Bursaspor

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Bursaspor
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Full nameBursaspor Kulübü Derneği[1]
Nickname(s)Yeşil Timsahlar (Green Crocodiles)
Founded1 June 1963; 56 years ago (1963-06-01)[2]
GroundTimsah Arena
Capacity43,761
ChairmanAli Ay
ManagerMesut Bakkal
LeagueTFF First League
2018–19Süper Lig, 16th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Bursaspor Kulübü Derneği (Turkish pronunciation: [buɾsaspoɾ kulyby dæɾneji]), commonly known as Bursaspor, is a professional Turkish sports club located in the city of Bursa, Turkey. Formed in 1963, the club colours are green and white, with home kits usually featuring both colours in a striped pattern.

In the 2009–10 season the men's football department of Bursaspor won its first Süper Lig title after finishing with 75 points, one point ahead of the runners-up Fenerbahçe.[3][4] Bursaspor became the second club outside Istanbul to win a Süper Lig title, joining Trabzonspor who won the first of its six titles in 1975–76.[5] The club has also won the Turkish Cup once and the Prime Minister's Cup twice, as well as the First League twice.[6] The club's first, and most successful foray into European competition came in the 1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup when it reached the quarter-finals. Bursaspor also took part in the 1986–87, losing in the first round, as well as the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup, where it lost in the quarter-finals.[7]

History[edit]

Foundation and early years[edit]

The club was founded on 1 June 1963 after Acar İdman Yurdu, Akınspor, İstiklal, Pınarspor and Çelikspor were merged to form a single club; Bursaspor. Green and white were chosen as the club colours, and the club entered the 2. Lig in 1963–64.[2] Their first match took place on 21 September 1963 against İzmir Demirspor in İzmir.[8] Bursaspor were promoted to the Süper Lig after winning the 1966–67 2. Lig. They won 19 of their 30 matches, finishing with 45 points, eight ahead of second placed Samsunspor.[6] They were relegated to the 2. Lig in 1985–86 and were relegated again in 1986–87 season, but their relegations were revoked due to winning the Turkish Cup in 1986 and a Turkish Council of State verdict in 1987.[citation needed] Their most recent relegation came in 2004. They gained promotion back into the Süper Lig after winning the First League on 16 May 2006. Bursaspor won their first major cup in 1971, beating Fenerbahçe 1–0 after extra time in the now-defunct Prime Minister's Cup. Because Fenerbahçe had won the league and cup in 1973–74, Bursaspor, as 1974 Turkish Cup runners up, were given a place in the 1974-75 European Cup Winners' Cup. Bursaspor reached the quarter-finals, beating Finn Harps and Dundee United, before falling to eventual champions Dynamo Kyiv. The club's first Turkish Cup win came in 1986 when they defeated Altay 2–0 in the finals.[6] The club therefore qualified for the 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup, losing to eventual champions Ajax in the first round.[7]

The league title[edit]

The 2009–10 season began successful and by the midpoint of the season, in December 2009; gameweek 17, the club were sitting in the top spot in the Süper Lig table. The first half of the season saw a 1–0 home victory against Istanbul giants Galatasaray, and also a 2–3 win away at Beşiktaş. In late 2009, Sağlam was linked with the vacant Turkey managerial position after Terim's resignation, but he refused to comment on the speculation. Guus Hiddink eventually took up the position. The latter part of the season saw a 6–0 win over mid–table İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, the largest win in the league to date this season, and also a 2–3 away win against Fenerbahçe after winning from two goals down. Bursaspor again reached the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup and again they lost on aggregate to Fenerbahçe, this time crashing out 4–3 due to an injury time winner from Fener. In April 2010 Bursaspor sat at the top of the table after being in the top three for the past few months. With eight games left to play Bursaspor were five points clear at the top. Five weeks before the end of the season, Bursaspor fell to second place in the Süper Lig. They maintained pressure on Fenerbahçe who had overtaken them. Going into the final game of the season, Bursaspor were just one point behind Fener, and needed to better their results against defending champions Beşiktaş. Knowing that the match against Beşiktaş could prove decisive. With Fenerbahçe held to a 1–1 home draw against Trabzonspor, and Bursaspor beating Beşiktaş 2–1, the Bursaspor were crowned champions, by just a single point. They are only the second club outside the "Istanbul Big Three" who have won the league. Trabzonspor were the other team, who last won in 1983–84. Before winning its first Süper Lig title in 2009–10, Bursaspor had never finished inside the top three. The club won its first title in Ertuğrul Sağlam's first full season as manager of the club. Pablo Batalla and Ozan İpek were the club's joint top scorers with eight goals apiece.[9] Bursaspor were drawn against Rangers, Valencia and Manchester United in the group stages of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League.[10] In its away match against Rangers, Bursaspor decided not to don their home kit to avoid provoking Rangers' fans, as their kit heavily resembles that of Rangers' rivals, Celtic.[11] Bursaspor is the fourth football club in Turkey to start a dedicated television channel (Bursaspor TV).[12][not in citation given]

