Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)

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Galatasaray S.K., is a professional basketball team based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It is a part of the Galatasaray Sports Club. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League and Basketball Champions League. The team has won 16 Turkish championships (5 titles in the Turkish Super League and 11 in the former Turkish Basketball Championship). The team furthermore won 3 Turkish Cups, 2 Turkish Super Cups, and 1 EuroCup.

Galatasaray Nef
2022–23 Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball) season
Galatasaray Nef logo
NicknameSarı Kırmızılılar (The Yellow-Reds)
The Lions[1]
LeaguesBSL
Basketball Champions League
Founded1911; 112 years ago (1911)
HistoryGalatasaray
(1911–present)
ArenaSinan Erdem Dome[2]
Capacity16,000
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team colorsYellow, red
   
Main sponsorNEF
PresidentDursun Özbek
Team managerTurgay Zeytingöz
Head coachAndreas Pistiolis
Team captainGöksenin Köksal
Championships1 EuroCup
16 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
2 Turkish President's Cups
Websitegalatasaray.org

HistoryEdit

According to the official records, in Turkey, basketball was first played in 1904 at Robert College. An American physical education teacher laid the foundations of this sport in Turkey. 7 years later, Ahmet Robenson, a physical education teacher in Galatasaray High School decided to introduce a new game to students in 1911. Robenson, who also became a Galatasaray S.K. president later, popularized this sport in Turkey.[3][4]

Basketball had always been very important for the club. The team has won 16 national championship titles and 15 İstanbul League titles. Former president of the club, Özhan Canaydın was a former player of the basketball team. The team dominated Turkish basketball in the 1940s, and won titles in the 1950s and 1960s, while remaining a competitive team in the 1970s. In the 1980s, Galatasaray won two more championships, in 1985 and 1986, and won the 1990 title. For much of the 1990s and 2000s, Galatasaray struggled. In 2013, Galatasaray won back the Turkish championship.

On 24 June 2011, Galatasaray announced that Cafe Crown's sponsorship was over.[5]

Galatasaray qualified for the EuroLeague for the first time in history after winning the qualification knockout round that gained them a place in the EuroLeague season.[6]

On April 27, 2016, Galatasaray defeated SIG Strasbourg with the score of 78–67 at Abdi Ipekci Arena in the second leg of the 2016 EuroCup Finals. With this result Galatasaray won the EuroCup championship for the first time.[7]

Sponsorship namingEdit

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

Home courtsEdit

 
A Galatasaray home match in 2013 at the Abdi İpekçi Arena
# Court Capacity Period
1 12,270 2000–2005
2 3,500 2005–2006
3 3,500 2006–2009
4 12,270 2009–2017
5 16,000 2017–present

Technical staffEdit

As of 31 August 2022[15]
Name Job
  Andreas Pistiolis Head Coach
  Kostas Papadopoulos Assistant Coach
  Cenk Akyol Assistant Coach
  Gökhan Turan Assistant Coach
  Cenk Alyüz Assistant Coach
  Bora Bölükbaşı Conditioning and Performance Coach
  Sinan Üstündağ Team Doctor
  Ali Can Kaşlı Physiotherapist
  Şahin Uğur Sezer Physiotherapist
  Burak Kozan Masseur
  Adnan Güney Material Manager

Administrative staffEdit

As of 30 August 2022[16]
Name Job
  Kerem Tunçeri Managing Director
  Turgay Zeytingöz General Manager
  İbrahim Tilki Administrative Manager
  Emir Akmanlı Media and Communication Specialist
  Beril Kefeli Foreign Relations Officer
  Vahit Yılmaz Transportation

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Galatasaray roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 3   McGee, Tyrus 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 31 – (1991-03-14)14 March 1991
PF 4   İsmailçebi, Berke 18 – (2004-06-07)7 June 2004
PG 5   Karagülle, Sedat Ali 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 23 – (1999-05-28)28 May 1999
PF 6   Kabaca, Sadık Emir 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 22 – (2000-12-03)3 December 2000
C 8     Agva, Mahir 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 26 – (1996-06-26)26 June 1996
PF 12   Vatan, Efe 18 – (2004-04-13)13 April 2004
C 14   Ristić, Dušan 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 27 – (1995-11-27)27 November 1995
F 22     Caloiaro, Angelo 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 33 – (1989-07-28)28 July 1989
PG 24   Russell, Daron 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 24 – (1998-05-06)6 May 1998
C 25   Floyd, Jehyve 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 25 – (1997-06-27)27 June 1997
PG 30   Yıldızoğlu, Ege Tan 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 19 – (2004-01-01)1 January 2004
G 31     Ennis, Dylan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 31 – (1991-12-26)26 December 1991
PF 34   Hummer, Ian 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 32 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990
SF 44     Mustafa, Muhaymin 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 23 – (1999-10-10)10 October 1999
G/F 61   Köksal, Göksenin (C) 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 32 – (1991-01-08)8 January 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  •   Bora Bölükbaşı
Physiotherapist(s)
  •   Ali Can Kaşlı
  •   Şahin Uğur Sezer
Team manager
  •   Turgay Zeytingöz
  •   İbrahim Tilki

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: January 27, 2023

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Dušan Ristić Mahir Agva Jehyve Floyd
PF Sadık Kabaca Ian Hummer Berke İsmailçebi Efe Vatan
SF Angelo Caloiaro Göksenin Köksal Muhaymin Mustafa
SG Dylan Ennis Tyrus McGee Sedat Ali Karagülle
PG Daron Russell Ege Tan Yıldızoğlu

