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 İstanbul Başakşehir or, due to sponsorship, Medipol Başakşehir (Turkish pronunciation: [mediˈpoɫ 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 Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul.

İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir logo.svg
Full nameİstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s)Boz Baykuşlar (The Gray Owls)
Turuncu Lacivertliler (The Orange-Navy Blues)
Short nameİBFK
Founded1990; 31 years ago (1990)
as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor
4 June 2014; 7 years ago (2014-06-04)
as İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
GroundFatih Terim Stadium
Capacity17,319[1][2]
PresidentGöksel Gümüşdağ
Head coachEmre Belözoğlu
LeagueSüper Lig
2020–21Süper Lig, 12th of 21
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club is one of six Süper Lig teams based in Istanbul, along with Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, Fatih Karagümrük S.K. 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. 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 compared with other professional Turkish teams, having been established 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 Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Turkish for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality). 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. The construction of the stadium was completed in about 16 months, and it cost ₺178 million.

HonoursEdit

LeaguesEdit

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
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

League affiliationEdit

European historyEdit

Accurate as of 9 December 2020
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
Total 36 9 8 19 39 63 −24 025.00

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 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

UEFA rankingEdit

As of 15 April 2021[11]
Rank Team Points
58   Ludogorets Razgrad 28.000
59   APOEL Nicosia 28.000
60   İstanbul Başakşehir 26.500
61   Gent 26.500
62   Anderlecht 25.000

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 8 September 2021[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
3 DF   TUR Hasan Ali Kaldırım
4 DF   TUR Ravil Tagir
5 DF   BRA Léo Duarte (on loan from Milan)
6 DF   MDA Alexandru Epureanu
7 MF   BIH Edin Višća (Vice-captain)
8 MF   SRB Danijel Aleksić
10 MF   TUR Berkay Özcan
11 MF   BEL Nacer Chadli
13 GK   TUR Ahmet Kıvanç
15 DF   POR Miguel Vieira
16 GK   TUR Muhammed Şengezer
17 FW   TUR Ahmed Kutucu
19 DF   TUR Şener Özbayraklı
21 MF   TUR Mahmut Tekdemir (Captain)
22 FW   NOR Fredrik Gulbrandsen
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF   TUR Deniz Türüç
26 DF   CPV Carlos Ponck
28 MF   TUR Tolga Ciğerci
32 MF   AUT Peter Žulj
37 DF   AZE Emre Kaplan
42 MF   TUR Ömer Ali Şahiner
55 MF   BDI Youssouf Ndayishimiye
60 DF   BRA Lucas Lima
70 FW   TUR Mete Kaan Demir
77 FW   ITA Stefano Okaka
80 DF   BRA Júnior Caiçara
81 MF   TUR Metin Emre Karaal
89 FW   TUR Enes Karakuş
97 MF   TUR Alican Özfesli
98 GK   TUR Deniz Dilmen
99 FW   TUR Atabey Çiçek

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 Mert Çelik (at Neftçi Baku)
DF   TUR Mustafa Kutay Pekşen (at Bayrampaşa)
DF   TUR Muhammed Sarikaya (at Yeni Malatyaspor)
DF   TUR Cemali Sertel (at Çaykur Rizespor)
MF   NGA Azubuike Okechukwu (at Sivasspor)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   TUR Salim Farsak (at Alanya Kestelspor)
MF   TUR Soner Aydoğdu (at Göztepe)
FW   TUR Muhammet Arslantaş (at Belediye Kütahyaspor)
FW   FRA Enzo Crivelli (at Antalyaspor)

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 October 11th, 2021

Rank Player Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1   Mahmut Tekdemir 2006-Present 370 31 23 5 429
2   Edin Višća 2011-Present 332 20 33 3 388
3   Alexandru Epureanu 2014-Present 190 20 26 1 237
4   Volkan Babacan 2004-Present 165 17 11 2 195
5   Doka Madureira 2011-2017 161 19 5 6 191
6   Ekrem Eksioglu 2006-2013 159 22 0 5 186
7   Márcio Mossoró 2014-2019 150 11 15 0 176
8   Efe Inanc 2004-2013 149 15 5 0 169
9   Júnior Caiçara 2017-Present 122 7 24 0 153
10   Irfan Can Kahveci 2017-2021 116 12 22 0 150

Top GoalscorersEdit

Competitive, professional matches only. Up to date as of October 11th, 2021

Rank Player Years League Cup Europe Matches Total
1   Edin Višća 2011-Present 91 1 14 387 106
2   Doka Madureira 2011-2017 37 2 1 191 45
3   Mehmet Batdal 2013-2018 31 8 0 126 39
4   Emmanuel Adebayor 2017-2019 24 3 1 76 28
5   Ibrahim Akin 2008-2011 24 3 0 104 27
6   Samuel Holmén 2010-2013
2016-2017
22 4 0 139 27
7   Demba Ba 2018-2019 20 4 1 83 26
8   Pierre Webó 2011-2013 22 0 0 56 22
9   Márcio Mossoró 2014-2019 19 0 2 176 21
10   Hervé Tum 2009-2011 16 4 0 54 20

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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