Saturday, 02 December 2023
History of Konyaspor

History of Konyaspor

Konyaspor continues its journey at the age of 101, which began on June 22, 1922. The story of the Anatolian Eagle's establishment, the team's technical details, and the historic achievements of the green and white team are included in our news.

Konyaspor was founded on June 22, 1922, under the name Konya Gençlerbirliği. In 1965, it merged with Meramspor, Selçukspor, and Çimentospor, and adopted the name Konyaspor.

The club previously competed in black and white colors until 1981. However, at the end of the 1980-81 season, they merged with their rival, Konya İdman Yurdu, and adopted the colors of their rival, which are green and white.

The Atatürk Stadium was built in 1950. Although the merger year of Konyaspor was initially determined as 1981, it was changed to 1922 as the founding year of Konyaspor during the General Assembly meeting held in September 2016. The Konya Atatürk Stadium, where Konyaspor played their matches until 2014, was built in 1950 with a capacity of 22,456. As of the 2014-15 season, the newly built Konya Büyükşehir Belediye Stadium was opened.

Konyaspor has achieved the following successes:

  • In the 2015-16 season, the green and white team finished 3rd in the Süper Lig, accumulating 66 points. As a result, they directly qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League in the following season.
  • In Group H of the UEFA Europa League, Konyaspor competed in their first-ever European campaign.
  • In the 2016-17 season, which was their debut season in European competitions, Konyaspor won the Turkish Cup and earned the right to participate in the UEFA Europa League for the 2017-18 season.
  • In the 2017-18 season, Konyaspor finished the season in 8th place in the Super League