Darussafaka Istanbul
EuroCup 2017-18
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Club info

After two seasons in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Darussafaka Istanbul returns to the 7DAYS EuroCup for its third appearance in the competition. In the EuroLeague, Darussafaka pushed hard late under Coach David Blatt to eventually clinch the last of the playoff spots available with a 16-14 record thanks to three straight wins in the final weeks. Darussafaka started strong with five wins in seven games, including one at home against CSKA Moscow. After that however, losing streaks of four and three games hurt the team's chances. Leadership by Brad Wanamaker, in his breakout season, Will Clyburn and Scottie Wilbekin helped Darussafaka get back on track and advance to the next phase. In the playoffs, the team fell to Real Madrid in four games despite taking a road win in Game 2. With valuable experience from its two years among the elite, Darussafaka now rejoins the most-competitive EuroCup ever and will have another hard road to travel if it wants to go all the way to the end.


2016-17 EuroLeague 17-17 Playoffs
2015-16 EuroLeague 9-15 Top 16
TOTAL: 26-32


2004-05 ULEB Cup 6-4 Regular Season
2002-03 ULEB Cup 2-8 Regular Season
TOTAL: 8-12

Founded as a multi-sport club in 1914, Darussafaka found early success in football and volleyball before opening its basketball section in 1951. It took Darussafaka a decade to win its first Turkish League title in 1961. The club made its European debut in the 1961-62 Champions Cup and survived the two-game eighthfinals series against Hapoel Tel Aviv before losing to eventual champion Dinamo Tbilisi in the quarterfinals. Darussafaka bounced back and successfully defended its Turkish League title in 1962, but it would prove to be the club's last major trophy to date. Darussafaka ceased to be a title contender soon after that, went down to the second division in 1968 and did not return to the Turkish elite until the 1992-93 season. The team soon became a Turkish League playoffs regular and returned to European competitions after a 35-year absence in 1997-98 season. Led by Mike Ansley and William Strothers, it lost against Crvena Zvezda in the Korac Cup eighthfinals. And in the next season was ousted at the same stage by FC Barcelona. Darussafaka reached either the Korac Cup or Saporta Cup eighthfinals over four consecutive years and took part in the ULEB Cup's maiden season in 2002-03 and returned to the competition two years later to post a winning record. The club also advanced to the Turkish Cup final in 2002, but lost to Efes Pilsen. Cevher Ozer, Cuneyt Erden and Acie Earl were some of its best-known players in the early 2000s, when Darussafaka reached the Turkish League semifinals in 2001 and 2002. The team lost some of its competitiveness by the end of the decade and fell to the Turkish second division in 2010. Dogus Group took the club over and Darussafaka quickly delivered by returning to the top Turkish division in 2014. The next year it reached the Turkish Cup semifinals and finished third in the Turkish League regular season before losing in the playoff quarterfinals against Trabzonspor. In 2015-16, Darussafaka reached the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Top 16 in its debut in that competition and was seconds away from its first trophy in more than 50 years, but lost the Turkish Cup final against Fenerbahce Istanbul. Last season, the team reached the EuroLeague playoffs led by Coach David Blatt, but fell to Real Madrid in four games. At home, Darussafaka lost in the semifinals to EuroLeague champ Fenerbahce Istanbul. With the core of that team back, Darussafaka looks to make a serious run in the EuroCup.

Trophy Case

Turkish Basketball Championship: 1960-61, 1961-62
Erman Yerdelen
Huzur Mah. Maslak Ayazaga Cad. No 4A - Sariyer, 34396 Istanbul (Turkey)