Founded In
Kayseri, Turkey


About Kayserispor

Kayserispor were founded in the city of Kayseri in July 1975, as a result of a merger between three previous clubs from the city, Sanayispor, Erciyesspor and Ortaanadoluspor. Over the course of the last decade, Kayserispor have began to challenge regularly for European qualification and compete for major silverware.

The club started play in the second division for the 1966-67 season. They achieved promotion to the top flight for the first time in 1973. In 1975, they were relegated back to the second tier. After the 1978 World Cup, manager Tamer Kaptan decided to adopt a system of play similar to that of the Netherlands' so-called 'Total Football'. It brought them success as they were promoted once again, playing attractive football along the way. For the next few decades, the club continually bounced between the divisions before achieving their most recent promotion to the top flight in 2004.

In 2007-08, Kayserispor achieved their most notable success to date, winning the Turkish Cup. The club defeated Gençlerbirliği in the final, via a penalty shootout, after the match had ended in a 0-0 draw. Later that year, the team were runners up in the Turkish Super Cup. Beginning with the 2005–06 season, the club achieved three consecutive 5th place finishes in the Süper Lig, marking their best performance in the domestic league so far. As a result, the team began to gain entry into continental competitions on a regular basis. In 2006, Kayserispor won the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Some of the more notable players to represent the team over the years include Turkish internationals Gökhan Ünal and Eren Güngör, as well as the Paraguayan international midfielder, Cristian Riveros.

Kayserispor play their home matches at the Kadir Has Stadium, which replaced the Kayseri Atatürk Stadium. The Kadir Has Stadium has a four-star rating from UEFA and is able to hold up to 32,864 spectators.