Nihat Kahveci

Date of birth23 November 1979
Place of birthIstanbul
NationalityTurkish
Weight71 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionForward

A young emerging striker, he made his name at Besiktas where he graduated from the youth team in 1997.

He made his international debut in October 2000 but a fractured knee halted his progress in 2001.

The injury also delayed a move to Spain and Real Sociedad, but this was completed in January 2002 and he has had a good end of season for the team.

He is a pacy striker who can play on the right wing.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Beşiktaş Turkish First Division 30
1
5
5
2000-01 Beşiktaş UEFA Champions League 9
2
2
2001-02 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 6
5
1
2002-03 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 35
23
5
1
2003-04 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 30
2
14
5
2003-04 Real Sociedad UEFA Champions League 5
3
1
2004-05 Real Sociedad Primera Liga 22
1
13
5
2008-09 Villarreal UEFA Champions League
1
2009-10 Beşiktaş UEFA Champions League
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
26 Jul 2000 Besiktas v Levski Sofia W 1-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
02 Aug 2000 Levski Sofia v Besiktas D 1-1
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Aug 2000 Besiktas v Lokomotiv Moskva W 3-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
12 Aug 2000 Besiktas v Yozgatspor W 3-0 Turkish First Division
18 Aug 2000 Antalyaspor v Besiktas W 1-2 Turkish First Division 2
23 Aug 2000 Lokomotiv Moskva v Besiktas W 1-3
Agg: 1-6
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
27 Aug 2000 Besiktas v Caykur Rizespor W 2-1 Turkish First Division
08 Sep 2000 Adanaspor v Besiktas D 1-1 Turkish First Division 4
16 Sep 2000 Besiktas v Fenerbahçe W 3-0 Turkish First Division
19 Sep 2000 Besiktas v Barcelona W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
22 Sep 2000 Ankaragucu v Besiktas W 1-5 Turkish First Division
26 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Besiktas L 6-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
01 Oct 2000 Besiktas v Gaziantepspor L 2-4 Turkish First Division
14 Oct 2000 Trabzonspor v Besiktas L 2-0 Turkish First Division
18 Oct 2000 Besiktas v Leeds United D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
21 Oct 2000 Besiktas v Galatasaray W 3-1 Turkish First Division
24 Oct 2000 Besiktas v AC Milan L 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group H
28 Oct 2000 Erzurumspor v Besiktas W 1-3 Turkish First Division
04 Nov 2000 Besiktas v Bursaspor W 2-1 Turkish First Division
08 Nov 2000 Barcelona v Besiktas L 5-0 UEFA Champions League Group H
12 Nov 2000 Samsunspor v Besiktas W 2-3 Turkish First Division
02 Dec 2000 Besiktas v Gençlerbirligi L 0-3 Turkish First Division
10 Dec 2000 Siirt Jet Pa v Besiktas D 1-1 Turkish First Division 16
16 Dec 2000 Besiktas v Denizlispor D 1-1 Turkish First Division
23 Dec 2000 Yozgatspor v Besiktas D 1-1 Turkish First Division
04 Feb 2001 Besiktas v Antalyaspor W 4-2 Turkish First Division 19
11 Feb 2001 Caykur Rizespor v Besiktas L 5-1 Turkish First Division
18 Feb 2001 Besiktas v Adanaspor W 2-1 Turkish First Division 21
25 Feb 2001 Fenerbahçe v Besiktas L 3-1 Turkish First Division 22
04 Mar 2001 Besiktas v Ankaragucu W 4-0 Turkish First Division 23
09 Mar 2001 Gaziantepspor v Besiktas L 3-1 Turkish First Division 24
31 Mar 2001 Galatasaray v Besiktas L 2-0 Turkish First Division 26
08 Apr 2001 Besiktas v Erzurumspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division 27
13 Apr 2001 Bursaspor v Besiktas W 0-1 Turkish First Division 28
20 Apr 2001 Besiktas v Samsunspor D 0-0 Turkish First Division 29
28 Apr 2001 Kocaelispor v Besiktas D 1-1 Turkish First Division 30
05 May 2001 Besiktas v Istanbulspor W 2-0 Turkish First Division 31
13 May 2001 Gençlerbirligi v Besiktas L 2-1 Turkish First Division 32
19 May 2001 Besiktas v Siirt Jet Pa W 5-1 Turkish First Division 33
25 May 2001 Denizlispor v Besiktas D 2-2 Turkish First Division 34
15 Sep 2009 Besiktas v Manchester United L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group B


