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Sivasspor

Sivasspor
Full name Sivasspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Yiğidolar (Yigidos)
Founded 1967
Ground 4 Eylül
Sivas, Turkey
Ground Capacity 14,998[1]
Chairman Mecnun Otyakmaz[1]
Manager Okan Buruk
League Süper Lig
2014–15 Süper Lig, 15th
Website Club home page

Sivasspor is a Turkish sports club based in Sivas, Turkey formed in 1967. They play in the Turkish Süper Lig. Their manager is currently Sergen Yalçın, after he took over mid-December from Roberto Carlos. They finished 5th in the 2013–14 Süper Lig, and contended for the Süper Lig title for two consecutive seasons (07-08, 08-09), ultimately finishing 4th and 2nd respectively. Their current captain is Adem Koçak.

Contents

  • History 1
  • European record 2
  • League Participations 3
  • Players 4
    • Current squad 4.1
  • Current coaching staff 5
  • Honours 6
  • UEFA Current ranking 7
  • Managers 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

History

Sivasspor were originally formed on May 14, 1932 in Sivas as Sivas Gençlik. They sported Kırmızı-Beyaz (Red-White) shirts and Beyaz (White) shorts. They played many matches at the amateur level in their early years before they were allowed to play professionally. By the mid-1960s, Sivas Gençlik merged with Yolspor and Kızılırmak. They had hoped that this merger would help their push to join the professional leagues, the league closed their doors to Sivasspor once more.[2]

There were several boycotts until July 1, 1967, when Sivasspor was allowed to play professional football in Turkey.[2] Sivasspor started out in the Second League, White Group.[3] Due to there being many new clubs, the Turkish Football Federation decided to create a third league. They were permitted into the Second League along with Afyonspor, Balıkesirspor, Giresunspor, Kastamonuspor, Malatyaspor, Orduspor, Uşakspor, and Taksim GK.[3] During their first professional season, Sivasspor finished 16th in their group, a mere 4 points from relegation. They also finished in the bottom half of the table the following season.[3][4] They came close to promotion to First League in 1971–72 and 1972–73 seasons but finished 2nd behind Şekerspor and Adana Demirspor.

Sivas SK's classic home kit

Sivasspor would remain in the lower leagues until winning the Second League in 2005, gaining automatic promotion.[3] The club finished 8th in their first season in the Turkcell Super League. Werner Lorant lead the team to key victories over clubs like Beşiktaş J.K. and Gençlerbirliği. At the end of their first season in the top flight, they finished with a record of ten wins, thirteen draws, and eleven losses, totaling out to 43 points. The club then finished 4th in the 2007–08 season, finishing on the same number of points as the second and third place teams but with an inferior goal difference.[3] Sivasspor had the championship in their sights until the penultimate match, when they were beaten 5-3 by eventual champions Galatasaray. The 2008–09 season saw them finish 2nd after leading the table for much of the season. After losing their final match of the season, they finished behind leaders Beşiktaş by 5 points.

On September 17, 1967 during a match against Kayseri Erciyesspor (Then Kayserispor) played at the Kayseri Atatürk Stadium, a disaster occurred with 40 dead and at least 300 injuries among the fans, which was the worst sporting-related event in Turkey. Almost all casualties were Sivasspor fans, who perished in a stampede after chaos broke out in their ranks, due to attacking Kayserispor fans. The match was finished 1–0 in favour of the Kayseri side. After the disaster, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Sivasspor played different groups of the 2nd league until the 1990–91 season. That year, both teams reconciled and played in the Fourth Group of the Third League (now TFF Second League). Kayseri Erciyesspor were champions and promoted to Second League.

European record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R FK Grbalj 1–0 2–2 3–2
3R Braga 0–2 0–3 0–5
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 3Q Anderlecht 3–1 0–5 3–6
2009–10 UEFA Europa League PO Shakhtar Donetsk 0–3 0–2 0–5

League Participations

Players

Current squad

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 Korcan Çelikay
2 DF Çağatay Çeken
4 MF Orhan Gülle
5 MF Yiğit İncedemir
6 DF Djakaridja Kone
7 FW Dani Abalo
8 MF Hakan Özmert
9 FW Batuhan Karadeniz
11 MF İbrahim Akın
12 DF Cicinho
13 GK Ernestas Šetkus
14 FW Michael Eneramo
15 DF John Boye
No. Position Player
16 DF İbrahim Öztürk
19 FW Jerónimo Barrales
21 MF Burhan Eşer
28 MF Beykan Şimşek
35 MF Yekta Kurtuluş
39 DF Erkan Kaş
54 GK Alper Doğan
58 DF Ziya Erdal
66 MF Adem Koçak
80 DF Ümit Kurt
91 MF Mehdi Taouil
92 MF Aatif Chahechouhe

Current coaching staff

Position Name
Sporting Director Murat Erdoğan
Manager Sergen Yalcin
Assistant Manager Cesar Domingos
Coach Sefer Yılmaz
Goalkeeping Coach Murat Göksu

Honours

Winners : 2005
Second Position :2009
Fourth Position :2008

UEFA Current ranking

As of 25 April 2012[5]
Rank Country Team Points
167 FK Crvena Zvezda 8.425
168 Sivasspor 8.400
169 KSC Lokeren OV 8.380

Managers

References

  1. ^ a b "SİVAS 4 EYLÜL".  
  2. ^ a b "Üç Yıldızın Öyküsü". Sivasspor.org.tr. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Turkish-Soccer.com". Erdinç Sivritepe. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Dünden Bugüne". Sivasspor.org.tr. Archived from the original on 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  5. ^ UEFA Club Coefficients – UEFA.com

External links

  • (Turkish) Sivasspor's official web site
  • (Turkish) Sivasspor's fan web site
  • (Turkish) İstanbul Sivasspor Supporters Association web site
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