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Antalyaspor
Full nameAntalyaspor Kulübü A.Ş.
Nickname(s)Akrepler (Scorpions)
Founded2 July 1966; 57 years ago (1966-07-02)
Ground Antalya Stadium
Capacity32,537
PresidentSinan Boztepe
Head coach Sergen Yalçın
League Süper Lig
2022–23 Süper Lig, 13th of 19
Website Club website
Current season
Antalyaspor supporters

Antalyaspor Kulübü 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 Stadium. In Turkey, the club won the First League twice in 1982 and 1986 and finished as runners-up for the Turkish Cup in 2000 and in 2021.

History

Antalyaspor was established in 1966. 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]

Finished the regular fixtures of 2014–15 TFF First League season at 4th place, Antalyaspor beat Samsunspor at play-off finals with 6–3 after Penalty shoot-outs on 7 June 2015 and promoted to Süper Lig once again, spending only one season at TFF First League. [3]

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. [4]

Stadium

Antalya's first stadium was Antalya Atatürk Stadium which fell into disrepair from 2009 onwards. That forced the team to relocate to Akdeniz University Stadium which holds 7,083 spectators. In 2013 Antalyaspor began construction of Antalya Stadium. This stadium, which opened in the summer of 2015, seats 33,032 spectators, is nicknamed "100. Yıl" (Centenary), after the major artery of the same name, "100. Yıl Bulvarı", which passes south of the plot.

Honours

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

Statistics

Domestic seasons

European history

As of 28 September 2000
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Cup 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3
UEFA Intertoto Cup 8 3 1 4 9 11 –2
Total 12 6 1 5 18 17 +1
European participations
Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup GS
Group 7
Russia Rotor Volgograd 2–1 3rd
Switzerland Basel 2–5
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1
Belarus Ataka-Aura Minsk 3–0
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup GS
Group 11
Russia Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod 0–1 4th
Slovenia Publikum 1–1
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Proleter Zrenjanin 1–0
Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–2
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR Azerbaijan Kapaz 5–0 2–0 7–0
1R Germany Werder Bremen 2–0 0–6 2–6

UEFA Ranking history:

As of 2005
Season Rank Points Ref.
2001 133 Increase 16.987 [5]
2002 143 Decrease 16.362 [6]
2003 152 Decrease 16.495 [7]
2004 155 Decrease 12.656 [8]
2005 164 Decrease 11.872 [9]

Players

Current squad

As of 24 January 2024 [10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Brazil  BRA Helton Leite
3 DF Turkey  TUR Bahadır Öztürk
4 DF Kosovo  KOS Amar Gërxhaliu
5 MF Turkey  TUR Mevlüt Han Ekelik
6 MF North Macedonia  MKD Erdal Rakip
7 DF Turkey  TUR Bünyamin Balcı
8 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina  BIH Dario Šarić (on loan from Palermo)
9 FW Poland  POL Adam Buksa (on loan from Lens)
10 FW Sweden  SWE Sam Larsson
11 DF Turkey  TUR Güray Vural
12 GK Turkey  TUR Kağan Arıcan
16 MF Israel  ISR Ramzi Safouri
17 DF Germany  GER Erdoğan Yeşilyurt
18 MF Poland  POL Jakub Kałuziński
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Germany  GER Ufuk Akyol
20 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina  BIH Deni Milošević
21 DF Turkey  TUR Ömer Toprak
22 MF Netherlands  NED Sander van de Streek
23 GK Turkey  TUR Ataberk Dadakdeniz
27 DF Turkey  TUR Mert Yılmaz
34 GK Turkey  TUR Doğukan Özkan
44 DF Brazil  BRA Naldo
72 DF Turkey  TUR Harun Toprak
77 MF Kosovo  KOS Zymer Bytyqi
80 MF Turkey  TUR Emre Uzun
89 DF Turkey  TUR Veysel Sarı ( captain)
97 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo  COD Britt Assombalonga

Other players under contract

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Turkey  TUR Mevlüt Emir Gürlek
DF Turkey  TUR Muhammed Emin Özkul
DF Turkey  TUR Berat Onur Pınar
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Turkey  TUR Mehmet İlhan
FW Turkey  TUR Seyit Niyazi Özcan
FW Turkey  TUR Mert Selçuk

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Turkey  TUR Efecan Gülerce (at Silivrispor until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Turkey  TUR Erkan Eyibil (at Ankara Keçiörengücü until 30 June 2024)

Club officials

Technical staff

Head coach Sergen Yalçın
Assistant coach Onur Akdemir
Coach Murat Erdoğan
Coach Cengiz Yıldırım
Coach Önder Gülcan
Coach Ertuğrul Arslan
Goalkeeping coach Murat Öztürk

Source:  [11]

A.Ş. board members

President Sinan Boztepe
Vice President Alkan Evren
Vice President Deniz Ali Yeşil
Vice President Mertay Selim Şirin
Vice President Akın Tatlıpınar
Vice President Fatih Gürcü
Vice President Ferit Sezer
Vice President Fesih Tamince
Vice President Levent Ördek
Vice President Mehmet Hasan Güneysu
Vice President Yener Yıldırım
Press Spokesperson Alkan Evren

Source:  [12]

Association board members

President Aziz Çetin
Deputy Chairman Deniz Varol
Deputy Chairman Mustafa Türker
Deputy Chairman Rıdvan Güzel
Secretary-General Mehmet Akdağ
Financial Affairs Hasan Ali Onay
Administrative Affairs Osman Sapmaz
Administrative Affairs Caner Canıtez
Board Members Levent Küçükçolak
Board Members Murat Şimşek
Board Members İbrahim Utku Taşkın

Source:  [13]

Coaching history

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ Only Domestic results

Citations

  1. ^ "UEFA Cup 2000-01". angelfire.com. 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Bursaspor Champion". angelfire.com. 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Antalyaspor Süper Lig'de". Hürriyet Daily News (in Turkish). 7 June 2015. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Logomuz" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 25 May 2015. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ Bert Kassies. "UEFA Team Ranking 2001". Xs4all.nl. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  6. ^ Bert Kassies. "UEFA Team Ranking 2002". Xs4all.nl. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  7. ^ Bert Kassies. "UEFA Team Ranking 2003". Xs4all.nl. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  8. ^ Bert Kassies. "UEFA Team Ranking 2004". Xs4all.nl. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  9. ^ Bert Kassies. "UEFA Team Ranking 2005". Xs4all.nl. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  10. ^ Matches. Antalyaspor soccerway.com[ dead link]
  11. ^ "Teknik Kadro" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  12. ^ "A.Ş. Yönetim Kurulu" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 23 February 2021. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  13. ^ "Dernek Yönetim Kurulu" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 23 February 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2021.

Further reading

  • "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). antalyaspor.com.tr. 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 28 November 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

External links