germany GER Stefan Maderer
20 MF Germany GER Halit Yılmaz
21 MF Turkey TUR Mert Sahin
22 DF Croatia CRO Semir Gračić
23 FW Germany GER Maximilian Berwein
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF Germany GER Ali-Bey Yılmaz
26 MF Germany GER Leo Haas
27 FW Germany GER David Abrangao
28 GK Germany GER Maximilian Pérez Hintermeier
30 MF Germany GER Samed Bahar
31 GK Germany GER Sebastian Kolbe
36 MF Germany GER Ishak Karaogul
37 FW Germany GER Serhat Imsak
38 FW Turkey TUR Emre Tunc
61 MF Turkey TUR Ünal Tosun (captain)
77 FW Germany GER Benedict Laverty
98 FW Germany GER Umut Demir
DF Germany GER Azur Velagić
MF North Macedonia MKD Anes Osmanoski
MF Germany GER Serdar Arslan


The club's honours:



Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club and its predecessors:[19][20]

SV Türk Gücü[edit]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Landesliga Bayern-Süd V 11th
2000–01 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 13th

Türkischer SV[edit]

Season Division Tier Position
2001–02 Landesliga Bayern-Süd V 19th ↓
2002–03 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern VI 13th
2003–04 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern 9th
2004–05 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern 15th ↓
2005–06 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost VII 11th
2006–07 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost 10th
2007–08 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost 15th ↓
2008–09 Kreisliga 3 Schmid IX 5th

ATA Spor[edit]

Season Division Tier Position
2004–05 Kreisliga 2 Moossmann VIII 4th
2005–06 Kreisliga 2 Moossmann 8th
2006–07 Kreisliga 3 Schmid 2nd ↑
2007–08 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost VII 5th
2008–09 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord VIII 6th

SV Türkgücü-Ataspor[edit]

Season Division Tier Position
2009–10 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord VIII 8th
2010–11 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord 10th
2011–12 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord 5th
2012–13 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord VII 2nd ↑
2013–14 Landesliga Bayern-Südost VI 12th
2014–15 Landesliga Bayern-Südost 10th
2015–16 Landesliga Bayern-Südost 12th
2016–17 Landesliga Bayern-Südost 6th
2017–18 Landesliga Bayern-Südost 1st ↑
2018–19 Bayernliga Süd V 1st ↑

Türkgücü München[edit]

Season Division Tier Position
2019–20 Regionalliga Bayern IV 1st ↑
2020–21 3. Liga III 13th
2021–22 3. Liga III 20th ↓
2022–23 Regionalliga Bayern IV 14th
  • With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier.
Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ a b c News announcement on the merger (in German) SV Türkgücü-Ataspor website. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  2. ^ a b c d 50 Jahre Bayrischer Fussball-Verband, p. 184–185
  3. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–97, p. 124
  4. ^ Goal of the month September 1989 (in German) sportschau.de – Video of the goal. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  5. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–97, p. 127
  6. ^ 50 Jahre Bayerischer Fussball-Verband
  7. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–97, p. 133
  8. ^ Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik seit 1945, p. I 122
  9. ^ Deutschlands Fussball in Zahlen – Die Saison 2000/2001, p. 242
  10. ^ Landesliga Bayern-Süd tables and results Archived 9 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  11. ^ Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern tables and results Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  12. ^ Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost tables and results (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  13. ^ Kreisliga 3 Schmid 2008–09 BFV website. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  14. ^ Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord tables and results Archived 8 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 19 July 2011
  15. ^ Alexander Nikel (25 June 2019). "Alles neu! Regionalliga-Aufsteiger Türkgücü ändert Namen und Logo". Münchner Merkur. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Türkgücü München withdraw from 3. Liga". Bulinews. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  17. ^ "Kader". Türkgücü München (in German). Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  18. ^ "Türkgücü München | Kader | Regionalliga Bayern 2022/23". kicker (in German). Retrieved 23 September 2022.
  19. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  20. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues


  • Die Bayernliga 1945–97 (in German) DSFS, published: 1998
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945–2005 (in German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006
  • 50 Jahre Bayrischer Fussball-Verband (in German) 50-year-anniversary book of the Bavarian FA, publisher: Vindelica Verlag, published: 1996

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