Besiktas

Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu (lit. 'Besiktas Gymnastics Club'), also known simply as Besiktas (Turkish pronunciation: [beˈʃiktaʃ]), is a Turkish sports club founded in 1903 that is based in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, Turkey. The club's football team is one of the Big Three in Turkey and one of the most successful teams in the country, having never been relegated to a lower division. It was the first registered sports club in the country and one of the few that acquired the right to bear the Turkish flag on its crest.

Its football team has won 21 league titles including 16 Turkish Super Lig, three Turkish National Division and two Turkish Football Championship titles. Besiktas is also the only team to have won the Super Lig undefeated, in the 1991–92 campaign. The team last won the Turkish Super Lig title and Turkish Cup during the 2020–21 season.

The team also participates in European competitions regularly. Besiktas reached the quarter-finals of the 1986–87 European Cup and displayed the best Turkish team performance in the Champions League group stage by earning 14 points and progressing undefeated in the 2017–18 campaign. Besiktas have also reached the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals twice, in 2002–03 and 2016–17 seasons. Based on its UEFA coefficient, Besiktas is currently the highest ranked Turkish team and is ranked second all-time after its rival Galatasaray S.K.

The home ground of Besiktas is Vodafone Park, a 42,590-capacity all-seater stadium located by Dolmabahce Palace. The stadium has been considered one of the best in the world for location, design, comfort, technology, atmosphere and transportation.

The club's fan base, Carsi, is also well known globally. They were chosen as the best fan group in voting conducted by American sports viewers due to their 132-decibel noise record at a 2007 match against Liverpool FC. The group is involved with sociopolitical causes and is traditionally considered to be working-class and left-wing, supporting what is considered "the people's team". The highest ever football attendance in Turkish league history was recorded in a Besiktas-Galatasaray derby with 76,127 spectators.

The club also competes in other branches including women's football, basketball (men's, women's and wheelchair), volleyball (men's and women's), handball, athletics, beach football, boxing, bridge, chess, gymnastics, parasports, rowing, table tennis, wrestling and esports.

