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Sivasspor logo.svg
Full name Sivasspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Yiğidolar
Yigidos (The Braves)
Founded 9 May 1967; 56 years ago (1967-05-09)
Ground Sivas Stadium
Ground Capacity 27,532
President Mecnun Otyakmaz
Head coach Rıza Çalımbay
League Süper Lig
2021–22 Süper Lig, 10th of 20
Third colours

Sivasspor Kulübü, known as Demir Grup Sivasspor due to sponsorship reasons, is a Turkish sports club based in Sivas. The primary department of the club is men's football. Formed in 1967, its football department competes in Süper Lig, as of 2017–18 season.

They contended for the Süper Lig title for two consecutive seasons (2007–08 and 2008–09), ultimately finishing fourth and second respectively. They also earned the fourth spot at the end of 2019–20 season. In all these seasons, they finished the first half of the league as leader. They are one of three non-champion clubs that topped the first half, along with Altay and Kocaelispor. They were also fifth at the end of 2013–14 season. They were the champions of the 2021–22 Turkish Cup.


Sivasspor were originally formed on 14 May 1932 in Sivas as Sivas Gençlik. They sported Kırmızı-Beyaz (Red-White) shirts and Beyaz (White) shorts. They played many matches at the amateur level in their early years before they were allowed to play professionally. By the mid-1960s, Sivas Gençlik merged with Yolspor and Kızılırmak. They had hoped that this merger would help their push to join the professional leagues, the league closed their doors to Sivasspor once more.

There were several boycotts until 1 July 1967, when Sivasspor was allowed to play professional football in Turkey. Sivasspor started out in the Second League, White Group. On 17 September 1967, during a match against Kayseri Erciyesspor (then Kayserispor) played at the Kayseri Atatürk Stadium, a disaster occurred with 40 dead and at least 300 injuries among the fans, which was the worst sporting-related event in Turkey. Almost all casualties were Sivasspor fans, who perished in a stampede after chaos broke out in their ranks, due to attacking Kayserispor fans. The match was finished 1–0 in favour of the Kayseri side. After the disaster, Kayseri Erciyesspor and Sivasspor played different groups of the 2nd league until the 1990–91 season. That year, both teams reconciled and played in the Fourth Group of the Third League (now TFF Second League). Kayseri Erciyesspor were champions and promoted to Second League.

Due to there being many new clubs, the Turkish Football Federation decided to create a third league. They were permitted into the Second League along with Afyonspor, Balıkesirspor, Giresunspor, Kastamonuspor, Malatyaspor, Orduspor, Uşakspor, and Taksim GK. During their first professional season, Sivasspor finished 16th in their group, a mere four points from relegation. They also finished in the bottom half of the table the following season. They came close to promotion to First League in 1971–72 and 1972–73 seasons but finished second behind Şekerspor and Adana Demirspor.

Sivas SK's classic home kit

Sivasspor would remain in the lower leagues until winning the Second League in 2005, gaining automatic promotion. The club finished 8th in their first season in the Süper Lig. Werner Lorant led the team to key victories over clubs like Beşiktaş and Gençlerbirliği. At the end of their first season in the top flight, they finished with a record of ten wins, thirteen draws, and eleven losses, totaling out to 43 points. The club then finished 4th in the 2007–08 season, finishing on the same number of points as the second and third place teams but with an inferior goal difference. Sivasspor had the championship in their sights until the penultimate match, when they were beaten 5–3 by eventual champions Galatasaray. The 2008–09 season saw them finish 2nd after leading the table for much of the season. After losing their final match of the season, they finished behind leaders Beşiktaş by 5 points.

Sivasspor finished fourth in the 2019–20 Süper Lig season; hence, they qualified to the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League for the first time in their history.

On 26 May 2022, Sivasspor won their first major honour, the 2021–22 Turkish Cup in a 3–2 extra-time win over Kayserispor.


