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Gaziantepspor is a Turkish football club located in the city of Gaziantep. Formed in 1969, Gaziantepspor are nicknamed the Şahinler (The Falcons). The club colours are black and red, and they play their home matches at New Gaziantep Stadium.[1]

Gaziantepspor
Gaziantepspor logo.svg
Full nameGaziantepspor
Nickname(s)Şahinler (The Falcons)
Founded25 February 1969; 50 years ago (1969-02-25)
GroundGaziantep Arena, Turkey
Capacity35,219
Presidentİbrahim Halil Kızıl
ManagerEnder Alkan
LeagueBölgesel Amateur League (fifth division)
2017–18TFF First League, 18. (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

The first sports club in Gaziantep was founded by students at the American College in 1923. Several other clubs were founded soon after; Altınışık, Kilis İdman Yurdu Spor Kulübü, and Türkocağı Spor Kulübü. However, these clubs did not last long, with Altınışık and Türkocağı folding in 1929 and 1931 respectively. Türkocağı went on to merge with Sanatkarlar Spor Kulübü to form Gaziantep İdman Yurdu. The club did not register in time for the Gaziantep amateur league and were only permitted to compete in friendly matches. Gaziantep Idman Yurdu disbanded in 1932.[2]

There were no clubs in Gaziantep until 1938, with the sports branch of the community centre taking over and running all sporting activities.

FoundationEdit

Gaziantepspor which bears the name of Gaziantep city was founded in the first days of 1969. Gaziantep city's leading people held a meeting under the chairmanship of Mayor Abdulkadir Batur and they made a first attempt for the foundation of the club.

Later on, as a result of continuing meetings, Gaziantepspor Club was founded in 1969. Important figures in Gaziantep held a meeting with then-mayor Abdülkadir Batur in order to form the club. A total of 58 people helped with the foundation of Gaziantepspor in 1969. Besir Bayram who was a founder member, has been a first president. The club contested friendly matches in their first season. They were allowed to join the 3.Lig in 1970.[3]

Playing historyEdit

Gaziantepspor finished its first season by playing friendly matches. The red–blacks started to play in the Turkish League in 1970–71 season through a decree executed in 1970 which allowed city teams play directly in the third division. In their first season of professional football, Gaziantepspor finished third in the 3.Lig, Yeşil Grup (Green Group).[4]

The club finished second in the 2.Lig in 1974–75, barely missing promotion by three points.[5] Gaziantepspor were promoted to the top-flight after the 1978–79 season.[6] The club managed to stay afloat in their first season in the 1.Lig, finishing one point above the relegation zone.[7] The club was relegated in 1983, but earned promotion back to the top-flight in 1990, where they have competed since. The club had the best position in the top-flight as 3rd in 1999–00 and 2000–01 seasons.In the Season 2016-17 is relegated from Super Lig.Season 2017-18 is a relegated from 1.Lig.

Colours and emblemEdit

The club colours are red and black. The colours were chosen as a dedication to the martyrs who gave up their lives to defend Gaziantep; black for the martyrs, and red for the martyrs blood.[3]

Gaziantepspor’s emblem represents the city's landmarks and was designed under the guidance of ex-chairman Celal Doğan. Gaziantep castle is symbolized by the outline of the logo. Above the Gaziantep banner lies the martyr's memorial, the checkered background represents the cities treat to the world, the famous desert ‘Baklava’. In the foreground is a Falcon which is the clubs nickname as well as the name of one of the cities heroes Şahinbey.[8]

SupportEdit

The club enjoy most of their support from the city and surrounding provinces. Their main ultra group is called Gençlik 27, (Youngers 27), 27 corresponds to the province's code. Gençlik 27 was founded in 1996 by Hasan Günoğlu also known as Hasan Reis (Reis meaning Boss). The supporter group are renowned for creating a great atmosphere at home games with their red flares flags and are found in the 5th and 6th stands behind the goal. Gaziantepspor fans also are known for being proud of their Anatolian heritage, playing national Turku Anadolu music, causing trouble, causing fights, violence and many crowd trouble is reported at games, which is caused by every fan and club in Turkish football as it is more than religion for the Turkish population.[8]

League participationsEdit

Participations in Super League and CupsEdit

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Manager
2005–06 SL 11 34 10 10 14 34 50 40 SF   Walter Zenga
2006–07 SL 11 34 11 10 13 31 39 43 QF   Samet Aybaba
2007–08 SL 9 34 11 10 13 36 45 43   Erdoğan Arıca /   Mesut Bakkal
2008–09 SL 8 34 12 11 11 46 48 47   Nurullah Sağlam
2009–10 SL 13 34 9 13 12 38 39 40   José Couceiro
2010–11 SL 4 34 17 8 9 44 33 59 SF   Tolunay Kafkas
2011–12 SL 10 34 13 9 12 39 33 48   Abdullah Ercan /   Hikmet Karaman
2012–13 SL 10 34 12 10 12 42 49 46   Hikmet Karaman /   Bülent Uygun
2013–14 SL 15 34 10 7 17 38 58 37   Bülent Uygun /   Sergen Yalçın /   Tahsin Tam
2014–15 SL   Okan Buruk

