Osmanlıspor

Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈosmanɫɯspoɾ]), commonly known as Osmanlıspor, is a Turkish professional football club based in the country's capital Ankara. It currently plays in the TFF First League.

Osmanlıspor
Full nameOsmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s)Osmanlılar (The Ottomans)
Founded21 March 1978; 39 years ago (Re-founded 29 June 2014)
GroundOsmanlı Stadium
Capacity18,029
Ownerİbrahim Melih Gökçek
ChairmanSadık Dik
ManagerMustafa Dalcı
LeagueTFF First League
2018–19TFF First League, 4th
WebsiteClub website

History

Osmanlıspor was founded as "Ankara Belediye Spor Kulübü" (Ankara Municipality Sport Club) in 1978. The club has undergone several name changes throughout its history. In 1984, they were renamed "Ankara Büyükşehir Belediye Spor Kulübü" (adding "Metropolitan" to the name). The name was simply switched to "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" in 1998. "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" has many sub-divisions branching from its main football division. These include badminton, basketball, boxing, handball, ice hockey, judo, oil wrestling, table tennis, wrestling. Finally, in 2005, the football club changed its name to "Ankaraspor A.Ş." and only focused on football, while "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" continued its activity on branches other than football.[1] On June 29, 2014, the club adopted the current name, which refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Relegation

On September 15, 2009, Osmanlıspor was demoted from the Turkish Super League by The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) over its unsportsmanlike relationship with Ankaragücü, which was deemed contrary to sporting competitiveness.[2] All Osmanlıspor games in the 2009–10 season were cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Osmanlıspor's opponents by default. Osmanlispor was expelled from the Turkish leagues by TFF on 4 August 2010 due to being sued by TFF for objecting to forced relegation in 2009–10.

In the 2013–14 season, they were readmitted to TFF First League. In the 2014–15 season, they were champions of the division, resulting in their promotion to the Süper Lig.

Club badge and colours

Osmanlıspor's home colours are blue and white.

The previous badge consisted of a blue and white colored shield, which bore the name and the foundation year of the club. The shield featured a view of an Anatolian leopard with some hexagon panels of a football in its head and chest. This animal, which lived in Anatolia and especially near Ankara for a period of time, symbolized the power and dignity of the club.

Stadium

Osmanlıspor play their home matches at Osmanlı Stadyumu which was opened in 1974 and renovated in 2008.

European participations

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Dubnica 0–4 1–0
1–4
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 2Q Zimbru Chișinău 5–0 2–2 7–2
3Q Nõmme Kalju 1–0 2–0 3–0
PO Midtjylland 2–0 1–0 3–0
Group L Villarreal 2–2 2–1
1st
FCSB 2–0 1–2
Zürich 2–0 1–2
R32 Olympiacos 0–3 0–0
0–3

Players

Current squad

As of 9 August 2019[3]

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 Santiago Mele
2 DF Ali Ülgen
3 DF Ali Eren İyican
7 MF Eric Ayuk
9 FW Mertan Öztürk
11 MF Beykan Şimşek
14 MF Okan Deniz
17 MF Ognjen Todorović
21 MF Dogukan Efe
22 DF Kasım Sun
24 MF Jovan Blagojević
25 MF Halil Ibrahim Esen
No. Position Player
27 DF Mehmet Yigit
28 MF Hasan Kılıç
33 MF Furkan Şamil Çetin
35 MF Atakan Çankaya
54 FW Tamer Asik
61 MF Barış Zeren
77 DF Oguz Yildirim
99 GK Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan
DF Görkem Can Güner

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
DF Anıl Karaer (at Bursaspor until 30 June 2020)
MF Oğuzhan Erdoğan (at Sancaktepe Belediyespor until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
FW Sokol Cikalleshi (at Göztepe until 30 June 2019)
FW Cheick Diabaté (at Emirates Club until 30 June 2019)

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2009-09-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Hürriyet - Haberler, Son Dakika Haberleri ve Güncel Haber". Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. "Takım". Osmanlıspor. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
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