National competitions

  • Süper Lig
    • Runners-up (1): 2008–09
  • TFF First League
    • Winners (2): 2004–05, 2016–17
  • TFF Third League
    • Winners (1): 1998–99 (Group 2)
    • Runners-up (2): 1988–1989 (Group 4), 1992–1993 (Group 6)
  • Turkish Cup
    • Winners (1): 2021–22
  • Turkish Super Cup
    • Runners-up: 2022

UEFA competitions

  • Intertoto Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 2008

League participations

  • Turkish Super League: 2005–16, 2017–present
  • TFF First League: 1967–83, 1984–86, 1999–05, 2016–17
  • TFF Second League: 1986–99
  • Amatör Futbol Ligleri: 1983–84

UEFA cups record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2R Montenegro FK Grbalj 1–0 2–2 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
3R Portugal Braga 0–2 0–3 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 3Q Belgium Anderlecht 3–1 0–5 3–6 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa League PO Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–3 0–2 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
2020–21 UEFA Europa League GS Spain Villarreal 0–1 3–5 3rd Symbol delete vote.svg
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 2–0 3–2
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1–2 0–1
2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q Moldova Petrocub Hîncești 1–0 1–0 2–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
3Q Georgia (country) Dinamo Batumi 1–1
2–1 3–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
PO Denmark Copenhagen 1–2 0–5 1–7 Symbol delete vote.svg
2022–23 UEFA Europa League PO Sweden Malmö FF 0–2 1–3 1–5 Symbol delete vote.svg
UEFA Europa Conference League GS Czech Republic Slavia Prague 1–1 1–1 1st Symbol keep vote.svg
Romania CFR Cluj 3–0 1–0
Kosovo Ballkani 3–4 2–1


Current squad

No. Position Player
2 Turkey DF Murat Paluli
3 Turkey DF Uğur Çiftçi
4 Gabon DF Aaron Appindangoyé
5 Ghana MF Isaac Cofie
6 Greece DF Dimitrios Goutas
7 Ivory Coast FW Max Gradel
8 Germany MF Robin Yalçın
9 Mali FW Mustapha Yatabaré
10 Cameroon FW Clinton N'Jie
11 Israel MF Dia Saba
13 Turkey DF Alaaddin Okumuş
14 Mali DF Samba Camara
15 Greece MF Charis Charisis
16 Turkey GK Baver Kuçkar
No. Position Player
17 Germany MF Erdoğan Yeşilyurt
18 Turkey GK Emre Satılmış
19 Poland FW Karol Angielski
23 Norway MF Fredrik Ulvestad
25 Turkey GK Muammer Yıldırım
26 Nigeria FW Ahmed Musa
28 Ivory Coast MF Kader Keïta
35 Turkey GK Ali Şaşal Vural
37 Turkey MF Hakan Arslan
58 Turkey DF Ziya Erdal
62 Turkey DF Özkan Yiğiter
88 Turkey DF Caner Osmanpaşa
90 Nigeria FW Leke James
96 Turkey DF Mehmet Albayrak

Out on squad

No. Position Player
22 Serbia MF Armin Đerlek

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Turkey DF Emirhan Tak (at Tuzlaspor until 30 June 2023)
Turkey MF Furkan Sağman (at Sivas Belediyespor until 30 June 2023)
Turkey FW Halit Çokyaşar (at Amed until 30 June 2023)
No. Position Player
Turkey FW Muhammed Emin Ergin (at Sapanca Gençlikspor until 30 June 2023)
Turkey FW Arda Keser (at Sivas Belediyespor until 30 June 2023)
Turkey FW Eren Şahin (at Bayburt Özel İdarespor until 30 June 2023)

Current coaching staff

Position Name
Manager Turkey Rıza Çalımbay
Assistant manager Turkey Bülent Albayrak
Assistant manager Turkey Kenan Oktay
Assistant manager Turkey Servet Çetin
Assistant manager Turkey Ayhan Tenbeloğlu
Goalkeeping Coach Turkey Cengiz Birgen
Analyst Turkey Evren Otyakmaz
Executive manager Turkey Kerem Atılmaz
Doctor Turkey Burak Ayyıldız
Physio Turkey Fatih Aydın
Physio Turkey Sefa Karayılan
Masseur Turkey Halil Özdoğan
Masseur Turkey Tincer Karakaya
Masseur Turkey Selahattin Aktaş
Translator Turkey Taylan İşçi
Translator Turkey Burak Kütükkıran
Kit manager Turkey Cemil Kablan
Kit manager Turkey Serdar Kablan

