Sivasspor Kulübü, known as Demir Grup Sivasspor due to sponsorship reasons, is a Turkish sports club based in Sivas. The primary department of the club is men's football. Formed in 1967, its football department competes in Süper Lig, as of 2021–22 season.

Sivasspor
Sivasspor logo.svg
Full nameSivasspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Yiğidolar
Yigidos (The Braves)
Founded9 May 1967; 55 years ago (1967-05-09)
GroundSivas Stadium
Capacity27,532
PresidentMecnun Otyakmaz[1]
Head coachRıza Çalımbay
LeagueSüper Lig
2021–22Süper Lig, 10th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

They contended for the Süper Lig title for two consecutive seasons (2007–08 and 2008–09), ultimately finishing fourth and second respectively. They also earned the fourth spot at the end of 2019–20 season. In all these seasons, they finished the first half of the league as leader. They are one of three non-champion clubs that topped the first half, along with Altay and Kocaelispor. They were also fifth at the end of 2013–14 season. They were the champions of the 2021–22 Turkish Cup.

HistoryEdit

Sivasspor were originally formed on 14 May 1932 in Sivas as Sivas Gençlik. They sported Kırmızı-Beyaz (Red-White) shirts and Beyaz (White) shorts. They played many matches at the amateur level in their early years before they were allowed to play professionally. By the mid-1960s, Sivas Gençlik merged with Yolspor and Kızılırmak. They had hoped that this merger would help their push to join the professional leagues, the league closed their doors to Sivasspor once more.[2]

There were several boycotts until 1 July 1967, when Sivasspor was allowed to play professional football in Turkey.[2] Sivasspor started out in the Second League, White Group.[3] On 17 September 1967, during a match against Kayseri Erciyesspor (then Kayserispor) played at the Kayseri Atatürk Stadium, a disaster occurred with 40 dead and at least 300 injuries among the fans, which was the worst sporting-related event in Turkey. Almost all casualties were Sivasspor fans, who perished in a stampede after chaos broke out in their ranks, due to attacking Kayserispor fans. The match was finished 1–0 in favour of the Kayseri side. After the disaster, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Sivasspor played different groups of the 2nd league until the 1990–91 season. That year, both teams reconciled and played in the Fourth Group of the Third League (now TFF Second League). Kayseri Erciyesspor were champions and promoted to Second League.[citation needed]

Due to there being many new clubs, the Turkish Football Federation decided to create a third league. They were permitted into the Second League along with Afyonspor, Balıkesirspor, Giresunspor, Kastamonuspor, Malatyaspor, Orduspor, Uşakspor, and Taksim GK.[3] During their first professional season, Sivasspor finished 16th in their group, a mere four points from relegation. They also finished in the bottom half of the table the following season.[3][4] They came close to promotion to First League in 1971–72 and 1972–73 seasons but finished second behind Şekerspor and Adana Demirspor.[citation needed]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sivas SK's classic home kit

Sivasspor would remain in the lower leagues until winning the Second League in 2005, gaining automatic promotion.[3] The club finished 8th in their first season in the Turkcell Super League. Werner Lorant led the team to key victories over clubs like Beşiktaş and Gençlerbirliği. At the end of their first season in the top flight, they finished with a record of ten wins, thirteen draws, and eleven losses, totaling out to 43 points. The club then finished 4th in the 2007–08 season, finishing on the same number of points as the second and third place teams but with an inferior goal difference.[3] Sivasspor had the championship in their sights until the penultimate match, when they were beaten 5–3 by eventual champions Galatasaray. The 2008–09 season saw them finish 2nd after leading the table for much of the season. After losing their final match of the season, they finished behind leaders Beşiktaş by 5 points.[citation needed]

Sivasspor finished fourth in the 2019–20 Süper Lig season; hence, they qualified to the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League for the first time in their history.[5]

On 26 May 2022, Sivasspor won their first major honour, the 2021–22 Turkish Cup in a 3–2 extra-time win over Kayserispor.[6]

HonoursEdit

National competitionsEdit

UEFA competitionsEdit

League participationsEdit

UEFA recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R   FK Grbalj 1–0 2–2 3–2  
3R   Braga 0–2 0–3 0–5  
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 3Q   Anderlecht 3–1 0–5 3–6  
UEFA Europa League PO   Shakhtar Donetsk 0–3 0–2 0–5  
2020–21 UEFA Europa League GS   Villarreal 0–1 3–5 3rd  
  Qarabağ 2–0 3–2
  Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–2 0–1
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q   Petrocub Hîncești 1–0 1–0 2–0  
3Q   Dinamo Batumi 1–1 (a.e.t.) 2–1 3–2  
PO   Copenhagen 1–2 0–5 1–7  
2022–23 UEFA Europa League PO   Malmö FF

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 29 July 2022[7]

