Konyaspor

Konyaspor
Full name Konyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Founded 22 June 1922 (1922-06-22)[1][2]
Ground Konya Büyükşehir Stadium
Capacity 37,829
Chairman Hilmi Kulluk[3]
Manager Rıza Çalımbay
League Süper Lig
2017–18 Süper Lig, 15th
Website Club website

Konyaspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [konjɑspoɾ kulyby], Konyasports Club) is a professional Turkish football club based in Konya. Better known as Konyaspor or due sponsorship Atiker Konyaspor (Turkish pronunciation: [ɑtɯkʲæɾ konjɑspoɾ]). Konyaspor was founded in 1922 with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği and has played at its current home ground, Konya Büyükşehir Stadium, ever since 2014. Konyaspor currently play in the Süper Lig the top tier of Turkish football. The club colours are green and white.[4]

History

Konyaspor was founded officially in 1922 with the name "Konya Gençlerbirliği". In 1965 the club combined with "Meramspor", "Selçukspor" and "Çimentospor" and took the name "Konyaspor" with black and white as the team colors, and started their first season in the Second League. Konyaspor then changed to green and white as the team colours after its merger in 1981 with the cross-town rival "Konya İdman Yurdu".[4] The new team adopted the name of "Konyaspor" and colors of "Konya İdman Yurdu". In 1987–88 Konyaspor became the champions of the second league and were promoted to the first league for the first time in history. Konyaspor lasted 5 seasons in the first league. They played 160 official matches. They ended up with 47 wins, 33 draws and 80 losses. During in 1988–89 season Konyaspor made it to the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup losing to eventual champions Beşiktaş In 1992–93, the club was relegated back to the second league. After spending 10 seasons in the second league, Konyaspor returned to Süper Lig as the title holders of the 2002–03 First League with 68 points. During the 2003–04 season Konyaspor made it to the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup, but then lost to eventual champions Trabzonspor 2–1 during extra time. In 2004–05 Konyaspor advanced to the quarter-finals beating Beşiktaş 3–1, but then lost to Denizlispor 5–4 on penalty shoot-outs. In 2008–09 despite the 3–0 home win against Ankaraspor, Konyaspor couldn't avoid relegation as they remained 16th in the table with 38 points which meant their relegation from the Süper Lig. Konyaspor was in the Süper Lig since 2003. However, Konyaspor completed the TFF First League 6th and secured a position in the Promotion Play-offs in 2010. Konyaspor then won the Promotion Play-offs and made an immadiate return to the Süper Lig after 1 year. They finished the Play-offs 1st with 7 points beating Adanaspor 3–1 in the first game, Karşıyaka 1–0 in the second and drawing with Altay 2–2 in the final match. But, Konyaspor relegated again in 2010–11 season. They returned top level 2 years later. In 2015–16 Konyaspor finally finished Süper Lig as 3rd, also the best result for them, and qualified for UEFA Europa League. In 2016–17 they play for the first time in their history in European competitions and draw in Group H with Shakhtar Donetsk, Braga and Gent. They finished the group in 4th place with 5 lose, 1 draw and without winning any match. Also in the same season they reach to the Turkish Cup final for the first time in their history.[5] On 31 May 2017 Konyaspor defeated İstanbul Başakşehir to win their first ever Turkish Cup in their clubs 95-year history.[6] In the first Turkish Cup final since the 2007–08 Turkish Cup season in which none of Istanbul's "big three" clubs Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray were competing, Konyaspor against İstanbul Başakşehir finished regular and extra time tied 0–0 and win after penalty shootout with result 4–1.[7][8][9][10]

Stadium

Konya Büyükşehir Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Konya, Turkey. It replaced the ageing Konya Atatürk Stadium at the end of 2013, which has been in use since the early 1950s. The stadium has a capacity of 37,829 people and is totally covered. Record attendance is 41,007 people in Turkey against Netherlands, 6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match.[11]

Past seasons

Domestic results

League affiliation

Honours

Domestic League

Domestic Cup

European history

European participation

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016–17 UEFA Europa League GS Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 0–4 4th
Braga 1–1 1–3
Gent 0–1 0–2
2017–18 UEFA Europa League GS Marseille 1–1 0–1 3rd
Vitória de Guimarães 2–1 1–1
Salzburg 0–2 0–0
Notes
  • GS: Group stage

UEFA ranking

As of 19 May 2017[12]
RankCountryTeamPoints
157FC Thun9.915
158Konyaspor9.840
159Neftçi PFK9.840

Players

Current squad

As of 13 August, 2018[13]

