Turkcell Super Lig professional football club Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Fenerbahçe Sport Club), located in Istanbul, Turkey. The team is based in the district of Istanbul named Fenerbahçe. The name of the district and the sports club derives from the lighthouse located in the district ('Fener' in Turkish means lighthouse, 'bahçe' means garden). The most popular branch of the club by far is the football team.
They are nicknamed the Yellow canaries and play their home games at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu in Kadıköy with capacity of 50,509. It was inaugurated in 1908 and was renovated between 1999 and 2006, increasing the capacity. Fenerbahçe's stadium, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, was selected to host the 2009 UEFA Cup final
Site info : Fenerbahçe is celebrating its centennial year, as of 2007.Turkish clubs are limited to seven players without Turkish citizenship with professional contract (Roberto Carlos from Brazil and Martijan Kezman among the big name on the new clubs list) and the clubs reserving football squad number 12 for their supporter as the twelth men
Inspired on the lighthouse situated on the Fenerbahçe cape was a big influence on the design of the club's first emblem, which sported the yellow and white colors of daffodils around the lighthouse. The kits were also designed with yellow and white stripes (now the based colour for away kits). The emblem and colors of the club were changed in 1910 when Topuz Hikmet redesigned the badge and changed the colors to yellow and navy, still seen today.
The emblem consists of five colours. The white section which includes the writing Fenerbahçe Spor Kulubu 1907 represents purity and open heartedness, the red section represents love and attachment to the club and symbolises the Turkish flag. The yellow middle section symbolises admiration and envy, while the navy symbolises nobility. The oak acorn leaf which rises from the navy and yellow section shows the power of Fenerbahçe. The green colour of the leaf shows the success of Fenerbahçe is imperative