Bakary Sako (born 26 April 1988) is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Denizlispor and the Mali national team.
Sako had been with Châteauroux since 2001, joining the club as an academy player. He made his league debut on the final matchday of the 2005–06 Ligue 2 season coming on as a half-time substitute in a 4–1 victory over Bastia. Following the season, he signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a three-year deal. He was promoted to the senior squad and assigned the number 26 shirt.
During the next two seasons, Sako was limited to mostly substitute appearances. He did score his first league goal, during the 2007–08 season, in a 1–2 defeat against Brest. During the 2008–09 season Sako became an integral part of the team, helping the club narrowly avoid relegation on the final day.
On 9 July 2009, Sako departed Châteauroux for Ligue 1 club AS Saint-Étienne, where he signed a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee
On 5 August 2015, Sako joined Premier League side Crystal Palace on a three-year contract following his release from Wolves. He scored his first goal for the club on his full debut against Aston Villa on 22 August 2015. Sako then scored again the following week away to Chelsea, in a 2-1 win, which was Jose Mourinho's second ever loss at Stamford Bridge. Sako also assisted the second goal scored by Joel Ward.