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Gaziantep is one of the important provinces that attach importance to sports, and it competes in both professional and amateur football and basketball leagues with its local teams thanks the athletes Gaziantep foster. Many athletes in different branches competes in domestic and international competitions. Gaziantep has trained athletes in many different branches of sports, from defense sports to archery and horseback riding. As can be seen in Table 1, Gaziantep was ranked 10th among 81 provinces in terms of provinces with the most licensed athletes. In Gaziantep province, there are 118.648 licensed athletes, of which 74.529 are boys and 44.119 are girls, while the number of active athletes is 5.872 for boys and 3.065 for girls. The same situation is not seen in terms of owning sports clubs as can be seen from the data in Table 2. When both Table 1 and 2 are examined simultaneously, It is clear that Gaziantep province needs to establish more clubs.

 

 

 

Table 1:  Licensed and Active Athletes across Turkey and Top 10 provinces with the Most Licensed Athletes (as of 31/12/2018)

Province

Licenced

Active

Total Licenced

Total Active

Boys

Girls

Total

Boys

Girls

Total

İSTANBUL

448.149

207.103

655.252

88.704

53.245

141.949

655.252

141.949

ANKARA

207.601

97.970

305.571

30.962

20.484

51.446

305.571

51.446

BURSA

147.702

70.976

218.678

19.041

10.281

29.322

218.678

29.322

İZMİR

138.731

73.886

212.617

18.266

13.407

31.673

212.617

31.673

KOCAELİ

111.143

70.270

181.413

14.425

8.421

22.846

181.413

22.846

ANTALYA

96.014

55.981

151.995

10.812

8.143

18.955

151.995

18.955

ADANA

84.964

42.373

127.337

12.222

8.179

20.401

127.337

20.401

KONYA

79.328

41.807

121.135

11.612

6.805

18.417

121.135

18.417

GAZİANTEP

74.529

44.119

118.648

5.872

3.065

8.937

118.648

8.937

KAYSERİ

68.488

32.830

101.318

10.819

5.007

15.826

101.318

15.826

The Overall Total

3.261.853

1.646.102

4.907.955

433.849

261.849

695.698

4.907.955

695.698

 

Table 2: Overall Club Number Across Turkey and Top 19 Provinces with Most Clubs (as of 31/12/2018)

Province

Military

Institution

School

Sport Club

Specialized

Overall Total

GENEL TOPLAM

5

1.052

896

13.399

476

15.828

İSTANBUL

 

36

116

1.790

53

1.995

ANKARA

1

55

29

1.065

10

1.160

İZMİR

3

40

21

812

60

936

BURSA

 

4

21

614

11

650

ANTALYA

 

7

20

401

26

454

ADANA

 

11

15

387

18

431

KOCAELİ

 

25

13

364

12

414

MERSİN

 

30

26

329

9

394

SAKARYA

 

 

4

310

7

321

SAMSUN

 

28

36

235

17

316

MANİSA

 

27

14

254

14

309

KONYA

 

28

11

246

6

291

AYDIN

 

27

23

220

9

279

BALIKESİR

 

25

9

210

21

265

TRABZON

 

9

2

240

11

262

HATAY

 

23

9

227

2

261

KAYSERİ

 

16

20

218

3

257

MUĞLA

 

21

6

207

9

243

GAZİANTEP

 

6

8

224

4

242

 



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