Muhafızgücü

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Muhafızgücü SK
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Full nameMuhafızgücü Spor Kulübü
Founded1920 as Muhafız Alayı
Folded1981
Colors          Red and white

Muhafızgücü SK were a Turkish sports club based in Ankara, Turkey. The club was founded in Ankara after order by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on July 18, 1920.[1] The club was founded under the name Muhafız Alayı by Mülazım İsmail Hakkı Bey as chairman. On 1 June 1923, the club's name was changed to Muhafızgücü.[2] Muhafızgücü were active in football, basketball, athletics, equestrianism, cycling, polo, and volleyball. They achieved their greatest success in football, when they became Turkish champions in 1927 and in basketball, as they won the Turkish League in the 1973–74 season.[3]

Since Muhafızgücü were a military club their colors were red and white, the colors of the Turkish flag. The club was dissolved in 1981.

Honours[edit]

[4] [5] [6] In Turkey, Muhafızgücü are one of three sports clubs who have won national championships in football, basketball, and volleyball.

Football[edit]

Winners (1): 1927
Winners (5): 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1928–29
Runners-up (7): 1923–24, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1934–35, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1945–46

Basketball[edit]

Winners (1): 1973–74
Runners-up (2): 1966–67, 1967–68

Volleyball[edit]

Winners (1): 1974–75
Winners (2): 1968, 1969
Runners-up (2): 1965, 1967

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports club founded by Atatürk's order (in Turkish)
  2. ^ Bozok, Salih (1985). Hep Atatürk'ün Yanında. Çağdaş Yayınları. p. 84.
  3. ^ "Başkentten çıkan şampiyonu hatırlayan var mı?". basketdergisi.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "TamSaha dergisi" (PDF) (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. February 2016. p. 90. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Turkey - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  6. ^ "ERKEKLER LİG ŞAMPİYONLUKLARI" (in Turkish). Turkish Volleyball Federation. Retrieved 30 April 2018.