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Flag of Eskişehir - Image by Jens Pattke, 4 October 2012
The flag of Eskişehir is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 3 October 2012
Flag of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Capital of Culture 2013 - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2015
The flag of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Capital of Culture 2013 is white with the "Eskişehir 2013" emblem in the middle.
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2015
Flag of the Turkish World Capital of Culture 2013 - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2015
The flag of the Turkish World Capital of Culture 2013 is white with the "Eskişehir 2013" emblem in the middle.
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2015
Flag of Eskişehirspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016
Eskişehirspor (Es-Es)'s roots stretch back to 1964 when the Eskişehir Finance & Business Sciences Academy team participated in in the 1964 Konya football tournament under the name, Akademi Gençlik. In what has gone down in club folklore, the Turkish Football Federation's İzmir representative Nafiz Yazıcıoğlu who attended the competition was reported to have told the club, "What are you doing playing amateur football, this team is good enough to make the 1st league".
The team upon returning to the Eskişehir would organize meetings with other city based clubs at the Kör Kamil Meyhanesi (Blind Kamil's Bar). A local businessmen, Aziz Bolel, distraught at the Turkish national teams loss against Bulgaria decided that the city needed a professional club to help the improvement of Turkish football. Bolel convinced Akademi Gençlik, Idmanyurdu and Yıldıztepe to merge under one club. On 19 July 1965 after weeks of negotiations and support from the Turkish Football Federation President Orhan Şeref Apak, Eskişehirspor was officially established as a professional football club with Aziz Bolel as chairman.
Eskişehirspor despite having participated for many years in the Turkish top flight have had little success in terms of honors. Es-Es played in the equivalent of the Turkish Super League between 1966-82 during which time they finished runners up 1968-69, 1969-70 and 1971-72 and won their first and only piece of silverware in 1970-71 when they lifted the Turkish Cup. They also achieved their biggest European success during this era, in 1970-71 they defeated Spanish club Seville F.C 3-2 on aggregate.
Es-Es went into decline during the 1980s and 1990s drifting between the Super League and Second Division. The club even fell into the Third Division before their revival in the late 2000s. Eskişehirspor finally made it back into the Super League in the 2008-09 season and have been improving ever since.
The club is renowned across the country for their unique supporter base which includes the Bando Es-Es, a brass band with Turkish davul drums who attend home games and create a terrific, carnival atmosphere.
The legend of Eskişehirspor is Fethi Geper (b. 1944), who played 249 matches with the club from 1965 to 1974, scoring 104 goals, and four matches with the Turkish national team (1972).
[Turkish Football - Team Profile]
The official flag of Eskişehirspor is white with the club's emblem in the center (photo,
photo, photo, photo). The club's emblem is made of a yellow football ball charged with the letters "E" (red) and "S" (black), the year "1965" (black) and three red, green, and black stars.
The unmistakable emblem (description) was actually designed by club chairman Aziz Bolel and perfected by graphic designer Selahattin Vapur; the three stars represent the merger of Akademi Gençlik, İdmanyurdu and Yıldıztepe.
Flag of Eskişehirspor's supporters - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016
Supporters uses flags (photo) horizontally divided black and red (six stripes), the club's colours.
The club colors (description) were inspired by the French club Stade Rennais 1964-1965 French Cup win; the board saw Rennes celebrating lifting the cup on the front page of a football magazine and immediately fell in love with the club colors and adopted them as their own, believing that it would bring them good luck.
Ivan Sache, 8 March 2016