Colours and badge[edit]

Bursaspor's club badge includes the club name, foundation year, and the crescent moon and star from the Turkish flag. As a tribute to the club's origins, the badge also includes five stars, each a different colour – black, red, yellow, green, and navy blue. This represents the colours used by the clubs that made up Bursaspor; Acar İdman Yurdu–black, Akınspor–red, İstiklal–yellow, Pınarspor–green, Çelikspor–navy blue. Bursaspor's kit: Green shirts with white trim, green shorts, green socks. Away: Green and white hooped shirts, white shorts, green and white hooped socks. Alternate: Amber shirts with black trim, claret shorts, amber socks.

Stadium[edit]

Bursaspor plays its home matches at Timsah Arena. Built in 2015, the stadium currently seats 43,761 spectators.The field measures 68 by 105 meters, and is covered with natural grass.[13] Between 1979 and 2015 the club played at the Bursa Atatürk Stadium.

Supporters[edit]

Fans[edit]

The club's main fan base is known as Teksas (Texas) and Legend Teksas.

Special relationship with Ankaragücü[edit]

In the early 1990s Bursaspor's ultra group Teksas had a leader called Abdulkerim Bayraktar. He went to study in Ankara, and whilst in the city he started attending Ankaragücü games and started building ties between the two clubs. In 1993 however, his life was cut short during his military service when he was killed by terrorists. This tragic event bought Bursaspor and Ankaragücü even closer together. During the first game after his death, Bursaspor organised a tribute to him, and the events which happened next cemented the brotherhood between these two teams. A large group of Ankaragücü supporters made their way onto the pitch and unveiled a large banner reading 'Our brother Abdul will never die, he lives on in our hearts'. The two supporter groups united and hundreds of Ankaragücü ultras attended his funeral. From that day on, Bursaspor supporters would chant Ankaragücü's name in the 6th minute of every home game, 06 being significant due to 06 being Ankara's city code. Ankaragücü supporters in return chant Bursaspor's name during the 16th minute, 16 being Bursa's city code. When the two sides play, the supporters sit together; it is one of the rare occasions in which ultras from opposing teams watch a game together in a mixed environment. They bring BursAnkara scarfs (a merger of the two cities' names) to the games and create an atmosphere full of mutual respect.[14]

European history[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Champions League 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 8 2 2 4 5 12 −7
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 12 4 4 4 20 17 +3
UEFA Intertoto Cup 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9
Total 32 10 9 13 41 50 –9

Matches[edit]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Republic of Ireland Finn Harps 4–2 0–0 4–2
2R Scotland Dundee United 1–0 0–0 1–0
QF Soviet Union Dynamo Kiev 0–1 0–2 0–3
1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Netherlands Ajax 0–2 0–5 0–7
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 10 England Wimbledon N/A 4–0 1st
Israel Beitar Jerusalem 2–0 N/A
Belgium Charleroi N/A 2–0
Slovakia Košice 1–1 N/A
R16 Greece OFI Crete 2–1 N/A 2–1
QF Germany Karlsruher SC 3–3 N/A 3–31
2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group C England Manchester United 0–3 0–1 4th
Spain Valencia 0–4 1–6
Scotland Rangers 1–1 0–1
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 3Q Belarus Gomel 2–1 3–1 5–2
PO Belgium Anderlecht 1–2 2–2 3–4
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 3Q Finland KuPS 6–0 0–1 6–1
PO Netherlands Twente 3–1 1–4 4–5
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 3Q Serbia Vojvodina 0–3 2–2 2–5
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 2Q Georgia (country) Chikhura Sachkhere 0–0 0–0 0–02
Notes

1 Karlsruhe progressed to the Semi-finals after winning a penalty shoot-out 6–5.
2 Chikhura progressed to the third qualifying round after winning a penalty shoot-out 4–1.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 January, 2019[15]

