|Seat||Konya , Turkey|
|Colours||green - white|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Bülent Korkmaz|
|Venue||Konya Büyükşehir Stadı|
Konyaspor is a Turkish football club from the central Anatolian city of Konya and currently plays in the Süper Lig , the top Turkish league. The club played a total of 17 seasons in the Süper Lig in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and is in 20th place in the all-time table of the Süper Lig . The club had its most successful first division season in the 2015/16 season , in which the club reached third place in the table. Other important successes are the cup victory in the 2016/17 season and the Supercup victory in 2017 .
The club colors are green and white. The club was renamed from Konyaspor to Torku Konyaspor on July 11, 2012 as part of a name sponsorship agreement over four years . With this name change also the merger of the club with the third division and second professional club of the city of Konya, with Konya Şekerspor , went hand in hand. With the 2016/17 season , the club will be called Atiker Konyaspor for three seasons as part of a new name sponsorship contract with the Atiker Group . Konyaspor is the Turkish Cup winner 2016/2017.
|68/69||16.||2nd league (relegation)|
|70/71||1.||3rd league (promotion)|
|78/79||16.||2nd league (relegation)|
|79/80||5.||3. Liga (ascent) 1|
|81/82||4th||2nd league 2|
|87/88||1.||2nd league (promotion)|
|92/93||16.||1st league (relegation)|
|93/94||1. 3||2nd league|
|94/95||5. 3||2nd league|
|95/96||10. 4||2nd league|
|96/97||1. 3||2nd league|
|97/98||2. 3||2nd league|
|98/99||6. 3||2nd league|
|99/00||5. 4||2nd league|
|00/01||3. 4||2nd league|
|02/03||1.||2nd league (promotion)|
|08/09||16.||1st league (relegation)|
|09/10||6th||2nd league (promotion) 5|
|10/11||17th||1st league (relegation)|
|12/13||6th||2nd league (promotion) 5 , 6|
1 System- related promotion
with Konya İdman Yurdu before the start of the season
3 Placement in the relegation round
4 Position in the promotion round
5 Promotion achieved through playoff victory
with Konya Şekerspor before the start of the season
The association was founded in 1922 under the name Konya Gençlerbirliği . In June 1965, the two clubs Meramspor and Çimentospor were merged with Konya Gençlerbirliği and appeared under the name Konyaspor with black and white club colors in the second Turkish league . In 1970 the team was relegated to the third Turkish division . However, Konyaspor was able to rise again after a year. In 1981 there was another merger, this time with their city rival Konya İdman Yurdu . The name was taken over from Konyaspor , the club colors from Konya İdman Yurdu . In 1988 Konyaspor was promoted to the top division for the first time. Konyaspor played there for 5 seasons until they were relegated again as bottom of the table in the 1992/93 season . After a ten-year absence from the Süper Lig , the team became 2nd league champions in 2003 and, after an exhilarating season, rose to the Süper Lig with 68 championship points from 34 games. Although the team was rarely at the top of the table, Konyaspor played in the top division until the 2008/09 season . The best player was the former top scorer Zafer Biryol , who ultimately moved to league rivals Fenerbahçe Istanbul in the 2005/06 season. Konyaspor will play the 12th season in the Turkcell Süper Lig in the 2010/11 season.
Season 2007/08 : The ascent and descent
The season started very bumpy for Konyaspor. In the first days of the match there were only draws or defeats. As a result, Nurullah Sağlam had to vacate his coaching post. In addition, the president was replaced after the 13th match day. The turning point came with Ünal Karaman . With him you put down a winning streak and had the most successful first half of the club's history. However, the start of the second half failed again. After 9 losses in 10 games, Ünal Karaman was sacked. The third coach of the season was Raşit Çetiner. With him came the turning point for Konyaspor again. The team secured relegation with the 14th place and also played the following year in the Süper Lig. The most successful goalscorer of Konyaspor was Murat Hacıoğlu with 10 goals. The longest on the pitch was Kaue Caentano da Silva with 2740 minutes.
