İstanbul Başakşehir F.K.

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 simply as Başakşehir (Turkish pronunciation: [bɑʃɑkʃeˈhiɾ]). The club was founded in 1990 as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club). They first reached the highest level in Turkish Football in 2007–08. They play their home games at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul.

İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir logo.svg
Full nameİstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s)Boz Baykuşlar (The Grey Owls)
Turuncu Lacivertliler (The Orange-Navy Blues)
Short nameİBFK
Founded15 June 1990; 32 years ago (1990-06-15), as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Spor Kulübü
4 June 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-04), as İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
GroundBaşakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium
Capacity17,319[1][2]
PresidentGöksel Gümüşdağ
Head coachEmre Belözoğlu
LeagueSüper Lig
2021–22Süper Lig, 4th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club is one of eight Süper Lig teams based in Istanbul, along with Beşiktaş, Fatih Karagümrük, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, İstanbulspor, Kasımpaşa and Ümraniyespor. 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. They won their first top flight title in the 2019–20 season.

HistoryEdit

 
Starting line-up before play-off round 2nd leg encounter against Shakhtar Donetsk on 25 August 2016

The club is comparatively new relative to many of the other professional Turkish teams, having been established in 1990. The club's former name was ISKI Spor Kulübü and they were owned by the municipality's water distribution company. ISKI Spor Kulübü 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 Büyükşehir Belediyesi Spor Kulübü (Turkish for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club). 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 2014, the club was bought by new owners with ties to the ruling Justice and Development Party.[3][4] Its name was changed in June 2014 to İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü.[5] During the following 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons, 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.[6]

On 19 July 2020, Başakşehir were crowned champions of the Turkish Süper Lig for the first time in the club's history.[7] They also became only the sixth club in the competition's history to win the league title and the fourth club from Istanbul to do so.[8][9][10]

They won their first Champions League fixture on 4 November 2020 in a 2–1 home win over English side Manchester United.

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 which on 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.

HonoursEdit

LeaguesEdit

CupEdit

Past seasonsEdit

Domestic resultsEdit

Season League Place Pld 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 Second round
1994–95 TFF First League (II) 9 32 8 10 14 35 46 34 Third 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 Second round
1997–98 TFF First League (II) 3 35 18 8 9 62 45 62 Fifth round
1998–99 TFF First League (II) 7 36 16 7 13 65 52 55 Fourth round
1999–2000 TFF First League (II) 4 32 15 9 8 47 32 54 Second round
2000–01 TFF First League (II) 5 37 19 7 11 80 57 64 Third round
2001–02 TFF First League (II) 12 38 13 11 14 46 45 50 Round of 32
2002–03 TFF First League (II) 14 34 11 7 13 35 48 40 First round
2003–04 TFF First League (II) 13 34 10 7 14 42 50 37 Second round
2004–05 TFF First League (II) 9 34 12 10 12 34 35 46 First round
2005–06 TFF First League (II) 7 34 13 13 8 43 31 52 Second round
2006–07 TFF First League (II) 2 34 19 8 7 56 27 65 Group stage
2007–08 Süper Lig (I) 12 34 10 8 16 44 47 38 Second round
2008–09 Süper Lig (I) 9 34 12 6 16 37 46 42 Second 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 Round of 16
2012–13 Süper Lig (I) 16 34 9 9 16 43 50 36 Second round
2013–14 TFF First League (II) 1 36 24 6 6 76 38 78 Round of 32
From 2014 to 2015 season as İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
2014–15 Süper Lig (I) 4 34 15 14 5 49 30 59 Round of 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
2019–20 Süper Lig (I) 1 34 20 9 5 65 34 69 Round of 16
2020–21 Süper Lig (I) 12 40 12 12 16 43 55 48 Semi-finals
2021–22 Süper Lig (I) 4 38 19 8 11 56 36 65 Fourth round

League affiliationEdit

European historyEdit

Accurate as of 3 November 2022
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Champions League 12 2 2 8 15 28 −13 016.67
UEFA Europa League 24 7 6 11 24 35 −11 029.17
UEFA Europa Conference League 12 8 3 1 26 7 +19 066.67
Total 48 17 11 20 65 70 −5 035.42

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 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  
  1899 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 0–3 0–4 1st  
  Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 2–1
  Wolfsberger AC 1–0 3–0
R32   Sporting CP 4–1 1–3 5–4  
R16   Copenhagen 1–0 0–3 1–3  
2020–21 UEFA Champions League Group H   Paris Saint-Germain 0–2 1–5 4th  
  Manchester United 2–1 1–4
  RB Leipzig 3–4 0–2
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 2QR   Maccabi Netanya 1–1 1–0 2–1  
3QR   Breiðablik 3–0 3–1 6–1  
PO   Royal Antwerp 1–1 3–1 4–2  
Group A   Fiorentina 3–0 1–2 1st  
  Heart of Midlothian 3–1 4–0
  RFS 3–0 0–0
R16

UEFA rankingEdit

As of 15 Jan 2022[11]
Rank Team Points
59   KAA Gent 25.500
60   FC Spartak Moskva 25.500
61   İstanbul Başakşehir 25.000
62   Qarabağ FK 24.000
63   Real Sociedad 24.000

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 28 January 2023[12]

