Turkey women's national football team

The Turkey women's national football team represents Turkey in international women's football. The team was established in 1995, and compete in the qualification for UEFA Women's Championship and the UEFA qualifying of FIFA Women's World Cup.

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) is the sports organizing body responsible for forming the women's teams in four age categories as the women's national A team, the women's U-19 national team, the girls' U-17 national team and the girls' U-15 national team.[2] The women's U-19 national team was formed firstly in 2001, and participate at qualifications for the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. The girls' U-17 national team was founded in 2006. They play in the qualifications of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship. Established in 2009 with the main objective to develop players for future, the girls' U-15 national team take part at the Youth Olympic Games and various tournaments.[2]

Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Crescent Stars (Ay-Yıldızlılar)
AssociationTurkish Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachTalat Tuncel
CaptainÇağla Korkmaz
Most capsEsra Erol (53)
Top scorerYağmur Uraz (21)
FIFA codeTUR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 62 Decrease 1 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest54 (March 2017)
Lowest72 (December 2006)
First international
Turkey Turkey 0–8 Romania Romania
(Istanbul, Turkey; September 8, 1995)
Biggest win
Turkey Turkey 9–0 Georgia Georgia (country)
(Adana, Turkey; November 23, 2006)
Biggest defeat
TurkeyTurkey 1–12 Germany Germany
(Istanbul, Turkey; February 14, 1999)
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Turkey women's national football team in the home match against Belarus on September 17, 2014: Çağlar (12), Uraz (11), Erol (17), Göksu (4), Elgalp (18), Defterli (9), Karabulut (7), Belci (5), Karagenç (3), Çorlu (2), Kara (10).
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Turkey attacking Belarus with Bilgin Defterli on September 17, 2014.
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Turkey women's national football team in the home match against Germany on April 8, 2016: Akgöz (1), Nurlu (7), Topçu (16), Yağ (20), Pekel(10), Erol (9), Demir (18), Tezkan (4), Güvenç (3), Korkmaz (8), Kaya (17).
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Turkey's attack being stopped by Sara Däbritz (white/black) of Germany at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 5 match on April 8, 2016.

Statistics

World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Participate
Sweden 1995 Did Not Participate
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify 6 1 2 3 6 15 −9
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify 8 1 0 7 10 27 −17
China 2007 Did Not Participate
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify 8 2 1 5 10 23 −13
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify 10 4 0 6 12 31 −19
France 2019 Did Not Qualify 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10
Total 0/8 35 10 3 22 51 99 −48
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

UEFA Women's Championship
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did Not Participate
Norway 1987 Did Not Participate
West Germany 1989 Did Not Participate
Denmark 1991 Did Not Participate
Italy 1993 Did Not Participate
Germany 1995 Did Not Participate
Norway Sweden 1997 Did Not Qualify 6 0 0 6 1 21 −20
Germany 2001 Did Not Qualify 6 2 1 3 13 20 −7
England 2005 Did Not Participate
Finland 2009 Did Not Qualify 3 2 0 1 11 2 +9
Sweden 2013 Did Not Qualify 10 0 1 9 4 48 −44
Netherlands 2017 Did Not Qualify 8 1 1 6 3 24 −21
Total 0/11 33 5 3 25 32 115 −83
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

Summer Olympic Games
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
United States 1996 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Australia 2000 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Greece 2004 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2008 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Players

Current squad

List contains caps and goals scored in the A-team only.

As of 7 April 2018[3]

  • Head coach: Talat Tuncel
  • Coach: Aytürk Kıyıcı
  • Goalkeeper coach: Yasin Cirav
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Selda Akgöz June 9, 1993 (age 26) 13 0 Turkey Kdz. Ereğlispor
12 GK Fatma Şahin December 15, 1990 (age 28) 16 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor

2 DF Berna Yeniçeri January 26, 1996 (age 23) 17 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
3 DF Didem Karagenç (Captain) October 16, 1993 (age 25) 36 1 Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
4 DF Şevval Alpavut March 4, 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Turkey Kdz. Ereğlispor
5 DF Ebru Uzungüney May 13, 1997 (age 22) 7 0 Germany TSV Schott Mainz
18 DF Fatma Işık April 20, 1991 (age 28) 7 0 Germany FV Löchgau
21 DF Dilara Özlem Sucuoğlu June 8, 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Germany SV Menden 1912

6 MF Ecem Cumert February 7, 1998 (age 21) 7 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
7 MF Arzu Karabulut January 30, 1991 (age 28) 19 4 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
8 MF Çağla Korkmaz November 14, 1990 (age 28) 21 1 Germany TSV Schott Mainz
11 MF Fatma Kara June 15, 1991 (age 28) 31 3 Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
13 MF Busem Şeker July 19, 1998 (age 20) 9 0 Germany SV Henstedt-Ulzburg
14 MF Selen Altunkulak December 2, 1997 (age 21) 8 8 France FC Metz
15 MF Başak Gündoğdu April 23, 1992 (age 27) 6 0 Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
16 MF Ebru Topçu August 27, 1996 (age 22) 28 9 Turkey Konak BS
17 MF Sevgi Çınar January 15, 1994 (age 25) 16 2 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
19 MF Pakize Gözde Dökel August 17, 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FFC Recklinghausen
20 MF Selin Dişli April 15, 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Germany Fortuna Köln
22 MF Dilan Ağgül August 3, 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen II

