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Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈosmanɫɯspoɾ]), commonly known as Osmanlıspor, is a Turkish professional football club based in the country's capital Ankara. It currently plays in the TFF First League.

Osmanlıspor
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Full nameOsmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s)Osmanlılar (The Ottomans)
Founded21 March 1978; 39 years ago (Re-founded 29 June 2014)
GroundOsmanlı Stadium
Capacity18,029
Ownerİbrahim Melih Gökçek
ChairmanSadık Dik
ManagerMustafa Dalcı
LeagueTFF First League
2018–19TFF First League, 4th
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

Osmanlıspor was founded as "Ankara Belediye Spor Kulübü" (Ankara Municipality Sport Club) in 1978. The club has undergone several name changes throughout its history. In 1984, they were renamed "Ankara Büyükşehir Belediye Spor Kulübü" (adding "Metropolitan" to the name). The name was simply switched to "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" in 1998. "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" has many sub-divisions branching from its main football division. These include badminton, basketball, boxing, handball, ice hockey, judo, oil wrestling, table tennis, wrestling. Finally, in 2005, the football club changed its name to "Ankaraspor A.Ş." and only focused on football, while "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" continued its activity on branches other than football.[1] On June 29, 2014, the club adopted the current name, which refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.

RelegationEdit

On September 15, 2009, Osmanlıspor was demoted from the Turkish Super League by The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) over its unsportsmanlike relationship with Ankaragücü, which was deemed contrary to sporting competitiveness.[2] All Osmanlıspor games in the 2009–10 season were cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Osmanlıspor's opponents by default. Osmanlispor was expelled from the Turkish leagues by TFF on 4 August 2010 due to being sued by TFF for objecting to forced relegation in 2009–10.

In the 2013–14 season, they were readmitted to TFF First League. In the 2014–15 season, they were champions of the division, resulting in their promotion to the Süper Lig.

Club badge and coloursEdit

Osmanlıspor's home colours are blue and white.

The previous badge consisted of a blue and white colored shield, which bore the name and the foundation year of the club. The shield featured a view of an Anatolian leopard with some hexagon panels of a football in its head and chest. This animal, which lived in Anatolia and especially near Ankara for a period of time, symbolized the power and dignity of the club.

StadiumEdit

Osmanlıspor play their home matches at Osmanlı Stadyumu which was opened in 1974 and renovated in 2008.

European participationsEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R   Dubnica 0–4 1–0
1–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Zimbru Chișinău 5–0 2–2 7–2
3Q   Nõmme Kalju 1–0 2–0 3–0
PO   Midtjylland 2–0 1–0 3–0
Group L   Villarreal 2–2 2–1
1st
  FCSB 2–0 1–2
  Zürich 2–0 1–2
R32   Olympiacos 0–3 0–0
0–3

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 9 August 2019[3]

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 Santiago Mele
2   DF Ali Ülgen
3   DF Ali Eren İyican
7   MF Eric Ayuk
9   FW Mertan Öztürk
11   FW Beykan Şimşek
14   FW Okan Deniz
17   MF Ognjen Todorović
21   MF Dogukan Efe
24   MF Jovan Blagojević
No. Position Player
25   MF Halil Ibrahim Esen
27   DF Mehmet Yigit
28   MF Hasan Kılıç
35   MF Atakan Çankaya
54   FW Tamer Asik
61   MF Barış Zeren
77   DF Oguz Yildirim
99   GK Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan

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
  FW Sokol Cikalleshi (at Göztepe until 30 June 2019)
  MF Oğuzhan Erdoğan (at Sancaktepe Belediyespor until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
  FW Cheick Diabaté (at Emirates Club until 30 June 2019)
  MF Harun Aydın (at Şanlıurfaspor until 30 June 2019)
  DF Anıl Karaer (at Bursaspor until 30 June 2020)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2009-09-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Hürriyet - Haberler, Son Dakika Haberleri ve Güncel Haber". Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Takım". Osmanlıspor. Retrieved July 18, 2019.

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