Petkim Spor Kulübü, more commonly known as Socar Spor is a Turkish professional basketball club based in İzmir which currently competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). The team was founded by Petkim in 2013 and got promoted to the first division in 2020. Their home arena is Aliağa Belediyesi ENKA Spor Salonu with a capacity of 3,000 seats. The team is sponsored by SOCAR, an oil and gas company in Azerbaijan.[1]

Petkim Spor
Petkim Spor logo
LeaguesBSL
Founded2013; 9 years ago (2013)
HistorySocar Spor
2013–present
ArenaAliağa Belediyesi ENKA Spor Salonu
Capacity3,000
Locationİzmir, Turkey
Team colorsRed and White
   
PresidentCüneyt Aksu
Head coachVacant
Team captainNusret Yıldırım
Websitepetkimspor.org

HistoryEdit

On 29 July 2020 Sigortam.Net İTÜ was removed from the Basketbol Süper Ligi due to financial issues. Instead of them, Petkim Spor were granted a place in the Turkish top-tier league.[2]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Petkimspor roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 0   Sağlam, Sinan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 – (1998-03-06)6 March 1998
SG 1   Armand, Sean 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1991-08-26)26 August 1991
G 2   Güler, Boran   1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (2001-11-21)21 November 2001
PG 3   Wright-Foreman, Justin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 24 – (1997-10-27)27 October 1997
PG 4   Küçük, Ömer Yasir 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 20 – (2001-02-26)26 February 2001
SG 5   Hamilton, Daniel 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1995-08-08)8 August 1995
C 6   Planinić, Darko   2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 31 – (1990-11-22)22 November 1990
SG 8   Karalar, Yiğit 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 18 – (2003-03-15)15 March 2003
PF 11   Thomas, Malcolm 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 33 – (1988-11-08)8 November 1988
C 12   Akyel, Metehan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 25 – (1996-07-09)9 July 1996
SG 13   Şanlı, Doğuknan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 – (1995-01-23)23 January 1995
PG 14   Browne, Gary 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1993-03-24)24 March 1993
SG 15   Çinko, Erolcan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 31 – (1990-08-15)15 August 1990
PF 21   Yıldırım, Nusret (C) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 32 – (1989-04-27)27 April 1989
F/C 22   Sayılı, Hakan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 – (2000-02-14)14 February 2000
PF 23   Aldridge, Peyton 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 – (1995-11-10)10 November 1995
F/C 35   Kozan, Murat 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 28 – (1993-07-25)25 July 1993
Head coach
  • Vacant
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Tolga Başer
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: December 29, 2021

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hakkımızda – PETKİM SPOR" (in Turkish). Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Tahkim Bakırköy'ü reddetti, PETKİM BSL'de". Basketfaul (in Turkish). 29 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.

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