Fenerbahçe S.K. (basketball)

Fenerbahçe Basketbol, commonly known as Fenerbahçe (Turkish pronunciation: [feˈnæɾbahtʃe]), currently also known as Fenerbahçe Beko for sponsorship reasons, are a professional basketball team and the men's basketball department of Fenerbahçe SK, a major Turkish multi-sport club based in Istanbul, Turkey. They are one of the most successful clubs in Turkish basketball history, being the first Turkish team to have won the EuroLeague, as well as 13 Turkish championships (10 titles in the Turkish Super League and 3 in the former Turkish Basketball Championship), 7 Turkish Cups, and 7 Turkish Super Cups, among others. They play their home matches at the club's own Ülker Sports and Event Hall.

Fenerbahçe Beko
2022–23 Fenerbahçe S.K. (basketball) season
Fenerbahçe Beko logo
Nickname
  • Sarı Lacivertliler (The Yellow-Navy Blues)
  • Efsane (The Legend)
  • Fener (The Beacon of Light)
  • Yellow Legacy
LeaguesBSL
EuroLeague
Founded1913; 109 years ago (1913)
ArenaÜlker Sports Arena
Capacity13,059[1]
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team colorsYellow, navy blue
   
Main sponsorBeko
PresidentAli Koç
Team managerMaurizio Gherardini
Head coachDimitrios Itoudis
Team captainMelih Mahmutoğlu
OwnershipFenerbahçe S.K.
Championships1 EuroLeague
13 Turkish Championships
7 Turkish Cups
7 Turkish Super Cups
Retired numbers2 (6, 7)
Websitefenerbahce.org

Besides the European championship title in 2017,[2] which was secured by a convincing 80–64 win against Greek powerhouse Olympiacos in the final, Fenerbahçe have also been EuroLeague runners-up in 2016 and 2018. Fener also have played in five consecutive EuroLeague Final Fours (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) to date, a record in Turkish basketball. Currently, Fenerbahçe are considered to be one of the top teams of the Turkish Super League, which is among the best European national domestic basketball leagues.

Many memorable players in European basketball have played for Fenerbahçe over the years, some of which have included: Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Žan Tabak, Conrad McRae, Nemanja Bjelica, Ömer Aşık, Thabo Sefolosha, Linas Kleiza, Ömer Onan, Mirsad Türkcan, David Andersen, Harun Erdenay, Damir Mršić, Bojan Bogdanović, Semih Erden, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Tanoka Beard, Nikos Zisis, James Gist, Gordan Giriček, Mike Batiste, Marko Milič, Will Solomon, Bo McCalebb, Ekpe Udoh, Pero Antić, Luigi Datome, Nikola Kalinić, Kostas Sloukas, Jan Veselý, Ali Muhammed, Nicolò Melli, Bogdan Bogdanović, and Nando De Colo.

Željko Obradović, the most successful coach in the history of European basketball, was the head coach of Fenerbahçe between 2013 and 2020. Obradović was replaced by former Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoškov on July 2, 2020, following his decision to take a break from competitive basketball.

HistoryEdit

Early history and first titlesEdit

The men's basketball department of Fenerbahçe was initially founded in 1913, but could not persist due to the Balkan Wars and World War I. Eventually, under the initiative of Muhtar Sencer and Cem Atabeyoğlu, it was founded in its current permanent form in 1944 and achieved considerable success when the sport established itself in Turkey.

Fenerbahçe, who dominated the sport with notable players of the period such as Sacit Seldüz, Hikmet Vardar, Erdoğan Karabelen, Yılmaz Gündüz and Mehmet Baturalp under the leadership of memorable coach Samim Göreç, became champions of the Istanbul Basketball League in 1954–55, 1955–56, and 1956–57. By defeating their rivals Galatasaray 55–47 on February 5, 1955, which was the first basketball game broadcast live on radio in Turkey, Fener celebrated their first championship. The club made a new breakthrough in amateur sports, after İsmet Uluğ, one of the former football players and boxers of the club became president in 1962, and won Istanbul League titles again in 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65 and 1965–66.

