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Full nameAntalyaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Akrepler (Scorpions)
Founded2 July 1966;54 years ago (1966-07-02)
Ground Antalya Arena
PresidentAli Şafak Öztürk
Manager Tamer Tuna
League Süper Lig
2019–20 Süper Lig, 9th
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Antalyaspor is a Turkish professional football club located in the city of Antalya. The club's colours are red and white. They play their home matches at the Antalya Arena. In Turkey, the club won the First League twice in 1982 and 1986 and finished as runners-up for the Turkish Cup in 2000.



Antalyaspor was established in 1966 when three local teams (Yenikapı SuSpor, İlk Işıkspor and Ferrokromspor) united to establish a club for the coastal city of Antalya. The club competed in the lower divisions of the Turkish football league system before promotion to the Süper Lig in 1982–83. Their first stint of top-flight football lasted for two years, and they were relegated to the TFF First League at the end of the 1984–85 season. Though promoted to the next season they were relegated again. They competed in the TFF First League until the end of the 1993–94 season, when they beat İstanbulspor 3–2 in the final playoffs. Their longest stint of top-flight football lasted until 2001–02. During that time span, the club competed in the UEFA Intertoto Cup twice and the UEFA Cup once. They reached the finals of the Turkish Cup in 2000 but lost 5–3 to Galatasaray. Antalyaspor competed in the UEFA Cup the following season, defeating Werder Bremen 2–0 before losing 6–0 in the second leg. [1] The club was relegated at the end of the 2001–02 season, finishing one point below the relegation zone. The club earned promotion back to the Süper Lig after placing second in the 2005–06 1.Lig. On 3 December 2006, Pavol Straka scored the club's 500th goal in top-flight football. In the following year they were relegated back to the TFF First League, but earned promotion again the next season. They finished ninth at the end of the 2009–10 season. [2]

Past seasons

League affiliation


Domestic League

Domestic Cup

European history

European participations
1996 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 7 Flag of Belarus.svg Ataka-Aura Minsk N/A3–03rd
Flag of Russia.svg Rotor Volgograd 2–1N/A
Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel 2–5N/A
Flag of Ukraine.svg Shakhtar Donetsk N/A0–1
1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 11 Flag of Russia.svg Lokomotiv Nizhny Novgorod N/A0–14th
Flag of Slovenia.svg Publikum N/A1–1
Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi Haifa 0–2N/A
Flag of Serbia.svg Proleter Zrenjanin 1–0N/A
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Kapaz 5–02–07–0
1R Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen 2–00–62–6

Colours and badge

The club emblem includes capital letters A and S which stands for Antalya and Spor (sport in Turkish) respectively. In the middle of these letters, there is the figure of Yivli Minare which is one of the several symbols of the city of Antalya. Three rectangular shapes on the Yivli Minare represent the unity of the three teams of Antalya. [3]


From 2012 Antalyaspor played their home matches at Akdeniz University Stadium which holds 7,083 spectators. It is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey and is owned by Akdeniz University. In 2013 Antalyaspor began construction of their new stadium, Antalya Arena. This stadium, which opened in the summer of 2015, seats 33,032 spectators and features a football park, education centre, football academy, and extra training pitches to host camps of European or Asian teams. The stadium is nicknamed 100 Yıl (Centenary), after the major artery of the same name, 100 Yil Bulvari, which passes directly south of the plot. This thoroughfare was named in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic.


Current squad

As of 31 January 2020.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

1 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Yakup Mert Çakır
2 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Ersan Gülüm
4 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Salih Dursun
5 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Bahadır Öztürk
6 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Eren Albayrak
7 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Doğukan Sinik
8 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Charles
9 Flag of Argentina.svg FW Gustavo Blanco Leschuk
11 Flag of Germany.svg FW Lukas Podolski
12 Flag of Nigeria.svg FW Paul Mukairu
13 Flag of Russia.svg DF Fyodor Kudryashov
14 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Mevlüt Han Ekelik
16 Flag of Angola.svg MF Fredy
17 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Tarık Çamdal
18 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Yekta Kurtuluş
19 Flag of Germany.svg MF Ufuk Akyol
20 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Chico
22 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Harun Alpsoy
23 Flag of Brazil.svg FW Amilton
25 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg GK Ruud Boffin
30 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Nazım Sangaré
35 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Ferhat Kaplan
41 Flag of France.svg DF Aly Cissokho
59 Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg MF Delvin N'Dinga
77 Flag of Germany.svg FW Sinan Gümüş (on loan from Genoa)
81 Flag of North Macedonia.svg FW Adis Jahović
88 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Hakan Özmert (vice-captain)
89 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Veysel Sarı
90 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Halil İbrahim Sevinç
92 Flag of Morocco.svg MF Aatif Chahechouhe
99 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Bünyamin Balcı

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg FW Jean-Armel Drolé (at Las Palmas)
Flag of Turkey.svg MF Mustafa İnan (at Kemerspor 2003)
Flag of France.svg MF William Vainqueur (at Toulouse)
Flag of Turkey.svg MF Sergen Yatağan (at BB Bodrumspor)


Club officials

Board members

PresidentAli Şafak Öztürk
Deputy ChairmanNurettin Ünal
Deputy Chairmanİsmail Ömer Bilal
Vice-PresidentBora Terzioğlu
Vice-PresidentŞefik Öz
Board MembersEmin Altıner
Board MembersSalih Peker
Board MembersSalman Aksal
Board MembersProf. Dr. Cumhur Arıcı
Board MembersProf. Dr. Mustafa Özdoğan
Board MembersNadire Konuk Akıncıoğlu
Board MembersMehmet Akdağ
Board MembersEmin Hesapçıoğlu
Board MembersSabri Ünver
Board MembersÜnal Pala
Board MembersTolga Çelik
Board MembersMustafa Vicir
Board MembersÖzgür Kasapoğlu
Board Membersİnanç Kendiroğlu

Source:  [4]

Technical staff

Manager Tamer Tuna
Assistant managerBülent Albayrak
Goalkeeping coachCengiz Birgen
CoachKenan Oktay
CoachAyhan Tenbeloğlu
Coach Servet Çetin
AnalistBurhan Kılıç
Team ManagerCem Deda
Club doctorBurhanettin Çalım
PhysiotherapistIrfan Korkmaz
PhysiotherapistMuhammed Büyükdemir
MasseurMetin Demirağ
MasseurOsman Karacan
MasseurUğur Çimen

Source:  [5]


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