Turkey - Ankara League Final Tables


List of Turkish champions
List of Ankara League champions

1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1929 | 1930 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36 | 1936-37 | 1937-38 | 1938-39 | 1939-40 | 1940-41
1941-42 | 1942-43 | 1943-44 | 1944-45 | 1945-46 | 1946-47 | 1947-48 | 1948-49 | 1949-50 | 1950-51 | 1951-52 | 1952-53 | 1953-54 | 1954-55 | 1955-56 | 1956-57 | 1957-58 | 1958-59
1922

No match results or final table are available. The reported champions are Talimgâh.


1923 No final table is available. The reported champions are Harbiye. The clubs who participated were Turan San'atkâran Gücü, Anadolu San'atkâran Gücü, Ankara Sultânisi, Ankara İdman Yurdu, and Harbiye.
1924 The league was played in two groups. Muhafız Gücü won the White Group, while Anadolu Turan San'atkâran Gücü won the Red Group. Anadolu Turan San'atkâran Gücü defeated Muhafız Gücü in the championship final and thus qualified for the 1924 Turkish Football Championship. Note: The clubs known as Turan San'atkâran Gücü and Anadolu San'atkâran Gücü before merged that year and created Anadolu Turan San'atkâran Gücü.
1925 In 1925 the league began on 3 April and concluded on 12 June. No final table is available. The clubs who participated were Gençlerbirliği, Muhafız Gücü, Anadolu Turan San'atkâran Gücü, Ankara İdman Yurdu, Ankara Lisesi, and Türk İdman Ocağı. Muhafız Gücü who defeated Anadolu Turan San'atkâran Gücü 3-1 in their last league match became Ankara champions.
1926 The league was played in a knock-out format with only four clubs participating. Semifinals [23 April] Muhafız Gücü 5-0 Gençlerbirliği [30 April] Ankara İdman Yurdu 0-5 Anadolu Turan San'atkâran Gücü Final [7 May] Muhafız Gücü 1-0 Anadolu Turan San'atkâran Gücü
1926-27 In the 1926-27 season the Ankara League was played twice. The first edition began on 12 November 1926 and concluded on 27 January 1927. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Muhafızgücü 5 5 0 0 13 0 15 ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Gençlerbirliği 5 3 1 1 17 5 12 3 Ankara İdman Yurdu 5 3 0 2 10 9 11 4 Çankaya 5 2 1 2 9 14 10 5 Sivas-Ankara Demiryolu 5 0 1 4 6 14 5 6 Ankara Jimnastik Kulübü 5 0 1 4 4 17 5 The league was held a second time from 29 April onward. There is no clear information concerning the reason for the repeated organisation of the league, though most assume that it is due to the club of İmalât-ı Harbiye, who were founded in January that year and wanted to join the league. Muhafızgücü also won the new league and became official champions, thus qualifying for the 1927 Turkish Football Championship.
1927-28 The league began on 11 November 1927 and concluded on 6 January 1928. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Muhafızgücü 5 4 1 0 6 1 14 ------------------------------------------------------- 2 İmalât-ı Harbiye 5 3 1 1 5 6 12 3 Gençlerbirliği 5 2 2 1 7 4 11 4 Çankaya 5 2 2 1 7 9 11 5 Sivas-Ankara Demiryolu 5 1 0 4 4 2 3 6 Ankara İdman Yurdu 5 0 0 5 4 11 3
1929 The league began on 26 April and concluded on 14 June. Since Muhafızgücü and Gençlerbirliği finished the league with the same amount of points, a championship playoff was contested between both clubs, which was won by Muhafızgücü. Reported Final Table G W D L P 1 Muhafızgücü 4 3 0 1 10 2 Gençlerbirliği 4 2 2 0 10 3 Çankaya 4 2 1 1 9 4 İmalât-ı Harbiye 3 0 1 2 4 5 Altınordu 3 0 0 3 1 Championship Playoff [21 June] Muhafızgücü 2-2 Gençlerbirliği [28 June] Muhafızgücü 5-2 Gençlerbirliği
1930 The league began on 2 May and concluded on 6 June. Muhafızgücü, champions of the last five editions, did not participate that year. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 3 3 0 0 5 1 9 ------------------------------------------------------- 2 İmalât-ı Harbiye 3 2 0 1 5 1 6 3 Çankaya 3 1 0 2 5 5 5 4 Altınordu 3 0 0 3 1 9 3 Note: The 5-2 win of İmalât-ı Harbiye against Gençlerbirliği on 23 May was declared void as İmalât-ı Harbiye fielded an irregular player. Gençlerbirliği were awarded the win.
