Kasımpaşa S.K.

Kasımpaşa S.K. (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈkasɯmpaʃa], Kasımpaşa Sports Club), also known as Kasımpaşa SK or simply Kasımpaşa, is a Turkish professional football club located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. They play their home games in the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium in Kasımpaşa, a neighbourhood of the district of Beyoğlu. The club is one of five Süper Lig clubs representing Istanbul, along with Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş and İstanbul Başakşehir. The 2019–20 season was Kasımpaşa's sixteenth (non-consecutive) season in the Süper Lig in their 99th year in existence.

Kasımpaşa S.K.
Kasimpasa logo.svg
Full nameKasımpaşa Spor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Apaçiler (Apaches)
Founded15 January 1921; 100 years ago (1921-01-15)[nb 1]
GroundRecep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium
Capacity14,234
OwnerTurgay Ciner
ChairmanHasan Hilmi Öksüz
ManagerŞenol Can
LeagueSüper Lig
2019–20Süper Lig, 10th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Kasımpaşa was founded in 1921 as Altıntuğ. They played in the Istanbul First League between 1939–1945 and 1946–1959. The club was promoted to the Türkiye Ligi in 1959 and remained there for 5 seasons, where their best finish was 5th in 1961–62 season.

After 43 years, on 30 May 2007, the team was promoted to the Süper Lig for the second time in their history. In a dramatic match against Altay, Kasımpaşa came from behind twice to force a penalty shootout, which they won 4–3. They competed in the Süper Lig in the 2007–08 season, but were relegated back to the TFF First League.

Kasımpaşa was promoted to Süper Lig for the third time in the club's history on 17 May 2009, beating Karşıyaka 2–1 after extra time in Ankara. The team remained in the top tier of Turkish football and managed to finish in top ten in the 2009–10 season, during which they beat Fenerbahçe away from home 3–1 and Beşiktaş away in the Turkish Cup by the same score. They also beat Trabzonspor at home in the league by the same 3–1 scoreline.

By the beginning of the 2010–11 season, Kasımpaşa lost some of their important players due to the decisions of coach Yılmaz Vural just before the season started. After the squad weakened, the team went on a run of poor results and were relegated at the end of the season. In the 2011–12 season, the team made a rapid return to Süper Lig after play-off matches that were played in Ankara. They first beat Konyaspor 2–0 away and 4–0 at home. Then they played the final against Adanaspor and beat them 3–2 after a dramatic match on 27 May 2012. This was their 3rd consecutive victory in play-off finals since 2007. Thus, they represented their neighbourhood in Süper Lig in the 2012–13 season. Despite challenging for a UEFA Europa League spot throughout the season, rising as a dark horse in the league, a series of dismal performances in the final few matches saw Kasımpaşa finishing sixth in the table, five points away from Bursaspor on fourth, the final Europa League qualification spot.

Since 2013, Kasımpaşa have lured well-known players such as Ryan Babel from Ajax and striker Eren Derdiyok from the Bundesliga and have continued to invest and strengthen their squad.

GroundsEdit

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan StadiumEdit

Named after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the stadium is also known as Kasımpaşa Stadium. It has a seating capacity of about 14,000.[1]

Kasımpaşa Kemerburgaz TesisleriEdit

The club also makes use of the facilities of the Kasımpaşa Sports Club in Kemerburgaz.[1]

AchievementsEdit

HonoursEdit

League affiliationEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 22 January 2021[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   TUR Ramazan Köse
2 DF   TUR Berk Çetin
3 DF   TUN Oussama Haddadi (on loan from Al-Ettifaq)
4 MF   ENG Danny Drinkwater (on loan from Chelsea)
5 MF   TUR Tarkan Serbest
6 MF   KVX Loret Sadiku
7 MF   TUR Anıl Koç
9 FW   GUI Bengali-Fodé Koita
10 MF   BIH Haris Hajradinović
11 MF   TUR Yusuf Erdoğan
13 DF   SRB Duško Tošić
14 FW   GHA Gilbert Koomson
15 FW   CIV Gerard Gohou
18 DF   TUR Evren Eren Elmalı
19 DF   GUI Julian Jeanvier (on loan from Brentford)
21 MF   HUN Kevin Varga
22 GK   GER Erdem Canpolat
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF   TUR Feyzi Yıldırım
25 DF   CZE Tomáš Břečka
26 MF   CRO Kristijan Bistrović (on loan from CSKA Moscow)
28 FW   TUR Furkan Külekçi
30 FW   BIH Armin Hodžić (on loan from Fehérvár)
32 DF   NED Derrick Luckassen (on loan from PSV Eindhoven)
33 GK   TUR Ertuğrul Taşkıran
34 MF   NED Doğucan Haspolat
35 MF   TUR Aytaç Kara
37 DF   TUR Çağtay Kurukalıp
41 FW   MKD Berat Kalkan
55 FW   TUR Yasin Dülger
67 GK   TUR Mehmet Enes Sarı
77 MF   TUR Azad Toptik
80 MF   TUR Hasan Emre Yeşilyurt
92 FW   SWE Isaac Kiese Thelin (on loan from Anderlecht)
94 DF   KVX Florent Hadergjonaj

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
13 GK   TUR Murat Can Yıldız (at Isparta 32 Spor)
14 MF   NOR Tobias Heintz (at Sarpsborg 08)
24 DF   BEL Mickaël Tirpan (at Fortuna Sittard)
DF   TUR Onur Ural (at Sancaktepe)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   TUR Orkun Tırpancı (at Sancaktepe)
FW   TUR Ethem Erboğa (at 24 Erzincanspor)

Club officialsEdit

Board membersEdit

Owner Turgay Ciner
Chairman Hasan Hilmi Öksüz
General manager Can Kaymak
Board Members Ahmet Misbah Demircan
Board Members İhsan Kalkavan
Board Members Mübariz Mansimov
Board Members Mehmet Turgut Yılmaz
Board Members Mehmet Fatih Saraç

Source: [3]

Technical staffEdit

Manager Fuat Çapa
Assistant manager Murat Duman
Goalkeeping coach Nejdet Şen
Coach İsmail Özünal
Coach Shay Nahmias
Coach Murat Aslan
Performance Coach Uğur Güler
Club doctor Cem Ergenç

Source: [4]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kasımpaşa was founded in 1921 as Altıntuğ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "OUR CLUB". kasimpasa.com.tr. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Kasımpaşa Profesyonel A Takımı" (in Turkish). Kasımpaşa S.K.
  3. ^ "Yönetim Kurulu" (in Turkish). kasimpasa.com.tr. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Teknik Kadro" (in Turkish). kasimpasa.com.tr. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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