Tugay Kerimoglu

Date of birth24 August 1970
Place of birthIstanbul
NationalityTurkish
Weight74 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Tugay has had a long and varied career and had developed into one of the most influential players in the Turkish national team.

He began his playing career at Galatasaray in 1988 as a product of the youth system and broke into the first team in 1990.

He made his international debut in 1992 and was a member of the team that won the 1993 Gold Medal at the Mediterranean Games.

He played at the 1996 and 2000 European Championship Finals but was sent home from the 2000 European Championships when, after being substituted in the match against Belgium, he threw a water bottle at coach Mustapha Denizli.

At club level, he won four Turkish titles before Scottish club Rangers signed him in January 2000 for £1.3million and he became the first Turkish player to appear in Scotland.

He failed to hold down a firs team place and left to join Premiership side Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2001.

He is a strong and effective player as a libero or in midfield that can play on the left, and he played in all seven of Turkey's games in the 2002 World Cup finals.

Tugay's contract at Blackburn Rovers was extended to June 2006 in April 2005, then to June 2007 in March 2006, to June 2008 in May 2007 and to June 2009 in May 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Galatasaray 15 Aug 1988 22 Jan 2000
Rangers 22 Jan 2000 20 Jul 2001
Blackburn Rovers 20 Jul 2001 30 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Galatasaray UEFA Champions League 1
1999-00 Rangers Scottish FA Cup 1
3
1
1999-00 Rangers Scottish Premier League 9
7
1
2000-01 Rangers Scottish FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Rangers Scottish League Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 Rangers Scottish Premier League 17
9
3
7
2000-01 Rangers UEFA Champions League 5
2
2000-01 Rangers UEFA Cup 1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 5
1
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 32
1
3
8
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 32
5
1
5
1
2002-03 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 4
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 30
6
1
4
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 13
8
6
1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 5
3
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 23
4
1
4
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 3
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 26
4
1
3
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 7
1
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 12
8
2
4
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2
2
1
2007-08 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 15
14
1
3


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
20 Oct 1999 Galatasaray v Chelsea L 0-5 UEFA Champions League 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 Goals Y R
1988-89 Turkey International Friendly
1
1988-89 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1989-90 Turkey International Friendly 1
1989-90 Turkey OT 1
1989-90 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1990-91 Turkey International Friendly 1
1990-91 Turkey UEFA European Championship 1
1990-91 Turkey UEFA Under-21 2
1991-92 Turkey International Friendly 7
1
1991-92 Turkey UEFA European Championship 2
1992-93 Turkey FIFA World Cup 5
1992-93 Turkey Mediterranean Games 1
1993-94 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
1
1993-94 Turkey International Friendly 1
1994-95 Turkey Canada Cup 1
1
1994-95 Turkey Centenary 1
1994-95 Turkey International Friendly 3
1994-95 Turkey Milli Futbol Takim 1
1994-95 Turkey UEFA European Championship 1
1995-96 Turkey International Friendly 6
2
1995-96 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6
1996-97 Turkey FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 Turkey International Friendly 1
1
1998-99 Turkey UEFA European Championship 4
1
1999-00 Turkey International Friendly 1
1999-00 Turkey UEFA European Championship 2
4
2000-01 Turkey FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Turkey International Friendly 1
2001-02 Turkey FIFA World Cup 10
4
2001-02 Turkey International Friendly 3
2001-02 Turkey Reunification Cup 1
2002-03 Turkey International Friendly 4
2002-03 Turkey UEFA European Championship 6
2003-04 Turkey International Friendly 2
2003-04 Turkey UEFA European Championship 4
1
2006-07 Turkey International Friendly 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
09 Jul 1988 Turkey v Japan W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Nov 1988 Austria v Turkey L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 May 1989 Turkey v USSR L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
24 Oct 1989 Turkey v Austria D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
14 Nov 1989 USSR v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
25 Apr 1990 Romania v Turkey D 2-2 OT
27 May 1990 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1990 Hungary v Turkey L 4-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Apr 1991 Poland v Turkey L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group
30 Apr 1991 Turkey v England D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group
15 Jul 1991 Faroe Islands v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Jul 1991 Iceland v Turkey L 5-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 1991 Bulgaria v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1991 Turkey v USA D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 England v Turkey L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
13 Nov 1991 Turkey v Republic of Ireland L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Feb 1992 Turkey v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Luxembourg v Turkey W 2-3 International Friendly
08 Apr 1992 Turkey v Denmark W 2-1 International Friendly
30 May 1992 Germany v Turkey L 1-0 International Friendly
23 Sep 1992 Poland v Turkey L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
16 Dec 1992 Turkey v Netherlands L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
24 Feb 1993 Netherlands v Turkey L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
10 Mar 1993 San Marino v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 Mar 1993 Turkey v England L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
26 Jun 1993 Turkey v Algeria W 2-0 Mediterranean Games
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
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
08 Mar 1995 Turkey v Israel W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey W 1-3 CANADA CUP
08 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey W 0-3 CANADA CUP
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
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
26 Mar 1996 Czech Republic v Turkey L 3-0 International Friendly
01 May 1996 Turkey v Ukraine W 3-2 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
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
30 Apr 1997 Turkey v Belgium L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
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
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st 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
28 Feb 2001 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 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
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
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
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
19 Nov 2003 Turkey v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
07 Feb 2007 Georgia v Turkey L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2007 Brazil v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly


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