Bucaspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Izmir. Formed in 1928, Bucaspor are nicknamed Fırtına (Storm). The club colours are yellow and navy.
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.
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. 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 were also never relegated during this span of time.
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 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.
Bucaspor is rivalry with other İzmir teams who Göztepe, Karşıyaka and Altay. They will be playing in 2012-2013 season with Göztepe and Karşıyaka.
Buca is a district in İzmir which known with its grapes around Aegean Region. Therefore, Bucaspor's founders took its famous yellow grapes to logo of the club onto navy background. Since the establishment of the club logo never changed.
Current squad 
As of 10 February 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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