Turkey national under-19 football team

The Turkey national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Turkey and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, held every year. The Under-19 UEFA tournament originally began as the FIFA Junior Tournament between 1948-54. It has since been renamed a number of times, most notably referred to as the UEFA European U-18 Championship between 1981-2001. The tournament was renamed as the UEFA European U-19 Championship in 2002, but importantly the overall statistics are collated from 1948. In addition, every even year, the top five teams from the respective UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship compete in the FIFA U-20 World Cup the following year.

Turkey Under-19s
AssociationTurkish Football Federation
Head coachŞenol Ustaömer
First colours
Second colours
First international
Turkey 2–0 Slovakia
25 April 1999
Biggest win
Turkey 10–0 San Marino
Belgium, 10 October 2004
Biggest defeat
Portugal 6–1 Turkey
Tbilisi, 29 May 2015
European Championship
Appearances7 (first in 2004)
Best resultRunners-up: 2004

Competitive record

UEFA European U-19 Championship record*

2002Qualifying round
2003First qualifying round
2005Qualifying round
2006Group stage3012912
2007Elite round311133
2008Elite round310227
2009Group stage301224
2010Elite round320164
2011Group stage311143
2012Elite round310266
2013Group stage310266
2014Elite round321075
2015Elite round3003213
2016Elite round321073
2017Elite round311122
2018Group stage300329
*The tournament originally began in 1948 and has had a number of different names. The tournament was renamed as the UEFA European U-19 Championship in 2002, but importantly the overall statistics are collated from 1948.
**Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shoot-out.
***Silver background colour indicates that Turkey finished as runner-up.
Q - Denotes qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup held the following year.

Individual awards

In addition to team victories, Turkish players have won individual awards at UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Year Top Goalscorer
2004* Ali Öztürk
2006* İlhan Parlak
*Award was shared with other players.

Recent results

Current squad

The following players were called up to participate in 2019 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification against Iceland, Moldova and England in 14-17-20 November 2018 respectively.[1]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Berke Özer (2000-05-25) 25 May 2000 Fenerbahçe
1GK Doğukan Özkan (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 Beşiktaş
1GK Muhammet Taha Tepe (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 Altınordu

2DF Onur Taha Takır (2000-04-24) 24 April 2000 Altınordu
2DF Şahan Akyüz (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 Altınordu
2DF Berkehan Biçer (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 Altınordu
2DF İsmail Çokçalış (2003-06-21) 21 June 2003 Bursaspor
2DF Muhammet Ömer Çakı (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 Fenerbahçe
2DF Ogün Çalışkan (2000-08-26) 26 August 2000 Galatasaray
2DF Süleyman Luş (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 Galatasaray

3MF Hussein Hammoud (2001-09-01) 1 September 2001 Al-Nasr Dubai SC
3MF Atalay Babacan (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 Galatasaray
3MF Recep Gül (2000-11-05) 5 November 2000 Galatasaray
3MF Yunus Akgün (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 Galatasaray
3MF Berkin Taşkın (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 Altınordu
3MF Egehan Gök (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 Altınordu
3MF Bünyamin Balcı (2000-05-31) 31 May 2000 Antalyaspor
3MF Erdem Seçgin (2000-01-05) 5 January 2000 Beşiktaş
3MF Berin Azar (2001-03-16) 16 March 2001 VfB Stuttgart
3MF Okan Mete Yılmaz (2000-10-25) 25 October 2000 VfL Bochum

4FW Ömer Uzun (2000-02-23) 23 February 2000 VfL Bochum
4FW Emre Sabri Aydınel (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 Borussia Dortmund
4FW Burak Temir (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 1461 Trabzon

See also


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