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Halil extends Club Record

Turkey international striker takes his tally to six goals

9 June 2022

Brentford striker Halil Dervişoğlu has extended his existing Club Record for most goals scored in international football while contracted to The Bees. Halil, a Turkish international, has held the Club Record since the end of last year. His total of six international goals is now three times as many as any other man has scored while with Brentford.

Turkey had a fine win in UEFA Nations League C Group One on Tuesday evening. The beat Lithuania 6-0 away from home with Halil scoring the final goal. He was also involved in two other goals as he completed the 90 minutes and earned his 11th cap.

The 22-year-old, who spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Galatasaray Spor Kulübü in his home country, is one of only nine Brentford players to earn ten or more caps. He reached that landmark earlier this month and has scored two in two for his country in the current international window. It is his goal scoring exploits that put him out on his own in Brentford history.

Only 15 men have scored goals for their countries while on Brentford’s books. Only four players have scored more than one and only Halil has scored more than two. Dai Hopkins played for Wales while on Brentford’s books in the 1930s. He earned 12 caps and scored two goals. Both were Club Records when he finished his career, and both have now been surpassed.

Marcus Forss has scored two goals for Finland and Brentford’s Denmark international midfield player Christian Eriksen has scored two in the four caps he has earned since joining The Bees in January. Other current Brentford players could chase Halil down. Mathias Jensen and Christian Nørgaard have both scored once for Denmark while Tariqe Fosu, for Ghana, and Yoane Wissa, for Democratic Republic of Congo, have international goals to their credit.

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