Sunday, July 21, 2013
Altay SK team profile !
Another of the Izmir sides in Lig 2 are Altay who are the last team from the city to have played in the Turkish Super Lig. The club have played in Europe numerous times and even managed a famous win over Benfica in the 1981 season. They have also won the Turkish Cup on 2 occasions and their highest finish in the Super Lig was third in 1969/70 and 1976/77 seasons.
Founded in 1941 and known as Buyuk Altay they play their games at the 15,000 seated Alsancak stadium. This would be a game the Kanka group should have no problems with getting tickets for. The club have found themselves in the lower leagues of Turkish football for the last few years having run into money problems.
They finished 7th in Lig 2 last season and will be one of the favourites for promotion this season. Altay have a a good following like all Izmir sides and this will mark one of the most interesting games of the season when they meet Ankaragucu.
Some former players to have played with the club include Necati Ates, Fatih Tekke and N'dayie Kalenga the later 2 bother former Ankaragucu players.