Konyaspor

Konyaspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [konjaspoɾ kulyby], Konya Sports Club) is a Turkish professional football club based in Konya. They are better known as Konyaspor. In 1922 Konyaspor were founded with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği and have played at their current home stadium, 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
Konyaspor logo.svg
Full nameKonyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Founded22 June 1922; 98 years ago (1922-06-22)[1][2]
GroundKonya Büyükşehir Stadium
Capacity42,000
PresidentHilmi Kulluk[3]
Head coachİlhan Palut
LeagueSüper Lig
2020–21Süper Lig, 11th of 21
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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 immediate 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] The Konya Buyuksheir Stadium is one of Turkey's biggest stadiums with many sporting events happening there. The national team also plays some of its games there.

Past seasonsEdit

Domestic resultsEdit

League affiliationEdit

HonoursEdit

LeaguesEdit

CupsEdit

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 3 February 2021[14]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 MF   TUR Volkan Fındıklı
4 DF   TUR Adil Demirbağ
5 DF   BIH Marin Aničić
6 DF   TUR Ahmet Yılmaz Çalık
8 MF   SRB Marko Jevtović
11 MF   BIH Deni Milošević
12 DF   BRA Guilherme
13 GK   BIH Ibrahim Šehić
14 MF   KVX Zymer Bytyqi
16 MF   TUR Oğuz Kağan Güçtekin (on loan from Fenerbahçe)
17 FW   ALB Sokol Cikalleshi
18 MF   BIH Amir Hadžiahmetović
19 MF   GEO Levan Shengelia
20 MF   TUR İsmail Güven
21 MF   UGA Farouk Miya
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 FW   UKR Artem Kravets
25 DF   TUR Alper Uludağ
27 MF   CIV Ismaël Diomandé
28 MF   TUR Musa Çağıran
29 MF   BIH Amar Rahmanović
34 GK   TUR Eray Birniçan
35 GK   TUR Ozan Can Oruç
42 DF   TUR Abdülkerim Bardakcı (Captain)
49 FW   TUR Ahmet Karademir
54 GK   TUR Erten Ersu
70 FW   NGA Emem Eduok (on loan from Hajduk Split)
71 FW   NGA Jesse Sekidika (on loan from Galatasaray)
86 MF   TUR İzzet Karaboğa
88 FW   MKD Erdon Daci
89 DF   SVN 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. Pos. Nation Player
GK   TUR Mücahit Atalay (at 1922 Konyaspor)
DF   TUR Kaan Özdemir (at Kahramanmaraşspor)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   TUR Maksut Taşkıran (at 1922 Konyaspor)
FW   TUR Seddar Karaman (at 1922 Konyaspor)

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. Jens Jønsson 99 2016–2020
10. Zafer Demir 98 2003–2009
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 Hilmi Kulluk
Vice-President Ekrem Coşkun
Vice-President Nuh Kaygısız
Vice-President M. Zahir Renklibay
Vice-President Bünyamin Sarıtaş
Vice-President Ali Kemal Işıkçeviren
Vice-President Cengiz Yönet
Vice-President Muammer Akın
Vice-President Mehmet Akcan
Vice-President Mehmet Orhan
General-Secretary Mehmet Güven öten
General-Treasurer Kani Uğur Öncan
Board Members Gökhan Çelik
Board Members Hakan Faydasıçok
Board Members Vahdi Karacaoğlu

Source: [15]

Technical staffEdit

Head coach İlhan Palut
Assistant coach Ersan Parlatan
Coach Turgay Altay
Coach Barış Karakoç
Coach Coşkun Peker
Goalkeeping coach Cengiz Birgen
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
1998–04 none Kombassan
2004–09 Lotto Turkcell
2009–10 Bank Asya
2010–12 Turkcell
2012–13 Torku
2013–16 Hummel
2016–18 Spor Toto1 / Turkish Airlines2
2018–19 Nike Spor Toto
2019–21 Lotto
2021- Macron

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. Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. 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. Archived from the original on 9 September 2018. 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. Archived from the original on 4 June 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. ^ "Futbolcular". Konyaspor (in Turkish). 19 January 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  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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