Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [feˈnæɾbahtʃe ˈspoɾ kulyˈby], Fenerbahçe Sports Club) is a Turkish professional football club based in Istanbul, Turkey. They are the men's football department of Fenerbahçe S.K., a major professional multi-sport club. Fenerbahçe, known informally as Fener, are one of the most successful and best supported football teams in Turkey, having never been relegated, and currently compete in the Turkish Super League, the Turkish Cup and UEFA Europa League.
They are nicknamed Sarı Kanaryalar (Turkish for "Yellow Canaries") and play their home games at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, their own traditional home ground in Kadıköy, Istanbul. The club's name translates as "Lighthouse in the Garden" and comes from the Fenerbahçe neighbourhood of the Kadıköy district in Istanbul.
In international club football, Fenerbahçe have won the Balkans Cup in 1968, which is marked as the first ever non-domestic trophy won by a Turkish football club. In UEFA competitions, Fenerbahçe have reached the quarter-finals in the 1963–64 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and in the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League. The club's semi-final performance in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League is marked as one of its greatest achievements in European competitions. Fenerbahçe is a member of the European Club Association.
They are one of the most popular clubs in Turkey, and the most popular in Istanbul and Ankara. Fenerbahçe have a large fanbase throughout the country, in Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, South Korea and in the Turkish diaspora. In their home at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Fenerbahçe's average attendances have been among the highest in Turkey. Fenerbahçe's longest-running and deepest rivalry is with their nearest major neighbours, Galatasaray, with matches between the two being referred to as Intercontinental derby, being considered to be one of the fiercest and most intense derbies in the world. Matches against Beşiktaş are also derbys, but the rivalry is not as intense and fierce.