Fenerbahçe won Turkish Basketball Championship titles in 1957, 1959, and 1965 undefeated, just before the current professional Turkish Super League was founded in 1966, and made it to the European Champions Cup in 1960 and 1966.

Struggle against corporation teams and beginning of the rise (1970s–2014)Edit

 
Aydın Örs, former coach of Fenerbahçe (2004–07)

They remained a solid team in the rest of the 1960s, but had mixed success in the following decades, especially the 70s and 80s. Those decades were dominated by the likes of Efes Pilsen and Eczacıbaşı, and later also Ülkerspor, who won most of the titles. As these teams belonged to notable corporations with a solid financial background and support, traditional sports clubs such as Fenerbahçe had difficulties keeping up with them.

Fenerbahçe finished the league leader three times with stars such as Erman Kunter, Aytek Gürkan, Can Sonat, Ferhat Oktay, Pete Williams and Larry Richard in the seasons 1984–85, 1987–88 and 1989–90, but was eliminated in the playoffs. Erman Kunter broke the record by scoring 153 points in a game of the 1987–1988 season, in which the yellow-navy blues team beat Hilalspor 175–101. Fenerbahçe would reach championship in 1991 that the fans were waiting for. Levent Topsakal, Larry Richard, Hüsnü Çakırgil and head coach Çetin Yılmaz led Fenerbahçe to the Turkish League title over Tofaş.[3]

Fenerbahçe returned to the EuroLeague in 1992, but lost in the preliminary round. The club were back in the Turkish League finals in 1992, 1993, and 1995, but could not find a way to win the championship for some time. Fenerbahçe continued to have success in the late 90s. A third-place finish in the 1997–98 season allowed the club to return to the EuroLeague in 1998–99 season, and with players like Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Marko Milič, Žan Tabak, İbrahim Kutluay, and the late Conrad McRae, Fenerbahçe advanced to the eighth-final playoffs, losing there to Real Madrid. İbrahim Kutluay won the EuroLeague top scorer trophy with an average of 21.4 points.

The club made it to the Saporta Cup quarter-finals in 1994–95. The following season Fenerbahçe reached the quarter-finals of the Korać Cup in 1995–96 and repeated this achievement in 2000–01. The early 2000s, however, were with very limited success. After Aydın Örs started as a coach in 2004, Fenerbahçe returned to the Turkish League semifinals and had a great return to European competitions, finishing in fourth place in the 2004–05 FIBA Europe League.

In the summer of 2006, the basketball club acquired a main sponsorship deal with Ülker, to form Fenerbahçe Ülker. After the sponsorship agreement, Fenerbahçe dominated the Turkish League and became the league champions two times in a row after 16 years and the team returned to the EuroLeague.[4][5][6] After losing the Turkish League championship to Efes Pilsen in the 2008–09 season, in a closely contested playoff finals,[7] Fenerbahçe became Turkish League champions again in the 2009–10 season, this time by defeating Efes Pilsen in the finals 4–2.[8]

Fenerbahçe Ülker headed into the 2010–11 season with five new transfers: Engin Atsür, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Marko Tomas, Kaya Peker, and Darjuš Lavrinovič. With new head coach Neven Spahija, Fenerbahçe Ülker continued their domination in the Turkish League, winning both the Turkish Cup and the Turkish League, over long time rivals Beşiktaş and Galatasaray, respectively.[9]

 
Linas Kleiza (2013-2014)

After two disappointing seasons, in 2011–12 and 2012–13 where Fenerbahçe Ülker finished in fifth place in the Turkish league, legendary coach Željko Obradović was then signed as the team's head coach, and the roster was strengthened with the likes of former Toronto Raptor Linas Kleiza, promising power forward Nemanja Bjelica, consistent center Luka Žorić, and hot Turkish prospects Kenan Sipahi and Melih Mahmutoğlu. Fenerbahçe became the Turkish League champions once again, after beating eternal rivals Galatasaray in the playoff's finals of the 2013–14 season.[10] Success in the EuroLeague, however, continued to elude the team.