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 Serkan Kırıntılı
2 DF Volkan Fındıklı
3 DF Fallou Diagne
4 DF Ali Turan
5 DF Selim Ay
6 MF Jens Jønsson
7 MF Ömer Ali Şahiner
8 MF Marko Jevtović
9 FW Mustapha Yatabaré
10 FW Adis Jahović
11 MF Deni Milošević
12 FW Abdou Razack Traoré
15 DF Uğur Demirok
16 MF Paolo Hurtado
No. Position Player
17 GK Ertuğrul Taşkıran
18 MF Amir Hadžiahmetović
19 DF Wilfred Moke
20 MF Vedat Bora
21 MF Moryké Fofana
23 DF Sertan Yegenoglu
26 GK Ahmet Çolak
39 DF Yevhen Opanasenko
42 DF Petar Filipović
53 MF Musa Araz
61 GK Mücahit Atalay
87 DF Ferhat Öztorun
89 DF Nejc Skubic
98 FW Mücahit Can Akçay

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
MF Recep Aydin (on loan to Ümraniyespor until 30 June 2019)

Notable players

Most appearances and goals in Süper Lig

RankNameAppearancesSeason
1.Ömer Gündostu1452003–2009
2.Tayfun Türkmen1242003–2007
3.Mustafa Er1132005–2009
4.Suat Kaya1091988–1992
5.Yasin Çelik1092003–2007
6.Cemal Menteşe1071988–1993
7.Osman Şahinoğlu1061988–1992
8.Salih Eken1051988–1992
9.Zafer Demir982003–2009
10.Sedat Balkanlı971988–1992
RankNameGoalsAppearancesGoals per game
1.Zafer Biryol43690.62
2.Tayfun Türkmen211240.17
3.Murat Hacıoğlu17670.25
4.Kayhan Kaynak15520.29
5.Sinan Bayraktar15630.24
6.Nedim Demirbilek14900.16
7.Salih Eken141050.13
8.Theofanis Gekas13240.54
9.Hasan Kabze13540.24
10.Veysel Cihan13610.21

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2016–17 season.

Club officials

Board members

President Ahmet Şan
II President Fatih Yılmaz
Deputy Chairmain Ali Akkanat
Vice-President Abdullah Şanlı
Vice-President Celalettin Çakıcı
Vice-President Ahmet Baydar
Vice-President Ali Kaya
Board Members Ali Kayaçayır
Board Members Mehmet Günbaş
Board Members Mehmet Tosunoğlu
Board Members Sefa Coşkun
Board Members Mustafa Güncü
Board Members Mustafa Erkan
Board Members Mustafa Okçu
Board Members Fatih Tınmaz
Board Members Ömer Zeren

Source:[14]

Technical staff

Manager Rıza Çalımbay
Assistant manager Bülent Albayrak
Assistant manager Kenan Oktay
Goalkeeping coach Cengiz Birgen
Coach Turgay Altay
Coach Arda Keskin
Coach Barış Karakoç
Coach Coşkun Peker
Performance Coach Alper Aşçı
Administrative Assistant Seçkin Özdil
Club doctor Bilen Kürklü
Health Committee Advisor Dr. Anıl Işik
Physiotherapist Ahmet Bayrak
Physiotherapist Salih Kırışka
Masseur Mehmet Can
Masseur Hüsmen Canbek
Masseur Uğur Çimen

Source:[15]

Sponsorship and kit manufacturer

YearsKit manufacturersShirt sponsors
1998–2004noneKombassan
2004–09LottoTurkcell
2009–10Bank Asya
2010–12Turkcell
2012–13Torku
2013–16Hummel
2016–18Sport Toto1 / Turkish Airlines2
2018–NikeSport Toto

1 Main sponsorship 2 Europe Main sponsorship

See also

Notes

  1. No information about results

References

  1. "Kuruluş tarihimiz 1922 olarak tescillendi" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. "Atiker Konyaspor'un kuruluş tarihi değişti" (in Turkish). trtspor.com. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  3. "Konyaspor" (in Turkish). tff.org. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. 1 2 "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. "Türkiye Kupası'nda Finaldeyiz" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  6. "Konyaspor crowned Turkish Cup Champions for the first time". theturf.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  7. "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". sportskeeda.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  8. "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". economictimes. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  9. "55. Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Atiker Konyaspor'un" (in Turkish). tff.org. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  10. "55.Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Konyaspor'umuzun" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. "Stadyum" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  12. "UEFA coefficients". uefa.com. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  13. "Takımımız" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  14. "Yönetim" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  15. "Teknik Heyet" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
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