Galatasaray Spor Kulubu, commonly known as Galatasaray, is a Turkish professional football club based in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the association football branch of the larger Galatasaray Sports Club, itself a part of the Galatasaray Community which includes Galatasaray University and Galatasaray High School, where it was founded in 1905.
Galatasaray has won 50 domestic trophies, including a record 20 Super Lig titles, a record 16 Turkish Cups and a record 14 Turkish Super Cups. It is one of three teams to have participated in all seasons of the Turkish Super Lig since 1959, following the dissolution of the Istanbul Football League, and are the only club to have won the Super Lig in four successive seasons.
Internationally, Galatasaray has won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 2000, becoming the first and only Turkish team to win a European trophy. In the 1999–2000 season, the club achieved the rare feat of completing a quadruple by winning the Turkish Super Lig, the Turkish Cup, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in a single season. Galatasaray is also the only Turkish club to have been ranked 1st on the IFFHS World Rankings.
Since 2011, the clubs stadium is the 52,652 capacity Turk Telekom Arena in Seyrantepe, Istanbul. Previously, the club had played at the Ali Sami Yen Stadium, as well as a succession of other grounds in Istanbul, which included groundshares with Besiktas and Fenerbahce at the Taksim Stadium and Inonu Stadium.
The club has a long-standing rivalry with other major Istanbul teams, namely with Besiktas and Fenerbahce. The derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce is dubbed the Kıtalar Arasi Derbi due to the location of their headquarters and stadiums on the European (Galatasaray) and Asian (Fenerbahce) sides of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul.
As a result of the teams twentieth championship for the 2014–15 season of the Super Lig, their logo hereafter contains 4 stars representing their 20 championships for the league. Each star corresponds to the teams 5 championships.
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