2008/09 season : restructuring and relegation
The presidential election for the 2008/09 season took place on May 29, 2008 , after the event was postponed by a week. The then president, Mustafa Yayla, no longer stood up for the election. This left only two candidates for the election of the president, Mehmet Ali Kuntoğlu and Bahattin Karapınar. At the end of the long evening, Mehmet Ali Kuntoğlu was able to call himself the new President of Konyaspor. Veli Kurt became vice-president. Konyaspor made many new transfers before the season and parted ways with some players. In total, Konyaspor has invested almost 20 million YTL (10 million euros) in new transfers, the result of the bad season last year. Before the start of the season, Konyaspor was in various training camps. The season goal of Konyaspor was a place in the top 10. On September 17, 2008, the coach Raşit Çetiner had surprisingly parted ways . The new coach of Konyaspor was Giray Bulak . A curious thing happened on November 28, 2008. In the morning hours, the player Jonathan Téhoué had left Konya and Konyaspor without good reason or permission from the club. Konyaspor had notified the Turkish Football Association and FIFA as a subsequent measure . Konyaspor finished the first half of the season with only 17 points from 16 games on a moderate 12th place. On the 32nd matchday, the previous coach Giray Bulak, the assistant coaches Orhan Çıkrıkcı and Serhat Pekmezci as well as the goalkeeping coach Adnan Karahan were released from their contracts. The successor for the coaching office was Ünal Karaman . Nevertheless, he could not create the turnaround and Konyaspor rose because of the worse three-way comparison in the bank Asya 1. Lig . The most successful goalscorer was the experienced central defender Roman Kratochvíl with 8 goals. However, he scored 2 goals for his old club Denizlispor . Cihan Haspolatlı was the longest on the pitch with 2755 minutes.
Season 2009/10 : The direct rise
After an excellent first half of the first half of the season in Bank Asya 1. Lig , Konyaspor landed tied with the leaders in second place with only two defeats. At the start of the second half of the season, the club could not continue on this successful course, after many draws and defeats, the coach Hüsnü Özkara had to take his position as coach vacate at Konyaspor. Özkara's successor Fuat Yaman was also unable to increase the team's performance and was therefore dismissed after a few match days. A major setback for the team was the failure of the top performer Branimir Poljac . After a serious car accident on April 2, 2010, the Norwegian with Croatian roots injured himself so badly that he had to end his football career. With the third coach of the season, Ziya Doğan , the team finally got continuity again, reached the end of the league phase and thus qualified as the last team for the playoff phase of the Bank Asya 1. Lig . In the playoff phase, which was played as a group of four, Konyaspor showed strong performances and thus managed to return to the Süper Lig as the playoff winner. The most successful goalscorer this season was Branimir Poljac with 7 league goals. A total of 116,128 fans watched 17 Konyaspor's home games. An average attendance of 7,634 per home game. The number of viewers fluctuated between 4,073 and 11,376.
2010/11 season : The direct relegation
After returning to the Süper Lig, the club's management decided to continue working with Ziya Doğan, the coach with whom the team had achieved promotion. With Doğan, the club had a mixed start to the season and was always in the middle of the table until about the middle of the first half of the season. Then the club slipped into the relegation zone and could not break away from her until the end of the season. Finally, the team went into the second half of the season with 16th place in the table on a relegation place. After there was no improvement in the team's performance in the first few game days of the second half of the season, Doğan finally resigned from his position. The club management replaced Doğan by the tried in the relegation battle coach Yılmaz Vural . Vural did not succeed in the hoped-for turnaround and so the club was determined as the second relegated team after the 31st matchday, three matchdays before the end of the season. The club finally ended the season as penultimate.
2011/12 season : transfer ban and TFF 1st Lig
After relegating in the summer of 2011, Konyaspor had a difficult period. The Serbian soccer player Miloš Mihajlov , who had worked for Konyaspor for two seasons from the 2007/08 season, sued the club at FIFA for outstanding salaries. Following a review of Konyaspor, the government imposed a two-year transfer ban and demanded the immediate payment of Mihajlov's outstanding salary. This meant that the club only had to survive the coming season with the players in the squad and also with players from the reserve and junior teams. In addition, many seasoned professionals left Konyaspor. The club introduced Osman Özdemir as the new coach . In view of the financially troubled club, he was forced to form a powerful team for the upcoming second division season with a few professionals and many young players . Contrary to expectations, he sat with the team early on at the top of the table and reached the end of the season by the 5th place in the table, the playoffs of the 1st Lig. In the first playoff round, the team was eliminated from the later playoff winner Kasımpaşa Istanbul and clearly failed to rise again despite financial problems. At the end of the season it was announced that Özdemir will leave the club.
