Abdullah Ercan

Date of birth08 December 1971
Place of birthIstanbul
NationalityTurkish
Weight71 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

A Swiss born player who has Turkish citizenship he has been one of the national teams best attacking weapons since making his debut in 1993. He began his club career at Beyoglu Yeni Carsi and had offers from Fernebahce and Trabzonspor but chose the latter for which he signed in 1993. He played for the national side at the 1996 and 2000 European Championship Finals but was dropped from the team after a poor display against Italy. At club level he moved to current Fernebahce in the summer of 1999 and has since turned down moves to several to European clubs. He has a good engine, excellent crossing ability with the main criticism being he has yet to score an international goal. He does however do more than his fair share of defending a definite to start here.

Appearances in World Cup Qualification: 8 (1).

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Trabzonspor 01 Jul 1999
Fenerbahçe 01 Jul 1999

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Fenerbahçe Turkish First Division 28
1
1
6
2
2001-02 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 7


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Aug 2000 Kocaelispor v Fenerbahçe W 0-4 Turkish First Division
20 Aug 2000 Fenerbahçe v Istanbulspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division
26 Aug 2000 Gençlerbirligi v Fenerbahçe L 3-1 Turkish First Division
10 Sep 2000 Fenerbahçe v Siirt Jet Pa W 4-2 Turkish First Division 4
24 Sep 2000 Fenerbahçe v Yozgatspor W 3-1 Turkish First Division
01 Oct 2000 Antalyaspor v Fenerbahçe W 0-1 Turkish First Division
15 Oct 2000 Fenerbahçe v Caykur Rizespor W 1-0 Turkish First Division
20 Oct 2000 Adanaspor v Fenerbahçe D 1-1 Turkish First Division 9
27 Oct 2000 Fenerbahçe v Denizlispor W 5-2 Turkish First Division
05 Nov 2000 Fenerbahçe v Ankaragucu W 5-1 Turkish First Division 11
10 Nov 2000 Gaziantepspor v Fenerbahçe L 2-1 Turkish First Division
19 Nov 2000 Fenerbahçe v Trabzonspor W 5-2 Turkish First Division
26 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 Turkish First Division
09 Dec 2000 Bursaspor v Fenerbahçe D 2-2 Turkish First Division
15 Dec 2000 Fenerbahçe v Samsunspor W 2-1 Turkish First Division
22 Dec 2000 Fenerbahçe v Kocaelispor W 4-0 Turkish First Division
04 Feb 2001 Istanbulspor v Fenerbahçe W 1-2 Turkish First Division
11 Feb 2001 Fenerbahçe v Gençlerbirligi W 3-0 Turkish First Division
17 Feb 2001 Siirt Jet Pa v Fenerbahçe W 0-4 Turkish First Division 21
25 Feb 2001 Fenerbahçe v Besiktas W 3-1 Turkish First Division 22
03 Mar 2001 Yozgatspor v Fenerbahçe W 2-3 Turkish First Division 23
11 Mar 2001 Fenerbahçe v Antalyaspor W 2-1 Turkish First Division 24
17 Mar 2001 Caykur Rizespor v Fenerbahçe D 1-1 Turkish First Division 25
15 Apr 2001 Ankaragucu v Fenerbahçe L 2-1 Turkish First Division 28
21 Apr 2001 Fenerbahçe v Gaziantepspor W 4-3 Turkish First Division 29
29 Apr 2001 Trabzonspor v Fenerbahçe L 1-0 Turkish First Division 30
06 May 2001 Fenerbahçe v Galatasaray W 2-1 Turkish First Division 31
20 May 2001 Fenerbahçe v Bursaspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division 33
26 May 2001 Samsunspor v Fenerbahçe W 1-3 Turkish First Division 34
08 Aug 2001 Rangers v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
22 Aug 2001 Fenerbahçe v Rangers W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
18 Sep 2001 Fenerbahçe v Barcelona D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
25 Sep 2001 Fenerbahçe v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
10 Oct 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group E
17 Oct 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
31 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Turkey UEFA European Championship
1
1990-91 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
2
1991-92 Turkey International Friendly 1
1991-92 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1992-93 Turkey UEFA Under-21 8
1992-93 Turkey Under-21 1
1
1993-94 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
1
1993-94 Turkey International Friendly 2
1994-95 Turkey Canada Cup 1
1994-95 Turkey Centenary 1
1994-95 Turkey International Friendly 5
1
1994-95 Turkey Milli Futbol Takim 1
1994-95 Turkey UEFA European Championship 4
1
1995-96 Turkey International Friendly 5
1995-96 Turkey UEFA European Championship 5
1996-97 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 Turkey International Friendly 3
1996-97 Turkey Kirin Japan Cup 1
1996-97 Turkey South Korea Cup 1
1997-98 Turkey FIFA World Cup 3
1997-98 Turkey International Friendly 2
1998-99 Turkey UEFA European Championship 5
1999-00 Turkey International Friendly 1
1999-00 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6
2
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 3
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 3
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly 1
2
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Nov 1990 Turkey v Poland L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group
16 Apr 1991 Poland v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group
17 Apr 1991 Poland v Turkey L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
30 Apr 1991 Turkey v England D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group
