All Powerful Super Being
- Jun 13, 1999
Date - Thursday, November 03 2016
Kickoff Time - 18:00 GMT
Venue - Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul
Europa League form guide
2. Manchester United: LWW
3. Fenerbahçe: DWL
Previous Meetings In All Competitions
Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahçe
Fenerbahçe 3-0 Manchester United
Manchester United 6-2 Fenerbahçe
Manchester United 0-1 Fenerbahçe
Fenerbahçe 0-2 Manchester United
Manchester United wins: 3
Fenerbahçe wins: 2
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly ruled out.
Fernandão ruled out. Ozan Tufan doubtful.
Know the opposition
Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü, also known as Fenerbahçe or just Fener (and nicknamed Sarı Kanaryalar - Yellow Canaries), is a Turkish professional football club based in Istanbul, playing in the Süper Lig. Fenerbahçe was founded in 1907 in Kadıköy, istanbul, by local men Ziya Songülen, Ayetullah Bey and Necip Okaner. This group of individuals founded the club secretly in order to keep a low profile and not get into any trouble with the strict Ottoman rule, so strict that the Sultan Abdul Hamid II forbade the Turkish youth to set up a club or engage in the game of football played by the English families. Fenerbahçe's activities were kept in secrecy until a legislation reform in 1908, when, under a new law, all football clubs had to register to exist legally. Fenerbahçe joined the Istanbul Football League in 1909, finishing fifth in their first year.
Today, Fenerbahçe is a major multi-sports club and competes in football, baskteball, volleyball, athletics, swimming, sailing, rowing, boxing and table tennis with many major honors won in each. The football side of Fenerbahçe is one of the most successful and best supported teams in Turkey - having never been relegated to lower divisions; and winning 34 domestic trophies, including 19 Süper Lig titles, six Turkish Cups and 9 Turkish Super Cups. "The big three" clubs of Istanbul (Beşiktaş, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe) have a century-long history of rivalry. The Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray rivalry is the primary Istanbul derby and the most important rivalry in Turkish football; matches between the two teams are known as Kıtalar Arası Derbi ("Intercontinental Derby"). The rivalry was started on 23 February 1934, when a friendly game between both clubs turned into a riot, and the match had to be abandoned, and is infamous for the volatile atmosphere on gameday. Fenerbahçe play their home games at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Kadıköy, Istanbul.