Trabzonspor Kulübü is a Turkish professional 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 seven Süper Lig championships.[1] Trabzonspor also have a women's football team, and used to have a men's basketball team.

Full nameTrabzonspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm) "Bordo Mavililer" (Burgundy Blues)
Short nameTS
Founded2 August 1967; 56 years ago (1967-08-02)
GroundPapara Park
PresidentErtuğrul Doğan
Head coachAbdullah Avcı
LeagueSüper Lig
2022–23Süper Lig, 6th of 19
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Trabzonspor are one of the most decorated clubs in Turkey. They have won seven 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. They would add one more title in 1983-84 before embarking on a 38 year championship drought. This drought eventually came to an end after they secured the championship in 2021-22.

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 Sports Complex which replaced the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium as their home ground during the 2016–17 season.[3]

History edit

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 seven occasions in 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84 and 2021–22.[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] However, in 2021, all legal charges were dropped against Fenerbahçe in the later stages of the prosecutions.[8]

Crest and colours edit

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.[9]

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.[10]

Stadium edit

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

Since December 2016, their home ground is the Şenol Güneş Sports Complex, which has a capacity of 40,782.[11] Prior to this, Trabzonspor played their home matches at the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, which has a capacity of 24,169.[11]

Honours edit

As of 30 July 2022:[12]

Statistics edit

European competitions record edit

Trabzonspor first competed in Europe in the 1976–77 season, and reached the group stages of the Champions League in the 2011–12 season.[13]

As of 16 February 2022[14]
Rank Country Team Points
212   Connah's Quay Nomads 5.750
213   Trabzonspor 5.500
214   Lokomotiv Plovdiv 5.500

Players edit

Current squad edit

As of 15 September 2023[15]

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)
2 DF   TUR Rayyan Baniya
3 DF   ESP Joaquín Fernández
4 DF   TUR Hüseyin Türkmen
5 MF   TUR Berat Özdemir (on loan from Ettifaq)
6 MF   FRA Batista Mendy
7 MF   BIH Edin Višća
8 MF   MKD Enis Bardhi
9 FW   TUR Umut Bozok
10 MF   TUR Abdülkadir Ömür
11 FW   GRE Anastasios Bakasetas
14 FW   GRE Taxiarchis Fountas
16 MF   TUR Kerem Şen
18 DF   TUR Eren Elmalı
19 DF   DEN Jens Stryger Larsen
20 MF   MNE Ognjen Bakić
21 MF   GRE Dimitrios Kourbelis
22 DF   TUR Oğuzhan Yılmaz
23 MF   TUR Umut Güneş
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF   SUR Stefano Denswil
25 GK   TUR Onuralp Çevikkan
27 FW   EGY Mahmoud Trézéguet
29 FW   CIV Nicolas Pépé
30 FW   NGA Paul Onuachu (on loan from Southampton)
32 DF   CRO Filip Benković (on loan from Udinese)
33 MF   TUR Göktan Gürpüz
50 MF   TUR Mehmet-Can Aydın (on loan from Schalke 04)
54 GK   TUR Muhammet Taha Tepe
73 DF   TUR Arif Boşluk
74 MF   TUR Salih Malkoçoğlu
75 FW   TUR Abdurrahman Bayram
84 DF   TUR Ali Şahin Yılmaz
90 FW   TUR Poyraz Yıldırım
91 MF   CRO Tonio Teklić
94 FW   TUR Enis Destan
98 GK   TUR Kağan Moradaoğlu
99 FW   CRO Mislav Oršić

Out on loan edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   TUR Arda Akbulut (at Adanaspor until 30 June 2024)
GK   TUR Hakan Aydın (at Sebat Gençlikspor until 30 June 2024)
DF   TUR Serkan Asan (at Pendikspor until 30 June 2024)
DF   TUR Yunus Emre Köse (at 52 Orduspor until 30 June 2024)
DF   TUR Caner Uzun (at Sebat Gençlikspor until 30 June 2024)
MF   AZE Murat Akpınar (at Sakaryaspor until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Behlül Aydın (at 1461 Trabzon FK until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Kadir Bakırtaş (at Çankaya until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Kerem Baykuş (at 1461 Trabzon FK until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Ali Alperen Çelik (at Sebat Gençlikspor until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   TUR Gökdeniz Kazaz (at Sebat Gençlikspor until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Muhammed Pınarcı (at Sebat Gençlikspor until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Veysel Sönmezsoy (at Sebat Gençlikspor until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Hakan Yeşil (at 1461 Trabzon FK until 30 June 2024)
MF   TUR Emirhan Zaman (at 1461 Trabzon FK until 30 June 2024)
FW   URU Maxi Gómez (at Cádiz until 30 June 2024)
FW   TUR Batuhan Kör (at 1461 Trabzon FK until 30 June 2024)
FW   MAR Montasser Lahtimi (at Wydad AC until 30 June 2024)
FW   TUR Emir Uzun (at Sebat Gençlikspor until 30 June 2024)

