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Göztepe A.Ş.

Göztepe A.Ş. are a Turkish sports club in Güzelyalı, İzmir. Göztepe were the first Turkish football club to ever reach a semi-final in a European Cup Competition in 1968.

The club enjoyed their best success between the years 1963-1971 under the supervision of the legendary coach Adnan Suvari. Their famous 11 during this period of success is still remembered today: Ali Artuner, Mehmet "Junior" Işıkal, Çağlayan Derebaşı, Hüseyin Yazıcı, Mehmet "Senior" Aydın, Nevzat "English" Guzelırmak, Nihat Yayöz, Ertan Öznur, Fevzi Zemzem, Gürsel Aksel, Halil Kiraz.

Göztepe lived through immense financial troubles since 2002. Due to the inability to reduce their outstanding debt, the football club have been banned from signing new players, which resulted in a drastic free fall with the team being relegated 4 times in the last 5 seasons. On April 21st, 2007, they lost their last home game 2-0 against Aliağa Belediyespor in Turkish 3rd Division and were relegated to the Izmir Super Amateur Division.

On August 20th, 2007, the club have been sold in an auction to an Istanbul based business conglomerate Altınbaş Group. The new owner, businessman İmam Altınbaş, has vowed to take Göztepe back to the Turkish Super League, making them one of the top five clubs in Turkish football. The new owners of the club have been first received by the local fan base with some suspicion, although there have been recent calls for solidarity and cooperation under the new ownership.

Göztepe are one of the last examples of an authentic neighborhood club, located in the Güzelyalı neighborhood of Izmir. They have one of the most devoted and die-hard fan bases in Turkey, despite their recent downfall. In terms of their fan base and attendance figures for their games, they are behind only the three Istanbul giants (Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Beşiktaş). Even their games in the Amateur Division attract more fans than most clubs in the Turkish Super League.

The team competed in the Turkish Amateur Championship for the 2007-2008 season but were eliminated by Ayazağaspor after a 6-5 penalty kick shootout in Eskişehir. However, Aliağa Belediyespor merged with Göztepe, so that they took place of Aliağa Belediyespor's in the Third League on June 18, 2008. They will play in TFF Third League - Group 2 in 2008-2009 season.

The main rivals of Göztepe are another Izmir club, Karşıyaka S.K.. When the two teams played on May 16th, 1981 while pursuing the Turkish Second Division title, the game attracted an audience of 80,000 people. The Guiness Book of World Records recognizes this milestone as a world record for a Second Division football game and The Guardian published an article named "The biggest non-top-flight attendance ever including this match. The game was a 0-0 draw, but Göztepe were crowned champions a week later when they beat Balıkesirspor 3-2 at home, while Karşıyaka slipped against Bandırmaspor.

League Participations

First Level (Now Turkcell Super League): 1958-1977, 1978-1980, 1981-1982, 1999-2000, 2001-2003

Second Level (Now Bank Asya First League): 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1982-1999, 2000-2001, 2003-2004

Third Level (Now TFF Second League): 2004-2005

Fourth Level (Now TFF Third League): 2005-2007, 2008-2009

Super Amateur League: 2007-2008

Participations in TSL and Cups

Season Pos. Pld W D L GF GA Pts Cup Europe

1958-1959 4 14 5 5 4 23 21 15

1959-60 14 38 9 14 15 35 41 32

1960-61 13 38 12 10 16 40 53 34

1961-62 7 38 12 17 9 46 42 41

1962-63 7 20 8 3 9 27 25 19

1963-64 5 34 14 12 8 39 31 40

1964-65 4 30 11 9 10 31 33 31 UCUP 1st round

1965-66 5 30 12 8 10 33 27 32 UCUP 2nd round
1966-67 4 32 14 10 8 47 31 38 runner-up UCUP 1st round
1967-68 4 32 13 9 10 46 34 35 UCUP 3rd round
1968-69 7 30 9 12 9 30 26 30 winner UCUP semi-final

1969-70 5 30 12 11 7 33 29 35 winner UCWC quarter-final

1970-71 3 30 14 9 7 38 21 37 UCWC 2nd round

1971-72 9 30 10 9 11 32 32 29

1972-73 8 30 11 8 11 33 31 30

1973-74 13 30 8 10 12 24 28 26

1974-75 14 30 4 17 9 23 37 25

1975-76 14 30 7 12 11 31 32 26

1976-77 15 30 8 9 13 21 31 25

1978-79 10 30 9 10 11 30 31 28

1979-80 14 30 8 11 11 27 33 27

1981-82 16 32 4 8 20 17 53 16

1999-00 17 34 7 5 22 26 54 26

2001-02 7 34 12 9 13 38 56 45

2002-03 17 34 5 11 18 32 57 26

Pos. = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Won; D = Drawn; L = Lost; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; Pts = Points
                         UCUP = UEFA Cup; UCWC = UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; Cup = Fortis Turkey Cup

European Matches

Season Home Away 1st Leg 2nd Leg Tournament
 1964–65  Göztepe   -      Petrolul Ploieşti 0–1 1–2 UEFA Cup 1st round

