Turkey national under-21 football team

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.

Turkey Under-21
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Ümit Milli
AssociationTürkiye Futbol Federasyonu (TFF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachTolunay Kafkas
CaptainRıdvan Yılmaz
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
Appearances1 (first in 2000)
Best resultGroupstage

HistoryEdit

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 RecordEdit

UEFA European Under-21 Championship RecordEdit

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
  1994
  1996
  1998
  2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
  2002 Did Not Qualify
  2004
  2006
  2007
  2009
  2011
  2013
  2015
  2017
    2019
    2021
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-out.

Toulon TournamentEdit

Results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2020Edit

13 October 2021 UEFA U-21 Group 3 Qualifier England   2–1   Turkey Wolverhampton, England
20:30 (19:30 BST)
  • Türkmen   17' (o.g.)
  • Nketiah   88'
Report
Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Attendance: 0[citation needed]
Referee: Willy Delajod (France)
13 November 2021 UEFA U-21 Group 3 Qualifier Turkey   3–2   Austria Samsun, Turkey
18:00 (19:00 TRT)
Report
Stadium: Samsun 19 Mayis Stadyumu
Referee: Balázs Berke (Hungary)
17 November 2021 UEFA U-21 Group 3 Qualifier Turkey   3–0   Kosovo Samsun, Turkey
17:00 (18:00 TRT)
Report Stadium: Samsun 19 Mayis Stadyumu
Referee: Aleksei Matyunin (Russia)

2021Edit

26 March International friendly Croatia   4–1   Turkey Zagreb, Croatia
15:00 (UTC+1)
Stadium: Stadion Kranjčevićeva
Referee: Ante Čuljak (Croatia)
30 March International friendly Turkey   0–1   Serbia Alanya, Turkey
18:00 (19:00 TRT)
Stadium: Bahçeşehir Okulları Stadyumu
Referee: Ömer Faruk Turtay (Turkey)
2 June International friendly Turkey   1–1   Ukraine Istanbul, Turkey
19:00 (20:00 TRT)
Stadium: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium
Referee: Çağdaş Altay (Turkey)
3 September 2023 UEFA U-21 Group I Qualifier Turkey   0–3   Belgium Bursa, Turkey
19:00 (20:00 TRT) Report
Stadium: Bursa Büyükşehir Stadium
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
7 September 2023 UEFA U-21 Group I Qualifier Turkey   1–1   Scotland Bursa, Turkey
18:30 (19:30 TRT)
Report
Stadium: Bursa Büyükşehir Stadium
Referee: Igor Pajac (Croatia)
12 October 2023 UEFA U-21 Group I Qualifier Kazakhstan   0–1   Turkey Karaganda, Kazakhstan
13:30 (18:00 ALMT)
Stadium: Shakhter Stadium
Referee: Rohit Saggi (Norway)

2022Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been called up for 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Belgium on 3 September 2021 and against Scotland on 7 September 2021. [1]
All caps and goals as of 7 September 2021 after match against Scotland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ersin Destanoğlu (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 21) 5 0   Beşiktaş
1GK Doğan Alemdar (2002-10-29) 29 October 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Stade Rennais
1GK Muhammet Taha Tepe (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Trabzonspor

2DF Cemali Sertel (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 22) 9 0   Çaykur Rizespor
2DF Ravil Tagir (2003-05-06) 6 May 2003 (age 19) 9 0   İstanbul Başakşehir
2DF Bünyamin Balcı (2000-05-31) 31 May 2000 (age 21) 6 0   Antalyaspor
2DF Yusuf Can Esendemir (2001-06-14) 14 June 2001 (age 20) 4 0   Altınordu
2DF Furkan Bayır (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 22) 2 0   Alanyaspor
2DF Cenk Özkaçar (2000-10-06) 6 October 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Olympique Lyonnais
2DF Melih Altıkulaç (2002-02-08) 8 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0   Samsunspor
2DF Eren Elmalı (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Kasımpaşa
2DF Serhat Ahmetoğlu (2002-02-05) 5 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Fatih Karagümrük
2DF Atakan Gündüz (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0   İstanbulspor

