|Association||Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu (TFF)|
|Head coach||Şenol Güneş|
|Most caps||Rüştü Reçber (120)|
|Top scorer||Hakan Şükür (51)|
|Current|| 29 |
|Highest||5 (June 2004)|
|Lowest||67 (October 1993)|
|Current|| 26 |
|Highest||10 (16 October 2020, November 2002)|
|Lowest||72 (13 November 1985, 29 October 1986)|
(Istanbul, Turkey; 26 October 1923)
(Ankara, Turkey; 20 November 1949)
(Geneva, Switzerland; 20 June 1954)
(Istanbul, Turkey; 10 November 1996)
(Chorzów, Poland; 24 April 1968)
(Istanbul, Turkey; 14 November 1984)
(London, England; 14 October 1987)
|Appearances||2 (first in 1954 )|
|Best result||Third place (2002)|
|Appearances||5 (first in 1996 )|
|Best result||Semi-finals (2008)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1924 )|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (1948, 1952)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2003 )|
|Best result||Third place (2003)|
The Turkey national football team (Turkish : Türkiye Millî Futbol Takımı) represents Turkey in men's international football and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Turkey. The team represents both FIFA and UEFA.
Turkey has qualified three times for the FIFA World Cup, in 1950, 1954, and 2002, although they withdrew from the 1950 event. Turkey has also qualified five times for the UEFA European Championship, in 1996, 2000, 2008, 2016, and 2020. They have reached the semi-finals of three major tournaments: the 2002 World Cup, the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, and Euro 2008. After their third-place finish at the 2002 World Cup, which marked a high point in Turkish football history, Turkey occupied a spot in the top ten of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced in December 1992.
The Turkey national team played their first ever match against Romania in 1923, drawing 2–2.Zeki Rıza Sporel is considered as the first big star of Turkish football as he scored the first two goals against Romania. 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 were forced to withdraw from the tournament 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, however, Turkey did play Hungary in a friendly match in Istanbul, defeating what was one of the strongest teams of the era, 3–1.Lefter Küçükandonyadis, arguably one of the best Turkish strikers of all-time, scored two goals during the tournament.
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. Most players from the 1954 World Cup squad were retired, and the new generation of players failed to qualify for a major tournament. The 1970s saw Turkey holding back in the World Cup and UEFA European Championship qualifiers, but the team was a point too short to qualify for both UEFA 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 match. Prominent players in this period included Rıdvan Dilmen, Oğuz Çetin, Rıza Çalımbay, Feyyaz Uçar, and European Golden Boot winner Tanju Çolak.
In 1990, German coach Sepp Piontek was put in charge of the national team. Under his guidance, a group of new players debuted for the national team. Many of these players (which included Bülent Korkmaz, Alpay Özalan, Sergen Yalçın, Rüştü Reçber, and Hakan Şükür) would become the backbone of the national team for many years. Piontek's mission came to an end in 1993, where he was replaced by Fatih Terim, who in turn managed to qualify for Euro 1996. Turkey qualified for its first major tournament since 1954, marking another turning point for Turkish football after having failed to qualify for both Euro 1992 and the 1994 World Cup. The appointment of Piontek was a recommended move by another German coach, Jupp Derwall, who had coached Galatasaray for three seasons. Derwall is regarded as the revolutionizer of Turkish football, since his introduction of modern Western European training techniques and tactical ideas to the Turkish game also heavily influenced the national team.
Turkey qualified for Euro 1996, defeating both Switzerland and Sweden 2–1 en route during qualification. Despite a solid performance during the qualifiers, 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.
Although Turkey failed to qualify for the 1998 World Cup, they qualified for Euro 2000 after winning a play-off against the Republic of 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 UEFA European Championship a host nation had been eliminated in the first round. This victory brought Turkey into the last eight of the tournament, where they were beaten 2–0 by Portugal, with Arif Erdem missing a critical penalty.
For the 2002 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.Turkey qualified from the group stage with a 3–0 win against China PR after drawing 1–1 with Costa Rica.
