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Turkey: all their EURO records and stats

Biggest wins, heaviest defeats, highest scorers, most appearances, shoot-outs, group stage stats and more.

Semih Şentürk is Turkey's all-time top EURO goalscorer
Semih Şentürk is Turkey's all-time top EURO goalscorer

Best result: Semi-finals 2008
EURO appearances: 5
EURO hosts: n/a
Overall record: P18 W4 D2 L12 F14 A30
Group stage record: P15 W4 D1 L10 F11 A24
Knockout record: P3 W0 D1 L2 F3 A6

EURO-by-EURO record
1960 Did not qualify
1964 Did not qualify
1968 Did not qualify
1972 Did not qualify
1976 Did not qualify
1980 Did not qualify
1984 Did not qualify
1988 Did not qualify
1992 Did not qualify
1996 Group stage
2000 Quarter-finals
2004 Did not qualify
2008 Semi-finals
2012 Did not qualify
2016 Group stage
2020 Group stage

EURO 2008 highlights: Turkey comeback win against Switzerland
EURO 2008 highlights: Turkey comeback win against Switzerland

TEAM RECORDS

Biggest victories
2-0: Turkey vs Belgium, 19/06/2000 (group stage)
2-0: Turkey vs Czech Republic, 21/06/2016 (group stage)

Heaviest defeats
3-0: Denmark vs Turkey, 19/06/1996 (group stage)
3-0: Spain vs Turkey, 17/06/2016 (group stage)
3-0: Turkey vs Italy, 11/06/2021 (group stage)

Highest scoring draw
1-1: Turkey vs Croatia, 20/06/2008 (quarter-finals)

Highest scoring games
5 goals: 3-2 vs Czech Republic, 15/06/2008 (group stage)
5 goals: 2-3 vs Germany, 25/06/2008 (semi-finals)

Most goals scored at a EURO
8 goals in 5 games in 2008 (av. 1.60)

Fewest goals scored at a EURO
0 goals in 3 games in 1996 (av. 0.00)

Most different goalscorers at a EURO
4: 2008

Fewest different goalscorers at a EURO
0: 1996

EURO 2008 highlights: Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic
EURO 2008 highlights: Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic

GROUP STAGE RECORDS

Appearances: 5 (1996, 2000, 2008, 2016, 2020)
Qualified from group: 2 (2000, 2008)
Group winners: 0
Group runners-up: 2 (2000, 2008)
Unbeaten group stage: 0
Winless group stage: 2 (1996, 2020)
Best group record: P3 W2 D0 L1 F5 A5 (2008)
Worst group record: P3 W0 D0 L3 F1 A8 (2020)
Fewest points to qualify: 4 (2000)
Most points without qualifying: 3 (2016)

Biggest victories
2-0: Turkey vs Belgium, 19/06/2000
2-0: Turkey vs Czech Republic, 21/06/2016

Heaviest defeats
3-0: Denmark vs Turkey, 19/06/1996
3-0: Spain vs Turkey, 17/06/2016
3-0: Turkey vs Italy, 11/06/2021

Highest scoring game
5 goals: 3-2 vs Czech Republic, 15/06/2008

Most group goals scored
5: 2008

Most group goals conceded
8: 2020

Fewest group goals scored
0: 1996

Fewest group goals conceded
2: 2000

Watch Nihat's dramatic 2008 late Turkey double
Watch Nihat's dramatic 2008 late Turkey double

KNOCKOUT RECORDS

Round of 16
N/A

Quarter-finals
P2 W1* L1
*Includes win on penalties vs Croatia (2008)

Semi-finals
P1 W0 L1

Biggest victory
N/A
*1-1 at full time, the 2008 quarter-final vs Croatia was decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Heaviest defeats
2-0: Portugal vs Turkey, 24/06/2000 (quarter-finals)

Highest scoring game
5 goals: 2-3 vs Germany, 25/06/2008 (semi-finals)

Extra time
W vs Croatia, 2008 quarter-finals (0-0 / 1-1 / 3-1 pens)

How Rüştü became Turkey's 2008 penalty hero
How Rüştü became Turkey's 2008 penalty hero

PLAYER RECORDS

Most appearances
9: Rüştü Reçber

Most goals
3: Semih Şentürk

Hat-tricks
N/A

Most tournaments with goal
1: nine players

PENALTIES

Penalty shoot-outs
W 3-1 vs Croatia, quarter-finals (20/06/2008)

EURO 2008 highlights: Turkey oust Croatia on penalties
EURO 2008 highlights: Turkey oust Croatia on penalties

ALL EURO FIXTURES

1996
11/06/1996: Turkey 0-1 Croatia (group, Nottingham)
14/06/1996: Portugal 1-0 Turkey (group, Nottingham)
19/06/1996: Turkey 0-3 Denmark (group, Sheffield)

2000
11/06/2000: Turkey 1-2 Italy (group, Arnhem)
15/06/2000: Sweden 0-0 Turkey (group, Eindhoven)
19/06/2000: Turkey 2-0 Belgium (group, Brussels)
24/06/2000: Turkey 0-2 Portugal (quarter-finals, Amsterdam)

2008
07/06/2008: Portugal 2-0 Turkey (group, Geneva)
11/06/2008: Switzerland 1-2 Turkey (group, Basel)
15/06/2008: Turkey 3-2 Czech Republic (group, Geneva)
20/06/2008: Croatia 1-1 Turkey aet, 1-3 pens (quarter-finals, Vienna)
25/06/2008: Germany 3-2 Turkey (semi-finals, Basel)

2016
12/06/2016: Turkey 0-1 Croatia (group, Paris)
17/06/2016: Spain 3-0 Turkey (group, Nice)
21/06/2016: Czech Republic 0-2 Turkey (group, Lens Agglo)

2020
11/06/2021: Turkey 0-3 Italy (group, Rome)
16/06/2021: Turkey 0-2 Wales (group, Baku)
20/06/2021: Switzerland 3-1 Turkey (group, Baku)