Affiliated clubs edit

Trabzonspor U21 edit

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)),[16] Gökdeniz Karadeniz (most caps for the Turkish national team by a Trabzonspor player (50)), Fatih Tekke (2004–05 Süper Lig top scorer (31 goals)).[17]

Trabzonspor Women edit

Trabzonspor Kulübü Kadın 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 Football Super League.

1461 Trabzon edit

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.

Club officials edit

Position Staff
President   Ertuğrul Doğan
Vice-President   Zeyyat Kafkas
Director of Professional Football & Scout   Caner Cuvalcioglu
  Ihsan Derelioglu
Director of Media and Communications   Can Karyagdi
Head coach   Abdullah Avcı
Assistant coach   Halil Cihan Ünal
Assistant coach   Kerem Yavaş
Senior Goalkeeper Coach   Alper Boğuşlu
Fitness coach   Alper Aşçı
Athletic coach   Utku Alemdaroğlu
Chief analyst   Mesut Kabahasanoglu
Match analyst   Tolga Sayin
Scout   Ugur Uzunali
Youth scout   Metin Bak
Club doctor   Metin Kara
  Halil Polat
Physiotherapist   Burak Subasi
  Fatih Emre Dogan
  Oguzhan Kolot
  Ioakim Ipseftel
Nutritionist   Cagatay Kasikci
Masseur   Sefik Erkaya
  Yener Usta
  Okan Erdem
  Rüstem Ilyas
  Koray Akyüz
Translator   Ercan Ildiz
  Yunus Emre Ishak
Kit Manager   Cihan Birinci
  Adnan Aksu
  Mustafa Kücük
  Hayati Erol
Team Manager   Emrah Tok

Coaches edit

Presidents edit

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors edit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1980–1981 Admiral
1985–1989 Adidas Grundig
1989–1991 Türkbank
1993–1994 Show TV
1994–1995 Anadolu Sigorta
1995–1998 Vestel
1998–1999 Puma
2002–2003 Kappa
2003–2004 Fly Air
2004–2005 Avea
2005–2006 TS Club
2006–2008 Puma
2008–2009 Nike
2009–2014 Türk Telekom
2016–2017 QNB
2017–2018 QNB Finansbank
2018–2019 Macron
2019–2023 Vestel
2023– Joma

Notes edit

  • 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.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Turkey – List of Champions". RSSSF. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Club History". Trabzonspor. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ TRABZONSPOR A.Ş. (in Turkish), accessed 23 May 2010
  4. ^ Mustafa Duman. Trabzon'un spor Tarihinden sayfalar Archived 2012-10-17 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Trabzonspor AS: Profile". UEFA. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  6. ^ "2010-2011 Sezonu TFF".
  7. ^ "Two Turkish clubs banned from UEFA competitions | Inside UEFA". 25 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Son dakika: FETÖ'nün 'futbolda şike' kumpası davasında yeni gelişme" (in Turkish). 5 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 December 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Brown, Phil (30 December 2013). "Villa Noise: Inter ace Pagliuca reveals support/Duke socks it to Harry". Aston Villa F.C. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Trabzonspor". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Trabzonspor: Trophies". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  13. ^ "Trabzonspor in UEFA".
  14. ^ "UEFA coefficients". UEFA. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Futbol A Takımı". Trabzonspor. Retrieved 26 September 2022.
  16. ^ Trabzonspor Genel Bilgi (in Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010
  17. ^ Turkcell Süper Lig Arşivi – 2004–2005 Sezonu (in Turkish), accessed 9 June 2010

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