Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2016/2017
|21.Akhisar - Kayseri|
|Konya - Rize|
|Bursa - Adana|
|Karabuk - Galatas.|
|22.Gaziantep - Gencler.|
|Osmanli - Antalya|
|Kasimp. - Trabzon|
|Fenerb. - Basaksehir|
|23.Alanya - Besiktas|
Caicara joins Basaksehir
Basaksehir have reached an agreement with Schalke for the transfer of defender Junior Caicarag for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old right-back joined the German club in summer 2015 from the then Bulgarian champions Ludogorets. The Brazilian, who also has a Bulgarian passport, made 26 Bundesliga appearances, including three in the current season. Basaksehir are unbeaten atop the Turkish Super Lig ahead of giants Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
Castillo completes permanent move to Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor has permanently acquired winger Fabian Castillo from FC Dallas. Castillo, 24, joined Trabzonspor on Aug. 4, 2016 on loan with an option to buy. Trabzonspor exercised its option today, completing the deal to purchase Castillo. The 24-year-old has yet to score a goal in his time in Turkey's first division, although he has posted one assist in 14 matches.
Mitrovic joins Besiktas
Rijeka defender defender Matej Mitrovic has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract with Besiktas. The Croatian international joined Rijeka from Cibalia Vinkovci in 2013, and helped the team to win Croatian Cup. His first international appearance came in Argentina friendly in 2014, while Mitrovic played in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Finland this autumn, as well as Northern Ireland friendly in Belfast. At Kosovo, Mitrovic scored his first international goal.
Babel joins Besiktas
Forward Ryan Babel has joined Turkish side Besiktas. The 30-year-old ex-Netherlands international, whose short-term deal with Deportivo La Coruna came to an end on New Year's Eve, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal. Besiktas said in a statement that Babel will earn €1.3m for the rest of this season and then €2.1m per year for the next two campaigns. He previously spent two years in Turkey at Kasimpasa before leaving in 2015.
|16.1||Osmanli - Besiktas||0 : 2|
|15.1||Fenerb. - Adana||2 : 2|
|15.1||Gaziantep - Antalya||0 : 3|
|15.1||Kasimp. - Gencler.||3 : 0|
|14.1||Konya - Galatas.||0 : 1|
|14.1||Basaksehir - Kayseri||5 : 0|
|14.1||Karabuk - Akhisar||1 : 0|
|14.1||Alanya - Rize||2 : 3|
|13.1||Bursa - Trabzon||1 : 2|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||44 %|
|away wins||30 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2016/2017
The Super League is the main national football competition in Turkey. The league consists of 18 teams. During the season, each team plays twice against each opponent on a home and away basis. So, the total number of games per team is 34. The points allocation system follows the international standard with three points for a victory and one for a tie. The club with the most points at the conclusion of the season becomes the Turkish champion.
The top two teams in the Super League also qualify for the UEFA Champions League, with the Turkish champion proceeding directly to the group stage. The second-place team enters in the second qualifying round of Europe's top football competition. At the end of each season, the bottom three teams of the Turkish Super League are directly relegated to the Second Division (Second League A). The top three finishers of the Turkish Second Division move into the Super League where they will compete in the next campaign.