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

No. Position Player
2 Argentina DF Santiago Vergini
4 Turkey DF Ertuğrul Ersoy
6 Senegal MF Henri Saivet (on loan from Newcastle)
7 Brazil FW Allano (on loan from Estoril)
8 Senegal MF Stéphane Badji
11 Turkey MF Yusuf Erdoğan
12 Nigeria MF Shehu Abdullahi
14 Romania DF Iasmin Latovlevici
17 Turkey MF Furkan Soyalp
19 Turkey FW Umut Nayir (on loan from Beşiktaş)
20 Turkey GK Ataberk Dadakdeniz
21 Cameroon DF Aurélien Chedjou (on loan from Başakşehir)
22 France MF Jirès Kembo Ekoko
24 Turkey DF Furkan Ünver
No. Position Player
25 Turkey DF Muhammed Emin Sarıkaya
26 Turkey DF Barış Yardımcı
27 Turkey GK Muhammed Şengezer
30 Turkey GK Okan Kocuk
33 Turkey DF Onur Atasayar
35 Turkey MF Aytaç Kara
48 Turkey DF Umut Meraş
55 Turkey MF Tunay Torun (on loan from Başakşehir)
66 Turkey MF Ramazan Keskin
67 Senegal FW Diafra Sakho (on loan from Rennes)
75 Turkey FW Cagatay Yilmaz
77 Turkey DF Burak Kapacak
88 Turkey FW Ali Akman
99 North Macedonia MF Jani Atanasov

U21 players[edit]

Only professional players and/or players with first team numbers are listed. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Turkey GK Canberk Yurdakul
Turkey DF İsmail Çokçalış
No. Position Player
Turkey MF Gürkan Sefil
Belgium MF Alper Ademoğlu

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
18 Turkey FW Kubilay Kanatsizkus (at Ankaragücü)
76 Turkey MF Can Çavuşluk (at Fatsa Belediyespor)
Turkey DF Mehmet Kalkan (at Fatsa Belediyespor)
Turkey MF Sedat Dursun (at Diyarbakırspor)
Turkey MF Emirhan Aydoğan (at İnegölspor)

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Position Player
44 Nigeria MF Paschal Okoli
89 Slovenia DF Boban Jović

List of former players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic league[edit]

Domestic cup[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager France Paul Le Guen
Assistant Manager France Yves Colleu
Assistant Manager Turkey İsmail Serbest
Assistant Manager Turkey Mustafa Er
Goalkeeping Coach France Christian Mas
Fitness Coach Turkey İlker Arıbaş
Match Analyst Turkey Altuğ Günaydın
President Ali Ay
Second President Ali Ademoğlu
Secretary-General Adem Sakarya
Vice-President Fatih Pulat
Vice-President Fatih Korkmaz
Vice-President Cem Öztürk
Board Members Sezer Sezgin
Board Members İlyas Kocaefe
Board Members Osman Dinsever
Board Members Şükrü Çekmişoğlu
Board Members Mustafa Bakır
Board Members Yusuf Arslan

Source: [16]

Managers[edit]