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Besiktas
talksport.com
19:20, 24 Nov
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13:07, 24 Nov
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07:00, 07 Nov
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16:23, 28 Oct
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11:25, 26 Oct
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20:36, 04 Oct
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sportsmole.co.uk
14:48, 30 Sep
Preview: Besiktas vs. Sivasspor - prediction, team news, lineups
Besiktas will return to the Turkish Super Lig after a disappointing week of Champions League action when they welcome Sivasspor to Vodafone Park on Saturday evening.
sportsmole.co.uk
13:30, 30 Sep
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The second gameweek in the group stages of the 2021-22 Champions League produced more drama and shock results, with Real Madrid involved in the biggest surprise, as the most successful team in the history of the competition suffered a 2-1 home defeat to tournament debutants Sheriff Tiraspol.
goal.com
20:45, 28 Sep
Haller: Ajax star sets Champions League record against Besiktas
The Cote d'Ivoire international wrote his name in the competition's history books having found the net against the Turkish elite division outfit
mirror.co.uk
18:45, 28 Sep
Haller breaks Champions League record as ex-West Ham ace enjoys Ajax resurgence
Ajax striker Sebastien Haller has broken a Champions League goal scoring record after finding the net in Tuesday night's victory for his side against Besiktas. The Ivory Coast international striker netted the Amsterdam club's second goal in the match, which continued their perfect winning start to their group stage campaign.
talksport.com
18:25, 28 Sep
Borussia Dortmund forced to change 'badgeless' Puma kit after fans protest
Borussia Dortmund have been forced into adding their club logo to their badgeless Puma third kit after a backlash from supporters.
sportsmole.co.uk
05:00, 28 Sep
Tuesday's Champions League predictions including PSG vs. Manchester City
Ajax vs. Besiktas (Tuesday, 5.45pm) After a rampant start to the group stage against Sporting Lisbon, Ajax will welcome Turkish outfit Besiktas to Amsterdam in the second round of Champions League fixtures. The Dutch champions thrashed Os Leoes in the curtain-raiser, while their visitors fell to a defeat at the hands of group favourites Borussia Dortmund.
goal.com
16:14, 27 Sep
Sebastien Haller: The Champions League's star man so far?
Can the Ajax star continue his magnificent recent showing in the UCL when the Dutch giants take on Besiktas this week?
bundesliga.com
09:15, 27 Sep
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Erling Haaland is set to return for Borussia Dortmund as they look to solidify their position in UEFA Champions League Group C at home to Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday (kick-off: 9pm CEST).
bundesliga.com
09:15, 27 Sep
5 reasons Borussia Dortmund beat Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Champions League
Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham are just two of the reasons Borussia Dortmund should make short work of Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Champions League. Allow bundesliga.com to elaborate...
sportsmole.co.uk
22:48, 26 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
20:37, 26 Sep
Preview: Ajax vs. Besiktas - prediction, team news, lineups
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sportsmole.co.uk
20:37, 26 Sep
Preview: Ajax vs. Besiktas - prediction, team news, lineups
After a rampant start to the group stage against Sporting Lisbon, Ajax will welcome Turkish outfit Besiktas to Amsterdam in the second round of Champions League fixtures.
sportsmole.co.uk
11:15, 24 Sep
Preview: Galatasaray vs. Goztepe SK - prediction, team news, lineups
Galatasaray play host to Goztepe SK on Sunday looking to avoid a third successive defeat in Super Lig, their recent run leaving the Turkish giants in 11th position in the table.
sportsmole.co.uk
20:16, 23 Sep
Preview: Adana Demirspor vs. Gaziantep - prediction, team news, lineups
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sportsmole.co.uk
18:52, 23 Sep
Preview: Antalyaspor vs. Yeni Malatyaspor - prediction, team news, lineups
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22:11, 22 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
21:17, 22 Sep
Preview: Altay vs. Besiktas - prediction, team news, lineups
Besiktas will travel to Altay in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday evening for the first meeting between the sides since May 2003.
mirror.co.uk
04:30, 22 Sep
Balotelli taunts coach who said he had "no brain" with cheeky goal celebration
Mario Balotelli got one over on a coach who said he had "no brain" by scoring against his side then taunting him with a cheeky goal celebration. Balotelli joined Turkish side Adana Demirspor in the summer in the latest chapter of his colourful career. The Italian striker showed early promise at Inter Milan and Manchester City but flopped at Liverpool, before having spells at AC Milan, Nice, Marseille, Brescia and Monza.
goal.com
22:27, 21 Sep
Balotelli celebrates goal by taunting Besiktas manager who said he 'has no brain'
The Adana Demirspor striker scored against an old nemesis and made sure to remind him of his past comments
talksport.com
21:29, 21 Sep
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Mario Balotelli waited years but he got his own back on the man who once called him 'brainless'.
sportsmole.co.uk
11:00, 21 Sep
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talksport.com
19:39, 20 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
21:13, 19 Sep
Preview: Besiktas vs. Adana Demirspor - prediction, team news, lineups
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talksport.com
10:33, 17 Sep
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07:25, 17 Sep
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04:30, 17 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
20:43, 16 Sep
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sportsmole.co.uk
17:07, 16 Sep
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The opening gameweek in the group stages of the 2021-22 Champions League produced some standout matches and shock results, with Manchester United on the end of arguably the most surprising defeat in the first set of fixtures.
mirror.co.uk
16:21, 16 Sep
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Jude Bellingham produced a virtuoso performance for Borussia Dortmund in their opening Champions League group stage victory over Besiktas. The teenage midfielder ran the show for the German side, opening the scoring in the 20 th minute before providing a superb solo run and assist for Erling Haaland to double the advantage.