Turkey national under-21 football team

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Turkey Under-21
Nickname(s) Ümit Milli
Association Turkish Football Federation
Head coach Tolunay Kafkas
Captain Emre Çolak
Most caps Semih Şentürk (83)
Top scorer Semih Şentürk (42)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Turkey Turkey U-21 3-1 Egypt U-21 Egypt
(Ankara; October 28, 1950)
Biggest win
Turkey Turkey U-21 5-0 Austria U-21 Austria
(Istanbul; November 15, 1983)
Biggest defeat
Turkey Turkey U-21 0-7 Germany U-21 Germany
(October 25, 1983)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2000)
Best result Groupstage

Turkey's national Under-21 football team (Turkish: Ümit Milli Futbol Takımı), also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.

History[edit]

This team is for Turkish players aged 21 or under at the start of a two-year European Under-21 Football Championship campaign, so players can be, and often are, up to 23 years old. Also in existence are teams for Under-20s (for non-UEFA tournaments), Under-19s and Under 17s. As long as they are eligible, players can play at any level, making it possible to play for the U-21s, senior side and again for the U-21s, as Oğuzhan Özyakup has done recently. It is also possible to play for one country at youth level and another at senior level (providing the player is eligible).

Competitive Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record[edit]

Edition Round MP W D* L GF GA
No host 1978 Did Not Qualify
No host 1980
No host 1982
No host 1984
No host 1986
No host 1988
No host 1990
No host 1992
France 1994
Spain 1996
Romania 1998
Slovakia 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
Switzerland 2002 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2004
Portugal 2006
Netherlands 2007
Sweden 2009
Denmark 2011
Israel 2013
Czech Republic 2015
Poland 2017
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-out.

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was named for the friendly match against Slovakia at on March 29, 2016.[1]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alperen Uysal (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Turkey Gaziantepspor
12 1GK Gökhan Akkan (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor
2 2DF Emre Uğur Uruç (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 23) 7 0 Turkey Adanaspor
3 2DF Emre Taşdemir (1995-08-08) 8 August 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Turkey Bursaspor
4 2DF Emre Can Coşkun (1994-06-07) 7 June 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Turkey Giresunspor (on loan from Galatasaray)
5 2DF Hakan Çinemre (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 23) 10 0 Turkey Gaziantepspor (on loan from Fenerbahçe)
14 2DF Kaan Ayhan (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 22) 8 1 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
16 2DF Umut Meraş (1995-12-20) 20 December 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Turkey Boluspor
6 3MF Okay Yokuşlu (1994-03-09) 9 March 1994 (age 23) 13 0 Turkey Trabzonspor
7 3MF Emre Mor (1997-07-24) 24 July 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
8 3MF İrfan Kahveci (1995-07-15) 15 July 1995 (age 21) 8 0 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir
10 3MF Salih Uçan (1994-01-06) 6 January 1994 (age 23) 13 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
11 3MF Bilal Başaçıkoğlu (1995-03-26) 26 March 1995 (age 22) 9 1 Netherlands Feyenoord
13 3MF Cenk Şahin (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 22) 10 1 Germany St. Pauli
15 3MF Uygar Mert Zeybek (1995-06-04) 4 June 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe
18 3MF Orkan Çınar (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Turkey Gaziantepspor (on loan from Greuther Fürth)
9 4FW Kenan Karaman (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 (age 23) 5 1 Germany Hannover 96
17 4FW Enes Ünal (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 20) 13 3 Netherlands FC Twente

Former squads[edit]

Former players[edit]

Former Coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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