Turkey national football team

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Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Ay Yıldızlılar (The Crescent-Stars)
Association Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu (TFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Fatih Terim
Asst coach Hamza Hamzaoğlu
Captain Arda Turan
Most caps Rüştü Reçber (120)
Top scorer Hakan Şükür (51)
FIFA code TUR
FIFA ranking 38 Increase +4
Highest FIFA ranking 5 (June 2004)
Lowest FIFA ranking 67 (October 1993)
Elo ranking 36
Highest Elo ranking 9 (November 2002)
Lowest Elo ranking 82 (November 1985)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Turkey Turkey 2–2 Romania 
(Istanbul, Turkey; October 26, 1923)[1]
Biggest win

Turkey Turkey 7–0 Syria 
(Ankara, Turkey; November 20, 1949)

South Korea South Korea 0–7 Turkey Turkey
(Geneva, Switzerland; June 20, 1954)
Turkey Turkey 7–0 San Marino 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 10 November 1996)
Biggest defeat
 Poland 8–0 Turkey Turkey
(Chorzów, Poland; April 24, 1968)
Turkey Turkey 0–8 England 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 14 November 1984)
 England 8–0 Turkey Turkey
(London, England; 14 October 1987)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1954)
Best result Third place, 2002
European Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 1996)
Best result Semi-finals, 2008
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2003)
Best result Third place, 2003

The Turkey national football team (Turkish: Türkiye Millî Futbol Takımı) represents Turkey in association football and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Turkey. They are affiliated with UEFA.

Turkey has qualified three times for the World Cup finals, in 1950, 1954, and 2002, although they withdrew from the 1950 event. Turkey has also qualified three times for the UEFA European Championship, in 1996, 2000 and 2008. They have reached the semi-finals of three major tournaments: the 2002 World Cup, the 2003 Confederations Cup, and Euro 2008.

History[edit]

Statue of Metin Oktay, who scored the third goal in the 3-1 victory against the Magical Magyars in 1956.
Turkish team during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification.

The Turkish national team played their first ever match against Romania in 1923 drawing 2–2.[2] Turkey played their first ever official match at the 1924 Summer Olympics losing 5-2 to Czechoslovakia. Although Turkey qualified for the 1950 World Cup, beating Syria 7–0, they had to withdraw due to financial problems. Turkey then qualified for the 1954 World Cup after a play-off with Spain. The Turkish team first lost 4–1 to Spain, but a 1–0 win a few days later initiated a replay. On that occasion, they tied 2–2 after, booking their place after a coin toss. Turkey was put in a group along with Hungary and West Germany. The Turks, however, never played Hungary due to the tournament format, and a 4–1 defeat by the Germans was followed by Turkey carrying out a 7–0 win over South Korea. Turkey lost the play-off to West Germany 7–2. In 1956 Turkey did however play Hungary, in a friendly match in Istanbul, beating what was one of the strongest teams of the era 3–1.[3]

Despite the introduction of a national league, and showings by Turkish clubs in European competition, the 1960s would be a barren time for the national team. The 1970s saw Turkey holding back in the World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, but the team was a point too short to qualify for Euro 1972 and Euro 1976. The Turkish team also suffered their worst defeats with 8–0 scorelines against Poland and twice against England. Yet the 1990 World Cup qualifiers would mark a turning point for Turkish football, with Turkey only missing out on qualification in the final game.

Turkey qualified for Euro 1996, beating both Switzerland and Sweden 2–1 along the way. At Euro 1996, they lost all their matches without scoring a single goal. They did, however, go home with an award: the fair-play award, given to Alpay Özalan. Turkey qualified for Euro 2000 after winning a play-off against Ireland. Turkey lost their first match 2–1 to Italy, they drew their second match against Sweden 0–0, and beat host nation Belgium 2–0, making it the first time in the history of the European Championship that a host nation had been eliminated in the first round, brought Turkey into the last eight of the tournament where they were beaten 2–0 by Portugal.

