Kennedy Bakircioglü (born November 2, 1980 in Södertälje, Sweden) is a Swedish football player of Assyrian origin. He currently plays for Ajax in the Dutch Eredivisie. He has also played for the Sweden national football team.
In 2003, Bakircioglü moved abroad to play in Greece for Iraklis. As he had played the 2003 season in Sweden, he joined his new team half-way through their season and only managed seven league appearances. In his second and last season at the club, he was unable to hold down a first team place and was soon on the move again. He joined the Dutch team FC Twente prior to the start of the 2005-06 season and impressed his manager Fred Rutten straight away to become a first team regular. In fact, in his two seasons at the club he only missed two league appearances and managed to score 23 goals. His efforts didn't go unnoticed and on 5 May 2007, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf announced that Bakircioglü would be playing for Ajax in the 2007-08 season. He was officially signed by Ajax ten days later on 15 May 2007. At Ajax, he immediately secured his second career trophy when they beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 in the Johan Cruijff-schaal. In his first Eredivisie match for Ajax, he scored one goal in the 8-1 drubbing of De Graafschap.
On the 4 August, Van Basten told Ajax official webpage that Kennedy was no longer needed in the club and the search for a new club should begin right away.
|1996||Assyriska Föreningen||Division 2||1||0|
|1997||Assyriska Föreningen||Division 2||8||1|
|1998||Assyriska Föreningen||Division 1 Norra||25||9|
|2003/04||Iraklis||Super League Greece||7||2|
|2004/05||Iraklis||Super League Greece||17||2|