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Bursaspor Kulübü Derneği (Turkish pronunciation: [buɾsaspoɾ kulyby dæɾneji]), commonly known as Bursaspor, is a Turkish sports club located in the city of Bursa. Formed in 1963, the club colours are green and white, with home kits usually featuring both colours in a striped pattern.

Bursaspor
Bursaspor logo.svg
Full nameBursaspor Kulübü Derneği[1]
Nickname(s)Yeşil Timsahlar (Green Crocodiles)
Founded1 June 1963; 56 years ago (1963-06-01)[2]
GroundTimsah Arena
Capacity43,761
ChairmanMesut Mestan
ManagerYalçın Koşukavak
LeagueTFF First League
2018–19Süper Lig, 16th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

In the 2009–10 season, the club's men's football team won its first Süper Lig title after finishing with 75 points, one point ahead of the runners-up Fenerbahçe.[3][4] Bursaspor became the second club outside Istanbul to win a Süper Lig title, joining Trabzonspor who won the first of its six titles in 1975–76.[5] The club has also won the Turkish Cup once and the Prime Minister's Cup twice, as well as the First League twice.[6] The club's first, and most successful foray into European competition came in the 1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup when it reached the quarter-finals. Bursaspor also took part in the 1986–87, losing in the first round, as well as the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup, where it lost in the quarter-finals.[7]

HistoryEdit

Foundation and early yearsEdit

The club was founded on 1 June 1963 after Acar İdman Yurdu, Akınspor, İstiklal, Pınarspor and Çelikspor were merged to form a single club; Bursaspor. Green and white were chosen as the club colours, and the club entered the 2. Lig in 1963–64.[2] Their first match took place on 21 September 1963 against İzmir Demirspor in İzmir.[8] Bursaspor were promoted to the Süper Lig after winning the 1966–67 2. Lig. They won 19 of their 30 matches, finishing with 45 points, eight ahead of second placed Samsunspor.[6] They were relegated to the 2. Lig in 1985–86 and were relegated again in 1986–87 season, but their relegations were revoked due to winning the Turkish Cup in 1986 and a Turkish Council of State verdict in 1987.[citation needed] Their most recent relegation came in 2004. They gained promotion back into the Süper Lig after winning the First League on 16 May 2006. Bursaspor won their first major cup in 1971, beating Fenerbahçe 1–0 after extra time in the now-defunct Prime Minister's Cup. Because Fenerbahçe had won the league and cup in 1973–74, Bursaspor, as 1974 Turkish Cup runners up, were given a place in the 1974-75 European Cup Winners' Cup. Bursaspor reached the quarter-finals, beating Finn Harps and Dundee United, before falling to eventual champions Dynamo Kyiv. The club's first Turkish Cup win came in 1986 when they defeated Altay 2–0 in the finals.[6] The club therefore qualified for the 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup, losing to eventual champions Ajax in the first round.[7]

The league titleEdit

The 2009–10 season began successful and by the midpoint of the season, in December 2009; gameweek 17, the club were sitting in the top spot in the Süper Lig table. The first half of the season saw a 1–0 home victory against Istanbul giants Galatasaray, and also a 2–3 win away at Beşiktaş. In late 2009, Sağlam was linked with the vacant Turkey managerial position after Terim's resignation, but he refused to comment on the speculation. Guus Hiddink eventually took up the position. The latter part of the season saw a 6–0 win over mid–table İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, the largest win in the league to date this season, and also a 2–3 away win against Fenerbahçe after winning from two goals down. Bursaspor again reached the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup and again they lost on aggregate to Fenerbahçe, this time crashing out 4–3 due to an injury time winner from Fener. In April 2010 Bursaspor sat at the top of the table after being in the top three for the past few months. With eight games left to play Bursaspor were five points clear at the top. Five weeks before the end of the season, Bursaspor fell to second place in the Süper Lig. They maintained pressure on Fenerbahçe who had overtaken them. Going into the final game of the season, Bursaspor were just one point behind Fener, and needed to better their results against defending champions Beşiktaş. Knowing that the match against Beşiktaş could prove decisive. With Fenerbahçe held to a 1–1 home draw against Trabzonspor, and Bursaspor beating Beşiktaş 2–1, the Bursaspor were crowned champions, by just a single point. They are only the second club outside the "Istanbul Big Three" who have won the league. Trabzonspor were the other team, who last won in 1983–84. Before winning its first Süper Lig title in 2009–10, Bursaspor had never finished inside the top three. The club won its first title in Ertuğrul Sağlam's first full season as manager of the club. Pablo Batalla and Ozan İpek were the club's joint top scorers with eight goals apiece.[9] Bursaspor were drawn against Rangers, Valencia and Manchester United in the group stages of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League.[10] In its away match against Rangers, Bursaspor decided not to don their home kit to avoid provoking Rangers' fans, as their kit heavily resembles that of Rangers' rivals, Celtic.[11] Bursaspor is the fourth football club in Turkey to start a dedicated television channel (Bursaspor TV).[12][failed verification]