For the 2002 FIFA World Cup Turkey finished second in their qualifying group, despite starting well and being the favourites to top the group. They lost 2–1 to Sweden in the crucial match that would decide the top spot. The Turks were forced to play the play-offs against Austria. They defeated the Austrians 6–0 on aggregate and booked their place at the finals. The Turkish team started the 2002 World Cup with a 2–1 defeat against eventual winners Brazil.[4] Turkey qualified from the group stage with a 3–0 win against China, after drawing 1–1 with Costa Rica.[5][6]

Turkey then faced home team Japan in the second round, beating them 1–0.[7] The Turkish team continued their run, as they beat Senegal 1–0 on a golden goal to book their place in the semi-finals where a 1–0 defeat against eventual tournament winners Brazil forced them to play the third place match, and a bronze medal was won after a 3–2 victory over the South Korean team.[8][9][10] Hakan Şükür scored Turkey's first goal in 10.8 seconds, even when the South Koreans kicked off first. It was the fastest goal in World Cup history.[11] Tens of thousands of flag-waving Turkish fans greeted the World Cup squad on their return to Istanbul, were they joined a massive street party at Taksim Square.[12]

In the summer of 2003, Turkey reached third place at the 2003 Confederations Cup. In the group stages, they drew 2–2 against Brazil, eliminating them from the tournament. Turkey lost to eventual tournament winners France 3–2 in the semi-final match. Turkey then defeated Colombia 2–1 to win the bronze medal. The Turkish team failed to qualify for Euro 2004 on play-offs due to a loss to Latvia after finishing second in their group.

The Turkish team once again narrowly missed out on the World Cup finals after failing to win a play-off, this time on away goals against Switzerland, again after finishing second in their group. There were scenes of violence after the game on and off the pitch where the Turkish team brawled with Swiss players down the tunnel.

Turkey qualified for their first international tournament in six years by finishing second behind Greece in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group C to reach the European Championships. They were placed alongside Switzerland, Portugal, and the Czech Republic in Group A. In their first match, they played Portugal and were beaten 2–0, but wins over Switzerland (2–1) and Czech Republic (3–2) – both secured by late goals – brought qualification for the knockout stages.[13][14][15] Again, Turkey knocked out a host nation – Switzerland – in the group stages for the second time.[16]

The quarter-final against Croatia was goalless after 90 minutes, and Croatia led 1–0 in the final minute of extra time, but another late Turkish goal by forward Semih Şentürk brought the game to penalties. The goal raised some controversy with Croatia fans and Croatia's coach, Slaven Bilić, who claimed that the goal had been scored after extra time had elapsed. This complaint, however, was overruled, and the game went into penalties. Turkey beat out Croatia in penalties 3–1.[17]

They went into the semi-final against Germany with just 14 outfield players available as a result of injuries and suspensions, but scored first and were drawing 2–2 in the last minute of the match, until Germany scored a third goal in the last few seconds and Turkey was thus eliminated.[18] Both Russia and Turkey were given bronze medals in the dressing rooms after the semi-finals.

For the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Turkey had a mixed qualifying campaign, finishing with 15 points and missing out on a play-off place to Bosnia and Herzegovina with 19 points. Spain won Group 5 to qualify, winning every game in the process. Coach Fatih Terim announced he would be resigning his post following their failure to qualify.[19]

Turkey were drawn in Group A in qualification for UEFA Euro 2012, together with Kazakhstan, Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Azerbaijan.

On 14 November 2012, Turkey national team celebrated their 500th match of the 89 year history in a friendly game played against Denmark at the Türk Telekom Arena in Istanbul that ended by a 1:1 draw. Before the match, footballers and coaches, who contributed to the national team's success in the past, were honored. Turkish pop singer Hadise, who wore a national team jersey with the number 500, gave a mini concert.[20][21]

Fixtures[edit]

Last game

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach Turkey Fatih Terim
Assistant Coach Turkey Hamza Hamzaoğlu
Fitness Coach Spain Julen Masach
Goalkeeping Coach Turkey Alper Boğuşlu
National Team Manager Turkey Mustafa Eröğüt
Team Doctor Turkey Sarper Çetinkaya