1930-31 The league began on 28 November 1930 and concluded on 24 April 1931. Reported Final Table G W D L P 1 Muhafızgücü 8 5 3 0 21 ---------------------------------------------- 2 Gençlerbirliği 8 5 1 2 19 3 İmalât-ı Harbiye 8 4 2 2 17 4 Altınordu 8 2 0 6 12 5 Çankaya 8 1 0 7 3 Note: Çankaya were awarded five losses since they fielded unregistered students as players.
1931-32 The league began on 2 October 1931 and concluded on 1 July 1932. A military club named Alay 189 participated in the first few weeks. Gençlerbirliği won the championship title and qualified for the 1932 Turkish Football Championship. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 6 6 0 0 23 6 18 Turkish Football Championship ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Çankaya 6 2 0 4 9 21 10 3 Altınordu 6 2 0 4 7 16 10 4 İmalât-ı Harbiye 6 2 0 4 9 5 7 5 Alay 189 - - - - - - - Second place match [29 July 1932] Çankaya 5-1 Altınordu
1932-33 The league began on 11 November 1932 and concluded on 9 June 1933. On 23 February 1933 İmalât-ı Harbiye changed their name to Ankaragücü. Gençlerbirliği won the championship title and qualified for the 1933 Turkish Football Championship. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 8 5 3 0 19 9 21 Turkish Football Championship ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Muhafızgücü 7 4 2 1 19 8 17 3 Ankaragücü 8 3 2 3 16 12 15 4 Çankaya 7 2 3 2 16 9 14 5 Altınordu 8 0 0 8 6 38 7 Note: The match between Muhafızgücü and Çankaya in the second half of the league was probably not played.
1933-34 The league was initially planned to begin on 22 December 1933 with the following teams as participants: Muhafızgücü, Ankara Spor, Kırıkkalegücü, Çankaya, Çankırı Spor, Altınordu, Hâle İdman Yurdu (Çorum), and Gençlerbirliği. It could not be held and a new league began on 19 January 1934 and conlcuded on 1 June 1934. Çankaya won the championship title and qualified for the 1934 Turkish Football Championship. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Çankaya 10 7 2 1 44 15 26 Turkish Football Championship ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Gençlerbirliği 10 6 2 2 19 8 24 3 Ankaragücü 10 6 2 2 28 13 24 4 Muhafızgücü 10 6 0 4 29 12 22 5 Altınordu 10 2 0 8 12 33 14 6 İttifakspor 10 0 0 10 6 57 9
1934-35 Gençlerbirliği won the championship title and qualified for the 1935 Turkish Football Championship. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 11 9 2 0 39 8 31 Turkish Football Championship ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Çankaya 11 8 3 0 26 8 30 3 Muhafızgücü 11 6 0 5 34 14 22 4 Ankaragücü 11 5 2 4 27 13 22 5 Altınordu 11 3 1 7 10 20 18 6 Ankara Demirspor 11 1 0 10 9 50 11 7 Güvençspor 6 0 0 6 4 36 6 Note: İttifakspor changed their name to Güvençspor on 7 December 1934 and left the league on 1 March 1935.
