Denizlispor

Denizlispor, is a Turkish sports club based in Denizli. It is known by its distinct green and black colors. The club's branches include football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, and gymnastics. The Denizlispor football squad, which was founded in 1966, is the largest and most popular of the club’s teams. The team plays its home matches at the Denizli Atatürk Stadium, which has a seating capacity of up to 19,500 fans.[citation needed]

Denizlispor
Denizlispor logo.svg
Full nameDenizlispor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Horozlar (Roosters)
Founded26 May 1966; 55 years ago (1966-05-26)
GroundDenizli Atatürk Stadium
Denizli, Turkey
Capacity18,745
ChairmanMehmet Uz
ManagerSerhat Gülpınar
LeagueTFF First League
2020–21Süper Lig, 21st of 21 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Denizlispor finished fifth in the 2001–02 Süper Lig, which qualified them for the UEFA Cup. In the 2002–03 UEFA Cup, the team defeated FC Lorient, Sparta Prague, and Olympique Lyonnais, before losing in the fourth round to FC Porto, who won the tournament.

HistoryEdit

Denizlispor Kulübü was founded on May 26, 1966 as a merger of two smaller youth sports clubs, Çelik Yeşilspor Gençlik and Pamukkale Gençlik. They joined to form what is now Denizlispor, which was at the time a little-known sports & youth club in the Çaybaşı district of Denizli city. This union was then registered with Turkish football's governing body, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) under the name of Denizlispor Youth Club. The new football team joined Turkish football's 2nd division for the upcoming season on July 14, 1966.

Denizlispor's the best success was 5th twice in 2001–2002 and 2003–2004 seasons. Denizlispor's form declined after 2004–2005 season and struggled avoiding from relegation. Denizlispor drew 1–1 with Fenerbahçe and gave the championship to Galatasaray S.K., Fenerbahçe's archrival at last week in 2005–2006 season. Denizlispor remained in Super League despite 3–0 loss to Ankaragücü at away match on May 24, 2009, due to has an advantage against Konyaspor on dual average in 2008–2009 season. Denizlispor was relegated to TFF First League at next season after goalless draw with Ankaragücü at home match on April 24, 2010.

After the regelation in 2009-2010 season, Denizlispor had played at the TFF First League for 9 seasons. At the half of the season 2010-2011, Denizlispor took the 1st place. According to many football authorities, Denizlispor would again rise up Super League at the end of the season. But the team completed at 9th place at that season. At the following seasons, the team couldn't have any substantial success. The most important success was 9th place at 2010-2011.

Denizlispor became champion at the TFF First League in 2018-2019 season with getting 72 points and rose up Super League.

Crest and coloursEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denizli SK's classic home kit

The Denizlispor crest was designed by Yakup Ünel, a founding member of the team. The crest is based around a rooster, which is identified with the province of Denizli. The team's colours come from the colours of a type of rooster with green and black feathers unique to Denizli region.

StadiumEdit

Denizlispor play their home matches in Denizli Atatürk Stadium. The stadium holds 15,427 people and was built in 1950. Denizlispor's first league match played against Eskişehirspor in 1983. The stadium does not have wire nets.[1]

League participationsEdit

European CupsEdit

UEFA Cup/Europa League:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2002–03 1R   FC Lorient 2–0 1–3 3–3 (a)
2R   Sparta Prague 2–0 0–1 2–1
3R   Lyon 0–0 1–0 1–0
4R   FC Porto 2–2 1–6 3–8

Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001 1R   NK Čelik 3–5 0–1 3–6

