Kadir Akbulut

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Kadir Akbulut
Personal information
Full name Kadir Akbulut
Date of birth (1968-05-08) 8 May 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Çivril, Denizli, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back, Left winger
Youth career
1976–1978 Denizlispor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1994 Beşiktaş 349 (4)
National team
1986 Turkey 3 (0)
1987 Turkey Olympic 1 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Silivrispor
2011–present Çatalcaspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 September 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2011

Kadir Akbulut (born 8 May 1960) is a former Turkish footballer and current coach[1] and occasional newspaper columnist.[2] Played at Denizlispor youth division, Akbulut served for Beşiktaş for his entire professional career.




Akbulut had begun playing football in Denizlispor at youth level, until his joining to Beşiktaş in 1980, in which he played for 14 seasons during one of the most successful periods of the team's history. In Beşiktaş years, he played 349 league matches (322 in starting line-up), scoring 4 times, and collected 39 yellow cards, also being a part of undefeated champion squad of 1991-92 season.[3] He also played at European Cups, having 6 caps in UEFA Champions League between 1982 and 1992, and Cup Winners' Cup twice in 1997-98 season.[4]


Akbulut played in Turkish national football team in Olympic and senior level, called up the team in total of 4 matches.[1]


The first coaching experience of Kadir Akbulut was Silivrispor, a Turkish Regional Amateur League team of Silivri district of Istanbul, until his resignation on 3 March 2011.[5] On 1 July 2011, he was hired by Çatalcaspor, another amateur league team located in Istanbul.[6] Managed by Akbulut, Çatalcaspor promoted to 3. Lig at professional stage, for the first time at their history, following 1–0 ended play-off encounter against Edirnespor Gençlik S.K., on 6 May 2014.[7] Akbulut earned a one-year extension for his contract at Çatalcaspor on June 2014.[8]



  1. ^ a b "Kadir Akbulut" (in Turkish). tff.org.tr. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  2. ^ Akbulut, Kadir (2009-12-19). "Nihat erken emekli olacak!" (in Turkish). stargazete.com. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Kadir Akbulut (Beşiktaş) @ Mackolik.cm" (in Turkish). mackolik.com. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  4. ^ "Zeki Önatlı". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Silivrispor'da Kadir Akbulut Gönderildi!" (in Turkish). silivrimiz.com. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Kadir Akbulut Resmen Çatalca'da" (in Turkish). istanbulamator.com. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  7. ^ "ÇKadir Akbulut'lu Çatalcaspor 3. Lig'de". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). 6 May 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Çatalcaspor, Akbulut ile yola devam edecek". Posta (in Turkish). 9 June 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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