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 DF   TUR Murat Paluli
3 DF   TUR Uğur Çiftçi
4 DF   GAB Aaron Appindangoyé
5 MF   GHA Isaac Cofie
6 DF   GRE Dimitrios Goutas
7 FW   CIV Max Gradel
8 MF   GER Robin Yalçın
9 FW   MLI Mustapha Yatabaré
10 FW   CMR Clinton N'Jie
14 DF   MLI Samba Camara
17 MF   GER Erdoğan Yeşilyurt
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 GK   TUR Emre Satılmış
19 FW   POL Karol Angielski
20 MF   TUR Kerem Atakan Kesgin
23 MF   NOR Fredrik Ulvestad
25 GK   TUR Muammer Yıldırım
35 GK   TUR Ali Şaşal Vural
37 MF   TUR Hakan Arslan
58 DF   TUR Ziya Erdal
62 DF   TUR Özkan Yiğiter
88 DF   TUR Caner Osmanpaşa
90 FW   NGA Leke James

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 Furkan Sağman (to Sarıyer)

Current coaching staffEdit

As of 20 November 2021[8]
Position Name
Manager   Rıza Çalımbay
Assistant manager   Bülent Albayrak
Assistant manager   Kenan Oktay
Assistant manager   Servet Çetin
Assistant manager   Ayhan Tenbeloğlu
Goalkeeping Coach   Cengiz Birgen
Analyst   Evren Otyakmaz
Executive manager   Kerem Atılmaz
Doctor   Burak Ayyıldız
Physio   Fatih Aydın
Physio   Sefa Karayılan
Masseur   Halil Özdoğan
Masseur   Tincer Karakaya
Masseur   Selahattin Aktaş
Translator   Taylan İşçi
Translator   Burak Kütükkıran
Kit manager   Cemil Kablan
Kit manager   Serdar Kablan

Coaching historyEdit

As of 20 November 2021[9]
 
Tenure Nationality Name League level
1967–1968   Hikmet Kiremitçi Second League
1968–1969   İlhan Uralgil Second League
1968–1969   Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1969–1971   Naci Özkaya Second League
1970–1971   Lefter Küçükandonyadis Second League
1971–1972   Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1972–1973   Bülent Eken Second League
1973–1974   İlhan Uralgil Second League
1973–1974   Hilmi Kiremitçi Second League
1974–1975   Serpil Hamdi Tüzün Second League
1974–1975   Erdoğan Gürhan Second League
1975–1976   Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1975–1976   İsmet Yamanoğlu Second League
1975–1976   Muhterem Ar Second League
1976–1977   İsmail Kurt Second League
1976–1978   Selahattin Elbay Second League
1977–1978   Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1977–1978   Mustafa Arslan Second League
1977–1978   Fevzi Tanyıldız Second League
1978–1979   Köksal Mesci Second League
1979–1980   Nazım Kona Second League
1980–1981   Kamuran Soykıray Second League
1980–1982   Erdoğan Gürhan Second League
1981–1982   Selahattin Elbay Second League
1982–1984   Uğur Yıldırım Second League
1984–1985   Selahattin Elbay Second League
1984–1985   Mümtaz Sümer Second League
 
Tenure Nationality Name League level
1984–1985   Yılmaz Şen Second League
1985–1986   Metin Kurt Second League
1985–1986   Kadir Giderler Second League
1986–1987   Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1986–1987   Selahattin Elbay Second League
1986–1987   Ömer Uzun Third League
1987–1990   Erdoğan Gürhan Second League
1988–1989   Timuçin Çuğ Third League
1989–1990   Oğuz Emiroğlu Third League
1991–1992   Timuçin Çuğ Third League
1990–1991   İsa Ertürk Third League
1990–1991   İlker Tolon Third League
1990–1991   Halis Reçber Third League
1991–1992   Murat Özgen Third League
1992–1993   Arda Vural Third League
1993–1994   Arda Vural Third League
1992–1993   Nihat Fırat Third League
1993–1994   Üstün Türköz Third League
1993–1994   Davut Şahin Third League
1993–1994   Fikret Çeliktaş Third League
1994–1995   Turgut Kafkas Third League
1994–1995   Hasan Gül Third League
1995–1996   Göker Ekren Third League
1996–1997   Timuçin Çuğ Third League
1996–1997   Erhan Dodanlı Third League
1997–1999   Murat Özgen Third League
1997–1998   Hikmet Sevim Third League
 
Tenure Nationality Name League level
1997–1998   Faruk Serin Third League
1999–2000   Bülent Albayrak Second League
2000–2001   Ahmet Ertem Second League
2000–2001   Yaşar Elmas Second League
2001–2002   Bülent Albayrak Second League
2001–2002   İlyas Tüfekçi Second League
2002–2003   Mehmet Şahan Second League
2003–2004   Muharrem Uğur Second League
2003–2004   Kemal Kılıç Second League
2004–2005   İsmail Kartal Second League
2005–2006   Werner Lorant Süper Lig
2006–2007   Karol Pecze Süper Lig
2006–2009   Bülent Uygun Süper Lig
2009–2010   Muhsin Ertuğral Süper Lig
2010–2011   Mesut Bakkal Süper Lig
2011–2013   Rıza Çalımbay Süper Lig
2013–2014   Roberto Carlos Süper Lig
2014–2015   Sergen Yalçın Süper Lig
2015–2016   Okan Buruk Süper Lig
2015–2016   Mesut Bakkal Süper Lig
2016–2017   Osman Özköylü First League
2016–2017   Mesut Bakkal First League
2017–2018   Samet Aybaba First League
2018–2019   Tamer Tuna Süper Lig
2018–2019   Hakan Keleş Süper Lig
2019–   Rıza Çalımbay Süper Lig

