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Kardemir Karabükspor

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Nickname(s)  Mavi Ateş (Blue Flame)
Chairman  Hikmet Ferudun Tankut
Location  Karabük, Turkey
Founded  1969
Ground Capacity  12,400
Manager  Zoran Barisic
League  Süper Lig
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Full name  Kardemir Demir Çelik Karabükspor
Ground  Yenişehir Stadium Karabük, Turkey
2015–16  TFF First League, 2nd (promoted)
Arena/Stadium  Dr. Necmettin Şeyhoğlu Stadium

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Kardemir Demir Çelik Karabükspor is a Turkish sports club based in Karabük, Turkey. The team was founded in 1969 after a merger between Karabük Gençlikspor and Demir Çelik Spor. The club has in branches in football, wheelchair basketball and volleyball. The nickname of the club is Mavi Ateş (Blue Flame). The nickname comes from unfading blue flame coming out of one of the chimneys of Kardemir iron-steel works which is located in the entrance of the city. As the factory gives its name to the club, the team is cited as a worker's team.


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Foundation and early history

In the year 1938, Azmi Tılabar, the head manager of the Turkish iron-steel industry, founded DÇ Gençlik Kulübü (DÇ Youth Club) with grey-blue colours. In these times, the trainer of the football team was an English engineer, Mr. Lain. The trainer of atlhletism was Turkish athlete Faik Önen. Moreover, Mersinli Ahmet and Yaşar Doğu were trainers of wrestling.

During the 1940s, Karabükspor became a symbol in cycling, tennis and wrestling around Turkey. Starting in the 1950s, the Karabük Gençlikspor (Karabuk Youth Sports) joined DÇ Gençlik Kulübü and finally, the club got its colours as red-blue.

The 1990s

In the last game of the 1993–94 season against Zeytinburnuspor, Karabükspor relegated from the Süper Lig.

Karabükspor promoted to the top tier after winning the promotion play-off in the 1996–97 season. Karabükspor finished 8th in 1997–98. The next season, however, was disastrous for them as they again relegated to the second level.

Karabükspor relocated to the Second League B Category in the 2001–02 season.

The 2000s

The team was promoted to the First League in the 2007–08 season after a 7–0 win against Erzurumspor in the promotion group. On their 30th game of the 2009–10 season, they won 3–0 against Çaykur Rizespor which meant they were promoted to the Turkish Super League after 11 years.

League participations

  • Süper Lig: 1993–94, 1997–99, 2010–15, 2016–
  • TFF First League: 1972–73, 1974–83, 1984–93, 1994–97, 1999–01, 2008–10, 2015–16
  • TFF Second League: 1969–72, 1973–74, 2001–08
  • Turkish Regional Amateur League: 1983–84
  • European record

  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • Supporters

    The club are sponsored by the Kardemir company and the Iron workers unions from whom they draw a lot of their support, making it a club with true working class identity. Their ultra group is called Mavi Ateş (Blue Flame) and their motto is, Dumanlı kentin puslu çocukları (Sons of the smoky city).

    Current sponsors

  • Kardemir
  • Çelik-iş Sendikası (Labor union of the workers in Kardemir Iron & Steel Works)
  • Current squad

    As of 21 February 2017

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Out on loan

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.


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