Turkey then faced home team Japan in the second round, winning 1–0.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 co-hosts South Korea. 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. 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. Rüştü Reçber, Alpay Özalan and Hasan Şaş were all included in the All-Star Team, with Reçber also being voted as the best goalkeeper in the UEFA Team of the Year 2002, while Şenol Güneş was being voted as the best manager.
In the summer of 2003, Turkey reached third place at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup. In the group stages, Turkey defeated the United States 2–1 before losing to Cameroon 0–1. In their final group match, Turkey 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. Tuncay scored three goals and made an assist, which won him the Silver Shoe Award and the Silver Ball Award for the second best player of the tournament.
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.
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 Euro 2008 qualifying Group C to reach the Euro 2008 final stages. 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 the Czech Republic (3–2) – both secured by late goals – brought qualification for the knockout stages. Again, Turkey knocked out a host nation – Switzerland – in the group stages for the second time.
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 head 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 defeated Croatia in penalties, 3–1.
Turkey 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. But they finished third by default after losing 3–2 with a last minute goal by Philipp Lahm.Both Russia and Turkey were given bronze medals in the dressing rooms after the semi-finals.
For the 2010 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.
Turkey were drawn in Group A in qualification for 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, Istanbul, which ended in a 1–1 draw. Before the match, footballers and coaches, who contributed to the national team's success in the past, were honoured. Turkish pop singer Hadise, who wore a national team jersey with the number 500, performed a small concert.
Turkey were drawn in Group D in qualification for the 2014 World Cup, together with Andorra, Estonia, Hungary, the Netherlands and Romania, finishing fourth. Turkey began to lose critical points during qualification and Abdullah Avcı was sacked soon after. Fatih Terim was put in charge for the third time to lead the national team, but a 2–0 defeat against the Netherlands ended hopes of qualification.
Turkey were drawn in Group A in the qualification campaign for the 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. After over 18 months unbeaten, a loss to England as a pre-tournament friendly ended the team's winning streak, subsequently leading to back-to-back losses against Croatia and Spain in the tournament. Turkey won their last game against the Czech Republic, 2–0. They were minutes away from reaching the last 16, until a late winner for Ireland against Italy meant that the latter instead qualified as one of the best third-placed teams. Despite elimination, youngster Emre Mor's skillful display and assist during the game revealed a hopeful future for Turkish football.
Turkey were drawn in UEFA Group I for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. During the qualifiers, head coach Fatih Terim stood down after an off-field incident,and 72-year-old former Romania manager Mircea Lucescu took over. After eight games, Turkey stood a strong chance of qualifying for the tournament, but a 0–3 defeat against Iceland at home ended automatic qualification hopes. After a 2–2 draw against Finland the team finished fourth in Group I.
Turkey were drawn in group H in the qualifying stage along with the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions France, as well as Iceland, Albania, Moldova and Andorra. Veteran coach Şenol Güneş revolutionised the team, with many young talents, only keeping Burak Yılmaz and Emre Belözoglu from the older generation. The team restructuring proved to be genius, as Turkey had one of the best campaigns in recent history.
Turkey managed to achieve a 2–0 victory against the group favourites France in Konya and later a 1–1 draw at Stade de France. The results against France dramatically improved Turkey's hopes to qualify out of the group. Turkish players performed a salute to the Turkish soldiers performing a military operation in northern Syria against the Kurdish separatist groups PYD/YPG, which is considered as terrorist by Ankara. The salute was criticised by French and European media outlets and politicians.
Surprisingly Turkey struggled against the group underdogs Andorra in their first match against them, winning by a 89th minute goal at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul. Turkey's only defeat in the group came against Iceland in Reykjavik, losing 2-1. The defeat came after ill-treatment of the Turkish group at the Iceland customs, keeping them at the airport for 3 hours. This was followed by an Icelandic supporter holding a toilet brush to team captain Emre Belozoglu as a pretend microphone during an interview. The events were heavily criticised by the Turkish and European media. In an interview Turkish Coach Şenol Güneş, said that had come here 40 years ago, nothing had changed about the stadium and the country, except that some Icelandic people had lost the hospitality they had 40 years ago. Turkey entered matchday 9 against Iceland as group leaders with 19 points. Turkey and Iceland were drawn 0–0 at Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul. Though unable to defeat Iceland and losing the first place to France, a draw was enough to secure Turkey a spot in EURO 2020 finals, ahead of their away match against Andorra.
