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Bursaspor is a football (soccer) club from Turkey.

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About Bursaspor


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. Their first match took place on 21 September 1963 against Demirspor in İzmir. Bursaspor were promoted to the Süper Lig after winning the 1966–67 2. Lig Beyaz Grup (Second League, White Group). They won 19 of their 30 matches, finishing with 45 points, eight ahead of second placed Samsunspor. Bursaspor became the second club outside Istanbul to win a Süper Lig title, joining Trabzonspor who won the first of their six titles in 1976. Before winning their first Süper Lig title in 2009–10, Bursaspor had never finished inside the top three. They won their 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.

Bursaspor is the fourth football club in Turkey to start a television channel dedicated to their club. Bursaspor were drawn against Rangers F.C, Valencia C.F and Manchester United in the group stages of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. In their 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 F.C.

Colours and badge

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). The stadium is set to be expanded to 34,750 seats, along with a cover. The expected completion date is before or during the start of the 2011–12 season.

Fans&Special relationship with Ankaragücü

The club's main fan base is known as Teksas (Texas)and Legend Teksas. They hate Beşiktaş fans and PKK. They always chant slogans against PKK.

In the early 1990s Bursaspor's ultra group Teksas had a leader called, 'Abdulkerim Bayraktar'. He went to study in Ankara, 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 he was martyred by terrorists. This tragic event bought Bursaspor and Ankaragücü even closer together. During the first game after his death, Bursaspor organized a tribute to him, 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, 6 being significant due to 6 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, its one of the rare occasions in which ultra from opposing teams watch a game together in a mixed environment, they bring 'Bursankara' scarfs (a merger of the two clubs names) to the games and create a fantastic atmosphere full of mutual respect.

European Cups History

Out on loan


- Süper Lig
- - Winners (1): 2009–10 Süper Lig
- TFF First League:
- - Winners (2): 1967, 2006
- Türkiye Kupası:
- - Winners (1): 1986
- - Runners-up (3): 1971, 1974, 1992
- Turkish Super Cup
- - Runners-up (2): 1986, 2010 Turkish Super Cup
- Prime Minister Cup:
- - Winners (2): 1971, 1992
- - Runners-up (1): 1974

UEFA achievements

- UEFA Champions League:
- - Group Stage (1): 2010-11

- European Cup Winners' Cup:
- - Quarter Final (1): 1974-75

- UEFA Intertoto Cup:
- - Quarter Final (1): 1995

UEFA Current ranking

List of former players

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