|Full name||Trabzonspor Kulübü|
|Nickname(s)||Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm)|
|Founded||2 August 1967|
|Ground||Hüseyin Avni Aker, Trabzon|
|Head Coach||Ersun Yanal|
|2015–16||Süper Lig, 12th|
|Website||Club home page|
|Active branches of Trabzonspor|
|Football (Men's)||Football (Women's)||Football (A2)|
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 have won six Süper Lig championship titles. The Club won their first Championship title in 1975 which is also the Club's inaugural year in the Süper Lig. Trabzonspor won the championship title again during their second year in the league in 1976, finished runners-up in 1977 and won 3 Championship titles in a row during the following years 1978, 1979, 1980.
In 1975–76 season they won their first championship, and won further titles in 1976–77,1978–79,1979–80, 1980–81 and 1983–84.
In the 2010–11 season Trabzonspor finished runners-up to Fenerbahçe for points. However Fenerbahçe on goal difference. Two months had passed after the end of the season when the 2011 Turkish sports corruption scandal broke out. The Turkish Football Federation banned Fenerbahçe from joining any UEFA competition for a year. Trabzonspor's board of directors applied to the Turkish Football Federation about this season's champions being them but their application was denied on the grounds that this season's decision had already been made.
Colours and emblem
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.
- As of 14 August 2016
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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)), Gökdeniz Karadeniz (most caps for the Turkish national team by a Trabzonspor player (50)), Fatih Tekke (2004–05 Süper Lig top scorer (31 goals)).
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.
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.
|Head Coach||Ersun Yanal|
|Goalkeeper coach||Yalçın İnan|
- Süper Lig
- Winners (8): 1976/1977, 1977/1978, 1983/1984, 1991/1992, 1994/1995, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2009/2010
- Runners-up (6): 1974/1975, 1975/1976, 1984/1985, 1989/1990, 1996/1997, 2012/2013
- Super Cup
- Winners (8): 1976/1977, 1977/1978, 1978/1979, 1979/1980, 1980/1981, 1983/1984, 1995/1996
- Runners-up (3): 1981/1982, 1984/1985, 1992/1993
UEFA Current ranking
- As of August 23rd 2016
- 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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