At the top of Europe: Golden age with Obradović (2014–2020)Edit

 
Obradović, coaching Fenerbahçe (2016)
 
Fenerbahçe coaches, from left: İlker Belgutay (Athletic trainer), Erdem Can (Assistant coach), Josep Maria Izquierdo (Assistant coach), Vladimir Androić (Assistant coach) and Željko Obradović (Head coach), September 2017

In the 2014–15 season, Fenerbahçe reached the EuroLeague Final Four for the first time in their history. In the quarterfinals, Fenerbahçe knocked out Maccabi Tel Aviv with three straight wins. In the semifinals, the team lost to Real Madrid, and eventually finished fourth. At the end of the season, the club's sponsorship agreement with Ülker ended.[11] In the 2015–16 season, Fenerbahçe impressed in the EuroLeague Regular Season and Top 16, and qualified once again for the Final Four tournament, by eliminating the defending champions, Real Madrid, in the playoffs, again with a score of 3–0. During their first Final Four match against Laboral Kutxa, Fenerbahçe faced risking elimination once again before Kostas Sloukas made a game-tying lay-up to force the game into overtime, where Bogdan Bogdanović would help lead the team in overtime to win 88–77. The club became the first Turkish team to ever make it to the EuroLeague Final game. Their final opponent in the EuroLeague competition was CSKA Moscow. Fenerbahçe lost 101–96 after overtime.

 
James Nunnally (2016-18)

In the following 2016–17 season, Fenerbahçe won their first European championship. The club beat Greek powerhouse Olympiacos 80–64 in the championship game of the Final Four, that was held in Istanbul.[2] Fenerbahçe became the first and only Turkish team in history to win the EuroLeague title.[12] Center Ekpe Udoh was named EuroLeague Final Four MVP.[13] Following their European title, Fenerbahçe acquired a new main sponsor deal in the 2017 off-season. Doğuş Group signed a three-year contract with the club, worth an amount of €45 million, which guaranteed the club the largest name sponsorship deal in European basketball history.[14]

In the 2017–18 season, Fenerbahçe finished second at the regular season of the EuroLeague. In the Playoffs, they faced off against Kirolbet Baskonia, whom they eliminated with 3–1 in the best-of-five series. Thus the club managed to reach the EuroLeague Final Four for the fourth time in a row, improving their record.[15] The team eventually lost against Real Madrid in the championship final. Fenerbahçe also continued their domination of the Turkish Super League - after a setback in 2015, Fenerbahçe won the 2016, 2017, and 2018 championships in dominating fashion.

Before the beginning of the 2018–19 season, Doğuş withdrew from the sponsorship deal which originally was projected for three years.[16] Following the unexpected retraction, a new main sponsorship agreement with Beko was initiated.[17] During the 2018–19 season, Fenerbahçe became the only team who stayed undefeated at home after a 30-game regular season and secured the best record after a regular season (25–5) under the new EuroLeague format (2016–17 season to present). Fener also became the earliest EuroLeague Playoffs qualifiers ever in the modern EuroLeague era.[18] Domestically, the Yellow-Navy Blues defeated rivals Anadolu Efes in the 2019 Turkish Cup final to claim their sixth title. Fenerbahçe defeated BC Žalgiris, 3–1, in the EuroLeague quarterfinals, qualifying to their fifth consecutive Final Four. In the EuroLeague Final Four, however, Fenerbahçe was beaten by Anadolu Efes in the semifinals, and Real Madrid in the third place game, finishing in a disappointing fourth place. In the Turkish Super League, Fenerbahçe once again made the finals - however, in an upset, they were again defeated by Anadolu Efes in a seven game series.