Past seasonsEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Manager Notes
1966/67 2Rd 7 32 13 7 12 25 28 33 2nd Round Altan Santepe First season
1967/68 2Rd 2 38 16 14 8 37 22 46 Altan Santepe Did not qualify for Turkish Cup
1968/69 2Rd 2 34 12 18 4 24 14 42 2nd Round Altan Santepe
1969/70 2Rd 3 30 14 9 7 28 16 37 1st Round Altan Santepe / Kadri Aytaç
1970/71 2Rd 7 30 15 3 12 32 25 33 2nd Round Altan Santepe / Doğan Emültay
1971/72 2Rd 11 30 10 8 12 16 19 28 Altan Santepe / Melih Garipler / Seracettin Kırklar Did not qualify for Turkish Cup
1972/73 2Rd 11 30 8 12 10 23 26 28 İnanç Toker / Doğan Emültay Did not qualify for Turkish Cup
1973/74 2Rd 9 30 8 14 8 25 25 30 Seracettin Kırklar / İsmail Kurt / Melih Garipler Did not qualify for Turkish Cup
1974/75 2Rd 14 30 8 10 12 23 39 26 Melih Garipler / İsmail Kurt Did not qualify for Turkish Cup
1975/76 2Rd 13 30 10 7 13 21 27 27 2nd Round Seracettin Kırklar / Melih Garipler / İnanç Toker
1976/77 2Rd 13 30 8 10 12 24 41 26 1st Round İnanç Toker
1977/78 2Rd 14 32 7 13 12 20 32 27 2nd Round Şükrü Ersoy / İnanç Toker
1978/79 2Rd 8 30 9 10 11 22 24 28 4th Round Şükrü Ersoy / Melih Garipler
1979/80 2B 10 30 10 9 11 28 31 29 6th Round Mustafa Özkula / İnanç Toker
1980/81 2A 5 34 14 8 12 44 33 36 3rd Round Mustafa Özkula / Melih Garipler / İnanç Toker
1981/82 2B 5 28 12 7 9 41 20 31 5th Round İnanç Toker / Refik Özvardar
1982/83 2B 1 30 20 6 4 38 12 46 5th Round Halil Güngördü / Doğan Andaç Promoted to Süper Lig
1983/84 SL 7 34 12 10 12 36 42 34 5th Round Nevzat Güzelırmak First Süper Lig season
1984/85 SL 16 34 9 11 14 39 48 29 Semi-Final Nevzat Güzelırmak Best Turkish Cup position
1985/86 SL 12 36 12 8 16 40 39 32 6th Round Özkan Sümer / Ilie Datcu
1986/87 SL 7 36 11 14 11 41 35 36 6th Round Nihat Atacan / Necdet Zorluer
1987/88 SL 17 38 12 9 17 35 48 45 5th Round Necdet Zorluer / Zeynel Soyuer Relegated
1988/89 2C 2 34 19 9 6 53 29 66 1st Round Fethi Demircan
1989/90 2B 4 32 14 11 7 45 31 53 4th Round Bülent Ünder / Behzat Çınar
1990/91 2B 3 34 18 7 9 56 27 61 4th Round Behzat Çınar
1991/92 2B 3 34 18 7 9 68 50 61 5th Round Melih Garipler
1992/93 1L 4 18 10 2 6 30 20 32 1st Round Bülent Ünder / Erkan Velioğlu / Gündüz Tekin Onay
1993/94 1L 2 18 11 2 5 36 27 35 6th Round Ömer Kaner Promoted to Süper Lig
1994/95 SL 15 34 8 11 15 41 53 35 6th Round Ümit Kayıhan
1995/96 SL 15 34 8 10 16 38 50 34 6th Round Ümit Kayıhan
1996/97 SL 17 34 5 5 24 36 81 20 5th Round Milorad Mitrović / Behzat Çınar / Ersun Yanal / Melih Garipler Relegated
1997/98 1L 3 18 10 3 5 33 23 33 5th Round Raşit Çetiner
1998/99 1L 2 18 9 5 4 40 30 32 3rd Round Ersun Yanal Promoted to Süper Lig
1999/00 SL 8 34 13 8 13 55 57 47 3rd Round Ersun Yanal
2000/01 SL 11 34 12 9 13 53 56 45 Round of 16 Yılmaz Vural / Tevfik Lav
2001/02 SL 5 34 12 12 10 65 52 48 Semi-Final IC 1st round Rıza Çalımbay Best league position and first season in Europe
2002/03 SL 10 34 10 10 14 37 42 40 Round of 16 UC 4th round Rıza Çalımbay / Giray Bulak Best UEFA Cup position
2003/04 SL 5 34 17 4 13 52 43 55 Quarter-Final Giray Bulak Best league position
2004/05 SL 6 34 13 10 11 46 45 49 Semi-Final Giray Bulak Best Turkish Cup position
2005/06 SL 15 34 9 10 15 41 50 37 Semi-Final Nurullah Sağlam Best Turkish Cup position
2006/07 SL 14 34 9 14 11 33 40 41 2nd Round Güvenç Kurtar
2007/08 SL 7 34 13 6 15 48 48 45 Group Stage Güvenç Kurtar
2008/09 SL 15 34 11 5 18 39 52 38 Quarter-Final Ali Yalçın / Ümit Kayıhan / Mesut Bakkal
2009/10 SL 17 34 6 8 20 30 49 26 Quarter-Final Erhan Altın / Nurullah Sağlam / Hakan Kutlu Relegated
2010/11 1L 9 32 11 11 10 40 31 44 Group stage Hamza Hamzaoğlu / Serhat Güller
2011/12 1L 10 34 11 12 11 51 46 45 2nd Round Güvenç Kurtar / Osman Özköylü
2012/13 1L 11 34 11 10 13 35 37 43 2nd Round Engin İpekoğlu / Selahattin Dervent / Özcan Bizati
2013/14 1L 10 36 14 4 18 42 56 46 2nd Round Serdar Dayat / Yusuf Şimşek / Özcan Bizati
2014/15 1L 15 34 8 9 17 38 51 33 2nd Round Özcan Bizati / Engin İpekoğlu / Mehmet Altıparmak
2015/16 1L 15 34 10 9 15 41 52 36 2nd Round Mehmet Altıparmak / Ali Yalçın / Koray Palaz
2016/17 1L 11 34 11 10 13 46 45 40 3rd Round Ali Tandoğan / Mehmet Ali Keskinler / Ali Yalçın
2017/18 1L 15 34 10 8 16 43 47 38 2nd Round Yusuf Şimşek / Reha Erginer / Fatih Tekke
2018/19 1L 1 34 21 9 4 67 32 72 4th Round Osman Özköylü / Yücel İldiz Promoted to Süper Lig
2019/20 SL 14 34 9 8 18 31 48 35 Round of 16 Yücel İldiz / Mehmet Özdilek / Bülent Uygun
2020/21 SL 21 40 6 10 24 38 77 28 4th Round Robert Prosinečki / Yalçın Koşukavak / Hakan Kutlu / Ali Tandoğan Relegated
2021/22 1L Serhat Gülpınar

