Antalyaspor

Antalyaspor is a Turkish professional football club located in the city of Antalya. The club's colours are red and white. They play their home matches at the Antalya Stadium. In Turkey, the club won the First League twice in 1982 and 1986 and finished as runners-up for the Turkish Cup in 2000.

Antalyaspor
Antalyaspor logo.svg
Full nameAntalyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Akrepler (Scorpions)
Founded2 July 1966; 54 years ago (1966-07-02)
GroundAntalya Stadium
Capacity32,539
PresidentMustafa Yılmaz
ManagerErsun Yanal
LeagueSüper Lig
2019–20Süper Lig, 9th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Antalyaspor was established in 1966 when three local teams (Yenikapı SuSpor, İlk Işıkspor and Ferrokromspor) united to establish a club for the coastal city of Antalya. The club competed in the lower divisions of the Turkish football league system before promotion to the Süper Lig in 1982–83. Their first stint of top-flight football lasted for two years, and they were relegated to the TFF First League at the end of the 1984–85 season. Though promoted to the next season they were relegated again. They competed in the TFF First League until the end of the 1993–94 season, when they beat İstanbulspor 3–2 in the final playoffs. Their longest stint of top-flight football lasted until 2001–02.

During that time span, the club competed in the UEFA Intertoto Cup twice and the UEFA Cup once. They reached the finals of the Turkish Cup in 2000 but lost 5–3 to Galatasaray. Antalyaspor competed in the UEFA Cup the following season, defeating Werder Bremen 2–0 before losing 6–0 in the second leg.[1]

The club was relegated at the end of the 2001–02 season, finishing one point below the relegation zone. The club earned promotion back to the Süper Lig after placing second in the 2005–06 1.Lig. On 3 December 2006, Pavol Straka scored the club's 500th goal in top-flight football. In the following year they were relegated back to the TFF First League, but earned promotion again the next season. They finished ninth at the end of the 2009–10 season.[2]

Finished the regular fixtures of 2014–15 TFF First League season at 4th place, Antalyaspor beat Samsunspor at play-off finals with 6–3 after Penalty shoot-outs on 7 June 2015 and promoted to Süper Lige once again, spending only one season at TFF First League.[3]

Colours and badgeEdit

The club emblem includes capital letters A and S which stands for Antalya and Spor (sport in Turkish) respectively. In the middle of these letters, there is the figure of Yivli Minare which is one of the several symbols of the city of Antalya. Three rectangular shapes on the Yivli Minare represent the unity of the three teams of Antalya.[4]

StadiumEdit

From 2012 Antalyaspor played their home matches at Akdeniz University Stadium which holds 7,083 spectators. It is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and is owned by Akdeniz University. In 2013 Antalyaspor began construction of their new stadium, Antalya Stadium. This stadium, which opened in the summer of 2015, seats 33,032 spectators and features a football park, education centre, football academy, and extra training pitches to host camps of European or Asian teams. The stadium is nicknamed "100. Yıl" (Centenary), after the major artery of the same name, "100. Yıl Bulvarı", which passes directly south of the plot. This thoroughfare was named in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.

HonoursEdit

1. Lig

  • Winners: 1981–82, 1985–86
  • Runners-up: 2005–06, 2007–08

Turkish Cup

League affiliationEdit

  • Süper Lig: 1982–85, 1986–87, 1994–02, 2006–07, 2008–14, 2015–
  • TFF First League: 1966–82, 1985–86, 1987–94, 2002–06, 2007–08, 2014–15

