Trabzonspor 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 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 (1967-08-02)
GroundMedical Park Stadyumu
PresidentAhmet Ağaoğlu
Head CoachÜnal Karaman
LeagueSüper Lig
2018–19Süper Lig, 4th
WebsiteClub website

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 sky blue, reflected in the shirt colours that see various striped iterations of the colours. 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]


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 squad

As of 21 August 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
1 GK Uğurcan Çakır
2 DF Kamil Çörekçi
4 DF Hüseyin Türkmen
5 DF Majid Hosseini
7 FW Donis Avdijaj
8 MF José Sosa (Captain)
9 FW Anthony Nwakaeme
10 MF Abdülkadir Ömür
11 FW Alexander Sørloth (on loan from Crystal Palace)
12 MF John Obi Mikel
13 GK Arda Akbulut
14 DF Ivanildo Fernandes (on loan from Sporting CP)
16 GK Erce Kardeşler
No. Position Player
17 MF Ogenyi Onazi
18 FW Caleb Ekuban
19 FW Daniel Sturridge
20 MF Yusuf Sarı
21 MF Doğan Erdoğan
22 DF Gastón Campi
26 MF Fıratcan Üzüm
33 DF Abdurrahim Dursun
38 MF Ahmet Canbaz
47 DF João Pereira
54 MF Taha Tunç
61 MF Abdülkadir Parmak
77 DF Filip Novák

Intaken youth players

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

No. Position Player
34 MF Behlül Aydın
41 MF Cafer Tosun
44 DF Oğuzhan Açıl
46 DF Ali Karnapoglu
50 MF Kerem Baykuş
No. Position Player
66 MF Tunahan Ergül
67 FW Koray Kılınç
90 DF Serkan Asan
99 FW Muhammet Akpınar

Out on loan

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

No. Position Player
DF Furkan Yıldırım (on loan to Çankaya FK until 30 June 2020)
DF Yunus Emre Çakır (on loan to 24 Erzincanspor until 30 June 2020)
DF Sami Can Özkan (on loan to Muğlaspor until 30 June 2020)
DF Edgar Ié (on loan to Feyenoord until 30 June 2020)
MF Murat Cem Akpınar (on loan to Hekimoğlu Trabzon until 30 June 2020)
MF Nemanja Anđušić (on loan to Balıkesirspor until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
MF Tunahan Ergü (on loan to Artvin Hopaspor until 30 June 2020)
MF Berkay Sefa Kara (on loan to Kastamonuspor 1966 until 30 June 2020)
FW Sertan İrkilmez (on loan to Bayburt Özel İdarespor until 30 June 2020)
FW Furkan Tütüncü (on loan to Bayburt Özel İdarespor until 30 June 2020)
FW Talha Reşat Bulut (on loan to Çankaya FK until 30 June 2020)

Affiliated clubs

Trabzonspor U21

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 Women

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 Trabzon

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 competitions

Trabzonspor in European football

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]
75BATE Borisov20.500
77Dinamo Zagreb17.500


  • 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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