Bursaspor  is a professional Turkish football club located in the city of Bursa. Formed in 1963, Bursaspor are nicknamed the Yeşil Timsahlar (the Green Crocodiles). The club colours are green and white, with home kits usually donning both colours in a striped pattern.


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 Izmir.

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. They were relegated to the 2. Lig (second division) in 1985-86 and were relegated again in 1986–87 season, but their relegations were revoked due to winning the Turkish Cup in 1986 and a Turkish Council of State verdict in 1987.Their most recent relegation came in 2004. They gained promotion back into the Süper Lig after winning the Second League in May 2006.

Bursaspor won their first major cup in 1971, beating Fenerbahçe 1–0 after extra time in the now-defunct Prime Minister's Cup. Because Fenerbahçe had won the league and cup in 1973-74, Bursaspor, as 1974 Cup runners up, were given a place in the 1974-75 European Cup Winners' Cup. Bursaspor reached the quarter-finals, beating Finn Harps F.C. and Dundee United F.C., before falling to eventual champions FC Dynamo Kyiv. The club's first Turkish Cup win came in 1986 when they defeated Altay SK 2–0 in the finals.The club therefore qualified for the 1986-87 European Cup Winners' Cup, losing to eventual champions Ajax in the first round.

The club won its first Süper Lig title in 2010 after finishing with 75 points, one point ahead of the runners-up Fenerbahçe.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 play their home matches at Bursa Atatürk Stadium. Built in 1979, the stadium seats 18,587 spectators. The field measures 68 by 105 meters, and is covered with natural grass.


Bursaspor's new stadium project, 'Timsah (Crocodile) Arena. Rapid progress is being made in the construction of the new stadium which will seat 45,000 and be one of the countries largest and technologically advanced stadiums. Large parks, and a shopping mall are being constructed nearby the stadium aswell as part of the Bursa regeneration project.
The stadium is expected to be completed by 2012-13 league season.


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(PKK is a terrorist group).