Team profile – Orduspor


Founded: 1967

Stadium: 19 Eylül stadium



Orduspor are based in the city of Ordu on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. The club was founded by Ali Ataoğlu in 1967. Ataoğlu was responsible for uniting the cities five amateur clubs, Karadeniz İdman Yurdu, Ordu Gücü, Ocak Kulübü, 19 Eylül and Yolaç under one roof. The new team went on to gain a passionate loyal following and home stands have always been near full capacity even during the long period spent in the lower leagues.

The Black Sea club play their games in the 12,000 seater 19 Eylül Stadium.



Orduspor enjoyed brief sucess in the Turkish first division during the 1970’. In the 1978-79 season they finished fourth and qualified for the UEFA cup. The club went on a decline playing lower league football until their recent resurgence in the 2000’s. In the 2002-03 season they achieved promotion to the Turkish Bank Asya league. Their promotion to the Turkish Super League last season marked an unprecedented success, the first time the club have reached top-flight football in its current format.

Orduspor have been planning for a sustainable future within the guidelines of the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations which are set to kick in next year.

The state of debt and financially mismanaged football clubs is pandemic in football. The Black Sea club hopes to buck the trend by creating a system which will enable them to become self-reliant and able to produce their own future talents.

The Black Sea club will be applying to play in the Academy League once the youth team’s grounds are set-up near the current Durugöl training facilities.

Orduspor are currently managed by experienced Argentinian coach Héctor Cuper.

Interesting Facts


Orduspor are the only football club in Turkey to play in the colors of Purple and White. These colors were chosen to represent the purple violets the region is famous for and is the reason the clubs nickname is Mor Menekşe (Purple Violets).


No major honors