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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 national football team
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 good and 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.

Current SquadEdit

Most appearancesEdit

Updated on October 1, 2011

# Name Caps Goals
1 Rüştü Reçber 120 0
2 Hakan Şükür 112 51
3 Bülent Korkmaz 102 2
4 Tugay Kerimoğlu 94 2
5 Alpay Özalan 90 4
6 Tuncay Şanlı 80 22
7 Emre Belözoğlu 78 8
8 Ogün Temizkanoglu 76 5
9 Abdullah Ercan 71 0
10 Oğuz Çetin 70 3
  • Players in bold are still active.

Top scorersEdit

Updated on October 1, 2011

# Name Goals Caps
1 Hakan Şükür
51
112
2 Tuncay Şanlı
22
80
3 Lefter Küçükandonyadis
21
46
4 Metin Oktay
19
36
5 Cemil Turan
19
44
6 Nihat Kahveci
19
69
7 Zeki Rıza Sporel
15
16
8 Arda Turan
12
46
9 Ertuğrul Sağlam
11
26
10 Arif Erdem
11
60
  • Players in bold are still active.

Recent GamesEdit

Date Home Team Result Away Team
November 15, 2012   Croatia 0 – 0   Turkey
February 29, 2012   Turkey 1 – 2   Slovakia
May 24, 2012   Georgia 1 – 3   Turkey
May 29, 2012   Bulgaria 0 – 2   Turkey
June 2, 2012   Portugal 1 – 3   Turkey
June 5, 2012   Turkey 2 – 0   Ukraine
August 15, 2012   Austria 2 – 0   Turkey


  • Green means that the team won.
  • Yellow means the team had a draw.
  • Red means the team lost.


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