Fixtures

DateRHome vs Away-
02/23 17:00 27 Samsunspor vs Caykur Rizespor View
02/24 10:30 27 Kayserispor vs Ankaragucu View
02/24 13:00 27 Gaziantep FK vs Istanbul Basaksehir View
02/24 16:00 27 Konyaspor vs Hatayspor View
02/24 16:00 27 Fenerbahce vs Kasimpasa View
02/25 10:30 27 Sivasspor vs Pendikspor View
02/25 13:00 27 Fatih Karagumruk vs Alanyaspor View
02/25 13:00 27 Trabzonspor vs Adana Demirspor View
02/25 16:00 27 Istanbulspor vs Besiktas View
02/26 17:00 27 Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor View
03/01 17:00 28 Kasimpasa vs Sivasspor View
03/02 10:30 28 Ankaragucu vs Istanbulspor View

Results

Date R Home vs Away -
02/19 17:00 26 [9] Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kayserispor [14] 2-3
02/19 17:00 26 [4] Besiktas vs Konyaspor [19] 2-0
02/18 16:00 26 [11] Ankaragucu vs Galatasaray [2] 0-3
02/18 13:00 26 [18] Pendikspor vs Trabzonspor [3] 0-2
02/18 13:00 26 [17] Gaziantep FK vs Samsunspor [14] 1-1
02/18 10:30 26 [16] Alanyaspor vs Adana Demirspor [10] 3-3
02/17 16:00 26 [6] Caykur Rizespor vs Fenerbahce [2] 1-3
02/17 13:00 26 [15] Hatayspor vs Sivasspor [9] 1-1
02/17 10:30 26 [7] Antalyaspor vs Istanbulspor [20] 2-2
02/16 17:00 26 [5] Kasimpasa vs Fatih Karagumruk [16] 1-1
02/12 17:00 25 [17] Samsunspor vs Antalyaspor [7] 2-0
02/12 17:00 25 [13] Kayserispor vs Besiktas [4] 0-0

Wikipedia - Süper Lig

The Süper Lig (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈsypæɾ liɟ], Super League), officially known as Trendyol Süper Lig for sponsorship reasons, 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. In the 2023-24 season, twenty clubs compete, where a champion is decided and three clubs are promoted from, and relegated to the 1. Lig. The season runs from August to May, with each club playing 38 matches. Matches are played Friday through Monday.

The league succeeded the Turkish Football Championship and the National Division, both being former top-level national competitions. The Süper Lig is currently 9th in the UEFA coefficient ranking of leagues based on club performances in European competitions over the last five years. A total of 75 clubs have competed in the Süper Lig, but only six have won the title to date: Galatasaray (23), Fenerbahçe (19), Beşiktaş (16), Trabzonspor (7), İstanbul Başakşehir (1) and Bursaspor (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.

Fenerbahçe–Galatasaray match in the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium

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.

On 12 December 2023, the Turkish Football Federation suspended all league games indefinitely following an incident during a match between MKE Ankaragucu and Caykur Rizespor which involved fans being able to successfully invade the pitch and people, including recent MKE Ankaragucu president Faruk Koca, being arrested after attacking referee Halil Umut Meler. Koca would resign from MKE Ankaragucu as well. However, on 13 December, the same day Meler was discharged from the hospital it was soon agreed that Super Lig matches would resume on 19 December.

The Turkey Super Lig is the premier professional soccer league in Turkey. It is widely regarded as one of the most competitive and exciting football tournaments in the country. The tournament features 21 teams from various cities across Turkey, all vying for the coveted title of Super Lig champions.

The Turkey Super Lig is known for its fast-paced and skillful style of play, with teams showcasing their technical abilities and tactical prowess on the field. The league attracts top talent from both domestic and international players, making it a highly competitive and entertaining spectacle for fans.

Matches in the Turkey Super Lig are played in state-of-the-art stadiums, creating a vibrant and electric atmosphere for spectators. The passionate and dedicated fan base of each team adds to the excitement, creating an intense and thrilling environment during matches.

The tournament follows a round-robin format, where each team plays against every other team twice, once at home and once away. The team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the Super Lig champions. The top four teams in the league standings qualify for European competitions, adding an extra incentive for teams to perform at their best.

The Turkey Super Lig has a rich history, with some of the country's most successful and iconic clubs participating in the tournament. Teams like Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, and Besiktas have a strong following and a fierce rivalry, making their matches highly anticipated and fiercely contested.

The Turkey Super Lig not only showcases the best of Turkish football but also serves as a platform for players to showcase their skills and attract attention from international clubs. Many players who have excelled in the Super Lig have gone on to have successful careers in top European leagues.

Overall, the Turkey Super Lig is a thrilling and competitive soccer tournament that captivates fans with its high-quality football, passionate supporters, and intense rivalries. It is a must-watch for any soccer enthusiast looking for top-class action and excitement.