Turkey national under-21 football team

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Turkey Under-21
Nickname(s) Ümit Milli
Association Turkish Football Federation
Head coach Abdullah Ercan
Captain Emre Çolak
Most caps Semih Şentürk (83)
Top scorer Semih Şentürk (42)
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
Appearances 1 (first in 2000)
Best result Groupstage

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.


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 Record

UEFA European Under-21 Championship Record

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
France 1994
Spain 1996
Romania 1998
Slovakia 2000 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
Switzerland 2002 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2004
Portugal 2006
Netherlands 2007
Sweden 2009
Denmark 2011
Israel 2013
Czech Republic 2015
Poland 2017
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-out.

Toulon Tournament

Current squad

The following squad was named for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Malta at on March 27, 2018.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Muhammed Şengezer (1997-05-01) 1 May 1997 (age 21) Turkey Bursaspor
1GK Berke Özer (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 (age 18) Turkey Altınordu
1GK Altay Bayındır (1998-04-14) 14 April 1998 (age 20) Turkey MKE Ankaragücü
2DF Savaş Polat (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 (age 21) Turkey Konya Anadolu Selçukspor
2DF Yusuf Acer (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 21) Turkey Altınordu
2DF Merih Demiral (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 20) Portugal Sporting B
2DF Ertuğrul Ersoy (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 21) Turkey Bursaspor
2DF Gökhan Kardeş (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 21) Romania SC Juventus București
2DF Fatih Aksoy (1997-06-11) 11 June 1997 (age 21) Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
2DF Alperen Babacan (1997-07-18) 18 July 1997 (age 20) Turkey Denizlispor
2DF Dorukhan Toköz (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 22) Turkey Eskişehirspor
3MF Ahmed Ildiz (1996-11-29) 29 November 1996 (age 21) Turkey Kasımpaşa S.K.
3MF Harun Alpsoy (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 21) Turkey Antalyaspor
3MF Atakan Rıdvan Çankaya (1998-06-25) 25 June 1998 (age 19) Turkey Altay
3MF Orkan Çınar (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 22) Turkey Konyaspor
3MF Melih Okutan (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 20) Turkey Boluspor
3MF Yusuf Sari (1998-11-20) 20 November 1998 (age 19) France Olympique Marseille
3MF Barış Alıcı (1997-06-24) 24 June 1997 (age 20) Turkey Altınordu
3MF Berk Yıldız (1996-01-09) 9 January 1996 (age 22) Turkey Yeni Malatyaspor
4FW Oğulcan Çağlayan (1996-03-22) 22 March 1996 (age 22) Turkey Çaykur Rizespor
4FW Deniz Hümmet (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 21) Sweden Trelleborgs FF

Former squads

Former players

Former Coaches

See also


  1. ^ "Ümit Millilerin, İsveç ve Malta maçları aday kadrosu açıklandı - U-21 Milli Takım Haber Detay Sayfası TFF". www.tff.org. 

External links

  • Turkish Football Federation Site
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