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This article is about the Men's team. For the women's team, see Galatasaray women's basketball team.
Galatasaray Café Crown
Galatasaray Café Crown logo
Leagues Turkish Basketball League
ULEB Eurocup
Founded 1929
History Galatasaray
(1929-2005)
Galatasaray Café Crown
(2005-present)
Arena Abdi İpekçi Arena
(capacity: 12,500)
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Yellow and Red
        
President Turkey Adnan Polat
Head coach Turkey Cem Akdağ
Championships Turkish League (4)
Turkish Cup (2)
President's Cup (2)
Website
Uniforms
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Team colours
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Galatasaray Café Crown is a basketball club, part of Galatasaray Sports Club, based in Istanbul, Turkey.

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History

Ahmet Robenson, a physical education teacher in Galatasaray high school decided to introduce a new game to students in 1911. That was how basketball entered Turkey. Robenson, who also became a Galatasaray S.K. president later, helped this new sport to be known which became popular soon.

Galatasaray is the pioneer in Turkish basketball history, and baskeball had always been very important for the club. Former president of the club, Özhan Canaydın is a former player of basketball team. However, in recent years club has been focused on football section and basketball section seeks to revive the successful eras in its bright history.

Honours

  • Turkish Basketball League: [1]
    • Winners (4): 1968-1969, 1984-1985, 1985-1986, 1989-1990
  • Turkish Cup: [2]
    • Winners (2): 1969-1970, 1994-1995
  • President's Cup: [3]
    • Winners (2): 1985, 1990
  • Turkish Championships:
    • Winners (11): 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966
  • İstanbul League:
    • Winners (20): 1932-1933, 1933-1934, 1934-1935, 1935-1936, 1940-1941, 1941-1942, 1942-1943, 1943-1944, 1944-1945, 1945-1946, 1946-1947, 1947-1948, 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1950-1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1953-1954, 1957-1958, 1960-1961
  • ULEB Cup:
    • Semi-finalists(1): 2007-2008

Technical Staff

Name Job
Türkiye Ahmet Dedehayır Basketball Branch Responsible
Türkiye Ali Türsan Manager
Türkiye Mert Uyguç Team Manager
Türkiye Cem Akdağ Head Coach
Türkiye Aziz Bekir Assistant
Türkiye Tolga Başer Assistant
Türkiye Semih Eroğlu Fitness Coach
Türkiye Levent Topsakal Technical Manager
Türkiye Osman Aşbay Masseur
Türkiye Erhan Çelik Manciple

Roster

Galatasaray Café Crown roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 6 United States Washington, Jr., Darius 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
SG 7 Turkey Ersöz, Tufan (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
SF 8 Turkey Topaloğlu, Caner 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 10 Turkey Kaya, Murat 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
PF 11 United States Wilkinson, Mike 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 111 kg (245 lb)
PF 12 Turkey Kocaoğlu, Polat 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
PF 13 Slovakia Rančík, Radoslav 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
C 15 Turkey Nalga, Cemal 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 112 kg (247 lb)
SG 16 Turkey Büker, Evren 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
PG 20 Turkey Akın, Can 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SG 21 Turkey Örge, Teoman 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
SF 24 Turkey Güney, Alican 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 31 Lithuania Jasaitis, Simas 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
C 55 Turkey Beyaz, Eren 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 116 kg (256 lb)
Head coach
  • Turkey Okan Çevik
Assistant coach(es)
  • Turkey Aziz Bekir
  • Turkey Tolga Başer

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (*) Playing only in Euroleague
  • (INJ) Injured

Roster • updated 2009-10-01

For a listing of past rosters, see Galatasaray Men's Basketball Team past rosters.

Notable Players

 Turkey
 United States
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Haris Mujezinović
  • Tarik Valjevac
 Canada
 Czech Republic
 Croatia
 Germany
 Lebanon
 Nigeria
 Panama
 Serbia
 Slovakia

Head coaches

  • Bulgaria Petar Sinemov
  • Turkey Nur Germen
  • Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
  • Turkey Faruk Akagün
  • Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
  • Turkey Ömer Petorak
  • Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
  • Turkey Erman Kunter
  • Turkey Halil Üner (2005-2006)
  • Turkey Murat Özyer (2006-2009)
  • Turkey Koray Mincinozlu (2009)
  • Turkey Okan Çevik (2009)
  • Turkey Cem Akdağ (2009-present)

See also

References

External links

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