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Full name Trabzonspor A.Ş.
Nickname(s) Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm)
Founded 2 August 1967 (1967-08-02)
Ground Hüseyin Avni Aker, Trabzon
Ground Capacity 29,461
President İbrahim Hacıosmanoğlu
Head Coach Ersun Yanal
League Süper Lig
2013–14 Süper Lig, 4th
Website Club home page
Active branches of Trabzonspor
Football (Men's) Football (Women's) Football (A2)
Basketball Swimming Judo

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]


  • History 1
    • Foundation 1.1
    • Early years 1.2
    • Championship years 1.3
    • Between 1984–96 1.4
    • 2000s 1.5
    • 2010-2011 season 1.6
  • Colours and emblem 2
  • Support 3
  • Stadium 4
  • Players 5
    • Current squad 5.1
    • Out on loan 5.2
  • Affiliated clubs 6
    • Trabzonspor A2 6.1
    • Trabzonspor Women 6.2
    • 1461 Trabzon 6.3
  • Current staff 7
  • Notable former players 8
  • Managers 9
  • Presidents 10
  • Honours 11
    • League 11.1
    • Cup 11.2
  • UEFA Current ranking 12
  • Notes 13
  • References 14
  • External links 15



In 1921 the İdmanocağı club were founded.[3]

Trabzonspor AS were founded in 1967. [4]

Early years

Their first manager was Hayri Gür. The first president was Ali Osman Ulusoy.

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

Championship years

In 1975–76 season they won their first championship. They went on to win five more titles up until 1983–84.

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

Between 1984–96

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.

In 2008, Sadri Şener became the president of the club.

2010-2011 season

At the end of the 2010–11 season Trabzonspor points were tied with Fenerbahce SK. However Fenerbahce became the champions by goal difference.[5] 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.[6]

Colours and emblem

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.[7]

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.[8]


Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Onur Kıvrak (Captain)
3 DF José Bosingwa
4 DF Aykut Demir
6 MF Carl Medjani
7 FW Óscar Cardozo
8 MF Mehmet Ekici
9 MF Sefa Yılmaz
10 MF Özer Hurmacı
11 MF Kévin Constant
13 GK İbrahim Demir
14 DF Mustafa Akbaş
18 FW Deniz Yılmaz
20 MF Soner Aydoğdu
21 DF Essaïd Belkalem
No. Position Player
22 DF Mustafa Yumlu
26 GK Fatih Öztürk
28 FW Majeed Waris
30 DF Avraam Papadopoulos
32 MF Yusuf Erdoğan
38 MF Salih Dursun
50 MF Ferhat Yazgan
61 DF Zeki Yavru
66 MF Fatih Atık
67 FW Serdar Gürler
68 DF İshak Doğan
77 DF Musa Nizam
86 FW Mustapha Yatabaré
FW Emre Güral

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Kurtuluş Yurt (at 1461 Trabzon until 30 June 2015)
GK Zeki Ayvaz (at Balıkesirspor until 30 June 2015)
DF Göksu Alhas (at Şanlıurfaspor until 30 June 2015)
DF Kadir Keleş (at Akhisar Belediyespor until 30 June 2015)
DF Caner Osmanpaşa (at Kayseri Erciyesspor until 30 June 2015)
MF Batuhan Artarslan (at 1461 Trabzon until 30 June 2015)
No. Position Player
MF Gökhan Alsan (at Şanlıurfaspor until 30 June 2015)
MF Abdulkadir Özdemir (at Şanlıurfaspor until 30 June 2015)
MF Alexandru Bourceanu (at Steaua București until 30 June 2015)
FW Gökhan Karadeniz (at Antalyaspor until 30 June 2015)
FW Serhat Çakmak (at 1461 Trabzon until 30 June 2015)
FW Hasan Ahmet Sarı (at 1461 Trabzon until 30 June 2015)

Affiliated clubs

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

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)),[9] Gökdeniz Karadeniz (most caps for the Turkish national team by a Trabzonspor player (50)), Fatih Tekke (2004–05 Süper Lig top scorer (31 goals)),[10] Hüseyin Çimşir, Mehmet Yılmaz, Tolga Zengin, and Metin Aktaş.

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.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13]

Current staff

Position Staff
Manager Ersun Yanal
Coach Fatih Kavlak
Coach Jacques Bonnevay
Coach Cyril Michel Pierre
Coach Sandy Nicolas Guichard
Goalkeeper coach Mickael Boully
A2 manager Metin Bak

Notable former players


Listed below are the managers in the history of the club.


Sadri Şener is former president of Trabzonspor
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

As of 1 Sep 2014[14]
Rank Country Team Points
1 Real Madrid C.F. 143.599
2 FC Barcelona 131.599
3 FC Bayern Munich 128.311
*** *** *** ***
62 Fenerbahçe S.K. 29.260
63 Newcastle United F.C. 28.992
64 Trabzonspor 28.760
65 Real Betis 28.599
66 Udinese Calcio 27.268


  • 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.


  1. ^ TRABZONSPOR A.Ş. (Turkish), accessed 23 May 2010
  2. ^ Başarılarımız accessed 16 August 2010
  3. ^ Mustafa Duman. Trabzon'un spor Tarihinden sayfalar
  4. ^ "Trabzonspor AS: Profile". UEFA. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^,,10265~3597476,00.html
  8. ^ "Trabzonspor". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Trabzonspor Genel Bilgi (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  10. ^ Turkcell Süper Lig Arşivi – 2004–2005 Sezonu (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  11. ^ Bayanlar Ligi 1. Ligi 2008 – 2009 Sezonu Fikstür ve Puan Cetveli (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  12. ^ Hakkında (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  13. ^ Faty Papy Sürprizi (Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  14. ^ UEFA Club Coefficients –

External links

  • Squad, results and fixtures at UEFA
  • Official website (Turkish)
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