The 2019-2020 season was the last under Obradović. Fenerbahçe managed to win the 2020 Turkish Cup by beating Teksüt Bandırma in the quaterfinals, Türk Telekom in the semifinals, and Darüşşafaka in the finals. Despite improving their roster with signings like Derrick Williams and Nando De Colo, Fenerbahçe struggled in the EuroLeague - at the time the season was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fenerbahçe was fighting for the final playoff spot, and in the Turkish Super League, Fenerbahçe was just 4th - behind Anadolu Efes, Pınar Karşıyaka and Galatasaray. Both tournaments were cancelled with no champions announced. In the summer, coach Obradović resigned.

Post-Obradović (2020–present)Edit

Fenerbahçe signed former Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoškov to replace Obradović. Fenerbahçe underwent many changes during the post season, though managed to keep top players like Vesely and De Colo on the roster. The team greatly struggled in the EuroLeague, suffering many embarrassing blowout loses in the beginning, and fell quickly behind Anadolu Efes in the Turkish Super League standings, but with the late season signing of Marko Gudurić, the team greatly improved. A winning streak in the EuroLeague helped Fenerbahçe make the EuroLeague playoffs with a 20-14 record and 7th place in the regular season. In the playoffs, Fenerbahçe was swept by CSKA Moscow. In the Turkish Super League, Fenerbahçe returned to the finals and faced the 2021 EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes, who easily swept Fenerbahçe in the finals. Despite signing a long term contract, Kokoškov left Fenerbahçe during the summer.

During the off-season, Fenerbahçe signed Saša Đorđević as the new head coach. Fenerbahçe had higher expectations for the season than the previous year. In the EuroLeague, Fenerbahçe struggled, and for the first time since the 2013-2014 season, failed to make the playoffs - finishing in a disappointing 12th place, and coach Đorđević suffered much criticism. To add more insult, Anadolu Efes repeated as the 2022 EuroLeague champions. In the re-established Turkish Cup, Fenerbahçe was beaten by Anadolu Efes. However, in the Turkish Super League, Fenerbahçe got their revenge - they finished over Efes in the regular season standings, earning home-court advantage for the playoffs, and made the finals - in the finals, Fenerbahçe beat Anadolu Efes 3-1 to win the championship, their record breaking 10th Turkish League championship.

Sponsorship namingEdit

Due to sponsorship deals, Fenerbahçe have been also known as:

Home courtsEdit

 
The first match at Ülker Sports Arena against Olimpia Milano
# Court Capacity Period
1 07,000 1949–1988
2 Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center 07,000 1988–1989
3 12,270 1989
4 Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center 07,000 1989–1992
5 12,270 1992–2010
6 16,000 2010–2012
7 13,800[19]
2012–present

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

 
2022-23 squad

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Fenerbahçe Beko roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 0   Motley, Johnathan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 27 – (1995-05-04)4 May 1995
F 1   Birsen, Metecan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 27 – (1995-04-06)6 April 1995
G 2   Hazer, Şehmus 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 23 – (1999-02-15)15 February 1999
G 3     Wilbekin, Scottie 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 29 – (1993-04-05)5 April 1993
PG 4   Edwards, Carsen 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 24 – (1998-03-12)12 March 1998
G 5     Akpınar, İsmet 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 – (1995-05-22)22 May 1995
PF 8   Bjelica, Nemanja   2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 34 – (1988-05-09)9 May 1988
PF 9   Geyik, Samet 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 – (1993-01-12)12 January 1993
SG 10   Mahmutoğlu, Melih (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 32 – (1990-05-12)12 May 1990
F 11   Hayes, Nigel 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 27 – (1994-12-16)16 December 1994
SF 13     Biberovic, Tarık 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 – (2001-01-28)28 January 2001
F 21   Pierre, Dyshawn 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1993-11-17)17 November 1993
C 22   Jekiri, Tonye 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 28 – (1994-07-27)27 July 1994
G/F 23   Gudurić, Marko 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1995-03-08)8 March 1995
F/C 31   Booker, Devin 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 31 – (1991-02-28)28 February 1991
PG 33     Calathes, Nick 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 33 – (1989-02-07)7 February 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  •   İlker Belgutay
Physiotherapist(s)
  •   Rıza Özdemir
  •   Berkay Güzel
  •   Kosmas Kontogiannis
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DC) Dual citizenship
  •   Injured

