Fenerbahçe S.K.

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The football department is the most notable one of the club and has won a record 91 domestic trophies in total, including a record 28 Turkish championship titles (19 Turkish Super League, 6 National Division, and 3 Turkish Football Championship titles), among others. The club are also leading the [[Football records and statistics in Turkey#Süper Lig all-time table (1959–present)|all-time table]] of the Turkish Super League. In international club football, Fenerbahçe have won the Balkans Cup in 1968, the first international trophy won by a Turkish football team.


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In the 2009–10 season, the club's men's football team won its first Süper Lig title after finishing with 75 points, one point ahead of the runners-up Fenerbahçe. Bursaspor became the second club outside Istanbul to win a Süper Lig title, joining Trabzonspor who won the first of its six titles in 1975–76. The club has also won the Turkish Cup once and the Prime Minister's Cup twice, as well as the First League twice. The club's first, and most successful foray into European competition came in the 1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup when it reached the quarter-finals.

Süper Lig

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The Süper Lig (, Super League) is a Turkish professional league for association football clubs. It is the top-flight of the Turkish football league system and is run by the Turkish Football Federation. Eighteen clubs compete annually, where a champion is decided and three clubs are promoted and relegated from, and to, the 1. Lig. The season runs from August to May, with each club playing 34 matches. Matches are played Friday through Monday. The competition was initially established as the Millî Lig (National League) in 1959 - the first professional nationwide league competition held in Turkey.

C.A. Rentistas

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Club Atlético Rentistas, usually known simply as Rentistas is an Uruguayan football club based in Cerrito de la Victoria, Montevideo. It was founded in 1933. In 1971, Rentistas was the first team of the neighbourhood (barrio) Cerrito de la Victoria that achieved promotion to the Uruguayan first division. They remained there until 1980. Rentistas returned to the first division on three other occasions (1989–92, 1997–01, 2004–07). In 1998 Rentistas inaugurated their new stadium, Complejo Rentistas. The club finished second in the Clausura and qualified for the CONMEBOL Cup 1999 Rentistas was also known for involvement in the third-party ownership.

Galatasaray S.K. (football)

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Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (, Galatasaray Sports Club), is a Turkish professional football club based on the European side of the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It is the association football branch of the larger Galatasaray Sports Club of the same name, itself a part of the Galatasaray Community Cooperation Committee which includes Galatasaray High School where the football club was founded in October 1905 consisting entirely of student members. On the UEFA homepage, it is also written as 『Galatasaray AŞ』,using AŞ, is the meaning of corporation in Turkish.

Campeonato Paranaense

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Campeonato Paranaense, which has been contested since 1915, is the top-flight football league of the state of Paraná, Brazil. The format has changed in 2014. 12 teams are together in a single group. They play against each other once, and the 8 best teams after the 11 games will play the knockout phase that teams will play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis. The last 4 teams will play the Torneio da Morte, where they will play against each other two times (home-away), the best two teams will stay in the Série Ouro, the first division of the football of the state and the two worst will be relegated to the Série Prata, the second division.

Fluminense FC

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Copa do Brasil

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The winner of the cup automatically qualifies for the following edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, the prestigious continental football tournament contested by top clubs in South America organized by COMNEBOL. Initially the Copa do Brasil was contested by 32 clubs. The field increased to 40 in 1996, increased to 69 by the year of 2000, and stabilized at 64 after 2001 which it remained at until 2012. Clubs from all 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District participate.

Paraná (state)

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Two of the biggest football sides in the state are Clube Atlético Paranaense and Coritiba Foot Ball Club, who play the Atletiba derby. Curitiba was one of the 12 host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. * Military Police of Paraná State Afonso Pena International Airport is Curitiba's main airport. It is located in the nearby city of São José dos Pinhais. Foz do Iguaçu International Airport. Official State of Paraná website. Brazilian Tourism Portal.

Turkish Cup

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The Turkish Cup (Turkish: Türkiye Kupası) is a football cup competition in Turkish football, run by the Turkish Football Federation since 1962. During a brief sponsorship period with Fortis, its sponsored name was Fortis Türkiye Kupası. Now Ziraat Bankası is the sponsor and the sponsored name for the cup is Ziraat Türkiye Kupası. The cup was created in 1962 and has taken place every year since then. Many different formats, including a pure knockout competition and group stages, have been tried and finally for the 2012–13 season, an expanded tournament format has been adopted. A record 156 teams compete in the tournament. After five knockout rounds, a round-robin group stage is contested.

2006–07 Süper Lig

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Turkish football league data. Turkish leagues homepage.

2007–08 Süper Lig

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The 2007–08 Süper Lig season, (also known as the Turkcell Süper Lig for sponsorship reasons), was the 50th anniversary of top-flight professional football in Turkey. It was won by Galatasaray, who won their 17th championship. Since Turkey had climbed from 15th to 14th position in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2006–07 season, and UEFA Champions League-bound Zenit Saint Petersburg won the 2007–08 UEFA Cup, the domestic cup winner, Kayserispor, which had qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, was promoted to the first round, filling the unused title holder spot. The league began on 10 August 2007 with the İstanbul B.B.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (English: Brazilian Championship A Series), commonly referred as Brasileirão, is a Brazilian professional league for men's football clubs. At the top of the Brazilian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. Due to historical peculiarities and the large geographical size of the country, Brazil has a relatively short history of nationwide football competitions.

Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube

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Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube, commonly known as Operário, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Ponta Grossa, Paraná. They competed in Série A once. Since 2019, Operario are competing in Série B (second national division in Brazil). The team was founded on May 1, 1912, thus being the second oldest club in the state of Paraná. The club won the Southern Zone Campeonato Paranaense Second Level in 1969. Operário competed in the Série A in 1979 and in the Série B in 1980, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 2019. They play their home games at the Germano Krüger stadium. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 10.632 people. *Taça FPF Gilberto William Fabbro. Schumacher. Peixoto. Simão. Chicão.


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Finally, in 2005, the football club changed its name to "Ankaraspor A.Ş." and only focused on football, while "Büyükşehir Belediye Ankaraspor Kulübü" continued its activity on branches other than football. On June 29, 2014, the club adopted the current name, which refers to Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire. On September 15, 2009, Osmanlıspor was demoted from the Turkish Super League by The Professional Football Disciplinary Committee (PFDK) over its unsportsmanlike relationship with Ankaragücü, which was deemed contrary to sporting competitiveness. All Osmanlıspor games in the 2009–10 season were cancelled and awarded 3–0 to Osmanlıspor's opponents by default.

Ball (association football)

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A football, soccer-ball, football ball, or association football ball is the ball used in the sport of association football. The name of the ball varies according to whether the sport is called "football", "soccer", or "association football". The ball's spherical shape, as well as its size, weight, and material composition, are specified by Law 2 of the Laws of the Game maintained by the International Football Association Board. Additional, more stringent, standards are specified by FIFA and subordinate governing bodies for the balls used in the competitions they sanction. Early footballs began as animal bladders or stomachs that would easily fall apart if kicked too much.

Football pitch

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A football pitch (also known as a football field or soccer field) is the playing surface for the game of association football. Its dimensions and markings are defined by Law 1 of the Laws of the Game, "The Field of Play". The pitch is typically made of natural turf or artificial turf, although amateur and recreational teams often play on dirt fields. Artificial surfaces must be green in colour. All line markings on the pitch form part of the area which they define. For example, a ball on or above the touchline is still on the field of play, and a foul committed over the line bounding the penalty area results in a penalty.

Scoring in association football

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In association football, a hat-trick refers to the uncommon feat of scoring three goals in a single game. Awards exist for individual players who score the most goals in some competitions, such awards are often called the "Golden Boot". Players will typically celebrate scoring a goal with team mates, occasionally putting on elaborate displays for the crowd. The Laws allow this, but mandate that celebration must not be "excessive". On average, only a few scores occur per game in association football. An analysis of several years' results from several English leagues found that 1–0 was the most common result, occurring in approximately 20% of games.

Laws of the Game (association football)

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Over time, the Laws have been amended, and since 1886 they have been maintained by the International Football Association Board. They are the only rules of association football FIFA permits its members to use. The Laws allow some minor optional variations which can be implemented by national football associations, including some for play at the lowest levels, but otherwise almost all organised football worldwide is played under the same ruleset. The current Laws of the Game (LOTG) consist of seventeen individual laws, each law containing several rules and directions: In 1997, a major revision dropped whole paragraphs and clarified many sections to simplify and strengthen the principles.

Penalty kick (association football)

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The Irish Football Association presented the idea to the International Football Association Board's 1890 meeting, where it was deferred until the next meeting in 1891. Two incidents in the 1890–1 season lent additional force to the argument for the penalty kick. On 20 December 1890, in the Scottish Cup quarter-final between East Stirlingshire and Heart of Midlothian Jimmy Adams fisted the ball out from under the bar, and on14 February 1891, there was a blatant goal-line handball by a Notts County player in the FA Cup quarter-final against Stoke City Finally after much debate, the International Football Association Board approved the idea on 2 June 1891.

Captain (association football)

The team captain of an association football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team; it is often one of the older/or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game or have good leadership qualities. The team captain is usually identified by the wearing of an armband. The only official responsibility of a captain specified by the Laws of the Game is to participate in the coin toss prior to kick-off (for choice of ends) and prior to a penalty shootout. Contrary to what is sometimes said, captains have no special authority under the Laws to challenge a decision by the referee.

Football player

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A football player or footballer is a sport person who plays one of the different types of football. The main types of football are association football, American football, Canadian football, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, rugby league and rugby union. It has been estimated that there are 250 million association football players in the world, and many play the other forms of football. Jean-Pierre Papin has described football as a "universal language". Footballers across the world and at almost any level may regularly attract large crowds of spectators, and players are the focal points of widespread social phenomena such as association football culture.

Overtime (sports)

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The New York Pro Football League, a 1910s-era league that eventually had several of its teams join the NFL, used the replay to settle ties in its playoff tournament. The replay was used in the 1919 tournament to decide the championship between the Buffalo Prospects and the Rochester Jeffersons. The teams had played to a tie on Thanksgiving; Buffalo won the replay 20–0 to win the championship. In college (since the 1996 season) and high school football, as well as the Canadian Football League (since the 1986 season) and the short-lived Alliance of American Football, an overtime procedure is used to determine the winner.


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