Paris vs Istanbul Basaksehir

Istanbul Basaksehir in short

Founded on August 15th, 1990, Istanbul Basaksehir is a Turkish club based in Istanbul in the Basaksehir district, located in the west of the city. Beside Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas, it is the fourth club in Istanbul. Although it was founded more recently than its rivals, the club has proved by its recent results that it is now to be counted on in the fight for national competitions.

In the 2019/20 season, the club won its first Spor Toto Super Lig championship title, after finishing second the previous year. The orange and blue also reached the Turkish Cup final twice, in 2011 and 2017, beaten twice in the penalty shootout.

The first team is currently coached by Turkish technician Okan Buruk, former player of Galatasaray, Inter Milan and Istanbul Basaksehir.

Aurélien Chedjou, Gaël Clichy, or Mevlüt Erding wore the colors of the club.

The encounters

2 matchs joués

D6 - Champions League 20/21
December 9th, 2020
D2 - Champions League 20/21
October 28th, 2020

The Parisians against Istanbul Basaksehir

Eliminated by FC Sevilla in the play-offs stadium of the 2017/18 edition of the Champions League, the club is participating this season in the group phase for the first time in its history.

Following the draw made on 1 October 1st, 2020, by Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda, the two teams will meet in Group H of the Champions League, alongside Manchester United and RB Leipzig. The Parisians were travelling to Fatih Terim Stadium on October 28th, 2020, as part of Champions League matchday 2. The Red and Blue went victorious 2 - 0 thanks to two goals from Moise Kean.

Initially scheduled on December 8th, 2020, the return match was finally played the next day at Parc des Princes. This delay resulted in the alleged racist incident involving Okan Buruk's assistant coach Pierre Achille Webo. On December 9th, the day the match was rescheduled, the two teams then sent an anti-racism message, kneeling together in the central circle during the anthem of the Champions League. The Parisians finally won 5-1, securing first place in the group. Neymar scored a hat-trick, Mbappé two goals!


This double encounter also represents Istanbul Basaksehir's first match against a French club.

Players to follow


Moise Kean

Forward 28/02/2000
Born on February 28th, 2000, in Vercelli, in the Piedmont region of Italy, Moise Kean was trained at Juventus Turin, with whom he signed his first professional contract in 2016. On November 19th, 2019, when he came into play against Pescara, he became the first player born in the 2000s to play in a Serie A match. After joining Everton in August 2019, he was loaned to Paris Saint-Germain on October 4th, 2020. He scored 2 goals at Fatih Terim Stadium on Champions League matchday 2.

Demba Ba

Striker 25/05/1985
Born on May 25th, 1985 in Sèvres in the Paris region, Demba Ba is a Franco-Senegalese player evolving at the forefront of the attack. Revealed in Germany at Hoffenheim in 2007 and 2011, he then discovered the Premier League under the colors of West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea. On April 8th, 2014, he enabled the Blues to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain on the Champions League Round of 8, thanks to his goal scored at the very end of the match.

Fatih Terim Stadium

Inaugurated on July 26th, 2014, the Fatih Terim Stadium is the official venue of the Istanbul Basaksehir. Its name is a tribute to Fatih Terim, one of Turkey's most emblematic players and coaches. During his career, he won the Turkish championship 8 times and the UEFA Cup in 2000 with Galatasaray, before taking the team to the semi-finals of Euro 2008, defeated by Germany 3 goals to 2. The stadium can accommodate nearly 18,000 spectators.

In the 2019/20 season, the orange and blue team won the Europa League at home against Sporting Portugal and FC Copenhagen.

Başak, 4.Etap
34 480 Istanbul
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Practical information
Located northwest of Istanbul, Fatih Terim Stadium is accessible by public transportation, including bus lines 78 B, C, E, F and G.