Besiktas sport club was founded on March 4 of 1903 in Besiktas district of Istanbul with the name of Besiktas Gymnastics Club. Football club was established in the following years.
Turkey’s oldest team Besiktas, is based on the collection of a group to do gymnastics in the garden of the young Osman Pasha’s mansion. The first colors of the team are said to be red and white and changed to black and white after the Balkan War.
Besiktas Gymnastics Club was established in 1903. Besiktas Football Team was founded and legalized in 1911. Besiktas Football Club was the oldest football club of Turkey.
Fuat Balkan, Mazhar Kazanci, Muhittin Bey, Mehmet Samil Bey, Huseyin Bereket, Kenan Bey were among the founders of Besiktas Gymnastics Club.