- Number of Bets: 13
- Winning Bets: 6
- Average Odds: 2.09
- Overall Stake : 92
- Profit: 69.01
- Yield: -24.99 %
Based in the city of Trabzon on the south-east coast of the Black Sea, Trabzonspor have regional rivalries with Samsunspor (the Old Derby), and with Rizespor (the East Derby), both classified into the group called the Black Sea Derbies.
Apart from those, they contest the only inter-regional derby of the country, with their clashes against Fenerbahce particularly fierce. However, as one of the ‘big three’, Fenerbahce have stronger feelings of enmity towards Galatasaray and Besiktas than towards Trabzonspor.
From the 1920s onwards, there were a number of clubs in the city of Trabzon, and they competed against each other in the Trabzon Amateur Regional League. Over the years, a strong rivalry, reportedly equal to the one between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, developed between clubs called Idmanocagi and Idmangucu. Some of the most talented players of the city became so revolted by it that they moved to other cities to play.
In 1962, Orhan Seref Apak, the TFF president at the time, requested that cities combined their football clubs and sent single representative entities to compete in the Super Lig, but due to the rivalry mentioned, it didn’t happen in Trabzon. Instead, in 1966, three clubs (Idmanocagi being one of them) merged into one and were included in the second division, and a month later, Idmangucu joined forces with the rest to form Trabzonspor.
Trabzonspor was also inducted into the second division from 1967 onwards. It took them seven seasons to win promotion to the top flight and they’ve never left it since. They won the title of the Turkish champions six times and eight Turkish Cups. As for the European competitions, their best achievement to this day is reaching the group stages of the Champions League in 2011/12.