Club

Full name Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Fenerbahçe Sports Club)
Nickname(s) Yellow Canaries, Yellow Navy-Blues
Founded 3 May 1907 (105 years ago)
Ground Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium (capacity: 50,509)
Chairman Aziz Yıldırım
Manager Akyut Kocaman
League Turkish Süper Lig
Website Club home page

The Fenerbahçe emblem was designed by Topuz Hikmet who played left wing in 1910 and was made by Tevfik Haccar (Taşcı) in London. 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.

Topuz Hikmet describes the story of the emblem like this:
“After the change of the club’s colours from yellow and white to yellow and navy, it was an issue to create an emblem with our new colours. My friends left the design of this emblem to me.

Firstly, I brought together the colours of our national flag, red and white. Then drew a heart shape over the red and gave it a yellow and navy colour, adding an acorn leaf that represents resistance, power and strength. I wrote the club name and foundation date on the white section. When drawing our emblem, I tried to give this meaning: ‘Serving the club with dependence from heart.’

The design was liked by my friends and our new emblem was made through the guidance of Tevfik Haccar, who was in Germany at time. After the new alphabet was approved, the design was protected, but the club name on the emblem was changed to ‘Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü – 1907’.”

Sources: fenerbahce.org, Wikipedia