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Konyaspor

Konyaspor is a football (soccer) club from Turkey.

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About Konyaspor

Konyaspor is a professional Turkey football club based in Konya. Konyaspor currently play in the TFF First League. 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 Konya Atatürk Stadium.

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.

League Participations

- Super League : 1988–93, 2003–09, 2010–11
- TFF First League: 1965–69, 1971–79, 1980–88, 1993–03, 2009–10, 2011–
- TFF Second League: 1969–71, 1979–80

Honours

- TFF First League:
- - Winners (3): 1988, 2003, 2010
- TSYD Cup:
- - Winners (5):

Stadium

Konya Atatürk

New Konya Stadium

New Konya Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Konya, Turkey. It will effectively replace the ageing Konya Atatürk Stadium at the end of 2013, which has been in use since the early 1950s. The stadium will have a capacity of nearly 38.656 people (all-seated) and will be totally covered.




Retired numbers

10 – Branimir Poljac, Football (soccer) positions Midfielders (2009–10)

Notable former players


- Jefferson de Oliveira Galvão
- Kauê Caetano da Silva
- Alex Yordanov
- Johnnier Montaño
- Thierry Fidjeu
- João Alexandre Duarte Ferreira Fernandes
- Cenk İşler
- Ceyhun Eriş

- Ogün Temizkanoğlu
- Saffet Sancaklı
- Serhat Akın
- Suat Kaya
- Tolunay Kafkas
- Ünal Karaman
- Zafer Biryol

Coaching staff


Managerial History



Recent seasons

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Presidents



- Mehmet Koşeoğlu (2002–04)
- Ahmet Şan (2004–07)
- Mustafa Yayla (2007–08)
- M.Ali Küntoğlu (2008–09)
- Bahattin Karapınar (2009–)




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