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Konyaspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [konyɑspoɾ kulyby], Konyasports Club) is a professional Turkish football club based in Konya. Better known as Konyaspor or due sponsorship Atiker Konyaspor (Turkish pronunciation: [ɑtɯkeɾ konyɑspoɾ]). Konyaspor was founded in 1922 with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği and has played at its current home ground, Konya Büyükşehir Stadium, ever since 2014. Konyaspor currently play in the Süper Lig the top tier of Turkish football. The club colours are green and white.[3]

Konyaspor
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Full name Konyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Founded 22 June 1922; 95 years ago (1922-06-22)[1][2]
Ground Konya Büyükşehir Stadium
Ground Capacity 42,276
Chairman Ahmet Şan
Manager Mustafa Reşit Akçay
League Süper Lig
2016–17 Süper Lig, 9th
Website Club website

Contents

HistoryEdit

Konyaspor was founded officially in 1922 with the name "Konya Gençlerbirliği". In 1965 the club combined with "Meramspor", "Selçukspor" and "Çimentospor" and took the name "Konyaspor" with black and white as the team colors, and started their first season in the Second League. Konyaspor then changed to green and white as the team colours after its merger in 1981 with the cross-town rival "Konya İdman Yurdu".[3] The new team adopted the name of "Konyaspor" and colors of "Konya İdman Yurdu". In 1987–88 Konyaspor became the champions of the second league and were promoted to the first league for the first time in history. Konyaspor lasted 5 seasons in the first league. They played 160 official matches. They ended up with 47 wins, 33 draws and 80 losses. During in 1988–89 season Konyaspor made it to the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup losing to eventual champions Beşiktaş In 1992–93, the club was relegated back to the second league. After spending 10 seasons in the second league, Konyaspor returned to Süper Lig as the title holders of the 2002–03 First League with 68 points. During the 2003–04 season Konyaspor made it to the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup, but then lost to eventual champions Trabzonspor 2–1 during extra time. In 2004–05 Konyaspor advanced to the quarter-finals beating Beşiktaş 3–1, but then lost to Denizlispor 5–4 on penalty shoot-outs. In 2008–09 despite the 3–0 home win against Ankaraspor, Konyaspor couldn't avoid relegation as they remained 16th in the table with 38 points which meant their relegation from the Süper Lig. Konyaspor was in the Süper Lig since 2003. However, Konyaspor completed the TFF First League 6th and secured a position in the Promotion Play-offs in 2010. Konyaspor then won the Promotion Play-offs and made an immadiate return to the Süper Lig after 1 year. They finished the Play-offs 1st with 7 points beating Adanaspor 3–1 in the first game, Karşıyaka 1–0 in the second and drawing with Altay 2–2 in the final match. But, Konyaspor relegated again in 2010–11 season. They returned top level 2 years later. In 2015–16 Konyaspor finally finished Süper Lig as 3rd, also the best result for them, and qualified for UEFA Europa League. In 2016–17 they play for the first time in their history in European competitions and draw in Group H with Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga and Gent. They finished the group in 4th place with 5 lose, 1 draw and without winning any match. Also in the same season they reach to the Turkish Cup final for the first time in their history.[4] On 31 May 2017 Konyaspor defeated İstanbul Başakşehir to win their first ever Turkish Cup in their clubs 95-year history.[5] In the first Turkish Cup final since the 2007–08 Turkish Cup season in which none of Istanbul's "big three" clubs Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray were competing, Konyaspor against İstanbul Başakşehir finished regular and extra time tied 0–0 and win after penalty shootout with result 4–1.[6][7][8][9]

StadiumEdit

Konya Büyükşehir Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Konya, Turkey. It replaced the ageing Konya Atatürk Stadium at the end of 2013, which has been in use since the early 1950s. The stadium has a capacity of 42,276 people and is totally covered. Record attendance is 41,007 people in Turkey against Netherlands, 6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match.[10]

