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
Nickname(s)Ümit Milli
AssociationTurkish Football Federation
Head coachTolunay Kafkas
CaptainGüven Yalçın
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

4 September 2021 UEFA U-21 Group 3 Qualifier Turkey   1-0   Andorra Istanbul, Turkey
19:30 (20:30 TRT)
Report Stadium: Necmi Kadıoğlu Stadium
Attendance: 0[citation needed]
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele (Malta)
13 October 2021 UEFA U-21 Group 3 Qualifier England   2-1   Turkey Wolverhampton, England
20:30 (19:30 BST)
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

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier matches against Austria and Kosovo on 13 and 17 November 2020.[1]
All caps and goals as of 17 November 2020 after match against Kosovo.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ersin Destanoğlu (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 20) 2 0   Beşiktaş
1GK İrfan Can Eğribayat (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 22) 2 0   Göztepe
1GK Abdulsamed Damlu (1999-07-25) 25 July 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Yeni Malatyaspor

2DF Atakan Çankaya (1998-06-25) 25 June 1998 (age 22) 7 0   Ankaragücü
2DF Cemali Sertel (2000-01-06) 6 January 2000 (age 21) 5 0   İstanbul Başakşehir
2DF Ravil Tagir (2003-05-06) 6 May 2003 (age 17) 5 0   İstanbul Başakşehir
2DF Serkan Asan (1999-04-28) 28 April 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Trabzonspor
2DF Rıdvan Yılmaz (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Beşiktaş
2DF Erdoğan Kaya (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Turgutluspor
2DF Arda Kızıldağ (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Gençlerbirliği

3MF Berat Özdemir (1998-05-23) 23 May 1998 (age 22) 11 1   Trabzonspor
3MF Ahmet Canbaz (1998-04-27) 27 April 1998 (age 22) 9 1   Ümraniyespor
3MF Ömer Faruk Beyaz (2003-08-29) 29 August 2003 (age 17) 3 0   Fenerbahçe
3MF Erkan Eyibil (2002-06-15) 15 June 2002 (age 18) 3 0   Go Ahead Eagles
3MF Berkan Kutlu (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 23) 3 0   Alanyaspor
3MF Burak Kapacak (1999-12-08) 8 December 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Bursaspor
3MF Melih İbrahimoğlu (2000-07-17) 17 July 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Heracles Almelo
3MF Kerem Aktürkoğlu (1998-10-21) 21 October 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Galatasaray

4FW Halil Dervişoğlu (1999-12-08) 8 December 1999 (age 21) 11 8   Galatasaray
4FW Güven Yalçın (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 22) 10 2   Lecce
4FW İlker Karakaş (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 22) 4 0   Gençlerbirliği
4FW Ali Akman (2002-04-18) 18 April 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Bursaspor
4FW Yusuf Barası (2003-03-31) 31 March 2003 (age 17) 1 0   Jong AZ
4FW Enes Karakuş (2001-01-03) 3 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Bodrumspor

Recent call-upsEdit

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 Altay Bayındır (1998-04-14) 14 April 1998 (age 22) 10 0   Fenerbahçe v.   Austria, 13 November 2020
GK Batuhan Şen (1999-02-03) 3 February 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Menemenspor v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020
GK Muhammet Taha Tepe (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Turgutluspor v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020

DF Hüseyin Türkmen (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 23) 9 0   Trabzonspor v.   Kosovo, 17 November 2020 INJ
DF Bünyamin Balcı (2000-05-31) 31 May 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Antalyaspor v.   Kosovo, 17 November 2020 INJ
DF Fatih Kuruçuk (1998-01-21) 21 January 1998 (age 23) 1 0   Fatih Karagümrük v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020
DF Atakan Gündüz (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Trabzonspor v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020
DF Kerem Kalafat (2001-03-09) 9 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Giresunspor v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020

MF Yusuf Sarı (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 22) 8 0   Trabzonspor v.   Kosovo, 17 November 2020 INJ
MF Oğulcan Ülgün (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 22) 4 0   Altınordu v.   England, 13 October 2020
MF Ali Kaan Güneren (2000-04-08) 8 April 2000 (age 20) 1 0   Ankaragücü v.   England, 13 October 2020
MF Erkan Süer (2001-07-12) 12 July 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Turgutluspor v.   England, 13 October 2020
MF Görkem Sağlam (1998-04-11) 11 April 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Willem II v.   England, 13 October 2020
MF Berkay Özcan (1998-02-15) 15 February 1998 (age 23) 10 1   İstanbul Başakşehir v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020
MF Doğukan Sinik (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 22) 8 1   Antalyaspor v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020
MF Kerem Atakan Kesgin (2000-11-05) 5 November 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Sivasspor v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020
MF Taha Tunç (2001-03-20) 20 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Hekimoğlu Trabzon v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020

FW Metehan Güçlü (1999-04-02) 2 April 1999 (age 21) 1 0   Valenciennes v.   England, 13 October 2020
FW Rahmi Anıl Başaran (2000-03-27) 27 March 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Bandırmaspor v.   Andorra, 4 September 2020

Former squadsEdit

Former playersEdit

Former CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ümit Milli Takımı'nın Avusturya ve Kosova maçı aday kadrosu açıklandı". www.tff.org.

External linksEdit