Ünal Karaman

Ünal Karaman (born 29 June 1966, in Konya) is a former Turkish professional footballer and manager. He is the manager of Trabzonspor.

Ünal Karaman
Personal information
Full name Ünal Karaman
Date of birth (1966-06-29) June 29, 1966
Place of birth Konya, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Trabzonspor (head coach)
Youth career
1979–1981 Konya Et Balık Spor
1981–1984 Konyaspor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Gaziantepspor 0 (?)
1987–1990 Malatyaspor 91 (23)
1990–1999 Trabzonspor 218 (43)
1999–2000 Ankaragücü 20 (4)
National team
1984 Turkey U-18 3 (1)
1985–1987 Turkey U-21 5 (1)
1985–1996 Turkey 36 (3)
Teams managed
2000–2004 Turkey (assistant)
2005 Turkey
2005–2007 Turkey U-21
2007–2008 Konyaspor
2008–2009 Ankaragücü
2009 Konyaspor
2010–2013 Trabzonspor (assistant)
2014–2015 Adana Demirspor
2016 Şanlıurfaspor
2018 Kardemir Karabükspor
2018– Trabzonspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

He played for Konyaspor (as amateur between 1981–1984), Gaziantepspor (1984–1987), Malatyaspor (1987–1990), Trabzonspor (1990–1999) and Ankaragücü (1999–2000).[1]

International career

Karaman made 36 appearances for the senior Turkey national football team between 1985 and 1996.[2]

Career as manager

He also worked as a caretaker manager for the Turkey national football team in 2004. After serving as the head coach of the Turkey national under-21 football team, he signed up with Konyaspor as a coach in September 2007. Later, Karaman was appointed manager of Ankaragücü after Hakan Kutlu was sacked. He resigned from this position and returned to Konyaspor replacing Giray Bulak, who was recently sacked.[3]


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