Updated: 28 November 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3 Inactive
C Devin Booker Tonye Jekiri
PF Johnathan Motley Metecan Birsen Samet Geyik Nemanja Bjelica  
SF Nigel Hayes Dyshawn Pierre Tarik Biberovic
SG Marko Gudurić Melih Mahmutoğlu Şehmus Hazer Scottie Wilbekin  
PG Nick Calathes Carsen Edwards İsmet Akpınar

Squad changes for the 2022–23 seasonEdit

InEdit

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving from Ends Date Source
9 PF   Samet Geyik 29 Türk Telekom   June 2023 20 June 2022 [20]
0 C   Johnathan Motley 27 Lokomotiv Kuban   June 2024 20 June 2022 [21]
3 G   Scottie Wilbekin 29 Maccabi Tel Aviv   June 2025 26 June 2022 [22]
22 C   Tonye Jekiri 27 UNICS Kazan   June 2023 26 June 2022 [23]
11 F   Nigel Hayes 27 FC Barcelona   June 2024 22 July 2022 [24]
4 G   Carsen Edwards 24 Detroit Pistons   June 2023 31 July 2022 [25]
8 PF   Nemanja Bjelica 34 Golden State Warriors   June 2024 9 August 2022 [26]
33 PG   Nick Calathes 33 Barcelona   June 2024 23 August 2022 [27]

OutEdit

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving to Date Source
3 SG   Marial Shayok 25 Maine Celtics   15 April 2022 [28]
11 PG   Markel Starks 31 Darüşşafaka   19 June 2022 [29]
22 PF   Danilo Barthel 30 Free agent   20 June 2022 [30]
44 C   Ahmet Düverioğlu 29 Bursaspor   20 June 2022 [31]
24 C   Jan Veselý 32 FC Barcelona   21 June 2022 [32]
25 C   Jehyve Floyd 24 Galatasaray   21 June 2022 [33]
20 PG   Pierriá Henry 29 Saski Baskonia   25 June 2022 [34]
19 SG   Nando de Colo 34 ASVEL   30 June 2022 [35]
33 PF   Achille Polonara 30 Anadolu Efes   20 July 2022 [36]

Out on loanEdit

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving to Date Source

Retired numbersEdit

Fenerbahçe retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure Ceremony date
6   Mirsad Türkcan PF 2006–2012 16/09/2012[37]
7   Ömer Onan SG 2004–2005; 2006–2014 17/10/2014[38]

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (10): 1990–91, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2021–22
Runners-up (10): 1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1992–93, 1994–95, 2008–09, 2018–19, 2020–21
Winners (3): 1957, 1959, 1965
Runners-up (6): 1954, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1967
Winners (7): 1966–67, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2016, 2019, 2020
Runners-up (5): 1993–94, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2014–15, 2022
Winners (7): 1990, 1991, 1994, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2017
Runners-up (10): 1985, 1988, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2022

European competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2016–17
Runners-up (2): 2015–16, 2017–18
4th place (2): 2014–15, 2018–19
Final Four (5): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Regional competitionsEdit

Winners (7): 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66
Runners-up (3): 1950–51, 1953–54, 1957–58
  • Istanbul Second League (defunct)
Winners (2): 1945–46, 1948–49

Individual club awardsEdit

  • Continental Treble
Winners (1): 2016–17

Other competitionsEdit

Winners (4) (record): 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Runners-up (1): 2016
  • Cártama, Malaga, Spain Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2016
  • Torneo Costa de Sol:
Winners (1): 2016
  • Istanbul, Turkey Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2017
  • Bologna, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2019
  • Treviso, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2019
Winners (3): 2005, 2020, 2022

