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Full name Bucaspor Kulübü
Nickname(s) Fırtına (Storm)[1]
Founded 11 March 1928 (1928-03-11) (86 years ago)
Ground Yeni Buca Stadı, Izmir
Ground Capacity 8,810[2]
Chairman Mehmet Bektur
Manager Mustafa Kemal Kılıç
League TFF First League
2012–13 TFF First League, 5th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

Bucaspor is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Izmir. Formed in 1928, Bucaspor are nicknamed Fırtına (Storm). The club colours are yellow and navy.[1]

The club earned promoted to the top-flight of the Turkish football pyramid on 8 May 2010. Their 4-0 win over Kayseri Erciyesspor sealed their second place finish in the TFF First League, which resulted in automatic promotion to the Süper Lig.[3]


Bucaspor was the fifth football club to be based in Izmir, following Karşıyaka S.K. (1912), Altay S.K. (1914), Altınordu S.K. (1923), and Göztepe A.Ş. (1925). Yellow and navy were chosen for the club colours. Former president Yusuf Muhafiz pushed to make red one of the colours of the club, to distinguish it from Istanbul-based club Fenerbahçe. The colour has since been removed.[1] Bucaspor merged with Altay and Altınordu as Üçokspor in 1937. These clubs were separated again in 1939.

The club did not compete professionally for most of its history till 1984-85 season. They were promoted to the 2.Lig after beating Edremitspor 1-0 on 6 May 1990, which gave them professional status. Bucaspor reached the play-offs of the 2.Lig twice, in 1994 and 1996, but failed to win promotion to the 1.Lig. The club were also never relegated during this span of time.[1]

In 2005 a women's football team of Bucaspor was established. The Bucaspor Ladies Football Team finished runner-up in the Turkish Women's Football Premier League in 2008 and 2009.

Bucaspor Football Academy

Bucaspor is very famous club with football academy in Turkey. The academy founded in 2007. Before this time Bucaspor educated important players for Turkish football. Some of these players are Mehmet Batdal, Sercan Kaya, Hasan Kabze, Koray Arslan and Kamil Ahmet Çörekçi.

Bucaspor's young teams had a lot of championship in Turkey. The most important success was the championship of Premier Cup in 2010. Bucaspor management made a decision that all the young teams would play all their matches with team who younger one age. They have been playing about this since 2010-2011 season. Also Şirinyerspor and Buca Belediyespor are pilot teams of Bucaspor. Bucaspor and Galatasaray have the biggest football academy in Turkey.


  • 1.Lig:
    • Runners-up (1): 2010
  • 2.Lig:
    • Winners (1): 2009
  • 3.Lig:
    • Winners (1): 1990


Bucaspor is rivalry with other İzmir teams who Göztepe, Karşıyaka and Altay.

Current squad

As of 23 October 2013.[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Turkey GK Çağlar Şahin Akbaba
3 Turkey DF Hakan Çinemre
4 Turkey DF Taha Can Velioğlu
5 Turkey MF Umut Gündoğan
6 Canada MF Tam Nsaliwa
7 Turkey MF Zafer Çevik
8 Turkey MF Taylan Antalyalı
9 Turkey FW Atilla Yildirim
10 Turkey MF Mehmet İncebacak
11 Canada FW Tosaint Ricketts
13 Brazil DF Luiz Henrique
14 Turkey MF Ferhat Çulcuoğlu
17 Turkey DF Okan Alkan
21 Turkey MF Berkant Taşkıran
No. Position Player
22 Turkey MF Mehmet Sak
27 Turkey MF Recep Niyaz
34 Turkey GK Ziya Aydın
35 Turkey MF Oğuz Sabankay
41 Turkey MF Berkay Samancı
46 Turkey GK Ömer Kahveci
48 Turkey GK Kemal Mert Özyiğit
55 Turkey DF Emre Balak
58 Turkey MF Hasan Kaşıkara
63 Turkey FW Sami İzcican
66 Turkey MF Emre Şahin
67 Turkey MF Zekeriya Kacaroğlu
95 Turkey DF Batuhan İşçiler
Turkey MF Hüseyin Bilican


External links

  • Official website (Turkish)
  • Club profile at (Turkish)

See also

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