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List Rules Soccer players from Turkey or played for the Turkish national team.

Who comes to mind when you think of the best Turkish soccer players of all time? For many soccer fans, famous footballers such as Hakan Şükür and Arda Turan have to be in the top ten. So to see which Turkish footballers truly stand out, fans like you have voted on who they think are the best of all time. It can be a pitched battle, as there have been many top footballers from Turkey.

The list below is formatted so that the soccer players with the most votes are at the top of the list. Short biographies, photos, and details such as positions played are included when available. If you're searching for a particular famous Turkish soccer player, you can use the search box to find what you're looking for. So, if you've ever wondered whether one Turkish footballer was better than another, this list answers that question.

So who qualifies to be in the running for the best soccer players from Turkey? The player must either be Turkish born or have played for the Turkish national soccer team. So players such as Mesut Özil, who is of Turkish descent but played for Arsenal and the German national team, are not eligible. Players that are eligible for this list include Rüştü Reçber, who played for the Turkey national team.

This list should answer any questions about who are the best Turkish soccer players of all time, once and for all. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of the best Turkish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy learning about.

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Arda Turan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Arda Turan Forward, Midfielder

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Hakan Şükür is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Hakan Şükür Forward

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Rüştü Reçber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Rüştü Reçber Goalkeeper

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Metin Oktay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Metin Oktay Forward

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Nihat Kahveci is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Nihat Kahveci Forward

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Sergen Yalçın is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Sergen Yalçın Midfielder

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Tugay Kerimoğlu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Tugay Kerimoğlu Midfielder

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Lefter Küçükandonyadis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Hasan Sas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Hasan Sas Forward, Midfielder

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İlhan Mansız is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
İlhan Mansız Forward

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Nuri Şahin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Nuri Şahin Midfielder

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Hamit Altıntop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Hamit Altıntop Midfielder

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Tuncay Şanlı is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Tuncay Şanlı Forward, Midfielder

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Tanju Çolak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Tanju Çolak Forward

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Bülent Korkmaz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Bülent Korkmaz Defender

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Ümit Davala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Ümit Davala Defender, Midfielder

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Burak Yılmaz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Burak Yılmaz Forward, Midfielder

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Gökdeniz Karadeniz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Gökdeniz Karadeniz Defender, Midfielder

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Yıldıray Baştürk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Caner Erkin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Caner Erkin Midfielder

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Alpay Özalan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Alpay Özalan Defender

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Şenol Güneş is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Şenol Güneş Goalkeeper

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Can Bartu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Can Bartu Midfielder

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Ali Sami Yen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Volkan Demirel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Volkan Demirel Goalkeeper

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Ümit Karan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Ümit Karan Forward

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Aykut Kocaman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Aykut Kocaman Forward

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Hakan Balta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Hakan Balta Defender

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İlkay Gündoğan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
İlkay Gündoğan Midfielder

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Ergün Penbe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Ergün Penbe Defender, Midfielder

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Hakan Ünsal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Fatih Tekke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Fatih Tekke Forward

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Gökhan Inler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Gökhan Inler Midfielder

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Mehmet Aurélio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Mehmet Aurélio Midfielder

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Ogün Temizkanoğlu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Suat Kaya is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Fatih Terim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Fatih Terim Defender

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Okan Buruk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Okan Buruk Midfielder

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Tümer Metin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Tümer Metin Midfielder

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Feyyaz Uçar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Feyyaz Uçar Forward, Midfielder

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Tolga Zengin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Tolga Zengin Goalkeeper

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Volkan Şen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Volkan Şen Midfielder

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Mehmet Özdilek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Mehmet Özdilek Midfielder

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Oktay Derelioğlu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Elvir Baljić is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Elvir Baljić Forward, Midfielder

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Necati Ateş is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Necati Ateş Forward

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Abdullah Ercan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Abdullah Ercan Defender, Midfielder

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Cemil Turan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey

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Mustafa Denizli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Mustafa Denizli Forward

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Egemen Korkmaz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Turkey
Egemen Korkmaz Defender