The Club


Club Name Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü
Date of Foundation 1903
Colors Black – White
Foundation Title Beşiktaş Bereket Jimnastik Kulübü
First President Mehmet Şamil Bey
First Championship Gymnastics 1911
Foundation Date of Football Branch August 1911
First Football Championship Title 1919 Istanbul Türk Idman Birliği League
Participation in Turkish League 1919


Since Beşiktaş JK is the first officially registered sports club in Turkey, it is the only team that carries national emblem ‘star and crescent’ on its crest.