2018–19 Süper Lig

The 2018–19 Süper Lig, officially called the Spor Toto Süper Lig Lefter Küçükandonyadis season, was the 61st season of the Süper Lig, the highest tier football league of Turkey. The season began on 10 August 2018 and concluded in May 2019.

Turkish Süper Lig
Season2018–19
Dates10 August 2018 – 26 May 2019
ChampionsGalatasaray
RelegatedAkhisarspor
Bursaspor
Erzurum BB
Champions LeagueGalatasaray
İstanbul Başakşehir
Europa LeagueBeşiktaş
Trabzonspor Yeni Malatyaspor
Matches played306
Goals scored821 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorerMbaye Diagne (30 goals)
Longest winning runBeşiktaş
(6 matches)
Longest unbeaten runGalatasaray
(19 matches)
Longest winless runAnkaragücü
Kasımpaşa
(6 matches)
Longest losing runKonyaspor
(11 matches)
Highest attendance51,578
(Galatasaray 2–0 Beşiktaş,
(5 May 2019)

The season was named after Lefter Küçükandonyadis, a former Turkish national team player and Fenerbahçe legend.[1]

This season the VAR was introduced in all games of Süper Lig competition.

Teams

A total of 18 teams contest the league, including 15 sides from the 2017–18 season and three promoted from the 2017–18 TFF First League. It includes Rizespor and Ankaragücü, the two top teams from the TFF First League, and Erzurum BB, the winners of the 2017–18 TFF First League playoffs. Gençlerbirliği, Osmanlıspor, and Karabükspor were relegated to 2018–19 TFF First League.

Stadiums and locations

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Akhisarspor Manisa (Akhisar) Spor Toto Akhisar Stadium 12,139
Alanyaspor Antalya (Alanya) Bahçeşehir Okulları Stadium 10,130
Ankaragücü Ankara Eryaman Stadium 20,071
Antalyaspor Antalya (Muratpaşa) Antalya Stadium 32,537
Beşiktaş Istanbul (Beşiktaş) Vodafone Park 41,188
Bursaspor Bursa Büyüksehir Belediyesi Stadium 43,361
Çaykur Rizespor Rize Yeni Rize Şehir Stadı 15,332
Erzurum BB Erzurum Kazım Karabekir Stadium 23,277
Fenerbahçe Istanbul (Kadıköy) Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium 47,834
Galatasaray Istanbul (Şişli) Türk Telekom Stadium 52,223
Göztepe İzmir Bornova Stadium 12,500
İstanbul Başakşehir Istanbul (Başakşehir) Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium 17,300
Kasımpaşa Istanbul (Beyoğlu) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium 14,234
Kayserispor Kayseri Kadir Has Stadium 32,864
Konyaspor Konya Konya Büyükşehir Stadium 42,000
Sivasspor Sivas 4 Eylül Stadium 27,532
Trabzonspor Trabzon Şenol Güneş Stadium 40,775
Yeni Malatyaspor Malatya Malatya Stadium 27,044

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Akhisarspor Cem Kavçak Bilal Kısa Nike
Alanyaspor Sergen Yalçın Haydar Yılmaz Uhlsport TAV Airports
Ankaragücü Mustafa Kaplan Sedat Ağçay Puma
Antalyaspor Bülent Korkmaz Diego Ângelo Nike
Atiker Konyaspor Aykut Kocaman Ali Turan Nike Spor Toto
Beşiktaş Şenol Güneş Tolga Zengin Adidas Vodafone
Bursaspor Mesut Bakkal Ertuğrul Ersoy Puma BUDO
Çaykur Rizespor Okan Buruk Ali Çamdalı Nike Çaykur
Erzurum BB Hamza Hamzaoğlu Egemen Korkmaz Nike Anka Jeneratör
Fenerbahçe Ersun Yanal Volkan Demirel Adidas Avis
Galatasaray Fatih Terim Selçuk İnan Nike Nef
Göztepe Tamer Tuna Beto Lotto Mahall Bomonti
İstanbul Başakşehir Abdullah Avcı Emre Belözoğlu Macron Decovita
Kasımpaşa Mustafa Denizli Veysel Sarı Nike Ciner
Kayserispor Hikmet Karaman Umut Bulut Nike İstikbal
Sivasspor Hakan Keleş Ziya Erdal Adidas Demir İnşaat
Trabzonspor Ünal Karaman José Sosa Macron QNB
Yeni Malatyaspor Ali Ravcı Adem Büyük Macron Battalbey

