Konyaspor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [konjaspoɾ kulyby], Konya Sports Club) is a Turkish professional football club based in Konya. They are better known as Konyaspor. In 1922 Konyaspor were founded with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği and have played at their current home stadium, Konya Büyükşehir Stadium, since 2014. Konyaspor currently play in the Süper Lig, the top tier of Turkish football. The club colours are green and white.
|Full name||Konyaspor Kulübü|
|Nickname(s)||Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)|
|Founded||22 June 1922|
|Ground||Konya Büyükşehir Stadium|
|2018–19||Süper Lig, 8th|
Konyaspor were founded officially with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği on 22 June 1922. As champions of the regional Konya Football League they participated in the 1924 Turkish Football Championship, the first ever national championship in Turkish football. 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 in 1981. Konyaspor then changed to green and white as the team colours after their merger with the cross-town rivals Konya İdman Yurdu. The new team adopted the name of Konyaspor and the colors of Konya İdman Yurdu. In 1987–88 Konyaspor became champions of the second league and were promoted to the first league for the first time in their history.
Konyaspor lasted five seasons in the first league. They played 160 official matches, ending up with 47 wins, 33 draws, and 80 losses. During the 1988–89 season Konyaspor made it to the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup, losing to eventual champions Beşiktaş. In the 1992–93 season, the club were 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 were 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 immediate 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 the 2010–11 season.
They returned to the top level two years later. In 2015–16 Konyaspor eventually finished Süper Lig as 3rd, also the best result for them, and qualified for the 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 fourth place with five losses, one draw and without winning any match. Also in the same season they reached the Turkish Cup final for the first time in their history. On 31 May 2017 Konyaspor defeated İstanbul Başakşehir to win their first ever Turkish Cup in the club's 95-year history. In the first Turkish Cup final since the 2007–08 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 won on penalty shoot-outs with a result of 4–1.
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 fully covered. Record attendance is 41,007 people in Turkey against Netherlands, 6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match.
|1965–66||TFF First League||9||20||6||4||10||30||28||22||2nd Round|
|1969–70||TFF Second League||6||40||20||9||11||69||28||69||–|
|1971–72||TFF First League||9||30||9||10||11||21||24||37||1st Round|
|1979–80||TFF Second League||5||18||10||5||13||32||33||35||3rd Round|
|1980–81||TFF First League||11||34||12||7||15||32||45||43||4th Round|
|1993–94||TFF First League||3||33||18||6||9||62||34||60||5th Round|
|2009–10||TFF First League||6||37||17||11||9||48||40||62||2nd Round|
|2010–11||Süper Lig||17||34||4||12||18||28||49||24||3rd Round|
|2011–12||TFF First League||5||36||16||11||9||35||31||59||2nd Round|
|2013–14||Süper Lig||7||34||11||9||14||48||45||42||3rd Round|
|2016–17||UEFA Europa League||GS||0–1||0–4||4th|
|2017–18||UEFA Europa League||GS||1–1||0–1||3rd|
- GS: Group stage
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Most appearances and goals in Süper Lig
Statistics correct as of the end of the 2016–17 season.
|II President||Fatih Yılmaz|
|Deputy Chairman||Ali Akkanat|
|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|
|Assistant manager||Bülent Albayrak|
|Assistant manager||Kenan Oktay|
|Goalkeeping coach||Cengiz Birgen|
|Performance Coach||Alper Aşçı|
|Administrative Assistant||Seçkin Özdil|
|Club doctor||Bilen Kürklü|
|Health Committee Advisor||Dr. Anıl Işik|
Sponsorship and kit manufacturer
|Years||Kit manufacturers||Shirt sponsors|
|2016–18||Sport Toto1 / Turkish Airlines2|
1 Main sponsorship 2 Europe Main sponsorship
- No information about results
- "Kuruluş tarihimiz 1922 olarak tescillendi" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
- "Atiker Konyaspor'un kuruluş tarihi değişti" (in Turkish). trtspor.com. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
- "Konyaspor" (in Turkish). tff.org. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Turkey 1924". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
- "Türkiye Kupası'nda Finaldeyiz" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
- "Konyaspor crowned Turkish Cup Champions for the first time". theturf.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". sportskeeda.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". economictimes. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "55. Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Atiker Konyaspor'un" (in Turkish). tff.org. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "55.Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Konyaspor'umuzun" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "Stadyum" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "UEFA coefficients". uefa.com. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
- "Futbolcular". Konyaspor (in Turkish). 20 June 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
- "Yönetim" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
- "Teknik Heyet" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Konyaspor.|