Turkey national football B team
|Nickname(s)||Ay Yıldızlar (The Crescent Stars)|
|Association||Turkish Football Federation|
|Head coach||Gökhan Keskin|
|Asst coach||Zeki Önatlı|
|Most caps||Tevfik Köse
Kemal Tokak (8)
|Top scorer||Veysel Sarı (4)|
| Turkey A2 2 – 1 Germany B
(Mönchengladbach, Germany; 6 September 2002)
| Turkey A2 5 – 0 Estonia U23
(Adana, Turkey; 29 February 2012)
| Denmark U/21 4 –0 Turkey A2
(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. The team is currently coached by Gökhan Keskin.
The A2 team was seldom used from the foundation in 2002 until 2008.
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.
The team participated in the 2012 Toulon Tournament from 23 May to 1 June. They finished in second place after losing the final to Mexico. They also won the 2011–13 International Challenge Trophy.
Results and statistics
Overall record as of September 29, 2013: 28 matches played, 13 wins, 10 draws, 5 losses.
Most appearances and goals
|Melih Rahman Nişancı||1||5|
|Oğuzhan Durmuş Çeşmeli||1||5|
Coach: Ersoy Sandalcı
Statistics as of 3 June 2012.
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