StatisticsEdit

Domestic seasonsEdit

Domestic results since 1966–67
Season[nb 1] League Place Turkish Cup
1966–67 TFF First League 11 Qualifying round
1967–68 TFF First League 4
1968–69 TFF First League 5 Qualifying round
1969–70 TFF First League 6
1970–71 TFF First League 9
1971–72 TFF First League 8
1972–73 TFF First League 9
1973–74 TFF First League 7
1974–75 TFF First League 10
1975–76 TFF First League 11 Qualifying round
1976–77 TFF First League 5 Qualifying round
1977–78 TFF First League 8 Qualifying round
1978–79 TFF First League 3 Qualifying round
1979–80 TFF First League 3 Qualifying round
1980–81 TFF First League 8 Qualifying round
1981–82 TFF First League 1 Qualifying round
1982–83 Süper Lig 14 Qualifying round
1983–84 Süper Lig 15 Qualifying round
1984–85 Süper Lig 17 Qualifying round
1985–86 TFF First League 1 Qualifying round
1986–87 Süper Lig 18 Qualifying round
1987–88 TFF First League 2 Qualifying round
1988–89 TFF First League 4 Qualifying round
1989–90 TFF First League 3 Qualifying round
1990–91 TFF First League 14 Qualifying round
1991–92 TFF First League 2 Qualifying round
1992–93 TFF First League 6 Qualifying round
1993–94 TFF First League 6 Qualifying round
1994–95 Süper Lig 13 Qualifying round
1995–96 Süper Lig 7 Qualifying round
1996–97 Süper Lig 10 Qualifying round
1997–98 Süper Lig 12 Qualifying round
1998–99 Süper Lig 6 Qualifying round
1999–00 Süper Lig 11 Runners-up
2000–01 Süper Lig 15 Qualifying round
2001–02 Süper Lig 17 Qualifying round
2002–03 TFF First League 11 Qualifying round
2003–04 TFF First League 7 Qualifying round
2004–05 TFF First League 14 Qualifying round
2005–06 TFF First League 2 Qualifying round
2006–07 Süper Lig 16 Qualifying round
2007–08 TFF First League 2 Qualifying round
2008–09 Süper Lig 12 Quarter-finals
2009–10 Süper Lig 9 Semi-finals
2010–11 Süper Lig 11 Group stage
2011–12 Süper Lig 15 Quarter-finals
2012–13 Süper Lig 7 Group stage
2013–14 Süper Lig 17 Semi-finals
2014–15 TFF First League 5 2nd round
2015–16 Süper Lig 9 Last 16
2016–17 Süper Lig 5 3rd round

European historyEdit

European participations
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 7   Ataka-Aura Minsk N/A 3–0 3rd
  Rotor Volgograd 2–1 N/A
  Basel 2–5 N/A
  Shakhtar Donetsk N/A 0–1
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 11   Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod N/A 0–1 4th
  Publikum N/A 1–1
  Maccabi Haifa 0–2 N/A
  Proleter Zrenjanin 1–0 N/A
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR   Kapaz 5–0 2–0 7–0
1R   Werder Bremen 2–0 0–6 2–6

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 14 February, 2021[5]

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 Doğukan Özkan
2 DF   TUR Ersan Gülüm
4 DF   BRA Naldo
5 DF   TUR Bahadır Öztürk
6 DF   TUR Eren Albayrak
7 MF   TUR Doğukan Sinik
8 MF   TUR Nuri Şahin
9 MF   GER Sidney Sam
10 FW   GER Lukas Podolski
11 FW   JAM Dever Orgill
13 DF   RUS Fyodor Kudryashov
14 FW   CIV Jean Armel Drolé
15 MF   TUR Mevlüthan Ekelik
16 MF   ANG Fredy
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   POR Marcos Pereira
19 MF   GER Ufuk Akyol
23 MF   BRA Amilton
25 GK   BEL Ruud Boffin
28 MF   ALB Omar Imeri
29 GK   TUR Enes Sahin
35 GK   TUR Ferhat Kaplan
41 FW   TUR Gökdeniz Bayrakdar
53 DF   TUR Mert Yılmaz
77 DF   TUR Bünyamin Balcı
88 MF   TUR Hakan Özmert
89 DF   TUR Veysel Sarı
99 DF   TUR Ali Eren İyican

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
12 FW   NGA Paul Mukairu (at Anderlecht)
22 MF   TUR Harun Alpsoy (at Altay)
26 DF   TUR Kaan Mert Nasırcılar (at BB Bodrumspor)
GK   TUR Yakup Mert Çakır (at BB Bodrumspor)
DF   TUR Cengiz Demir (at BB Bodrumspor)
DF   TUR Batuhan Berkay Fındık (at BB Bodrumspor)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   TUR Harun Kavaklıdere (at BB Bodrumspor)
MF   TUR Sergen Yatağan (at BB Bodrumspor)
FW   TUR Mikail Başar (at BB Bodrumspor)
FW   TUR Cenk Şen (at BB Bodrumspor)
FW   SWE Erman Vardar (at BB Bodrumspor)
FW   ARG Gustavo Blanco Leschuk (at Real Oviedo)

Club officialsEdit

Technical staffEdit

Manager Ersun Yanal
Assistant manager Bülent Albayrak
Goalkeeping coach Cengiz Birgen
Coach Kenan Oktay
Coach Ayhan Tenbeloğlu
Coach Servet Çetin
Analyst Burhan Kılıç
Team Manager Cem Deda
Club doctor Burhanettin Çalım
Physiotherapist Irfan Korkmaz
Physiotherapist Muhammed Büyükdemir
Masseur Metin Demirağ
Masseur Osman Karacan
Masseur Uğur Çimen

