Founded In
Elazığ, Turkey

About Elazığspor

Sanica Boru Elazığspor were first etablished back in 1967. Located in the city of Elazığ, the club was created as a result of a merger between three clubs from the area, Güvenspor, Harputspor and Merkez Gençlik, with the intetion of creating a larger, more successful team to represent the city. Historically, the club's biggest rivals have been Malatyaspor SK.

Elazığspor started its competitive life in 1968, in the third tier of the Turkish league system. During the 1970s, the team gained promotion to the second tier. For the duration of the 1980s and 1990s, the club bounced between the second and third levels, even falling as far as the fourth tier on one occasion.

Finally, at the conclusion of the 2001-02 season, the team achieved promotion to the top flight, the Süper Lig, for the first time. Their stay in the division would be fairly short-lived however, with the club suffering relegation at the end of 2003-04. In 2008, they were relegated once more to the third tier, before climbing back up the divisions. In 2012, they returned to the Süper Lig for a second spell in the division. To date, major success and silverware have been beyond the reach of the club. Elazığspor's best league performance came in 2002-03, with the club finishing the Süper Lig season in 13th place.

Over the years, several well-known international footballers have represented the club. Some of the more notable examples include names like Egyptian striker Amr Zaki, French international Julien Faubert, Slovakian goalkeeper Miroslav König, Ghanaian international Richard Kingson and the former Turkish national team striker Sinan Kaloğlu.

The team currently play their home matches at the Elazığ Atatürk Stadium. The ground first opened back in 1974 and underwent renovations in 2010. It is currently able to hold a maximum of 14,467 supporters.   

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