Turkey national football team

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Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Ay Yıldızlılar (The Crescent-Stars)[1]
Association Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu (TFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Fatih Terim
Captain Arda Turan[2]
Most caps Rüştü Reçber (120)
Top scorer Hakan Şükür (51)
FIFA code TUR[3]
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 20 Increase 1 (4 February 2016)
Highest 5 (June 2004)
Lowest 67 (October 1993)
First international
 Turkey 2–2 Romania 
(Istanbul, Turkey; October 26, 1923)[4]
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1954)
Best result Third place, 2002
European Championship
Appearances 3 (First in 1996)
Best result Semi-finals, 2008
Summer Olympics
Appearances 6 (First in 1924)
Best result Quarter-final, 1948, 1952
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 four times for the UEFA European Championship, in 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2016. They have reached the semi-finals of three major tournaments: the 2002 World Cup, the 2003 Confederations Cup, and Euro 2008.

History[edit]

Further information: History of Turkish football
Turkey against Romania in 1923.
Turkish team during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification.

Early years[edit]

The Turkish national team played their first ever match against Romania in 1923 drawing 2–2.[5] Turkey played their first ever official match at the 1924 Summer Olympics losing 5–2 to Czechoslovakia.

1950 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Although Turkey qualified for the 1950 World Cup, beating Syria 7–0, they had to withdraw due to financial problems.

1954 FIFA World Cup[edit]

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.[6]

Near misses[edit]

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 both Euro 1972 and Euro 1976. In the 1980s 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.

Euro 1996[edit]

Turkey qualified for Euro 1996, beating both Switzerland and Sweden 2–1 along the way. Turkey 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.

Euro 2000[edit]

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.

2002 FIFA World Cup[edit]

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.[7] Turkey qualified from the group stage with a 3–0 win against China, after drawing 1–1 with Costa Rica.[8][9]

Turkey then faced home team Japan in the second round, beating them 1–0.[10] 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.[11][12][13] 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.[14] Tens of thousands of flag-waving Turkish fans greeted the World Cup squad on their return to Istanbul, where they joined a massive street party at Taksim Square.[15]

2003 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

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.

Euro 2004[edit]

The Turkish team failed to qualify for Euro 2004 on play-offs due to a loss to Latvia after finishing second in their group. This marked a turning point for the national team as new players were introduced to the national team to create a new generation.

2006 FIFA World Cup[edit]

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.

Euro 2008[edit]

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.[16][17][18] Again, Turkey knocked out a host nation – Switzerland – in the group stages for the second time.[19]

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.[20]

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.[21] Both Russia and Turkey were given bronze medals in the dressing rooms after the semi-finals.

2010 FIFA World Cup[edit]

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 topped the group to qualify, winning every game in the process. Coach Fatih Terim announced he would be resigning his post following their failure to qualify.[22]

Euro 2012[edit]

Turkey were drawn in Group A in qualification for UEFA Euro 2012, together with Kazakhstan, Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Azerbaijan. The Turkish team reached the play-offs after beating Azerbaijan 1–0 but got eliminated 3–0 on aggregate by Croatia.

On 14 November 2012, Turkey celebrated their 500th match in a friendly game played against Denmark at the Türk Telekom Arena in Istanbul that ended in 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.[23][24]

2014 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Turkey were drawn in Group D in qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, together with Andorra, Estonia, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Romania finishing 4th.

Euro 2016[edit]

Turkey were drawn in Group A in qualification for UEFA Euro 2016, together with Iceland, Latvia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. The Turkish team qualified for their first major tournament in eight years as the best third-placed team after beating Iceland 1–0, with Selçuk İnan netting a free kick in the 89th minute. The last time the team qualified for the tournament, they finished 3rd by default after losing to Germany 3-2 with a last minute goal by Philipp Lahm.

Fixtures[edit]

The following are Turkey's results over the past 1 year, as well as Turkey's confirmed upcoming fixtures. The national team have not actually lost a football match since mid November 2014, and have become the best mover of the year in the FIFA rankings with almost 400 points.

2015

2016

Coaching staff[edit]

Head Coach Turkey Fatih Terim
Assistant Coach Turkey Abdullah Ercan
Assistant Coach Turkey Vedat İnceefe
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 matches against Qatar on 13 November and against Greece on 17 November 2015.[25]
Caps and goals updated as 17 November 2015 after the match against Greece.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Volkan Babacan (1988-08-12) 12 August 1988 (age 27) 11 0 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir
1GK Mert Günok (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 26) 6 0 Turkey Bursaspor
1GK Mert Akyüz (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Turkey Adanaspor
2DF Gökhan Gönül (1985-01-04) 4 January 1985 (age 31) 53 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe
2DF İsmail Köybaşı (1989-07-10) 10 July 1989 (age 26) 15 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
2DF Serdar Aziz (1990-10-23) 23 October 1990 (age 25) 9 1 Turkey Bursaspor
2DF Şener Özbayraklı (1990-01-23) 23 January 1990 (age 26) 6 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
2DF Emre Taşdemir (1995-08-08) 8 August 1995 (age 20) 4 0 Turkey Bursaspor
2DF Atınç Nukan (1993-07-20) 20 July 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Germany RB Leipzig
2DF Ahmet Yılmaz Çalık (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Turkey Gençlerbirliği S.K.
2DF Çağlar Söyüncü (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Turkey Altınordu S.K.
3MF Arda Turan (Captain) (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 29) 87 16 Spain Barcelona
3MF Mehmet Topal (1986-03-03) 3 March 1986 (age 29) 54 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
3MF Selçuk İnan (1985-02-10) 10 February 1985 (age 31) 48 8 Turkey Galatasaray
3MF Olcay Şahan (1987-05-26) 26 May 1987 (age 28) 21 2 Turkey Beşiktaş
3MF Ozan Tufan (1995-03-23) 23 March 1995 (age 20) 19 1 Turkey Fenerbahçe
3MF Hakan Çalhanoğlu (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 22) 15 4 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
3MF Oğuzhan Özyakup (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 23) 15 1 Turkey Beşiktaş
3MF Alper Potuk (1991-04-08) 8 April 1991 (age 24) 13 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
3MF Yasin Öztekin (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 28) 3 0 Turkey Galatasaray
3MF Emre Çolak (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Galatasaray
3MF Yunus Mallı (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 23) 2 0 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
3MF Okay Yokuşlu (1994-03-09) 9 March 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Turkey Trabzonspor
4FW Burak Yılmaz (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 (age 30) 42 19 China Beijing Guoan
4FW Cenk Tosun (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 24) 5 1 Turkey Beşiktaş