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|Did not enter||Did not enter|
|Did not enter||Did not enter|
|Qualified but withdrew||1||1||0||0||7||0|
|Did not qualify||4||2||0||2||4||4|
|Did not qualify||14||7||5||2||27||13|
|To be determined||To be determined|
|UEFA European Championship record||UEFA European Championship qualifying record|
|Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||2||3|
|Did not qualify||10||6||2||2||19||8|
|Did not qualify||12||5||3||4||13||14|
|To be determined||To be determined|
|List of UEFA European Football Championship matches|
|1996||Group D||Loss||11 June 1996||Nottingham, England|
|Loss||14 June 1996||Nottingham, England|
|Loss||19 June 1996||Sheffield, England|
|2000||Group B||Loss||11 June 2000||Arnhem, Netherlands|
|Draw||15 June 2000||Eindhoven, Netherlands|
|Win||19 June 2000||Brussels, Belgium|
|Quarter-final||Loss||24 June 2000||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2008||Group A||Loss||7 June 2008||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Win||11 June 2008||Basel, Switzerland|
|Win||15 June 2008||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Quarter-final||Draw||20 June 2008||Wien, Austria|
|Semi-final||Loss||25 June 2008||Basel, Switzerland|
|2016||Group D||Loss||12 June 2016||Paris, France|
|Loss||17 June 2016||Nice, France|
|Win||21 June 2016||Lens, France|
|UEFA Nations League record|
|2020–21||B||To be determined|
|Olympic Games record|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|Did not qualify|
|Did not qualify|
|Mediterranean Games record|
|Did not participate|
|1991 – present||See Turkey national under-20 team|
The following table shows Turkey's all-time international record, correct as of 17 November 2019.
Positive Record Neutral Record Negative Record
Win Draw Loss
|30 May Friendly|| Turkey ||2–1||Antalya, Turkey|
|20:00 (UTC+3)|| Ünder |
|Report|| Kourbelis ||Stadium: Antalya Stadium |
Referee: Radu Petrescu (Romania)
|2 June Friendly|| Turkey ||2–0||Alanya, Turkey|
|21:00 (UTC+3)|| Çelik ||Report||Stadium: Alanya Stadium |
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
|8 June UEFA Euro 2020 Q|| Turkey ||2–0||Konya, Turkey|
|21:45 (UTC+3)|| Ayhan |
|Report||Stadium: Büyükşehir Stadium |
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
|11 June UEFA Euro 2020 Q|| Iceland ||2–1||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|18:45 (UTC±0)|| R. Sigurðsson ||Report|| Toköz ||Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur |
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
|7 September UEFA Euro 2020 Q|| Turkey ||1–0||Istanbul, Turkey|
|21:45 (UTC+3)|| Tufan ||Report||Stadium: Vodafone Park |
Referee: Donald Robertson (Scotland)
|10 September UEFA Euro 2020 Q|| Moldova ||0–4||Chișinău, Moldova|
|21:45 (UTC+3)||Report|| Tosun |
|Stadium: Zimbru Stadium |
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
|11 October UEFA Euro 2020 Q|| Turkey ||1–0||Istanbul, Turkey|
|21:45 (UTC+3)|| Tosun ||Report||Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium |
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
|14 October UEFA Euro 2020 Q|| France ||1–1||Saint-Denis, France|
|20:45 (UTC+2)|| Giroud ||Report|| Ayhan ||Stadium: Stade de France |
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
|14 November UEFA Euro 2020 Q|| Turkey ||0–0||Istanbul, Turkey|
|20:00 (UTC+3)||Report||Stadium: Türk Telekom Stadium |
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
|June UEFA Euro 2020 Group A|| Turkey ||v||Baku, Azerbaijan|
|20:00 (UTC+4)||Report||Stadium: Olympic Stadium|
The following players have been called up for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Iceland and Andorra, on 14 and 17 November 2019.
