Turkey national under-17 football team

The Turkey national under-17 football team is the national under-17 football team of Turkey and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, held every year. The original tournament was called the UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship (1982-2001). The tournament was renamed as the European Under-17 Football Championship in 2002, but importantly the overall statistics are collated from 1982. In addition, every odd year the top teams from the respective UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship compete in the FIFA U-17 World Cup the same year (since 2017, five teams from the respective UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship have been entered).

Turkey Under-17
AssociationTurkish Football Federation
Head coachHakan Tecimer
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best resultFourth place: 2005
European Championship
Appearances7 (first in 2004)
Best resultChampions: 2005

Competitive record

UEFA U-17 European Championship Record*

EditionRoundMPWD**LGFGA
2002Qualifying round
2003Qualifying round
2004Group stage310265
2005ChampionsQ5401135
2006Elite round301213
2007Elite round310232
2008Semi-finals422151
2009Group stageQ310235
2010Semi-finals302124
2011Elite round311145
2012Elite round300309
2013Qualifying round310288
2014Group stage310277
2015Qualifying round3003310
2016Elite round310247
2017Semi-finalsQ5302107
2018Elite round310234
2019Did not qualify
2020To be played
*The tournament was renamed as the European Under-17 Football Championship in 2002 (The original tournament was called the UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship (1982-2001)). Importantly the overall statistics are collated from 1982.
**Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-out.
***Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Q - Denotes qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup which is held every odd year.

FIFA U-17 World Cup Record

EditionRoundMPWDLGFGA
1985Did Not Qualify
1987
1989
1991
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001
2003
2005Fourth place6402169
2007Did Not Qualify
2009Quarter finals532093
2011Did Not Qualify
2013
2015
2017Group stage301227
2019Did not qualify
2021To be determined

Notes:

  • The first three tournaments (1985-1989) were referred to as the FIFA U-16 World Championships.
  • Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-out.

Individual awards

In addition to team victories, Turkish players have won individual awards at UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.

Year Golden Player Award
2005 Nuri Şahin
Year Top Goalscorer
2005 Tevfik Kose

Recent results

Current squad

As of 16 September 2017[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Berke Özer (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 Altınordu
12 1GK Eren Bilen (2000-12-02) 2 December 2000 Göztepe
21 1GK Ozan Oruç (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 Altınordu

2 2DF Emirhan Civelek (2000-01-05) 5 January 2000 Galatasaray
3 2DF Melih Gökcimen (2000-04-24) 24 April 2000 Galatasaray
4 2DF Sahan Akyüz (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 Altınordu
5 2DF Ozan Kabak (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 Galatasaray
13 2DF İsmail Çokçalış (2000-06-21) 21 June 2000 Bursaspor
18 2DF Abdussamed Karnuçu (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 Galatasaray
19 2DF Berk Çetin (2000-02-02) 2 February 2000 Borussia Mönchengladbach

6 3MF Sefa Akgün (2000-06-30) 30 June 2000 Trabzonspor
8 3MF Kerem Kesgin (2000-11-05) 5 November 2000 Bucaspor
10 3MF Atalay Babacan (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 Galatasaray
11 3MF Recep Gül (2000-11-05) 5 November 2000 Galatasaray
14 3MF Umut Güneş (2000-03-16) 16 March 2000 VfB Stuttgart
16 3MF Sezer Taşkolu (2000-05-16) 16 May 2000 Göztepe
17 3MF Egehan Gök (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 Altınordu

7 4FW Ahmed Kutucu (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 Schalke 04
9 4FW Malik Karaahmet (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 Karlsruher SC
15 4FW Yunus Akgün (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 Galatasaray
20 4FW Embiya Ayyıldız (2000-07-05) 5 July 2000 Altınordu

Past squads

See also

References

  1. "U17 Milli Takımı, Dünya Kupası hazırlıklarına başladı" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
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