Konyaspor

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.[4]

Konyaspor
Full nameKonyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Founded22 June 1922 (1922-06-22)[1][2]
GroundKonya Büyükşehir Stadium
Capacity37,829
ChairmanHilmi Kulluk[3]
ManagerAykut Kocaman
LeagueSüper Lig
2018–19Süper Lig, 8th
WebsiteClub website

History

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.[5] 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.[4] 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.[6] On 31 May 2017 Konyaspor defeated İstanbul Başakşehir to win their first ever Turkish Cup in the club's 95-year history.[7] 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.[8][9][10][11]

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 fully covered. Record attendance is 41,007 people in Turkey against Netherlands, 6 September 2015 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group A match.[12]

Past seasons

Domestic results

League affiliation

Honours

Leagues

Cups

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[13]
RankCountryTeamPoints
157FC Thun9.915
158Konyaspor9.840
159Neftçi PFK9.840

Players

Current squad

As of 3 September 2019[14]

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 Mücahit Can Akçay
10 FW Riad Bajić (on loan from Udinese)
11 MF Deni Milošević
14 DF Marin Aničić
16 MF Paolo Hurtado
17 GK Ertuğrul Taşkıran
No. Position Player
18 MF Amir Hadžiahmetović
19 FW Levan Shengelia
20 DF Ali Çamdalı
21 MF Farouk Miya
22 DF Savaş Polat
25 DF Alper Uludağ
27 DF Ali Yaşar
32 MF Ali Karakaya
39 DF Yevhen Opanasenko
61 GK Mücahit Atalay
87 DF Ferhat Öztorun
88 FW Erdon Daci
89 DF Nejc Skubic

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
FW Seddar Karaman (at 1922 Konyaspor)
MF Musa Araz (at Bursaspor)
MF Vedat Bora (at Adana Demirspor)

Notable players

Most appearances and goals in Süper Lig

RankNameAppearancesSeason
01.Ömer Gündostu1452003–2009
02.Tayfun Türkmen1242003–2007
03.Mustafa Er1132005–2009
04.Suat Kaya1091988–1992
05.Yasin Çelik1092003–2007
06.Cemal Menteşe1071988–1993
07.Osman Şahinoğlu1061988–1992
08.Salih Eken1051988–1992
09.Zafer Demir982003–2009
10.Sedat Balkanlı971988–1992
RankNameGoalsAppearancesGoals per game
01.Zafer Biryol43690.62
02.Tayfun Türkmen211240.17
03.Murat Hacıoğlu17670.25
04.Kayhan Kaynak15520.29
05.Sinan Bayraktar15630.24
06.Nedim Demirbilek14900.16
07.Salih Eken141050.13
08.Theofanis Gekas13240.54
09.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 Chairman 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: [15]

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: [16]

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

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  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. "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. "Turkey 1924". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. "Türkiye Kupası'nda Finaldeyiz" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  7. "Konyaspor crowned Turkish Cup Champions for the first time". theturf.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  8. "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". sportskeeda.com. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  9. "Atiker Konyaspor win Turkish Cup after penalty shootout". economictimes. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  10. "55. Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Atiker Konyaspor'un" (in Turkish). tff.org. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. "55.Ziraat Türkiye Kupası Konyaspor'umuzun" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  12. "Stadyum" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. "UEFA coefficients". uefa.com. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  14. "Futbolcular". Konyaspor (in Turkish). 20 June 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  15. "Yönetim" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  16. "Teknik Heyet" (in Turkish). konyaspor.org.tr. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
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