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UEFA EURO: Albania - Turkey Match press kits

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AlbaniaAlbaniaLoro Boriçi Stadium - ShkoderFriday 22 March 2019
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Group H - Matchday -12#ALBTUR
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/10/2005QR (GS)Albania - Turkey0-1
TiranaTümer Metin 57
26/03/2005QR (GS)Turkey - Albania2-0
IstanbulNecati 3, Yıldıray Baştürk 5
1984 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/05/1983PR (GS)Albania - Turkey1-1TiranaÇetiner 73 (og); Tekin 34
27/10/1982PR (GS)Turkey - Albania1-0
IzmirKocabiyik 86
1972 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/11/1971PR (GS)Albania - Turkey3-0
TiranaPërnaska 22, 53, Pano 64
13/12/1970PR (GS)Turkey - Albania2-1
IstanbulKurt 4, Turan 43; Ziu 22
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Albania21102002----411254
Turkey22002011----421145
FIFA*
Albania10011001----200203
Turkey11001100----220030
Friendlies
Albania------------431093
Turkey------------401339
Total
Albania31113003----104241410
Turkey33003111----104241014

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 22/03/2019 12:49CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Alban Hoxha23/11/198731Partizani - 0000
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930Atalanta - 0000
-Gentian Selmani09/03/199821Laç - 0000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 0000
-Arlind Ajeti25/09/199325Grasshoppers - 0000
-Elseid Hysaj02/02/199425Napoli - 0000
-Berat Xhimshiti19/02/199326Atalanta - 0000
-Iván Balliu01/01/199227Metz - 0000
-Naser Aliji27/12/199325Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199622Hajduk Split - 0000
-Enea Mihaj05/06/199820Panetolikos - 0000
Midfielders
-Migjen Basha05/01/198732Aris - 0000
-Taulant Xhaka28/03/199127Basel - 0000
-Amir Abrashi27/03/199028Freiburg - 0000
-Ergys Kaçe08/07/199325Panathinaikos - 0000
-Ledian Memushaj 07/12/198632Pescara - 0000
-Kristi Qose10/06/199523Ružomberok - 0000
-Lorenc Trashi19/05/199226Partizani - 0000
-Eros Grezda15/04/199523Rangers - 0000
-Kristal Abazaj06/07/199622Osijek - 0000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Akhmat - 0000
-Armando Sadiku27/05/199127Lugano - 0000
-Myrto Uzuni31/05/199523Lokomotiva Zagreb - 0000
Coach
-Christian Panucci12/04/197345 - 0000
Turkey - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Sinan Bolat03/09/198830Royal Antwerp - 0000
-Mert Günok01/03/198930İstanbul Başakşehir - 0000
-Uğurcan Çakır05/04/199622Trabzonspor - 0000
Defenders
-Gökhan Gönül04/01/198534Beşiktaş - 0000
-Hasan Ali Kaldırım09/12/198929Fenerbahçe - 0000
-Emre Taşdemir08/08/199523Galatasaray - 0000
-Zeki Çelik17/02/199722LOSC - 0000
-Merih Demiral05/03/199821Sassuolo - 0000
-Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199622Leicester - 0000
-Ozan Kabak25/03/200018Stuttgart - 0000
Midfielders
-Emre Belözoğlu07/09/198038İstanbul Başakşehir - 0000
-Mahmut Tekdemir20/01/198831İstanbul Başakşehir - 0000
-Yunus Mallı24/02/199227Wolfsburg - 0000
-Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199425Celta - 0000
-Hakan Çalhanoğlu08/02/199425Milan - 0000
-Kaan Ayhan10/11/199424Düsseldorf - 0000
-Deniz Türüc29/01/199326Kayserispor - 0000
-Emre Kılınç23/08/199424Sivasspor - 0000
-Yusuf Yazıcı29/01/199722Trabzonspor - 0000
-Dorukhan Toköz21/05/199622Beşiktaş - 0000
Forwards
-Burak Yılmaz15/07/198533Beşiktaş - 0000
-Cenk Tosun07/06/199127Everton - 0000
-Güven Yalçın18/01/199920Beşiktaş - 0000
Coach
-Şenol Güneş01/06/195266 - 0000

Last updated 22/03/2019 13:10CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Christian Panucci

Date of birth: 12 April 1973
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Genoa, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Internazionale Milano, Chelsea (loan), Monaco, Roma, Parma
Coaching career: Russia (assistant), Livorno, Ternana, Albania

• Having risen through the ranks at Genoa, Panucci spent two seasons in the first team before leaving for Milan in 1993, winning the Scudetto and UEFA Champions League in his first season with the Rossoneri.

• A right-back who could cover in central defence, he captured a second Serie A title with Milan followed in 1996. Panucci moved to Real Madrid midway through 1996/97, becoming first Italian to play for Spanish giants, winning another league title that season and the UEFA Champions League again in 1998.

• Short spells at Inter, Chelsea and Monaco preceded his 2001 move to Roma, for whom he would make more than 300 appearances over the next eight years, winning the Coppa Italia twice. He hung up his boots in 2010 after a year with Parma.

• Twice a UEFA European Under-21 Championship winner with Italy, Panucci won 57 caps in a senior career spanning 14 years. Made his major tournament bow at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and scored the added-time goal against Scotland that took Italy to UEFA EURO 2008.

• Worked as Fabio Capello's assistant coach with Russia before striking out on his own; had short spells in charge of Serie B sides Livorno and Ternana before being appointed to succeed fellow Italian Gianni De Biasi as Albania coach in July 2017.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2498505.html#christian+panucci

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Şenol Güneş

Date of birth: 1 June 1952
Nationality: Turkish
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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1668483.html#senol+gunes

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTobias Stieler (GER)
  • Assistant refereesMike Pickel (GER) , Christian Gittelmann (GER)
  • Fourth officialChristian Dingert (GER)
  • UEFA DelegateGraham Hover (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerKristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Tobias Stieler02/07/1981029

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
09/07/2015UEL1QRFK PartizaniStrømsgodset IF0-1Tirana
08/11/2018UELGSKRC GenkBeşiktaş JK1-1Genk

Last updated 22/03/2019 13:05CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Albania0000000
    Andorra0000000
    France0000000
    Iceland0000000
    Moldova0000000
    Turkey0000000
    (22/03/2019)
    Albania-Turkey
  • (25/03/2019)
    Andorra-Albania
  • (08/06/2019)
    Iceland-Albania
  • (11/06/2019)
    Albania-Moldova
  • (07/09/2019)
    France-Albania
  • (10/09/2019)
    Albania-Iceland
  • (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Turkey

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Albania0000000
    Andorra0000000
    France0000000
    Iceland0000000
    Moldova0000000
    Turkey0000000
    (22/03/2019)
    Albania-Turkey
  • (25/03/2019)
    Turkey-Moldova
  • (08/06/2019)
    Turkey-France
  • (11/06/2019)
    Iceland-Turkey
  • (07/09/2019)
    Turkey-Andorra
  • (10/09/2019)
    Moldova-Turkey
  • (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • (14/10/2019)
    France-Turkey
  • (14/11/2019)
    Turkey-Iceland
  • (17/11/2019)
    Andorra-Turkey

Last updated 22/03/2019 12:50CET

Legend

:: 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.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
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.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.