Trabzonspor A2

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Trabzonspor A2
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Full name Trabzonspor A2
Founded 1972
Ground Mehmet Ali Yılmaz Facilities
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Turkey İbrahim Hacıosmanoğlu
Manager Turkey Taner Yılmaz
League A2
2009–10 A2 Kuzey Grup, 3rd

Trabzonspor A2 is a youth football team from Trabzonspor. The club competes in the A2 league, against other A2 clubs in Turkey. An 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. The club was founded by former Trabzonspor footballer and manager Özkan Sümer in 1972. They were the first youth team in Turkey, and became an official branch of Trabzonspor in 1975.[1] The club has won two league titles in 1996–97 and 2003–04.[2]

Honours[edit]

Active branches of Trabzonspor
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Football (Men's) Football (Women's) Football (A2)
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Basketball Swimming Judo
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Shooting
  • A2 Ligi
    • Winners (3): 1991–92, 1996–97, 2003–04

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 June 2010.[3]

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

No. Position Player
Turkey GK Mücahit Atalay
Turkey GK Cemil Şahin
Turkey GK Yücel Solak
Turkey DF Mert Ege Özeren
Turkey DF Rasimcan Değirmenci
Turkey DF Emre Özkan
Turkey DF Hüseyin Kayıkçı
Turkey DF Miraç Bulut
Turkey DF Sinan Altınel
No. Position Player
Turkey DF Şahin Çakır
Turkey MF Furkan Sönmez
Turkey MF Habib Şen
Burundi MF Faty Papy
Turkey MF Levent Küçüker
Turkey MF Muhammet Mevdudi Meriç
Turkey MF Semih Kaya
Turkey FW Mustafa Akgün
Turkey FW Sefa Sandıkçı

Former players[edit]

Trabzonspor has a notable youth academy, producing several Turkey national football team players including Hami Mandıralı, Gökdeniz Karadeniz, Fatih Tekke, Hüseyin Çimşir, Mehmet Yılmaz, Tolga Zengin, and Metin Aktaş. Gökdeniz Karadeniz is the most-capped Turkish international to come through the Trabzonspor academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cevabı istatistikler verdi! ajansspor.com (in Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  2. ^ PAF Lig Arşiv tff.org (in Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  3. ^ Trabzonspor A2 Takım trabzonspor.org.tr (in Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010