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Denizlispor

Denizlispor is a football (soccer) club from Turkey.

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About Denizlispor

Denizlispor is a sports club based in Denizli, Turkey. It is known by its distinct green and black colors. The club's branches include football (soccer), volleyball, basketball, table tennis, chess, and gymnastics. The Denizlispor Football squad, which was originally founded in 1966, is currently the largest and most popular of the club’s teams with a seating capacity of up to 19,500 fans at Denzili Atatürk Stadium. As part of the Turkish Football Federation’s Süper Lig, Denizlispor have gained international recognition in recent years, when their fifth place finish in 2002 qualified them for a match in the UEFA Cup. That year, the team made a surprising run, defeating other European teams like FC Lorient, Sparta Prague, and Olympique Lyonnais, before losing in the fourth round to FC Porto, who would eventually go on to win the tournament. In anticipation of a promising season, the green and black hope to improve on last year’s seventh place finish by adding Darryl Roberts to their roster.

History

Denizlispor Kulübü was founded on May 26, 1966 as a merger of two smaller youth sports clubs, Çelik Yeşilspor Gençlik and Pamukkale Gençlik. They joined to form what is now Denizlispor, which was at the time a little-known sports & youth club in the Çaybaşı district of Denizli city. This union was then registered with Turkish football's governing body, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) under the name of Denizlispor Youth Club. The new football team joined Turkish football's 2nd division for the upcoming season on July 14, 1966. Turkish Football Federation. Denizlispor's the best success was 5th twice in 2001–2002 and 2003–2004 seasons. Denizlispor's form declined after 2004–2005 season and struggled avoiding from relegation. Denizlispor 1–1 drew with Fenerbahçe S.K. and gave championship to Galatasaray S.K. (football team) at away match on May 24, 2009, due to has an advantage against Konyaspor on dual average in 2008–2009 season. Unfortunately, Denizlispor finally relegated to Bank Asya First League at next season after goalless draw with Ankaragücü at home match on April 24, 2010.

Other branches

The club has association football, basketball, table tennis, chess, figure skating and gymnastics teams. The club's most famous branch is football team.

Emblem

The Denizlispor emblem was designed by Yakup Ünel, a founding member of the team. The emblem is based around the rooster which is identified with the province of Denizli. The team's colours come from the colours of a type of rooster with green and black feathers unique to Denizli region.

Sponsorships



Stadium

Denizlispor playing their home match in Denizli Atatürk Stadium. The stadium holds 15,427 people and was built in 1950. Denizlispor's first league match played against Eskişehirspor in 1983. The stadium hasn't got wire net.

League participations

- First Level: 1983–88, 1994–97, 1999–10
- Second Level: 1966–83, 1988–94, 1997–99, 2010–

European Cups



Recent seasons



Last updated: 21 July 2008

Div. = Division;TS = Turkcell Super League; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points

UCL = UEFA Champions League; UCWC = UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; UC = UEFA Cup; Cup = Fortis Turkey Cup.
Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up.


As of 13 September 2011



Coaches


- Altan Santepe (1966–69)
- Doğan Emültay (1969–72)
- İnanç Toker (1972–73)
- İsmail Kurt (1973–74)
- Melih Garipler (1974–75)
- Seracettin Kırklar (1975–76)
- İnanç Toker (1976–77)
- Şükrü Ersoy (1977–78)
- Melih Garipler (1978–79)
- Mustafa Özkula (1979–81)
- Refik Özvardar (1981–82)
- Halil Güngördü (1982–83)
- Doğan Andaç (1982–83)
- Nevzat Güzelırmak (1983–85)
- Özkan Sümer (1985–86)
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- Nihat Atmaca (1986–87)
- Zeynel Soyuer (1987–88)
- Fethi Demircan (1988–89)
- Nihat Atacan (1989–90)
- Bülent Ünder (1990–91)
- Behzat Çınar (1991–92)
- Melih Garipler (1991–92)
- Ilker Küçük (1992–93)
- Gündüz Tekin Onay (1992–93)
- Ömer Kaner (1993–94)
- Ümit Kayıhan (1994–96)
- Behzat Çınar (1996–97)
- Melih Garipler (1996–97)
- Raşit Çetiner (1997–98)
- Ersun Yanal (1998–2000)
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- Tevfik Lav (2000–01)
- Yılmaz Vural (2000–01)
- Sakıp Özberk (2001–02)
- Rıza Çalımbay (2001–03)
- Giray Bulak (2003–05)
- Nurullah Sağlam (2006)
- Faruk Hadžibegić (2006)
- Güvenç Kurtar (2006–08)
- Ali Yalçın (2008)
- Ümit Kayıhan (2008–09)
- Mesut Bakkal (2009)
- Erhan Altın (2009)
- Nurullah Sağlam (2009)
- Hakan Kutlu (2009–10)
- Hamza Hamzaoğlu (2010–2011)
- Güvenç Kurtar (2011–2011)

Presidents


- Dr. Samim Gök (1965–67)
- Ahmet Bahan (1967–67)
- Turan Bahadır (1968–69)
- Ali Dartanel (1969–70)
- Halil Narin (1969–70)
- Ali Dartanel (1970–71)
- Rafet Tavaslıoğlu (1970–71)
- Turan Bahadır (1971–72)
- Halil Narin (1971–72)
- Ali Dartanel (1972–73)
- İhsan Ölçer (1972–73)
- Necati Dalaman (1973–74)
- Hasan Gönüllü (1974–75)

- Mehmet Sevil (1975–76)
- İhsan Ölçer (1976–77)
- Yılmaz Kandemir (1976–77)
- Kemal Bağbaşlıoglu (1976–78)
- Samim Gök (1978–79)
- Nail Yıldız (1978–79)
- Samim Gök (1978–79)
- Nail Yıldız (1979–80)
- Mehmet Eskicioğlu (1980–81)
- Nail Yıldız (1980–81)
- Selami Damgacı (1980–81)
- Ahmet Dardar (1981–84)
- Ali Dartanel (1983–84)

- Ahmet Dardar (1984–87)
- Ali Baysal (1986–90)
- Ali İpek (1990–91)
- Ahmet Dardar (1991–93)
- Ali Marım (1993–99)
- Selami Urhan (1999–2000)
- Mustafa Baysal (2000–03)
- Zafer Katrancı (2003–05)
- Ali İpek (2005–10)
- Mehmet Özsoy (2010)
- Salih Amiroğlu (2010-11)
- Hasan Kibrislioğlu (2011)




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