The road to the EuroLeague victoryEdit

Round Team Home   Away  
Regular Season   Brose Bamberg 67–66 83–78
  FC Barcelona Lassa 68–65 OT 73–72
  Žalgiris 82–68 76–67
  Galatasaray Odeabank 85–80 103–87
  UNICS 73–81 86–81
  Baskonia 74–79 52–86
  Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 79–81 77–87
  Anadolu Efes 88–80 77–80
  EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 86–79 79–70
  Real Madrid 78–77 56–61
  Crvena zvezda mts 87–72 73–75
  Panathinaikos Superfoods 84–63 70–81
  Darüşşafaka Doğuş 64–71 65–72
  CSKA Moscow 77–71 95–79 OT
  Olympiacos 67–64 62–71
Quarter finals   Panathinaikos Superfoods 79–61 71–58
80–75
Semifinal   Real Madrid 84–75
Final   Olympiacos 80–64

European historyEdit

 
A home game versus FC Barcelona in the EuroLeague

Fenerbahçe participated in European competitions numerous times throughout their history and became the most successful Turkish club ever. By winning the former Turkish Basketball Championship, the club represented Turkey for their first time in the FIBA European Champions Cup in 1959–60 and again in 1965–66. Some years later, they made it to the FIBA European Cup quarter-finals in the 1994–95 season. The following season Fenerbahçe reached the quarter-finals of the FIBA Korać Cup in 1996 and repeated this achievement in 2001. In the 1998–99 season of the FIBA EuroLeague, they reached the Top 16 stage, but lost there to Real Madrid. The club became fourth in the 2004–05 season of the FIBA EuroChallenge. The first major success in the modern era EuroLeague was achieved in the 2007–08 season, where Fenerbahçe reached the quarter-finals. The first Final Four participation in the history of the club followed some years later, in the 2014–15 season, when the team eliminated reigning European champions Maccabi Tel Aviv in the play-offs with three straight victories under the guidance of legendary coach Željko Obradović. In the semi-final game they lost against Real Madrid and eventually finished fourth. In the next season, the club reached the final of the competition with a convincing overall performance, again by eliminating the reigning champions (Real Madrid) with three straight wins, and lost dramatically against CSKA Moscow in overtime. Then eventually, in 2017, Fenerbahçe managed to win the EuroLeague trophy as the first and only Turkish club ever, in their own city, by defeating Greek giants Olympiacos in the final game with a score of 80–64. From the quarter-finals onwards, the club eliminated their opponents in dominating fashion, first sweeping Greek giants Panathinaikos Superfoods with 3–0 wins despite the home-court disadvantage, and then defeating European powerhouses Real Madrid and Olympiacos with being behind only for a few seconds in total in the Final Four in Istanbul.

Competition Participation Years
FIBA European Champions Cup / EuroLeague
21
1959–60, 1965–66, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22, 2022–23
FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup / FIBA European Cup / FIBA EuroCup / FIBA Saporta Cup
8
1967–68, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–00
FIBA Korać Cup
9
1984–85, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 2000–01, 2001–02
FIBA Europe League / FIBA EuroCup / FIBA EuroChallenge
2
2004–05, 2005–06
FIBA Europe Cup / FIBA EuroCup Challenge
1
2003–04
North European Basketball League
1
2001–02

StatisticsEdit

As of 28 October 2022
Competition Pld W L PF PA PD PCT Best achievements
EuroLeague (1st tier) 434 247 187 33634 33114 +520 0.57 Champion 2016-17
FIBA Saporta Cup (2nd tier) 58 29 29 4636 4572 +64 0.5 Quarter-Finalist 1994-95
FIBA Korać Cup (3rd tier) 64 35 29 5225 5091 +134 0.55 Quarter-Finalist 1995–96, 2000–01
FIBA EuroChallenge (3rd tier) 31 22 9 2550 2346 +204 0.71 Fourth place 2004-05
FIBA EuroCup Challenge (4th tier) 9 6 3 797 706 +91 0.67 Conference South Third Place (top-16) 2003-04
North European Basketball League (regional) 14 7 7 1142 1153 –11 0.5 Second Round (top-16) 2001-02
Total 610 346 264 47984 46982 +1002 0.57

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; PF = Points for; PA = Points against; PD = Point Difference; PCT = Winning percentage.