Last updated: 15 May 2021
Div. = Division; SL = Turkish Super League; 1L = TFF First League 2B = Turkish Second Football League, Group B; 2Rd = Turkish Second Football League, Red Group; 2Wh = Turkish Second Football League, White Group; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points
UCL = UEFA Champions League; UCWC = UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; UC = UEFA Cup; Cup = Turkey Cup. Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 23 August 2021[2]

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 Hüseyin Altıntaş
4 DF   TUR Görkem Can
7 FW   KVX Veton Tusha
10 DF   TUR Özer Özdemir
11 MF   TUR Okan Derici
12 DF   TUR Murathan Sütcü
15 DF   TUR Oğuz Yılmaz
16 MF   TUR Asım Aksungur
17 MF   TUR Alihan Kalkan
20 GK   TUR Abdülkadir Sünger
26 DF   TUR Gökhan Süzen (Captain)
27 DF   TUR Emre Sağlık
33 GK   POL Adam Stachowiak
No. Pos. Nation Player
41 DF   TUR Muhammet Özkal
44 DF   TUR Kadir Kurt
61 MF   TUR Hüseyin Furkan Uslu
63 MF   TUR Muhammed Gönülaçar
66 MF   TUR Ferhat Erdoğan
72 FW   TUR Mert Sarıkuş
76 DF   TUR Burak Gümüştaş
79 MF   TUR Göktug Ercedoğan
88 DF   TUR Emirhan Kaşcıoğlu
94 MF   TUR Muhammed Eren Kıryolcu
MF   NGA Ogenyi Onazi
FW   TUR Muğdat Çelik

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


CoachesEdit

SponsorshipsEdit

Other branchesEdit

The club has football, basketball, table tennis, chess, figure skating and gymnastic teams. The club's most famous branch is football team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denizli Atatürk Stadyumu". denizlispor.org. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Futbolcular". Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  3. ^ 23 April 1970, Milliyet, page 10
  4. ^ 10 April 1971, Milliyet, page 8

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