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Kayserispor’s greatest rivals are Sivasspor, and their clashes are usually referred to as the Central Anatolia Derby, classified in the group of regional derbies in Turkey. It is actually a side-effect of the enmity between the cities of Kayseri and Sivas, which started following the Kayseri Stadium disaster in 1967, when 43 people lost their lives and more than 300 were injured during and after a game between Sivasspor and Kayseri Erciyesspor.
The club was officially founded in 1966, a year embedded in its crest, but its roots go further back. In 1937, Erciyespor was founded and it is considered as Kayserispor’s predecessor. In the years that followed, it went through several merging processes and colour changes.
But following the request of Orhan Sefik Apak, then the president of the Turkish Football Federation, for cities to join their many amateur clubs into a single one per city, Erciyespor was merged with Sanayspor, and Ortaanadoluspor and thus, Kayserspor was born in 1966.
However, the turbulent path of merging, colour changing and renaming wasn’t over yet, and it’s not easy to keep track of all the changes the club went through during the 1980s and 90s, but this much is clear: they were called Erciyespor in 2004, when they switched names with the club today known as Kayseri Erciyespor, and called themselves Kayserispor.
In 2006 they were the joint-winners of the UEFA Intertoto Cup, and they had two stints in the UEFA Cup after that. They have the Turkish Cup trophy on their shelf too, which they won in 2008.