Past seasonsEdit

Domestic resultsEdit

Season League Place G W D L GF GA Pts Turkish Cup
"1922–65"[nb 1]
1965–66 TFF First League 9 20 6 4 10 30 28 22 2nd Round
1966–67 9 30 10 8 12 28 44 38 2nd Round
1967–68 11 38 13 10 15 39 55 49
1968–69 16 34 11 8 15 33 39 41
1969–70 TFF Second League 6 40 20 9 11 69 28 69
1970–71 1 28 21 4 3 61 17 67
1971–72 TFF First League 9 30 9 10 11 21 24 37 1st Round
1972–73 4 30 11 9 10 24 20 42
1973–74 6 30 10 12 8 27 27 42
1974–75 13 30 9 8 13 20 32 35
1975–76 4 30 11 10 9 23 19 43 2nd Round
1976–77 10 30 9 9 12 20 34 36 3rd Round
1977–78 9 32 11 8 13 34 36 41 2nd Round
1978–79 16 30 5 7 18 15 49 22 3rd Round
1979–80 TFF Second League 5 18 10 5 13 32 33 35 3rd Round
1980–81 TFF First League 11 34 12 7 15 32 45 43 4th Round
1981–82 4 28 9 13 6 28 25 40 Last 32
1982–83 9 30 9 10 11 24 31 37 2nd Round
1983–84 8 32 11 10 11 33 34 43 2nd Round
1984–85 2 30 15 9 6 46 32 54 2nd Round
1985–86 4 32 20 3 9 54 33 63 2nd Round
1986–87 2 34 23 10 1 62 14 70 1st Round
1987–88 1 32 19 8 5 49 27 65 Last 32
1988–89 Süper Lig 8 36 14 4 18 43 59 46 Semi-Final
1989–90 7 34 13 7 14 41 42 46 Last 16
1990–91 12 30 10 4 16 33 45 34 Last 16
1991–92 12 30 8 8 14 28 34 32 5th Round
1992–93 16 30 2 10 18 29 85 16 5th Round
1993–94 TFF First League 3 33 18 6 9 62 34 60 5th Round
1994–95 7 32 12 9 11 40 42 45 3rd Round
1995–96 10 36 15 4 17 42 48 49 3rd Round
1996–97 3 33 14 7 12 53 36 49 2nd Round
1997–98 4 32 14 11 7 51 29 53 4th Round
1998–99 8 32 11 8 13 40 51 41 2nd Round
1999–00 5 38 22 7 9 63 34 73
2000–01 3 37 21 7 9 78 39 70 3rd Round
2001–02 5 38 20 8 10 70 45 68 2nd Round
2002–03 1 34 20 8 6 55 28 68 3rd Round
2003–04 Süper Lig 11 34 10 14 10 53 54 44 Quarter-finals
2004–05 8 34 11 12 11 62 62 45 Quarter-finals
2005–06 7 34 12 10 12 39 43 46 Group stage
2006–07 9 34 12 9 13 42 44 45 Group stage
2007–08 14 34 10 6 18 37 64 36 2nd Round
2008–09 16 34 10 8 16 35 46 38 Group stage
2009–10 TFF First League 6 37 17 11 9 48 40 62 2nd Round
2010–11 Süper Lig 17 34 4 12 18 28 49 24 3rd Round
2011–12 TFF First League 5 36 16 11 9 35 31 59 2nd Round
2012–13 6 37 16 10 11 42 37 58 3rd Round
2013–14 Süper Lig 7 34 11 9 14 48 45 42 3rd Round
2014–15 8 34 12 10 12 30 39 46 Last 16
2015–16 3 34 19 9 6 44 33 66 Semi-Final
2016–17 9 34 11 10 13 40 45 43 Winners
2017–18

League affiliationEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic LeagueEdit

Domestic CupEdit

European historyEdit

European participationEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group H   Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 0–4 4th
  Braga 1–1 1–3
  Gent 0–1 0–2
2017–18 UEFA Europa League Group stage   Marseille 1–1 0–1 3rd
  Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 1–1
  Salzburg 0–2 0–0

UEFA rankingEdit

As of 19 May 2017[11]
Rank Country Team Points
157   FC Thun 9.915
158   Konyaspor 9.840
159   Neftçi PFK 9.840

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 26 August, 2017[12]