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Trabzonspor Rıza Çalımbay End of contract 17 May 2018[2] 5th Ünal Karaman 30 May 2018[3]
Bursaspor Mustafa Er Change of staff role [4] 17 May 2018 13th Samet Aybaba 19 May 2018[5]
Sivasspor Samet Aybaba Resignation 19 May 2018[6] 7th Tamer Tuna 29 May 2018[7]
Antalyaspor Hamza Hamzaoğlu Mutual agreement 21 May 2018[8] 14th Bülent Korkmaz 9 June 2018[9]
Göztepe Tamer Tuna 22 May 2018[10] 6th Bayram Bektaş 24 May 2018 [11]
Akhisarspor Okan Buruk End of contract 14 June 2018[12] 11th Safet Sušić 21 June 2018[13]
Fenerbahçe Aykut Kocaman Mutual agreement 18 June 2018[14] 2nd Phillip Cocu 22 June 2018[15]
Akhisarspor Safet Sušić Sacked 17 September 2018 17th Cihat Arslan 25 September 2018
Çaykur Rizespor İbrahim Üzülmez Mutual agreement 21 September 2018 [16] 16th Okan Buruk 24 September 2018 [17]
BB Erzurumspor Mehmet Altıparmak Mutual agreement 26 September 2018 18th Mehmet Özdilek 1 October 2018
Kasımpaşa Kemal Özdeş Resignation 1 October 2018[18] 6th Mustafa Denizli 2 October 2018[19]
Fenerbahçe Phillip Cocu Sacked 28 October 2018 15th Ersun Yanal 14 December 2018 [20]
Sivasspor Tamer Tuna Resignation 6 November 2018 [21] 14th Hakan Keleş 19 November 2018 [22]
Alanyaspor Mesut Bakkal Mutual agreement 6 November 2018[23] 13th Sergen Yalçın 9 November 2018[24]
Konyaspor Rıza Çalımbay Sacked 12 November 2018 [25] 9th Aykut Kocaman 19 November 2018 [26]
Kayserispor Ertuğrul Sağlam Resignation 2 December 2018 [27] 17th Hikmet Karaman 5 December 2018 [28]
Göztepe Bayram Bektaş Resignation 9 December 2018 [29] 12th Kemal Özdeş 10 December 2018 [30]
Ankaragücü İsmail Kartal Sacked 15 December 2018 [31] 11th Bayram Bektaş 19 December 2018
Ankaragücü Bayram Bektaş Resignation 13 January 2019 12th Mustafa Kaplan 14 January 2019
Akhisarspor Cihat Arslan Sacked 14 February 2019 18th Cem Kavçak 15 February 2019[32]
Göztepe Kemal Özdeş Sacked 24 February 2019 13th Tamer Tuna 26 February 2019
BB Erzurumspor Mehmet Özdilek Mutual agreement 4 March 2019 17th Hamza Hamzaoğlu 5 March 2019
Bursaspor Samet Aybaba Mutual agreement 7 April 2019 15th Mesut Bakkal 8 April 2019
Yeni Malatyaspor Erol Bulut Resignation 28 April 2019 7th Ali Ravcı 29 April 2019
Kasımpaşa Mustafa Denizli Resignation 14 May 2019 13th İlyas Öztürk / Erkan Çoker 14 May 2019[33]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Galatasaray (C) 34 20 9 5 72 36 +36 69 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 İstanbul Başakşehir 34 19 10 5 49 22 +27 67 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
3 Beşiktaş 34 19 8 7 72 46 +26 65 Qualification to Europa League group stage
4 Trabzonspor 34 18 9 7 64 46 +18 63 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round
5 Yeni Malatyaspor 34 13 8 13 47 46 +1 47 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
6 Fenerbahçe 34 11 13 10 44 44 0 46
7 Antalyaspor 34 13 6 15 39 55 16 45
8 Konyaspor 34 9 17 8 40 38 +2 44[lower-alpha 1]
9 Alanyaspor 34 12 8 14 37 43 6 44[lower-alpha 1]
10 Kayserispor 34 10 11 13 35 50 15 41[lower-alpha 2]
11 Çaykur Rizespor 34 9 14 11 48 50 2 41[lower-alpha 2]
12 Sivasspor 34 10 11 13 49 54 5 41[lower-alpha 2]
13 Ankaragücü 34 11 7 16 38 53 15 40
14 Kasımpaşa 34 11 6 17 53 62 9 39
15 Göztepe 34 11 5 18 37 42 5 38
16 Bursaspor (R) 34 7 16 11 28 37 9 37 Relegation to TFF First League
17 BB Erzurumspor (R) 34 8 11 15 36 43 7 35
18 Akhisarspor (R) 34 6 9 19 33 54 21 27
Source: Süper Lig, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Play-off.[34]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Konyaspor finished ahead of Alanyaspor on head-to-head points: Konyaspor 2–0 Alanyaspor, Alanyaspor 2–4 Konyaspor.
  2. Kayserispor ahead of Çaykur Rizespor and Sivasspor on head-to-head points: Kayserispor 7 pts, Çaykur Rizespor 6 pts, Sivasspor 2 pts.