Coaching history

Tenure Nationality Name League level
1967–1968 Turkey Hikmet Kiremitçi Second League
1968–1969 Turkey İlhan Uralgil Second League
1968–1969 Turkey Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1969–1971 Turkey Naci Özkaya Second League
1970–1971 Turkey Lefter Küçükandonyadis Second League
1971–1972 Turkey Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1972–1973 Turkey Bülent Eken Second League
1973–1974 Turkey İlhan Uralgil Second League
1973–1974 Turkey Hilmi Kiremitçi Second League
1974–1975 Turkey Serpil Hamdi Tüzün Second League
1974–1975 Turkey Erdoğan Gürhan Second League
1975–1976 Turkey Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1975–1976 Turkey İsmet Yamanoğlu Second League
1975–1976 Turkey Muhterem Ar Second League
1976–1977 Turkey İsmail Kurt Second League
1976–1978 Turkey Selahattin Elbay Second League
1977–1978 Turkey Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1977–1978 Turkey Mustafa Arslan Second League
1977–1978 Turkey Fevzi Tanyıldız Second League
1978–1979 Turkey Köksal Mesci Second League
1979–1980 Turkey Nazım Kona Second League
1980–1981 Turkey Kamuran Soykıray Second League
1980–1982 Turkey Erdoğan Gürhan Second League
1981–1982 Turkey Selahattin Elbay Second League
1982–1984 Turkey Uğur Yıldırım Second League
1984–1985 Turkey Selahattin Elbay Second League
1984–1985 Turkey Mümtaz Sümer Second League
Tenure Nationality Name League level
1984–1985 Turkey Yılmaz Şen Second League
1985–1986 Turkey Metin Kurt Second League
1985–1986 Turkey Kadir Giderler Second League
1986–1987 Turkey Lütfü Baykuş Second League
1986–1987 Turkey Selahattin Elbay Second League
1986–1987 Turkey Ömer Uzun Third League
1987–1990 Turkey Erdoğan Gürhan Second League
1988–1989 Turkey Timuçin Çuğ Third League
1989–1990 Turkey Oğuz Emiroğlu Third League
1991–1992 Turkey Timuçin Çuğ Third League
1990–1991 Turkey İsa Ertürk Third League
1990–1991 Turkey İlker Tolon Third League
1990–1991 Turkey Halis Reçber Third League
1991–1992 Turkey Murat Özgen Third League
1992–1993 Turkey Arda Vural Third League
1993–1994 Turkey Arda Vural Third League
1992–1993 Turkey Nihat Fırat Third League
1993–1994 Turkey Üstün Türköz Third League
1993–1994 Turkey Davut Şahin Third League
1993–1994 Turkey Fikret Çeliktaş Third League
1994–1995 Turkey Turgut Kafkas Third League
1994–1995 Turkey Hasan Gül Third League
1995–1996 Turkey Göker Ekren Third League
1996–1997 Turkey Timuçin Çuğ Third League
1996–1997 Turkey Erhan Dodanlı Third League
1997–1999 Turkey Murat Özgen Third League
1997–1998 Turkey Hikmet Sevim Third League
Tenure Nationality Name League level
1997–1998 Turkey Faruk Serin Third League
1999–2000 Turkey Bülent Albayrak Second League
2000–2001 Turkey Ahmet Ertem Second League
2000–2001 Turkey Yaşar Elmas Second League
2001–2002 Turkey Bülent Albayrak Second League
2001–2002 Turkey İlyas Tüfekçi Second League
2002–2003 Turkey Mehmet Şahan Second League
2003–2004 Turkey Muharrem Uğur Second League
2003–2004 Turkey Kemal Kılıç Second League
2004–2005 Turkey İsmail Kartal Second League
2005–2006 Germany Werner Lorant Süper Lig
2006–2007 Slovakia Karol Pecze Süper Lig
2006–2009 Turkey Bülent Uygun Süper Lig
2009–2010 Turkey Muhsin Ertuğral Süper Lig
2010–2011 Turkey Mesut Bakkal Süper Lig
2011–2013 Turkey Rıza Çalımbay Süper Lig
2013–2014 Brazil Roberto Carlos Süper Lig
2014–2015 Turkey Sergen Yalçın Süper Lig
2015–2016 Turkey Okan Buruk Süper Lig
2015–2016 Turkey Mesut Bakkal Süper Lig
2016–2017 Turkey Osman Özköylü First League
2016–2017 Turkey Mesut Bakkal First League
2017–2018 Turkey Samet Aybaba First League
2018–2019 Turkey Tamer Tuna Süper Lig
2018–2019 Turkey Hakan Keleş Süper Lig
2019– Turkey Rıza Çalımbay Süper Lig

