Manisaspor


Manisaspor
Manisaspor
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Full name Manisaspor
Nickname(s) Tarzanlar (Tarzans)
Founded 15 June 1965
Ground Manisa 19 Mayıs Stadium
Manisa, Turkey
(Capacity: 20,000[1])
Chairman Kenan Yaralı
Manager Kemal Özdeş
League Süper Lig
2010–11 Süper Lig, 10th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

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.[2] The club colours are red, white, and black. Manisaspor play their home matches at Manisa 19 Mayis Stadi.[1]

Manisaspor also has cycling team, was founded in 2010 and took continental team licence from UCI with Konya Şekerspor Torku - Vivelo, cycling team of Konya Şekerspor[3]

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History

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.[2]

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.[4] 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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2][5]

Colours and badge

Manisa SK's classic home kit

Manisaspor originally wore black and white kits.[2] The club changed their badge, removing the Vestel moniker and replacing it with the clubs foundation year (1965).

Manisali Tarzan

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. [6]

Current squad

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 Turkey GK İlker Avcıbay (captain)
4 Turkey MF Yiğit İncedemir
5 Turkey DF Hüseyin Tok
6 Turkey MF Nizamettin Çalışkan
7 Turkey DF Yiğit Gökoğlan
8 Turkey MF Mehmet Güven
9 Brazil FW Kahê
10 Nigeria FW Isaac Promise
11 Canada MF Joshua Simpson
14 Turkey MF Burak Can Balcı
16 Turkey GK Volkan Babacan
17 Ghana DF Jerry Akaminko
19 Portugal FW Ariza Makukula
21 Turkey FW Adem Büyük
No. Position Player
22 Turkey DF Hikmet Balioğlu
23 Turkey MF Ahmet İlhan Özek
30 Poland MF Maciej Iwański
33 Turkey MF Murat Erdoğan
39 Turkey FW Murat Gürbüzerol
41 Turkey DF Ömer Aysan Barış
45 Turkey MF Eray Ataseven
50 Canada DF Michael Klukowski
55 Liberia DF Jimmy Dixon
61 Turkey MF Bülent Cevahir
85 Turkey DF Ferhat Çökmüş
88 Turkey MF Bekir Yılmaz
92 Turkey DF Samet Samancı
na United States FW Jamal Geathers

References

  1. ^ a b MANİSASPOR tff.org (Turkish), accessed 27 May 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f TARİHÇE manisaspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 28 May 2010
  3. ^ http://www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTU4MTU&LangId=1
  4. ^ 1964–1965 1. Lig turkish-soccer.com (Erdinç Sivritepe), accessed 28 May 2010
  5. ^ Süper Lig 2005–06
  6. ^ www.turkish-football.com

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