1935-36 No national championship was held in 1936. The preparations for the introduction of a national league were ongoing. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Ankaragücü 14 14 0 0 50 3 42 ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Muhafızgücü 14 10 1 3 53 13 34 3 Çankaya 14 7 2 5 35 27 30 4 Gençlerbirliği 13 8 0 5 34 13 28 5 Altınordu 14 7 1 6 39 19 28 6 Kırıkkalegücü 14 3 1 10 8 51 19 7 Güvençspor 13 2 1 10 11 44 17 8 Ankara Demirspor 14 1 0 13 10 70 14 Note: The match between Gençlerbirliği and Güvençspor was probably not played.
1936-37 In 1937 the National League (Millî Küme) was introduced by the Turkish Football Federation. The top two placed clubs from the Ankara League qualified for the national championship. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 7 6 1 0 20 6 20 National League 2 Ankaragücü 7 5 1 1 20 7 18 National League 3 Muhafızgücü 7 5 0 2 15 11 17 4 Çankaya 7 5 0 2 8 9 17 5 Altınordu 7 3 0 4 9 11 12 6 Ankara Demirspor 7 2 0 5 6 26 10 7 Kırıkkalegücü 7 1 0 6 0 8 4 8 Güvençspor 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 Note: After the conclusion of the league Ankaragücü protested against some results. It is not clear which results exactly were revoked by the federation, though after these revisions Gençlerbirliği and Ankaragücü had the same amount of points. In order to decide the Ankara champions both clubs competed in a championship playoff. The first match was played on 14 March 1937. Since the start date of the National League was too close, the second and decisive playoff match was played at the beginning of the next season. On 9 October 1937 Ankaragücü defeated Gençlerbirliği 8-0 and became Ankara champions. Kırıkkalegücü and Güvençspor left the league at an early stage. Championship playoff [14 March 1937] Ankaragücü 1-1 Gençlerbirliği [9 October 1937] Ankaragücü 8-0 Gençlerbirliği
1937-38 In the 1937-38 season Ankara Demirspor and Çankaya merged to form Ankara Demir Çankaya. Harbiye, who were based in Istanbul until 1936, moved to Ankara and joined the league. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Harbiye 6 4 2 0 17 9 16 National League ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Muhafızgücü 6 4 1 1 15 13 15 National League 3 Ankaragücü 6 3 1 2 17 15 13 4 Altınordu 6 2 2 2 16 13 12 5 Gençlerbirliği 6 2 1 3 10 16 11 6 Demir Çankaya 6 1 2 3 14 14 9 7 Güvençspor 6 0 1 5 6 15 5
1938-39 Ankara Demirspor and Çankaya separated. Çankaya and Güvençspor did not participate in the league. The clubs of Galatasaray and Güneş, both based in Istanbul, founded departments in Ankara who joined the league for the first time. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Ankara Demirspor 12 9 2 1 33 13 32 National League ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Ankaragücü 12 8 2 2 30 16 30 National League 3 Harbiye 12 6 3 3 34 23 27 4 Gençlerbirliği 12 4 3 5 19 23 23 5 Galatasaray 12 3 1 8 19 36 19 6 Muhafızgücü 12 2 2 8 9 19 11 7 Güneş 12 2 1 9 9 27 11
1939-40 Ankaragücü were renamed Askeri Fabrikalar Gücü, while Harbiye changed their name to Harp Okulu. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 12 10 2 0 41 7 34 National League ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Muhafızgücü 12 8 2 2 48 18 30 National League 3 Ankara Demirspor 12 6 4 2 23 18 28 4 Askeri Fabrikalar Gücü 12 4 3 5 20 28 23 5 Harp Okulu 11 4 1 6 25 33 20 6 Kırıkkale Birlikspor 11 1 3 7 15 23 15 7 Güneş 12 0 1 11 14 57 13 8 Galatasaray - - - - - - - 9 Maskespor - - - - - - - Note: Since Maskespor and Ankara Galatasaray fielded irregular players all their matches were declared void. The result of the match between Kırıkkale Birlikspor and Harp Okulu is not available. It is possible that it was not played.
