Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2015/2016
Barca's Adriano seals move to Besiktas
Besiktas have completed the signing of Adriano Correia from Barcelona on three-year contract for an initial €600,000. The Spanish champion says that the deal is includes a clause that increases the transfer fee to €1.7m if Adriano helps Besiktas qualify for the Champions League. The 31-year-old made 113 league appearances for Barca, but injuries limited his appearances in recent seasons. Meanwhile, defender Jeremy Mathieu has turned down an offer to leave the Camp Nou and join the Turkish club.
Skrtel completes transfer to Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce have confirmed the €6m signing of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. The 31-year-old ends an eight-and-half year spell with the Merseysiders after falling down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp last season. The centre-back will be unveiled officially as a Fenerbahce player on Friday in a press conference after he passed a medical on Wednesday. Skrtel played every minute of Slovakia's Euro 2016 campaign, where the team reached the last 16 before being eliminated by Germany.
Fenerbahce complete signing of Roman Neustadter
Roman Neustadter has completed his move from Schalke to Fenerbahce after turning down the Bundesliga club's offer of a new contract. The Turkish club announced last week they had opened talks with the 28-year-old, who started Russia's first two matches at Euro 2016. Neustadter became a free agent last week when his contract with the Royal Blues expired, and he branded the Gelsenkirchen-based club disrespectful for the way they had treated him.
|19.5||Galatas. - Kayseri||6 : 0|
|19.5||Gaziantep - Antalya||2 : 0|
|19.5||Gencler. - Eskisehir||3 : 1|
|19.5||Trabzon - Kasimp.||0 : 6|
|19.5||Siva - Fenerb.||2 : 2|
|19.5||Osmanli - Akhisar||1 : 0|
|18.5||Konya - Besiktas||2 : 1|
|18.5||Basaksehir - Rize||1 : 0|
|18.5||Mersin - Bursa||2 : 5|
Turkish Super League stats
|home wins||47 %|
|away wins||27 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Turkey : Super League 2015/2016
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.