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UEFA EURO: Turkey - Albania Match press kits

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TurkeyTurkeyŞükrü Saracoğlu - IstanbulFriday 11 October 2019
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Group H - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/03/2019QR (GS)Albania - Turkey0-2
ShkoderBurak Yılmaz 21, Hakan Çalhanoğlu 55
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
Turkey22003111----531165
Albania31112002----511356
FIFA*
Turkey11001100----220030
Albania10011001----200203
Friendlies
Turkey------------401339
Albania------------431093
Total
Turkey33004211----115241214
Albania41123003----114251412

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 11/09/2019 15:28CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Turkey - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Sinan Bolat03/09/198831Antwerp - 0000
-Mert Günok01/03/198930İstanbul Başakşehir - 6000
-Uğurcan Çakır05/04/199623Trabzonspor - 0000
Defenders
-Ömer Bayram27/07/199128Galatasaray - 0000
-Kaan Ayhan10/11/199424Düsseldorf - 5200
-Zeki Çelik17/02/199722LOSC - 6000
-Merih Demiral05/03/199821Juventus - 6000
-Çağlar Söyüncü23/05/199623Leicester - 1000
-Umut Meraş20/12/199523Le Havre - 2000
-Ozan Kabak25/03/200019Schalke - 0000
-Nazim Sangaré30/05/199425Antalyaspor - 0000
Midfielders
-Emre Belözoğlu07/09/198039Fenerbahçe - 3000
-Mahmut Tekdemir20/01/198831İstanbul Başakşehir - 3000
-Okay Yokuşlu09/03/199425Celta - 1000
-Hakan Çalhanoğlu08/02/199425Milan - 5100
-İrfan Can Kahveci15/07/199524İstanbul Başakşehir - 4000
-Ozan Tufan23/03/199524Fenerbahçe - 4100
-Deniz Türüc29/01/199326Fenerbahçe - 3100
-Yusuf Yazıcı29/01/199722LOSC - 5100
Forwards
-Burak Yılmaz15/07/198534Beşiktaş - 4100
-Cenk Tosun07/06/199128Everton - 4400
-Kenan Karaman05/03/199425Düsseldorf - 4000
-Enes Ünal10/05/199722Valladolid - 0000
Coach
-Şenol Güneş01/06/195267 - 6000
Albania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Etrit Berisha10/03/198930SPAL - 4000
-Thomas Strakosha19/03/199524Lazio - 2000
-Gentian Selmani09/03/199821Menemen Belediyespor - 0000
Defenders
-Frédéric Veseli20/11/199226Empoli - 4000
-Berat Djimsiti19/02/199326Atalanta - 4000
-Ardian Ismajli30/09/199623Hajduk Split - 6000
-Hysen Memolla03/07/199227KPV - 0000
-Enea Mihaj05/07/199821PAOK - 0000
-Kastriot Dermaku15/01/199227Parma - 2100
Midfielders
-Odise Roshi22/05/199128Akhmat - 3100
-Amir Abrashi27/03/199029Freiburg - 6100
-Ermir Lenjani05/08/198930Sion - 3000
-Ledian Memushaj07/12/198632Pescara - 3000
-Taulant Seferi15/11/199622Xamax - 0000
-Keidi Bare28/08/199722Málaga - 2000
-Kristi Qose10/06/199524Ružomberok - 1000
-Lorenc Trashi19/05/199227Partizani - 0000
-Ylber Ramadani12/04/199623VB - 2100
-Lindon Selahi26/02/199920Twente - 0000
-Klaus Gjasula14/12/198929Paderborn - 2000
Forwards
-Bekim Balaj11/01/199128Sturm - 4100
-Sokol Çikalleshi27/07/199029Akhisar - 4300
-Rei Manaj24/02/199722Albacete - 1000
Coach
-Edoardo Reja10/10/194574 - 4000

Last updated 11/10/2019 12:07CET

Head coach Only this chapter

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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Edoardo Reja