Colours and badgeEdit

Bursaspor's club badge includes the club name, foundation year, and the crescent moon and star from the Turkish flag. As a tribute to the club's origins, the badge also includes five stars, each a different colour – black, red, yellow, green, and navy blue. This represents the colours used by the clubs that made up Bursaspor; Acar İdman Yurdu–black, Akınspor–red, İstiklal–yellow, Pınarspor–green, Çelikspor–navy blue. Bursaspor's kit: Green shirts with white trim, green shorts, green socks. Away: Green and white hooped shirts, white shorts, green and white hooped socks. Alternate: Amber shirts with black trim, claret shorts, amber socks.

StadiumEdit

Bursaspor plays its home matches at Timsah Arena. Built in 2015, the stadium currently seats 43,761 spectators.The field measures 68 by 105 meters, and is covered with natural grass.[13] Between 1979 and 2015 the club played at the Bursa Atatürk Stadium.

SupportersEdit

FansEdit

The club's main fan base is known as Teksas (Texas) and Legend Teksas.

Special relationship with AnkaragücüEdit

In the early 1990s Bursaspor's ultra group Teksas had a leader called Abdulkerim Bayraktar. He went to study in Ankara, and whilst in the city he started attending Ankaragücü games and started building ties between the two clubs. In 1993 however, his life was cut short during his military service when he was killed by terrorists. This tragic event bought Bursaspor and Ankaragücü even closer together. During the first game after his death, Bursaspor organised a tribute to him, and the events which happened next cemented the brotherhood between these two teams. A large group of Ankaragücü supporters made their way onto the pitch and unveiled a large banner reading 'Our brother Abdul will never die, he lives on in our hearts'. The two supporter groups united and hundreds of Ankaragücü ultras attended his funeral. From that day on, Bursaspor supporters would chant Ankaragücü's name in the 6th minute of every home game, 06 being significant due to 06 being Ankara's city code. Ankaragücü supporters in return chant Bursaspor's name during the 16th minute, 16 being Bursa's city code. When the two sides play, the supporters sit together; it is one of the rare occasions in which ultras from opposing teams watch a game together in a mixed environment. They bring BursAnkara scarfs (a merger of the two cities' names) to the games and create an atmosphere full of mutual respect.[14]

European historyEdit

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 8 2 2 4 5 12 −7
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 12 4 4 4 20 17 +3
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9
Total 32 10 9 13 41 50 –9

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Finn Harps 4–2 0–0 4–2
2R   Dundee United 1–0 0–0 1–0
QF   Dynamo Kiev 0–1 0–2 0–3
1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Ajax 0–2 0–5 0–7
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 10   Wimbledon N/A 4–0 1st
  Beitar Jerusalem 2–0 N/A
  Charleroi N/A 2–0
  Košice 1–1 N/A
R16   OFI Crete 2–1 N/A 2–1
QF   Karlsruher SC 3–3 N/A 3–31
2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group C   Manchester United 0–3 0–1 4th
  Valencia 0–4 1–6
  Rangers 1–1 0–1
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 3Q   Gomel 2–1 3–1 5–2
PO   Anderlecht 1–2 2–2 3–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 3Q   KuPS 6–0 0–1 6–1
PO   Twente 3–1 1–4 4–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 3Q   Vojvodina 0–3 2–2 2–5
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Chikhura Sachkhere 0–0 0–0 0–02
Notes

1 Karlsruhe progressed to the Semi-finals after winning a penalty shoot-out 6–5.
2 Chikhura progressed to the third qualifying round after winning a penalty shoot-out 4–1.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 29 July, 2019[15]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Deniz Aydin
3   DF Onur Atasayar
4   DF Cüneyt Köz
5   MF Emirhan Aydoğan
6   MF Ramazan Keskin
7   DF Burak Kapacak
8   MF Jani Atanasov
9   FW Kubilay Kanatsizkus
10   MF Özer Hurmacı
11   FW Yevhen Seleznyov
12   MF Shehu Abdullahi
14   DF Iasmin Latovlevici
15   MF Aykut Akgün
17   MF Recep Aydın
18   FW Ali Akman
19   MF Selçuk Şahin
20   MF Musa Araz (on loan from Konyaspor)
22   DF İsmail Çokçalış
23   FW Igor
24   GK Onurcan Piri
No. Position Player
25   GK Çağlar Şahin Akbaba
27   MF Sedat Dursun
29   DF Enes Kayar
30   DF Rüştü Hanlı
33   DF Kerem Kök
35   GK Ataberk Dadakdeniz
36   DF Burak Altıparmak
51   FW Çağatay Yılmaz
54   DF Ahmet Furkan Özcan
66   DF Mamadou Diarra
76   MF Can Çavuşluk
79   MF Ozan İsmail Koç
88   DF Anıl Karaer (on loan from Osmanlıspor)
97   MF Berk Akgönül
  GK Canberk Yurdakul
  GK Mustafa Uysal
  DF Furkan Ünver
  MF Eren Güler
  MF Batuhan Kör

