Turkey Super Lig

Turkey Super Lig

Links
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Fixtures

DateRHome vs Away-
01/18 14:00 22 Gaziantep FK vs Yeni Malatyaspor View
01/18 17:00 22 Fatih Karagumruk vs Besiktas View
01/18 17:00 22 Konyaspor vs Adana Demirspor View
01/19 14:00 22 Caykur Rizespor vs Antalyaspor View
01/19 14:00 22 Goztepe vs Sivasspor View
01/19 14:00 22 Kayserispor vs Istanbul Basaksehir View
01/19 17:00 22 Fenerbahce vs Altay View
01/19 17:00 22 Trabzonspor vs Giresunspor View
01/20 14:00 22 Alanyaspor vs Hatayspor View
01/20 17:00 22 Galatasaray vs Kasimpasa View
01/21 17:00 23 Yeni Malatyaspor vs Besiktas View
01/22 10:30 23 Antalyaspor vs Gazisehir Gaziantep FK View

Results

Date R Home vs Away -
01/16 16:00 21 [7] Hatayspor vs Galatasaray [13] 4-2
01/16 13:00 21 [14] Giresunspor vs Kasimpasa [17] 0-2
01/16 10:30 21 [18] Altay vs Alanyaspor [11] 0-2
01/15 16:00 21 [15] Antalyaspor vs Fenerbahce [5] 1-1
01/15 16:00 21 Istanbul Basaksehir vs Konyaspor PPT.
01/15 13:00 21 [13] Fatih Karagumruk vs Caykur Rizespor [19] 2-0
01/15 13:00 21 [9] Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor [1] 1-1
01/15 10:30 21 [4] Adana Demirspor vs Kayserispor [11] 1-1
01/14 17:00 21 [20] Yeni Malatyaspor vs Goztepe [16] 1-2
01/14 17:00 21 [9] Besiktas vs Gaziantep FK [7] 1-0
01/10 17:00 20 [4] Fenerbahce vs Adana Demirspor [7] 1-2
01/09 16:00 20 [19] Caykur Rizespor vs Besiktas [10] 2-2

Wikipedia - Süper Lig

The Süper Lig (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈsypæɾ liɟ], Super League) is a Turkish professional league for association football clubs. It is the top-flight of the Turkish football league system and is run by the Turkish Football Federation. Twenty clubs compete annually, where a champion is decided and three clubs are promoted and relegated from, and to, the 1. Lig. The season runs from August to May, with each club playing 38 matches. Matches are played Friday through Monday.

The competition was initially established as the Millî Lig (National League) in 1959 - the first professional nationwide league competition held in Turkey. The league succeeded the Turkish Football Championship and the National Division, both being former top-level national competitions. The Süper Lig is currently 13th in the UEFA coefficient ranking of leagues based on club performances in European competitions over the last five years. A total of 73 clubs have competed in the Süper Lig, but only six have won the title to date: Galatasaray (22), Fenerbahçe (19), Beşiktaş (16), Trabzonspor (6), Bursaspor (1) and İstanbul Başakşehir (1).

History

Football in Turkey stems back to the late 19th century, when Englishmen brought the game with them while living in Salonica (then part of the Ottoman Empire). The first league competition was the Istanbul Football League, which took place in the 1904–05 season. The league went through several variations until the creation of the Millî Lig (Süper Lig) in 1959. Between the creation of the Istanbul League and Millî Lig, several other regional leagues took place: Adana (1924), Ankara (1922), Eskişehir (1924), İzmir (1924), Bursa (1924), and Trabzon (1922), to name a few. The first competition to bring forth a national champion was the former Turkish Football Championship, which began in 1924 and continued until 1951. The championship format was based on a knockout competition, contested between the winners of each of the country's top regional leagues. The National Division (Turkish: Millî Küme) was the first national league competition in Turkey. Started in 1937, the National Division consisted of the strongest clubs from the Ankara, Istanbul, and İzmir leagues. The championship lasted until 1950.

