Göztepe S.K.

Göztepe Spor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ɟœztepe spoɾ kulyby], Göztepe Sports Club) also known as Göztepe, is a Turkish sports club located in the Güzelyalı neighborhood of İzmir. The "SK" refers to sports club, as besides football, the club also has departments in fencing, triathlon, handball, sailing, swimming, and windsurfing.

Göztepe
Full nameGöztepe Spor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Göz Göz
Founded14 June 1925 (1925-06-14)
as Göztepe Gençlik Kulübü
GroundDoğanlar Stadium (currently used)
Gürsel Aksel Stadium (under construction future ground)
Capacity12,500
ChairmanMehmet Sepil
Managerİlhan Palut
LeagueSüper Lig
2018–19Süper Lig, 15th
WebsiteClub website

Domestically, the greatest success was achieved when the club became Turkish champions in 1950. In 1969 Göztepe became the first Turkish football team to play a semi-final in European competitions.[1]

Göztepe are one of the last examples of an authentic neighborhood club. They have one of the most devoted and die-hard fan bases in Turkey, despite their downfall between 2002–2008. In terms of fan base and attendances, they are only behind the three Istanbul teams: Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, and Beşiktaş. Their games in the Turkish Regional Amateur League attracted more fans than most clubs in the Süper Lig.[1]

History

The club was founded in 1925 as a breakaway from Altay. Their colours are red and yellow. They merged with İzmirspor and were renamed as Doğanspor in 1937. Some supporters of İzmirspor opposed the merger and founded Ateşspor in 1938. Doğanspor was renamed again as Göztepe in 1939. Ateşspor was also renamed as İzmirspor the same year.

The club's greatest success was the win of the former Turkish Football Championship in 1950, where the football team won the Final Group in their own city, İzmir. With that victory, they became the first and only football club from İzmir to become Turkish football champions.[2] Göz Göz also became runners-up in 1942.

Göztepe enjoyed a successful period between the years of 1963 and 1971 under the supervision of coach Adnan Süvari. Their legendary starting XI during that period of success are still remembered today: Ali Artuner, Mehmet "Junior" Işıkal, Çağlayan Derebaşı, Hüseyin Yazıcı, Mehmet "Senior" Aydın, Nevzat "English" Guzelırmak, Nihat Yayöz, Ertan Öznur, Fevzi Zemzem, Gürsel Aksel, Halil Kiraz.[1]

Starting with 2002–03 season which brought relegation from Süper Lig, Göztepe struggled with financial problems. Due to the inability to reduce their outstanding debt, the football club was banned from signing new players, which resulted in a free-fall with the team being relegated four times in the next five seasons. On April 21, 2007 they lost their last home game 2–0 against Aliağa Belediyespor in TFF Third League and were relegated to the Turkish Regional Amateur League.

On August 20, 2007 the club was sold in an auction to an Istanbul-based business conglomerate Altınbaş Group. The new owner, businessman İmam Altınbaş, has vowed to take Göztepe back to the Süper Lig, making them one of the top five clubs in Turkish football. The new owners of the club have been met by the local fan base with some suspicion, although there have been recent calls for solidarity and cooperation under the new ownership. Altınbaş Holding sold the club to the current owner Mehmet Sepil in June 2014, for a sum rumored to be around $9 million.

The team competed in the Turkish Regional Amateur League for the 2007–08 season but were eliminated by Ayazağaspor after a 6–5 penalty kick shootout in Eskişehir. However, on June 18, 2008 Aliağa Belediyespor merged with Göztepe, so that they took place of Aliağa Belediyespor in the TFF Third League. They played in TFF Third League Group 2 in 2008–09 season and finished 1st in group as qualified to Promotion Group. Göztepe secured promotion to TFF Second League after beating Lüleburgazspor 2–0 away from home with 3 weeks remaining before the end of the season. On May 19, 2009 Göztepe defeated Tepecik Belediyespor 2–0 at home and crowned as Third League champions. After finishing TFF Second League as 8th placed in 2009–10, Göztepe won the TFF Second League White Group trophy and were promoted to TFF First League at the end of 2010–11 season. On May 3, 2015 Göztepe won the TFF Second League and were promoted to TFF First League.[1] On 4 June 2016, Göztepe advanced to the Süper Lig for the first time since the 2002–03 season.[3][4][5]

Rivalries

The main rivals of Göztepe are another İzmir club, Karşıyaka. When the two teams played on 16 May 1981 while chasing the TFF First League title, the game attracted a crowd of 80,000. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes this milestone as a world record for a Second Division football game and The Guardian published an article named "The biggest non-top-flight attendance ever" including this match.[6] It is one of the most fiercely contested derbies in the world. They also have a rivalry with the other large clubs in İzmir, Altay, Altınordu, İzmirspor and also Bucaspor.