2012/13 season : Torku joined the company, merged with Konya Şekerspor and was promoted
In July 2012, the confectionery manufacturer and main sponsor Konyaspors, Torku , secured the association's naming rights. The club was renamed Torku Konyaspor on July 11, 2012 . This name change also went hand in hand with the merger with the third division and second professional club in the city of Konya, Konya Şekerspor . The competition rights of Konya Şekerspor in the TFF 2. Lig were not given up. Instead, the club was renamed Anadolu Selçukluspor and will play as a side team Torku Konyaspors in the TFF 2. Lig in the future.
The transfer ban that had been imposed a season ago ended in the summer of 2012. This was reduced from two to one season during the past season.
The club's management replaced the preseason coach Osman Özdemir, who made it to the playoffs despite limited financial resources and a limited squad, with Hüsnü Özkara . Under this coach, the team had an unexpectedly bad start to the season. Instead of playing for promotion, the club slipped into the bottom third of the table after their 2-0 home defeat by Kayseri Erciyesspor . As a consequence of this bad start to the season, the contract with Özkara was terminated by mutual agreement.
After the 13th matchday, the club presented the German-Turkish Uğur Tütüneker as the new head coach. Tütüneker achieved the hoped-for increase in team performance. The regular season ended the team under him in the table sixth and qualified for the playoffs of the league. In the playoffs, in which the third and final climber was determined by the knockout system , the team prevailed against Bucaspor in the semi-finals . In the playoff final, the team defeated Manisaspor 2-0 and returned to the Süper Lig after two years.
Since 2013: modern times
After the promotion to the Süper Lig, the club decided to continue working with Tütüneker. On the first day of the season, the club met one of the biggest championship favorites with Fenerbahçe Istanbul . After Konyaspor was already 0-2 behind in the 26th minute, the turnaround was achieved in the last quarter of an hour. The game turned the team 3-2 in their favor and caused the first surprise of the season. In the further course of the season, the team did not manage to break away from the lower third of the table. After the 2: 3 home defeat on matchday 15 against Kardemir Karabükspor , Tütüneker announced his resignation. After mutual agreement with the club management, the contract was terminated. Mesut Bakkal was hired as Tütüneker's successor . Under this coach, the team finished the season in 11th place.
After the 2013/14 season, the club's management decided to continue working with Mesut Bakkal in the coming season. With the 2014/15 season, the club began to play its games in the newly built Konya Büyükşehir Stadı , which can hold 42,042 spectators .
After the emigration of the previous successful coach Aykut Kocaman , with whom the club had its most successful time in the club's history in the last three years, Konyaspor signed Mustafa Reşit Akçay as his successor . The club hoped to be well positioned for the future with this coach, who in his career to date attracted attention through surprise successes in European cup competitions and through good promotion of young talent. In addition to the sporting success of recent years, the club was able to collect around 10 million euros in transfer fees in the summer of 2017 through the sale of its top performers Riad Bajić , Jagoš Vuković and Barry Douglas and after a long time started a season again debt-free. Despite the transfer of these top performers, the club was able to sign the player with whom the club ended the 2015/16 season third in the table and thus achieved the best first division placement to date with Abdou Razack Traoré . After this success, the loaned Traoré, who was one of the most important performers this season, had to be handed over to his old club Kardemir Karabükspor .
With this reorganization, Konyaspor also made a successful start in the 2017/18 season and defeated the reigning Turkish champions Beşiktaş Istanbul 2-1 as the reigning Turkish Cup winner in the Supercup and thus won the Turkish Supercup another title for the first time in the club's history.
The Konya Ataturk Stadium ( Turkish Konya Ataturk Stadyumu or Konya Ataturk Stadı , officially Konya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Ataturk Stadyumu ) was the home of Konyaspor until 2014. The stadium was completed in 1950 and has been in use since then. The current capacity is 25,320. In 2005 the stadium was renewed with seats. Together with the stadium in Balikesir , the Konya Ataturk Stadium was used for cycling races. A new, large LED display board is to be installed in summer 2010. In addition, the stadium entrances and exits as well as the changing rooms will be renewed.
