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İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [isˈtɑnbuɫ bɑʃɑkʃeˈhiɾ futˈboɫ kulyˈby]) is a Turkish professional football club based in the Başakşehir district of Istanbul. The club is better known as İstanbul Başakşehir or, due to sponsorship, Medipol Başakşehir (Turkish pronunciation: [mediˈpoɫ bɑʃɑkʃeˈhiɾ]). The club was founded in 1990 as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor. They first reached the highest level in Turkish Football in 2007–08. They play their home games at the Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul and are owned by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir logo.svg
Full nameİstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
Founded1990; 29 years ago (1990)
as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor
5 June 2014; 5 years ago (2014-06-05)
as İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
GroundFatih Terim Stadium
Capacity17,156[1][2]
ChairmanGöksel Gümüşdağ
ManagerOkan Buruk
LeagueSüper Lig
2018–19Süper Lig, 2nd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club is one of five Süper Lig teams based in Istanbul, along with Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş and Kasımpaşa. In the 2016–17 season, they participated in the Süper Lig, Turkish Cup and UEFA Europa League. In the 2017–18 season they reached the play-off round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying round.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1990. The club's former name was "ISKI SK" and they were owned by the municipality's water distribution company. ISKI SK competed in the Regional Amateur Football League in the 1990–91 season and were promoted to the TFF Second League. After promotion, the club's name changed to İstanbul Büyüksehir Belediyesi. The club played in the TFF Second League until 1996, but after the 2006–07 season they were promoted to the Süper Lig. Finishing 12th in the 2007–08 season enabled them to remain in the Süper Lig for the 2007–08 season. In the 2009–10 season, the club finished the season in 6th place. In the 2012–13 season, the club finished 16th and relegated to the TFF First League. But it finished in the TFF First League as champions and made an immediate return to the top level in the 2013–14 season. In June 2014, the club's name changed to "İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü".[3] On following seasons 2014–15 and 2015–16 the club finished in 4th place. On 25 May 2015, İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü signed a sponsorship agreement with "Medipol Eğitim ve Sağlık Grubu" (Medipol Education and Health Group) for four years and the team's name changed to "Medipol Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü".[4]

StadiumEdit

Before the name change İstanbul Başakşehir were playing their games at Atatürk Olympic Stadium but starting from the 2014–15 season they began to play their games at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium. 26 July 2014 opened officially to public. The venue has a capacity of 17,800 spectators. It is the new home of İstanbul Başakşehir playing in the Süper Lig. The construction of the stadium was completed in about 16 months, and it cost ₺178 million.

HonoursEdit

Domestic LeagueEdit

Domestic CupEdit

Past seasonsEdit

Domestic resultsEdit

Season League Place G W D L GF GA Pts Turkish Cup
1990–91 This season İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor played in Amateur Level[nb 1]
1991–92 TFF Second League (III) 9 34 10 13 11 35 37 43
1992–93 TFF Second League (III) 1 30 19 8 3 51 20 65
1993–94 TFF First League (II) 6 32 9 12 11 35 37 39 2nd Round
1994–95 TFF First League (II) 9 32 8 10 14 35 46 34 3rd Round
1995–96 TFF Second League (III) 3 26 14 8 4 49 22 50
1996–97 TFF Second League (III) 1 32 22 8 2 82 27 74 2nd Round
1997–98 TFF First League (II) 3 35 18 8 9 62 45 62 5th Round
1998–99 TFF First League (II) 7 36 16 7 13 65 52 55 4th Round
1999–00 TFF First League (II) 4 32 15 9 8 47 32 54 2nd Round
2000–01 TFF First League (II) 5 37 19 7 11 80 57 64 3rd Round
2001–02 TFF First League (II) 12 38 13 11 14 46 45 50 Last 32
2002–03 TFF First League (II) 14 34 11 7 13 35 48 40 1st Round
2003–04 TFF First League (II) 13 34 10 7 14 42 50 37 2nd Round
2004–05 TFF First League (II) 9 34 12 10 12 34 35 46 1st Round
2005–06 TFF First League (II) 7 34 13 13 8 43 31 52 2nd Round
2006–07 TFF First League (II) 2 34 19 8 7 56 27 65 Last 20
2007–08 Süper Lig (I) 12 34 10 8 16 44 47 38 2nd Round
2008–09 Süper Lig (I) 9 34 12 6 16 37 46 42 2nd Round
2009–10 Süper Lig (I) 6 34 16 8 10 47 11 56 Quarter-finals
2010–11 Süper Lig (I) 12 34 12 6 16 40 45 42 Runners-up
2011–12 Süper Lig (I) 6 34 14 8 12 48 49 50 Last 16
2012–13 Süper Lig (I) 16 34 9 9 16 43 50 36 2nd Round
2013–14 TFF First League (II) 1 36 24 6 6 76 38 78 Last 32
From 2014–15 season as İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
2014–15 Süper Lig (I) 4 34 15 14 5 49 30 59 Last 16
2015–16 Süper Lig (I) 4 34 16 11 7 54 36 59 Quarter-finals
2016–17 Süper Lig (I) 2 34 21 10 3 63 28 73 Runners-up
2017–18 Süper Lig (I) 3 34 22 6 6 62 34 72 Round of 16
2018–19 Süper Lig (I) 2 34 19 10 5 49 22 67 Round of 16

League affiliationEdit

European historyEdit

Accurate as of 13 August 2019
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Champions League 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 016.67
UEFA Europa League 14 2 5 7 11 18 −7 014.29
Total 20 3 7 10 19 28 −9 015.00

