Turkey national football B team

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Turkey B
Nickname(s) Ay Yıldızlar (The Crescent Stars)
Association Turkish Football Federation
Head coach Gökhan Keskin
Asst coach Zeki Önatlı
Most caps Tevfik Köse
Ferhat Kiraz
Kemal Tokak (8)
Top scorer Veysel Sarı (4)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Turkey Turkey A2 2 – 1 Germany B Germany
(Mönchengladbach, Germany; 6 September 2002)
Biggest win
Turkey Turkey A2 5 – 0 Estonia U23 Estonia
(Adana, Turkey; 29 February 2012)
Biggest defeat
Denmark Denmark U/21 4 –0 Turkey A2 Turkey
(Vejle, Denmark; 6 June 2011)

The Turkey national football B team, also known as the Turkey A2 national football team is a reserve team for the Turkey national football team. It features players from the A2 Ligi. The team played their first match in 2002 at the 2003 Future Cup. They have played 23 matches, winning eleven, drawing eight, and losing four.[1] The team is currently coached by Gökhan Keskin.

History[edit]

The A2 team was seldom used from the foundation in 2002 until 2008.[1]

When Guus Hiddink took over the senior squad, he re-introduced the reserve squad. The team came together for their first camp in Istanbul in November 2010. The team played their first matches against Belarus in February 2011.[2]

The team participated in the 2012 Toulon Tournament from 23 May to 1 June.[3] They finished in second place after losing the final to Mexico.[4] They also won the 2011–13 International Challenge Trophy.

At the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia, the team took the bronze medal defeating the squad of Saudi Arabia 2-1.[5]

Results and statistics[edit]

Overall record as of September 29, 2013: 28 matches played, 13 wins, 10 draws, 5 losses.

Most appearances and goals[edit]

Appearances
Player Caps Goals
Tevfik Köse 8 3
Ferhat Kiraz 8 0
Kemal Tokak 8 0
Kağan Söylemezgiller 7 0
Necati Ateş 6 3
Goals
Player Goals Caps
Yakup Alkan 5 5
Veysel Sarı 4 4
Ersen Martin 3 5
Necati Ateş 3 6
Tevfik Köse 3 8
Erdi Güncan 3 5
Melih Rahman Nişancı 1 5
Okan Baydemir 1 5
İbrahim Hırçın 1 5
Samet Katanalp 1 5
Oğuzhan Durmuş Çeşmeli 1 5
Ali Say 1 5
Orkun Dervişler 1 5

Squads[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The squad as of September 11, 2013, which participated at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia from September 22 to October 1, 2013.[6]

Coach: Ersoy Sandalcı

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Cantuğ Temel (1994-06-10) 10 June 1994 (age 20) Turkey İstanbul Güngörenspor
1GK Göktuğ Yapıcı (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 22) Turkey Erdekspor
1GK Hayrullah Mert Akyüz (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 21) Turkey Payas Belediyespor
2DF Abdurrahman Ayhanoğlu (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 21) Turkey Denizlispor
2DF Ali Say (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 21) Turkey Karşıyaka S.K.
2DF Cebrail Karayel (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 20) Turkey Adliyespor
2DF Fatih Soyatık (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 21) Turkey Denizlispor
2DF İbrahim Hırçın (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 22) Turkey Turgutluspor
2DF Mehmet Taşçı (1992-02-04) 4 February 1992 (age 23) Turkey MKE Ankaragücü
2DF Orkun Dervişler (1991-08-07) 7 August 1991 (age 23) Turkey Beylerbeyi S.K.
2DF Rasimcan Değirmenci (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 22) Turkey Ofspor
2DF Uğur Balkanlı (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 23) Turkey Ramispor
3MF Ahmet Güney (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 21) Turkey Sivasspor
3MF Emre Akbaba (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 (age 22) Turkey Alanyaspor
3MF Erdi Güncan (1994-06-15) 15 June 1994 (age 20) Turkey İstanbulspor A.Ş.
3MF Halil İbrahim Tuna (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 21) Turkey Altınordu S.K.
3MF Okan Baydemir (1990-03-26) 26 March 1990 (age 24) Turkey Tuzlaspor
3MF Ömerül Faruk İşler (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 20) Turkey Ümraniyespor
3MF Ozan Arif Önal (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 21) Turkey Erzurum BB Spor
3MF Samet Katanalp (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 (age 23) Turkey Bugsaşspor
4FW Ahmet Dereli (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 22) Turkey Adanaspor
4FW Melih Rahman Nişancı (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 20) Turkey Sarıyerspor
4FW Oğuzhan Durmuş Çeşmeli (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 22) Turkey Batman Petrolspor
4FW Yakup Alkan (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 23) Turkey Tuzlaspor

Former squads[edit]

Statistics as of 3 June 2012.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ertuğrul Taşkıran (1989-11-05) 5 November 1989 (age 25) 4 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
12 1GK Ozan Evrim Özenc (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Turkey Denizli Belediyespor
2 2DF Berat Çetinkaya (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Sakaryaspor
3 2DF İshak Doğan (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 24) 3 0 Turkey MKE Ankaragücü
5 2DF Hikmet Balioğlu (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Turkey Manisaspor
13 2DF Kemal Tokak (1989-04-25) 25 April 1989 (age 25) 8 0 Turkey Samsunspor
19 2DF Furkan Şeker (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
6 3MF Kağan Söylemezgiller (1988-03-04) 4 March 1988 (age 26) 7 0 Turkey Karabükspor
7 3MF Ferhat Kiraz (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 26) 8 0 Turkey Bursaspor
8 3MF Salih Dursun (1991-07-12) 12 July 1991 (age 23) 3 0 Turkey Sakaryaspor
11 3MF Eren Tozlu (1990-12-27) 27 December 1990 (age 24) 2 1 Turkey Giresunspor
14 3MF Bülent Cevahir (1992-02-13) 13 February 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Turkey Manisaspor
15 3MF Abdülkadir Kayalı (1991-01-30) 30 January 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Orduspor
16 3MF İsmail Haktan Odabaşı (1991-08-07) 7 August 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Turkey Bursaspor
18 3MF Necip Uysal (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 24) 4 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
20 3MF Erkan Kaş (1991-09-10) 10 September 1991 (age 23) 3 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
9 4FW Tevfik Köse (1988-07-12) 12 July 1988 (age 26) 8 3 Turkey İstanbul B.B.
10 4FW Emre Güral (1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 25) 5 2 Turkey Bucaspor
17 4FW Ali Kuçik (1991-06-17) 17 June 1991 (age 23) 5 0 Turkey Göztepe

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A2 TFF". tff.org. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "TFF to introduce A2 national team". tff.org. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "A2 National Team squad named for Toulon Tournament". tff.org. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "A2s finish Toulon Tournament in 2nd place". tff.org. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bronz madalyayı kaptık". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  6. ^ "U23 Milli Takımı'nın İslami Dayanışma Oyunları aday kadrosu açıklandı" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2013-10-05.