Name Nat. F T P W D L [a] Notes
Muhtar Tucaltan  Turkey 1963 1966 99 52 27 20 052.53
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Sabri Kiraz  Turkey 1966 1967 32 19 9 4 059.38
1966–1967 Sezonu 2.Lig Beyaz Grup Şampiyonluğu
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Muhtar Tucaltan  Turkey 1967 1968 35 12 13 10 034.29
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Sabri Kiraz  Turkey 1968 1969 32 12 8 12 037.50
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Muhtar Tucaltan  Turkey 1969 1970
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Tomislav Kaleperović  Yugoslavia 1970 1973 77 26 29 22 033.77
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Metin Oktay  Turkey 1973 1973 13 3 7 3 023.08
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Hasan Bora  Turkey 1974 1974
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Mustafa Ertan  Turkey 1974 1974
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Abdullah Gegić  Turkey 1974 1975
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Mustafa Ertan  Turkey 1975 1976 30 9 9 12 030.00
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Kemal Ömeragiç  Turkey 1976 1978 60 19 21 20 031.67
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Hasan Bora  Turkey 1978 1978 12 0 4 8 000.00
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Muhtar Tucaltan  Turkey 1978 1979
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Necdat Niş  Turkey 1979 1979
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Enver Katip  Turkey 1979 1979 2 0 1 1 000.00
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Muhtar Tucaltan  Turkey 1979 1980
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Fethi Demircan  Turkey 1980 1981 30 12 6 12 040.00
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Gündüz Tekin Onay  Turkey 1981 1982 32 11 9 12 034.38
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Kemal Ömeragiç  Turkey 1982 1984 66 19 24 23 028.79
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Hasan Bora  Turkey 1984 1984 5 1 0 4 020.00
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Đorđe Milić  Yugoslavia 1984 1985
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Szarvas Laszlo  Hungary 1985 1985 5 1 2 2 020.00
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Muhtar Tucaltan  Turkey 1985 1985
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Sinan Oral  Turkey 1985 1986 2 1 0 1 050.00
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Tomislav Kaleperović  Yugoslavia 1986 1986 29 8 9 12 027.59
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Sedat Özden  Turkey 1986 1986
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Kemal Ömeragiç  Turkey 1986 1987 20 7 5 8 035.00
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Nevzat Güzelırmak  Turkey 1987 1987 38 17 6 15 044.74
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Ahmat Suat Özyazıcı  Turkey 1988 1988
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Ersel Altıparmak  Turkey 1988 1988 1 0 0 1 000.00
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Yılmaz Gökdel  Turkey 1988 1989 33 10 9 14 030.30
?
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Yılmaz Vural  Turkey 1989 1990 27 12 5 10 044.44
?
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Ion Nunweiller  Romania 1990 1991
?
?
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Đorđe Milić  Yugoslavia 1991 1991
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Yılmaz Vural  Turkey 1991 1993
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Sepp Piontek  Germany 1993 1993
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Nevzat Güzelırmak  Turkey 1993 1994
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Nejat Biyediç  Turkey 1994 1996
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Sinan Bür  Turkey 1996 1996
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Gordon Milne  England 1996 1997 36 18 8 10 050.00
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Rasim Kara  Turkey 1997 1998 17 8 4 5 047.06
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İsmail Ertekin  Turkey 1998 1998 17 4 5 8 023.53
?
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Nejat Biyediç  Turkey 1998 1998 15 7 3 5 046.67
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Ahmet Akcan  Turkey 1998 1999 6 0 0 6 000.00
?
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Sakıp Özberk  Turkey 1999 1999 13 4 3 6 030.77
?
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Kemal Batmaz  Turkey 1999 1999 3 0 0 3 000.00
?
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Yılmaz Vural  Turkey 1999 2000
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Jörg Berger  Germany 2000 2000 6 0 2 4 000.00
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Nejat Biyediç  Turkey 2000 2002
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Erdoğan Arıca  Turkey 2002 2003 35 9 9 17 025.71
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Gheorghe Hagi  Romania 2003 2003 13 2 5 6 015.38
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Ümit Kayıhan  Turkey 2003 2004 12 2 3 7 016.67
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Nejat Biyediç  Turkey 2004 2004 11 7 2 2 063.64
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Hüseyin Kalpar  Turkey 2004 2005 25 12 5 8 048.00
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Yalçın Gündüz  Turkey 2005 2005 10 7 3 0 070.00
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Raşit Çetiner  Turkey 2005 2006 48 25 11 12 052.08
2005-06 TFF Lig A Şampiyonluğu
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Engin İpekoğlu  Turkey 2006 2007 26 10 7 9 038.46
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Bülent Korkmaz  Turkey 2007 2007 10 2 4 4 020.00
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Samet Aybaba  Turkey 2007 2008 40 16 9 15 040.00
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Güvenç Kurtar  Turkey 2008 2008 8 2 2 4 025.00
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Ertuğrul Sağlam  Turkey 2009 2013 186 91 45 50 048.92
2009-10 Süper Lig Şampiyonluğu
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Hikmet Karaman  Turkey 2013 2013 17 8 5 4 047.06
Christoph Daum  Germany 2013 2014

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tüzük". Bursaspor.org.tr. Bursaspor Kulübü Derneği. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Kuruluş Archived 25 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  3. ^ "Bursaspor Pip Fenerbahce To Turkcell Super Lig Title - Goal.com". 16 May 2010.
  4. ^ Yeşil devrim Archived 20 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish)
  5. ^ Bursaspor was also the first club outside Istanbul to win the Süper Lig in 26 years as Trabzonspor's last league title came in 1984.Şampiyon Bursaspor! Archived 18 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish)
  6. ^ a b c FİNALLER ve KUPALAR Archived 15 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  7. ^ a b AVRUPADA KUPALARI Archived 6 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  8. ^ Künye Archived 21 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine bursaspor.org.tr ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish), accessed 11 May 2010
  9. ^ "2009–2010 Sezonu TFF".
  10. ^ "Bursaspor'un Şampiyonlar Ligi'ndeki rakipleri belli oldu – Kupalar TFF".
  11. ^ Haggerty, Anthony (28 September 2010). "We won't wear hoops to avoid winding up Rangers supporters, insist Bursaspor stars".
  12. ^ Bursaspor's Official Online Television Channel ‹See Tfd›(in Turkish)
  13. ^ BURSASPOR tff.org, accessed 11 May 2010
  14. ^ Bursaspor in English Archived 17 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 30 June 2010
  15. ^ "A Takım" (in Turkish). Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Yönetim Listesi" (in Turkish). bursaspor.org.tr. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  17. ^ "TFF Lig A 2005–06 sezonu". Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2011.

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