Turkey national football B team

The Turkey national football B team, also known as the Turkey A2 national football team is a reserve team for the Turkey national football team. It features players from the A2 Ligi. The team played their first match in 2002 at the 2003 Future Cup. They have played 23 matches, winning eleven, drawing eight, and losing four.[1] The team is currently coached by Gökhan Keskin.

Turkey B
Nickname(s)Ay Yıldızlar (The Crescent Stars)
AssociationTurkish Football Federation
Head coachGökhan Keskin
Most capsTevfik Köse
Ferhat Kiraz
Kemal Tokak (8)
Top scorerVeysel Sarı (4)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Turkey Turkey A2 2–1 Germany B Germany
(Mönchengladbach, Germany; 6 September 2002)
Biggest win
Turkey Turkey A2 5–0 Estonia U-23 Estonia
(Adana, Turkey; 29 February 2012)
Biggest defeat
Denmark Denmark U-21 4–0 Turkey A2 Turkey
(Vejle, Denmark; 6 June 2011)

HistoryEdit

The A2 team was seldom used from the foundation in 2002 until 2008.[1]

When Guus Hiddink took over the senior squad, he re-introduced the reserve squad. The team came together for their first camp in Istanbul in November 2010. The team played their first matches against Belarus in February 2011.[2]

The team participated in the 2012 Toulon Tournament from 23 May to 1 June.[3] They finished in second place after losing the final to Mexico.[4] They also won the 2011–13 International Challenge Trophy.

At the 2013 Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia, the team took the bronze medal defeating the squad of Saudi Arabia 2-1.[5]

Results and statisticsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1992 Did not qualify
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012
  2016
  2020
Total Quarter-finals 0/8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mediterranean Games recordEdit

Turkey B  

Football at the Mediterranean Games
Year Rank GP W D L GS GA
  1951 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1955 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1959 2 2 1 1 0 7 4
  1963 2 5 3 1 1 12 7
  1967 4 5 2 1 2 5 7
  1971 3 4 3 1 0 4 1
 1975 7 4 0 2 2 1 5
  1979 5 3 1 1 1 2 2
  1983 2 4 2 0 2 4 5
  1987 3 5 3 0 2 6 2
1991 – present See Turkey national under-20 team
Total 8/10 32 15 7 10 41 33

Overall record as of September 29, 2013: 28 matches played, 13 wins, 10 draws, 5 losses.

Most appearances and goalsEdit

Appearances
Player Caps Goals
Tevfik Köse 8 3
Ferhat Kiraz 8 0
Kemal Tokak 8 0
Kağan Söylemezgiller 7 0
Necati Ateş 6 3
Goals
Player Goals Caps
Yakup Alkan 5 5
Veysel Sarı 4 4
Ersen Martin 3 5
Necati Ateş 3 6
Tevfik Köse 3 8
Erdi Güncan 3 5
Melih Rahman Nişancı 1 5
Okan Baydemir 1 5
İbrahim Hırçın 1 5
Samet Katanalp 1 5
Oğuzhan Durmuş Çeşmeli 1 5
Ali Say 1 5
Orkun Dervişler 1 5

SquadsEdit

Current squadEdit

The squad as of 11 September 2013, which participated at the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games in Palembang, Indonesia from 22 September to 1 October 2013.[6]

Coach: Ersoy Sandalcı

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Cantuğ Temel (1994-06-10) 10 June 1994 (age 27)   İstanbul Güngörenspor
1GK Göktuğ Yapıcı (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 29)   Erdekspor
1GK Hayrullah Mert Akyüz (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 27)   Payas Belediyespor

2DF Abdurrahman Ayhanoğlu (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 27)   Denizlispor
2DF Ali Say (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 28)   Karşıyaka S.K.
2DF Cebrail Karayel (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 26)   Adliyespor
2DF Fatih Soyatık (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 27)   Denizlispor
2DF İbrahim Hırçın (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 28)   Turgutluspor
2DF Mehmet Taşçı (1992-02-04) 4 February 1992 (age 29)   MKE Ankaragücü
2DF Orkun Dervişler (1991-08-07) 7 August 1991 (age 29)   Beylerbeyi S.K.
2DF Rasimcan Değirmenci (1992-09-15) 15 September 1992 (age 28)   Ofspor
2DF Uğur Balkanlı (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 29)   Ramispor

3MF Ahmet Güney (1993-06-27) 27 June 1993 (age 28)   Sivasspor
3MF Emre Akbaba (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 (age 28)   Alanyaspor
3MF Erdi Güncan (1994-06-15) 15 June 1994 (age 27)   İstanbulspor A.Ş.
3MF Halil İbrahim Tuna (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 28)   Altınordu S.K.
3MF Okan Baydemir (1990-03-26) 26 March 1990 (age 31)   Tuzlaspor
3MF Ömerül Faruk İşler (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 27)   Ümraniyespor
3MF Ozan Arif Önal (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 27)   Erzurum BB Spor
3MF Samet Katanalp (1992-02-25) 25 February 1992 (age 29)   Bugsaşspor

4FW Ahmet Dereli (1992-10-22) 22 October 1992 (age 28)   Adanaspor
4FW Melih Rahman Nişancı (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 26)   Sarıyerspor
4FW Oğuzhan Durmuş Çeşmeli (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 28)   Batman Petrolspor
4FW Yakup Alkan (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 29)   Tuzlaspor

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "A2 TFF". tff.org. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  2. ^ "TFF to introduce A2 national team". tff.org. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  3. ^ "A2 National Team squad named for Toulon Tournament". tff.org. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. ^ "A2s finish Toulon Tournament in 2nd place". tff.org. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Bronz madalyayı kaptık". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  6. ^ "U23 Milli Takımı'nın İslami Dayanışma Oyunları aday kadrosu açıklandı" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  7. ^ Garin, Erik (30 April 2006). "Future Team Cup 2002/03". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  8. ^ Garin, Erik (30 April 2006). "Future Team Cup 2004/05". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 July 2019.