1940-41 Ankaragücü resumed their original name. Ankara Güneş became part of Gençlerbirliği after the fourth match, while Dinçspor left the league halfway. In 1941 the number of clubs participating in the National League was increased to 10. As a result the third placed club of the Ankara League was also included in this season, while the Ankara champions additionally qualified for the Turkish Football Championship, which was resumed after some years of absence. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 16 12 2 2 44 20 42 National League & Turkish Football Championship ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Harp Okulu 16 10 5 1 44 17 41 National League 3 Maskespor 16 11 1 4 32 16 39 National League 4 Ankara Demirspor 16 10 1 5 56 22 37 5 Ankaragücü 16 9 2 5 33 14 36 6 Kırıkkale Birlikspor 16 6 4 6 26 22 31 7 Galatasaray 16 4 1 11 16 40 21 8 Güneş 14 0 0 14 3 28 4 9 Dinçspor 14 0 0 14 1 24 3 Note: The matches between Güneş and Dinçspor were not played.
1941-42 The National League was not held in 1942. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Harp Okulu 10 8 1 1 29 12 27 Turkish Football Championship ------------------------------------------------------- 2 Maskespor 10 5 2 3 17 16 22 3 Ankaragücü 10 4 2 4 20 17 20 4 Gençlerbirliği 10 4 2 4 11 12 20 5 Ankara Demirspor 10 2 2 6 14 20 16 6 Kırıkkalegücü 10 1 3 6 13 27 15
1942-43 This season the civilian and military clubs were divided into two groups. Some high school teams also participated in the civilian group initially, though they all withdrew eventually. The table below was composed without the results of the aforementioned school teams. The Turkish Football Championship was not held in 1943. Reported Final Table G W D L P 1 Ankara Demirspor 4 3 1 0 7 National League ------------------------------------------ 2 Gençlerbirliği 4 2 1 1 5 National League 3 Maskespor 4 0 0 4 0
1943-44 This season the civilian and military clubs played in one united league again. The league began on 23 October 1943 and concluded on 10 March 1944. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Harp Okulu 18 13 5 0 52 12 31 National League & Turkish Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Ankaragücü 18 9 6 3 40 24 24 National League 3 Süvarigücü 18 10 3 5 37 25 23 4 Uçaksavargücü 18 9 2 7 37 23 20 5 Ankara Demirspor 18 8 3 7 34 37 19 6 Yedek Subay 18 7 3 8 35 35 17 7 Maskespor 18 7 2 9 30 32 16 8 Havacılık Spor 18 5 3 10 26 41 13 9 Gençlerbirliği 18 5 2 11 27 52 12 10 Topçu Atış Okulu 18 2 1 15 19 38 5 Note: Topçu Atış Okulu were awarded a total of seven losses.
1944-45 Ankara champions Harp Okulu did not participate in the National League, third placed Ankara Demirspor took their place instead. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Harp Okulu 12 8 4 0 37 14 32 National League & Turkish Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Uçaksavar 12 9 0 3 36 21 30 National League 3 Ankara Demirspor 12 8 1 3 29 20 29 4 Muhafızgücü 12 7 2 3 29 22 28 5 Maskespor 12 6 3 3 27 16 27 6 Ankaragücü 12 6 1 5 42 29 25 7 Yedek Subay 12 5 3 4 38 35 25 8 Gençlerbirliği 12 6 1 5 24 24 25 9 Havagücü 12 5 1 6 26 22 23 10 Süvarigücü 12 3 2 7 24 30 20 11 Stadyum 12 3 1 8 24 39 19 12 Havacılıkspor 12 2 1 9 19 47 17 13 Kırıkkalegücü 12 0 0 12 0 36 12 Note: When the league committee decided to also hold matches on Fridays and Mondays, Kırıkkalegücü could not attend anymore and were suspended from the league. All their matches were scored as 3-0 losses.
