Ankaraspor

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Ankaraspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈaŋkaɾaspoɾ]), formerly known as Osmanlıspor (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈosmanɫɯspoɾ]), is a Turkish professional football club based in the country's capital Ankara. It competes in the TFF First League.

Ankaraspor
Ankaraspor logo.png
Full nameAnkaraspor Kulübü
Founded1978
GroundYenikent Stadium
Capacity18,029[1]
ChairmanMehmet Emin Katipoğlu
ManagerMehmet Ak
LeagueTFF Second League
2020–21TFF First League, 17th of 18 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Ankaraspor 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.[2]

On 15 September 2009, Ankaraspor 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.[3] All Ankaraspor games in the 2009–10 season were cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Ankaraspor's opponents by default. Ankaraspor 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.

On 29 June 2014, the club adopted the name "Osmanlıspor", which refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire. On 8 September 2020, Osmanlıspor was renamed Ankaraspor, their former name.[4]

Club badge and coloursEdit

 
Former logo

Ankaraspor'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

Ankaraspor play their home matches at Yenikent Stadium 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

SquadEdit

As of 6 October, 2021[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   TUR Atakan Akyol
2 DF   TUR Enes Eliacik
3 DF   TUR Oktay Kancı
5 DF   TUR Gökhan Kurumuş
6 MF   TUR Barış Zeren
7 FW   TUR Erdem Çetinkaya
8 MF   TUR Furkan Çil
9 FW   TUR Murat Yilmaz
10 MF   TUR Sedat Cengiz
11 FW   AUT Eren Keles
14 MF   TUR Semih Üstün
20 MF   TUR Şahin Fıstıkcı
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 FW   GER Oğuzhan Aydoğan
24 DF   TUR Batuhan Tur
25 FW   TUR Mirkan Aydin
27 DF   TUR Mehmet Yigit
28 MF   GER Erdal Öztürk
29 GK   TUR Ömer Kahveci (on loan from Manisa)
30 FW   GER Mert Pekesen
35 DF   TUR Kadir Yazici
41 GK   TUR Metin Erol
93 DF   TUR Recep Yemisci
97 MF   TUR Furgan Polat
99 GK   TUR Bayram Kilic

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
MF   TUR Berk Yiğit Karadağ (at Edirnespor)
MF   TUR Yigit Kotan (at Edirnespor)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   TUR Batuhan Yilmaz (at Zonguldak Kömürspor)
FW   TUR Görkem Can Güner (at Mamak FK)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.osmanlispor.com.tr/kulup/stat_ve_tesisler/2
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 August 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Hürriyet - Haberler, Son Dakika Haberleri ve Güncel Haber". Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Osmanlıspor'un ismi değişti Ankaraspor oldu!" (in Turkish). 8 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Takım". Ankaraspor. Retrieved 18 July 2021.

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