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Gaziantepspor logo.svg
Full nameGaziantepspor
Nickname(s)Şahinler (The Falcons)
Founded25 February 1969;51 years ago (1969-02-25)
Ground Gaziantep Arena, Turkey
PresidentHasan şahin
Manager Ender Alkan
LeagueTFF 1 Lig (fifth division)
201920 TFF First League, 18. (relegated)
Website Club website

Gaziantepspor was a Turkish football club located in the city of Gaziantep. Formed in 1969, Gaziantepspor are nicknamed the Şahinler (The Falcons). The club colours are black and red, and they played their home matches at New Gaziantep Stadium. [1]




The first sports club in Gaziantep was founded by students at the American College in 1923. Several other clubs were founded soon after; Altınışık, Kilis İdman Yurdu Spor Kulübü, and Türkocağı Spor Kulübü. However, these clubs did not last long, with Altınışık and Türkocağı folding in 1929 and 1931 respectively. Türkocağı went on to merge with Sanatkarlar Spor Kulübü to form Gaziantep İdman Yurdu. The club did not register in time for the Gaziantep amateur league and were only permitted to compete in friendly matches. Gaziantep Idman Yurdu disbanded in 1932. [2]

There were no clubs in Gaziantep until 1938, with the sports branch of the community centre taking over and running all sporting activities.


Gaziantepspor which bears the name of Gaziantep city was founded in the first days of 1969. Gaziantep city's leading people held a meeting under the chairmanship of Mayor Abdulkadir Batur and they made a first attempt for the foundation of the club.

Later on, as a result of continuing meetings, Gaziantepspor Club was founded in 1969. Important figures in Gaziantep held a meeting with then-mayor Abdülkadir Batur in order to form the club. A total of 58 people helped with the foundation of Gaziantepspor in 1969. Besir Bayram who was a founder member, has been a first president. The club contested friendly matches in their first season. They were allowed to join the 3.Lig in 1970. [3]

Playing history

Gaziantepspor finished its first season by playing friendly matches. The red–blacks started to play in the Turkish League in 1970–71 season through a decree executed in 1970 which allowed city teams play directly in the third division. In their first season of professional football, Gaziantepspor finished third in the 3.Lig, Yeşil Grup (Green Group). [4]

The club finished second in the 2.Lig in 1974–75, barely missing promotion by three points. [5] Gaziantepspor were promoted to the top-flight after the 1978–79 season. [6] The club managed to stay afloat in their first season in the 1.Lig, finishing one point above the relegation zone. [7] The club was relegated in 1983, but earned promotion back to the top-flight in 1990, where they have competed since. The club had the best position in the top-flight as 3rd in the 1999–2000 and 2000–01 seasons. In the 2016–17 season, Gaziantepspor was relegated from the Super Lig. In the 2017–18 season, they were relegated from the 1.Lig.

Colours and emblem

The club colours are red and black. The colours were chosen as a dedication to the martyrs who gave up their lives to defend Gaziantep; black for the martyrs, and red for the martyrs blood. [3]

Gaziantepspor’s emblem represents the city's landmarks and was designed under the guidance of ex-chairman Celal Doğan. Gaziantep castle is symbolized by the outline of the logo. Above the Gaziantep banner lies the martyr's memorial, the checkered background represents the cities treat to the world, the famous desert ‘Baklava’. In the foreground is a Falcon which is the clubs nickname as well as the name of one of the cities heroes Şahinbey. [8]


The club enjoy most of their support from the city and surrounding provinces. Their main ultra group is called Gençlik 27, (Youngers 27), 27 corresponds to the province's code. Gençlik 27 was founded in 1996 by Hasan Günoğlu also known as Hasan Reis (Reis meaning Boss). The supporter group are renowned for creating a great atmosphere at home games with their red flares flags and are found in the 5th and 6th stands behind the goal. Gaziantepspor fans also are known for being proud of their Anatolian heritage, playing national Turku Anadolu music, causing trouble, causing fights, violence and many crowd trouble is reported at games, which is caused by every fan and club in Turkish football as it is more than religion for the Turkish population. [8]

League participations

Participations in Super League and Cups

SeasonDiv.Pos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Manager
2005–06 SL 1134101014345040SF Flag of Italy.svg Walter Zenga
2006–07 SL 1134111013313943QF Flag of Turkey.svg Samet Aybaba
2007–08 SL 934111013364543 Flag of Turkey.svg Erdoğan Arıca / Flag of Turkey.svg Mesut Bakkal
2008–09 SL 834121111464847 Flag of Turkey.svg Nurullah Sağlam
2009–10 SL 133491312383940 Flag of Portugal.svg José Couceiro
2010–11 SL 4341789443359SF Flag of Turkey.svg Tolunay Kafkas
2011–12 SL 103413912393348 Flag of Turkey.svg Abdullah Ercan / Flag of Turkey.svg Hikmet Karaman
2012–13 SL 1034121012424946 Flag of Turkey.svg Hikmet Karaman / Flag of Turkey.svg Bülent Uygun
2013–14 SL 153410717385837 Flag of Turkey.svg Bülent Uygun / Flag of Turkey.svg Sergen Yalçın / Flag of Turkey.svg Tahsin Tam
2014–15 SL 103411716314840 Flag of Turkey.svg Okan Buruk
2015-16 SL 14349916315036
2016-17 SL 17347522306526Relegated
2017-18 1L 18342428181001
2019-20 1L 18342428181001



Third Position (2): 1999–00, 2000–01
Fourth Position (2): 1980–81, 2010–11
Winners (2): 1978–79,1989–90
Winners (1): 1971–72


Winners: 2011–12
Winners (1)
Winners (5)
Winners: 1978–79

European participations

UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League :

2000–01 1R Flag of Spain.svg Deportivo Alavés 3–40–03–4
2001–02 QR Flag of Moldova.svg Zimbru Chișinău 4–10–04–1
1R Flag of Israel.svg Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–10–11–2
2003–04 1R Flag of Israel.svg Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–00–01–0
2R Flag of France.svg Lens 3–03–16–1
3R Flag of Italy.svg Roma 1–00–21–2
2011–12 Q2 Flag of Belarus.svg Minsk 5–11–16–2
Q3 Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warsaw 0–10–00–1

UEFA Intertoto Cup :

1996 Group 10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Groningen N/A1–14th
Flag of Hungary.svg Vasas 3–2N/A
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Lierse N/A0–1
Flag of Estonia.svg Trans Narva 0–0N/A

UEFA club competition record

UEFA Cup 125431610
UEFA Europa League 412163
UEFA Intertoto Cup 412144


Gaziantepspor play their home matches at Gaziantep Kamil Ocak Stadium. The stadium is named after former politician Kamil Ocak (1914–69), who was a member of parliament and a minister of state responsible for sports between 1965 and 1969; [9] he helped build sporting facilities in Gaziantep. [9] The stadium was opened in 1974 and it currently seats 16,981 spectators. The field is covered with grass, and the stadium also has floodlights. [1]


Current squad

As of 1 October 2019 [10]

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 Adnan Karabulut
4 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Mustafa Nacar
5 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Mustafa Sülüker
7 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Erdal Ahmet Özdemir
8 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Batuhan Necioğlu
10 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Müslüm Talşik
11 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Ahmet Olğun
17 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Sait Üzümcü
19 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Sirac Susancak
21 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Yakup Zengin
77 Flag of Iran.svg FW Tohid Ghanbarloo
22 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Ferhat Güler
23 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Hasan Genç
27 Flag of Turkey.svg MF İlker Günaslan
32 Flag of Turkey.svg GK Selçuk Özcan
33 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Muhammed Ersin Oğuz
76 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Tarık Kamış
78 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Hazar Saygılı
80 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Gökhan Çamur
91 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Furkan Özyaşar
92 Flag of Turkey.svg MF Mustafa Çakır
97 Flag of Turkey.svg FW Yusuf Erdem
45 Flag of Turkey.svg GK FURKAN FIRAT BİÇEN
46 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Mustafa kılıç
47 Flag of Turkey.svg DF Mehmet hurkan demir
66 Flag of Turkey.svg MF ADEM KOÇASLAN
24 Flag of Turkey.svg DF BÜNYAMİN YILDIRIM
99 Flag of Turkey.svg FW MEHMET UFUK SARI
72 Flag of Turkey.svg MF YUNUS EMRE KURT
70 Flag of Brazil.svg MF FİLİPE DESOZA

Current coaching staff

Ender Alkan Flag of Turkey.svg Manager
Flag of Turkey.svg Assistant-manager
Flag of Turkey.svg Goalkeeper Coach
Flag of Turkey.svg Fitness Coach

All-time top scorers

RankPlayerApps [11] YearsGoal
1 Flag of Turkey.svg Hasan Çelik 1601988–9656
2 Flag of Turkey.svg Hasan Özer 1601992–0553
3 Flag of Turkey.svg Cenk Tosun 1302010–1451
4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Elvir Bolić 751992–9545
5 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Zdravko Lazarov 1032003–0641
6 Flag of Turkey.svg Fatih Tekke 672000–0331
7 Flag of Turkey.svg Ayhan Akman 1121994–9826
8 Flag of Turkey.svg Hüseyin Çakıroğlu 1281979–8426
8 Flag of Brazil.svg Beto 822007–1125
8 Flag of Turkey.svg Oktay Derelioğlu 311989–9025
9 Flag of Belarus.svg Maksim Romaschenko 682000–0324
10 Flag of Turkey.svg Erdal Güneş 1371999–0824

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