One of the 3 big football clubs of Turkey with the abbr. "BJK" means gymnastic club.The club fas found was founded in 1903 as a gymnastic club with the support of the Ottoman executives.

The colors of the club,which was red and white before the Balkan Wars, was changed to black and white for respect to soldiers died in that war.

In the year 2003,which was the 100th year of the club,Besiktas get the Turkish Super League title.That was the 11th championship of the club, two of them being before the establishment of national league.

Besiktas is playing its matches in Inonu Stadium with the capacity of 32,000.