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Şenol Güneş
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Personal information
Full name Şenol Güneş
Date of birth June 1, 1952 (1952-06-01) (age 57)
Place of birth    Trabzon, Turkey
Playing position Manager
(former Goalkeeper)
Club information
Current club Trabzonspor Manager
Youth career
Erdoğdu Gençlik
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1972-1973
1973-1975
1975-1987
Erdoğdu Gençlik
Akçaabat Sebatspor
Trabzonspor
0 (0)
20 (0)
453 (0)   
National team
1977-1986 Turkey 31 (0)
Teams managed
1987-1988
1988-1991
1991-1992
1992-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
2000-2004
2004-2005
2006-2009
2009-
Trabzonspor
Boluspor
İstanbulspor
Trabzonspor
Antalyaspor
Sakaryaspor
Turkey
Trabzonspor
FC Seoul
Trabzonspor

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Şenol Güneş (born 1 June 1952 in Trabzon) is a former Turkish footballer, and now a manager.

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Career

Güneş began his career at Erdoğdu Gençlik, playing as a goalkeeper. He later moved onto the Trabzonspor amateur team, and began playing for the senior team soon after. He played for Trabzonspor for twelve years, between 1975 and 1987. During this period, he won six league championships. He was part of the 'Trabzonpor Efsanesi' ('The Trabzonspor Legend') team along with players like Turgay Semercioğlu, Necmi Perekli, and Ali Kemal Denizci.

International career

Güneş played 31 caps for the Turkey national football team, acting as captain on five occasions.

Coaching career

His management career started at Trabzonspor, where he was firstly assistant manager before being promoted. He came close to winning the championship in 1996, after leading all season, but in the end his team came second. In the same year, Trabzonspor also played in the UEFA Cup where they were knocked out by Schalke 04. He left the club soon after, and worked at other clubs, including Antalyaspor. In 2000, he was hired to coach Turkish national football team. Turkey qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and finished third. Güneş won the UEFA Coach of the Year award for 2002. After the World Cup he received many offers from Greece , Brazil and Spain but he wanted to stay with Turkey. After Turkey failed to qualify for Euro 2004, Güneş was sacked as manager. Güneş He returned to Trabzonspor in January 2005, signing a three and a half year contract but left shortly afterwards following poor results. At this time there were rumours that Güneş would be taking a coaching job in Iran or in the United Arab Emirates.

On 8 December 2006, FC Seoul, one of the leading football clubs in the K-League, announced their three-year contract with Güneş starting from 2007. Güneş turned back to Turkey and his hometown Trabzon to sign with Trabzonspor as Head Coach, he replaces Hugo Broos.[1]

Personal life

Güneş is married and has two children.

Achievements

Honours

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As Player

Trabzonspor

  • Turkish Super League:
    • Winners (6): 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84
    • Runners-up (3): 1977-78, 1981-82, 1982-83, 2003-04, 2004-05
    • Third (1): 1984-85
  • Turkish Cup:
    • Winners (3): 1976-77, 1977-78, 1983-84
    • Runners-up (1): 1984-85
  • Turkish Super Cup:
    • Winners (6): 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983
    • Runners-up (2): 1981, 1984

As Manager

Turkey

Trabzonspor

FC Seoul

References

External links

Awards
Preceded by
France Gérard Houllier
UEFA Coach of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Portugal José Mourinho

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