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Konyaspor

Torku Konyaspor
Full name Torku Konyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Anadolu Kartalı (Anatolian Eagle)
Yeşil Beyaz (The Green & Whites)
Founded 1922 (reformed 1981)
Ground Torku Arena
Konya, Turkey
Ground Capacity 42,276
Chairman Ahmet Şan
Manager Aykut Kocaman
League Süper Lig
2014–15 Süper Lig, 8th
Website Club home page

Konyaspor is a professional Turkish football club based in Konya. Konyaspor currently play in the Turkish Süper Lig. The club was founded in 1922 but then reformed in 1981. The club colours are green and white and they play their home games at New Konya Stadium.

Contents

  • History 1
  • League Participations 2
  • Honours 3
  • Stadium 4
    • New Konya Stadium 4.1
  • Players 5
    • Current squad 5.1
  • Notable former players 6
  • Coaching staff 7
  • Managerial history 8
  • Recent seasons 9
  • Presidents 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12
  • See also 13

History

Konyaspor was founded officially in 1922 with the name Konya Gençlerbirliği. In 1965 the club combined with Meramspor, Selçukspor ve Çimentospor and took the name Konyaspor with black and white as the team colors, and started their first season in the Turkish 2nd League. Konyaspor then changed to green and white as the team colours after its merger in 1981 with the cross-town rival Konya İdmanyurdu. The new team adopted the name of Konyaspor and colors of Konya İdmanyurdu.

In 1987–1988 Konyaspor became the champions of the second league and were promoted to the first league for the first time in history. Konyaspor lasted 5 seasons in the first league. They played 160 official matches. They ended up with 47 wins, 33 draws and 80 losses. During the same season Konyaspor made it to the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup losing to eventual champions Beşiktaş J.K. In 1992–1993, the club was relegated back to the second league. After spending 10 seasons in the second division, Konyaspor returned to Turkcell Super League as the title holders of the Second Division with 68 points in 2003. 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.

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 Turkish Super League in 2009. Konyaspor was in the Super League 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 immadiate return to the Super League after 1 year. They finished the Play-Offs 1st with 7 points beating Adanaspor 3–1 in the first game, Karsiyaka S.K. 1–0 in the second and drawing with Altay S.K. 2–2 in the final match.[1]

League Participations

Honours

Stadium

New Konya Stadium

New Konya 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 nearly 38.656 people (all-seated) and is totally covered.

Players

Current squad

As of 1 October 2015[2]

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 Kaya Tarakçı
2 DF Volkan Fındıklı
3 DF Dossa Júnior
4 DF Ali Turan
5 DF Selim Ay
6 MF Samuel Holmén (on loan from Fenerbahçe)
7 MF Ömer Ali Şahiner
8 MF Ali Çamdalı
9 FW Dimitar Rangelov
11 MF Kenan Özer
12 MF Abdou Razack Traoré
13 GK Mario Felgueiras
15 MF Emre Can Atila
No. Position Player
17 MF Alban Meha
20 MF Vedat Bora
23 MF Selçuk Alibaz
25 FW Riad Bajić
26 DF Jagoš Vuković
30 GK Serkan Kırıntılı
33 MF Ibrahim Sissoko
39 MF Okan Derici
42 DF Abdülkerim Bardakçı
54 DF Mehmet Uslu
61 FW Halil Ibrahim Sonmez
77 FW Ömer Şişmanoğlu
80 MF Uğur İnceman

Notable former players

Coaching staff

Position Name
Manager Aykut Kocaman
Sporting Director Murat Erdoğan
Coach Fahrudin Omerovic
Coach Turgay Altay
Coach Arda Keskin
Coach Barış Karakoç
Coach Hakan Baygın
Coach Alper Aşçı
Coach Cihan Önal
Coach Atilla Gerin

Managerial history

From-to Names
2004–2005 Safet Sušić
2005–2006 Aykut Kocaman
2006–2007 Nurullah Sağlam
2007–2008 Raşit Çetiner
Giray Bulak
2009–2010 Hüsnü Özkara
Fuat Yaman
2010–2011 Ziya Doğan
2011–2012 Osman Özdemir
2012–2013 Hüsnü Özkara
Uğur Tütüneker
2013–2014 Mesut Bakkal
2014– Aykut Kocaman

Recent seasons

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Manager
2005/06 TSL 7 34 12 10 12 39 43 46 QF Aykut Kocaman
2006/07 TSL 9 34 12 9 13 42 44 45 Nurullah Sağlam
2007/08 TSL 14 34 10 6 18 37 64 36 Ünal Karaman / Raşit Çetiner
2008/09 TSL 16 34 10 8 16 35 46 38 Raşit Çetiner / Giray Bulak
2009/10 1.Lig 3 34 15 10 9 42 37 55 Hüsnü Özkara / Ziya Doğan
2010/11 TSL 17 34 4 12 18 28 49 24 Ziya Doğan / Yılmaz Vural
2011/12 1.Lig 5 34 16 11 7 35 25 59 Osman Özdemir

Presidents

According to official web site.[3]

Name From–to
Mehmet Köseoğlu 2002–2004
Ahmet Șan 2004–2007
Mustafa Yayla 2007–08
Mehmet Ali Kuntoğlu 2008–09
Bahattin Karapınar 2009–11
Ahmet Şan 2011–

References

  1. ^ Tarihçe konyaspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 23 May 2010
  2. ^ "Konyaspor Squad". soccerway.com. 
  3. ^ "Baskanlarimiz". konyaspor.org.tr (in Turkish) (Konyaspor). 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 

External links

  • Official website (Turkish)
  • Turkish Football Federation Official Website – Konyaspor (Turkish)

See also

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