Süper Lig is the pride of Turkish football. It is the top tier professional football league in Turkey, widely renowned for its high-energy matches and enthusiastic fans. Süper Lig has been the center of attraction for football fans from all over the world for many decades. And understandably, football lovers are always curious to ask questions about this prestigious league. In this article, we will try to answer some of the frequently asked questions about Süper Lig.
What is Süper Lig?
Süper Lig is the top-tier professional football league in Turkey. It is ranked as the world’s 10th strongest football league as of 2021, according to the UEFA coefficient rankings. The league consists of 21 teams that compete against each other in a round-robin format. After 40 matches played, the team with the most points is crowned the champion of Süper Lig.
Which teams currently play in Süper Lig?
As of the 2021/22 season, the following 21 teams play in the Süper Lig:
4. Çaykur Rizespor
7. Gaziantep FK
11. İstanbul Başakşehir
16. MKE Ankaragücü
19. Yeni Malatyaspor
21. Adana Demirspor
Who are the most successful Süper Lig teams?
There are three teams in Turkey that have dominated the Süper Lig over the years.
1. Galatasaray has won the Süper Lig a record 22 times.
2. Fenerbahçe is second on the list of most successful Süper Lig teams, having won the competition 19 times.
3. Beşiktaş has won the Süper Lig 16 times.
Which stadiums are used in Süper Lig?
The football clubs in Süper Lig use 23 stadiums as their home grounds. The biggest stadium in Turkey is the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which is used by İstanbul Başakşehir, Fenerbahçe, and Galatasaray as their home ground. The Türk Telekom Stadium and Vodafone Park are also used as home grounds by Galatasaray and Beşiktaş, respectively.
Who are the current top goal scorers in Süper Lig?
As of the end of the 2020/21 season, Alexander Sørloth of Trabzonspor was the top scorer with 25 goals in 40 matches. Cyle Larin of Beşiktaş and Aaron Boupendza of Hatayspor were the joint-second top scorers with 22 goals each. Football fans will be keeping a close eye on the 2021/22 season to see who will come out on top this time.
What is the format of Süper Lig?
The format of Süper Lig involves 21 teams playing each other twice in a round-robin format. The team with the most points at the end of all 40 matches is crowned the champion of the Süper Lig. The team that finishes at the bottom of the table is relegated to the second tier of Turkish football, while two other teams face a play-out to determine the final relegation team.
Which Süper Lig teams have qualified for European competitions?
The top four teams in Süper Lig qualify for different European competitions. The league champions qualify directly for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The second and third-placed teams qualify for the UEFA Europa League group stage. Finally, the fourth-placed team enters the Europa Conference League qualifying rounds.
What are some of the famous Süper Lig derbies?
Süper Lig is known for its fierce rivalries between the clubs. Some of the famous Süper Lig derbies include:
1. Beşiktaş vs Galatasaray (The Intercontinental Derby)
2. Fenerbahçe vs Galatasaray (The Eternal Rivalry)
3. Trabzonspor vs Fenerbahçe (The Black Sea Derby)
4. Beşiktaş vs Fenerbahçe (The İstanbul Derby)
5. Galatasaray vs Trabzonspor (The Karadeniz-Geluksizler Derby)
In conclusion, Süper Lig is one of the most exciting football leagues in the world. With highly competitive matches, passionate fans, and legendary rivalries, it has something to offer every football lover. We hope we have answered some of your frequently asked questions about this amazing league. So why not join millions of fans and become part of the Süper Lig family? Who knows? Maybe you’ll even become the next biggest fan of one of the clubs!