Honours

European competitions

Domestic Championships

Domestic Cups

Other achievements

Past seasons

Domestic results (since 1959)

Season League Place G W D L GF GA Pts Turkish Cup
1959 Süper Lig 4 14 5 5 4 23 21 20
1959–60 14 38 9 14 15 35 41 41
1960–61 13 38 12 10 16 40 53 46
1961–62 7 38 12 17 9 46 42 53
1962–63 13 20 8 3 9 27 25 27 Quarter-finals
1963–64 5 34 14 12 8 39 31 54 3rd Round
1964–65 4 30 11 9 10 31 33 42 3rd Round
1965–66 5 30 12 8 10 33 27 44 3rd Round
1966–67 4 32 14 10 8 47 31 52 Runners-up
1967–68 4 32 13 9 10 46 34 48 2nd Round
1968–69 7 30 9 12 9 30 26 39 Winners
1969–70 5 30 12 11 7 33 29 47 Winners
1970–71 3 30 14 9 7 38 21 51 Semi-finals
1971–72 9 30 10 9 11 32 32 39 2nd Round
1972–73 8 30 11 8 11 33 31 41 2nd Round
1973–74 13 30 8 10 12 24 28 34 1st Round
1974–75 14 30 4 17 9 36 23 29
1975–76 15 30 7 12 11 31 32 33 Semi-finals
1976–77 15 30 8 9 13 21 31 33 Quarter-finals
1977–78 TFF First League 1 31 21 6 4 70 24 69 2nd Round
1978–79 Süper Lig 10 30 9 10 11 30 41 37 Last 32
1979–80 14 30 8 11 11 27 33 35 Last 16
1980–81 TFF First League 1 32 22 8 4 71 18 74 4th Round
1981–82 Süper Lig 16 32 4 8 20 17 53 20 Last 32
1982–83 TFF First League 5 30 14 8 8 31 19 50 Last 32
1983–84 4 30 11 12 7 38 31 45 2nd Round
1984–85 3 30 14 10 6 38 23 52 Last 16
1985–86 5 34 13 11 10 48 41 50 3rd Round
1986–87 7 34 16 7 11 47 37 55 Last 32
1987–88 5 32 14 6 12 50 47 48
1988–89 5 34 17 5 12 46 31 56 1st Round
1989–90 2 32 18 9 5 58 32 63 1st Round
1990–91 2 34 25 4 5 81 30 79 2nd Round
1991–92 4 34 14 11 9 48 42 53 2nd Round
1992–93 9 38 14 6 18 44 54 48 1st Round
1993–94 4 32 14 7 11 42 39 49 1st Round
1994–95 4 32 14 7 11 42 34 49 2nd Round
1995–96 7 36 15 8 13 45 40 53 3rd Round
1996–97 7 32 10 10 12 41 44 40
1997–98 6 32 10 12 10 39 44 42
1998–99 3 39 23 6 10 68 51 75
1999–00 Süper Lig 17 34 7 5 22 26 54 26 3rd Round
2000–01 TFF First League 1 38 24 7 7 30 17 79
2001–02 Süper Lig 7 34 12 9 13 38 56 45 4th Round
2002–03 17 34 5 11 18 32 57 26 3rd Round
2003–04 TFF First League 17 34 8 9 17 36 62 26
2004–05 TFF Second League 16 32 6 7 19 35 60 25
2005–06 TFF Third League 11 30 9 8 13 29 31 35
2006–07 15 30 8 4 18 21 47 28
2007–08 This season Göztepe played in Amateur Level
2008–09 TFF Third League 1 36 20 11 5 48 29 71
2009–10 TFF Second League 8 36 13 11 12 33 30 50 1st Round
2010–11 1 34 22 8 4 70 27 74 1st Round
2011–12 TFF First League 13 34 11 8 15 36 43 41 2nd Round
2012–13 16 34 10 7 17 28 40 37 Last 16
2013–14 TFF Second League 2 38 21 12 5 57 30 75 2nd Round
2014–15 1 34 19 12 3 57 30 69 3rd Round
2015–16 TFF First League 13 34 9 11 14 38 40 38 3rd Round
2016–17 5 33 15 7 11 54 50 52 Group stage
2017–18 Süper Lig

