|Date of birth||19 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Kırıkkale, Turkey|
|1990–1991||→ Afyonspor (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He played for Denizlispor, and later was manager of Ankaragücü, Denizlispor, Gaziantepspor, Gençlerbirliği S.K., Karabükspor, Manisaspor, and Samsunspor. Most recently, he was head coach of Mersin İdmanyurdu.
Early life and career
Born in Kırıkkale to Circassian parents from Bilecik, Northwest Turkey, 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.
- Trei români la echipa lui Marius Șumudică, Kayserispor, din Turcia. Șumi îl vrea și pe Boldrin‚ libertatea.ro, 13 June 2017
- Profile at TFF.org
- Sever, H. (13 December 2009). "Denizlispor'da Çok Güzel Günlerim Geçti" ["I spent a very good time with Denizlispor"]. Sporx.com (in Turkish). Istanbul.
- The round ball in Ankara: Bakkal Resigns
- Mesut Bakkal at the Turkish Football Federation (as player)
- Mesut Bakkal at the Turkish Football Federation (as coach)
- Mesut Bakkal at Mackolick.com (in Turkish)
- Mesut Bakkal coach profile at Soccerway
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