Turkey national football team

men's national association football team representing Turkey

The Turkish national football team is the national football team of the Republic of Turkey and is worked by the Turkish Football Federation. They are in association with UEFA.

Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Ay-Yıldızlılar
(The Crescent-Stars)[1]
AssociationTürkiye Futbol Federasyonu (TFF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachŞenol Güneş[2]
CaptainBurak Yılmaz
Most capsRüştü Reçber (120)
Top scorerHakan Şükür (51)
FIFA codeTUR[3]
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 29 Steady (27 May 2021)[4]
Highest5 (June 2004)
Lowest67 (October 1993)
First international
 Turkey 2–2 Romania 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 26 October 1923)[5]
Biggest win
 Turkey 7–0 Syria 
(Ankara, Turkey; 20 November 1949)
 Turkey 7–0 South Korea 
(Geneva, Switzerland; 20 June 1954)
 Turkey 7–0 San Marino 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 10 November 1996)
Biggest defeat
 Poland 8–0 Turkey 
(Chorzów, Poland; 24 April 1968)
 Turkey 0–8 England 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 14 November 1984)
 England 8–0 Turkey 
(London, England; 14 October 1987)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1954)
Best resultThird place (2002)
European Championship
Appearances5 (first in 1996)
Best resultSemi-finals (2008)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2003)
Best resultThird place (2003)
The Turkish national football team (2016)
Turkish team during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualification.
Nuri Şahin is the youngest player to have made a goal.

Turkey has a footballing tradition that has been bad. In World Cup competition Turkey has qualified three times for the 1950, 1954, and 2002 editions. Turkey failed to make an appearance for the 1950 World Cup because they withdrew.

Turkey made it to the semi-finals during the UEFA Euro 2008, but then lost to Germany.

SquadEdit

2011Edit

2021Edit

Most appearancesEdit

Updated on 16 June 2021

# Name Caps Goals Career
1 Rüştü Reçber 120 0 1994–2012
2 Hakan Şükür 112 51 1992–2007
3 Bülent Korkmaz 102 3 1990–2005
4 Emre Belözoğlu 101 9 2000–2019
5 Arda Turan 100 17 2006–2017
6 Tugay Kerimoğlu 94 2 1990–2007
7 Alpay Özalan 90 4 1995–2005
8 Hamit Altıntop 82 7 2004–2014
9 Mehmet Topal 81 2 2008–2018
10 Tuncay Şanlı 80 22 2002–2010

* Players in bold are still active.

Top scorersEdit

Updated on 16 June 2021

# Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Hakan Şükür 51 112 0.46 1992–2007
2 Burak Yılmaz 29 69 0.42 2006–
3 Tuncay Şanlı 22 80 0.28 2003–2010
4 Lefter Küçükandonyadis 21 46 0.46 1948–1963
5 Metin Oktay 19 36 0.53 1956–1968
Cemil Turan 19 44 0.43 1969–1979
Nihat Kahveci 19 68 0.28 2000–2011
8 Cenk Tosun 18 45 0.4 2013–
9 Arda Turan 17 100 0.17 2006–2017
10 Zeki Rıza Sporel 15 16 0.94 1923–1932
  • Players in bold are still active.

Recent GamesEdit

Type of Game Date Home Team Result Away Team
2022 FIFA World Cup qual. 27 March 2021 Norway   0–3   Turkey
2022 FIFA World Cup qual. 30 March 2021 Turkey   3–3   Latvia
Friendly 27 May 2021 Turkey   2–1   Azerbaijan
Friendly 31 May 2021 Turkey   0–0   Guinea
Friendly 3 June 2021 Turkey   2–0   Moldova
UEFA Euro 2020 11 June 2021 Turkey   0–3   Italy
UEFA Euro 2020 16 June 2021 Turkey   0–2   Wales
UEFA Euro 2020 20 June 2021 Switzerland    3–1   Turkey
2022 FIFA World Cup qual. 1 September 2021 Turkey   v.   Montenegro
2022 FIFA World Cup qual. 4 September 2021 Gibraltar   v.   Turkey
2022 FIFA World Cup qual. 7 September 2021 Netherlands   v.   Turkey
  • Green means that the team won.
  • Yellow means the team had a draw.
  • Red means the team lost.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Turkey sneak through as best third-placed team". UEFA. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. Beşiktaş boss Şenol Güneş appointed Turkey national team coach
  3. Jeffree, Iain (6 August 2015). "FIFA Country Codes". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  5. Since the Republic was not formally declared by the time of the event, the game was played between Romania and TFF. The city also was not consistently known as Istanbul in the English speaking world until 1930
  6. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

Other websitesEdit