Date of birth: 10 October 1945
Nationality:
Italian
Playing career: SPAL, Palermo, Alessandria, Benevento
Coaching career: Molinella, Monselice (twice), Pordenone, Pro Gorizia, Treviso, Mestre, Varese, Pescara (youth), Pescara, Cosenza, Verona, Bologna, Lecce, Brescia, Torino, Vicenza, Genoa, Catania, Cagliari, Napoli, Hajduk Split, Lazio (twice), Atalanta, Albania

• Reja came through the ranks at SPAL alongside close friend Fabio Capello, the pair also featuring in the club's first team in Serie A in 1965; Reja went on to make more than 100 career appearances in Italy's top flight and also appeared for Palermo, Alessandria and Benevento before hanging up his boots in 1977.

• Started his coaching career in Serie D with Molinella in 1979, going on to have short spells at a number of lower league clubs before stepping up to Serie B in 1989, when he took charge of Pescara.

• After spells at Cosenza and Lecce, Reja led Brescia – including a young Andrea Pirlo – to the Serie B title in 1997, but opted to drop back into the second division to take charge of Torino. His Serie A debut came in 1998/99 with Vicenza, who he was unable to save from relegation but who he guided to an immediate top-flight return; subsequently also took Cagliari into Serie A in 2003/04.

• In charge of Napoli between 2005 and 2009, winning successive promotions as the club returned to Italy's highest level, with the likes of Marek Hamšík and Ezequiel Lavezzi flourishing under Reja's guidance; then had a short spell in Croatia with Hajduk.

• Returned to his homeland in February 2010, taking charge of Lazio for two years; had a second stint in 2014 prior to a short spell with Atalanta, but had not coached for three years before taking charge of the Albanian national side in April 2019, replacing fellow Italian Christian Panucci.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2608836.html#edoardo+reja

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeOvidiu Haţegan (ROU)
  • Assistant refereesOctavian Șovre (ROU) , Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
  • Fourth officialSebastian Colţescu (ROU)
  • UEFA DelegateOlzhas Abrayev (KAZ)
  • UEFA Referee observerJohn Ward (IRL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Ovidiu Haţegan14/07/1980894

Ovidiu Haţegan

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2006
FIFA badge: 2008

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

Finals
N/A

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
21/07/2009U19GS-FTTurkeySpain1-2Mariupol
17/08/2010UELPOBeşiktaş JKHJK Helsinki2-0Istanbul
20/02/2018UCLR16FC Bayern MünchenBeşiktaş JK5-0Munich
30/08/2018UELPOBeşiktaş JKFK Partizan3-0Istanbul
21/02/2019UELR32SL BenficaGalatasaray AŞ0-0Lisbon

Last updated 09/10/2019 11:14CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Turkey

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey650114215
    France650119415
    Iceland640210912
    Albania63031099
    Moldova61052173
    Andorra60060140
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 55
    Mert Günok, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Emre Belözoğlu (65 Dorukhan Toköz), Okay Yokuşlu, Gökhan Gönül (46 Zeki Çelik), Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz (88 Deniz Türüc), Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Turkey 4-0 Moldova
    1-0 Hasan Ali Kaldırım 24, 2-0 Cenk Tosun 26, 3-0 Cenk Tosun 53, 4-0 Kaan Ayhan 70
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (66 Yusuf Yazıcı), Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz, Dorukhan Toköz (84 Emre Belözoğlu), Deniz Türüc (78 Efecan Karaca), Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Turkey 2-0 France
    1-0 Kaan Ayhan 30, 2-0 Cengiz Ünder 40
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Dorukhan Toköz (90 Abdülkadir Ömür), Cengiz Ünder (85 Yusuf Yazıcı), Kenan Karaman, Mahmut Tekdemir, Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz, İrfan Kahveci (80 Ozan Tufan), Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Iceland 2-1 Turkey
    1-0 R. Sigurdsson 21, 2-0 R. Sigurdsson 32, 2-1 Dorukhan Toköz 40
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Hasan Ali Kaldırım, Ozan Tufan, Kenan Karaman (46 Yusuf Yazıcı), Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Dorukhan Toköz (85 Güven Yalçın), Merih Demiral, Burak Yılmaz, İrfan Kahveci (63 Abdülkadir Ömür), Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    Turkey 1-0 Andorra
    1-0 Ozan Tufan 89
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Çağlar Söyüncü, Emre Belözoğlu, Cenk Tosun, Hakan Çalhanoğlu (80 Emre Kılınç), Yusuf Yazıcı, Umut Meraş (61 Ozan Tufan), Güven Yalçın (46 Kenan Karaman), İrfan Kahveci
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Moldova 0-4 Turkey
    0-1 Cenk Tosun 37, 0-2 Deniz Türüc 57, 0-3 Cenk Tosun 79, 0-4 Yusuf Yazıcı 88
    Mert Günok, Zeki Çelik, Merih Demiral, Ozan Tufan, Dorukhan Toköz (87 Abdulkadir Parmak), Cenk Tosun, Umut Meraş, İrfan Kahveci (80 Yusuf Yazıcı), Kenan Karaman (70 Hakan Çalhanoğlu), Deniz Türüc, Kaan Ayhan
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    France-Turkey
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Turkey-Iceland
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Andorra-Turkey