By team / by countryEdit

As of 28 October 2022

Against NBA teamsEdit

On 5 October 2012, Fenerbahçe became the first and only Turkish basketball club to win against an NBA team, having beaten the Boston Celtics by a score of 97–91 at the Ülker Sports Arena.[39][37] By defeating the Brooklyn Nets 101–96 in Barclays Center on 5 October 2015, Fenerbahçe became the first and only Turkish basketball club and only third club in basketball history to win against an NBA team in the United States.[38]

5 October 2012
19:00 CET
Boston Celtics   91–97   Fenerbahçe Ülker
Scoring by quarter: 27–26, 18–29, 27–24, 19–18
Pts: Green, Sullinger 22
Rebs: Sullinger 8
Asts: Rondo 9
Pts: Sato 24
Rebs: Sato, Ilkan 7
Asts: McCalebb 5
Ülker Sports Arena
Attendance: 12,191
Referees: David Guthrie (USA), John Goble (USA), Sasa Pukl (SLO)
5 October 2013
14:00 CET
Oklahoma City Thunder   95–82   Fenerbahçe Ülker
Scoring by quarter: 20–28, 28–14, 27–23, 20–17
Pts: Durant 24
Rebs: Durant 8
Asts: Jackson 5
Pts: Bogdanović 19
Rebs: Bogdanović, Vidmar, Kleiza 4
Asts: Preldžić 4
Ülker Sports Arena
Attendance: 12,191
Referees: Dan Crawford (USA), Courtney Kirkland (USA), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)
11 October 2014
17:00 CET
San Antonio Spurs   96–90   Fenerbahçe Ülker
Scoring by quarter: 29–21, 18–19, 28–30, 21–20
Pts: Duncan 23
Rebs: Ginóbili 8
Asts: Parker 7
Pts: Goudelock 30
Rebs: Žorić 7
Asts: Preldžić 11
Ülker Sports Arena
Attendance: 12,191
Referees: Tony Brothers (USA), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Haywoode Workman (USA)
5 October 2015
02:30 CET
Fenerbahçe   101–96   Brooklyn Nets
Scoring by quarter: 25–26, 31–26, 26–20, 19–24
Pts: Veselý 18
Rebs: Udoh 8
Asts: Sloukas 11
Pts: Lopez 18
Rebs: Robinson 16
Asts: Larkin 5
Barclays Center
Attendance: 6,857
Referees: Ken Mauer (USA), Nick Buchert (USA), Violet Palmer (USA)
9 October 2015
03:00 CET
Fenerbahçe   81–111   Oklahoma City Thunder
Scoring by quarter: 21–32, 20–26, 17–29, 23–24
Pts: Veselý 17
Rebs: Udoh 9
Asts: Sloukas 6
Pts: Waiters 19
Rebs: Adams 8
Asts: Durant, Westbrook 5
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Referees: Kevin Cutler (USA), Dan Crawford (USA), Scott Wall (USA)