U21 playersEdit

Only professional players and/or players with first team numbers are listed. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  MF Gürkan Sefil
No. Position Player
  MF Alper Ademoğlu

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player

Other players under contractEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
44   MF Paschal Okoli
89   DF Boban Jović

List of former playersEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic leagueEdit

Domestic cupEdit

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Manager   Yalçın Koşukavak
Assistant Manager   Musa Öztürk
Assistant Manager   Sebahattin Yenilmez
Assistant Manager   Yağız Çekem
Assistant Manager   Arda Tekin
Assistant Manager   Ramazan Varlı
Goalkeeping Coach   Mustafa Gedik
Fitness Coach   İlker Arıbaş
President Ali Ay
Second President Ali Ademoğlu
Secretary-General Adem Sakarya
Vice-President Fatih Pulat
Vice-President Fatih Korkmaz
Vice-President Cem Öztürk
Board Members Sezer Sezgin
Board Members İlyas Kocaefe
Board Members Osman Dinsever
Board Members Şükrü Çekmişoğlu
Board Members Mustafa Bakır
Board Members Yusuf Arslan

Source: [16]

ManagersEdit

Name Nat. F T P W D L [a] Notes
Muhtar Tucaltan   Turkey 1963 1966 99 52 27 20 052.53
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Sabri Kiraz   Turkey 1966 1967 32 19 9 4 059.38
1966–1967 Sezonu 2.Lig Beyaz Grup Şampiyonluğu
?
Muhtar Tucaltan   Turkey 1967 1968 35 12 13 10 034.29
?
?
Sabri Kiraz   Turkey 1968 1969 32 12 8 12 037.50
?
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Muhtar Tucaltan   Turkey 1969 1970
?
?
?
?
?
?
Tomislav Kaleperović   Yugoslavia 1970 1973 77 26 29 22 033.77
?
?
Metin Oktay   Turkey 1973 1973 13 3 7 3 023.08
?
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Hasan Bora   Turkey 1974 1974
?
?
?
?
?
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Mustafa Ertan   Turkey 1974 1974
?
?
?
?
?
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Abdullah Gegić   Turkey 1974 1975
?
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?
?
?
?
Mustafa Ertan   Turkey 1975 1976 30 9 9 12 030.00
?
?
Kemal Ömeragiç   Turkey 1976 1978 60 19 21 20 031.67
?
?
Hasan Bora   Turkey 1978 1978 12 0 4 8 000.00
?
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Muhtar Tucaltan   Turkey 1978 1979
?
?
?
?
?
?
Necdat Niş   Turkey 1979 1979
?
?
?
?
?
?
Enver Katip   Turkey 1979 1979 2 0 1 1 000.00
?
?
Muhtar Tucaltan   Turkey 1979 1980
?
?
?
?
?
?
Fethi Demircan   Turkey 1980 1981 30 12 6 12 040.00
?
?
Gündüz Tekin Onay   Turkey 1981 1982 32 11 9 12 034.38
?
?
Kemal Ömeragiç   Turkey 1982 1984 66 19 24 23 028.79
?
?
Hasan Bora   Turkey 1984 1984 5 1 0 4 020.00
?
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Đorđe Milić   Yugoslavia 1984 1985
?
?
?
?
?
?
Szarvas Laszlo   Hungary 1985 1985 5 1 2 2 020.00
?
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Muhtar Tucaltan   Turkey 1985 1985
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?
?
?
?
Sinan Oral   Turkey 1985 1986 2 1 0 1 050.00
?
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Tomislav Kaleperović   Yugoslavia 1986 1986 29 8 9 12 027.59
?
?
Sedat Özden   Turkey 1986 1986
?
?
?
?
?
?
Kemal Ömeragiç   Turkey 1986 1987 20 7 5 8 035.00
?
?
Nevzat Güzelırmak   Turkey 1987 1987 38 17 6 15 044.74
?
?
Ahmat Suat Özyazıcı   Turkey 1988 1988
?
?
?
?
?
?
Ersel Altıparmak   Turkey 1988 1988 1 0 0 1 000.00
?
?
Yılmaz Gökdel   Turkey 1988 1989 33 10 9 14 030.30
?
?
Yılmaz Vural   Turkey 1989 1990 27 12 5 10 044.44
?
?
Ion Nunweiller   Romania 1990 1991
?
?
?
?
?
?
Đorđe Milić   Yugoslavia 1991 1991
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yılmaz Vural   Turkey 1991 1993
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sepp Piontek   Germany 1993 1993
