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Flag of Adana Metropolitan Municipality - Image by Jens Pattke, 30 September 2012
The flag of Adana (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 28 September 2012
Flag of Adana Demirspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 7 November 2016
Adana Demirspor (Adana Demir Spor Kulübü) was established in 1940 by employees of the Turkish State Railways (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları, TCCD). Another 38 sports clubs named Demirspor were established by TCCD.
Adana Demirspor lost the final of the Turkish Cup to Trabzonspor (3-0; 0-0) in 1978 and finished 6th of Super League in 1982. The club was relegated to First League in 1995.
Adana Demisrpor is the club where two emblematic figures of Turkish football, Fatih Terim and Hasan Şaş, made their professional debuts.
Fatih Terim "The Emperor" (b. 1953) played for Adana Demirspor's youth team from 1963 to 1969 and for the professional team from 1969 to 1974 (125 caps, 25 goals). He moved to Galatasaray where he played until retirement in 1985 (357 caps, 15 goals). Terim played as a defender for the Turkish national team from 1975 to 1985 (51 caps, 2 goals). Terim became the successful manager of Galatasaray: 1996-2000, 4 national titles and the UEFA Cup in 2000; 2002-2004; 2011-2013: 3 national titles and quarter finals in the Champions League) and made a noted appearance on the Italian scene (Fiorentina, 2000-2001; Milan, 2001). As the manager of the Turkish national team, he obtained unprecedented international success (1993-1996: first qualification ever for the final tournament of European Football Championship, 1996 ; 2005-2009, semi-finals at Euro 2008; 2013-).
Hasan Şaş (b. 1976) played for Adana Demirspor from 1993 to 1995 (4 caps). After a few years spent with Ankaragücü (1995-1998; 80 caps, 9 goals), he moved to Galatasaray where he played until retirement in 2009 (234 caps, 28 goals). Şaş played as a winger for the Turkish national team from 1998 to 2006 (40 caps, 2 goals).
The flag of Adana Demirspor (photo, photo) is horizontally divided dark blue-light blue with the club's emblem in the middle. The wings are taken from the emblem of the Turkish Railways.
Adana Demirspor supporter's flag - Image by Ivan Sache, 7 November 2016The club's supporters use the same flag, without the emblem (photo).
Ivan Sache, 7 November 2016