Trabzonspor B.K.

Trabzonspor Basketbol Kulübü (English: Trabzonspor Basketball Club), also known as Trabzonspor Basket or Trabzonspor, was a professional basketball club that is based in the city of Trabzon, Turkey.

Trabzonspor B.K.
Trabzonspor B.K. logo
LeaguesBasketbol Süper Ligi
Founded2008
Dissolved2019
ArenaHayri Gür Arena
Capacity7,500
LocationTrabzon, Turkey
Team colorsClaret, blue
   
Championships2 Turkish Second Divisions

It was a department of the multi-sport club of Trabzonspor. Their home arena was the Hayri Gür Arena, which has a capacity of 7,500 seats, and was opened in 2011.

Trabzonspor played seven seasons in the Basketbol Süper Ligi, the highest tier in Turkey. The club withdrew in 2018 due to financial problems.

HistoryEdit

Trabzonspor's football club was founded in 1967, and it opened its basketball section in 2008. After Alpella's relegation in the 2007–08 season, Trabzonspor's board purchased all of the rights related to the team from the Ülker Group, and took their place in the Turkish Second Division for the 2008–09 season.

Trabzonspor promoted to the top-tier TBL (now called BSL), after they won the championship of the Turkish Division in the 2009–10 season.

In the 2014–15 season, Trabzonspor made its European debut in the EuroChallenge. The club managed to reach the Final Four which was played in its home arena Hayri Gür Arena. In the semi-final, Trabzonspor beat Romanian side Energia by a wide margin, 63–83. In the final, the team narrowly lost to JSF Nanterre from France with a score of 63–64. Nanterre scored a buzzer-beater which costed Trabzon its first European title.

In 2015, Trabzonspor played in the EuroCup Basketball competition, Europe's second tier. Here, it was eliminated in the Round of 32.

On 2 October 2018, Trabzonspor announced its withdrawal from the BSL due to financial problems.[1] Eventually, the club ceased its basketball activities.

Sponsporship namesEdit

  • Trabzonspor : 2008–2010
  • Medical Park Trabzonspor : 2010–2011
  • Trabzonspor : 2011–2013
  • Trabzonspor Medical Park : 2013–2017
  • Trabzonspor : 2017–2018

AchievementsEdit

Fourth: (1) 2015
Winners (2): 2010, 2013
Runners-up: (1) 2015

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Turkish Cup European competitions
2008–09 2 TB2L 3rd
2009–10 2 TB2L 1st
2010–11 1 TBL 11th Semifinalist
2011–12 1 TBL 15th Group Stage
2012–13 2 TB2L 1st
2013–14 1 TBL 9th Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 TBL 4th Group Stage 3 EuroChallenge
RU
14–2
2015–16 1 BSL 11th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup
L32
8–8
2016–17 1 BSL 12th
2017–18 1 BSL 13th 4 FIBA Europe Cup
QR1
1–1


Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Head coachesEdit