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
1997-98 Turkey UEFA Under-18 1
1
1
1998-99 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
4
1998-99 Turkey Under-21 1
1999-00 Turkey UEFA Under-21 6
1
1
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 1
1
2000-01 Turkey UEFA Under-21 1
1
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 1
3
1
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly 2
1
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup
1
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 1
1
1
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 5
1
3
2003-04 Turkey International Friendly 6
2
2003-04 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3
2004-05 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
1
2
1
2004-05 Turkey International Friendly 1
2005-06 Turkey FIFA World Cup 1
1
2005-06 Turkey International Friendly 6
2
2006-07 Turkey International Friendly 1
2006-07 Turkey UEFA European Championship
2
1
2007-08 Turkey International Friendly 4
1
1
1
2007-08 Turkey UEFA European Championship 7
4
2008-09 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
2008-09 Turkey International Friendly 1
2009-10 Turkey FIFA World Cup 1
2009-10 Turkey International Friendly 2
1
1
2010-11 Turkey International Friendly
1
2010-11 Turkey UEFA European Championship 1
1
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
05 May 1998 Turkey v Lithuania W 2-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
04 Sep 1998 Turkey v Northern Ireland W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Oct 1998 Turkey v Germany W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
13 Oct 1998 Turkey v Finland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Feb 1999 Italy v Turkey D 1-1 U21
26 Mar 1999 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
04 Jun 1999 Finland v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
03 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
07 Sep 1999 Moldova v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
12 Nov 1999 Poland v Turkey L 2-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
16 Nov 1999 Turkey v Poland W 1-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
27 May 2000 Slovakia v Turkey L 2-1 UEFA U21 Final round group B
29 May 2000 England v Turkey L 6-0 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
01 Jun 2000 Turkey v Italy L 1-3 UEFA U21 Final round group B
01 Sep 2000 Turkey v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA U21 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
28 Feb 2001 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 Turkey v Albania L 0-2 International Friendly
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
07 Oct 2001 Moldova v Turkey W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Feb 2002 Turkey v Ecuador L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2002 Turkey v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Turkey v South Africa L 0-2 REUNIFICATION CUP
09 Jun 2002 Costa Rica v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
18 Jun 2002 Japan v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
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
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
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
20 Aug 2003 Turkey v Moldova W 2-0 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
19 Nov 2003 Turkey v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Turkey v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
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
18 Aug 2004 Turkey v Belarus L 1-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Turkey v Georgia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
08 Sep 2004 Greece v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
09 Oct 2004 Turkey v Kazakhstan W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Oct 2004 Denmark v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Nov 2004 Turkey v Ukraine L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
08 Oct 2005 Turkey v Germany W 2-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Albania v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
12 Nov 2005 Switzerland v Turkey L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Play-off 1st leg
26 May 2006 Turkey v Ghana D 1-1 International Friendly
28 May 2006 Turkey v Estonia D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 2006 Saudi Arabia v Turkey W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Angola v Turkey W 2-3 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Turkey v FYR Macedonia L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Luxembourg v Turkey W 0-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2006 Turkey v Malta W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
11 Oct 2006 Turkey v Moldova W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
22 Aug 2007 Romania v Turkey L 2-0 International Friendly
12 Sep 2007 Turkey v Hungary W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
17 Nov 2007 Norway v Turkey W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
21 Nov 2007 Turkey v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
06 Feb 2008 Turkey v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Belarus v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
25 May 2008 Turkey v Uruguay L 2-3 International Friendly
29 May 2008 Finland v Turkey W 0-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2008 Portugal v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
11 Jun 2008 Switzerland v Turkey W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
15 Jun 2008 Czech Republic v Turkey W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2008 Croatia v Turkey W 1-1 (3-1) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
28 Mar 2009 Spain v Turkey L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
01 Apr 2009 Turkey v Spain L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
02 Jun 2009 Turkey v Azerbaijan W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Ukraine v Turkey W 0-3 International Friendly
10 Oct 2009 Belgium v Turkey L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
22 May 2010 Turkey v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly
29 May 2010 USA v Turkey L 2-1 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Turkey v Romania W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Kazakhstan v Turkey W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Oct 2010 Azerbaijan v Turkey L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group A


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