| Trabzon, Turkey|
| Besiktas (manager)|
| (1952-06-01) June 1, 1952 (age 63)|
1 (Trabzonspor / Goalkeeper)
State Medal of Distinguished Service
Volkan Sen, Fatih Terim, Mustafa Denizli, Shota Arveladze, Ersun Yanal
Şenol Güneş Wikipedia
Şenol Güneş T.C, ([ˈʃenoɫ ˈɟyneʃ], born 1 June 1952) is a Turkish football manager, former player and the current manager of Beşiktaş. His biggest accomplishments to date are coaching the Turkish national football team that won the third place in the 2002 World Cup and winning two Süper Lig titles with Beşiktaş.
Güneş began his amateur career at Erdoğdu Gençlik as a goalkeeper. Shortly after he was recruited for the Trabzonspor development team, he 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. In the 1978–79 season he set the Süper Lig clean sheet record by not conceding a single goal for 1,110 minutes. He was part of the "Trabzonpor Efsanesi" (literally "The Legend of Trabzonspor", a name given by the Turkish press) along with other local players such as Turgay Semercioğlu, Necmi Perekli, and Ali Kemal Denizci. Güneş has 31 caps for the Turkey national football team, being the captain in five games.
His managerial career started at Trabzonspor, where he was the assistant manager before being promoted. He came close to winning Süper Lig in 1995–96, after leading all season, but in the end his team came second. In the same year, Trabzonspor also played in the 1996–97 UEFA Cup where they were knocked out by FC Schalke 04. He left the club soon after, and worked at other clubs, including Antalyaspor. In 2000, he was hired to coach the 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 the national team failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 2004, Güneş was sacked as manager.
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.
Three years later, Güneş moved back to Turkey, to his hometown Trabzon and returned as head coach of Trabzonspor for the third time, replacing Hugo Broos. After Trabzonspor, he signed with Bursaspor in a one-year contract. Bursaspor finished 6th place in 2014–15 Süper Lig and played final Turkish Cup with him. On 11 June 2015, he signed with Beşiktaş in a 2+1 year contract. Güneş led Beşiktaş to their 14th title (and first since 2009) in 2016. For Güneş, it was his first title as manager. He led them to their 15th and second title in a row in 2017.As of 14 June 2017
Süper Lig (6): 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84 Runners-up: 1977–78, 1981–82, 1982–83
Turkish Cup (3): 1976–77, 1977–78, 1983–84 Runners-up: 1984–85
Turkish Super Cup (6): 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983 Runners-up: 1981, 1984
Chancellor Cup (3): 1975–76, 1977–78, 1984–85
Süper Lig Runners-up: 1994–95, 1995–96, 2004–05, 2010–11
Turkish Cup (2): 1994–95, 2009–10
Turkish Super Cup (2): 1995, 2010
Chancellor Cup (2): 1993–94, 1995–96 Runners-up: 1992–93
FIFA World Cup Third-place: 2002
FIFA Confederations Cup Third-place: 2003
K League Runners-up: 2008
Korean League Cup Runners-up: 2007
Turkish Cup Runners-up: 2014–15
Süper Lig (2): 2015–16, 2016–17
Turkish Super Cup Runners-up: 2016, 2017
UEFA Team of the Year (1): 2002
IFFHS's 3rd best national team coach of the world 2002
2002 Turkish State Medal of Distinguished Service