1945-46 In the 1945-46 season the league was played in two groups. They began on 13 October 1945 and concluded on 27 January 1946. The top two of both groups qualified for the Selection League, in order to decide the two participants for the National League. The Ankara Selection League began on 17 February 1946 and ended on 24 March 1946. Ankara champions Gençlerbirliği additionally qualified for the Turkish Football Championship. White Group G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 12 8 1 3 40 22 29 Selection League 2 Muhafızgücü 12 8 1 3 28 19 29 Selection League -------------------------------------------------------- 3 Ankaragücü 12 5 5 2 28 20 27 4 Uçaksavar 12 4 6 2 26 22 26 5 Jandarmagücü 12 2 4 6 26 35 20 6 Süvarigücü 12 1 5 6 21 31 19 7 Uçakspor 12 3 0 9 23 43 18 Green Group G W D L F A P 1 Harp Okulu 12 11 0 1 39 12 34 Selection League 2 Ankara Demirspor 12 9 2 1 54 11 32 Selection League -------------------------------------------------------- 3 Havagücü 12 7 1 4 43 23 27 4 Yedek Subay 12 5 0 7 29 36 22 5 Stadyum 12 4 1 7 29 36 21 6 Maskegücü 12 4 0 8 32 57 20 7 Tekelgücü 12 0 0 12 4 55 4 Selection League G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 6 3 2 1 6 3 14 National League & Turkish Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Muhafızgücü 6 1 4 1 7 6 12 National League 3 Ankara Demirspor 6 2 2 2 7 8 12 4 Harp Okulu 6 0 4 2 2 5 10
1946-47 The military clubs played in their own seperate league in that season. The participating clubs were: Ankaragücü, Yedek Subay, Uçaksavargücü, Harp Okulu, Muhafızgücü, Havagücü, Maskespor, and Jandarma Muhafız. The newly established second division was also held for the first time in 1946-47. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Ankara Demirspor 10 9 1 0 60 14 29 National League & Turkish Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Gençlerbirliği 10 7 2 1 43 9 26 National League 3 Stadyum 10 6 1 3 32 18 23 4 Tekelgücü 10 3 0 7 24 40 16 5 Hacettepe 10 2 0 8 14 53 14 6 Uçakspor 10 1 0 9 19 58 12
1947-48 In the 1947-48 season a total of 32 clubs participated in the Ankara League. Due to the large number, the clubs were divided into four groups of eight teams each. The three top placed clubs of each group qualified for the final league called "On İkiler" (The Twelve). The national championships were not held due to the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. Red Group Yellow Group G W D L F A P Av G W D L F A P Av 1 Gençlerbirliği 7 7 0 0 62 5 21 Final Group 1 Harp Okulu 7 6 1 0 32 7 20 Final Group 2 Kalespor 7 5 0 2 22 10 17 [2,20] Final Group 2 Ankaragücü 7 6 0 1 34 10 19 Final Group 3 Maltepe 7 4 2 1 15 15 17 [1,00] Final Group 3 Muhafızgücü 7 4 2 1 32 13 17 Final Group -------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- 4 Cebeci 7 4 1 2 26 23 16 4 Havagücü 7 4 1 2 26 17 16 5 Barbaros 7 3 0 4 13 22 13 5 Yedek Subay 7 2 1 4 17 21 12 6 Stadyum 7 1 2 4 9 25 8 [0,36] 6 Uçaksavar 7 2 0 5 18 25 11 7 Metespor 7 1 0 6 8 25 8 [0,32] 7 Maskegücü 7 0 2 5 8 39 9 8 Kavaklıdere 7 0 1 6 5 35 5 8 Jandarma 7 0 1 6 7 42 8 Green Group Blue Group G W D L F A P Av G W D L F A P Av 1 Emniyet 7 