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Mehmet Topal

Mehmet Topal

Clubs: Çanakkale Dardanelspor, Galatasaray AŞ, Valencia CF

• Mehmet Topal spent four years developing his talent as a tall, tenacious defensive midfielder at Çanakkale Dardanelspor but suffered relegation to Turkey's third tier in his final season.

• Joined Galatasaray in September 2006 but was unable to impress Belgian coach Eric Gerets sufficiently to warrant a regular first-team place during his first season.

• His cause was helped by a long-term injury to new signing Tobias Linderoth, enabling him to establish himself in his team-mate's absence as Galatasaray's midfield pivot, making 26 appearances, 22 of them in the starting lineup, and scoring one goal as Galatasaray regained the Süper Lig title in 2008.

• Made his debut for Turkey as a late substitute in a February 2008 friendly against Sweden (0-0) and went on to star at UEFA EURO 2008, making four appearances as Turkey reached the semi-finals.

• Struggled with injury over the next two years but joined Valencia in May 2010 for €5.5m and made his debut back in Turkey at Bursaspor on UEFA Champions League Matchday 1, playing all 90 minutes in a 4-0 win; scored his first goal for his new club 11 days later in a 2-0 Liga win at Real Sporting de Gijón. 

Last updated: 25/01/11 18.42CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/11/2015 06:48 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageDenmarkDenmark1-2TurkeyTurkey9000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland3-0TurkeyTurkey7600
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey1-2Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundLatviaLatvia1-1TurkeyTurkey9000
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageTurkeyTurkey0-4BrazilBrazil7900
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan1600
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-1TurkeyTurkey9000
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageTurkeyTurkey4-0BulgariaBulgaria4400
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-1TurkeyTurkey4500
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk6400
05.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundShakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk3-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe200
14.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor2800
20.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsAtromitosAtromitos0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe1900
23.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
27.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-0AtromitosAtromitos7700
30.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9000
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey1-1LatviaLatvia600
06.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey3-0NetherlandsNetherlands2500
13.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-3MoldeMolde5800
20.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1BursasporBursaspor9000
27.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageCelticCeltic2-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
04.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-2TurkeyTurkey300
18.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0AjaxAjax9000
25.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-1GalatasarayGalatasaray9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAjaxAjax0-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
08.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
21.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueMersinMersin1-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9002

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Mehmet Topal
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 03/03/1986 (29)
  • Country: Turkey
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Fenerbahçe ( TUR)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    12/09/06: Galatasaray 0-0 Bordeaux
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    01/06/07: Ukraine 1-2 Turkey

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Turkey U-2140

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/11/2015 01:08 CET