Çetinkaya Türk S.K.

Çetinkaya Türk Spor Kulübü which is also known as "Kırmızı Şimşekler" (Red Thunders) is a Turkish Cypriot sports club based in North Nicosia. They are the most decorated team in Northern Cyprus .[4]

Çetinkaya
Cetinkaya Turk SK.svg
Full nameÇetinkaya Türk Spor Kulübü
Founded3 January 1930
GroundNicosia Atatürk Stadium,
North Nicosia
Capacity28,000
ChairmanSüleyman Yemen [1]
Head CoachDerviş Kolcu [2]
LeagueSüper Lig
2017–18Süper Lig, 3rd[3]

HistoryEdit

 
Çetinkaya headquarters in the Arab Ahmet quarter of North Nicosia.

Lefkoşa Türk Spor Kulübü was founded in 1930, and was one of the founding members of the Cypriot First Division in 1934, the sole Turkish Cypriot team in the league (with 7 Greek Cypriot teams: AEL Limassol, Trust, Olympiakos Nicosia, Aris Limassol, APOEL, Anorthosis Famagusta, and EPA Larnaca). The club merged with Çetinkaya Türk Esnaf Ocağı (founded in 1943) on 1949, changing its name to Çetinkaya Türk Spor Birliği.

The club went on to become the first team to keep the Cyprus FA Shield permanently after winning it thrice on 1951, 1952, and 1954. After the formation of Cyprus Turkish Football Federation on 1955, the club became a founding member of the Birinci Lig. Çetinkaya Türk remains the only club to have won both Cypriot leagues,[5] main Cup competition,[6] and Super Cup[7] to date.

ColoursEdit

The club colours are yellow and red.

Team honoursEdit

Under Cyprus Football Association (until 1954)Edit

1950–51
1951–52, 1953–54
Runners-up (1): 1952–53
1951, 1952, 1954

Under Cyprus Turkish Football Association (since 1954)Edit

1957–58, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1969–70, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2011–12
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2011
Runners-up (1): 1998
1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2012
Runners-up (3): 1997, 1999, 2000
1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000
Runners-up (3): 1991, 1999, 2001
Runners-up (2): 1990, 1998

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "GAÜ-Çetinkaya yeni başkanı Asım Vehbi" (in Turkish). Kıbrıs Postası. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Uzun süreli hedeflerimiz var" (in Turkish). Diyalog. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ "KKTC Süper Lig" (in Turkish). mackolik.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Çetinkaya, GAÜ ile yeniden doğuyor" (in Turkish). Kıbrıs Postası. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ Greek Cypriot: Cypriot First Division, Turkish Cypriot: Birinci Lig
  6. ^ Greek Cypriot: Cypriot Cup, Turkish Cypriot: Federasyon Kupası
  7. ^ Greek Cypriot: Cyprus FA Shield, Turkish Cypriot: Cumhurbaşkanlığı Kupası
  8. ^ Up until 1989, the main cup competition was the Kıbrıs Kupası; since then, it has been the Federasyon Kupası.

Extra readingEdit