Recent callups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Onur Kıvrak (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 28) 12 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Netherlands, 6 September 2015
GK Ali Şaşal Vural (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Turkey Eskişehirspor v.  Kazakhstan, 12 June 2015
GK Harun Tekin (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Turkey Bursaspor v.  Luxembourg, 31 March 2015
DF Caner Erkin (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 27) 42 2 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Iceland, 13 October 2015
DF Ersan Gülüm (1987-05-17) 17 May 1987 (age 28) 7 0 China Hebei China Fortune v.  Iceland, 13 October 2015
DF Hakan Balta (1983-03-23) 23 March 1983 (age 32) 43 2 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Iceland, 13 October 2015
DF Semih Kaya (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 24) 23 0 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Latvia, 3 September 2015
DF Hasan Ali Kaldırım (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 26) 16 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Kazakhstan, 12 June 2015
DF Mahmut Tekdemir (1988-01-20) 20 January 1988 (age 28) 2 0 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir v.  Kazakhstan, 12 June 2015
DF Ümit Kurt (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Turkey Sivasspor v.  Luxembourg, 31 March 2015
DF Kaan Kanak (1990-10-06) 6 October 1990 (age 25) 0 0 Turkey Eskişehirspor v.  Luxembourg, 31 March 2015
DF Ömer Toprak (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 26) 23 2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Netherlands, 28 March 2015
MF Gökhan Töre (1992-01-20) 20 January 1992 (age 24) 26 0 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Iceland, 13 October 2015
MF Volkan Şen (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 (age 28) 12 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Iceland, 13 October 2015
MF Mehmet Ekici (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 25) 12 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Netherlands, 6 September 2015
MF Yusuf Erdoğan (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 23) 0 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Latvia, 3 September 2015
MF Eren Albayrak (1991-04-23) 23 April 1991 (age 24) 1 0 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor v.  Luxembourg, 31 March 2015
MF Emre Belözoğlu (1980-09-07) 7 September 1980 (age 35) 94 9 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir v.  Netherlands, 28 March 2015
MF Hamit Altıntop (1982-12-08) 8 December 1982 (age 33) 82 7 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Netherlands, 28 March 2015
FW Umut Bulut (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 32) 38 10 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Iceland, 13 October 2015
FW Mevlüt Erdinç (1987-02-25) 25 February 1987 (age 28) 33 8 France EA Guingamp v.  Iceland, 13 October 2015
FW Batuhan Karadeniz (1991-04-24) 24 April 1991 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Sivasspor v.  Netherlands, 6 September 2015
FW Muhammet Demir (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Trabzonspor v.  Bulgaria, 8 June 2015
FW Enes Ünal (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Netherlands NAC Breda v.  Luxembourg, 31 March 2015
FW Colin Kazim-Richards (1986-08-26) 26 August 1986 (age 29) 37 2 Scotland Celtic v.  Netherlands, 28 March 2015

INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.

Previous squads[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

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
United Kingdom 2012
Total Quarter-final 6/23 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 Azerbaijan stamp for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

3rd Third place (1): 2002

3rd Third place (1): 2003

3rd Semi-finals (1): 2008

Player history[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Players in bold are still active.[26]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Rüştü Reçber 1994–2010 120 0
2 Hakan Şükür 1992–2007 112 51
3 Bülent Korkmaz 1990–2005 102 3
4 Tugay Kerimoğlu 1990–2007 94 2
5 Emre Belözoğlu 2000- 94 9
6 Alpay Özalan 1995–2005 90 4
7 Arda Turan 2006- 87 16
8 Hamit Altıntop 2004- 82 7
9 Tuncay Şanlı 2002-2010 80 22
10 Ogün Temizkanoğlu 1990–2002 76 5

Top goalscorers[edit]

Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone. Bold indicates still active players.[27]

# Name Career Goals Caps Rate
1 Hakan Şükür 1992–2007
51
112
0.46
2 Tuncay Şanlı 2003–2010
22
80
0.28
3 Lefter Küçükandonyadis 1948–1963
21
46
0.46
4 Metin Oktay 1956–1968
19
36
0.53
Cemil Turan 1969–1979
19
44
0.43
Nihat Kahveci 2000–2011
19
68
0.28
Burak Yılmaz 2006–
19
42
0.45
8 Arda Turan 2006–
16
87
0.18
9 Zeki Rıza Sporel 1923–1932
15
16
0.94
10 Ertuğrul Sağlam 1993–1998
11
26
0.42
Arif Erdem 1993–2004
11
60
0.18

Past managers[edit]

As of 13 November 2015
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 24 16 3 5 46 23 62.0

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.[28]

Kit History[edit]

The Turkey's official kit suppiler is currently produced by Nike since 2003. 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

Gallery[edit]

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