Osmanlıspor FK
Full name Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü
Nickname(s) Osmanlılar (The Ottomans)
Founded 2014
Ground Osmanlı Stadyumu
Ankara, Turkey
Ground Capacity 19,626
Chairman Sadık Dik
Manager Mustafa Reşit Akçay
League Süper Lig
2015–16 5th
Website Club home page

Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü [ˈos.mɑn.lɯ.spoɾ] is a Turkish football club based in the country's capital Ankara.


Osmanlıspor was founded as Ankara Belediye Spor Kulübü (Ankara City Council Sport Club) in 1978. The club has undergone several name changes throughout its history. In 1984, they were renamed Ankara Büyükşehir Belediye Spor Kulübü (adding "Metropolitan" to the name). The name was simply switched to Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü in 1998. Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü has many sub-divisions branching from its main football division. These include badminton, basketball, boxing, handball, ice hockey, judo, oil wrestling, table tennis, wrestling. Finally, in 2005, the football club changed its name to Ankara Spor A.Ş and only focused on football, while Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü continued its activity on branches other than football.[1] The current name refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.


On September 15, 2009, Osmanlıspor was demoted from the Turkish Super League by “The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) over its unsportsmanlike relationship with Ankaragücü, which was deemed contrary to sporting competitiveness.”[2] All Osmanlıspor games in the 2009–10 season have been cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Osmanlıspor's opponents by default. Osmanlispor was expelled from the Turkish leagues by TFF on 4 August 2010 due to being sued by TFF for objection to forced relegation in 2009–10. In the 2013–14 season, they were admitted to TFF First League. In 2014–15 season, they became the champion and became a Süper Lig team.

Club badge and colours

Osmanlıspor's home colours are blue and white. The badge consists of a blue and white colored shield, which bears the name and the foundation year of the club. The shield features a view of an Anatolian leopard which has some hexagon panels of a football in its head and chest. This animal, which lived in Anatolia and especially near Ankara for a period of time, symbolizes the power and dignity of the club.

European participations

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Slovakia Dubnica
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Q2 Moldova Zimbru Chișinău
Q3 Estonia Nõmme Kalju
PO Denmark Midtjylland
GS Spain Villarreal
Romania Steaua București
Switzerland Zürich

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Hakan Arıkan
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Avdija Vršajević
3 Poland DF Łukasz Szukała
4 Turkey DF Koray Altınay
5 Turkey DF Aykut Demir (on loan from Trabzonspor)
6 Turkey MF Mehmet Güven
7 Turkey MF Engin Bekdemir
8 Nigeria MF Raheem Lawal
9 Cameroon FW Pierre Webó
10 Senegal MF Badou Ndiaye
11 Germany MF Erdal Kılıçaslan (Captain)
13 Turkey GK Ahmet Eyüp Türkaslan
14 Mali FW Cheick Diabaté
15 Portugal DF Tiago Pinto
No. Position Player
17 Morocco MF Adrien Regattin (on loan from Toulouse FC)
21 Czech Republic DF Václav Procházka
22 Turkey MF Sinan Kurt
24 Romania FW Raul Rusescu
27 Nigeria MF Aminu Umar
28 Republic of the Congo MF Dzon Delarge (on loan from Admira Wacker)
33 Turkey DF Muhammed Bayır
35 Turkey MF Musa Çağıran
40 Turkey MF Tugay Kaçar
61 Turkey DF Numan Çürüksu (Vice-captain)
93 Netherlands MF Adam Maher (on loan from PSV Eindhoven)
94 Turkey DF Taha Ayan
95 Mali DF Alassane Diaby
99 Lithuania GK Žydrūnas Karčemarskas

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
Turkey DF Ahmet Kesim (on loan to Gaziantep BB until 30 June 2017)
Japan MF Takayuki Seto (on loan to Astra Giurgiu until 30 June 2017)
Turkey MF Okan Baydemir (on loan to Bugsaşspor until 30 June 2017)
Turkey MF Selman Sevinç (on loan to Bugsaşspor until 30 June 2017)
Turkey MF Samet Göker (on loan to Bugsaşspor until 30 June 2017)


External links

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