7 0 0 30 3 21 Final Group 1 Ankara Demirspor 7 7 0 0 47 6 21 Final Group 2 Çankaya 7 4 0 3 28 13 15 [2,15] Final Group 2 Hacettepe 7 5 1 1 31 16 18 [1,94] Final Group 3 Teknisyenler 7 4 0 3 20 17 15 [1,18] Final Group 3 Atıfbey 7 5 1 1 24 14 18 [1,71] Final Group -------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- 4 Uluçınar 7 4 0 3 18 16 15 [1,13] 4 Işıkspor 7 3 1 3 11 10 14 5 Uçakspor 7 4 0 3 23 21 15 [1,10] 5 Akalar 7 2 2 3 20 19 13 6 Kurtuluş 7 4 0 3 15 23 15 [0,65] 6 Dışkapı 7 2 0 5 11 39 11 7 Dikmen 7 1 0 6 12 28 9 7 Tekel 7 1 1 5 14 24 10 8 Doğanspor 7 0 0 7 7 32 6 8 Hilâl 7 0 0 7 5 35 7 Final Group (On İkiler) G W D L F A P Av 1 Ankara Demirspor 9 8 0 1 30 7 25 -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Gençlerbirliği 9 6 1 2 34 8 22 [4,25] 3 Ankaragücü 8 6 2 0 34 9 22 [3,78] 4 Emniyet 9 6 1 2 33 13 22 [2,54] 5 Atıfbey 9 2 2 5 13 27 15 [0,48] 6 Hacettepe 9 3 0 6 13 31 15 [0,42] 7 Teknisyenler 8 2 2 4 8 24 14 8 Kalespor 9 2 0 7 14 29 13 9 Çankaya 8 2 0 6 16 24 12 10 Maltepe 8 1 2 5 11 34 12 Note: The military clubs (Harp Okulu and Muhafızgücü) left the Final Group halfway. Ankaragücü were allowed to stay with a special permission by the Turkish General Staff. The outcome of the match between Ankaragücü and Teknisyenler is not available, though it is very likely that Ankaragücü were given a forfeit loss, since they were not mentioned in the championship race. Maltepe must have won the replay against Çankaya and therefore finished on eighth place, as they were one of eight clubs participating in the 1948-49 season.
1948-49 The National League was not held again, while the Turkish Football Championship was resumed. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P Av 1 Ankaragücü 14 12 0 2 43 9 38 [4,78] Turkish Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Ankara Demirspor 14 11 2 1 57 15 38 [3,80] 3 Gençlerbirliği 14 10 1 3 45 16 35 4 Hacettepe 14 7 0 7 34 31 28 [1,10] 5 Emniyet 14 6 3 5 34 32 28 [1,06] 6 Atıfbey 14 2 3 9 22 55 21 7 Teknisyenler 14 1 2 11 17 62 18 8 Maltepe 14 1 1 12 19 51 17
1949-50 In the 1949-50 season all 11 clubs competed in the first stage, with the top 6 clubs qualifying for the second stage of the league called "Altılar" (The Six). All goals and points were resumed from the first stage. The National League was held again after two years, though it was the last edition in 1950. Champions Gençlerbirliği additionally qualified for the 1950 Turkish Football Championship. First Stage G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 10 10 0 0 37 11 30 2 Ankara Demirspor 10 7 2 1 28 7 26 3 Hacettepe 10 4 5 1 18 16 23 4 Ankaragücü 10 5 2 3 33 15 22 5 Harp Okulu 10 6 0 4 33 23 22 6 Muhafızgücü 10 4 2 4 24 27 20 -------------------------------------------------------- 7 Havagücü 10 4 1 5 22 28 19 8 Emniyet 10 2 2 6 18 24 16 9 Maltepe 10 3 0 7 12 34 16 10 Kalespor 10 2 1 7 18 30 15 11 Atıfbey 10 0 1 9 8 36 11 Second Stage (Altılar) G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 15 13 0 2 48 15 41 National League & Turkish Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Ankara Demirspor 15 10 4 1 39 12 39 National League 3 Ankaragücü 15 7 3 5 38 21 32 4 Harp Okulu 15 7 2 6 39 30 31 5 Hacettepe 15 5 6 4 23 28 31 6 Muhafızgücü 15 5 4 6 35 42 29