Source: UEFA.com
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal Difference.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 3QR   AZ Alkmaar 1–2 0–2 1–4  
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 3QR   Rijeka 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a)  
PO   Shakhtar Donetsk 1–2 0–2 1–4  
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 3QR   Club Brugge 2–0 3–3 5–3  
PO   Sevilla 1–2 2–2 3–4  
UEFA Europa League Group C   Braga 2–1 1–2 3rd  
  Hoffenheim 1–1 1–3
  Ludogorets Razgrad 0–0 2–1
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 3QR   Burnley 0–0 0–1 0–1  
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 3QR   Olympiacos 0–1 0–2 0–3  
UEFA Europa League Group J   Roma 0-4
  Borussia Mönchengladbach
  Wolfsberger AC

UEFA rankingEdit

As of 23 September 2018[5]
Rank Team Points
116   Rosenborg BK 11.500
117   FC Zorya Luhansk 11.500
118   İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. 10.500
119   AZ Alkmaar 10.500
120   FC Ufa 10.109

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 23 September 2019.[6]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Volkan Babacan
3   DF Gaël Clichy
5   MF Mehmet Topal
6   DF Alexandru Epureanu
7   MF Edin Višća (Vice-captain)
9   FW Fredrik Gulbrandsen
10   MF Arda Turan (on loan from Barcelona)
11   MF Eljero Elia
13   GK Ahmet Kıvanç
16   GK Muhammed Şengezer
17   MF İrfan Can Kahveci
19   FW Demba Ba
21   MF Mahmut Tekdemir (Captain)
23   DF Aziz Behich
No. Position Player
24   DF Miguel Vieira
26   DF Carlos Ponck
27   FW Enzo Crivelli
29   MF Kerim Frei
33   DF Uğur Uçar
34   GK Mert Günok
37   DF Martin Škrtel
41   MF Berkay Özcan (on loan from Hamburger SV)
44   MF Azubuike Okechukwu (on loan from Pyramids FC)
53   GK Onur Güney
70   FW Robinho
80   DF Júnior Caiçara
88   MF Gökhan İnler
91   MF Danijel Aleksić

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
4   DF Joseph Attamah (at Çaykur Rizespor)
14   FW Muhammet Demir (at Gazişehir Gaziantep)
20   MF Soner Aydoğdu (at Göztepe)
25   DF Furkan Soyalp (at Gazişehir Gaziantep)
  MF Doğanay Kılıç (at Kastamonuspor)
  MF Alican Özfesli (at Hatayspor)
No. Position Player
  DF Berk Nebioğlu (at Yomraspor)
  DF Muharrem Öner (at Ümraniyespor)
  MF Salim Farsak (at Pendikspor)
  MF Cerem Dinçer (at Kahramanmaraşspor)
  FW Atabey Çiçek (at Samsunspor)
  FW Yusuf Avcılar (at Aksaray Belediyespor)

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Okan Buruk
Assistant Manager   Stjepan Tomas
Assistant Manager   İrfan Saraloğlu
Goalkeeper Coach   Can Okuyuku
Fitness Coach   Dursun Genç
Fitness Coach   Kaan Arisoy
Video Analyst   Yılmaz Yüksel
Scout   Gökhan İpek
Scout   Mehmet Ali Keçeci
Club Doctor   Armağan Arslan
Nutritionist   Duygu Gencel
Physiotherapist   Mehmet Akman
Physiotherapist   İoakim İpseftel
Physiotherapist   Rıdvan Seyhan
Masseur   Koray Akyüz
Masseur   Yusuf Gümüş
Masseur   Mehmet Ali Polat

Club officialsEdit

Board membersEdit

Position Name
President   Göksel Gümüşdağ
Vice-president   Dr. Çağatay Kalkancı
Deputy Chairman   Mesut Altan
Deputy Chairman   Mustafa Saral
Deputy Chairman   Ömer Faruk Ayvacı
Board Member   Volkan Sarıhan
Board Member   Zafer Topaloğlu
Board Member   Ahmet Ketenci
Board Member   Kağan Şahin

ManagersEdit

Managers Nationality From Until Notes
No Information From 1990 to 1994[nb 2]
Recai Çaloğlu   Turkey 1994 1995
Cihat Erbil   Turkey 1995 1995
Turhan Özyazanlar   Turkey 1995 1996
Fahrettin Genç   Turkey 1996 2000 1 TFF Second League champions
Ali Osman Renklibay   Turkey 2000 2002
Kadir Özcan   Turkey 2002 2002
Ekrem Al   Turkey 2002 2003
Ali Osman Renklibay   Turkey 2003 2004
Uğur Tütüneker   Turkey 2004 2005
Hüsnü Özkara   Turkey 2005 2006
Abdullah Avcı   Turkey 2006 2011 1 Turkish Cup Final
Arif Erdem   Turkey 2011 2012
Carlos Carvalhal   Portugal 2012 2012 First non-Turkish manager
Bülent Korkmaz   Turkey 2012 2013
Cihat Arslan   Turkey 2013 2014 1 TFF First League champions
From 1990–91 to 2013–14 season as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor
Abdullah Avcı   Turkey 2014 2019
Okan Buruk   Turkey 2019

NotesEdit

  1. ^ No information about results
  2. ^ No Domestic Results

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "3. İSTANBUL FATİH TERİM STADYUMU" (in Turkish). ibfk.com.tr. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ "MEDİPOL BAŞAKŞEHİR FK" (in Turkish). tff.org. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü oldu" (in Turkish). basaksehir.bel.tr. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. ^ "İstanbul Başakşehir'de Fenerbahçe maçı öncesi flaş gelişme!" (in Turkish). hurriyet.com.tr. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ "UEFA coefficients". uefa.com. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ "A TAKIM". Retrieved July 27, 2019.

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