Trabzonspor is a Turkish sports club located in the city of Trabzon. Formed in 1967 through a merger of several local clubs, the men's football team has won six Süper Lig championship titles.[1] Trabzonspor also had a women's football team and a men's basketball team.

Trabzonspor logo.svg
Full nameTrabzonspor Profesyonel Futbol Takımı
Nickname(s)Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm)
Short nameTS
Founded2 August 1967; 54 years ago (1967-08-02)
GroundMedical Park Stadyumu
PresidentAhmet Ağaoğlu
Head CoachAbdullah Avcı
LeagueSüper Lig
2020–21Süper Lig, 4th of 21
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Trabzonspor are one of the most decorated clubs in Turkey. They have won six Süper Lig titles and were the first non Istanbul-based club to win the league.[2] They also have won nine Federation Cup (Turkish Cup) titles. The club won their first championship title in 1975–76, and won three championship titles in a row in the 1978–79, 1979–80 and 1980–81 seasons.

The club colours are claret and sky blue, reflected in the shirt colours that see various striped iterations of the colours. Trabzonspor play at the Şenol Güneş Stadium which replaced the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium as their home ground during the 2016–17 season.[3]


In 1921 Trabzon İdman Ocağı were founded.[4] Trabzonspor were founded through a merger of several local clubs including İdman Ocağı in 1967.[5]

The club has won the Turkish league on six occasions in 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1980–81 and 1983–84.[1]

In the 2010–11 season Trabzonspor finished runners-up to Fenerbahçe having achieved the same number of points, although Fenerbahçe won the title on goal difference.[6] After the title was given to Fenerbahçe, in the summer of 2011, the season became the subject of a match fixing scandal. On 25 June 2013, UEFA banned Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş from European competitions over match-fixing.[7]

Crest and coloursEdit

Trabzonspor uses the team logo, which has the abbreviation of its name, composed of the letter "TS" in blue with a combined font on a burgundy background.[8]

Although a number of theories have been put forward as to why the club colours of Trabzonspor are claret and blue, it has been claimed that they were adopted after the club were sent a set of kits by the English club Aston Villa after their formation in 1967.[9]


Trabzonspor's stadium is named after former goalkeeper and manager Şenol Güneş

Since December 2016, their home ground is the Şenol Güneş Stadium, which has a capacity of 43,223.[10] Prior to this, Trabzonspor played their home matches at the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, which has a capacity of 24,169.[10]


As of 27 January 2021:[11]


European competitions recordEdit

They first competed in Europe in 1976–77, and reached the group stages of the Champions League in 2011–12.[12]

As of 3 September 2018[13]
Rank Country Team Points
75   BATE Borisov 20.500
76   Trabzonspor 18.000
77   Dinamo Zagreb 17.500


Current squadEdit

As of 2 September 2021[14]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   TUR Uğurcan Çakır (captain)
4 DF   TUR Hüseyin Türkmen
5 MF   TUR Berat Özdemir
6 MF   GRE Manolis Siopis
7 MF   TUR Yusuf Sari
8 MF   TUR Dorukhan Toköz
9 FW   NGA Anthony Nwakaeme
10 MF   TUR Abdülkadir Ömür
11 FW   GRE Tasos Bakasetas
13 DF   BRA Vitor Hugo
14 FW   DEN Andreas Cornelius
15 MF   NOR Anders Trondsen
16 GK   TUR Erce Kardeşler
17 MF   SVK Marek Hamšík
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   GUI Bengali-Fodé Koita
21 FW   CPV Djaniny
23 DF   TUR İsmail Köybaşı
24 DF   NED Stefano Denswil (on loan from Bologna)
27 FW   CIV Gervinho
28 FW   TUR Salih Kavrazlı
29 MF   TUR Yunus Mallı
32 DF   POR Edgar Ié
33 DF   BRA Bruno Peres
41 MF   AZE Murat Akpınar
54 GK   TUR Muhammet Taha Tepe
59 GK   TUR Arda Akbulut
61 MF   TUR Abdulkadir Parmak
99 DF   TUR Serkan Asan

Intaken youth playersEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
70 DF   TUR Ahmetcan Kaplan
71 MF   TUR Süleyman Cebeci

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   TUR Hakan Yeşil (at Hekimoğlu Trabzon until 30 June 2022)
17 MF   MLI Fousseni Diabaté (at Giresunspor until 30 June 2022)
19 MF   TUR Safa Kınalı (at Tuzlaspor until 30 June 2022)
20 FW   TUR Anıl Başaran (at Tuzlaspor until 30 June 2022)
20 FW   TUR Koray Kılınç (at Sarıyer until 30 June 2022)
24 MF   BRA Flávio (at Giresunspor until 30 June 2022)
33 DF   TUR Abdurrahim Dursun (at Boluspor until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
39 DF   TUR Atakan Gündüz (at İstanbulspor until 30 June 2022)
51 MF   TUR Behlül Aydın (at Şanlıurfaspor until 30 June 2022)
66 MF   TUR Taha Tunç (at Yomraspor until 30 June 2022)
75 DF   TUR Faruk Can Genç (at Ümraniyespor until 30 June 2022)
77 MF   TUR Kerem Baykuş (at Hekimoğlu Trabzon until 30 June 2022)
90 MF   TUR Ebrar Cumur (at İstanbulspor until 30 June 2022)

Affiliated clubsEdit

Trabzonspor U21Edit

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

Trabzonspor U21 is a youth team of Trabzonspor. The club competes in the U21 league, alongside other U21 clubs around Turkey. Notable former players include Hami Mandıralı (highest capped Trabzonspor player (558 times)),[15] Gökdeniz Karadeniz (most caps for the Turkish national team by a Trabzonspor player (50)), Fatih Tekke (2004–05 Süper Lig top scorer (31 goals)),[16]

Trabzonspor WomenEdit

Trabzonspor Kulübü Bayan Futbol Takımı are a Turkish women's association football club affiliated with Trabzonspor. The club was founded in 2007 and they are title holders of 2008–09 season of Turkish Women's First Football League.

1461 TrabzonEdit

1461 Trabzon was founded as Trabzon Karadenizspor in 2008 as a feederclub in which Trabzonspor holds first buying option on players as well as being able to loan out youngsters to gain first-team experience.




  • 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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  16. ^ Turkcell Süper Lig Arşivi – 2004–2005 Sezonu (in Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010

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