17 Jul 1991 Iceland v Turkey L 5-1 International Friendly
15 Oct 1991 England v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
12 Nov 1991 Turkey v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
25 Aug 1992 Turkey v Bulgaria W 2-1 U21
22 Sep 1992 Poland v Turkey L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
27 Oct 1992 Turkey v San Marino W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
17 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
15 Dec 1992 Turkey v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
23 Feb 1993 Netherlands v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
09 Mar 1993 San Marino v Turkey W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 2
30 Mar 1993 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
27 Apr 1993 Norway v Turkey L 5-2 UEFA U21 Group 2
27 Oct 1993 Turkey v Poland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
10 Nov 1993 Turkey v Norway W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
23 Feb 1994 Turkey v Czech Republic L 1-4 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Turkey v Russia L 0-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1994 FYR Macedonia v Turkey W 0-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Hungary v Turkey D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 Oct 1994 Turkey v Iceland W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Dec 1994 Turkey v Switzerland L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
21 Dec 1994 Italy v Turkey L 3-1 International Friendly
15 Feb 1995 Turkey v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Mar 1995 Turkey v Israel W 2-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Turkey v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
26 Apr 1995 Switzerland v Turkey W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey W 1-3 CANADA CUP
12 Jun 1995 Turkey v Honduras W 1-0 International Friendly
18 Jun 1995 Paraguay v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
21 Jun 1995 Turkey v New Zealand W 2-1 MILLI FUTBOL TAKIM
23 Jun 1995 Chile v Turkey D 0-0 CENTENARY
30 Aug 1995 Turkey v FYR Macedonia W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 1995 Turkey v Hungary W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Oct 1995 Finland v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Iceland v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Feb 1996 Turkey v Belarus W 3-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 1996 Czech Republic v Turkey L 3-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Finland v Turkey L 2-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 1996 Turkey v Croatia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 1996 Portugal v Turkey L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 1996 Turkey v Denmark L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Aug 1996 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Belgium v Turkey L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
09 Oct 1996 France v Turkey L 4-0 International Friendly
10 Nov 1996 Turkey v San Marino W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
14 Dec 1996 Wales v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
12 Feb 1997 Turkey v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 Turkey v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
12 Jun 1997 Croatia v Turkey D 1-1 SOUTH KOREA CUP
15 Jun 1997 Japan v Turkey L 1-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
20 Aug 1997 Turkey v Wales W 6-4 FIFA World Cup Group 7
10 Sep 1997 San Marino v Turkey W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Oct 1997 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
21 Jan 1998 Turkey v Albania L 1-4 International Friendly
18 Feb 1998 Israel v Turkey L 4-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Oct 1998 Turkey v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Oct 1998 Turkey v Finland L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Mar 1999 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
05 Jun 1999 Finland v Turkey W 2-4 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Germany v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 Turkey v Norway L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Turkey v Italy L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Belgium v Turkey W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Aug 2000 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Turkey L 2-0 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Turkey v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Mar 2001 FYR Macedonia v Turkey W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
25 Apr 2001 Turkey v Albania L 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Turkey v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
06 Jun 2001 Turkey v FYR Macedonia D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2001 Norway v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Slovakia v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2001 Turkey v Sweden L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Nov 2001 Austria v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
26 Mar 2002 Turkey v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Turkey v Chile W 2-0 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa L 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.