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup Presidential Cup European competitions
1998–99 1 TBL 3rd Runners-up 1 EuroLeague R16
1999–00 1 TBL 10th Group stage 2 Saporta Cup GS
2000–01 1 TBL 5th Group stage 3 Korać Cup QF
2001–02 1 TBL 8th Group stage 3 Korać Cup R1
2002–03 1 TBL 6th Group stage
2003–04 1 TBL 8th Group stage 4 Europe Cup SFC
2004–05 1 TBL 4th Quarterfinalists 3 Europe League 4th
2005–06 1 TBL 7th Semifinalists 3 EuroCup R2
2006–07 1 TBL 1st Semifinalists Champions 1 EuroLeague RS
2007–08 1 TBL 1st Semifinalists Runners-up 1 EuroLeague QF
2008–09 1 TBL 2nd Semifinalists Runners-up 1 EuroLeague T16
2009–10 1 TBL 1st Champions Runners-up 1 EuroLeague RS
2010–11 1 TBL 1st Champions Runners-up 1 EuroLeague T16
2011–12 1 TBL 5th Quarterfinalists 1 Euroleague T16
2012–13 1 TBL 5th Champions Champions 1 EuroLeague T16
2013–14 1 TBL 1st Semifinalists Runners-up 1 EuroLeague T16
2014–15 1 TBL 3rd Runners-up 1 EuroLeague 4th
2015–16 1 BSL 1st Champions Champions 1 EuroLeague RU
2016–17 1 BSL 1st Quarterfinalists Champions 1 EuroLeague C
2017–18 1 BSL 1st Quarterfinalists Runners-up 1 EuroLeague RU
2018–19 1 BSL 2nd Champions Runners-up 1 EuroLeague 4th
2019–20 1 BSL CX Champions Cancelled 1 EuroLeague CX
2020–21 1 BSL 2nd Cancelled Cancelled 1 EuroLeague QF
2021–22 1 BSL 1st Runners-up 1 EuroLeague RS

Individual awards and achievementsEdit

Sponsorship and kit manufacturersEdit

Team captainsEdit

Period Captain
1986–1990   Necdet Ronabar
1990–1993   Ali Limoncuoğlu
1993–1995   Hüsnü Çakırgil
1995–1998   Güray Kanan
1998–2003   Zaza Enden
2003–2006   Zeki Gülay
2006–2010   Damir Mršić
2010–2014   Ömer Onan
2014–2015   Emir Preldžić
2015–present   Melih Mahmutoğlu

Head coachesEdit

Period Coach
1944–49   none
1949–50   Feridun Koray
1951–65   Samim Göreç
1965–66   Samim Göreç / Sacit Seldüz / Mehmet Baturalp / Altan Dinçer
1966–67   Erol Demiroma / Altan Dinçer
1967–68   Altan Dinçer
1968–69   Önder Dai
1969–71   Mehmet Baturalp
1971–72   Mehmet Baturalp / Altan Dinçer / Deniz Sine / Bülent Yüksel
1972–73   Altan Dinçer
1973–75   Önder Seden
1975–76   Önder Seden / Hüseyin Kozluca
1976–78   Tuluğ Siyavuş
1978–79   Tuluğ Siyavuş / Hüseyin Kozluca
1979–82   Mehmet Baturalp
1982–83   Önder Seden
1983–84   Aydan Siyavuş / Önder Okan
1984–85   Önder Okan
1985–86   Dennis Perryman /   Erdal Poyrazoğlu / Mahmut Uslu
1986–87   Faruk Akagün / Rıza Erverdi
Period Coach
1987–88   Rıza Erverdi / Doğan Hakyemez
1988–89   Fehmi Sadıkoğlu / Rıza Erverdi
1989–93   Çetin Yılmaz
1993–94   Necati Güler /   Faruk Kulenović
1994–95   Murat Didin
1995–96   Murat Didin / Murat Özgül
1996–98   Murat Özgül
1998–99   Murat Özgül / Halil Üner
1999–00   Halil Üner
2000–01   Nihat İziç
2001–04   Murat Özgül
2004–07   Aydın Örs
2007–09   Bogdan Tanjević
2009–10   Bogdan Tanjević /   Ertuğrul Erdoğan
2010–12   Neven Spahija
2012–13   Simone Pianigiani /   Ertuğrul Erdoğan
2013–20   Željko Obradović
2020–21   Igor Kokoškov
2021–22   Aleksandar Đorđević
2022–   Dimitrios Itoudis

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Notable coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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