Manisaspor Full name Manisaspor Nickname(s) Tarzanlar (Tarzans) Founded 15 June 1965 Ground Manisa 19 Mayıs Stadium
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Manisaspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Manisa. Originally formed in 1931 as Sakaryaspor, the club changed its name to Manisaspor on 15 June 1965. The club colours are red, white, and black. Manisaspor play their home matches at Manisa 19 Mayis Stadi.
Manisaspor was founded in 1931 as Sakaryaspor, although the club was not located in Sakarya. The original club colours were black and white. Sakaryaspor won the Manisa Amateur League 15 times, and finished 3rd in the Turkish Amateur League in 1954.
The club ceased operations during World War II, but continued competing in 1946. In 1964, Manisaspor were allowed to compete professionally in the 1.Lig as Manisa Sakaryaspor. In their first season, the club finished with 16 points, earning them relegation. However, on 15 June 1965 at 21:00, Sakaryaspor officially became Manisaspor, and the club was allowed tom compete in the 1. Lig again.
Manisaspor spent the first forty years of their existence in the lower leagues of the Turkish football league system. In 2001, they received a financial boost from Zorlu Holding, who injected the club with money. In turn, Manisaspor were re-branded as Vestel Manisaspor. Their first promotion to the Süper Lig came in 2005 under the guidance of manager Mustafa Denizli. Denizli left the club after they had secured promotion with three weeks left, and was replaced by Levent Eriş.
Ersun Yanal was named new manager for the 2005–06 season. At the end of the winter break in the 2006-07 season, Manisaspor were flying high in fourth position. However, they could not keep up the results, finishing in 12th place, four points away from relegation.
Colours and badge
Manisa SK's classic home kit
Manisaspor originally wore black and white kits. The club changed their badge, removing the Vestel moniker and replacing it with the clubs foundation year (1965).
The club has a loyal following in the city. Their ultras are known as ‘Tarzanlar’, named after a local hero known as ‘Manisali Tarzani’ (Tarzan of Manisa). He was a veteran of WW1 decorated with military honors who gave up his privileges, giving all his money to the poor, to commit his life to the reforrestation of Manisa after most of the city's trees and green areas were burned down during WW1. 
- As of 9 September 2011
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player 1 GK İlker Avcıbay (captain) 4 MF Yiğit İncedemir 5 DF Hüseyin Tok 6 MF Nizamettin Çalışkan 7 DF Yiğit Gökoğlan 8 MF Mehmet Güven 9 FW Kahê 10 FW Isaac Promise 11 MF Joshua Simpson 14 MF Burak Can Balcı 16 GK Volkan Babacan 17 DF Jerry Akaminko 19 FW Ariza Makukula 21 FW Adem Büyük No. Position Player 22 DF Hikmet Balioğlu 23 MF Ahmet İlhan Özek 30 MF Maciej Iwański 33 MF Murat Erdoğan 39 FW Murat Gürbüzerol 41 DF Ömer Aysan Barış 45 MF Eray Ataseven 50 DF Michael Klukowski 55 DF Jimmy Dixon 61 MF Bülent Cevahir 85 DF Ferhat Çökmüş 88 MF Bekir Yılmaz 92 DF Samet Samancı na FW Jamal Geathers
- ^ a b MANİSASPOR tff.org (Turkish), accessed 27 May 2010
- ^ a b c d e f TARİHÇE manisaspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 28 May 2010
- ^ http://www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTU4MTU&LangId=1
- ^ 1964–1965 1. Lig turkish-soccer.com (Erdinç Sivritepe), accessed 28 May 2010
- ^ Süper Lig 2005–06
- ^ www.turkish-football.com
- Manisaspor and Turkish football club info and news in English (English)
- Manisaspor's official web site (Turkish)
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