All caps and goals as of 17 November 2019 after match against Andorra.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Sinan Bolat||3 September 1988||12||0|
|23||GK||Uğurcan Çakır||5 April 1996||2||0|
|12||GK||Altay Bayındır||14 April 1998||0||0|
|3||DF||Hasan Ali Kaldırım||9 December 1989||32||1|
|22||DF||Kaan Ayhan||10 November 1994||28||3|
|2||DF||Zeki Çelik||17 February 1997||14||2|
|15||DF||Merih Demiral||5 March 1998||12||0|
|13||DF||Umut Meraş||20 December 1995||6||0|
|4||DF||Mert Müldür||3 April 1999||2||0|
|21||DF||Nazım Sangaré||30 May 1994||2||0|
|5||DF||Mert Çetin||1 January 1997||1||0|
|18||DF||Ozan Kabak||25 March 2000||1||0|
|6||MF||Ozan Tufan||23 March 1995||49||5|
|10||MF||Hakan Çalhanoğlu (3rd captain)||8 February 1994||48||10|
|8||MF||Okay Yokuşlu||9 March 1994||24||1|
|11||MF||Yusuf Yazıcı||29 January 1997||19||1|
|19||DF||Ömer Bayram||27 July 1991||9||0|
|20||MF||Deniz Türüç||29 January 1993||6||1|
|9||MF||Berkay Özcan||15 February 1998||4||0|
|7||MF||Emre Kılınç||23 August 1994||2||0|
|16||FW||Enes Ünal||10 May 1997||13||2|
|17||FW||Güven Yalçın||18 January 1999||3||0|
|14||FW||Ahmed Kutucu||1 March 2000||1||0|
The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Mert Günok||1 March 1989||15||0||v. |
|GK||Gökhan Akkan||1 January 1994||0||0||v. |
|GK||Muhammed Şengezer||5 January 1997||0||0||v. |
|DF||Çağlar Söyüncü||23 May 1996||28||1||v. |
|DF||Mahmut Tekdemir||20 January 1988||15||0||v. |
|DF||Emre Taşdemir||8 August 1995||4||0||v. |
|DF||Ömer Ali Şahiner||2 January 1992||1||0||v. |
|DF||Gökhan Gönül||4 January 1985||66||1||v. |
|MF||Emre Belözoğlu (Captain)||7 September 1980||101||9||v. |
|MF||Cengiz Ünder||14 July 1997||20||6||v. |
|MF||Efecan Karaca||16 November 1989||2||0||v. |
|MF||İrfan Kahveci||15 June 1995||15||0||v. |
|MF||Dorukhan Toköz||21 May 1996||6||1||v. |
|MF||Abdülkadir Parmak||28 December 1994||1||0||v. |
|MF||Yunus Mallı||24 February 1992||25||1||v. |
|MF||Oğuzhan Özyakup||23 September 1992||43||1||v. |
|MF||Abdülkadir Ömür||25 June 1999||4||0||v. |
|MF||Mehmet Topal||3 March 1986||81||2||v. |
|FW||Burak Yılmaz (Vice-captain)||15 July 1985||59||24||v. |
|FW||Cenk Tosun||7 June 1991||42||16||v. |
|FW||Kenan Karaman||5 March 1994||11||1||v. |
Turkey has developed several notable rivalries, the most well-known being with Croatiaand Greece.
Turkey and Croatia have played each other 9 times,with their first encounter at Euro 1996; where both countries made their debuts in the opening match, which Croatia won 1–0. A well-remembered match between them was at Euro 2008, which Turkey won on penalties after a 1–1 deadlock even after extra-time. With the win, Turkey reached the semi-finals in only their third appearance overall at the Euro finals. The two teams faced each other in the 2012 Euro qualifying play-offs, with Croatia winning 3–0 in the first-leg in Istanbul, and advancing to the tournament finals following a 0–0 draw in the second-leg. The two teams faced each other once again in a European competition at Euro 2016, playing in the opening match of Group D; with Croatia winning 1–0 through a sensational Luka Modrić volley. Only three months after the match at the Euros, the two teams played in their opening match in Group I of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, which finished 1–1. Exactly one year after this, Turkey won the reverse fixture 1–0 at home, which played a key part in both countries' qualifying campaign, although Turkey would not qualify for World Cup while Croatia would go on to qualify and finish second in that edition.