The Federation Cup was established in 1956 to decide a national champion. This champion would go on to participate in the European Cup. The competition was held for two seasons until it was replaced by the Millî Lig. Beşiktaş won both editions and qualified for the European Cup during the two-year span. However, since the TFF failed to register their name for the draw in time, Beşiktaş could not participate in the 1957–58 season after all.

The top clubs of Ankara, Istanbul, and İzmir competed in the 1959 Turkish National League. The first season took place in the calendar year of 1959, instead of 1958-59, since the qualifying stages took place in 1958. The 16 clubs who competed in the first season were: Adalet (Istanbul), Altay (İzmir), Ankaragücü (Ankara), Ankara Demirspor (Ankara), Beşiktaş (Istanbul), Beykoz (Istanbul), Karagümrük (Istanbul), Fenerbahçe (Istanbul), Galatasaray (Istanbul), Gençlerbirliği (Ankara), Göztepe (İzmir), Hacettepe Gençlik (Ankara), İstanbulspor, İzmirspor, Karşıyaka (İzmir), and Vefa (Istanbul). The first champions were Fenerbahçe and the first "Gol Kralı" (top scorer) was Metin Oktay. No clubs were promoted or relegated at the end of the first season.

The 2. Lig (Second League) was created at the start of the 1963–64 season and the Millî Lig became known as the 1.Lig (First League). Before the foundation of a second division, the bottom three clubs competed with regional league winners in a competition called the Baraj Games. The top three teams of the group were promoted to the Süper Lig. After the foundation of a new second division in 2001, known as the 1. Lig, the formerly titled 1. Lig was rebranded as Süper Lig. The Süper Lig is home of the Fenerbahçe–Galatasaray derby, the most watched football game in Turkey. It is considered to be one of the best and most intense in the world, being ranked among the greatest football rivalries of all-time by various international sources.

Season naming

Since 2014-15 season, Turkish Football Federation names seasons in memory of various personalities, mainly football-related. The logos presented for these seasons also feature the portrait of the person the season is named after. This practice also created a curse, in this case the team associated with the person the season is named after showed a bad performance during the season.

The practice is introduced after former president of Beşiktaş JK, Süleyman Seba died in 13 August 2014.

  • 2014-15 season is officially named as Süleyman Seba Season. Seba died two weeks before the season started. Galatasaray were champions while Beşiktaş, the team that Seba was president of between 1984 and 2000, finished in third place.
  • 2015-16 season is officially named as Hasan Doğan Season. Hasan Doğan was the president of Turkish Football Federation in 2008 for 143 days before he died in office due to a heart attack. He also was a member of Beşiktaş JK. Beşiktaş finished the season as champions, ending their seven year title drought, making this season an exception.
  • 2016-17 season is officially named as Turgay Şeren Season. Turgay Şeren was the legendary one-club goalkeeper for Galatasaray SK. He died in July 2016, before the season started. Beşiktaş successfully defended their championship while The Lions ended their unimpressive season in fourth place.
  • 2017-18 season is officially named as İlhan Cavcav Season. İlhan Cavcav was the president of Ankaran outfit Gençlerbirliği for 40 years before he died in January 2017. He also was a private supporter of Galatasaray. While Galatasaray finished the season as champions, Red-Blacks finished in 17th place and were immediately relegated to 1. Lig, ending their 29-year top flight stint.
  • 2018-19 season is officially named as Lefter Küçükandonyadis Season. Lefter Küçükandonyadis was the legendary Fenerbahçe and national team striker. Yellow Canaries ended their abysmal season in sixth place, staying in the immediate vicinity of relegation zone for the majority of the season while arch-enemies Galatasaray lifted their 22nd Süper Lig trophy.
  • 2019-20 season is officially named as Cemil Usta Season. Cemil Usta was the one-club leftback for Trabzonspor. Trabzonspor lost the championship battle against Başakşehir and finished the season in second place, extending their title drought since 1984.