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Denizlispor, due to sponsorship Abalı Denizlispor, is a sports club based in Denizli, Turkey. 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
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Full nameDenizlispor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Horozlar (Roosters)
Founded26 May 1966; 52 years ago (1966-05-26)
GroundAtatürk Stadium
Denizli, Turkey
Capacity15,500
ChairmanMustafa Üstek
ManagerYücel İldiz
LeagueTFF First League
2017–18TFF First League, 15th

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.

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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. Turkish Football Federation. 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 1–1 drew with Fenerbahçe and gave 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 Bank Asya First League at next season after goalless draw with Ankaragücü at home match on April 24, 2010.

Other branchesEdit

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

EmblemEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denizli SK's classic home kit

The Denizlispor emblem was designed by Yakup Ünel, a founding member of the team. The emblem is based around the 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.

SponsorshipsEdit

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

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Manager
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
2002/03 SL 10 34 10 10 14 37 42 40 Round of 16 UC 4th round Rıza Çalımbay / Giray Bulak
2003/04 SL 5 34 17 4 13 52 43 55 Quarter-Final Giray Bulak
2004/05 SL 6 34 13 10 11 46 45 49 Semi-Final Giray Bulak
2005/06 SL 15 34 9 10 15 41 50 37 Semi-Final Nurullah Sağlam
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
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 - - - - - - - - 4th Round Osman Özköylü / Yücel İldiz

Last updated: 12 February 2019
Div. = Division; SL = Turkish Super League; 1L = TFF First League; 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.

Current squadEdit

As of 11 February 2019[2][3]

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 Hüseyin Altıntaş
3   DF Alperen Babacan (on loan from Akhisarspor)
4   DF Taha Can Velioğlu
5   MF Deniz Vural
6   DF Gökhan Süzen
7   MF Ziya Alkurt
10   MF Ismaïl Aissati
15   DF Oğuz Yılmaz
17   MF Mehmet Akyüz
20   MF Recep Niyaz
23   DF Burak Altıparmak
No. Position Player
24   MF Burak Çalık
27   DF Furkan Şeker
33   GK Adam Stachowiak
34   MF Bilal Ould-Chikh
39   DF Kerem Can Akyüz
42   DF Abdülkerim Bardakcı (on loan from Konyaspor)
45   GK Asil Kaan Güler
46   MF Marc Kibong Mbamba
71   MF Himmet Ertürk
90   FW Lanre Kehinde
99   FW Seddar Karaman (on loan from Konyaspor)

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
  DF Emre Sağlık (At Kızılcabölükspor until 30 June 2019)

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denizli Atatürk Stadyumu". denizlispor.org. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2008.
  2. ^ "DENİZLİSPOR - Club Details TFF". www.tff.org. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Denizlispor". Mackolik.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. ^ 23 April 1970, Milliyet, page 10
  5. ^ 10 April 1971, Milliyet, page 8

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