In September 2014, the new football stadium Konya Büyükşehir Stadı on the north-western outskirts of Konya was inaugurated after two years of construction. It meets the criteria of FIFA and UEFA . It was one of nine stadiums with which the Turkish Football Association (TFF) applied to host the European Football Championship 2016 (officially: UEFA Euro 2016 ™ ), but was unsuccessful because of France.
coat of arms
- Third in the Süper Lig : 2015/16
- Turkish Cup Winner : 2016/17
- Turkish Supercup Winner : 2017
- Champion of the TFF 1st Lig (2): 1987/88 , 2002/03
- Playoff winner of the TFF 1st Lig (2): 2009/10 , 2012/13
- Promotion to the Süper Lig (4): 1987/88, 2002/03, 2009/10, 2012/13
- Champion of the TFF 2nd Lig : 1970/71
- Promotion to the TFF 1st Lig (2): 1970/71, 1979/80
Achievements of players
- 1st division : 1988–1993, 1985–1989, 2003–2009, 2010–2011, since 2013
- 2nd division : 1965–1969, 1971–1979, 1980–1988, 1993–2003, 2009–2010, 2011–2013
- 3rd division : 1969-1971, 1979-1980
Squad for the 2019/20 season
- Last updated: March 8, 2020
|No.||Nat.||Surname||birthday||in the team since||Contract until|
|1||Serkan Kırıntılı||Feb. 15, 1985||2015||2020|
|17th||Ertuğrul Taşkıran||Nov 5, 1989||2018||2020|
|35||Ozan Can Oruç||May 26, 2000||2019||2024|
|61||Mücahit Atalay||Oct 26, 1991||2018||2020|
|3||Fallou Diagne||Aug 14, 1989||2018||2020|
|4th||Ali Turan||6 Sep 1983||2012||2020|
|5||Selim Ay||July 31, 1991||2010||2021|
|12||Guilherme Haubert Sitya||Apr 1, 1990||2010||2021|
|15th||Ugur Demirok||July 8, 1988||2018||2020|
|23||Leonard Žuta||Aug 9, 1992||2019||2021|
|87||Ferhat Öztorun||May 8, 1987||2017||2020|
|89||Nejc Skubic||June 13, 1989||2016||2022|
|42||Marin Aničić||Aug 17, 1989||2019||2021|
|2||Volkan Fındıklı||Oct 13, 1990||2014||2020|
|6th||Jens Jønsson||Jan. 10, 1993||2016||2020|
|7th||Ömer Ali Şahiner||Jan. 2, 1992||2012||2022|
|8th||Marko Jevtović||July 24, 1993||2018||2022|
|11||Deni Milošević||9 Mar 1995||2016||2022|
|16||Paolo Hurtado||July 27, 1990||2018||2021|
|18th||Amir Hadžiahmetović||March 8 1997||2016||2020|
|21st||Farouk Miya||Nov 26, 1997||2019||2022|
|22nd||Savaş Polat||Apr 14, 1997||2017||2022|
|25th||Alper Uludağ||Dec 12, 1990||2019||2021|
|29||Róbert Mak||March 8 1991||2020||2020|
|10||Riad Bajić w.||May 6, 1994||2019||2022|
|19th||Levan Shengelia||Oct. 27, 1995||2019||2021|
|88||Erdon Daci||4th July 1998||2017||2023|
|99||Rogério Thuram w.a.||Feb 1, 1991||2020||2020|
Change to the 2019/20 season
Konyaspor has a close relationship with Adana Demirspor . For example, Konyaspor fans supported the Adana team during the playoffs of the 2007/08 third division season in the Bank Asya 1st Lig , which took place in Konya at the Konya Ataturk Stadium .
Despite the support, Adana Demirspor's ascent did not succeed.
