Karabükspor

Founded In
1969
Location
Karabük, Turkey

Karabükspor

About Karabükspor

Kardemir Demir Çelik Karabükspor was established in 1969 as the result of a merger between two former clubs from the area, Demir Çelik Spor and Karabük Gençlikspor. The football team is part of a larger club, which competes in a variety of sports, including volleyball and wheelchair basketball. The football team has earned a reputation for having some of the best training facilities in the country.

For the first few decades of the team's existence, Karabükspor bounced between the second and third tiers of the Turkish league system, briefly falling to the amateur ranks during the mid 1980s. Finally, at the conclusion of the 1992-93 season, the team achieved promotion to the top flight for the first time. After just one season, the club were relegated from the Süper Lig, losing a dramatic match against Zeytinburnuspor in the last game of the season.

In 1996–97, Karabükspor won the promotional playoffs and returned to the top division for a second stint. This time, they survived their first year back in the Süper Lig but were relegated again in 1998-99. In 2010, after more than ten years away from the top flight, the club once again achieved promotion. To date, major success has been out of the reach of Karabükspor. Their best ever league performance was an 8th plce finish in the 1997-98 season.

Amongst the more notable players to have represented Karabükspor are Ali Yavaş, Selami Sarı, İbrahim Üzülmez and Vedat İnceefe. Turkish international Hakan Ünsal began his career with the club, while İbrahim Kaş is a product of the club's youth academy.

The club currently play their home matches at the Dr. Necmettin Şeyhoğlu Stadium in the town of Karabük. The stadium opened in 1998 and underwent renovations in 2010. It is currently able to hold a maximum of 7,593 supporters.   

Turkey
Süper Lig