Source: [6]

Board membersEdit

President Mustafa Yılmaz
Deputy Chairman Mustafa Sak
Deputy Chairman Emin Hesapçıoğlu
Vice-President Fesih Tamince
Vice-President Tuncay Kilit
Board Members Yıldıray Karaer
Board Members Mehmet Güneysu
Board Members Mustafa Özdoğan
Board Members Hakan Karaca
Board Members Sabri Gülel
Board Members Tarık Sarvan
Board Members Ramazan Sert
Board Members Aziz Çetin
Board Members Berkay Bahar
Board Members Haldun Kilit
Board Members Emin Gülmez
Board Members Rasim Feyzan Doğu
Board Members Kıvanç Kuzay
Board Members Ramazan Karabulut
Board Members Rıdvan Güzel
Board Members Aytaç Altay
Board Members İsmail İltemir
Board Members Ferit Sezer
Board Members Emrah Çelik
Board Members Okan Kaya
Board Members Sezgin Özer
Board Members Atilla Akıncı
Board Members İbrahim Merey
Board Members Adnan Başkan

Source: [7]

Managerial historyEdit

Managers since 1981
Managers Nationality From Until Notes
Kadir Giderler   Turkey 1981 1982 1 TFF First League champions
Valeriu Neagu   Romania 1982 1983 First non-Turkish manager
Orhan Gülmez   Turkey 1983 1983
Peter Stubbe   Germany 1983 1983
Ali Rıza Şenol   Turkey 1983 1983 Short-term manager
Yılmaz Gökdel   Turkey 1983 1984
Ali Rıza Şenol   Turkey 1984 1984
Orhan Gülmez   Turkey 1984 1984 Short-term manager
Zeynel Soyuer   Turkey 1984 1985
Adnan Dinçer   Turkey 1985 1986 1 TFF First League champions
Yılmaz Gökdel   Turkey 1986 1988
Yılmaz Vural   Turkey 1988 1989
Adnan Dinçer   Turkey 1992 1993
Erdem Tuğal   Turkey 1993 1994
Adnan Dinçer   Turkey 1994 1994
Ahmet Akcan   Turkey 1994 1995
Ümit Kayıhan   Turkey 1996 1997
Metin Ünal   Turkey 1997 1997
Şenol Güneş   Turkey 1997 1998
Jozef Jarabinský   Slovakia 1998 1999
Rüdiger Abramczik   Germany 1999 2000 1 Turkish Cup Final
Metin Ünal   Turkey 2000 2001
Cezmi Turhan   Turkey 2001 2001
Hüseyin Kalpar   Turkey 2001 2001
Mehmet Ali Öztürk   Turkey 2001 2001 Short-term manager
Giray Bulak   Turkey 2001 2002
Adnan Dinçer   Turkey 2002 2002
Tarık Söyleyici   Turkey 2002 2003
Coşkun Demirbakan   Turkey 2003 2004
Metin Türel   Turkey 2004 2005
Adnan Gülek   Turkey 2005 2005 Short-term manager
Yılmaz Vural   Turkey 2005 2007
Ümit Turmuş   Turkey 2007 2007
Raşit Çetiner   Turkey 2007 2008
Hikmet Karaman   Turkey 2008 2008
Jozef Jarabinský   Slovakia 2008 2008
Mehmet Özdilek   Turkey 2008 2013
Samet Aybaba   Turkey 2013 2014
Fuat Çapa   Turkey 2014 2014
Engin Korukır   Turkey 2014 2014
Hami Mandıralı   Turkey 2014 2015
Yusuf Şimşek   Turkey 2015 2015
José Morais   Portugal 2015 2016
Rıza Çalımbay   Turkey 2016 2017
Leonardo   Brazil 2017 2017
Hamza Hamzaoğlu   Turkey 2018 2018
Bülent Korkmaz   Turkey 2018 2019
Stjepan Tomas   Croatia 2019 2019
Tamer Tuna   Turkey 2020 2020
Ersun Yanal   Turkey 2020

ReferencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Only Domestic results

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "UEFA Cup 2000-01". angelfire.com. 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Bursaspor Champion". angelfire.com. 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Antalyaspor Süper Lig'de" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. 7 June 2015. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Logomuz" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ "A TAKIM" (in Turkish). Antalyaspor. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Teknik Kadro" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Yönetim Kurulu" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 23 February 2021. Archived from the original on 23 February 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2021.

Further readingEdit

  • "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 28 November 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

External linksEdit