Altay S.K.

Altay
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Full name Altay Spor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Büyük Altay (Great Altay)
Founded 16 January 1914; 107 years ago (1914-01-16)
Ground Bornova Stadium
Capacity 12,500
President Özgür Ekmekçioğlu
Manager Mustafa Denizli
League Süper Lig
2020–21 1. Lig, 5th of 18 (promoted via play-offs)
Website Club website

Altay Spor Kulübü is a Turkish professional football club based in the city of İzmir. Formed in 1914, Altay are nicknamed Büyük Altay (Great Altay). The club colors are black and white, and they currently play their home matches at the Bornova Stadium, while a new stadium is under construction at the site of the Altay Alsancak Stadium, where they previously played.[1]

Domestically, the club has finished third place for the Süper Lig three times and have won the Turkish Cup twice. They hold the record for most İzmir Football League titles with 14. They are the most successful İzmir-based club with 16 championships in various competitions.

Collecting 24 points of first halve of 1969–70 season in undefeated 15 games with 9 wins and 6 draws, Altay SK is one of six non-champion clubs that topped the first half of 1. Lig table, along with Kocaelispor in 1992–93, and Sivasspor in 2007–08, 2008–09 and 2019–20.[2]

History

Altay was founded in 1914 in İzmir as İstiklal. The initial aim of the club was to unite Turkish youth under sporting activities and to encourage them, because in the 1910s minorities dominated sporting activities in İzmir. Under Ottoman rule, Turkish footballers were unable to compete. Altay was supported by Turkish politicians of the era. Celal Bayar worked very hard in foundation of the club and gave his full support.[citation needed]

Altay has an important place in Turkey's football history. The club had a key role in uniting the Turkish community during the Turkish War of Independence.[citation needed] Many players and supporters of Altay SK lost their lives in the Turkish War.[citation needed] After the Surname Law was adopted, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gave General Fahreddin Pasha the surname of "Altay". Altay play in İzmir Alsancak Stadium first built in 1929 and recently renovated in 2021.

Honours

National Championships

National Cups

  • Turkish Cup
    • Winners (2): 1966–67, 1979–80
    • Runners-up (5): 1963–64, 1967–68, 1971–72, 1978–79, 1985–86
  • Super Cup
    • Runners-up (2): 1967, 1980
  • Prime Minister's Cup
    • Runners-up (3): 1972, 1979, 1986
  • Organ Doğan Cup
    • Runners-up (18): 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1958, 1961, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1984, 2004, 2005, 2021
  • Ayçilek Doğan Cup
    • Runners-up (2): 1973, 1978
  • Tore Doğan Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 1976
  • Aydin Doğan Cup
    • Runners-up (3): 1963, 1964, 1986

Regional competitions

  • İzmir Professional League
    • Winners (2): 1956–57, 1957–58
  • İzmir Football League
    • Winners (14) (record): 1923–24, 1924–25, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1940–41, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1956–57, 1957-58

1Altay won the championship as "Üçok" (Three arrows), an alliance between Altay, Altınordu, and Bucaspor.

League Participations

European record

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
Cup Winners' Cup 6 1 2 3 6 12 –6
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 2 1 0 1 5 6 –1
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 4 0 1 3 3 14 –11
Total 18 5 4 9 24 41 –17

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1967–68 1R Belgium Standard Liège 2–3 0–0 2–3
1968–69 1R Norway Lyn 3–1 1–4 4–5
1980–81 PR Portugal Benfica 0–0 0–4 0–4

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1977–78 1R East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 4–1 1–5 5–6

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1962–63 1R Italy Roma 2–3 1–10 3–13
1969–70 1R East Germany Carl Zeiss Jena 0–0 0–1 0–1

UEFA Intertoto Cup:

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1998 R1 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 3–1 2–3 5–4
R2 Hungary Diósgyőr 1–1 1–0 2–1
R3 France Bastia 3–2 (aet) 0–2 3–4

Players

Current squad

As of 14 February, 2021 [3]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Turkey TUR Yusuf Tekin
4 DF Germany GER Tolga Ünlü
5 DF Switzerland  SUI Berkay Sülüngöz
7 FW Netherlands NED Leandro Kappel
8 MF Turkey TUR Yekta Kurtuluş
10 MF Morocco MAR Adrien Regattin
15 MF Gabon GAB André Biyogo Poko
17 FW Turkey TUR Ziya Alkurt
18 FW Turkey TUR Abdullah Aydın (on loan from Beşiktaş)
19 FW Portugal POR Marco Paixão
20 FW Turkey TUR Kazımcan Karataş
22 DF Turkey TUR Çağlar Birinci
23 MF Turkey TUR Harun Alpsoy (on loan from Antalyaspor)
25 DF Turkey TUR Rıdvan Şimşek
26 MF Turkey TUR Ilhan Depe
27 DF Turkey TUR Mehmet Erdem Ugurlu
No. Pos. Nation Player
28 DF Turkey TUR Murat Akca
29 MF Senegal SEN Khaly Thiam
30 FW Turkey TUR Eren Erdoğan
33 GK Poland POL Adam Stachowiak
35 GK Turkey TUR Cihan Topaloğlu
38 DF Turkey TUR İbrahim Öztürk
53 DF Turkey TUR Lokman Gör
63 FW Turkey TUR Deniz Kadah
66 DF Turkey TUR Gençer Cansev
67 MF Turkey TUR Zeki Yildirim
77 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Jasmin Šćuk
83 MF Brazil BRA Márcio Mossoró
88 DF Turkey TUR Özgür Özkaya
89 MF Turkey TUR Erhan Çelenk
90 DF Turkey TUR Cebrail Karayel
99 GK Turkey TUR Ozan Evrim Özenç

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
45 GK Turkey TUR Aydın Bağ (at Vanspor)
MF Switzerland  SUI Hakan Demirci (at Kocaelispor)

See also

References

  1. ^ ALTAY tff.org (in Turkish), accessed 24 June 2010
  2. ^ "Futbolda İlk Yarı Liderleri ve Şampiyonlar" (in Turkish). Milliyet. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ "A TAKIM". Altay. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

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