|Date of birth||19 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Kırıkkale, Turkey|
|Bursaspor (Head coach)|
|1990–1991||→ Afyonspor (loan)||1||(0)|
|* 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. 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, 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.
- Mesut Bakkal at the Turkish Football Federation (as player)
- Mesut Bakkal coach profile at the Turkish Football Federation (as coach)
- Mesut Bakkal at Mackolik.com (in Turkish)
- Mesut Bakkal coach profile at Soccerway