MKE Ankaragücü

MKE Ankaragucu ( officially: Makina Kimya Endüstrisi Spor Kulübü Ankaragucu ) is a Turkish football club based in Ankara. The club played a long time in the top flight of Turkish football.


MKE Ankaragucu was founded in 1904 under the name Altınörs İdman Yurdu in Zeytinburnu (Istanbul). The team was playing in the Istanbul Friday League. The club later immigrated to the capital to Ankara. About this move, there are some theories. One of these theories is that the team has split into two groups and their captains ( Şükrü Abbas and Agah Orhan ) are followed. The group of players with Şükrü Abbas as captain left the team and founded Turan Sanatkarangücü. This happened in 1910, this year is officially considered the founding year Ankaragücüs. Altınörs İdman Yurdu and Turan Sanatkarangücü sent during the First World War their players to the front. After the war, the two clubs combined to one and acted as AS -FA Gücü. In 1948 was called to order at Ankaragucu. Ankaragucu is one of the teams that participated in the first season of the Süper Lig.

With 48 seasons MKE Ankaragucu after Beşiktaş Istanbul, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray for the longest time in the Süper Lig

The biggest successes celebrated the team in 1972 and 1981 by winning the Turkish goblet.

After the club for the outstanding salary payments to its former player Ergin Keleş and Muhammed Türkmen not some account of the Turkish Football Federation imposed in January 2014 again a transfer ban. The club had only recently able to free himself from a previous transfer ban. About ten days after this transfer ban, the club had two players on their outstanding salaries and so procured the repeal of the transfer ban.


  • Winner of the Turkish Football Cup (2): 1971/72, 1980/81
  • Table fourth in the Süper Lig (4): 1963/64 1972 /73 1984/85 2001 /02
  • Turkish second division champions ( 2): 1968 /69 1976/77
  • Promotion to the Süper Lig (3): 1968/69 1976 /77 1980/81


  • Main article: Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadyumu

MKE Ankaragucu plays its home matches at the 19,125 spectators comprehensive 19 Mayıs Stadyumu. It is also at the same time the home stadium of the city rivals Gençlerbirliği Ankara and Hacettepespor.

League membership

  • 2 League: 1968-1969, 1976-1977, 1978-1981, 2012-2013
  • 3 League: Since 2013


The most famous Fanfreundschaft in Turkey between the fans of MKE Ankaragucu and Bursaspor. These two teams also maintain a recently Fanfreundschaft to Gaziantepspor. Furthermore, the fans of MKE Ankaragucu are also friends with the fans of Denizlispor.

Well-known former players

  • Elvir Baljić
  • Turkey Hasan Şaş
  • Turkey İlhan Mansız
  • Turkey Hami Mandıralı
  • Orkun Usak Turkey
  • Turkey Ceyhun Eriş
  • Turkey Emre Güngör
  • Nigeria Victor Agali
  • Darius Vassell England
  • Jerome Rothen France

Well-known former coach

  • Slovakia Jozef Jarabinský
  • Romania Gheorghe Mulţescu
  • Romania Mihai Stoichiţă
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Sušić

Pictures of MKE Ankaragücü