Presidential historyEdit

 
Mecnun Otyakmaz is the current president of the club since 2004
As of 7 November 2021[10]
 
Nationality Name Years
  Ahmet Durakoğlu 1967–1968
  Adil Onmuş 1968–1969
  Ethem Uslu 1969–1970
  Sacit Gökseyitoğlu 1970–1974
  İhsan Buyruk 1970–1974
  Nusret Akça 1974–1975
  Hüseyin Yıldırım 1974–1977
  Nusret Akça 1977–1978
 
Nationality Name Years
  Suzi Tirkeş 1981–1982
  Selahattin Koçer 1982–1983
  Metin Kazanç 1983–1985
  Samet Sayıcı 1981–1982
  Erdoğan Yüce 1980–1981
  Nusret Akça 1985–1986
  Günkut Bulut 1985–1986
  Yahya Küçükkılıç 1986–1987
 
Nationality Name Years
  Özer Süt 1988–1989
  Metin Kazanç 1990–1991
  Yakup Gülmez 1991–1992
  İsmail Haksever 1993–1994
  Mehmet Kaya 1994–1996
  Osman Seçilmiş 1996–2004
  Mecnun Otyakmaz 2004–

SponsorshipsEdit

Naming sponsorshipsEdit

Term Sponsor Ref.
2014–2016   Medicana Sivasspor [11]
2017–2020   Demir Grup Sivasspor [12]
2021–2022   Demir Grup Sivasspor [13]

Kit sponsorshipsEdit

Season Supplier Shirt sponsor Backside sponsor Shorts sponsor Sleeve(s) sponsor
1967–83 Information required
1983–84 Olimpiyat Spor
1984–89 Information required
1989–92 GÖK-YIL
1992–94 Information required
1994–95 Tam Sigorta
1995–97 Information required
1997–98 Puma Hedef Çamaşırları
1998–99 Pazaristan
1999–2000 Information required
2000–01 On Yıldız Çamaşırları
2001–2005 Information required
2005–06 Diadora Turkcell
2006–07 Turkcell
2007–08
2008–09 Adidas
2009–10 Duyes Group
2010–11 Türk Kızılayı Aksa Marka AVM
2011–12 Spor Toto Tony Montana
2012–13 Marka AVM
2013–14 Riga Boya Spor Toto Tony Montana
2014–15 Marka AVM Aksa Tony Montana Betta
2015–16 Metropol AVM
2016–17 Spor Toto
2017–18 Demir İnşaat Demir Enerji
2018–19 Halıca
2019–20 Winasol Marmara Group Halıca -Yıldız Dağı
2020–21 Puma Demir Holding Marmara Group
2021–22 Aksa Jakamen, Marmara Group bitexen
2022–23 Tony Montana Bitexen Bitexen Misli.com

Other departmentsEdit

Sivasspor has got active departments in women's football (founded in 2021),[14] billards, bridge, judo, table tennis, swimming and Jereed, an ancient Turkic equestrian team sport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SİVAS 4 EYLÜL". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
  2. ^ a b "Üç Yıldızın Öyküsü". Sivasspor.org.tr. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Turkish-Soccer.com". Erdinç Sivritepe. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  4. ^ "Dünden Bugüne". Sivasspor.org.tr. Archived from the original on 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-04.
  5. ^ "UEFA Europa League Power Rankings: Way-too-early look at where we stand for 2020-21 season". CBS Sports. 26 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Türkiye Kupası Sivassporun! (ÖZET) Kayserispor-Sivasspor maç..." Fanatik.
  7. ^ "Futbolcular". Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  8. ^ "A Takım Teknik Kadro" [Senior Team Technical Staff] (in Turkish). Sivasspor. Archived from the original on 20 November 2021. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Teknik Direktörler" [Head Coaches] (in Turkish). Sivasspor. Archived from the original on 20 November 2021. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Başkanlar" [Presidents] (in Turkish). Sivasspor. Archived from the original on 7 November 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Medicana Sivasspor" (in Turkish). medicana.com.tr/. Archived from the original on 17 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  12. ^ "DEMİR GRUP SİVASSPOR FUTBOL TAKIMI İSİM VE FORMA SPONSORU" [Demir Grup [are] the naming and kit sponsor of Sivasspor] (in Turkish). demirgrup.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Sivasspor'da sponsorluk anlaşması imzalandı" [[A] Sponsorship contract has been signed at Sivasspor [side]] (in Turkish). Milliyet. 29 July 2021. Archived from the original on 17 January 2022. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Sivasspor Kadın Takımı Kurdu". Memlekert (in Turkish). 29 October 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2022.

Further readingEdit

Başaran, Kenan (2017). Sivas-Kayseri; Türkiye'nin büyük futbol faciası. İletişim Yayınları. ISBN-13: 978-975-05-2270-3

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