Mesut Bakkal

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Mesut Bakkal
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-03-19) 19 March 1964 (age 51)
Place of birth Kırıkkale, Turkey
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gençlerbirliği S.K. (Manager)
Youth career
–1981 Kırıkkalespor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1983 Kırıkkalespor
1983–1993 Denizlispor 117 (6)
1990–1991 Afyonspor (loan) 1 (0)
1993–1994 İzmirspor 5 (0)
National team
1982 Turkey U18 3 (0)
1985 Turkey U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2005–2007 Gençlerbirliği S.K.
2007–2008 Gaziantepspor
2008–2009 Gençlerbirliği S.K.
2009 Denizlispor
2009–2010 Manisaspor
2010 Sivasspor
2011 Ankaragücü
2012 Samsunspor
2012–2013 Karabükspor
2013–2014 Konyaspor
2015- Gençlerbirliği S.K.

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 May 2013

Mesut Bakkal (born 19 March 1964) is a Turkish football manager and former midfielder who played for Denizlispor and has managed Gaziantepspor and Gençlerbirliği S.K.[1] He is the current head coach of Gençlerbirliği.


Born in Kırıkkale, Bakkal began playing football for local side Kırıkkalespor. He would later play for Denizlispor, Afyonspor and İzmirspor before retiring from active play in 1994.

After his playing career ended, Bakkal became a football manager. He resigned as Gençlerbirliği's manager for the 2nd time in his career, on 3 November 2008.[2]


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