2012–13 Fenerbahçe S.K. season
|Stadium||Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium|
(Lost to Galatasaray)
|Champions League||Play-off round|
(Lost to Spartak Moscow)
(Lost to Benfica)
|Top goalscorer||League: |
Moussa Sow (15)
Moussa Sow (19)
|Highest home attendance||50,025 vs. Galatasaray|
(12 May 2013, Süper Lig)
|Lowest home attendance||5,000 vs. Sivasspor|
(19 December 2012, Türkiye Kupası)
The 2012–13 season is Fenerbahçe's 55th consecutive season in the Süper Lig and their 105th year in existence. They also competed in the UEFA Champions League starting in the third qualifying round after being second in the 2011–12 domestic season.
- 3 June 2012, Kuyt joined the team 3 years from Liverpool.
- 6 June 2012, Salih joined to team.
- 22 June 2012, UEFA sent a letter to the TFF approving Fenerbahçe's participation in the UEFA Champions League, the European football body's topflight club competition. On the same day Hasan Ali joined the team.
- 1 July 2012, Mehmet Topal joined the team with a contract of 4 years from Valencia
- 2 July 2012, Fenerbahçe's chairman Aziz Yıldırım and three other jailed suspects were released after the chief judge of the specially authorized 16th İstanbul High Criminal Court, Mehmet Ekinci, delivered the verdict in a year-long match-fixing case on Monday, but the court stated that Aziz Yıldırım has been sentenced to six years, three months for creating and managing a criminal organization and for rigging several football matches. The decision has been forwarded to the Supreme Court of Appeals for review.
- 3 July 2012, Fenerbahçe football players all sported T-shirts with Fenerbahçe Chairman Aziz Yıldırım pictured on the front, along with a message he sent them from within prison, at their first pre-season training session on Tuesday. The players unfurled a banner that read “Fenerbahçe forever” and posed for members of the press while holding it.
- 4 July 2012, Egemen joined the team, and on 9 July 2012 Issiar Dia transferred to the Qatars team Lekhwiya with the transfer fee €4 Million.
- 16 July 2012, for the pre-season camp Fenerbahçe team was going to Austria, here they will play four Friendly games.
- 20 July 2012, Fenerbahçe get Vaslui from Romania in the draw for the Third qualifying round of the Champions League.
- 1 August 2012, in the season's first match the club salvage late draw against Vaslui in the Third qualifying round of the Champions League, with the score being 1-1.
- 3 August 2012, Krasić transferred for 7M € on a four-year contract.
- 4 August 2012, Joseph Yobo signs three-year contract with the club.
- 8 August 2012, the club celebrate its first win of the season in the second leg against Vaslui in the Third Qualifying round of the Champions League, winning 4-1 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate to advance to the play-off round.
- 10 August 2012, the club are drawn against Russian side Spartak Moscow in the Play-off roundof the Champions League.
- 12 August 2012 Fenerbahçe lose the Süper Kupa against local rivals Galatasaray 3–2.
- 18 August 2012, in 2012–13 season's Süper Lig first match Fenerbahçe late a draw against Elazığspor with score 1–1. On 21 August 2012, Fenerbahçe lose the play-off round's first match against Spartak Moscow with score 2–1 in UEFA Champions League.
- 27 August 2012, defeated southeastern side Gaziantepspor 3–0 in week two of the Süper Lig on Saturday night for its first domestic league of the season and also for its first win in four official matches. But Saturday's victory was eclipsed by the crisis between Brazilian captain and playmaker Alex and young coach Aykut Kocaman, which saw the Brazilian excluded completely from the Saturday roster. For the record: A fit Alex has always been included in the starting XI since he joined the Istanbul club in 2004. Therefore, without the slightest doubt there is something wrong somewhere. The match was played “behind closed doors,” meaning adult men were banned, while women and children were allowed in for free. And even the female spectators took sides, asking, “Say Aykut Kocaman, where is Alex?” And this prompted Fenerbahçe Chairman Aziz Yıldırım to grab the stadium microphone during the match maybe something unprecedented in football history and say the following: “You are mistaken,” he said to the chanting fans. “Respect and support the players on the pitch. No one is greater than Fenerbahçe,” he asserted. Yıldırım further said after the match: “I can give my life for Fenerbahçe. No one is above Fenerbahçe, not even Aziz Yıldırım. Players go, Aziz Yıldırım will, everyone will go, but Fenerbahçe will remain,” he noted. He later said he has invited Alex for talks on Monday.
- 29 August 2012, Fenerbahçe was eliminated by Spartak Moscow with aggregate score 3–2 and will enter the group stage of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.
- 1 October 2012, Alex's contract was terminated.
- 29 October 2012, Antalyaspor ends Fenerbahçe's 47-match unbeaten run in the Süper Lig at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Kadıköy had to come to an end some day with score 1–3. Fenerbahçe had not lost a single match at home in Kadıköy ever since they were beaten 2–3 by eventual champion Bursaspor in week 22, on 22 February 2010. Fenerbahçe won 38 and drew nine in the 47 matches they played within 980 days since 22 February 2010. On 3 November 2012, Fenerbahçe peck Akhisar Belediyespor to break 181-day away jinx.
- 2 May 2013, Fenerbahçe was eliminated by Benfica with aggregate score 3–2 in 2012–13 Europa League in semi-final, and this is the biggest success in Fenerbahçe's history to arrive into the Semi-final in European competitions.
Fenerbahçe's 2012–13 kits introduced on 27 July 2012 in Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium and produced by Adidas. Home kit's name is "2013 Efsane Çubuklu Forma" that means 2013 Legendary Barred Kit, away kit's name is "2013 Arma Forma" that means 2013 Emblem Kit and third kit's name is "2013 Gölge Kanarya Forma" that means 2013 Shadow Canary Kit.
