Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)

Galatasaray S.K., for sponsorship reasons Galatasaray Doğa Sigorta, 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 Doğa Sigorta
Galatasaray Doğa Sigorta logo
NicknameSarı Kırmızılılar (The Yellow-Reds)
The Lions[1]
LeaguesTurkish Super League
FIBA Champions League
Founded1911
HistoryGalatasaray
(1911–present)
ArenaSinan Erdem Dome[2]
Capacity16,000
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team colorsYellow, red
         
PresidentMustafa Cengiz
Team managerÖmer Yalçınkaya, Cem Civan, Ibrahim Tilki
Head coachErtuğrul Erdoğan
Team captainGöksenin Köksal
Championships1 EuroCup
16 Turkish Championships
3 Turkish Cups
2 Turkish President's Cups
Websitegalatasaray.org

HistoryEdit

 
A Galatasaray home match in 2013 at the Abdi Ipekci Arena

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

Galatasaray has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship;

  • Galatasaray Cafe Crown: (2005–2011)[8]
  • Galatasaray Medical Park: (2011–2013)[9]
  • Galatasaray Liv Hospital: (2013–2015)[10][11]
  • Galatasaray Odeabank: (2015–2018)[12]
  • Galatasaray Doğa Sigorta: (2019–present)[13]

Home arenasEdit

Galatasaray currently plays its home games at the Sinan Erdem Dome,[14] which has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators. The club has previously used the 3,500 seat Ayhan Şahenk Arena, and the 12,270 seat Abdi İpekçi Arena as their home venue.

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

Honours and achievementsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Turkish Super League [15]

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 [16]

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

President's Cup [17]

European competitionsEdit

EuroCup

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Galatasaray Doğa Sigorta roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 1   Whittington, Greg 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1993-02-07)7 February 1993
F/C 3   Arapović, Marko 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 23 – (1996-07-20)20 July 1996
G 4   Gökalp, Hasan Emir 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 24 – (1995-10-12)12 October 1995
PF 5   Poythress, Alex 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 26 – (1993-09-06)6 September 1993
SG 7   Arslan, Yiğit 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 24 – (1996-05-12)12 May 1996
PG 10   Jones, Lazeric 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 29 – (1990-08-11)11 August 1990
F/C 11   Arar, Ege 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 23 – (1996-09-02)2 September 1996
SF 12   Erdeniz, Caner 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 33 – (1987-04-25)25 April 1987
PG 21   Roberson, John 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 31 – (1988-10-28)28 October 1988
C 22   Olmaz, Ayberk 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 24 – (1996-06-08)8 June 1996
C 30   Auguste, Zach 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 26 – (1993-07-08)8 July 1993
G 53   Çakır, Abdülkadir 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 20 – (2000-06-14)14 June 2000
SG 61   Köksal, Göksenin (C) 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 29 – (1991-01-08)8 January 1991
G 63   Aydın, Serkan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 – (2000-05-20)20 May 2000
Head coach
  •   Ertuğrul Erdoğan
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Recep Şen
  •   Tolga Başer
Athletic trainer(s)
  •   Semih Eroğlu
Team manager
  •   Ömer Yalçınkaya
  •   Cem Civan
  •   Ibrahim Tilki

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: February 5, 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Zach Auguste Ege Arar Marko Arapovic  
PF Alex Poythress Ayberk Olmaz Greg Whittington  
SF Aaron Harrison Yiğit Arslan Caner Erdeniz
SG Tai Webster Göksenin Köksal Serkan Aydın Abdülkadir Çakır
PG John Roberson Hasan Emir Gökalp Lazeric Jones  

(colours: Turkish or homegrown players; foreign players)

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

Notable playersEdit

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

Domestic Players

European Players

Non-European Players

Head coachesEdit

Dates Name
1968–1970   Petar Simenov
1984–1985   Nur Germen
1985–1987   Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1989–1991   Faruk Akagün
1993–1996   Aydan Siyavuş
?–?   Ömer Petorak
1999–2000   Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
2002–2003   Erman Kunter
2005–2006   Halil Üner
2006–2009   Murat Özyer
2009   Koray Mincinozlu
2009   Okan Çevik
2009–2010   Cem Akdağ
2010–2012   Oktay Mahmuti
2012–2017   Ergin Ataman
2017–Present   Erman Kunter

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. ^ Arena: SINAN ERDEM DOME.
  15. ^ "Turkish Basketball League History". www.tblstat.net. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  16. ^ "404". www.tbf.org.tr. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  17. ^ "404". www.tbf.org.tr. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  18. ^ "ULEB Eurocup Final Eight 2007-08". Retrieved 22 May 2017.

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