Rüştü Reçber

Date of birth10 May 1973
Place of birthAntalya
NationalityTurkish
Weight76 kg
Height1.86 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Rüştü Reçber was Turkey's first choice keeper since making his international debut in 1994 at the age of 22 and has now won a record number of caps for a Turkish goalie - the previous record holder being the legendary former Galatasaray keeper Turgay Seren (51 caps).

Rüştü started his career with Antalyaspor before earning his move to Fenerbahce. Strong in the air, a good shot-stopper and having superb reflexes, many observers believe him to be the best in Europe.

Although he has recently been linked to a number of moves abroad - particularly to the Premier League with Aston Villa or Manchester United - shortly before leaving for the Far East he confirmed that he intended to see out the final year of his Fener contract.

He played in all seven of Turkey's games in the 2002 World Cup finals and was selected for FIFA's All-Star squad.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Antalyaspor 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1994
Fenerbahçe 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 2003
Barcelona 01 Jul 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1996-97 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 2 1 2
2000-01 Fenerbahçe Turkish First Division 33 9 36
1
2001-02 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 8 13
1
2003-04 Barcelona Primera Liga 3
1
5
2003-04 Barcelona UEFA Cup 3 3
2004-05 Fenerbahçe UEFA Champions League 2 1 6
2006-07 Fenerbahçe UEFA Cup 1 1
2009-10 Beşiktaş UEFA Champions League 1 1
1
2011-12 Beşiktaş UEFA Europa League 5 1 4
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
16 Oct 1996 Fenerbahçe v Manchester United L 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
30 Oct 1996 Manchester United v Fenerbahçe W 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
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
16 Sep 2000 Besiktas v Fenerbahçe L 3-0 Turkish First Division
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
03 Dec 2000 Fenerbahçe v Erzurumspor W 4-2 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
01 Apr 2001 Fenerbahçe v Adanaspor W 4-0 Turkish First Division 26
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
13 May 2001 Erzurumspor v Fenerbahçe W 1-2 Turkish First Division 32
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
23 Oct 2001 Fenerbahçe v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
31 Oct 2001 Barcelona v Fenerbahçe D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group F
28 Sep 2004 Manchester United v Fenerbahçe L 6-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
08 Dec 2004 Fenerbahçe v Manchester United W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group D
19 Oct 2006 Newcastle United v Fenerbahçe L 1-0 UEFA Cup Group H


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1992-93 Turkey UEFA Under-21 7 4 7
1993-94 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2 1 1
1994-95 Turkey Canada Cup 2 1 1
1994-95 Turkey Centenary 1
1994-95 Turkey International Friendly 2 1
1994-95 Turkey Milli Futbol Takim 1 1
1994-95 Turkey UEFA European Championship 1
1
2
1995-96 Turkey International Friendly 5 1 3
1995-96 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6 1 7
1996-97 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4 2 5
1996-97 Turkey International Friendly 2
1
1 4
1996-97 Turkey South Korea Cup 1 1
1997-98 Turkey FIFA World Cup 3 1 4
1997-98 Turkey International Friendly 2 8
1998-99 Turkey UEFA European Championship 5 3 5
1999-00 Turkey UEFA European Championship 9 2 6
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 7 3 6
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 2 6
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 12 7 8
1
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly 3 2
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup 1 2
2002-03 Turkey FIFA Confederations Cup 3 6
1
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 2 4
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6 3 5
2003-04 Turkey International Friendly 8 3 8
2003-04 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3 1 1
1
2004-05 Turkey FIFA World Cup 8 2 7
1
2004-05 Turkey International Friendly 1 2
2005-06 Turkey International Friendly 6 11
2006-07 Turkey International Friendly 2 1 1
2006-07 Turkey UEFA European Championship 4 3 3
2007-08 Turkey International Friendly 1 1
2007-08 Turkey UEFA European Championship 3 1 4
2009-10 Turkey FIFA World Cup
1
2011-12 Turkey International Friendly 1 3


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 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
26 Oct 1993 Turkey v Poland W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
09 Nov 1993 Turkey v Norway W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
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
04 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey W 1-3 CANADA CUP
08 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey W 0-3 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 North 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
15 Nov 1995 Sweden v Turkey D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
14 Feb 1996 Turkey v Belarus W 3-2 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Estonia v Turkey D 0-0 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
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
30 Apr 1997 Turkey v Belgium L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
12 Jun 1997 Croatia v Turkey D 1-1 SOUTH KOREA 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
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
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
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
24 Mar 2001 Turkey v Slovakia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Mar 2001 North Macedonia v Turkey W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
02 Jun 2001 Turkey v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
06 Jun 2001 Turkey v North 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
07 Oct 2001 Moldova v Turkey W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Nov 2001 Austria v Turkey W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Turkey v Austria W 5-0 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
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
07 Sep 2002 Turkey v Slovakia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Oct 2002 North 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
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 North 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
06 Sep 2003 Liechtenstein v Turkey W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
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
18 Feb 2004 Turkey v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Croatia v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Belgium v Turkey W 2-3 International Friendly
21 May 2004 Australia v Turkey W 1-3 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
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
26 Mar 2005 Turkey v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
30 Mar 2005 Georgia v Turkey W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
04 Jun 2005 Turkey v Greece D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
17 Aug 2005 Bulgaria v Turkey L 3-1 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Turkey v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
24 May 2006 Belgium v Turkey D 3-3 International Friendly
28 May 2006 Turkey v Estonia D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Angola v Turkey W 2-3 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Turkey v North 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
07 Oct 2006 Hungary v Turkey W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
11 Oct 2006 Turkey v Moldova W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
15 Nov 2006 Italy v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Turkey L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
21 Nov 2007 Turkey v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
20 May 2008 Turkey v Slovakia W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Jun 2008 Croatia v Turkey W 1-1 (3-1) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2008 Germany v Turkey L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
14 Oct 2009 Turkey v Armenia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
26 May 2012 Finland v Turkey L 3-2 International Friendly


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