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

Trabzonspor Amblem.svg
Full nameTrabzonspor Kulübü
Nickname(s)Karadeniz Fırtınası (Black Sea Storm)
Short nameTS
Founded2 August 1967; 55 years ago (1967-08-02)
GroundAkyazı Stadium
OwnerAhmet Agaoglu
ManagerAbdullah Avcı
LeagueSüper Lig
2021–22Süper Lig, 1st of 20 (champions)
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]


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 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.[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]


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]


As of 30 July 2022:[12]


European competitions recordEdit

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


Current squadEdit

As of 18 January 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)
3 DF   ESP Marc Bartra
4 DF   TUR Hüseyin Türkmen
6 MF   GRE Manolis Siopis
7 MF   BIH Edin Višća
8 MF   TUR Dorukhan Toköz
9 FW   TUR Umut Bozok
10 MF   TUR Abdülkadir Ömür
11 FW   GRE Anastasios Bakasetas
13 DF   BRA Vitor Hugo
17 MF   SVK Marek Hamšík
18 DF   TUR Eren Elmalı
19 DF   DEN Jens Stryger Larsen
21 FW   CPV Djaniny
22 DF   TUR Taha Altıkardeş
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 FW   NED Naci Ünüvar (on loan from Ajax)
24 DF   NED Stefano Denswil
25 MF   CIV Jean-Philippe Gbamin (on loan from Everton)
27 FW   EGY Trézéguet
29 MF   MKD Enis Bardhi
30 FW   URU Maxi Gómez
33 DF   BRA Bruno Peres
34 MF   TUR Doğucan Haspolat
54 GK   TUR Muhammet Taha Tepe
61 MF   TUR Yusuf Yazıcı (on loan from Lille)
67 MF   TUR Kerem Şen
80 MF   MAR Montasser Lahtimi
96 GK   TUR Hakan Aydın
98 GK   TUR Kağan Moradaoğlu
99 DF   TUR Serkan Asan

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
12 MF   TUR Hakan Yeşil (at Bodrumspor until 30 June 2023)
19 FW   GUI Bengali-Fodé Koita (at Kasımpaşa until 30 June 2023)
19 MF   TUR Safa Kınalı (at Boluspor until 30 June 2023)
24 MF   BRA Flávio (at Al-Taawoun until 30 June 2023)
41 MF   AZE Murat Akpınar (at Giresunspor until 30 June 2023)
51 MF   TUR Behlül Aydın (at Şanlıurfaspor until 30 June 2023)
59 GK   TUR Arda Akbulut (at Adanaspor until 30 June 2024)
61 MF   TUR Abdulkadir Parmak (at Gaziantep until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
77 MF   TUR Kerem Baykuş (at Hekimoğlu Trabzon until 30 June 2023)
90 FW   TUR Batuhan Kör (at Manisa until 30 June 2023)
94 FW   TUR Enis Destan (at Warta Poznań until 30 June 2023)
DF   TUR Ahmet Baha Bilgin (at 52 Orduspor until 30 June 2023)
MF   TUR Kadir Bakırtaş (at Karaman FK until 30 June 2023)
MF   TUR Veysel Sönmezsoy (at 52 Orduspor until 30 June 2023)
FW   TUR Emrehan Gedikli (at Austria Lustenau until 30 June 2023)
FW   TUR Emir Uzun (at 52 Orduspor until 30 June 2023)

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)),[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 WomenEdit

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 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.

Club OfficialsEdit

Position Staff
President   Ahmet Ağaoğlu
Vice-President   Ertugrul Dogan
Board Member   Ali Kemal Denizci
Director of Professional Football & Scout   Caner Cuvalcioglu
  Ihsan Derelioglu
Director of Media and Communications   Can Karyagdi
Manager   Abdullah Avcı
Assistant Manager   Orhan Ak
Senior Goalkeeper Coach   Haluk Güngör
Fitness Coach   Atilla Gayberi
Mental Coach   Yasar Cevikel
Athletic Coach   Özerk Tufan
Chief Analyst   Mesut Kabahasanoglu
  Caner Erol
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



Kit suppliers and shirt sponsorsEdit

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– Vestel


  • 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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