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up to the squad for the Friendly match against Sweden on March 5, 2014.[22] Caps and goals updated as March 5, 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Volkan Demirel (1981-10-27) 27 October 1981 (age 32) 62 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
23 1GK Onur Kıvrak (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 26) 8 0 Turkey Trabzonspor
12 1GK Tolga Zengin (1983-10-10) 10 October 1983 (age 30) 7 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
7 2DF Gökhan Gönül (1985-01-04) 4 January 1985 (age 29) 41 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe
21 2DF Ömer Toprak (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 24) 19 2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
2 2DF Semih Kaya (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 23) 17 0 Turkey Galatasaray
22 2DF Ersan Gülüm (1987-05-17) 17 May 1987 (age 26) 4 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
5 2DF Uğur Demirok (1988-07-08) 8 July 1988 (age 25) 1 0 Turkey Akhisar Belediyespor
3 2DF İshak Doğan (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Turkey Kardemir Karabükspor
4 2DF Birol Parlak (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Turkey Fethiyespor
14 3MF Arda Turan (captain) (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 27) 72 14 Spain Atlético Madrid
10 3MF Nuri Şahin (1988-09-05) 5 September 1988 (age 25) 44 2 Germany Borussia Dortmund
15 3MF Mehmet Topal (1986-03-03) 3 March 1986 (age 28) 40 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
8 3MF Selçuk İnan (1985-02-10) 10 February 1985 (age 29) 33 4 Turkey Galatasaray
18 3MF Caner Erkin (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 25) 27 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe
11 3MF Olcay Şahan (1987-05-26) 26 May 1987 (age 26) 11 1 Turkey Beşiktaş
6 3MF Alper Potuk (1991-04-08) 8 April 1991 (age 23) 9 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
20 3MF Olcan Adın (1985-09-30) 30 September 1985 (age 28) 4 1 Turkey Trabzonspor
24 3MF Tarık Çamdal (1991-03-24) 24 March 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Turkey Eskişehirspor
16 3MF Murat Duruer (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 26) 1 0 Turkey Antalyaspor
3MF Tolga Ciğerci (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Hertha BSC
17 4FW Burak Yılmaz (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 (age 28) 34 13 Turkey Galatasaray
9 4FW Umut Bulut (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 31) 30 9 Turkey Galatasaray
19 4FW Mevlüt Erdinç (1987-02-25) 25 February 1987 (age 27) 27 6 France Saint-Étienne
13 4FW Adem Büyük (1987-08-30) 30 August 1987 (age 26) 2 0 Turkey Kasımpaşa

Recent callups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Turkey squad within the last twelve months.[23][24]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Zeki Ayvaz (1989-10-01) 1 October 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
GK Serkan Kırıntılı (1985-02-15) 15 February 1985 (age 29) 0 0 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
GK Sinan Bolat (1988-09-03) 3 September 1988 (age 25) 6 0 Turkey Kayserispor v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
GK Mert Günok (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 25) 5 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
GK Cenk Gönen (1988-02-21) 21 February 1988 (age 26) 2 0 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
DF Uğur Çiftçi (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Turkey Gençlerbirliği v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
DF Aykut Demir (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 25) 1 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
DF Koray Altınay (1991-10-11) 11 October 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
DF Serdar Aziz (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Turkey Bursaspor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
DF Hasan Ali Kaldırım (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 24) 16 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Netherlands, 15 October 2013
DF Bekir İrtegün (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 30) 9 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Ghana, 14 August 2013
DF Serdar Kurtuluş (1987-07-23) 23 July 1987 (age 26) 6 0 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Ghana, 14 August 2013
DF Gökhan Zan (1981-09-07) 7 September 1981 (age 32) 36 0 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
DF Veysel Sarı (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 25) 2 1 Turkey Eskişehirspor v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
MF Gökhan Töre (1992-01-20) 20 January 1992 (age 22) 19 0 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Sercan Sararer (1989-11-27) 27 November 1989 (age 24) 12 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Oğuzhan Özyakup (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 21) 4 0 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Bilal Kısa (1983-06-22) 22 June 1983 (age 30) 3 0 Turkey Akhisar Belediyespor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Emre Çolak (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 22) 1 0 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Aytaç Kara (1993-03-23) 23 March 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Turkey Eskişehirspor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Salih Uçan (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Aydın Karabulut (1988-01-25) 25 January 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Turkey Sivasspor v.  Belarus, 19 November 2013
MF Hakan Çalhanoğlu (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Hamburger SV v.  Netherlands, 15 October 2013
MF Salih Dursun (1992-07-12) 12 July 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Turkey Kayserispor v.  Netherlands, 15 October 2013
MF Emre Belözoğlu (1980-09-07) 7 September 1980 (age 33) 91 9 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Ghana, 14 August 2013
MF Hamit Altıntop (1982-12-08) 8 December 1982 (age 31) 80 8 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Ghana, 14 August 2013
MF Mehmet Ekici (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 24) 9 0 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Ghana, 14 August 2013
MF Kerim Frei (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 20) 4 0 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
MF Soner Aydoğdu (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
MF Sefa Yılmaz (1990-02-14) 14 February 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Kayserispor v.  Slovenia, 31 May 2013
FW Mustafa Pektemek (1988-08-11) 11 August 1988 (age 25) 7 1 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Netherlands, 15 October 2013
FW Cenk Tosun (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 22) 1 0 Turkey Gaziantepspor v.  Netherlands, 15 October 2013

Previous squads[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

Turkey national football team against Hungary in the Taksim Stadium (22 April 1932)

