Adanaspor is a Turkish professional football club based in Adana, currently performing at the TFF First League. The club is founded in 1954 by the middle-class merchants and artisans in response to the alienation within city's then most popular club, Adana Demirspor, who were supported by workers, financed by landowners and governed by TCDD staff. Having played their first game in 1956 and became known as Adana derby, both clubs compete for the citywide support and domination since then. Adanaspor jersey colors, orange-white, symbolizes orange and cotton, the main harvests and believed by the club fans to be the true representation of the city. Adanaspor shares the New Adana Stadium as homeground with their archrival.
Adanaspor were one of the most successful clubs of Turkish Football League in 1970s and early 1980s. Toros Kaplanlari (Taurus Tigers) were the Runners-up at the 1980-81 season, having participated at the top division for total of 22 years. The club also competed at the UEFA Cup for three years.
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