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   TUR Volkan Babacan (Third captain)
2 MF   TUR Şener Özbayraklı
4 DF   CHN Wu Shaocong
5 DF   BRA Léo Duarte
7 FW   TUR Serdar Gürler
8 MF   SRB Danijel Aleksić
10 MF   GER Mesut Özil
15 FW   TUR Batuhan Çelik
16 GK   TUR Muhammed Şengezer
17 FW   SEN Philippe Kény
18 FW   POL Patryk Szysz
19 MF   TUR Berkay Özcan
20 MF   ARG Lucas Biglia
21 MF   TUR Mahmut Tekdemir (Captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF   TUR Deniz Türüç
34 FW   TUR Muhammet Arslantaş
41 DF   TUR Efe Arda Koyuncu
42 MF   TUR Ömer Ali Şahiner
51 DF   POR Edgar Ié
59 DF   ALG Ahmed Touba
60 DF   BRA Lucas Lima
72 MF   ISR Eden Kartsev
77 FW   ITA Stefano Okaka
78 GK   TUR Yağız Efe Erataman
80 DF   BRA Júnior Caiçara
88 DF   TUR Caner Erkin
97 MF   GUI Sekoua Tidiany Bangoura
98 GK   TUR Deniz Dilmen

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   AZE Emre Kaplan (at Adanaspor until 30 June 2023)
DF   CGO Francis Nzaba (at Dinamo Tbilisi until 30 June 2023)
DF   TUR Muharrem Öner (at Esenler Erokspor until 30 June 2023)
DF   TUR Bedirhan Özyurt (at Pazarspor until 30 June 2023)
DF   TUR Muhammed Emin Sarıkaya (at Ankara Keçiörengücü until 30 June 2023)
DF   TUR Cemali Sertel (at Antalyaspor until 30 June 2023)
DF   TUR Ravil Tagir (at Westerlo until 30 June 2024)
DF   TUR Can Yazıcı (at Serik Belediyespor until 30 June 2023)
DF   TUR Barkın Yiğit (at Uşakspor until 30 June 2023)
MF   BEL Nacer Chadli (at Westerlo until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   TUR Metin Emre Karaal (at Büyükçekmece Tepecikspor until 30 June 2023)
MF   TUR Alper Karaman (at Esenler Erokspor until 30 June 2023)
MF   TUR Alican Özfesli (at Erzurumspor until 30 June 2023)
MF   GUI Alya Toure (at Sumgayit until 30 June 2023)
FW   TUR Efecan Barlık (at Ergene Velimeşe until 30 June 2023)
FW   FRA Mounir Chouiar (at Kasımpaşa until 30 June 2023)
FW   TUR Atabey Çiçek (at Bandırmaspor until 30 June 2023)
FW   TUR Enes Karakuş (at 1461 Trabzon until 30 June 2023)
FW   TUR Ahmed Kutucu (at SV Sandhausen until 30 June 2023)

Club officialsEdit

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 2 Süper Lig Runners-up 1 Turkish Cup Final
Okan Buruk   Turkey 2019 2021 1 Süper Lig champions 1 Turkish Super Cup Final
Aykut Kocaman   Turkey 2021 2021
Emre Belözoğlu   Turkey 2021

RecordsEdit

Most appearancesEdit

Competitive, professional matches only. Up to date as of 29 January 2023

Rank Player Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1   Mahmut Tekdemir 2006–Present 403 32 39 0 474
2   Edin Višća 2011–2022 340 21 33 3 397
3   Alexandru Epureanu 2014–2023 214 22 26 0 262
4   Volkan Babacan 2014–Present 203 19 18 0 240
5   Júnior Caiçara 2017–Present 158 9 33 0 200
6   Doka Madureira 2011–2017 161 19 5 6 191
7   Ekrem Eksioglu 2006–2013 159 22 0 5 186
8   Márcio Mossoró 2014–2019 150 11 15 0 176
9   Efe Inanc 2004–2013 149 15 5 0 169
10   Irfan Can Kahveci 2017–2021 116 12 22 0 150

Top goalscorersEdit

Competitive, professional matches only. Up to date as of 21 January 2023

Rank Player Years League Cup Europe Matches Total
1   Edin Višća 2011–2022 94 1 14 397 109
2   Doka Madureira 2011–2017 37 2 1 191 45
3   Mehmet Batdal 2013–2018 31 8 0 126 39
4   Danijel Aleksić 2019–present 23 3 6 139 32
5   Emmanuel Adebayor 2017–2019 24 3 1 76 28
6   Ibrahim Akin 2008–2011 24 3 0 104 27
7   Samuel Holmén 2010–2013
2016–2017
22 4 0 139 27
8   Demba Ba 2018–2019 20 4 1 83 26
9   Pierre Webó 2011–2013 22 0 0 56 24
10   Márcio Mossoró 2014–2019 19 0 2 176 21

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2006–2007 Adidas İstaç
2007–2008 Lescon Sunny
2008–2009 Kalpen
2009–2010 Nike Turkcell
2010–2011 Medical Park
2011–2013 Fakir
2013–2014 Lescon
2014–2015 Adidas Makro
2015–2018 Nike
2018–2019 Macron Decovita
2019–2020 Mall of Istanbul
2020–2022 Bilcee Decovita
2022–0000 Joma Balkar

Club recordsEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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