Established in 1967 by notables in the city with the purpose of attracting the public’s attention and to help get rid of bad habits among the youth.
The first founding members of Hatayspor:
Razık Gazel (President), Orhan Aksuyu (2nd President), Fatih Hocaoğlu (General Captain), Hüsnü Hataylı.
The First Team of Hatayspor
This well-established team, which has just stepped into the 2nd League, plays its matches at the 6015-person Antakya Atatürk Stadium and competes in the 2nd League.
The colors of Hatayspor, which was founded by the merger of Kurtuluşspor – Esnafspor and Reyhanlı Gençspor in the 1967-1968 season, are burgundy-white. It also took the bay leaf green color as the third color. The burgundy color symbolizes nobility, the white color symbolizes purity, and the green bay leaf symbolizes peace.
Hatayspor lived their first championship together in the 1969-1970 season under the leadership of coach İlker Tolon. Afterward, it was relegated to the 3rd League at intervals, and it went up to the 2nd League again, following a fluctuating graphic.
Today, Hatayspor operates in registered branches such as football, handball, table tennis, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, swimming, archery, and athletics. Our most significant registered branches are football, wrestling, and athletics.
Hatayspor, one of the well-established clubs of the 2nd League, has never had a Super League experience in its history. His greatest achievement is to complete the 1st League with its current name in the 4th place in the past years.
Having completed the 3rd League Classification group as the leader and the 3rd League Promotion Group 6th place, Hatayspor were entitled to play the 3rd League play-offs and their first opponent was Ankara Demirspor. Hatayspor reached the final by defeating his opponent Ankara Demirspor 1-1 in regular time and extra time, and 5-2 in total, and its opponent was Yalovaspor.
Despite leading 1-0 in the final, Hatayspor was defeated 2-1 and eliminated. One week before the end of the 2011-2012 season, our team declared the championship and was entitled to play in the 2nd League in the 2012-2013 season.
In the 2012-2013 season, our team, which competed in the 2nd League Red Group and qualified for the play-off by finishing second in the league, lost the final match against Fethiyespor unfortunately and lost the chance of the 1st League. Having experienced the same misfortune in the 2013-2014 season, Hatayspor lost the chance to be promoted to the 1st League for the second time after losing the final match against Alanyaspor on penalties.
After these seasons, our burgundy-white team, which takes firm steps forward without losing its objects in the 1st League and then the Super League, wants to honor its successful history with new championships.
The most encountered opponent in Turkish football leagues is Tarsus İdman Yurdu with 43 matches. Hatayspor got 17 wins, 11 draws and, 15 losses in these 43 matches