List of Turkish sports clubs by foundation dates

Football was introduced to the Ottoman Empire by English men living in the area. The first matches took place in Selanik, now known as Thessaloniki, in 1875. F.C. Smyrna was the first football club established in Turkey. The same men brought football from İzmir to Istanbul in 1895. The first competitive matches between İzmir and Istanbul clubs took place in 1897, 1898, 1899, and 1904. The İzmir team won every match.[1]

List of Turkish Sports Clubs by Foundation Dates edit

Year Home town Club Notes
1877 Istanbul Hermes AC renamed Pera club, moved 1926 to Thessaloniki, Greece as P.A.O.K.
1890 Izmir Orpheus MSC moved 1922 to Athens, Greece, as Panionios G.S.S.
1891 Izmir Apollon Smyrni moved 1922 to Athens, Greece, as GS Apollon Smyrnis
1894 Izmir Smyrna FC Dissolved
1896 Istanbul Kurtuluş SK Founded as "Tatavla Heraklis" (Dissolved)
1901 Istanbul Black Stockings FC Dissolved 1901
1902 Istanbul Cadi-Keuy FC Dissolved 1912
1903 Istanbul Moda FC Dissolved 1910
1903 Istanbul Beşiktaş JK Football section in 1919
1904 Istanbul Elpis FC Dissolved 1910
1904 Istanbul HMS Imogene FC Dissolved 1909
1905 Istanbul Galatasaray SK Founded 1905 in Galatasaray High School.
1907 Istanbul Fenerbahçe SK Founded 1907
1908 Istanbul Üsküdar Anadolu SK
1908 Istanbul Beykoz 1908 S.K.D.
1908 Istanbul Vefa SK
1908 Istanbul Union Club FC Dissolved
1908 Istanbul Strugglers FC Dissolved 1913
1909 Istanbul Altınordu İdman Yurdu SK Founded as Galatasaray B team under the name Progres FC. Changed name in 1914. Dissolved 1926
1910 Ankara MKE Ankaragücü SK Founded in istanbul and moved to Ankara in 1920
1910 Istanbul Armstrong-Vickers FC Dissolved 1914
1910 Istanbul Türk İdman Ocağı SK Dissolved 1915
1911 Istanbul Rumblers FC Dissolved
1911 Istanbul Küçükçekmece SK Founded as Süleymaniye Sirkeci
1911 Istanbul Beylerbeyi SK
1912 Istanbul Hilal SK
1912 Izmir Karşıyaka SK
1912 Istanbul Telefoncular FC Dissolved 1914
1913 Istanbul Anadolu Hisarı İdman Yurdu SK
1913 Istanbul Türk Gücü SK 13 March 1913
1913 Istanbul OSG Maccabi Dissolved late 1930s
1914 Izmir Altay SK
1914 Istanbul Nişantaşı SK
1914 Istanbul Darüşşafaka SK
1915 Izmir İzmir İdman Yurdu SK
1915 Istanbul Züntürum Sport
1919 Istanbul Eyüpspor
1919 Ankara Muhafızgücü
1921 Istanbul Kasımpaşa SK Founded as Altıntuğ
1922 Konya Konyaspor Founded as Konya Gençlerbirliği
1923 Istanbul Beyoğluspor Founded as Pera Sports Club
1923 Izmir İzmirspor Founded as Altinay on 25 July 1923
1923 Ankara Gençlerbirliği S.K.
1923 Izmir Altınordu Founded on 26 December 1923.
1924 Bursa Mudanyaspor
1925 Izmir Göztepe S.K. Founded on 14 June 1925.
1926 Istanbul İstanbulspor A.Ş. Founded on July 23, 1913 as Makriköy İdman Yurdu,
changed name to İstanbul Spor Kulübü in 1925 and merged with Istanbul High School in 1926.
1926 Istanbul Fatih Karagümrük SK Founded as Karagümrük İdman Yurdu
1926 Giresun Bulancakspor
1927 Istanbul Feriköy SK
1928 Izmir Bucaspor
1930 Ankara Ankara Demirspor
1930 Eskişehir Eskişehir Demirspor

References edit

  1. ^ Sivritepe, Erdinç Before the Turkish leagues, accessed 21 June 2010
  2. ^ "Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü".