İstanbul Başakşehir F.K.

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İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir logo.svg
Full nameİstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s)Boz Baykuşlar (The Grey Owls)
Turuncu Lacivertliler (The Orange-Navy Blues)
Short nameİBFK
Founded1990; 32 years ago (1990)
as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor
4 June 2014; 7 years ago (2014-06-04)
as İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
GroundFatih Terim Stadium
Capacity17,319[1][2]
PresidentGöksel Gümüşdağ
Head coachEmre Belözoğlu
LeagueSüper Lig
2021–22Süper Lig, 4th of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season

İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [isˈtɑnbuɫ bɑʃɑkʃeˈhiɾ futˈboɫ kulyˈby]) is a Turkish professional football club based in the Başakşehir district of Istanbul. The club is better known simply as İstanbul Başakşehir or, due to sponsorship, Medipol Başakşehir (Turkish pronunciation: [mediˈpoɫ bɑʃɑkʃeˈhiɾ]). The club was founded in 1990 as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sports Club). They first reached the highest level in Turkish Football in 2007–08. They play their home games at the Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul.

The club is one of six Süper Lig teams based in Istanbul, along with Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, Fatih Karagümrük S.K. and Kasımpaşa. In the 2016–17 season, they participated in the Süper Lig, Turkish Cup and UEFA Europa League. In the 2017–18 season they reached the play-off round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying round. They won their first top flight title in the 2019–20 season.

History[edit]

Starting line-up before play-off round 2nd leg encounter against Shakhtar Donetsk on 25 August 2016

The club is comparatively new compared with other professional Turkish teams, having been established in 1990. The club's former name was "ISKI SK" and they were owned by the municipality's water distribution company. ISKI SK competed in the Regional Amateur Football League in the 1990–91 season and were promoted to the TFF Second League. After promotion, the club's name changed to İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Turkish for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality). The club played in the TFF Second League until 1996, but after the 2006–07 season they were promoted to the Süper Lig. Finishing 12th in the 2007–08 season enabled them to remain in the Süper Lig for the 2007–08 season. In the 2009–10 season, the club finished the season in 6th place. In the 2012–13 season, the club finished 16th and relegated to the TFF First League. But it finished in the TFF First League as champions and made an immediate return to the top level in the 2013–14 season.

In 2014, the club was bought by new owners with ties to the ruling Justice and Development Party.[3][4] Its name was changed in June 2014 to "İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü".[5] During the following 2014–15 and 2015–16 seasons, the club finished in 4th place.

On 25 May 2015, İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü signed a sponsorship agreement with "Medipol Eğitim ve Sağlık Grubu" (Medipol Education and Health Group) for four years and the team's name changed to "Medipol Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü".[6]

On 19 July 2020, Başakşehir were crowned champions of the Turkish Süper Lig for the first time in the club's history.[7] They also became only the sixth club in the competition's history to win the league title and the fourth club from Istanbul to do so.[8][9][10]

They won their first Champions League fixture on 4 November 2020 in a 2–1 home win over English side Manchester United.

Stadium[edit]

Before the name change İstanbul Başakşehir were playing their games at Atatürk Olympic Stadium but starting from the 2014–15 season they began to play their games at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium which on 26 July 2014 opened officially to public. The venue has a capacity of 17,800 spectators. It is the new home of İstanbul Başakşehir playing in the Süper Lig. The construction of the stadium was completed in about 16 months, and it cost ₺178 million.

Honours[edit]

Leagues[edit]

Cup[edit]

Past seasons[edit]

Domestic results[edit]

Season League Place G W D L GF GA Pts Turkish Cup
1990–91 This season İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor played in Amateur Level[nb 1]
1991–92 TFF Second League (III) 9 34 10 13 11 35 37 43
1992–93 TFF Second League (III) 1 30 19 8 3 51 20 65
1993–94 TFF First League (II) 6 32 9 12 11 35 37 39 2nd Round
1994–95 TFF First League (II) 9 32 8 10 14 35 46 34 3rd Round
1995–96 TFF Second League (III) 3 26 14 8 4 49 22 50
1996–97 TFF Second League (III) 1 32 22 8 2 82 27 74 2nd Round
1997–98 TFF First League (II) 3 35 18 8 9 62 45 62 5th Round
1998–99 TFF First League (II) 7 36 16 7 13 65 52 55 4th Round
1999–00 TFF First League (II) 4 32 15 9 8 47 32 54 2nd Round
2000–01 TFF First League (II) 5 37 19 7 11 80 57 64 3rd Round
2001–02 TFF First League (II) 12 38 13 11 14 46 45 50 Last 32
2002–03 TFF First League (II) 14 34 11 7 13 35 48 40 1st Round
2003–04 TFF First League (II) 13 34 10 7 14 42 50 37 2nd Round
2004–05 TFF First League (II) 9 34 12 10 12 34 35 46 1st Round
2005–06 TFF First League (II) 7 34 13 13 8 43 31 52 2nd Round
2006–07 TFF First League (II) 2 34 19 8 7 56 27 65 Last 20
2007–08 Süper Lig (I) 12 34 10 8 16 44 47 38 2nd Round
2008–09 Süper Lig (I) 9 34 12 6 16 37 46 42 2nd Round
2009–10 Süper Lig (I) 6 34 16 8 10 47 11 56 Quarter-finals
2010–11 Süper Lig (I) 12 34 12 6 16 40 45 42 Runners-up
2011–12 Süper Lig (I) 6 34 14 8 12 48 49 50 Last 16
2012–13 Süper Lig (I) 16 34 9 9 16 43 50 36 2nd Round
2013–14 TFF First League (II) 1 36 24 6 6 76 38 78 Last 32
From 2014 to 2015 season as İstanbul Başakşehir Futbol Kulübü
2014–15 Süper Lig (I) 4 34 15 14 5 49 30 59 Last 16
2015–16 Süper Lig (I) 4 34 16 11 7 54 36 59 Quarter-finals
2016–17 Süper Lig (I) 2 34 21 10 3 63 28 73 Runners-up
2017–18 Süper Lig (I) 3 34 22 6 6 62 34 72 Round of 16
2018–19 Süper Lig (I) 2 34 19 10 5 49 22 67 Round of 16
2019–20 Süper Lig (I) 1 34 20 9 5 65 34 69 Round of 16
2020–21 Süper Lig (I) 12 40 12 12 16 43 55 48 Semi-finals

League affiliation[edit]

European history[edit]

Accurate as of 9 December 2020
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Champions League 12 2 2 8 15 28 −13 016.67
UEFA Europa League 24 7 6 11 24 35 −11 029.17
Total 36 9 8 19 39 63 −24 025.00

Source: UEFA.com
Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal Difference.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 3QR Netherlands AZ 1–2 0–2 1–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 3QR Croatia Rijeka 0–0 2–2 2–2 (a) Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1–2 0–2 1–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 3QR Belgium Club Brugge 2–0 3–3 5–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Spain Sevilla 1–2 2–2 3–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League Group C Portugal Braga 2–1 1–2 3rd Symbol delete vote.svg
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim 1–1 1–3
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 0–0 2–1
2018–19 UEFA Europa League 3QR England Burnley 0–0 0–1 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 3QR Greece Olympiacos 0–1 0–2 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League Group J Italy Roma 0–3 0–4 1st Symbol keep vote.svg
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 2–1
Austria Wolfsberger AC 1–0 3–0
R32 Portugal Sporting CP 4–1 1–3 5–4 Symbol keep vote.svg
R16 Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 0–3 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2020–21 UEFA Champions League Group H France Paris Saint-Germain 0–2 1–5 4th Symbol delete vote.svg
England Manchester United 2–1 1–4
Germany RB Leipzig 3–4 0–2
2022–23 UEFA Europa Conference League 2QR

UEFA ranking[edit]

As of 15 Jan 2022[11]
Rank Team Points
59 Belgium KAA Gent 25.500
60 Russia FC Spartak Moskva 25.500
61 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir 25.000
62 Azerbaijan Qarabağ FK 24.000
63 Spain Real Sociedad 24.000

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 April 2022[12]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Turkey TUR Volkan Babacan (Third captain)
3 DF Turkey TUR Hasan Ali Kaldırım
4 DF Turkey TUR Ravil Tagir
5 DF Brazil BRA Léo Duarte (on loan from Milan)
6 DF Moldova MDA Alexandru Epureanu (Vice-captain)
8 MF Serbia SRB Danijel Aleksić
10 MF Turkey TUR Berkay Özcan
11 MF Belgium BEL Nacer Chadli
13 GK Turkey TUR Ahmet Kıvanç
14 FW Turkey TUR Serdar Gürler
16 GK Turkey TUR Muhammed Şengezer
19 DF Turkey TUR Şener Özbayraklı
20 MF Portugal POR Pizzi (on loan from Benfica)
21 MF Turkey TUR Mahmut Tekdemir (Captain)
22 FW Norway NOR Fredrik Gulbrandsen
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Turkey TUR Deniz Türüç
27 MF Egypt EGY Trézéguet (on loan from Aston Villa)
28 MF Turkey TUR Tolga Ciğerci
41 DF Turkey TUR Efe Arda Koyuncu
42 MF Turkey TUR Ömer Ali Şahiner
48 MF Turkey TUR Salih Uçan (on loan from Beşiktaş)
50 MF Turkey TUR Metin Emre Karaal
52 MF Turkey TUR Emre Çolak
55 MF Burundi BDI Youssouf Ndayishimiye
60 DF Brazil BRA Lucas Lima
77 FW Italy ITA Stefano Okaka
80 DF Brazil BRA Júnior Caiçara
98 GK Turkey TUR Deniz Dilmen
99 FW Turkey TUR Atabey Çiçek
MF Turkey TUR Soner Aydoğdu