1965–66 Göztepe -    TSV 1860 München 2–1 1–9 UEFA Cup 2nd round
1966–67 Göztepe -    Bologna FC 1–2 1–3 UEFA Cup 1st round
1967–68 R. Antwerp FC -    Göztepe 1–2 0–0 UEFA Cup 1st round
Atlético Madrid -    Göztepe 2–0 0–3 UEFA Cup 2nd round
FK Vojvodina -    Göztepe 1–0 1–0 UEFA Cup 3rd round
1968–69 Göztepe -    Olympique de Marseille 2–0 0–2 (aet) (c) UEFA Cup 1st round
Göztepe -    FC Argeş Piteşti 3–0 2–3 UEFA Cup 2nd round
OFK Beograd -    Göztepe 3–1 0–2 UEFA Cup 3rd round
Göztepe -    Hamburger SV w/o w/o UEFA Cup Quarter-final
Göztepe -    Újpest FC 1–4 0–4 UEFA Cup Semi-final
1969–70 Göztepe -    US Luxembourg 3–0 3–2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1st round
Göztepe -    Cardiff City 3–0 0–1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2nd round
A.S. Roma -    Göztepe 2–0 0–0 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Quarter-final
1970–71 Göztepe -    US Luxembourg 5–0 0–1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1st round
Göztepe -    Górnik Zabrze 0–1 0–3 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 2nd round

Total Standings of European Cup Participations (1956-2006)

Last updated: July 1, 2007
Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA SCUP ECCC / UCL UCWC UCUP UIC
Pa. Pld Pa. Pld Pa. Pld Pa. Pld Pa. Pld
1 Galatasaray 197 71 50 76 254 290 1 1 19 131 8 32 10 33 - -
2 Fenerbahçe 130 40 20 70 152 227 - - 18 67 2 9 16 54 - -
3 Beşiktaş 117 36 26 55 135 178 - - 15 49 7 20 9 48 - -
4 Trabzonspor 80 31 18 31 113 119 - - 8 20 3 12 11 40 2 8
5 Göztepe 30 11 2 17 37 48 - - - - 2 10 5 20 - -
6 Gençlerbirliği 20 8 4 8 28 22 - - - - 1 2 3 14 1 4

Pos. = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Won; D = Drawn; L = Lost; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; Pa. = Participation; Pld = Matches played
SCUP = UEFA Super Cup; ECCC / UCL = European Champion Clubs' Cup / UEFA Champions League; UCWC = UEFA Cup Winners' Cup;
UCUP = UEFA Cup (including Inter-Cities Fairs Cup); UIC = UEFA Intertoto Cup

Total Standings of TSL Participations (1959-2007)

Last updated: June 12, 2007
Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Year
I II
1 Fenerbahçe 1596 897 440 259 2776 1326 3131 2657 49
2 Galatasaray 1596 898 422 276 2770 1320 3116 2652 49
3 Beşiktaş 1594 852 455 287 2543 1273 3011 2568 49
4 Trabzonspor 1086 554 302 230 1675 959 1964 1768 33
5 MKE Ankaragücü 1422 463 420 539 1646 1826 1809 1576 44
6 Altay 1326 413 413 500 1415 1610 1652 1372 41
7 Bursaspor 1230 406 362 462 1403 1493 1580 1388 38
8 Gençlerbirliği 1162 393 355 414 1488 1510 1534 1370 35
9 Samsunspor 952 310 245 397 1057 1258 1175 1055 29
10 Göztepe 770 238 248 284 802 899 962 748 25

Pos. = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Won; D = Drawn; L = Lost; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
Pts = Points; I = Calculated in respect of three-points system; II = Calculated in respect of two-points system until the 1987-88 season

Football Honours

Note: At that time the UEFA Cup was called the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Current Squad

The "Legend" Squad
As of September 3 2008

 * Also holds Turkish citizenship.

Recent Transfers

In: Out:

For recent transfers, see List of Turkish football transfers 2008–09.

Board of Directors

  • İsmail Hakkı GÜL - President
  • Hasan YALÇIN - Vice-President, Accountant Member
  • Cengiz BİÇER - Deputy President
  • Öztekin SEVÜK - General Secretary
  • Turgut TAVŞANOĞLU - Vice-President, Responsible for Legal Affairs
  • Mustafa DURAN - Vice-President

  • Hulusi DERİCİ - Board Member
  • Yavuz EĞİTİMCİ - Board Member, Responsible for Amateur Departments
  • Doğan MUTLU - Director of Financial Process
  • Barış GÜÇLÜ - General Director
  • Gürol GÜNCAN - Club Manager
  • Ünal Serhan SELÇUK - Manager of Administrative Process

  • Levent TOROS - Manager of Stores
  • Ali ÖZTÜRK - Financial Process Expert
  • Serkan AKGÖZ - Responsible for Information Processing
  • Mustafa FEDAİ - Coordinator of Football Infrastructure
  • Ali METİN - Manager of Facilities

Coaching Staff

Notable former players

Turkey

Argentina

See also

References

External links

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Name Position
Barış Güçlü General Director
Mustafa Fedai Manager
Bilal Şar Assistant Manager
Oktay Akgül Assistant Manager
Şenol Sevindi Goalkeeping Coach
Dr. Mutlu Gürsoy Club Doctor
Ünlü Danyal Coach of Youth Academy
Mustafa Oğuz Coach of Youth Academy
Aktuğ Sönmez Coach of Youth Academy
Polat Sezersan Coach of Youth Academy