- Number of Bets: 13
- Winning Bets: 6
- Average Odds: 1.98
- Overall Stake : 84
- Profit: 59.18
- Yield: -29.55 %
There are three Black Sea derbies in Turkey – the Old Derby, the West Derby and the East Derby. Rizesport contest the East Derby with Trabzonspor and consider them their greatest rivals, though Trabsonspor have greater rivalries of their own with the likes of Samsunspor and Fenerbahce.
While celebrating the 34th anniversary of the start of the Turkish Independence War in 1953, a committee of five members sought for a way to improve the culture and physical levels of fitness among young people of Rize, and contribute to the development of the city. It resulted in the birth of a club called Caykur Rizespor Kulubu, which is still its full name today.
The club played in the Amateur League from 1953 to ’68, and in that time mostly local young men wore their colours – yellow and green. However, when they were admitted to the TFF 2.Lig in 1968, they changed their colours to blue and green.
They quickly worked their way up, reaching the 1. Lig in 1974 and the Super Lig five years later. Since then, their path has mostly been split into periods of four, five or six years which they spent one in the top tier, one in the second, though they did go through a low moment in 1993 and fell back to the third division for a season.
They have no major trophies on their shelves so far.