3MF Ömer Faruk Beyaz (2003-08-29) 29 August 2003 (age 18) 8 0   VfB Stuttgart
3MF Erkan Eyibil (2002-06-15) 15 June 2002 (age 19) 7 0   Antalyaspor
3MF Umut Güneş (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 (age 22) 6 0   Alanyaspor
3MF Batuhan Kör (2001-03-09) 9 March 2001 (age 21) 4 1   Bursaspor
3MF Ali Kaan Güneren (2000-04-08) 8 April 2000 (age 22) 4 0   Ankaragücü
3MF Doğucan Haspolat (2000-02-11) 11 February 2000 (age 22) 2 0   Kasımpaşa
3MF Muhammed Gümüşkaya (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Fenerbahçe
3MF Burak İnce (2004-01-20) 20 January 2004 (age 18) 1 0   Altınordu
3MF Efe Tatlı (2002-07-29) 29 July 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Fatih Karagümrük

4FW Ali Akman (2002-04-18) 18 April 2002 (age 20) 6 0   NEC Nijmegen
4FW Barış Alper Yılmaz (2000-05-23) 23 May 2000 (age 21) 5 1   Galatasaray
4FW Gökdeniz Bayrakdar (2001-11-23) 23 November 2001 (age 20) 5 0   Antalyaspor
4FW Enis Destan (2002-06-15) 15 June 2002 (age 19) 3 1   Altınordu
4FW Yusuf Barası (2003-03-31) 31 March 2003 (age 19) 3 0   Jong AZ
4FW Yunus Akgün (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Adana Demirspor

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still eligible to represent.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Berke Özer (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Fenerbahçe v.   Belgium, 3 September 2021 INJ
GK Abdullah Yiğiter (2000-02-20) 20 February 2000 (age 22) 0 0   Hatayspor v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021

DF Rahmi Kaya (2002-05-21) 21 May 2002 (age 20) 2 0   Altınordu v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
DF Serdar Saatçi (2003-02-14) 14 February 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Beşiktaş v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
DF Emre Kaplan (2001-01-12) 12 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0   İstanbul Başakşehir v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
DF Seyfettin Anıl Yaşar (2002-07-01) 1 July 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Afyonspor v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
DF Rıdvan Yılmaz (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 21) 5 0   Beşiktaş v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021 SEN
DF İsmail Çokçalış (2000-06-21) 21 June 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Bursaspor v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021
DF Erdoğan Kaya (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 (age 21) 2 0   Beşiktaş v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021 INJ
DF Şefik Abalı (2002-06-07) 7 June 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Göztepe v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021
DF Ahmet Gülay (2003-01-13) 13 January 2003 (age 19) 0 0   Alanyaspor v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021

MF Erkan Süer (2001-07-12) 12 July 2001 (age 20) 2 0   Galatasaray v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
MF Kartal Yılmaz (2000-11-04) 4 November 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Ümraniyespor v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
MF Abdussamed Karnuçu (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 22) 1 0   Galatasaray v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
MF Kerem Atakan Kesgin (2000-11-05) 5 November 2000 (age 21) 2 0   Sivasspor v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021
MF Melih İbrahimoğlu (2000-07-17) 17 July 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Heracles Almelo v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021

FW Tiago Çukur (2002-11-30) 30 November 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Doncaster Rovers v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
FW Rahmi Anıl Başaran (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 22) 0 0   Trabzonspor v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
FW Eren Karadağ (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 22) 0 0   Çaykur Rizespor v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
FW Egemen Pehlivan (2000-01-11) 11 January 2000 (age 22) 0 0   Fatih Karagümrük v.   Ukraine, 2 June 2021
FW Mohamed Zeki Amdouni (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Stade Lausanne Ouchy v.   Serbia, 30 March 2021
FW Enes Karakuş (2001-01-03) 3 January 2001 (age 21) 0 0   Bodrumspor v.   Kosovo, 17 November 2020
  • SEN = Player have been called up to the senior team.
  • INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.

Former squadsEdit

Former playersEdit

Former CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ümit Milli Takımı'nın Belçika ve İskoçya maçları aday kadrosu açıklandı". tff.org.

External linksEdit