Well-known former players
Former and current trainers
- konyaspor.org.tr - Official Homepage (Turkish)
- Konyaspor in the database of weltfussball.de
- Konyaspor in the database of transfermarkt.de
- Konyaspor in the database of Kicker.de
- Konyaspor in the Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu database (English)
- Konyaspor in the mackolik.com database (Turkish)
- Konyaspor in the database of EU-Football.info (English)
- Nalçacı (Turkish)
- Nalçacılılar (Turkish)
- Status: end of season 2016/17
- hürriyet.com.tr: "Torku Konyaspor'un adı değişti" (accessed on April 24, 2016)
- “Raşit Çetiner ile yollarımız ayrıldı” (Konyaspor.org.tr on September 17, 2008, Turkish)
- “Yeni Teknik Direktörümüz Giray Bulak” (Konyaspor.org.tr on September 24, 2008, Turkish)
- “Spor Kamuoyuna Duyuru” (Konyaspor.org.tr on November 28, 2008, Turkish)
- “Giray Bulak ve ekibi ile yollarımızı ayırdık” (Konyaspor.org.tr on May 19, 2009, Turkish)
- “Yeni Teknik Direktörümüz Ünal Karaman” (Konyaspor.org.tr on May 19, 2009, Turkish)
- hurriyet.com.tr: "Ziya Doğan istifası açıkladı" (accessed on August 8, 2014)
- milliyet.com.tr: Page no longer available , search in web archives: Konyaspor'da Yılmaz Vural dönemi (accessed on August 8, 2014)
- cumhuriyet.com.tr: "Konyaspor'a iki yıl transfer yasağı!" (accessed on June 18, 2014)
- “3 kulübün ismi değişti” (tff.org on July 12, 2012, Turkish)
- “Konyaspor, Konya Torku Şekerspor ile birleşiyor” (milliyet.com.tr on June 26, 2012, Turkish) ( Memento from April 18, 2013 in the web archive archive.today )
- “Konya Şeker'den 'Konyaspor' açıklaması” ( Memento from August 10, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) (konhaber.com on August 8, 2012, Turkish)
- anadolutelgraf.com: "Ve resmen Anadolu Selçukluspor" (accessed on August 13, 2012)
- zaman.com.tr: "Konyaspor'un 1 yıllık transfer yasağı sona erdi" ( Memento from August 10, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) (accessed on August 9, 2014)
- fotomac.com.tr: "Konyaspor'da Özkara'yla yollar ayrıldı" (accessed on November 22, 2012)
- fotomac.com.tr: "Konyaspor'da patron Uğur Tütüneker!" (Accessed on November 29, 2012)
- hurriyet.com.tr: Uğur Tütüneker istifa etti (accessed on December 13, 2013)
- ntv.spor.net: Konya'da Bakkal dönemi (accessed on December 21, 2013)
- milliyet.com.tr: "YENİ KONYA STADI AÇILIŞA HAZIR" (accessed on August 8, 2014)
- trtspor.com.tr: "Baydar müjdeyi verdi!" (Accessed on August 5, 2017)
- “Konya Ataturk Stadı yenileniyor” (arsivntvmsnbc.com on June 21, 2005, Turkish)
- Official homepage of the Turkish EURO 2016 application
- Promotion came about because the TFF 2nd Lig and the TFF 1st Lig were merged.
- Mackolik.com: statistics database retrieved on March 20 2019
- January 1, 1975, Milliyet, p. 11: "Kısa ... Kısa ... Kısa ... Kısa ... Kısa ..."
- January 1, 1975, Milliyet, p. 11: "Kısa ... Kısa ... Kısa ... Kısa ... Kısa ..."
- January 30, 1981, Milliyet, p. 11: "A Grubu'nda durum"
- June 24, 1982, Milliyet, p. 12: "Konyaspor 11 Temmuz'da yeni sezona girecek"
- August 16, 1982, Milliyet, p. 13
- Cumhuriyet (Konya): ss. 11. 20 Eylül 1984: "Konyaspor, Arda Vural'la anlaştı"
- Milliyet: ss. 13. 24 Nisan 1985: "Konyaspor Yönetim Kurulu, Teknik Director Arda Vural'ın görevine son verdi".
- November 22, 1985, Milliyet, p. 13: "" 3 ayda 27 antrenör, takımlara veda etti.
- January 15, 1986, Milliyet, p. 13: "Rekortmenler"
- konyaspor.org.tr: "Tarihçe" (accessed on June 19, 2014)