Presidential history

Mecnun Otyakmaz
Mecnun Otyakmaz is the current president of the club since 2004
Nationality Name Years
Turkey Ahmet Durakoğlu 1967–1968
Turkey Adil Onmuş 1968–1969
Turkey Ethem Uslu 1969–1970
Turkey Sacit Gökseyitoğlu 1970–1974
Turkey İhsan Buyruk 1970–1974
Turkey Nusret Akça 1974–1975
Turkey Hüseyin Yıldırım 1974–1977
Turkey Nusret Akça 1977–1978
Nationality Name Years
Turkey Suzi Tirkeş 1981–1982
Turkey Selahattin Koçer 1982–1983
Turkey Metin Kazanç 1983–1985
Turkey Samet Sayıcı 1981–1982
Turkey Erdoğan Yüce 1980–1981
Turkey Nusret Akça 1985–1986
Turkey Günkut Bulut 1985–1986
Turkey Yahya Küçükkılıç 1986–1987
Nationality Name Years
Turkey Özer Süt 1988–1989
Turkey Metin Kazanç 1990–1991
Turkey Yakup Gülmez 1991–1992
Turkey İsmail Haksever 1993–1994
Turkey Mehmet Kaya 1994–1996
Turkey Osman Seçilmiş 1996–2004
Turkey Mecnun Otyakmaz 2004–


Naming sponsorships

Term Sponsor Ref.
2014–2016 Turkey Medicana Sivasspor
2017–2020 Turkey Demir Grup Sivasspor
2021–2022 Turkey Demir Grup Sivasspor

Kit sponsorships

Season Supplier Shirt sponsor Backside sponsor Shorts sponsor Sleeve(s) sponsor
1967–83 Information required
1983–84 Olimpiyat Spor
1984–89 Information required
1989–92 GÖK-YIL
1992–94 Information required
1994–95 Tam Sigorta
1995–97 Information required
1997–98 Puma Hedef Çamaşırları
1998–99 Pazaristan
1999–00 Information required
2000–01 On Yıldız Çamaşırları
2001–05 Information required
2005–06 Diadora Turkcell
2006–07 Turkcell
2008–09 Adidas
2009–10 Duyes Group
2010–11 Türk Kızılayı Aksa Marka AVM
2011–12 Spor Toto Tony Montana
2012–13 Marka AVM
2013–14 Riga Boya Spor Toto Tony Montana
2014–15 Marka AVM Aksa Tony Montana Betta
2015–16 Metropol AVM
2016–17 Spor Toto
2017–18 Demir İnşaat Demir Enerji
2018–19 Halıca
2019–20 Winasol Marmara Group Halıca, Yıldız Dağı
2020–21 Puma Demir Holding Marmara Group
2021–22 Aksa Jakamen, Marmara Group Bitexen
2022–23 Tony Montana Bitexen Bitexen

Other departments

Sivasspor has got active departments in women's football (founded in 2021), billards, bridge, judo, table tennis, swimming and Jereed, an ancient Turkic equestrian team sport.

See also

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