Results

Home \ Away AKH ALA AGÜ ANT BJK BUR ÇYR EBB FNB GAL GÖZ İBF KAS KAY KON SİV TRA YMS
Akhisarspor 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 2–4 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 2–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–2
Alanyaspor 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 5–0 2–4 2–0 1–0 0–1
Ankaragücü 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–4 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 0–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–0
Antalyaspor 1–2 3–0 2–4 2–6 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 2–1 1–1 3–0
Beşiktaş 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–3 2–0 4–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 2–1
Bursaspor 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–1
Çaykur Rizespor 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–7 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 3–0
Erzurum BB 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 0–1 1–3
Fenerbahçe 2–1 2–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–2
Galatasaray 1–0 6–0 6–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 4–2 3–1 3–0
Göztepe 0–1 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 3–3 1–3 1–3
İstanbul Başakşehir 3–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1
Kasımpaşa 5–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–4 3–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–0
Kayserispor 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–0
Konyaspor 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Sivasspor 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 4–3 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–0
Trabzonspor 2–1 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–2 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–0 3–1 2–1
Yeni Malatyaspor 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–4 5–0
Source: Turkish Football Federation (in Turkish)
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by round

The following table represents the teams' positions after each round in the competition.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Galatasaray1212121113223475522222222222221111
İstanbul Başakşehir4743212221111111111111111111112222
Beşiktaş7157443354674343766333333333333333
Trabzonspor18996712105779107764255556444444444444
Yeni Malatyaspor23388698108745652333444566555875555
Fenerbahçe81011131113141515151513151517171715141214151414141313141414121086
Antalyaspor1715109108464535653768899978107107667867
Konyaspor66755587810109988887466565569101098678
Alanyaspor141818151310710111313161313141414121010111091081176556799
Kayserispor356461113131412121517171513131313141211107912811121113111110
Çaykur Rizespor11121416161715161616171818181818181816151612121311811878991011
Sivasspor9111311141612121214141112129999987789791212131211121412
Ankaragücü1688109711119656891011121415161516131213141413111314141213
Kasımpaşa5421336432432226447788111112106991010131314
Göztepe1517121412959698810111212101112131013151616161616171515151515
Bursaspor13141512151517141311111211101110111011111314161515151515151617161616
BB Erzurumspor10161718171818181718181714141616161717171717171717171817161716171717
Akhisarspor12131617181416171817161416161315151618181818181818181718181818181818
Leader and 2019–20 Champions League group stage
2019–20 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2019–20 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
2019–20 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
Relegation to 2019–20 TFF First League
Source: tff.org (in Turkish)

Statistics

Hat-tricks

DatePlayerForAgainstResult
19 January 2019 Henry Onyekuru Galatasaray Ankaragücü 6–0
17 February 2019 Sofiane Feghouli Galatasaray Kasımpaşa 4–1
1 March 2019 Dever Orgill Ankaragücü Antalyaspor 2–4
6 April 2019 Mbaye Diagne Galatasaray Yeni Malatyaspor 3–0
8 April 2019 Güven Yalçın Beşiktaş Çaykur Rizespor 2–7
24 May 2019 Güven Yalçın Beşiktaş Kasımpaşa 3–2

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