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Full name Trabzonspor Kulübü[1]
Nickname(s) Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm)
Founded 2 August 1967; 49 years ago (1967-08-02)
Ground Medical Park Arena
Ground Capacity 41,513
President Muharrem Usta
Head Coach Ersun Yanal
League Süper Lig
2015–16 Süper Lig, 12th
Website Club home page
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 have won seven 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. The last one is achieved in 2011.

The club colours are claret and blue, and they have maroon and blue kits. Trabzonspor plays at the Şenol Güneş Stadium which replaced the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium as their home ground in the middle of the 2016-17 season.[2]


In 1921 the İdmanocağı club were founded.[3] Trabzonspor AS were founded in 1967.[4]

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.[5]

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

In the 2010–11 season Trabzonspor finished level on points to winners Fenerbahçe but were pushed into second on goal difference.[6]

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.[7]

Irish club Drogheda United shares the same symbols and colours, and both clubs recently declared to be brothers. These were given in favor of the Ottoman Empire's great assistance during the Irish famine.[8][9]


Since December 2016, Home ground is the Şenol Güneş Stadium, which has a capacity of 41,513.[10]

Former home ground is the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, which has a capacity of 24,169.[11]


Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2017[12]

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)
2 Turkey DF Zeki Yavru
3 Argentina DF Emmanuel Más
4 Slovakia DF Ján Ďurica
5 Turkey MF Okay Yokuşlu
6 Algeria DF Carl Medjani
8 Turkey MF Mehmet Ekici
10 Turkey FW Muhammet Demir
11 Colombia MF Fabián Castillo
14 Senegal FW Dame N'Doye
15 Turkey DF Uğur Demirok
17 Nigeria MF Ogenyi Onazi
19 Turkey MF Abdülkadir Ömür
No. Position Player
20 Turkey MF Olcay Şahan
21 Slovakia MF Matúš Bero
23 Costa Rica GK Esteban Alvarado
25 Turkey DF Mustafa Akbaş
28 Colombia FW Hugo Rodallega
30 Turkey GK Furkan Taş
32 Turkey MF Yusuf Erdoğan
35 Turkey MF Aytaç Kara
47 Portugal DF João Pereira
88 Argentina DF Luis Ibáñez
90 Azerbaijan FW Ramil Sheydayev
96 Turkey GK Uğurcan Çakır
97 Turkey MF Yusuf Yazıcı

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)),[13] Gökdeniz Karadeniz (most caps for the Turkish national team by a Trabzonspor player (50)), Fatih Tekke (2004–05 Süper Lig top scorer (31 goals)).[14]

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.[15]

1461 Trabzon[edit]

Main article: 1461 Trabzon

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.[16]

MVV Maastricht[edit]

See also: MVV Maastricht

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.[17]

Current staff[edit]


Position Staff
Head Coach Turkey Ersun Yanal
Coach Turkey Turgay Karslı
Coach Turkey Çağatay Şalap
Goalkeeper coach Turkey Yalçın İnan





UEFA Current ranking[edit]

As of August 23rd 2016[20]
Rank Country Team Points
1 Spain Real Madrid 144.428
2 Germany Bayern Munich 134.385
3 Spain Barcelona 129.428
*** *** *** ***
64 Russia Dynamo Moscow 26.146
65 France Marseille 25.883
66 Turkey Trabzonspor 25.860
67 Bulgaria Ludogorets 25.750
68 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 25.385


  • 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 AS: Profile". UEFA. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Tamás Kárpáti (28 May 2015). "Turkey – List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
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  8. ^ Drogheda United Football Club - Welcome
  9. ^ Trabzonspor 2010/2011 season {R} | Soccer Forum | BigSoccer
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  11. ^ "Trabzonspor". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Futbol A Takımı". Trabzonspor. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Trabzonspor Genel Bilgi (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  14. ^ Turkcell Süper Lig Arşivi – 2004–2005 Sezonu (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  15. ^ Bayanlar Ligi 1. Ligi 2008 – 2009 Sezonu Fikstür ve Puan Cetveli (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  16. ^ Hakkında (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  17. ^ Faty Papy Sürprizi (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  18. ^ "Trabzonspor Teknik Kadro". Trabzonspor. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "Trabzonspor: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  20. ^ UEFA Club Coefficients –

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