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Denizlispor

Denizlispor is a sports club based in Denizli, Turkey. It is known by its distinct green and black colors. The club's branches include football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, chess, and gymnastics. Known by their distinct green and black colors, Denizlispor is a sports club based out of Denizli, Turkey. The Denizlispor Football squad, which was originally founded in 1966, is currently the largest and most popular of the club’s teams with a seating capacity of up to 19,500 fans at Denzili Atatürk Stadium. As part of the Turkish Football Federation’s Süper Lig, Denizlispor have gained international recognition in recent years, when their fifth place finish in 2002 qualified them for a match in the UEFA Cup. That year, the team made a surprising run, defeating other European teams like FC Lorient, Sparta Prague, and Olympique Lyonnais, before losing in the fourth round to FC Porto, who would eventually go on to win the tournament. In anticipation of a promising season, the green and black hope to improve on last year’s seventh place finish by adding Darryl Roberts to their roster.

History

Denizlispor 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 14th, 1966. Turkish Football Federation. Denizlispor's the best success was 5th twice in 2001-2002 and 2003-2004 seasons.

2002 UEFA run

Denizlispor participated in European cups only once in its history. In 2002, after becoming 5th in Turkish league, Denizlispor qualified to play in the UEFA Cup. However Denizlispor made an unexpected run that was ended in 4th round when they lost to F.C. Porto, who won the cup that year. French FC Lorient, Sparta Prague and another Ligue 1 giant Olympique Lyonnais were all shockingly defeated by a lesser talented squad Denizlispor.

Emblem

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.

League participations

First Level: 1983-1988, 1994-1997, 1999-

Second Level: 1966-1983, 1988-1994, 1997-1999

Notable Games

Denizlispor - Sakaryaspor 6-1 06.02.2005
Denizlispor - Yimpaş Yozgatspor 5-0 12.08.2001

Recent seasons

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Manager
1999/00 TS 8 34 13 8 13 55 57 47 Ersun Yanal
2000/01

TS 11 34 12 9 13 53 56 45 Yilmaz Vural / Tevfik Lav
2001/02 TS 5 34 12 12 10 65 52 48 IC 1st round Riza Calimbay
2002/03

TS 10 34 10 10 14 37 42 40 UC 4th round Riza Calimbay / Giray Bulak
2003/04 TS 5 34 17 4 13 52 43 55

Giray Bulak
2004/05 TS 6 34 13 10 11 46 45 49 Giray Bulak
2005/06 TS 15 34 9 10 15 41 50 37

Nurullah Saglam
2006/07 TS 14 34 9 14 11 33 40 41

Guvenc Kurtar
2007/08 TS 7 34 13 6 15 48 48 45

Guvenc Kurtar
2008/09 TS

Ali Yalçın

Last updated: 21 July 2008
Div. = Division;TS = Turkcell Super League; 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 = Fortis Turkey Cup. Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up.

Current squad

As of July 10, 2008.

Players out on loan

Notable players

1970s

2000s

Coaches

Presidents

  • Dr. Samim Gök (1965-1967)
  • Ahmet Bahan (1967-1967)
  • Turan Bahadır (1968-1969)
  • Ali Dartanel (1969-1970)
  • Halil Narin (1969-1970)
  • Ali Dartanel (1970-1971)
  • Rafet Tavaslıoğlu (1970-1971)
  • Turan Bahadır (1971-1972)
  • Halil Narin (1971-1972)
  • Ali Dartanel (1972-1973)
  • İhsan Ölçer (1972-1973)
  • Necati Dalaman (1973-1974)
  • Hasan Gönüllü (1974-1975)

  • Mehmet Sevil (1975-1976)
  • İhsan Ölçer (1976-1977)
  • Yılmaz Kandemir (1976-1977)
  • Kemal Bağbaşlıoglu (1976-1978)
  • Samim Gök (1978-1979)
  • Nail Yıldız (1978-1979)
  • Samim Gök (1978-1979)
  • Nail Yıldız (1979-1980)
  • Mehmet Eskicioğlu (1980-1981)
  • Nail Yıldız (1980-1981)
  • Selami Damgacı (1980-1981)
  • Ahmet Dardar (1981-1984)
  • Ali Dartanel (1983-1984)

  • Ahmet Dardar (1984-1987)
  • Ali Baysal (1986-1990)
  • Ali İpek (1990-1991)
  • Ahmet Dardar (1991-1993)
  • Ali Marım (1993-1999)
  • Selami Urhan (1999-2000)
  • Mustafa Baysal (2000-2003)
  • Zafer Katrancı (2003-2005)
  • Ali İpek (2005-present)

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