Samsunspor are a Turkish sports club based in Samsun.
Samsunspor are currently playing in the Bank Asya 1. Lig
. Samsunspor also had a men basketball
team and played in First League in
1972-73 season and were closed in 2006. Samsunspor women basketball
team was founded as "Samsun Namık Kemal Lisesi Spor Kulübü" in 2003
with green-black colours and renamed as "Samsun Basketbol Kulübü"
in 2007 and colours red-white-black. Samsun Basketbol promoted to
Women Basketball First League in 2008 and plays in it.
Their original colors were Red and White. The team's official third
color 'black' was added to the uniform after tragic accident in
1989, which cost the lives of four squad members.
The Club shined in the late 1980's in the Top Division of the
Turkish Soccer and produced three back-to-back top 4 finishes. But
a tragic bus accident on 20 January 1989, ended the most successful
era of their league history. Two main players (Mete Adanır and
Muzaffer Badaloğlu) and coach Nuri Asan were dead at the site of
the accident, also several players were left seriously injured.
Also Emin Kar, who was Samsunspor's defender and captain, was left
paralyzed and Erol Dinler, who was Samsunspor's midfielder, lost
the use of one of his arms. Emin Kar and Erol Dinler retired due to
the accident. Zoran Tomic, who was Samsunspor's second goalkeeper,
died after a coma, which lasted 6 months in a hospital in
Yugoslavia. Fatih Uraz's vertebrae was broken in the crash. He was
Samsunspor's and Turkish National Team's first goalkeeper before
the accident and didn't regain his position after recovery. He was
replaced as the goalkeeper of the Turkish National Team by Engin İpekoğlu
and played a few
matches in Beşiktaş
Samsunspor also played in Turkish Cup final in 1988 and lost title
to Sakaryaspor by 3-1 aggregate.
The Club have been in a deep and growing financial crisis since
2004 and have lost their prime time.
First Level: 1969-1975, 1976-1979, 1982-1983, 1985-1990, 1991-1992,
Second Level: 1965-1969, 1975-1976, 1979-1982, 1983-1985,
1990-1991, 1992-1993, 2006-
- Nuri Asan
- Yılmaz Yurttaş
- Coşkun Sapmaz
- Temel Keskindemir
- Adem Kurukaya
- Abidin Akmanol
- Hayri Koloğlu
- Hasan Şengün
- Tanju Çolak
- Orhan Kapucu
- Mete Adanır
- Muzaffer Badaloğlu
- Emin Kar
- Fatih Uraz
- Rıfat Benli
- Savaş Demiral
- Zoran Tomić