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Full name Trabzonspor A.Ş.
Nickname(s) Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm)
Founded 2 August 1967; 47 years ago (1967-08-02)
Ground Hüseyin Avni Aker, Trabzon
Ground Capacity 24,169
President İbrahim Hacıosmanoğlu
Head Coach Ersun Yanal
League Süper Lig
2013–14 Süper Lig, 4th
Website Club home page
Current season
Active branches of Trabzonspor
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Trabzonspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, Trabzonspor won six championships in Turkish Super League. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's initiation year in Turkish Super League. Trabzonspor won the championship title again during their second year in the Turkish Super League in 1976, was runner-up in 1977 and won 3 Championship titles in a row during the following years 1978, 1979, 1980. The club colours are claret and blue, and they play their home matches at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium.[1] The club has donned maroon and blue kits since the merger, and have played at their present ground since 1967.

Domestically, Trabzonspor is known as one of the top Turkish teams based on the number of cups won. They have won the Süper Lig (top-flight) six times, and were the first non Istanbul-based club to win the league. They have also won the Federation Cup (Turkish Cup) eight times. From 1976 to 1984, Trabzonspor won a total of 31 trophies: Super League (6), Federation (Turkish) Cup (8), Süper Kupa (Super Cup) (8), the Başbakanlık Kupası (Chancellor Cup) (5), Red Group Championship Second Division (İkinci Lig Kırmızı Grup Şampiyonası) (1) and Cyprus Peace Cup (Kıbrıs Barış Kupası) (1).[2]



In 1921 the İdmanocağı club were founded.[3]

Trabzonspor AS were founded in 1967. [4]

Early years[edit]

Their first manager was Hayri Gür. The first president was Ali Osman Ulusoy.[citation needed]

In the 1973–74 season finally the club achieved promotion to the Turkish First League with a playoff victory over Zonguldakspor.[citation needed]

Dynasty Years[edit]

In 1975–76 season they won their first championship.And that was the beginning of a dynasty in Turkish Football League.After 1975-76 championship they've won 1976-77,1978-79,1979-80 and 1980-81 they've won 5 out of 6 championships and the only season they've come up short in 1977-78 they finished the league 2nd.Then in 1983-84 they won their last championship.In these Dynasty Years they won 6 out of 9 championships and finished the league 2nd in the other 3 seasons.[5][citation needed]

In Trabzonspor and Turkey, he, Şenol Güneş, served as both player and manager.


Between 1984–96[edit]

Between those years, the club tries to change the culture in itself. They were always finishing the league between 3rd and 7th place. 1992–93 season’s first 10 week was their worst season opening, they were down by 10 points from the leader. However, Ünal Karaman, one of the best players in Trabzonspor history, gained by the club. He was later captain of the Turkey. There was also Tolunay Kafkas. The club won 2 Turkish Cups (1992, 1995), won a Presidential Cup (1995), and won 2 Chancellor Cups (1985, 1994). In 1994–95 and 1995–96 seasons, they finished the league in the second place.


In 2001–02 season they finished the league in 14th place.[citation needed]

In 2008, Sadri Şener became the president of the club.[citation needed]

2010-2011 season[edit]

At the end of the 2010–11 season Trabzonspor points were tied with Fenerbahce SK. However Fenerbahce became the champions by goal difference.[1] Two months has passed after the end of the season and 2011 Turkish sports corruption scandal broke out. Turkish Football Federation has banned Fenerbahce from joining any UEFA competition for a year. Trabzonspor's board of directors has applied to Turkish Football Federation about this season's champions being them but their application was denied on the grounds that this season's decision already being made.[2]

Colours and emblem[edit]

The claret and blue shirt

The most important issue in the establishment of Trabzonspor was the colors of the club. Although a number of elaborate theories have been put forward as to why claret and blue was adopted, it transpires the club chose the colors in simple tribute to the famous and historic English club Aston Villa F.C.[3]

Trabzonspor short name is “TS” and in its emblem those characters are written. There is written 1967 where those two characters intersects. There is also a ball over those letters in order to show all sport activities and also a yellow star in order to show 6 championships. The emblem was registered to club at 2003, May 16.



Their home ground is the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, which has a capacity of 24,169.[4]


Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Onur Kıvrak (Captain)
3 Portugal DF José Bosingwa
4 Turkey DF Aykut Demir
6 Algeria MF Carl Medjani
7 Paraguay FW Óscar Cardozo
8 Turkey MF Mehmet Ekici
9 Turkey MF Sefa Yılmaz
10 Turkey MF Özer Hurmacı
11 Guinea MF Kévin Constant
12 Turkey GK Hakan Arıkan
13 Turkey GK İbrahim Demir
14 Turkey DF Mustafa Akbaş
15 Turkey DF Uğur Demirok
18 Turkey FW Deniz Yılmaz
No. Position Player
20 Turkey MF Soner Aydoğdu
21 Algeria DF Essaïd Belkalem
26 Turkey GK Fatih Öztürk
28 Ghana FW Majeed Waris
32 Turkey MF Yusuf Erdoğan
35 Turkey MF Aytaç Kara
38 Turkey MF Salih Dursun
50 Turkey MF Ferhat Yazgan
61 Turkey DF Zeki Yavru
66 Turkey MF Fatih Atık
68 Turkey DF İshak Doğan
77 Turkey DF Musa Nizam
86 Mali FW Mustapha Yatabaré
99 Sweden MF Erkan Zengin

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Fatih Tekke, a former youth academy star and one-time Gol Kralı (top scorer).

