Antalyaspor is a Turkish professional football club located in the city of Antalya. The club's colours are red and white. They play their home matches at the Antalya Arena. In Turkey, the club won the First League twice in 1982 and 1986 and finished as runners-up for the Turkish Cup in 2000.

Full nameAntalyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Akrepler (Scorpions)
Founded2 July 1966 (1966-07-02)
GroundAntalya Arena
PresidentAli Şafak Öztürk
ManagerStjepan Tomas
LeagueSüper Lig
2018–19Süper Lig, 7th
WebsiteClub website


Antalyaspor was established in 1966 when three local teams (Yenikapı SuSpor, İlk Işıkspor and Ferrokromspor) united to establish a club for the coastal city of Antalya. The club competed in the lower divisions of the Turkish football league system before promotion to the Süper Lig in 1982–83. Their first stint of top-flight football lasted for two years, and they were relegated to the TFF First League at the end of the 1984–85 season. Though promoted to the next season they were relegated again. They competed in the TFF First League until the end of the 1993–94 season, when they beat İstanbulspor 3–2 in the final playoffs. Their longest stint of top-flight football lasted until 2001–02. During that time span, the club competed in the UEFA Intertoto Cup twice and the UEFA Cup once. They reached the finals of the Turkish Cup in 2000 but lost 5–3 to Galatasaray. Antalyaspor competed in the UEFA Cup the following season, defeating Werder Bremen 2–0 before losing 6–0 in the second leg.[1] The club was relegated at the end of the 2001–02 season, finishing one point below the relegation zone. The club earned promotion back to the Süper Lig after placing second in the 2005–06 1.Lig. On 3 December 2006, Pavol Straka scored the club's 500th goal in top-flight football. In the following year they were relegated back to the TFF First League, but earned promotion again the next season. They finished ninth at the end of the 2009–10 season.[2]

Past seasons

League affiliation

  • Süper Lig: 1982–85, 1986–87, 1994–02, 2006–07, 2008–14, 2015–
  • TFF First League: 1966–82, 1985–86, 1987–94, 2002–06, 2007–08, 2014–15


Domestic League

Domestic Cup

European history

European participations
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 7 Ataka-Aura Minsk N/A 3–0 3rd
Rotor Volgograd 2–1 N/A
Basel 2–5 N/A
Shakhtar Donetsk N/A 0–1
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 11 Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod N/A 0–1 4th
Publikum N/A 1–1
Maccabi Haifa 0–2 N/A
Proleter Zrenjanin 1–0 N/A
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR Kapaz 5–0 2–0 7–0
1R Werder Bremen 2–0 0–6 2–6

Colours and badge

The club emblem includes capital letters A and S which stands for Antalya and Spor (sport in Turkish) respectively. In the middle of these letters, there is the figure of Yivli Minare which is one of the several symbols of the city of Antalya. Three rectangular shapes on the Yivli Minare represent the unity of the three teams of Antalya.[3]


From 2012 Antalyaspor played their home matches at Akdeniz University Stadium which holds 7,083 spectators. It is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and is owned by Akdeniz University. In 2013 Antalyaspor began construction of their new stadium, Antalya Arena. This stadium, which opened in the summer of 2015, seats 33,032 spectators and features a football park, education centre, football academy, and extra training pitches to host camps of European or Asian teams. The stadium is nicknamed 100 Yıl (Centenary), after the major artery of the same name, 100 Yil Bulvari, which passes directly south of the plot. This thoroughfare was named in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic.


Current squad

As of 26 July 2019.[4]

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 Yakup Mert Cakir
3 DF Diego Ângelo
4 DF Salih Dursun
5 DF Bahadir Öztürk
6 DF Eren Albayrak
7 MF Doğukan Sinik
8 MF Charles
9 FW Gustavo Blanco Leschuk
10 FW Gelson (on loan from Sporting)
12 MF Paul Mukairu
16 FW Fredy
17 DF Tarık Çamdal
19 DF Ufuk Akyol
No. Position Player
20 MF Chico
21 MF Serdar Özkan
22 MF Harun Alpsoy
23 FW Amilton
25 GK Ruud Boffin
28 DF Ondřej Čelůstka
30 DF Nazim Sangaré
35 GK Ferhat Kaplan
41 DF Aly Cissokho
88 MF Hakan Özmert
92 MF Aatif Chahechouhe
98 FW Harun Kavaklıdere
MF Halil İbrahim Sevinç

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 William Vainqueur (at Toulouse)
FW Jean-Armel Drolé (at Las Palmas)
MF Mustafa İnan (at Kemerspor 2003)
No. Position Player
FW Erman Vardar (at Serik Belediyespor)
MF Sergen Yatağan (at BB Bodrumspor)


Club officials

Board members

President Ali Şafak Öztürk
Deputy Chairman Nurettin Ünal
Deputy Chairman İsmail Ömer Bilal
Vice-President Bora Terzioğlu
Vice-President Şefik Öz
Board Members Emin Altıner
Board Members Salih Peker
Board Members Salman Aksal
Board Members Prof. Dr. Cumhur Arıcı
Board Members Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özdoğan
Board Members Nadire Konuk Akıncıoğlu
Board Members Mehmet Akdağ
Board Members Emin Hesapçıoğlu
Board Members Sabri Ünver
Board Members Ünal Pala
Board Members Tolga Çelik
Board Members Mustafa Vicir
Board Members Özgür Kasapoğlu
Board Members İnanç Kendiroğlu

Source: [5]

Technical staff

Manager Bülent Korkmaz
Assistant manager Bülent Albayrak
Goalkeeping coach Cengiz Birgen
Coach Kenan Oktay
Coach Ayhan Tenbeloğlu
Coach Servet Çetin
Analist Burhan Kılıç
Team Manager Cem Deda
Club doctor Burhanettin Çalım
Physiotherapist Irfan Korkmaz
Physiotherapist Muhammed Büyükdemir
Masseur Metin Demirağ
Masseur Osman Karacan
Masseur Uğur Çimen

Source: [6]


  1. Only Domestic results


  • "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.


  1. "UEFA Cup 2000-01". 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. "Bursaspor Champion". 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. "Logomuz" (in Turkish). 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  4. "A TAKIM". Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  5. "YÖNETİM KURULUMUZ" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  6. "Teknik Kadro" (in Turkish). 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
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