Turkey also has a historical rivalry with Greece; having played them a total of 13 times, winning seven, drawing three and losing three games.Both countries have been described as "punching above their weight"; with Greece winning Euro 2004 despite being classified as underdogs prior to the competition, and Turkey followed-up their World Cup bronze medal in 2002 by advancing to the semi-finals of Euro 2008, where they were knocked out by Germany. Due to tension between the two countries and the dispute over Cyprus, coupled with several incidents occurring during matches between Turkish and Greek clubs, it has been described as one of the biggest international football rivalries.
As of May 2019
|FIFA World Cup||0||0||1||1/21|
|FIFA U-20 World Cup||0||0||0||0/22|
|FIFA U-17 World Cup||0||0||0||0/18|
|FIFA Club World Cup||0||0||0||0/16|
|FIFA Confederations Cup||0||0||1||1/10|
|FIFA Women's World Cup||0||0||0||0/8|
|FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup||0||0||0||0/9|
|FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup||0||0||0||0/7|
|FIFA Women's Club World Cup||0||0||0||0/1|
|UEFA European Championship||0||0||1||1/15|
|UEFA European Under-21 Championship||0||0||0||0/21|
|UEFA European Under-19 Championship||1||2||2||5/65|
|UEFA European Under-17 Championship||2||0||1||3/37|
|UEFA Nations League||0||0||0||0/1|
|UEFA Women's Championship||0||0||0||0/12|
|UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship||0||0||0||0/20|
|UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship||0||0||0||0/12|
|UEFA–CAF Meridian Cup||0||0||1||1/5|
|Football at the Summer Olympics||0||0||0||0/34|
|Football at the Mediterranean Games||1||7||2||10/18|
|Football at the Islamic Solidarity Games||0||0||1||1/3|
|UEFA Champions League||0||0||1||1/64|
|UEFA Europa League||0||1||1||2/48|
|UEFA Super Cup||1||0||0||1/43|
|UEFA Youth League||0||0||0||0/6|
|UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||0||0||0||0/39|
|UEFA Women's Champions League||0||0||0||0/18|
|UEFA Regions' Cup||0||0||2||2/10|
|UEFA Amateur Cup||0||0||0||0/4|
|FIFA Futsal World Cup||0||0||0||0/9|
|UEFA Futsal Championship||0||0||0||0/11|
|UEFA Futsal Under-21 Championship||0||0||0||0/1|
|UEFA Under-19 Futsal Championship||0||0||0||0/1|
|UEFA Women's Futsal Championship||0||0||0||0/1|
|UEFA Futsal Champions League||0||0||0||0/18|
|FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup||0||0||0||0/20|
|FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification (UEFA)||0||0||0||0/7|
|Euro Beach Soccer League||0||0||0||0/21|
|Euro Beach Soccer Cup||0||0||0||0/15|
|Euro Winners Cup||0||0||1||1/7|
|Women's Euro Winners Cup||0||0||0||0/4|
|Beach Soccer at the European Games||0||0||0||0/2|
|Beach Soccer at the Mediterranean Beach Games||0||0||0||0/2|
|FIFA eWorld Cup||0||0||0||0/14|
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.As of October 14, 2019.
Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone. Bold indicates still active players.As of October 14, 2019.
|10||Zeki Rıza Sporel||1923–1932|
|Manager||Career Start||Career End||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||GF||GA||Win %|
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 given medals.
The England national football team represents England in men's international football and is governed by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England. It competes in the three major international tournaments; the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. England, as a country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete at the Olympic Games.
The France national football team represents France in men's international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in French: Fédération française de football. The team's colours are blue, white and red, and the coq gaulois its symbol. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus. The French side are the reigning World Cup holders, having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July 2018.
The Wales national football team represents Wales in international football. It is controlled by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the governing body for football in Wales and the third-oldest national football association in the world.
The Andorra national football team represents Andorra in association football and is controlled by the Andorran Football Federation, the governing body for football in Andorra. The team has enjoyed very little success due to the Principality's tiny population, the fifth smallest of any UEFA country.
