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The Turkish Super Lig is the top flight tier of club football in Turkey. The league was founded in 1959 known as the Milli Lig. The league is called the Sportoto Super Lig due to sponsorship reasons. The league is one of the best in Europe and in the world. The two major clubs in the league are Fenerbahce and Galatasaray who play in Istanbul. Eighteen clubs play in the league with the bottom three teams relegated to the TFF First league. The winner of the league gains an automatic UEFA Champions League spot in the group stage. Second place gains a third qualification spot and third and fourth qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
Galatasaray won the latest league title in the 2011-12 season. Fenerbahce and Galatasaray both have won 18 league titles which makes the rivalry even more intense.The domestic cups are the Turkiye Kupasi which is a knock-out cup and the Super Kupa which is a one off match between the league champions and league cup champions. The top goal scorer of the league is Hakan Sukur who scored 249 goals. Sukur had three spells at Galatasaray. Oguz Cetin has made the most appearances in the league at 503 matches.
The most dominant clubs in the league include Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Besiktas, Trabzonspor and Bursaspor. Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are the only clubs to have been in the league since its existence. For more information on Dutch Eredivisie, visit the official website or read the wikipedia entry.