Türkiyemspor Berlin

This club was founded in 1978 by the large Turkish community in Berlin. Originally it was created by immigrants from Izmir, and was known as BFC Izmirspor, but became more general "Turkish" in 1985.

Obviously most of the players are Turkish or Turkish descent, but there are a few non-Turks, including Germans, that have played for the club. On the field, the club has had moderate success, usually somewhere in the 4th division. The main problem seems to be lack of fan support and money. In fact, Türkiyemspor is often referred to as the "Zehnmonatsklub" ("Ten-month-club"), because they usually don't have enough money to pay the players their full monthly wages.

Full Name Berliner Fußball Club Türkiyem Spor 1978 e.V.
City Berlin (Berlin). Pop: 3,388,434 (2002)
Address Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 3, 10997 Berlin
Phone: 030-6168262, Fax: 030-6161863
Colors Blue and white
Stadium Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. Capacity: 15,000
Originally they played at the Katzenbachstadion, capacity: 5,000, but in 1994 they moved to the larger facility.
Tickets 6 euros (2004). Match program "Stadyum" free.
Supporters Turkish community of Berlin, but barely any spectators. Averaged 155 in 2004 (Oberliga). In the early 90s they would draw around 1,000, but those days seem long gone.
Friends Most Turkish clubs (in Turkey). St.Pauli
Foes Yesilyurt, Türkspor Berlin. Tennis Borussia
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: www.tuerkiyemspor.info

Recent History:

1986-87	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin		2nd
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin		5th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin		5th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin		8th
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin		2nd
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordost-Mitte	6th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordost-Mitte	6th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordost-Mitte	6th
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost		18th
1995-96	(IV)	Am.Oberliga Nordost-Nord	3rd
1996-97	(IV)	Am.Oberliga Nordost-Nord	3rd
1997-98	(IV)	Am.Oberliga Nordost-Nord	3rd
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin		13th
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin		1st
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		14th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		6th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		12th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		7th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		11th
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		7th
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		5th		
2007-08 (IV)    Oberliga Nordost-Nord		3rd
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord		15th
2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord		13th
2010-11 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany: www.abseits-soccer.com