Mesut Bakkal

Mesut Bakkal (born 19 March 1964) is a Turkish professional football manager and former midfielder.

Mesut Bakkal
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-03-19) 19 March 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Kırıkkale, Turkey
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bursaspor (Head coach)
Youth career
–1981 Kırıkkalespor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Kırıkkalespor
1983–1993 Denizlispor 117 (6)
1990–1991Afyonspor (loan) 1 (0)
1993–1994 İzmirspor 5 (0)
National team
1982 Turkey U18 3 (0)
1985 Turkey U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
1996–1998 Denizlispor (youth)
1998–2000 Denizlispor (coach)
2000–2002 Ankaragücü (coach)
2005–2007 Gençlerbirliği
2007–2008 Gaziantepspor
2008–2009 Gençlerbirliği
2009 Denizlispor
2009–2010 Manisaspor
2010 Sivasspor
2011 Ankaragücü
2012 Samsunspor
2012–2013 Karabükspor
2013–2014 Konyaspor
2015 Gençlerbirliği
2015 Mersin İdmanyurdu
2016 Sivasspor
2016–2017 Sivasspor
2017 Kayserispor
2017 Gençlerbirliği
2018–2019 Alanyaspor
2019 Bursaspor
2020–2021 BB Erzurumspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played for Denizlispor, and later was manager of Ankaragücü, Denizlispor, Gaziantepspor, Gençlerbirliği S.K., Karabükspor, Manisaspor, and Samsunspor.[1] Most recently, he was head coach of BB Erzurumspor until March 2021.

Life and careerEdit

Born in Kırıkkale to Circassian parents from Bilecik, Northwest Turkey,[2] Bakkal began playing football for local side Kırıkkalespor. He would later play for Denizlispor, Afyonspor, and İzmirspor before retiring from active play in 1994.

After his playing career ended, Bakkal became a football manager. He resigned as Gençlerbirliği's manager for the 2nd time in his career, on 3 November 2008.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile at TFF.org
  2. ^ Sever, H. (13 December 2009). "Denizlispor'da Çok Güzel Günlerim Geçti" [I spent a very good time with Denizlispor]. Sporx.com (in Turkish). Istanbul.
  3. ^ The round ball in Ankara: Bakkal Resigns

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