League affiliation

European record

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
Cup Winners' Cup 10 4 1 5 14 10 +4
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 20 6 1 13 22 39 −17
Total 30 10 2 18 36 49 –13

European Matches

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1969–70 First round US Luxembourg 3–0 3–2 6–2
Second round Cardiff City 3–0 0–1 3–1
Quarter-final Roma 0–0 0–2 0–2
1970–71 First round US Luxembourg 5–0 0–1 5–1
Second round Górnik Zabrze 0–1 0–3 0–4

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1964–65 First Round Petrolul Ploiești 0–1 1–2 1–3
1965–66 Second Round 1860 Munich 2–1 1–9 3–10
1966–67 First Round Bologna 1–2 1–3 2–5
1967–68 First Round Royal Antwerp 0–0 2–1 2–1
Second Round Atlético Madrid 3–0 0–2 3–2
Third Round Vojvodina 0–1 0–1 0–2
1968–69 First round Marseille 2–0 0–2 2–2 (c)
Second round Argeș Pitești 3–0 2–3 5–3
Third round OFK Beograd 2–0 1–3 3–3 (a)
Quarter-final Hamburg Hamburg withdrew
Semi-final Újpest 1–4 0–4 1–8

European history

Season Achievement Notes
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
1968–69 Semi-finalist eliminated by Újpest FC 1–4 in İzmir, 0–4 in Budapest
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1969–70 Quarter-finalist eliminated by Roma 0–0 in İzmir, 0–2 in Rome

Players

Current squad

As of 2 September 2019[7]

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 Göktuğ Bakırbaş
3 DF Bubacarr Sanneh (on loan from Anderlecht)
4 DF Titi
5 MF Alpaslan Öztürk
6 MF Celso Borges
7 MF Halil Akbunar
8 MF André Castro
9 FW Eren Derdiyok
10 MF Mossoró
11 FW Serdar Gürler (on loan from Huesca)
13 GK Beto (Captain)
15 MF Kerem Atakan Kesgin
17 MF André Biyogo Poko
18 FW Ege Özkayımoğlu
20 DF Lamine Gassama
No. Position Player
22 DF Veli Çetin
23 MF Yasin Öztekin
24 GK Eren Bilen
25 DF Wallace Reis
30 MF Yalçın Kayan
32 FW Cameron Jerome
33 DF Atınç Nukan
41 DF Berkan Emir
55 DF Léo Schwechlen
54 MF Batuhan Kırdaroğlu
61 DF Hakan Çinemre
63 FW Deniz Kadah
77 DF Murat Paluli
88 MF Soner Aydoğdu (on loan from İstanbul Başakşehir)
99 FW Stefano Napoleoni

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 Samed Kaya (at Adana Demirspor)

Former players

Managers

Presidents

Club officials

Board members

President Mehmet Sepil
Deputy Chairman Talat Papatya
Board Members Kerem Ertan
Board Members Can Kestelli
Board Members Fatih Dalan
Board Members Doğan Mutlu

Source: [8]

Technical staff

Manager Tamer Tuna
Assistant manager Mehmet Ak
Goalkeeping coach İzzet Karakulak
Coach Serhat Umar
Coach Cemal Tosun
Coach İlyas Kahraman

Source: [9]

See also

References

  1. "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). goztepe.org.tr. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  2. "Turkey - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. "Izmir celebrates return to Turkish Super League with Göztepe's advance". dailysabah.com. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  4. "Eskişehirspor 3–4 Göztepe'miz" (in Turkish). dailysabah.com. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  5. "Göztepe last team to advance to top flight". hurriyetdailynews.com. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. "The biggest non-top-flight attendance ever". theguardian.com. 6 December 2006. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  7. "Kadro". Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  8. "Yönetim Kurulu" (in Turkish). goztepe.org.tr. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  9. "Teknik Ekip" (in Turkish). goztepe.org.tr. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
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