KK Anadolu Efes

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October 18, 2021

KK Anadolu Efes (Turkish: Anadolu Efes S.K.) is a Turkish basketball club from Istanbul. In the 2021/22 season. competes in the First League of Turkey and in the Euroleague. According to the number of titles, the most successful is the Turkish basketball club with 15 Turkish championships and 11 Turkish cups.

History

The club was founded in 1976 as KK Efes pilsen, taking over from the second division team of Kadikoyospor, which was shut down due to financial problems. The main sponsor of the team was the brewery Efes pilsen. Already in the first season, they were first in the second league and placed in the first rank of the competition, where they compete to this day. In the first season in the first league (1978/79), they won the title of champion. They had their first major success in European competitions in the 1992/93 season. when they reached the final of the Saporta Cup, in the 1995/96 season. won the Radivoje Korac Cup and thus became the first Turkish team to win a European competition. They also became an important factor in the Euroleague, reaching the Final Four twice (2000 and 2001) where they were third both times. In 2011, the club changed its name to Anadolu Efes, after the law in Turkey banned the advertising of alcoholic products in sports.

Successes

National

Turkish Championship: Champion (15): 1979, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2019, 2021. Runner-up (12): 1980, 1986, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016.Cup Turkey: Winner (11): 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2018. Finalist (4): 2004, 2014, 2017, 2019.Turkey Super Cup: Winner (12): 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018, 2019. Finalist (11): 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2016.

International

Euroleague: Winner (1): 2021. Finalist (1): 2019. Radivoje Korac Cup: Winner (1): 1996 Raymond Saporte Cup: Finalist (1): 1993.

Team composition

Performance in previous seasons

Famous players

Famous coaches

Ergin Ataman David Blatt Dusan Ivkovic Velimir Perasović

External links

Official club website

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