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Full nameDenizlispor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Horozlar (Roosters)
Founded26 May 1966;53 years ago (1966-05-26)
Ground Denizli Atatürk Stadium
Denizli, Turkey
ChairmanAli Çetin
Manager Bülent Uygun
League Süper Lig
2018–19 TFF First League, 1st (promoted)
Website Club website
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Denizlispor, due to current sponsorship Yukatel Denizlispor, is a Turkish sports club based in Denizli. It is known by its distinct green and black colors. The club's branches include football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, and gymnastics. The Denizlispor football squad, which was founded in 1966, is the largest and most popular of the club’s teams. The team plays its home matches at the Denizli Atatürk Stadium, which has a seating capacity of up to 19,500 fans.[ citation needed ]


Denizlispor finished fifth in the 2001–02 Süper Lig, which qualified them for the UEFA Cup. In the 2002–03 UEFA Cup, the team defeated FC Lorient, Sparta Prague, and Olympique Lyonnais, before losing in the fourth round to FC Porto, who won the tournament.


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 drew 1–1 with Fenerbahçe and gave the championship to Galatasaray S.K., Fenerbahçe's archrival at last week in 2005–2006 season. Denizlispor remained in Super League despite 3–0 loss to Ankaragücü at away match on May 24, 2009, due to has an advantage against Konyaspor on dual average in 2008–2009 season. Denizlispor was relegated to TFF First League at next season after goalless draw with Ankaragücü at home match on April 24, 2010.

Other branches

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


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Denizli SK's classic home kit

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.



Denizlispor play their home matches 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 does not have wire nets. [1]

League participations

European Cups

UEFA Cup/Europa League:

2002–03 1R Flag of France.svg FC Lorient 2–01–33–3 (a)
2R Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague 2–00–12–1
3R Flag of France.svg Lyon 0–01–01–0
4R Flag of Portugal.svg FC Porto 2–21–63–8

Intertoto Cup:

2001 1R Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg NK Čelik 3–50–13–6

Recent seasons

SeasonDiv.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Europe ManagerNotes
1966/672Rd732137122528332nd RoundAltan SantepeFirst season
1967/682Rd23816148372246Altan SantepeDid not qualify for Turkish Cup
1968/692Rd234121842414422nd RoundAltan Santepe
1969/702Rd33014972816371st Round Altan Santepe / Kadri Aytaç
1970/712Rd730153123225332nd RoundAltan Santepe / Doğan Emültay
1971/722Rd113010812161928Altan Santepe / Melih Garipler / Seracettin Kırklar Did not qualify for Turkish Cup
1972/732Rd113081210232628 İnanç Toker / Doğan Emültay Did not qualify for Turkish Cup
1973/742Rd9308148252530Seracettin Kırklar / İsmail Kurt / Melih GariplerDid not qualify for Turkish Cup
1974/752Rd143081012233926Melih Garipler / İsmail KurtDid not qualify for Turkish Cup
1975/762Rd1330107132127272nd RoundSeracettin Kırklar / Melih Garipler / İnanç Toker
1976/772Rd1330810122441261st Round İnanç Toker
1977/782Rd1432713122032272nd Round Şükrü Ersoy / İnanç Toker
1978/792Rd830910112224284th Round Şükrü Ersoy / Melih Garipler
1979/802B1030109112831296th Round Mustafa Özkula / İnanç Toker
1980/812A534148124433363rd RoundMustafa Özkula / Melih Garipler / İnanç Toker
1981/822B52812794120315th Roundİnanç Toker / Refik Özvardar
1982/832B13020643812465th Round Halil Güngördü / Doğan Andaç Promoted to Süper Lig
1983/84SL7341210123642345th Round Nevzat Güzelırmak First Süper Lig season
1984/85SL163491114394829Semi-Final Nevzat Güzelırmak Best Turkish Cup position
1985/86SL1236128164039326th Round Özkan Sümer / Ilie Datcu
1986/87SL7361114114135366th Round Nihat Atacan / Necdet Zorluer
1987/88SL1738129173548455th RoundNecdet Zorluer / Zeynel Soyuer Relegated
1988/892C23419965329661st Round Fethi Demircan
1989/902B432141174531534th Round Bülent Ünder / Behzat Çınar
1990/912B33418795627614th RoundBehzat Çınar
1991/922B33418796850615th RoundMelih Garipler
1992/931L41810263020321st Round Bülent Ünder / Erkan Velioğlu / Gündüz Tekin Onay
1993/941L21811253627356th Round Ömer Kaner Promoted to Süper Lig
1994/95SL1534811154153356th Round Ümit Kayıhan
1995/96SL1534810163850346th Round Ümit Kayıhan
1996/97SL173455243681205th Round Milorad Mitrović / Behzat Çınar / Ersun Yanal / Melih Garipler Relegated
1997/981L31810353323335th Round Raşit Çetiner
1998/991L2189544030323rd Round Ersun Yanal Promoted to Süper Lig
1999/00SL834138135557473rd Round Ersun Yanal
2000/01SL113412913535645Round of 16 Yılmaz Vural / Tevfik Lav
2001/02SL534121210655248Semi-Final IC 1st round Rıza Çalımbay Best league position and first season in Europe
2002/03SL1034101014374240Round of 16 UC 4th round Rıza Çalımbay / Giray Bulak Best UEFA Cup position
2003/04SL53417413524355Quarter-Final Giray Bulak Best league position
2004/05SL634131011464549Semi-Final Giray Bulak Best Turkish Cup position
2005/06SL153491015415037Semi-Final Nurullah Sağlam Best Turkish Cup position
2006/07SL1434914113340412nd Round Güvenç Kurtar
2007/08SL73413615484845Group Stage Güvenç Kurtar
2008/09SL153411518395238Quarter-Final Ali Yalçın / Ümit Kayıhan / Mesut Bakkal
2009/10SL17346820304926Quarter-Final Erhan Altın / Nurullah Sağlam / Hakan Kutlu Relegated
2010/111L932111110403144Group stage Hamza Hamzaoğlu / Serhat Güller
2011/121L10341112115146452nd Round Güvenç Kurtar / Osman Özköylü
2012/131L11341110133537432nd Round Engin İpekoğlu / Selahattin Dervent / Özcan Bizati
2013/141L1036144184256462nd Round Serdar Dayat / Yusuf Şimşek / Özcan Bizati
2014/151L153489173851332nd Round Özcan Bizati / Engin İpekoğlu / Mehmet Altıparmak
2015/161L1534109154152362nd Round Mehmet Altıparmak / Ali Yalçın / Koray Palaz
2016/171L11341110134645403rd Round Ali Tandoğan / Mehmet Ali Keskinler / Ali Yalçın
2017/181L1534108164347382nd Round Yusuf Şimşek / Reha Erginer / Fatih Tekke
2018/19 1L13421946732724th Round Osman Özköylü / Yücel İldiz Promoted to Süper Lig
2019/20 SL--------Round of 16 Yücel İldiz / Mehmet Özdilek / Bülent Uygun

Last updated: 12 May 2019
Div. = Division; SL = Turkish Super League; 1L = TFF First League 2B = Turkish Second Football League, Group B; 2Rd = Turkish Second Football League, Red Group; 2Wh = Turkish Second Football League, White Group; 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 = Turkey Cup. Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up.


Current squad

As of 25 January 2020. [2]

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 Hüseyin Altıntaş
2 Flag of Portugal.svg DF Tiago Lopes
3 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Muhammet Özkal
5 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Mustafa Yumlu
6 Flag of Cameroon.svg MF Marc Kibong Mbamba
7 Flag of Colombia.svg FW Hugo Rodallega (captain)
8 Flag of Poland.svg MF Radosław Murawski
9 Flag of Mali.svg FW Hadi Sacko
10 Flag of Morocco.svg MF Ismaïl Aissati
11 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Sedat Şahintürk (on loan from Beşiktaş)
13 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Ali Eren Yalçın
15 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Oğuz Yılmaz
16 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Asım Aksungur
19 Flag of Colombia.svg FW Óscar Estupiñán (on loan from Vitória de Guimarães)
20 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Recep Niyaz
21 Flag of Morocco.svg DF Zakarya Bergdich
23 Flag of Nigeria.svg MF Ogenyi Onazi
25 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Tolgahan Acar
44 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Alihan Kalkan
55 Flag of Tunisia.svg DF Syam Ben Youssef
60 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Özgür Çek
61 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Zeki Yavru
70 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Olcay Şahan
72 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Murathan Sütçü
77 Flag of The Gambia.svg FW Modou Barrow (on loan from Reading)
90 Flag of Ghana.svg MF Isaac Sackey (on loan from Alanyaspor)

Out on loan

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



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