Fatih Akyel

Date of birth26 December 1977
Place of birthTekirdag
NationalityTurkish
Weight79 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender

A versatile defender who can play in the centre or as a right back he is a product of the youth system at Galatasaray. He made his first team debut in 1997, was almost immediately given his first international cap against Wales and has been a regular member of the team ever since playing in all the matches at the 2000 European Championship Finals. At club level he left Turkey to play in Spain for Real Mallorca in 2001 but the move was a disaster and he quickly moved back home to play for Fernebahce. He has converted to right back where his attacking instincts make him a real danger on the right flank.

He played in all seven of Turkey's games in the 2002 World Cup finals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Galatasaray 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 2001
Real Mallorca 01 Jul 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Galatasaray Turkish First Division 26
1
1
7
2000-01 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 9
2
1
2001-02 Real Mallorca UEFA Champions League 3
2
2
2004-05 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 1
2004-05 VfL Bochum Bundesliga
1


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
28 Sep 1999 Chelsea v Galatasaray L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
20 Oct 1999 Galatasaray v Chelsea L 0-5 UEFA Champions League Group H
13 Aug 2000 Denizlispor v Galatasaray W 0-1 Turkish First Division
19 Aug 2000 Galatasaray v Erzurumspor W 7-0 Turkish First Division
22 Aug 2000 Galatasaray v St Gallen D 2-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
25 Aug 2000 Real Madrid v Galatasaray W 1-2 UEFA Super Cup Final
06 Sep 2000 Bursaspor v Galatasaray W 0-2 Turkish First Division 3
09 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Samsunspor L 1-2 Turkish First Division
15 Sep 2000 Kocaelispor v Galatasaray W 1-4 Turkish First Division
23 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Istanbulspor D 1-1 Turkish First Division
27 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v Rangers W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
30 Sep 2000 Gençlerbirligi v Galatasaray W 1-4 Turkish First Division
14 Oct 2000 Galatasaray v Siirt Jet Pa W 4-1 Turkish First Division 8
17 Oct 2000 Rangers v Galatasaray D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
21 Oct 2000 Besiktas v Galatasaray L 3-1 Turkish First Division
07 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Sturm Graz D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
11 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Caykur Rizespor W 2-0 Turkish First Division
18 Nov 2000 Adanaspor v Galatasaray W 1-2 Turkish First Division 13
21 Nov 2000 AC Milan v Galatasaray D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
26 Nov 2000 Galatasaray v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 Turkish First Division
01 Dec 2000 Ankaragucu v Galatasaray W 1-3 Turkish First Division
06 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Paris St Germain W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
23 Dec 2000 Galatasaray v Denizlispor L 1-2 Turkish First Division
03 Feb 2001 Erzurumspor v Galatasaray W 1-2 Turkish First Division
10 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Bursaspor W 2-1 Turkish First Division
14 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Deportivo La Coruña W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
17 Feb 2001 Samsunspor v Galatasaray D 1-1 Turkish First Division
20 Feb 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Galatasaray L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
25 Feb 2001 Galatasaray v Kocaelispor L 2-3 Turkish First Division 22
13 Mar 2001 Paris St Germain v Galatasaray L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
18 Mar 2001 Siirt Jet Pa v Galatasaray W 0-1 Turkish First Division 25
31 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v Besiktas W 2-0 Turkish First Division 26
03 Apr 2001 Galatasaray v Real Madrid W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
08 Apr 2001 Yozgatspor v Galatasaray L 4-2 Turkish First Division
14 Apr 2001 Galatasaray v Antalyaspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division 28
18 Apr 2001 Real Madrid v Galatasaray L 3-0
Agg: 5-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
22 Apr 2001 Caykur Rizespor v Galatasaray W 2-4 Turkish First Division 29
06 May 2001 Fenerbahçe v Galatasaray L 2-1 Turkish First Division 31
13 May 2001 Galatasaray v Ankaragucu L 1-2 Turkish First Division 32
20 May 2001 Gaziantepspor v Galatasaray W 0-2 Turkish First Division 33
26 May 2001 Galatasaray v Trabzonspor W 4-0 Turkish First Division 34


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
1995-96 Turkey UEFA Under-18 4
1
1
1997-98 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
1
1997-98 Turkey International Friendly 3
1998-99 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3
1999-00 Turkey International Friendly 1
1999-00 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6
1
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
2
1
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 4
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 9
1
1
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly 3
1
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup 1
2002-03 Turkey FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 5
1
1
2003-04 Turkey International Friendly 2
4
2003-04 Turkey UEFA European Championship 2
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
27 Sep 1995 Russia v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
04 Oct 1995 Turkey v Czech Republic D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 4
18 Oct 1995 Czech Republic v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
08 Nov 1995 Turkey v Russia L 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 4
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
22 Apr 1998 Russia v Turkey L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1998 Turkey v Germany W 1-0 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
08 Sep 1999 Moldova v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
09 Oct 1999 Germany v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
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
15 Jun 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Belgium v Turkey W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
24 Jun 2000 Portugal v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
16 Aug 2000 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Turkey L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2000 Azerbaijan v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Nov 2000 Turkey v France L 0-4 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
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
12 Feb 2002 Turkey v Ecuador L 0-1 International Friendly
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
03 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
09 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
13 Jun 2002 Turkey v China PR W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 2002 Japan v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 2002 Turkey v Senegal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Turkey W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
21 Aug 2002 Turkey v Georgia W 3-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Turkey v Slovakia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Oct 2002 FYR Macedonia v Turkey W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Oct 2002 Turkey v Liechtenstein W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
20 Nov 2002 Italy v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Turkey v Ukraine D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 England v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
30 Apr 2003 Czech Republic v Turkey L 4-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Slovakia v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Jun 2003 Turkey v FYR Macedonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Jun 2003 Cameroon v Turkey L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
23 Jun 2003 Brazil v Turkey D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
26 Jun 2003 France v Turkey L 3-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
20 Aug 2003 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Nov 2003 Latvia v Turkey L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
31 Mar 2004 Croatia v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
24 May 2004 Australia v Turkey W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Korea Republic v Turkey W 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Korea Republic v Turkey L 2-1 International Friendly


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