Turgay Bahadır

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Turgay Bahadır
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-01-15) 15 January 1984 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Striker/Winger/Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
İstanbul B.B.
Number 19
Youth career
1999–2000 First Vienna FC
2000–2002 SK Rapid Wien
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 SK Rapid Wien II
2003–2006 SC Austria Lustenau 78 (6)
2006–2007 SC Schwanenstadt 16 (4)
2007–2009 Kayserispor 47 (4)
2009–2012 Bursaspor 87 (20)
2012– İstanbul B.B. 8 (1)
National team
2003–2004 Austria U21 2 (0)
2010– Turkey 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 May 2010

Turgay Bahadır (born 15 January 1984 in Vienna) is a Turkish-Austrian footballer who plays for İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor in the Turkish Süper Lig.


Bahadir began his career with First Vienna FC wons here 1999 the youth championship and was than scouted from SK Rapid Wien in summer 2000. He left than SK Rapid Wien and joined in summer 2003 to SC Austria Lustenau.[3] After sixty games, who scores five goals for SC Austria Lustenau joined to league rival SC Schwanenstadt. Bahadir joined than in summer 2007 from SC Schwanenstadt to the land of his ancestral estate Turkey and signed with Kayserispor.[4] After two years with Kayserispor, who played forty-seven games and scores four goals joined than on 29 July 2009 to Bursaspor.[5]


With Bursaspor, Bahadır advanced as a football player and fit well with the tactical gameplay of manager Ertuğrul Sağlam. During the entire 2009–2010 Turkish Super League season he usually played as a pivotal striker for Bursaspor, but due to his high technical abilities he was also used as a right winger (MCR) in the absence of Volkan Sen where he performed flawlessly. Bursaspor became the champions in the Turkish Super League 2009–2010 season for the first time in the club's history, whilst Bahadır scored 7 league goals and 3 Ziraat Turkish Cup goals. His most vital goals for Bursaspor in this season were against Trabzonspor in Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium (a high header from penalty area) in a league game and against Denizlispor in Ziraat Turkish Cup; both matches ended with 1–1 draw results.

National team[edit]

He played for Austria U21 and on 15 May 2010, Turkey National Football Team manager Guus Hiddink enlisted Bahadır in the Turkey squad in addition to his fellow Bursaspor teammates Sercan Yıldırım, Volkan Şen and Ozan İpek.


Bahadır is the cousin of Cem Tosun und Cemil Tosun and holds a Turkish passport.[6]


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