The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in men's international football and it's controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation, The team has made nine appearances in the FIFA World Cup finals and 3 appearances in the European Championship, The team plays it's home matches at the Puskás Aréna that opened in November 2019.
The Slovakia national football team represents Slovakia in men's international football competition and it's governed by the Slovak Football Association (SFZ), the governing body for football in Slovakia. Slovakia's home stadium from 2019 is the reconstructed Tehelné pole in Bratislava. Their head coach is Pavel Hapal. Slovakia is one of the newest national football teams in the world, having split from the Czechoslovakia national team after the dissolution of the unified state in 1993. Slovakia maintains its own national side that competes in all major tournaments since.
The Switzerland national football team represents Switzerland in international football. The national team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association.
The Croatia national football team represents Croatia in men's international football matches. The team is controlled by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), the governing body for football in Croatia. Football is widely supported throughout the country due to the ever-present popularity of the sport. Most home matches are played at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, although other smaller venues are also used occasionally. They are one of the youngest national teams to reach the knockout stage of a major tournament, as well as the youngest team to occupy the top 10 in the FIFA World Rankings.
The Greece national football team represents Greece in men's international football and is controlled by the Hellenic Football Federation, the governing body for football in Greece. Greece play most of their home matches in or near Athens, either in Athens at the Olympic Stadium in the Maroussi section of the city or in the port city of Piraeus at the Karaiskakis Stadium just outside Athens. Greece is one of only ten national teams to have been crowned UEFA European Champions.
The Czech national football team represents the Czech Republic in international football, and are controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic, the governing body for football in the Czech Republic. Historically, the team participated in FIFA and UEFA competitions as Bohemia, Austria-Hungary and Czechoslovakia, finishing second at the 1934 and 1962 World Cups and winning the European Championship in 1976.
Niko Kovač is a Croatian football manager and former professional footballer. Kovač was the long-standing captain of the Croatia national team until his retirement from international football in January 2009. A defensive midfielder who was known for his excellent passing and tackling skills, Kovač was, at the time of his retirement, the oldest player in the Croatian squad and had captained them at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008. He has also enjoyed a high level of top club action, having spent most of his club career in the German Bundesliga, including spells with Hertha BSC, Bayer Leverkusen, Hamburger SV and Bayern Munich.
The Poland national football team has represented Poland in men's international football competitions since their first match in 1921. The team is controlled by the Polish Football Association, the governing body for football in Poland.
The Estonia national football team represents Estonia in international football matches and is controlled by the Estonian Football Association, the governing body for football in Estonia. Estonia's home ground is A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.
The Iceland national football team represents Iceland in men's international football. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland, and have been an FIFA member since 1947 and an UEFA member since 1957. The team's nickname is Strákarnir okkar meaning our boys.
The Serbia national football team represents Serbia in men's international football competition. It is controlled by the Football Association of Serbia, the governing body for football in Serbia.
The Faroe Islands national football team, represents the Faroe Islands in association football and is controlled by the Faroe Islands Football Association. The Faroe Islands became a member of FIFA in 1988 and UEFA in 1990 and is the fourth smallest UEFA country by population.
The Kazakhstan national football team represents Kazakhstan in men's international football and it's governed by the Football Federation of Kazakhstan. They split from the Soviet Union national football team after independence in 1991 and joined the Asian Football Confederation's Central Asian Football Federation. After failing to qualify for the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, they joined UEFA, but are yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup or a UEFA European Championship.
Fatih Terim is a Turkish association football manager and former player. He is the manager of Galatasaray, a position he previously held three times.
Hamit Altıntop is a Turkish former professional footballer who last played for SV Darmstadt 98. He was a versatile midfielder who can play either in a defending or attacking role and on both flanks, known for his creative flair and long-range shooting ability. He is the identical twin brother of footballer Halil Altıntop, who was born 10 minutes after Hamit.
The Russia national football team represents Russia in men's international football and is controlled by the Russian Football Union, the governing body for football in Russia. Russia's home ground is the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and their current head coach is Stanislav Cherchesov.
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