?
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?
?
?
?
Nevzat Güzelırmak   Turkey 1993 1994
?
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Nejat Biyediç   Turkey 1994 1996
?
?
?
?
?
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Sinan Bür   Turkey 1996 1996
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?
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?
?
?
Gordon Milne   England 1996 1997 36 18 8 10 050.00
?
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Rasim Kara   Turkey 1997 1998 17 8 4 5 047.06
?
?
İsmail Ertekin   Turkey 1998 1998 17 4 5 8 023.53
?
?
Nejat Biyediç   Turkey 1998 1998 15 7 3 5 046.67
?
?
Ahmet Akcan   Turkey 1998 1999 6 0 0 6 000.00
?
?
Sakıp Özberk   Turkey 1999 1999 13 4 3 6 030.77
?
?
Kemal Batmaz   Turkey 1999 1999 3 0 0 3 000.00
?
?
Yılmaz Vural   Turkey 1999 2000
?
?
?
?
?
?
Jörg Berger   Germany 2000 2000 6 0 2 4 000.00
?
?
Nejat Biyediç   Turkey 2000 2002
?
?
?
?
?
?
Erdoğan Arıca   Turkey 2002 2003 35 9 9 17 025.71
?
?
Gheorghe Hagi   Romania 2003 2003 13 2 5 6 015.38
?
?
Ümit Kayıhan   Turkey 2003 2004 12 2 3 7 016.67
?
?
Nejat Biyediç   Turkey 2004 2004 11 7 2 2 063.64
?
?
Hüseyin Kalpar   Turkey 2004 2005 25 12 5 8 048.00
?
?
Yalçın Gündüz   Turkey 2005 2005 10 7 3 0 070.00
?
?
Raşit Çetiner   Turkey 2005 2006 48 25 11 12 052.08
2005-06 TFF Lig A Şampiyonluğu
[17]
Engin İpekoğlu   Turkey 2006 2007 26 10 7 9 038.46
?
?
Bülent Korkmaz   Turkey 2007 2007 10 2 4 4 020.00
?
?
Samet Aybaba   Turkey 2007 2008 40 16 9 15 040.00
?
?
Güvenç Kurtar   Turkey 2008 2008 8 2 2 4 025.00
?
?
Ertuğrul Sağlam   Turkey 2009 2013 186 91 45 50 048.92
2009-10 Süper Lig Şampiyonluğu
?
Hikmet Karaman   Turkey 2013 2013 17 8 5 4 047.06
Christoph Daum   Germany 2013 2014

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tüzük". Bursaspor.org.tr. Bursaspor Kulübü Derneği. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Kuruluş Archived 25 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr (in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  3. ^ "Bursaspor Pip Fenerbahce To Turkcell Super Lig Title - Goal.com". 16 May 2010.
  4. ^ Yeşil devrim Archived 20 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
  5. ^ Bursaspor was also the first club outside Istanbul to win the Süper Lig in 26 years as Trabzonspor's last league title came in 1984.Şampiyon Bursaspor! Archived 18 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
  6. ^ a b c FİNALLER ve KUPALAR Archived 15 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr (in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  7. ^ a b AVRUPADA KUPALARI Archived 6 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr (in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  8. ^ Künye Archived 21 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr (in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  9. ^ "2009–2010 Sezonu TFF".
  10. ^ "Bursaspor'un Şampiyonlar Ligi'ndeki rakipleri belli oldu – Kupalar TFF".
  11. ^ Haggerty, Anthony (28 September 2010). "We won't wear hoops to avoid winding up Rangers supporters, insist Bursaspor stars".
  12. ^ Bursaspor's Official Online Television Channel Archived 18 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine (in Turkish)
  13. ^ BURSASPOR tff.org, accessed 11 May 2010
  14. ^ Bursaspor in English Archived 17 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 30 June 2010
  15. ^ "A Takım" (in Turkish). Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Yönetim Listesi" (in Turkish). bursaspor.org.tr. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  17. ^ "TFF Lig A 2005–06 sezonu". Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2011.

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