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Turkish Super League[17]

Turkish Championship (defunct)

  • Winners (11) (record): 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966
  • Runners-up (4): 1946, 1951, 1952, 1961

Turkish Cup[18]

  • Winners (3): 1969–70, 1971–72, 1994–95
  • Runners-up (2): 1968–69, 2012–13

President's Cup[19]

Istanbul Basketball League

European competitionsEdit

EuroCup

Season by seasonEdit

Season Division Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2002–03 TBL 3rd Semifinalist
2003–04 TBL 12th Semifinalist
2004–05 TBL 13th Group stage
2005–06 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist
2006–07 TBL 4th Quarterfinalist
2007–08 TBL 5th 2 ULEB Cup 4th
2008–09 TBL 4th Semifinalist 3 EuroChallenge L16
2009–10 TBL 9th 2 Eurocup L16
2010–11 TBL 2nd Semifinalist 2 Eurocup L16
2011–12 TBL 3rd Third place 1 Euroleague L16
2012–13 TBL 1st Runner-up 2 Eurocup L16
2013–14 TBL 2nd Semifinalist 1 Euroleague QF
2014–15 TBL 8th Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague L16
2015–16 BSL 3rd Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup C
2016–17 BSL 6th Semifinalist 1 EuroLeague 12th
2017–18 BSL 9th 2 EuroCup T16
2018–19 BSL 4th Quarterfinalist 2 EuroCup RS
2019–20 BSL 3rd1 Semifinalist 2 EuroCup T161
2020–21 BSL 14th 3 Champions League RS
2021–22 BSL 3rd Semifinalist 3 Champions League R16
2022–23 BSL 3 Champions League
^1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

Team captainsEdit

Dates Name
2010–2011     Ermal Kuqo
2011–2012   Haluk Yıldırım
2012–2013   Ender Arslan
2013–2015   Carlos Arroyo
2015–2017   Sinan Güler
2017–present   Göksenin Köksal

Head coachesEdit

Head coach Years
  Osman Kermen
1966-67
  Yalçın Granit
1967–68
  Petar Simenov
1968-70
  Cavit Altunay
1970–73
  Özer Salnur
1973-74
  Jim Richardson
1974–75
  Şengün Kaplanoğlu /   İlker Esel
1975
  Özer Salnur /   İlker Esel
1976
  John Robert Gidding
1976–77
  Özer Salnur
1977–79
  Koray Mincinozlu
1979–80
  Fuat Tahir
1980–81
  Koray Mincinozlu
1981–83
  Mehmet Baturalp
1983–84
  Yalçın Granit
1984
  Halil Üner
1984
  Nur Germen
1984–85
  Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1985–87
  Özer Salnur
1987
  Jack Avina
1987-1989
  Faruk Akagün
1989–91
  Hakan Yavuz
1991–92
  Mehmet Baturalp
1992–93
  Aydan Siyavuş
1993–96
  Tolga Tuğsavul
1996
  Aydan Siyavuş /   Hakan Yavuz
1996–97
  Tolga Tuğsavul
1997
  Aydan Siyavuş
1998
  Koray Mincinozlu
1998–99
  Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1999–00
  Koray Mincinozlu
2000–02
  Erman Kunter
2002–03
  Halil Üner
2003–06
  Murat Özyer
2006–08
  Koray Mincinozlu
2009
  Okan Çevik
2009
  Cem Akdağ
2009–10
  Oktay Mahmuti
2010–12
  Ergin Ataman
2012–17
  Erman Kunter
2017–18
  Oktay Mahmuti
2018
  Ertuğrul Erdoğan
2018–2020
  Ömer Uğurata
2020–2021
  Ekrem Memnun
2021–2022
  Andreas Pistiolis
2022–present

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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Galatasaray to compete in Basketball Champions League". www.aa.com.tr. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ Arena: SINAN ERDEM DOME.
  3. ^ "Ülkemizde Basketbol". Tbf.org.tr. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  4. ^ Durupınar, Mehmet. Türk Basketbolunun 100 yıllık tarihi. (2009).page(12).Efes Pazarlama ve Dağıtım Ticaret A.Ş. ISBN 978-975-00995-1-9
  5. ^ Teşekkürler Café Crown(in Turkish)
  6. ^ "Galatasaray fights its way to European basketball's Mecca". Hurriyetdailynews.com. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  7. ^ "Galatasaray Odeabank Eurocup Şampiyonu". Galatasaray.Org. 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  8. ^ "GALATASARAY.ORG". www.galatasaray.org. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  9. ^ "GALATASARAY.ORG". www.galatasaray.org. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Galatasaray Erkek Basketbol Takımı'nın yeni sponsoru Liv Hospital". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Proposed team list for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  12. ^ Hürriyet Haber. "Galatasaray ile Odeabank anlaştı". Hurriyet.com.tr. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
  13. ^ "Kulübümüz ile Doğa Sigorta arasında sponsorluk anlaşması imzalandı" (in Turkish). Galatasaray.org. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "Basketbol ana sponsorumuz NEF!" (in Turkish). Galatasaray.org. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  15. ^ Galatasaray NEF Teknik Kadro - GALATASARAY.ORG
  16. ^ Galatasaray Nef İdari Kadro - GALATASARAY.ORG
  17. ^ "Turkish Basketball League History". TBLStat.net.
  18. ^ "404". www.tbf.org.tr. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2017. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  19. ^ "404". www.tbf.org.tr. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2017. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)

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