1950-51 Muhafızgücü changed their name to Karagücü. Gençlerbirliği won the championship title and qualified for the 1951 Turkish Football Championship. The Turkish Championship was held as top-level national championship for the last time in 1951. Since the Turkish Football Federation introduced professionalism in that year, amateur clubs were no longer considered to be first level, hence the Turkish Football Championship was only available for amateur clubs. First Stage G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 10 8 1 1 38 10 27 2 Harp Okulu 10 7 1 2 37 9 25 3 Hacettepe 10 5 4 1 28 12 24 4 Ankaragücü 10 6 2 2 21 13 24 5 Ankara Demirspor 10 6 1 3 32 12 23 6 Havagücü 10 6 1 3 32 15 23 -------------------------------------------------------- 7 Karagücü 10 3 4 3 24 21 20 8 Kalespor 10 2 3 5 12 21 17 9 Emniyet 10 2 1 7 12 28 15 10 Maltepe 10 1 0 9 4 50 12 11 Hilâl 10 0 0 10 7 56 10 Note: The five last placed clubs competed in a second stage league called "Beşler" (The Five), in order to determine two clubs who would participate in the first division the coming season as well as the three clubs who would be relegated to the second division. Second Stage (Altılar) G W D L F A P 1 Gençlerbirliği 15 10 4 1 50 19 39 Turkish Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Harp Okulu 15 9 4 2 46 13 37 3 Ankaragücü 15 7 5 3 31 20 34 4 Ankara Demirspor 15 8 3 4 40 20 33 5 Havagücü 15 7 2 6 41 27 31 6 Hacettepe 15 6 4 5 33 25 31
1951-52 The number of teams in the first division was reduced to eight. The top six from last season and the top two clubs of "Beşler" participated in the 1951-52 season. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P Av 1 Ankaragücü 14 8 2 4 26 17 18 -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Gençlerbirliği 14 7 3 4 28 17 17 [1,65] 3 Havagücü 14 7 3 4 27 19 17 [1,42] 4 Karagücü 14 7 2 5 29 21 16 [1,38] 5 Harp Okulu 14 7 2 5 23 19 16 [1,21] 6 Hacettepe 14 5 4 5 19 18 14 [1,06] 7 Ankara Demirspor 14 4 6 4 24 23 14 [1,04] 8 Kalespor 14 0 0 14 8 50 0
1952-53 Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Havagücü 14 10 4 0 40 16 24 Turkish Amateur Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Karagücü 14 8 3 3 29 18 19 3 Ankaragücü 14 7 4 3 47 24 18 4 Hacettepe 14 7 3 4 31 27 17 5 Harp Okulu 14 6 2 6 32 27 14 6 Gençlerbirliği 14 6 1 7 31 31 13 7 Ankara Demirspor 14 2 1 11 11 34 5 8 Jandarmagücü 14 1 0 13 18 62 2
1953-54 Reported Final Table G W D L F A P Av 1 Hacettepe 14 10 2 2 36 15 22 [2,40] Turkish Amateur Football Championship -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Karagücü 14 10 2 2 37 18 22 [2,06] 3 Gençlerbirliği 14 9 3 2 36 19 21 4 Havagücü 14 6 4 4 30 25 16 5 Ankaragücü 14 5 1 8 26 34 11 6 Harp Okulu 14 4 1 9 14 30 9 7 Güneş 14 3 0 11 18 44 6 8 Ankara Demirspor 14 2 1 11 18 30 5 Note: Harp Okulu (club of the Turkish Military Academy) were excluded from the league as, according to a newly introduced ruling, academy teams could no longer participate in the league. Their last five matches were scored as 3-0.
