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Full name Bucaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Fırtına (Storm)[1]
Founded 11 March 1928; 86 years ago (1928-03-11)
Ground Buca Arena, Izmir
Ground Capacity 10,500[2]
Chairman Hüsnü Kaya
Manager Sait Karafırtınalar
League TFF First League
2013–14 TFF First League, 9th
Website Club home page

Bucaspor is a professional Turkish football based in the city of Izmir. Formed in 1928, Bucaspor are nicknamed Fırtına (Storm). The club colours are yellow and navy.[1]


Bucaspor was the fifth football club to be based in Izmir, following Karşıyaka S.K. (1912), Altay S.K. (1914), Altınordu S.K. (1923), and Göztepe A.Ş. (1925). Yellow and navy were chosen for the club colours. Former president Yusuf Muhafiz pushed to make red one of the colours of the club, to distinguish it from Istanbul-based club Fenerbahçe. The colour has since been removed.[1] Bucaspor merged with Altay and Altınordu as Üçokspor in 1937. These clubs were separated again in 1939.

The club did not compete professionally for most of its history till 1984-85 season. They were promoted to the 2.Lig after beating Edremitspor 1-0 on 6 May 1990, which gave them professional status. Bucaspor reached the play-offs of the 2.Lig twice, in 1994 and 1996, but failed to win promotion to the 1.Lig.

The club earned promoted to the top-flight of the Turkish football pyramid on 8 May 2010. Their 4-0 win over Kayseri Erciyesspor sealed their second place finish in the TFF First League, which resulted in automatic promotion to the Süper Lig.[3] However, Bucaspor relegated after one year in Super League. Bucaspor also played quarter final in Turkish Cup in 2011.

In 2005 a women's football team of Bucaspor was established. The Bucaspor Ladies Football Team finished runner-up in the Turkish Women's Football Premier League in 2008 and 2009.

Bucaspor Football Academy[edit]

Bucaspor is very famous club with football academy in Turkey. The academy founded in 2007. Before this time Bucaspor educated important players for Turkish football. Some of these players are Mehmet Batdal, Sercan Kaya, Hasan Kabze, Koray Arslan and Kamil Ahmet Çörekçi.

Bucaspor's young teams had a lot of championship in Turkey. The most important success was the championship of Premier Cup in 2010. Bucaspor management made a decision that all the young teams would play all their matches with team who younger one age. They have been playing about this since 2010-2011 season. Also Şirinyerspor and Buca Belediyespor are pilot teams of Bucaspor. Bucaspor and Galatasaray have the biggest football academy in Turkey.


League Participations[edit]


2009-2010, 2011-





Bucaspor has rivalries with other İzmir teams which include Göztepe, Karşıyaka and Altay.

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 February, 2014.[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Çağlar Şahin Akbaba
3 Turkey DF Hakan Çinemre (on loan from Fenerbahce)
4 Turkey DF Taha Can Velioğlu
6 Canada MF Tam Nsaliwa
7 Turkey MF Zafer Çevik (C)
8 Turkey MF Taylan Antalyalı
10 Turkey MF Mehmet İncebacak
11 Canada FW Tosaint Ricketts
13 Brazil DF Luiz Henrique
14 Turkey MF Ferhat Çulcuoğlu
17 Turkey DF Okan Alkan
19 Turkey DF Volkan Özcan
21 Turkey MF Berkant Taşkıran
No. Position Player
34 Turkey GK Ziya Aydın
41 Turkey MF Berkay Samancı
45 Turkey FW Cagri Tekin
46 Turkey GK Ömer Kahveci
55 Turkey DF Emre Balak
58 Turkey MF Hasan Kaşıkara
61 Turkey FW Anil Dilaver
66 Turkey MF Emre Şahin
67 Turkey MF Zekeriya Kacaroğlu
75 Turkey MF Hüseyin Bilican
77 Turkey FW Yasin Avcı
95 Turkey DF Batuhan İşçiler
Ghana MF Torric Jebrin


  1. ^ a b c Bucaspor Kulübü Tarihçesi bucaspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 27 Jan 2013
  2. ^ Yeni Buca Stadı tam kapasite
  3. ^ Bucaspor tarih yazdı! ntvmsnbc.com (Turkish), accessed 20 May 2010
  4. ^ A Takım Futbolcu Kadrosu bucaspor.org.tr (Turkish), accessed 27 Jan 2013

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