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Konyaspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [konjɑspoɾ kulyby], Konya Sports Club) is a professional Turkish sports club based in Konya, Turkey. They are better known as Konyaspor or Atiker Konyaspor (Turkish pronunciation: [ɑtɯkʲæɾ konjɑspoɾ]) due to sponsorship reasons. In 1922 Konyaspor were founded with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği and have played at their current home ground, Konya Büyükşehir Stadium, since 2014. Konyaspor currently play in the Süper Lig, the top tier of Turkish football. The club colours are green and white.[4]

Konyaspor
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Full nameKonyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Founded22 June 1922; 96 years ago (1922-06-22)[1][2]
GroundKonya Büyükşehir Stadium
Capacity37,829
ChairmanHilmi Kulluk[3]
ManagerAykut Kocaman
LeagueSüper Lig
2017–18Süper Lig, 15th
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

Konyaspor were founded officially with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği on 22 June 1922. As champions of the regional Konya Football League they participated in the 1924 Turkish Football Championship, the first ever national championship in Turkish football.[5] 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 in 1981. Konyaspor then changed to green and white as the team colours after their merger with the cross-town rivals Konya İdman Yurdu.[4] The new team adopted the name of Konyaspor and the colors of Konya İdman Yurdu. In 1987–88 Konyaspor became champions of the second league and were promoted to the first league for the first time in their history.

Konyaspor lasted five seasons in the first league. They played 160 official matches, ending up with 47 wins, 33 draws, and 80 losses. During the 1988–89 season Konyaspor made it to the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup, losing to eventual champions Beşiktaş. In the 1992–93 season, the club were 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 were 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 the 2010–11 season.

They returned to the top level two years later. In 2015–16 Konyaspor eventually finished Süper Lig as 3rd, also the best result for them, and qualified for the 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 fourth place with five losses, one draw and without winning any match. Also in the same season they reached the Turkish Cup final for the first time in their history.[6] On 31 May 2017 Konyaspor defeated İstanbul Başakşehir to win their first ever Turkish Cup in the club's 95-year history.[7] In the first Turkish Cup final since the 2007–08 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 won on penalty shoot-outs with a result of 4–1.[8][9][10][11]

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 37,829 people and is fully covered. Record attendance is 41,007 people in Turkey against Netherlands, 6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match.[12]

Past seasonsEdit

Domestic resultsEdit

League affiliationEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic LeagueEdit

Domestic CupEdit

European historyEdit

European participationEdit

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

UEFA rankingEdit

As of 19 May 2017[13]
Rank Country Team Points
157   FC Thun 9.915
158   Konyaspor 9.840
159   Neftçi PFK 9.840

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 13 August, 2018[14]

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 Kırıntılı
2   DF Volkan Fındıklı
3   DF Fallou Diagne
4   DF Ali Turan
5   DF Selim Ay
6   MF Jens Jønsson
7   MF Ömer Ali Şahiner
8   MF Marko Jevtović
9   FW Mustapha Yatabaré
10   FW Adis Jahović
11   MF Deni Milošević
12   FW Abdou Razack Traoré
15   DF Uğur Demirok
16   MF Paolo Hurtado
No. Position Player
17   GK Ertuğrul Taşkıran
18   MF Amir Hadžiahmetović
19   DF Wilfred Moke
20   MF Vedat Bora
21   MF Moryké Fofana
23   DF Sertan Yegenoglu
26   GK Ahmet Çolak
39   DF Yevhen Opanasenko
42   DF Petar Filipović
53   MF Musa Araz
61   GK Mücahit Atalay
87   DF Ferhat Öztorun
89   DF Nejc Skubic
98   FW Mücahit Can Akçay

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
  MF Recep Aydin (on loan to Ümraniyespor until 30 June 2019)

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:[15]

Technical staffEdit

Manager Rıza Çalımbay
Assistant manager Bülent Albayrak
Assistant manager Kenan Oktay
Goalkeeping coach Cengiz Birgen
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 Committee Advisor Dr. Anıl Işik
Physiotherapist Ahmet Bayrak
Physiotherapist Salih Kırışka
Masseur Mehmet Can
Masseur Hüsmen Canbek
Masseur Uğur Çimen

Source:[16]

Sponsorship and kit manufacturerEdit

Years Kit manufacturers Shirt sponsors
1998–2004 none Kombassan
2004–09 Lotto Turkcell
2009–10 Bank Asya
2010–12 Turkcell
2012–13 Torku
2013–16 Hummel
2016–18 Sport Toto1 / Turkish Airlines2
2018– Nike Sport Toto

1 Main sponsorship2 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. ^ "Konyaspor" (in Turkish). tff.org. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Turkey 1924". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Türkiye Kupası'nda Finaldeyiz" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Konyaspor crowned Turkish Cup Champions for the first time". theturf.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". sportskeeda.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". economictimes. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  10. ^ "55. Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Atiker Konyaspor'un" (in Turkish). tff.org. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. ^ "55.Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Konyaspor'umuzun" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Stadyum" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. ^ "UEFA coefficients". uefa.com. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Takımımız" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Yönetim" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Teknik Heyet" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.

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