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 Serkan Kirintili
2   DF Volkan Fındıklı
3   DF Eren Albayrak
4   DF Ali Turan
5   DF Selim Ay
6   MF Jens Jønsson
7   MF Ömer Ali Şahiner
8   MF Ali Çamdalı (Captain)
9   FW Malick Evouna (loan from Tianjin TEDA)
10   FW Erdon Daci
11   MF Deni Milošević
12   FW Abdou Traoré
18   MF Amir Hadžiahmetović
19   DF Wilfred Moke
20   MF Vedat Bora
No. Position Player
21   FW Moryké Fofana
22   DF Savas Polat
23   MF Ismail Güven
24   DF Kaan Özdemir
25   GK Abdülaziz Demircan
29   MF Lebogang Manyama
35   GK Patrik Carlgren
39   FW Imoh Ezekiel
42   DF Petar Filipović
45   FW Patrick Friday Eze
53   MF Musa Araz
68   MF Mehdi Bourabia
87   DF Ferhat Öztorun
89   DF Nejc Skubic

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
61   FW Halil İbrahim Sönmez (on loan to Caykur Rizespor until 30 June 2018)
  MF Recep Aydin (on loan to Giresunspor until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
  FW Seddar Karaman (on loan to Anadolu Selçukspor until 30 June 2018)

Notable playersEdit

Most appearances and goals in Süper LigEdit

Rank Name Appearances Season
01. Ömer Gündostu 145 2003–2009
02. Tayfun Türkmen 124 2003–2007
03. Mustafa Er 113 2005–2009
04. Suat Kaya 109 1988–1992
05. Yasin Çelik 109 2003–2007
06. Cemal Menteşe 107 1988–1993
07. Osman Şahinoğlu 106 1988–1992
08. Salih Eken 105 1988–1992
09. Zafer Demir 98 2003–2009
10. Sedat Balkanlı 97 1988–1992
Rank Name Goals Appearances Goals per game
01. Zafer Biryol 43 69 0.62
02. Tayfun Türkmen 21 124 0.17
03. Murat Hacıoğlu 17 67 0.25
04. Kayhan Kaynak 15 52 0.29
05. Sinan Bayraktar 15 63 0.24
06. Nedim Demirbilek 14 90 0.16
07. Salih Eken 14 105 0.13
08. Theofanis Gekas 13 24 0.54
09. Hasan Kabze 13 54 0.24
10. Veysel Cihan 13 61 0.21

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2016–17 season.

Club officialsEdit

Board membersEdit

President Ahmet Şan
II President Fatih Yılmaz
Deputy Chairmain Ali Akkanat
Vice-President Abdullah Şanlı
Vice-President Celalettin Çakıcı
Vice-President Ahmet Baydar
Vice-President Ali Kaya
Board Members Ali Kayaçayır
Board Members Mehmet Günbaş
Board Members Mehmet Tosunoğlu
Board Members Sefa Coşkun
Board Members Mustafa Güncü
Board Members Mustafa Erkan
Board Members Mustafa Okçu
Board Members Fatih Tınmaz
Board Members Ömer Zeren

Source: [13]

Technical staffEdit

Manager
Assistant manager
Goalkeeping coach Murat Öztürk
Coach Turgay Altay
Coach Arda Keskin
Coach Barış Karakoç
Coach Coşkun Peker
Performance Coach Alper Aşçı
Administrative Assistant Seçkin Özdil
Club doctor Bilen Kürklü
Health Committe Advisor Dr. Anıl Işik
Physiotherapist Ahmet Bayrak
Physiotherapist Salih Kırışka
Masseur Mehmet Can
Masseur Hüsmen Canbek
Masseur Uğur Çimen

Source: [14]

Sponsorship and kit manufacturerEdit

Years Kit manufacturers Shirt sponsors
1998–04 none Kombassan
2004–13 Lotto Turkcell
2009–10 Bank Asya
2010–12 Turkcell
2012–13 Torku
2013–16 Hummel
2016– Sport Toto1 / Turkish Airlines2

1 Main sponsorship 2 Europe Main sponsorship

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ No information about results

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kuruluş tarihimiz 1922 olarak tescillendi" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor'un kuruluş tarihi değişti" (in Turkish). trtspor.com. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Türkiye Kupası'nda Finaldeyiz" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Konyaspor crowned Turkish Cup Champions for the first time". theturf.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". sportskeeda.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". economictimes. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "55. Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Atiker Konyaspor'un" (in Turkish). tff.org. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "55.Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Konyaspor'umuzun" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Stadyum" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "UEFA coefficients". uefa.com. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Takımımız" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Yönetim" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Teknik Heyet" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 

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