Fenerbahce SK is a Turkish sports club, based in Kadikoy District, Istanbul, Turkey. The club has 18.283 official members as of 2011.
Fenerbahce SK won an 18th Süper Lig title in the 2010–11 season. The team were nine points behind the leaders after 16 games, but went on an unbeaten run of 17 wins and one draw from the last 18 games of the season and won the title with 82 points. Trabzonspor also finished on 82 points but finished second due head-to-head goal average in favor of Fenerbahce. Following the season's end club president Aziz Yildirim and managers were remanded in custody over allegations of match-fixing.
On 15 August 2011, The Report of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF)'s Ethics Committee, presented to the general assembly of the TFF, before the intervention of political power in the Turkey. The First Report of the TFF's Ethics Committee (340 pages) completely hidden from public scrutiny and FIFA and UEFA. But, summary section of the report (38 pages) leaked to the press. Prof.Dr.Oguz Atalay, chairman of the committee, confirmed that document published in the press is the actual original document.
On 24 August 2011 Fenerbahce was withdrawn from the Champions League by UEFA, because of an ongoing match-fixing investigation.
On 2 July 2012 Turkish court convicted and sentenced Fenerbahçe President Aziz Yildirim to 6 years and 3 months in prison on match-fixing charges. Fenerbahçe Vice President Sekip Mosturoglu was sentenced to 1 year 10 months and 10 days in prison and the other Vice President of Fenerbahçe was sentenced to 1 year and 2 months in prison.
On 10 August 2012, Istanbul 16th High Criminal Court announced its reasoned final decision regarding the match-fixing case, with all the criminal evidence; Videos, Tapes, Money Transfers etc.
On 17 August 2012, UEFA Champions League was sponsored by Fenerbahce SK's main sponsor Koc Group (Yapi Kredi Bank) for $30.000.000. It is still unknown, why is a local Turkish bank that is inactive in Europa, became a sponsor of UEFA.
On 31 August 2012, Fenerbahce SK was included in the drawing of lots for UEFA Europa League, with the permission of UEFA.
- Koc Group (Yapı Kredi Bank)
- Turkish Airlines
- Dogus Group
- Garanti Bankasi
Famous Club Members
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan ; Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey
- Senez Erzik ; Vice President of the Union of European Football Associations UEFA
- Mehmet Ali Aydinlar ; Former President of Turkish Football Federation (2011-2012)
- Metin Tamirci ; Chief Judge of the 13th District Criminal Court
- Mecnun Otyakmaz ; Chairman of Sivasspor FC
- Celal Dogan ; Former Chairman of Gaziantepspor FC
- Ali Koc ; Businessman and third-generation member of Koç family (Koc Group)
- Ertugrul Ozkok ; Journalist and a daily columnist in Hurriyet newspaper.
- Ali Sen ; Arms Dealer and Chairman of Fenerbahce (1994-1998)
- Cevik Bir Army General; Commander of the Turkish First Army (1996-1999)
- Huseyin Kivrikoglu ; Army General; Chief of the Turkish General Staff (1998-2002)
- Yasar Buyukanit ; Army General; Chief of the Turkish General Staff (2006-2008)
- Ilker Basbug ; Army General; Chief of the Turkish General Staff (2008-2010)
- Osman Fuad Prince Imperial of the Ottoman Empire and Chairman of Fenerbahce SK (1911-1912)
- Nazim Bey The ideologist of "Committee of Union and Progress" and Chairman of Fenerbahce SK (1916-1918)
- Omer Faruk Efendi Prince Imperial of the Ottoman Empire and Chairman of Fenerbahce SK (1919-1923)
- Muvaffak Menemencioglu Chairman of Fenerbahce SK (1927-1932)
- Sukru Saracoglu ; Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey (1942-1944) and Chairman of Fenerbahce SK (1934-1950)
- Irfan Ozaydinli ; Army General in Turkish Air Force (1964-1977) and Minister of Interior of Turkey (1978-1979)
- Kenan Evren ; Leader of the 1980 military coup and President of Turkey (1982-1989)
- Turgut Özal ; President of Turkey and Prime Minister of Turkey (1983–1993)
Famous Club Fans
- Bessar Esad ; President of Republic of Syria
- Ogun Samast ; Racist killer in assassination of Hrant Dink the Turkish-Armenian journalist (2007)
- Cuneyt Cakir ; Referee FIFA Listed
- Cemil Turan ; a former Turkish national football team player and three times league topscorer
- Emre Belozoglu ; Turkish national football team player