UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|Turkey||Eskişehir Yeni Stadyumu - EskisehirMonday 25 March 2019|
18.00CET (20.00 local time) Group H - Matchday -11#TURMDA
|13/10/2007||QR (GS)||Moldova - Turkey||1-1||Chisinau||Frunză 11; Ümit Karan 63|
|11/10/2006||QR (GS)||Turkey - Moldova||5-0||Frankfurt am Main||Hakan Şükür 34, 37 (P), 43, 74, Tuncay Şanlı 69|
|06/10/2001||QR (GS)||Moldova - Turkey||0-3||Chisinau||Emre Aşık 8, Nihat Kahveci 79, Ilhan Mansiz 83|
|02/09/2000||QR (GS)||Turkey - Moldova||2-0||Istanbul||Okan Buruk 45, Emre Belözoğlu 75|
|08/09/1999||PR (GS)||Moldova - Turkey||1-1||Chisinau||Epureanu 3; Havutçu 76|
|27/03/1999||PR (GS)||Turkey - Moldova||2-0||Istanbul||Hakan Şükür 35, Sergen Yalçın 90+5|
* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup
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|-||Sinan Bolat||03/09/1988||30||Royal Antwerp||-||0||0||0||0|
|-||Mert Günok||01/03/1989||30||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Hasan Ali Kaldırım||09/12/1989||29||Fenerbahçe||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Emre Belözoğlu||07/09/1980||38||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Mahmut Tekdemir||20/01/1988||31||İstanbul Başakşehir||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Alexei Koşelev||19/11/1993||25||Fortuna Sittard||-||1||0||0||0|
|-||Radu Gînsari||10/12/1991||27||H. Haifa||-||1||0||0||0|
Last updated 25/03/2019 10:10CET
Date of birth: 1 June 1952
Playing career: Sebat Gençlik, Trabzonspor
Coaching career: Trabzonspor (four times), Boluspor, İstanbulspor, Antalyaspor, Sakaryaspor, Turkey (twice), Seoul, Bursaspor, Beşiktaş
• Born in the Black Sea port of Trabzon, Günes became a legendary figure at his local club, keeping goal in the Trabzonspor side that won the Turkish league title six times – and three Turkish Cups – during his 15-year spell from 1972 to 1987; also won 31 caps for Turkey, captaining the team on five occasions.
• Made the natural transition from player to coach at Trabzonspor after hanging up his gloves, moving up swiftly from assistant to head coach; returned after spells with Boluspor and İstanbulspor, claiming the Turkish Cup in 1995 and a league runners-up spot in 1996.
• After brief spells with Antalyaspor and Sakaryaspor he was appointed Turkey coach in 2000 and proved an immediate hit, leading the country not only to their first FIFA World Cup finals in 48 years but all the way to the semi-finals, and third place, at the 2002 tournament in Korea/Japan.
• Left Turkey after failure to qualify for UEFA EURO 2004 and returned to Trabzonspor but reign was brief and later resurfaced in South Korea with Seoul. Returned to Trabzonspor for the fourth time in December 2009, winning the Turkish Cup and Super Cup the following year and finishing second in the 2010/11 Süper Lig.
• Spent 2014/15 at Bursaspor, guiding them to the Turkish Cup final, before taking over at Beşiktaş in June 2015. Went on to win the league title in his debut season, his first championship as a coach; made it two in a row in 2016/17 and took the club into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds for the first time the following season. Agreed to take charge of Turkey for a second time in January 2019.
Date of birth: 20 July 1960
Playing career: Nistru Chişinău (twice), SKA Kyiv, Zorya Voroshilovgrad, Zaria Bălţi, Zimbru Chişinău, Tiligul Tiraspol
Coaching career: Zimbru Chişinău (twice), Tiligul Tiraspol (twice), Moldova Under-21, Moldova (twice), Unisport Chişinău, Nistru Otaci, Shakhtar Donetsk (assistant), Zenit (assistant)
• Born in Edinet in northern Moldova, the midfielder started his professional career at Nistru Chişinău (now Zimbru). Shortly before he was due to travel to the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship with the USSR, Spiridon broke his leg in two places – an injury that would hamper his career.
• Played for Ukrainian clubs SKA Kyiv and Zorya Voroshilovgrad (now Zorya Luhansk) in the Soviet second tier before returning to Nistru and later joining Zaria Bălţi. After Moldova gained independence, Spiridon went on to play for Zimbru and Tiligul Tiraspol before hanging up his boots at the age of 37.
• Spiridon won 16 caps and scored twice for Moldova between 1991 and 1995. He won five Moldovan leagues with Zimbru both as player and coach and was voted the country's player of the year in 1992.
• He started coaching in 1992 while still playing for Zimbru – first as assistant coach then, from 1994, as player/head coach. Held the same role at Tiligul before focusing solely on coaching and guiding local clubs Unisport and Nistru. He was on the national team coaching staff between 1994 and 2000, working with the Under-21s, and briefly took charge of the senior side in 2001.
• A new chapter in Spiridon's career kicked off in 2004 as he became Mircea Lucescu's assistant at Shakhtar – a post he held for the next 12 years, during which Shakhtar won eight league titles and the 2008/09 UEFA Cup. Spiridon followed Lucescu to Zenit for the 2016/17 season before being appointed as Moldova's head coach in January 2018.
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|28/08/2014||UEL||PO||PAOK FC||FC Zimbru Chisinau||4-0||Salonika|
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:: Previous meetings
Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw
:: Squad list
Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)
:: Team facts
EURO finals: The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).
From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.
Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.