Total spending: €33.9 Million
|5||MF||Emre Belözoğlu||31||Atlético Madrid||Sell||Summer||Free||Atleticomadrid.com|
|99||FW||Recep Berk Elitez||20||Bandırmaspor||Loan||Summer||Free||Bandirmaspor.org.tr|
|10||MF||Alexsandro de Souza||34||Coritiba||Annulled||Summer||Free||Kap.gov.tr|
Total spending: €4 million
- As of 22 May 2013
- Mert has 13 starts, Serkan has 5 starts
- Orhan has 13 starts, M.Topuz has 3 starts, Bekir has 1 starts
- Bekir has 18 starts, Serdar has 11 starts, M.Topal has 1 starts
- Bekir has 21 starts, Serdar has 3 starts, Orhan has 1 starts
- Ziegler has 17 starts, Caner has 4 starts, Özgür has 2 starts
- Selçuk has 19 starts, M.Topal has 10 starts, Cristian has 5 starts
- M.Topal has 36 starts, Salih has 8 starts, Selçuk has 4 starts, Caner has 3 starts, Topuz has 1 starts
- Alex has 9 starts, Salih has 5 starts, M.Topuz has 4 starts, Sezer has 3 starts, Recep has 1 starts, Selçuk has 1 starts, Meireles has 2 starts, Caner has 2 starts
- Topuz has 15 starts, Krasić has 8 starts, Sow has 2 starts
- Stoch has 18 starts, Caner has 18 starts, Krasić has 6 starts, Kuyt has 6 starts
- Sow has 27 starts, Semih has 9 starts, Kuyt has 6 starts, Bienvenu has 1 starts
First team squad
|No.||Name||Nationality||Position(s)||Date of Birth (Age)||Signed from||Since|
|1||Volkan Demirel||GK||27 October 1981||Kartalspor||2002|
|34||Mert Günok||GK||1 March 1989||Youth system||2009|
|54||Erten Ersu||GK||21 April 1994||Youth system||2011|
|85||Serkan Kırıntılı||GK||15 February 1985||Ankaragücü||2010|
|2||Egemen Korkmaz||DF||3 November 1982||Beşiktaş||2012|
|3||Hasan Ali Kaldırım||DF||9 December 1989||Kayserispor||2012|
|4||Bekir İrtegün||DF||20 April 1984||Gaziantepspor||2009|
|6||Joseph Yobo||DF||6 September 1980||Everton||2010|
|33||Reto Ziegler||DF||16 January 1986||Juventus||2013|
|53||Serdar Kesimal||DF||24 January 1989||Kayserispor||2011|
|67||Orhan Şam||DF||1 June 1986||Gençlerbirliği||2011|
|77||Gökhan Gönül||DF||5 January 1985||Hacettepe||2007|
|5||Mehmet Topal||MF||3 March 1986||Valencia||2012|
|9||Miroslav Stoch||MF||19 October 1989||Chelsea||2010|
|14||Raul Meireles||MF||17 March 1983||Chelsea||2012|
|16||Cristian Baroni||MF||25 June 1983||Corinthians||2009|
|17||Recep Niyaz||MF||2 August 1995||Youth system||2011|
|20||Sezer Öztürk||MF||3 November 1985||Eskişehirspor||2011|
|21||Selçuk Şahin||MF||31 January 1981||Istanbulspor||2003|
|25||Emre Belözoğlu||MF||7 September 1980||Atlético Madrid||2013|
|27||Miloš Krasić||MF||1 November 1984||Juventus||2012|
|28||Beykan Şimşek||MF||1 January 1995||Youth system||2013|
|38||Mehmet Topuz||MF||7 September 1983||Kayserispor||2009|
|48||Salih Uçan||MF||6 January 1994||Bucaspor||2012|
|88||Caner Erkin||MF||4 October 1988||CSKA Moskow||2010|
|7||Moussa Sow||FW||19 January 1986||Lille||2012|
|11||Dirk Kuyt||FW||22 June 1980||Liverpool||2012|
|23||Semih Şentürk||FW||29 April 1983||Youth system||1999|
|99||Pierre Webó||FW||20 January 1982||İstanbul BB||2013|
- As of 22 May 2013
|No.||Nat.||Player||Süper Lig||Turkish Cup1||Europe||Total|
|Players sold or loaned out after the start of the season|
1Includes 2012 Turkish Super Cup
- As of 22 May 2013
|Place||Position||Nation||Number||Name||Süper Lig||Turkish Cup1||Europe||Total|
|9||DF||3||Hasan Ali Kaldırım||1||0||0||1|
1Includes 2012 Turkish Super Cup 2Players who no longer play for Fenerbahçe's current season
- As of 22 May 2013
|3||DF||Hasan Ali Kaldırım||6||0||6|
1Players who no longer play for Fenerbahçe's current season
Board of directors
|Deputy President||Abdullah Kiğılı|
|Chief executive officer (CEO)||Hakkı Hasan Yılmaz|
|Investment and Projects||Nihat Özbağı|
|Football Department||Ali Yıldırım|
|Financial and Administrative Restructuring||Ender Alkaya|
|Social Affairs and The Associations||Mithat Yenigün|
|The Stadium and Facilities||Ömer Temelli|
|Departments except Football||İlhan Ekşioğlu|
|Accountant Member||Tahir Perek|
|Advertising / Marketing / Fundraising||İsfendiyar Zülfikari|
|General Secretary||Talat Yılmaz|
|Legal Affairs||Şekip Mosturoğlu|
|Legal Affairs||Tolga Aytöre|
|Football teams except the senior||Ersan Topbaş|
|Basketball Department||Semih Özsoy|