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Third Position (2): 1999–00, 2000–01
Fourth Position (2): 1980–81, 2010–11
Winners (2): 1978–79,1989–90
Winners (1): 1971–72

CupEdit

Winners: 2011–12
Winners (1)
Winners (5)
  • Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı Cup :
Winners: 1978–79

European participationsEdit

UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2000–01 1R   Deportivo Alavés 3–4 0–0 3–4
2001–02 QR   Zimbru Chișinău 4–1 0–0 4–1
1R   Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–1 0–1 1–2
2003–04 1R   Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–0 0–0 1–0
2R   Lens 3–0 3–1 6–1
3R   Roma 1–0 0–2 1–2
2011–12 Q2   Minsk 5–1 1–1 6–2
Q3   Legia Warsaw 0–1 0–0 0–1

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1996 Group 10   Groningen N/A 1–1 4th
  Vasas 3–2 N/A
  Lierse N/A 0–1
  Trans Narva 0–0 N/A

UEFA club competition recordEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Cup 12 5 4 3 16 10
UEFA Europa League 4 1 2 1 6 3
UEFA Intertoto Cup 4 1 2 1 4 4
Total 20 7 8 5 26 17

StadiumEdit

Gaziantepspor play their home matches at Gaziantep Kamil Ocak Stadium. The stadium is named after former politician Kamil Ocak (1914–69), who was a member of parliament and a minister of state responsible for sports between 1965 and 1969;[9] he helped build sporting facilities in Gaziantep.[9] The stadium was opened in 1974 and it currently seats 16,981 spectators. The field is covered with grass, and the stadium also has floodlights.[1]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 1 October 2018[10]

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 Adnan Karabulut
4   DF Mustafa Nacar
5   DF Mustafa Sülüker
7   FW Erdal Ahmet Özdemir
8   MF Batuhan Necioğlu
10   MF Müslüm Talşik
11   MF Ahmet Olğun
17   FW Sait Üzümcü
19   DF Sirac Susancak
21   FW Yakup Zengin
No. Position Player
22   DF Ferhat Güler
23   DF Hasan Genç
27   MF İlker Günaslan
32   GK Selçuk Özcan
33   DF Muhammed Ersin Oğuz
76   FW Tarık Kamış
78   DF Hazar Saygılı
80   MF Gökhan Çamur
91   DF Furkan Özyaşar
92   MF Mustafa Çakır
97   FW Yusuf Erdem

Current coaching staffEdit

Name Flag Position
Ender Alkan   Manager
  Assistant-manager
  Goalkeeper Coach
  Fitness Coach

All-time top scorersEdit

Rank Player Apps[11] Years Goal
1   Hasan Çelik 160 1988–96 56
2   Hasan Özer 160 1992–05 53
3   Cenk Tosun 130 2010–14 51
4   Elvir Bolić 75 1992–95 45
5   Zdravko Lazarov 103 2003–06 41
6   Fatih Tekke 67 2000–03 31
7   Ayhan Akman 112 1994–98 26
8   Hüseyin Çakıroğlu 128 1979–84 26
8   Beto 82 2007–11 25
8   Oktay Derelioğlu 31 1989–90 25
9   Maksim Romaschenko 68 2000–03 24
10   Erdal Güneş 137 1999–08 24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gazıantepspor tff.org (in Turkish), accessed 29 May 2010
  2. ^ Historical Archived 2010-05-21 at the Wayback Machine gaziantepspor.org.tr (in English), accessed 30 June 2010
  3. ^ a b Foundation Archived 2010-05-22 at the Wayback Machine gaziantepspor.org.tr (in English), accessed 30 June 2010
  4. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç 1970–1971 1. Lig turkish-soccer.com, accessed 30 June 2010
  5. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç 1974–1975 1.Lig turkish-soccer.com, accessed 30 June 2010
  6. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç 1978–1979 1.Lig turkish-soccer, accessed 30 June 2010
  7. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç 1979–1980 1.Lig turkish-soccer, accessed 30 June 2010
  8. ^ a b Gazıantepspor Archived 2011-10-17 at the Wayback Machine turkish-football.com (English) accessed 29 May 2010
  9. ^ a b Who is Kamil Ocak? Archived 2010-05-22 at the Wayback Machine gaziantespor.org.tr (in English), accessed 30 June 2010
  10. ^ http://www.tff.org/Default.aspx?pageId=535&kulupID=116
  11. ^ [1]

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