Trabzonspor A2[edit]

Main article: Trabzonspor A2

Trabzonspor A2 is a youth team of Trabzonspor. The club competes in the A2 league, alongside other A2 clubs around Turkey. The A2 team is made up of players between the ages of 18 and 20, and it is the last level of amateur play before a footballer reaches professional status in Turkey. Notable former players include Hami Mandıralı (highest capped Trabzonspor player (558 times)),[5] Gökdeniz Karadeniz (most caps for the Turkish national team by a Trabzonspor player (50)), Fatih Tekke (2004–05 Süper Lig top scorer (31 goals)),[6] Hüseyin Çimşir, Mehmet Yılmaz, Tolga Zengin, and Metin Aktaş.

Trabzonspor Women[edit]

Main article: Trabzonspor (women)

Trabzonspor Kulübü Bayan Futbol Takımı are a Turkish women's association football club affiliated with Trabzonspor. The club was founded in 2007, and won its first league title in 2009.[7]

1461 Trabzon[edit]

Main articles: 1461 Trabzon and MVV

In 2008, Trabzonspor bought Trabzon Karadenizspor (now 1461 Trabzon) to act as a feeder club, having first option on players, as well as being able to loan out youngsters to gain first-team experience.[8] The club also agreed to an affiliation deal with Dutch club MVV the same year, allowing them first option on their players. The first step in the affiliation deal came when Trabzonspor transferred Christian Brüls and Faty Papy and loaned them back to MVV.[9]

Current staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Turkey Ersun Yanal
General Manager Turkey Serhat Altıncı
Coach Turkey Volkan Kazak
Coach Turkey Recep Karatepe
Goalkeeper coach Turkey Altay Nafiz Dağdelen
A2 manager Turkey Metin Bak

Notable former players[edit]


Listed below are the managers in the history of the club.[citation needed]


Sadri Şener is former president of Trabzonspor

[citation needed]

Years Name
1967–68 Ali Osman Ulusoy
1968–69 Rıfat Dedeoğlu
1969–70 Ali Osman Ulusoy
1970–71 Rıfat Dedeoğlu
1971–72 Suat Oyman
1972–75 Salih Erdem
1975–80 Şamil Ekinci
1980–81 Celal Ataman
1981–82 Mustafa Günaydın
1982–88 Mehmet Ali Yılmaz
1988–89 Mazhar Afacan
1989–92 Mehmet Ali Yılmaz
1992–94 Sadri Şener
1994–97 Faruk Özak
1997–00 Mehmet Ali Yılmaz
2000–03 Özkan Sümer
2003–06 Atay Aktuğ
2006–08 Nuri Albayrak
2008–13 Sadri Şener
2013– İbrahim Hacıosmanoğlu




  • Turkish Cup
    • Winners (8): 1977, 1978, 1984, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2010
    • Runners-up (6): 1975, 1976, 1985, 1990, 1997, 2013
  • Turkish Super Cup
    • Winners (8): 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1995, 2010
    • Runners-up (3): 1981, 1984, 1992

UEFA Current ranking[edit]

As of 1 Sep 2014[10]
Rank Country Team Points
1 Spain Real Madrid C.F. 162.514
2 Spain FC Barcelona 148.514
3 Germany FC Bayern Munich 145.254
*** *** *** ***
57 Turkey Trabzonspor 36.440
58 France LOSC Lille 36.183
59 Germany VfB Stuttgart 35.754
60 Cyprus APOEL FC 35.460
61 Belarus FC BATE Borisov 34.150


  • TB ^ For information about amateur leagues in Turkey, see this.
  • Lig ^ Before 2001, the top-flight was known as the 1.Lig. After 2001 the 1.Lig became the second division, and the 2.Lig became the third division.


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  4. ^ "Trabzonspor". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Trabzonspor Genel Bilgi (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  6. ^ Turkcell Süper Lig Arşivi – 2004–2005 Sezonu (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  7. ^ Bayanlar Ligi 1. Ligi 2008 – 2009 Sezonu Fikstür ve Puan Cetveli (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  8. ^ Hakkında (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  9. ^ Faty Papy Sürprizi (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  10. ^ UEFA Club Coefficients –

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