Hami Mandıralı

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Hami Mandıralı
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Personal information
Date of birth (1968-07-20) 20 July 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Arsin, Turkey
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Second striker
Youth career
1978–1987 Trabzonspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1998 Trabzonspor 334 (174)
1998–1999 Schalke 04 22 (3)
1999–2002 Trabzonspor 82 (38)
2002 Ankaragücü 8 (1)
National team
1987–1999[1] Turkey 48 (8)
Teams managed
2008–2010 Turkey U21[2]
2014 Trabzonspor
2014–2015 Antalyaspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hami Mandıralı (born 20 July 1968 in Arsin, Trabzon, Turkey) is a Turkish football manager and former footballer. He played for Trabzonspor nearly all of his career.[3]

Club career[edit]

Mandıralı joined Trabzonspor aged 10, and continued on to make his professional debut in 1985, aged 17. He quickly established himself as one of the most consistent finishers of his time. He became a regular in the Turkey national team, and was always near the top of the goalscorers charts. Mandıralı proved his reputation was deserved by scoring many goals in European competition. In all, he scored 23 goals in European football.

Mandıralı was particularly famous for his free-kicks, from which he scored many times in his career.[4] He did not try and curl the ball, like most of his more illustrious colleagues in the art of scoring free-kicks. Instead, he would unleash thunderous shots that would fly past or through walls and leave the goalkeeper standing motionless. In this manner his style is similar with Roberto Carlos.

In 1998, he joined the German club Schalke 04 for DM7 million (3.5 million), but remained there for one year only. He was transferred back to Trabzonspor in the 1999–2000 season for a sum of €2.25 million. Upon his return, he regained his position as top marksman, consistently ending each season as the club's top scorer. In 2002, he was let go by the chairman Özkan Sümer. There was a good deal of bad feeling about his departure, and it is not widely known what caused the split. Mandıralı moved to Ankaragücü, but did not stay long. He retired soon after, having never won the league championship.

International goals[edit]

Managing career[edit]

On 1 July 2008, Mandıralı was appointed on a two-years contract manager of the Turkey under-21 side.[2]


As of 6 April 2014
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Turkey Trabzonspor 2014 2014 16 6 6 4 37.50
Turkey Antalyaspor 2014 2015 12 5 3 4 41.67
Total 28 11 9 8 39.29


Some of his achievements include:

  • World rank (1888–2008): 206th by 222 goals in 499 matches in Turkey and Germany,[5]
  • Third most goals scored in Turkish league history (219),
  • Most goals scored in European cups (23 at Trabzonspor),
  • 8 goals in 40 games for the Turkish national football team.
  • Played 558 games for Trabzonspor, the most by any player.
  • The fastest goal in the world which could be (165.9mp/h)


  1. ^ "Hami Mandirali - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Hami Mandıralı: Oyuncularımın performansından memnunum". Milliyet (in Turkish). 9 October 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "HAMİ MANDIRALI". TFF. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Trabzon'un efsane füzecisi: Hami Mandıralı". Fanatik (in Turkish). 19 January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dünyanın en golcü futbolcularında 5 Türk var". Radikal (in Turkish). 22 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2010.