1954-55 In the 1954-55 season there was a notable issue concerning the status of the military clubs. The civilian clubs no longer wanted to compete in a league with military sides. Thus both sides were split in two groups, the civilian clubs competed in the White Group, while the military clubs made up the Green Group. Harp Okulu, who were excluded from the league last season, were included in the military league, alongside Denizgücü from the fourth division and Yedek Subay. Otoyıldırım, Hilâl, and Yolspor from the second division were included in the civilian group. The Ankara champions would have been decided in a championship playoff, consisting of the two top placed clubs of each group. Because of the stance of the civilian clubs, the playoff was not played and hence no champions were declared in that season. White Group (Civilian) G W D L F A P Av 1 Hacettepe 14 9 3 2 45 14 21 [3,21] Championship playoff 2 Ankaragücü 14 10 1 3 36 14 21 [2,57] Championship playoff -------------------------------------------------------- 3 Ankara Demirspor 14 7 5 2 32 15 19 [2,13] 4 Gençlerbirliği 14 8 3 3 28 14 19 [2,00] 5 Güneş 14 7 2 5 35 19 16 6 Hilâl 14 3 1 10 14 48 7 7 Yolspor 14 2 1 11 14 55 5 8 Otoyıldırım 14 1 2 11 10 35 4 Green Group (Military) G W D L F A P Av 1 Karagücü 10 7 1 2 46 12 15 [3,83] Championship playoff 2 Havagücü 10 6 3 1 26 10 15 [2,60] Championship playoff -------------------------------------------------------- 3 Yedek Subay 10 7 0 3 21 13 14 4 Harp Okulu 10 4 2 4 15 20 10 5 Jandarmagücü 10 3 0 7 21 38 6 6 Denizgücü 10 0 0 10 3 39 0 Championship playoff: not played
1955-56 In 1955-56 the Ankara League became professional, changing its name to Ankara Professional Football League. Since military clubs cannot become professional by Turkish law, they could no longer participate in the professional divisions. All eight clubs of the Ankara Professional League qualified for the 1956-57 Federation Cup, which was held as a national championship. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Hacettepe 14 10 2 2 28 15 22 -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Güneş 14 9 2 3 33 13 20 3 Ankaragücü 14 9 1 4 29 16 19 4 Gençlerbirliği 14 8 1 5 25 20 17 5 Ankara Demirspor 14 4 4 6 18 20 12 6 Yolspor 14 3 4 7 14 23 10 7 Otoyıldırım 14 3 2 9 13 24 8 8 Hilâl 14 1 2 11 10 39 4
1956-57 All eight clubs participated in the 1957-58 Federation Cup. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P 1 Ankaragücü 14 11 2 1 43 12 35 -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Ankara Demirspor 14 7 5 2 31 17 26 3 Güneş 14 7 4 3 32 18 25 4 Gençlerbirliği 14 7 3 4 32 23 24 5 Hacettepe 14 4 5 5 20 18 17 6 Yolspor 14 4 3 7 20 21 15 7 Otoyıldırım 14 4 0 10 14 36 12 8 Hilâl 14 0 2 12 10 57 2
1957-58 Reported Final Table G W D L F A P Av 1 Hacettepe 14 9 2 3 30 17 20 -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Ankara Demirspor 14 6 6 2 33 15 18 [2,20] 3 Güneş 14 8 2 4 23 16 18 [1,44] 4 Ankaragücü 14 7 3 4 32 15 17 5 Gençlerbirliği 14 5 3 6 18 21 13 [0,86] 6 Otoyıldırım 14 4 5 5 15 21 13 [0,71] 7 Yolspor 14 6 0 8 21 24 12 8 Hilâl 14 0 1 13 8 51 1
1958-59 The 1958-59 season was the last one the Ankara League was played as a first level competition, since the professional nationwide league called Millî Lig (National League) was introduced in 1959. The four top ranked clubs qualified for the newly established National League. Reported Final Table G W D L F A P Av 1 Ankara Demirspor 14 9 3 2 31 15 21 National League -------------------------------------------------------- 2 Ankaragücü 14 5 8 1 27 17 18 National League 3 Gençlerbirliği 14 6 4 4 16 12 16 [1,33] National League 4 Hacettepe 14 5 6 3 18 15 16 [1,20] National League 5 Otoyıldırım 14 4 4 6 18 25 12 6 Şeker-Hilâl 14 3 4 7 23 20 10 [1,15] 7 Güneş 14 3 4 7 10 20 10 [0,50] 8 Yolspor 14 3 3 8 21 40 9

List of Turkish champions
List of Ankara League champions

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