The organization, which started to be played as the 2nd League for the first time and was renamed the Second League A Category from 2001-2002, and the TFF 1st League after 2007-2008, with the status change made by the Turkish Football Federation, will be played for the 60th time with the participation of 19 teams.
In the first match of the new season in the league, on Friday, August 12, Altay, who was relegated from the Super League, will meet with Yılport Samsunspor in İzmir.
In the organization where the first 2 teams will be promoted directly to the Super League, the 5 teams following these two teams will compete for the play-offs in order to be the 3rd team that will go to the upper lane.
With the play-off system changed this season, the team that will finish the league in 3rd place will directly advance to the play-off finals. The 4 teams following this team will face each other to become the finalists.
If they will be in the last 4 places of the league, TFF will be relegated to the 2nd League.
Spor Toto 1st League will be played this season with the participation of 19 teams.
Pendikspor, Sakaryaspor and Bodrumspor rising from the TFF 2nd League, Altay, Çaykur Rizespor, Göztepe and Yeni Malatyaspor relegated from the Super League, as well as Adanaspor, Altaş Denizlispor, Altınordu, Ankara Keçiörengücü, Beyçimento Bandırmaspor, Boluspor, Metropolitan Belediye Erzurumspor , Eyüpspor, Gençlerbirliği, Manisa FK, Tuzlaspor and Yılport Samsunspor will fight for the Super League.
In the league where 181 different teams have competed since 1963-1964, 65 teams managed to advance to the next league. Bodrumspor will be in the 1st League for the first time this season.
After Samsunspor, which had a happy ending in the 1st League 7 times before, Antalyaspor, Çaykur Rizespor, Kayserispor, Sakaryaspor and Mersin İdmanyurdu went to the upper league 6 times.
Adanaspor, Diyarbakırspor and Göztepe experienced the joy of being promoted to the Super League five times each.
Competing in the same league before, Karşıyaka was promoted to the Super League with the decision of the Council of State as a result of the objections they made in the 1965-1966 and Şekerspor in the 1966-1967 seasons.
MKE Ankaragücü, on the other hand, was promoted to a higher league as it won the Turkish Cup, despite finishing the 1980-1981 Group B in the 2nd place. Although Bursaspor’s second team finished the 2nd League Group B as the leader in the 1988-1989 season, it could not go to the next league due to its status.
Altaş Denizlispor, which will take part in the league for the 36th time this season, will pass Mersin İdmanyurdu and become the team that competes the most in the league. Returning to the 1st League this season, Sakaryaspor will take part in the league for the 35th time.
In the league where Mersin İdmanyurdu competed for 35 seasons, Karşıyaka and Konyaspor took part in this organization 33 times, Aydınspor and Beypazarı Şekerspor 32 each, Adana Demirspor, Adanaspor and Orduspor 31, Antalyaspor, Giresunspor and Manisaspor 30 times each.
With the system applied 27 times in the league since the 1978-1979 season, the last team to be promoted to the Super League was determined at the end of the play-off matches.
In the 1978-1979 and 1979-1980 seasons, Kayserispor and Boluspor managed to rise to the next league. Then, in the suspended system, in the 1993-1994 season, Antalyaspor and Adana Demirspor were promoted to the Super League from the play-offs.
After this season, Eskişehirspor, Zeytinburnuspor, Şekerspor, Sakaryaspor, Göztepe, Çaykur Rizespor and Malatyaspor managed to leave their rivals behind.
Alanyaspor, Antalyaspor, Metropolitan Belediye Erzurumspor, Eskişehirspor, Gazişehir Gaziantep, Göztepe, Kasımpaşa (3), Konyaspor (2), Mersin İdmanyurdu, Orduspor, Sakaryaspor, Fatih Karagümrük, Altay, in the play-offs that were re-applied from 2005-2006. and finally Istanbulspor reached the happy ending.
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