Fenerbahce SK

Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Fenerbahçe Sports Club), commonly known as Fenerbahçe [pronounced fe-nehr-baah-che], is a sports club of İstanbul, Turkey. The team is based in the district of Istanbul named Fenerbahçe. The name of the district and the sports club derives from the lighthouse located in the district ('Fener' in Turkish means 'lighthouse'). The most popular branch of the club by far is the football team, but the club also competes in basketball, volleyball, rowing, boxing, sailing, athletics, swimming and table tennis. Fenerbahçe's football branch currently plays in the Turkcell Süper Lig. They are nicknamed the Yellow Canaries and play their home games at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu in Kadıköy.

Currently, Fenerbahçe have the highest average attendance in the Turkish league[2]. The Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium is the biggest club stadium in Turkey. This stadium also frequently hosts national team games. The club chairman Aziz Yıldırım, who had just left the club, has returned to his post. He served his fourth two-year term since coming to power. He has stated that he will run once again for president. The squad is made up of many international players, from four different countries. Fenerbahçe's climbing team carries Fenerbahçe flags at the tops of famous mountains all over the world for the centenary year celebrations. Fenerbahce has recently been invited to attend meetings of the highly prestigious G-14 group of European club powers, a first step toward possible membership, for their current bold economic and sportive growth.