Albania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group H - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Turkey650114215
    France650119415
    Iceland640210912
    Albania63031099
    Moldova61052173
    Andorra60060140
    Matchday 1 (22/03/2019)
    Albania 0-2 Turkey
    0-1 Burak Yılmaz 21, 0-2 Hakan Çalhanoğlu 55
    Berisha, Iván Balliu (58 Sadiku), Hysaj, Veseli, Xhimshiti, Memushaj, Xhaka, Ismajli, Balaj (58 Grezda), Uzuni, Abrashi
  • Matchday 2 (25/03/2019)
    Andorra 0-3 Albania
    0-1 Sadiku 21, 0-2 Balaj 87, 0-3 Abrashi 90+6
    Berisha, Hysaj, Xhimshiti, Grezda (70 Balaj), Basha (87 Memushaj), Sadiku, Xhaka (67 Abrashi), Ismajli, Aliji, Kaçe, Uzuni
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Iceland 1-0 Albania
    1-0 Gudmundsson 22
    Berisha, Dermaku, Lenjani, Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Basha (67 Kaçe), Xhaka (72 Ndoj), Çikalleshi (79 Sadiku), Balaj, Abrashi
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Albania 2-0 Moldova
    1-0 Çikalleshi 66, 2-0 Ramadani 90+3
    Berisha, Lenjani (57 Roshi), Hysaj, Veseli, Ismajli, Ramadani, Sadiku (57 Çikalleshi), Uzuni, Mavraj, Kaçe (84 Qose), Abrashi
  • Matchday 5 (07/09/2019)
    France 4-1 Albania
    1-0 Coman 8, 2-0 Giroud 27, 3-0 Coman 68, 4-0 Ikoné 85, 4-1 Çikalleshi 90 (P)
    Strakosha, Ramadani (53 Gjasula), Hysaj, Xhimshiti, Bare, Uzuni, Mavraj, Ismajli, Balaj (62 Çikalleshi), Roshi, Abrashi (73 Xhaka)
  • Matchday 6 (10/09/2019)
    Albania 4-2 Iceland
    1-0 Dermaku 32, 1-1 G. Sigurdsson 47, 2-1 Hysaj 52, 2-2 Sigthórsson 58, 3-2 Roshi 79, 4-2 Çikalleshi 83
    Strakosha, Lenjani (62 Roshi), Hysaj (72 Abrashi), Xhimshiti (66 Veseli), Bare, Memushaj, Manaj, Gjasula, Çikalleshi, Dermaku, Ismajli
  • Matchday 7 (11/10/2019)
    Turkey-Albania
  • Matchday 8 (14/10/2019)
    Moldova-Albania
  • Matchday 9 (14/11/2019)
    Albania-Andorra
  • Matchday 10 (17/11/2019)
    Albania-France

Last updated 11/09/2019 15:29CET

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.