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

Full nameTrabzonspor Profesyonel Futbol Takımı
Nickname(s)Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm)
Short nameTS
Founded2 August 1967; 51 years ago (1967-08-02)
GroundMedical Park Arena
PresidentAhmet Ağaoğlu
Head CoachÜnal Karaman
LeagueSüper Lig
2017-18Süper Lig, 4th
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 eight 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.

From 1976 to 1984, Trabzonspor have won a total of 30 trophies: Süper Lig (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).[3]

The club colours are claret and blue, and they have maroon and blue kits. Trabzonspor play at the Şenol Güneş Stadium which replaced the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium as their home ground during the 2016–17 season.[4]



In 1921 Trabzon İdman Ocağı were founded.[5] Trabzonspor were founded through a merger of several local clubs including İdman Ocağı in 1967.[6] In 1975–76 season they won their first championship, and won further titles in 1976–77, 1977–78 ,1979–80, 1980–81 and 1983–84.[1] In the 2010–11 season Trabzonspor finished level on points to winners Fenerbahçe but were pushed into second on goal difference.[7]

Club completed Süper Lig contention between 3rd and 7th place through 1980s and 1990s. 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 the 2010–11 season Trabzonspor finished runners-up to Fenerbahçe for points. However Fenerbahçe on goal difference.[8] Two months had passed after the end of the season when the 2011 Turkish sports corruption scandal broke out. The Turkish Football Federation banned Fenerbahçe from joining any UEFA competition for a year. Trabzonspor's board of directors applied to the Turkish Football Federation about this season's champions being them but their application was denied on the grounds that pertinent season's decision had already been made.


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 English club Aston Villa after their formation in 1967.[9]

They share the same club colours as Drogheda United, in Republic of Ireland and in 2011 the two sides became sister clubs. These were given in favor of the Ottoman Empire's assistance during Irish Famine.[10][11]


Şenol Güneş served Trabzonspor both as a player and manager.

Since December 2016, Home ground is the Şenol Güneş Stadium, which has a capacity of 43,223.[12] Former home ground is the Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium, which has a capacity of 24,169.[12]


Current squadEdit

As of 30 May 2019:[13]

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

No. Position Player
2   DF Kamil Çörekçi
4   DF Hüseyin Türkmen
5   DF Majid Hosseini
7   FW Hugo Rodallega
8   MF José Sosa (Captain)
9   MF Vahid Amiri
10   MF Olcay Şahan
13   GK Arda Akbulut
14   MF Murat Akpınar
15   DF Zargo Touré
16   MF Batuhan Artarslan
18   FW Caleb Ekuban (on loan from Leeds United)
No. Position Player
19   MF Abdülkadir Parmak
20   MF Ogenyi Onazi
47   DF João Pereira
61   MF Abdülkadir Ömür
77   DF Filip Novák
88   DF Luis Ibáñez
90   MF Ebrar Cumur
92   GK Muzaffer Cem Kablan
93   GK Kağan Moradaoğlu
96   GK Uğurcan Çakır
97   MF Yusuf Yazıcı
99   FW Anthony Nwakaeme

Youth players in useEdit

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

No. Position Player
21   MF Berkay Sefa Kara (From Trabzonspor U21)
34   MF Behlül Aydın (From Trabzonspor U19)
44   DF Oğuzhan Açıl (From Trabzonspor U19)
46   DF Ali Karnapoglu (From Trabzonspor U21)
No. Position Player
50   MF Kerem Baykus (From Trabzonspor U19)
66   MF Tunahan Ergül (From Trabzonspor U19)
70   FW Koray Kılınç (From Trabzonspor U19)

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)),[14] Gökdeniz Karadeniz (most caps for the Turkish national team by a Trabzonspor player (50)), Fatih Tekke (2004–05 Süper Lig top scorer (31 goals)),[15]

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.




As of 21 January, 2019:[16]

Domestic competitionsEdit

Trabzonspor in European footballEdit

They first competed in Europe in 1976/77, and reached the group stages of the Champions League in 2011/12.[17]

As of 3 September 2018[18]
Rank Country Team Points
75   BATE Borisov 20.500
76   Trabzonspor 18.000
77   Dinamo Zagreb 17.500


  • 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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