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Turkey TUR Ahmed Kutucu (at SV Sandhausen)
MF Austria AUT Peter Žulj (at Fehérvár)
DF Turkey TUR Emre Kaplan (at Hatayspor)
FW Turkey TUR Mete Kaan Demir (at Eyüpspor)
FW Turkey TUR Enes Karakuş (at Kirklarelispor)
DF Azerbaijan AZE Mert Çelik (at Neftçi Baku)
DF Turkey TUR Mustafa Kutay Pekşen (at Bayrampaşa)
DF Turkey TUR Muhammed Sarikaya (at Yeni Malatyaspor)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Cape Verde CPV Carlos Ponck (at Çaykur Rizespor)
DF Turkey TUR Cemali Sertel (at Çaykur Rizespor)
MF Nigeria NGA Azubuike Okechukwu (at Yeni Malatyaspor)
MF Turkey TUR Salim Farsak (at Alanya Kestelspor)
FW Turkey TUR Muhammet Arslantaş (at Belediye Kütahyaspor)
FW France FRA Enzo Crivelli (at Saint-Étienne)

Club Officials[edit]

Managers[edit]

Managers Nationality From Until Notes
No Information From 1990 to 1994[nb 2]
Recai Çaloğlu  Turkey 1994 1995
Cihat Erbil  Turkey 1995 1995
Turhan Özyazanlar  Turkey 1995 1996
Fahrettin Genç  Turkey 1996 2000 1 TFF Second League champions
Ali Osman Renklibay  Turkey 2000 2002
Kadir Özcan  Turkey 2002 2002
Ekrem Al  Turkey 2002 2003
Ali Osman Renklibay  Turkey 2003 2004
Uğur Tütüneker  Turkey 2004 2005
Hüsnü Özkara  Turkey 2005 2006
Abdullah Avcı  Turkey 2006 2011 1 Turkish Cup Final
Arif Erdem  Turkey 2011 2012
Carlos Carvalhal  Portugal 2012 2012 First non-Turkish manager
Bülent Korkmaz  Turkey 2012 2013
Cihat Arslan  Turkey 2013 2014 1 TFF First League champions
From 1990–91 to 2013–14 season as İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor
Abdullah Avcı  Turkey 2014 2019 2 Süper Lig Runners-up 1 Turkish Cup Final
Okan Buruk  Turkey 2019 2021 1 Süper Lig champions 1 Turkish Super Cup Final
Aykut Kocaman  Turkey 2021 2021
Emre Belözoğlu  Turkey 2021

Records[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only. Up to date as of 28 January 2022

Rank Player Years League Cup Europe Other Total
1 Turkey Mahmut Tekdemir 2006-Present 382 31 23 5 441
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Višća 2011-2022 341 21 33 3 398
3 Moldova Alexandru Epureanu 2014–Present 198 21 26 1 246
4 Turkey Volkan Babacan 2014–Present 171 17 11 0 199
5 Brazil Doka Madureira 2011-2017 161 19 5 6 191
6 Turkey Ekrem Eksioglu 2006-2013 159 22 0 5 186
7 Brazil Márcio Mossoró 2014-2019 150 11 15 0 176
8 Turkey Efe Inanc 2004-2013 149 15 5 0 169
9 Brazil Júnior Caiçara 2017–Present 132 8 24 0 162
10 Turkey Irfan Can Kahveci 2017-2021 116 12 22 0 150

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only. Up to date as of 28 January 2022

Rank Player Years League Cup Europe Matches Total
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Višća 2011-2022 95 1 14 387 110
2 Brazil Doka Madureira 2011-2017 37 2 1 191 45
3 Turkey Mehmet Batdal 2013-2018 31 8 0 126 39
4 Togo Emmanuel Adebayor 2017-2019 24 3 1 76 28
5 Turkey Ibrahim Akin 2008-2011 24 3 0 104 27
6 Sweden Samuel Holmén 2010-2013
2016-2017
22 4 0 139 27
7 Senegal Demba Ba 2018-2019 20 4 1 83 26
8 Cameroon Pierre Webó 2011-2013 22 0 0 56 22
9 Brazil Márcio Mossoró 2014-2019 19 0 2 176 21
10 Serbia Danijel Aleksic 2019–Present 16 3 1 92 20

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No information about results
  2. ^ No Domestic Results

References[edit]

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