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympic Games Record
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 1924 Round 1 13th 1 0 0 1 2 5
Netherlands 1928 Round 1 14th 1 0 0 1 1 7
Nazi Germany 1936 Round 1 15th 1 0 0 1 0 1
United Kingdom 1948 Quarter-final 6th 2 1 0 1 5 3
Finland 1952 Quarter-final 8th 2 1 0 1 3 8
Australia 1956 Withdrew
Italy 1960 Round 1 14th 3 0 1 2 3 10
Japan 1964 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984 Withdrew
South Korea 1988 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Total 6/23 6th 10 2 1 7 14 34

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003 Third Place 3rd 5 2 1 2 8 8 Squad
Germany 2005 Did Not Qualify
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Total Third Place 1/9 5 2 1 2 8 8 -

Honours[edit]

Turkey national football team on an Azerbaijani stamp for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

3 Third place (1): 2002

3 Third place (1): 2003

3 Semi-finals (1): 2008

Player history[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Players in bold are still active.[25]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Rüştü Reçber 1994–2012 120 0
2 Hakan Şükür 1992–2008 112 51
3 Bülent Korkmaz 1990–2005 102 2
4 Tugay Kerimoğlu 1990–2007 94 2
5 Emre Belözoğlu 2000- 91 9
6 Alpay Özalan 1995–2005 87 4
7 Tuncay Şanlı 2002–2010 80 22
= Hamit Altıntop 2004- 80 8
9 Ogün Temizkanoğlu 1990–2002 76 5
10 Abdullah Ercan 1992–2003 71 0
= Arda Turan 2006- 71 14

Top goalscorers[edit]

Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone. Bold indicates still active players.[25]

# Name Career Goals Caps Rate
1 Hakan Şükür 1992–2008
51
112
0.46
2 Tuncay Şanlı 2002–2010
22
80
0.28
3 Lefter Küçükandonyadis 1948–1963
21
46
0.46
4 Metin Oktay 1956–1965
19
36
0.53
Cemil Turan 1969–1979
19
44
0.43
Nihat Kahveci 2000–2010
19
69
0.28
7 Zeki Rıza Sporel 1923–1932
15
16
0.94
8 Arda Turan 2006–
14
71
0.20
9 Burak Yılmaz 2006-
13
33
0.39
10 Ertuğrul Sağlam 1993–1997
11
26
0.42
Arif Erdem 1994–2003
11
60
0.18

Past managers[edit]

As of 6 March 2014
Manager Career Start Career End Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Win %
Germany Piontek, SeppSepp Piontek 27/5/1990 28/4/1993 27 4 8 15 22 50 14.8
Turkey Terim, FatihFatih Terim 27/10/1993 19/6/1996 33 17 8 8 47 36 51.5
Turkey Denizli, MustafaMustafa Denizli 14/8/1996 24/6/2000 31 11 9 11 45 38 35.5
Turkey Güneş, ŞenolŞenol Güneş 16/8/2000 18/2/2004 50 23 13 14 72 50 46.0
Turkey Karaman, ÜnalÜnal Karaman 31/3/2004 31/3/2004 1 0 1 0 2 2 00.0
Turkey Yanal, ErsunErsun Yanal 28/4/2004 8/6/2005 15 8 4 3 29 14 53.3
Turkey Terim, FatihFatih Terim 17/8/2005 14/10/2009 58 26 18 14 86 71 39.7
Turkey Çetin, OğuzOğuz Çetin 3/3/2010 29/5/2010 4 3 0 1 7 3 75.0
Netherlands Hiddink, GuusGuus Hiddink 1/8/2010 15/11/2011 16 7 4 5 18 15 43.7
Turkey Avcı, AbdullahAbdullah Avcı 17/11/2011 20/08/2013 18 6 4 8 26 26 33.3
Turkey Terim, FatihFatih Terim 22/08/2013 7 6 0 1 11 3 85.7

Decoration[edit]

In 2002, the national team was honored with the Turkish "State Medal of Distinguished Service" for its third place achievement at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. All the team members, coaches and officials were bestowed by a medal.[26]

Kit History[edit]

The Turkey's official kit suppiler is currently produced by Nike, Inc. It is all-red with white details to reflect the colours of the Turkish national flag. Before that briefly the former kit suppiler were German company Adidas (1925-2003).

Classical home kit
1996-1997 Home
1996-1997 Away
1998-2000 Home
1998-2000 Away
2000-2001 Home
2000-2001 Away
2002-2003 Home
2002-2003 Away
2003 Home
2003 Away
2004-2005 Home
2004-2005 Away
2006-2007 Home
2006-2007 Away
2008-2009 Home
2008 Away
2009 Away
2010-2011 Home
2010-2011 Away

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