9 FW Aycan Yanaç November 21, 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg II
10 FW Melike Pekel April 14, 1995 (age 24) 17 6 France Paris Saint-Germain

Notable former players

Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards

Managers

Manager Years
Atılay Canel 2001–2002
Hamdi Aslan 2006–2010
Yücel Uyar 2011
Nur Mustafa Gülen 2011–2012
Ogün Temizkanoğlu 2012
Nur Mustafa Gülen 2013–2014
Suat Okyar 2014
Talat Tuncel 2014–

All Time Records

  • Turkey women's national football team results

The following table shows Turkey's all-time international record, correct as of 1 June 2018.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 90 29 7 54 143 249

in source two match not record :

https://www.fifa.com/live-scores/teams/country=tur/women/matches/index.html#year1995

Friendly Women

Turkey 0 - 8 Romania 7 Sep 1995

Turkey 0 - 1 Romania 9 Sep 1995

Recent schedule and results

Official competitions

Friendly matches are not included.

Host Date Opponent Result Scorers
UEFA Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 2
 Turkey Sep 17, 2011  Spain L 1–10 Güngör
 Kazakhstan Sep 22, 2011  Kazakhstan L 0–2
 Turkey Oct 22, 2011  Kazakhstan D 0–0
 Romania Oct 27, 2011  Romania L 1–7 Defterli
 Turkey Nov 23, 2011  Romania L 1–2 Ficzay (o.g)
 Turkey Feb 15, 2012  Germany L 0–5
  Switzerland Mar 31, 2012   Switzerland L 0–5
 Spain Jun 21, 2012  Spain L 0–4 Kıraç (o.g.)
 Turkey Sep 15, 2012   Switzerland L 1–3 Uraz
 Germany Sep 19, 2012  Germany L 0–10
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA) – Group 6
 England Sep 26, 2013  England L 0–8
 Turkey Oct 31, 2013  England L 0–4
 Turkey Nov 28, 2013  Montenegro W 3–1 Çınar, Uraz, Topçu
 Turkey Feb 13, 2014  Ukraine L 0–1
 Turkey Apr 4, 2014  Wales L 1–5 Karabulut
 Belarus May 7, 2014  Belarus W 2–1 Uraz, Kara
 Wales Jun 14, 2014  Wales L 0–1
 Montenegro Jun 19, 2014  Montenegro W 3–2 Duman, Uraz, Kara
 Ukraine Sep 13, 2014  Ukraine L 0–8
 Turkey Sep 17, 2014  Belarus W 3–0 Kara, Uraz (2)
UEFA Euro 2017 qualifying – Group 5
 Turkey Sep 17, 2015  Croatia L 1–4 Uraz
 Hungary Oct 21, 2015  Hungary L 0–1
 Germany Oct 25, 2015  Germany L 0–7
 Turkey Nov 25, 2015  Russia D 0–0
 Croatia Nov 30, 2015  Croatia L 0–3
 Turkey Apr 8, 2016  Germany L 0–6
 Russia Jun 2, 2016  Russia L 0–2
 Turkey Jun 6, 2016  Hungary W 2–1 Türkoğlu, Karpova (o.g.)
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA preliminary round - Group 4
 Faroe Islands Apr 6, 2017  Montenegro W 3–0 Topçu (2), Altunkulak
Apr 8, 2017  Luxembourg W 9–1 Topçu, Pekel (3), Elias (o.g.), Altunkulak (3), Karagenç
Apr 11, 2017  Faroe Islands L 1–2 Pekel

Turkish Women's Cup

Records

Most capped players

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Esra Erol playing for Turkey national in 2014.

Players in bold are still active.[4] As of 17 June 2019

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Esra Erol 2001–2016 53 8
2 Bilgin Defterli 1999–2014 52 17
3 Çiğdem Belci 2006–2016 47 0
4 Didem Karagenç 2011– 40 2
5 Melahat Eryurt 1995–2002 39 18
6 Cansu Yağ 2006–2016 37 3
Fatma Kara 2009– 37 3
8 Ebru Topçu 2013– 34 10
9 Yağmur Uraz 2006–2015 31 21
10 Ayşe Kuru 1995–2001 30 0
Seyhan Gündüz 1997–2002 30 12
Ayfer Topluoğlu 1995–2002 30 0

Top goalscorers

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Yağmur Uraz playing for Turkey national in 2014.

Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone. Bold indicates still active players.[4]

As of 17 June 2019

# Name Career Goals Caps Rate
1 Yağmur Uraz 2006–2015 21 31 0.68
2 Melahat Eryurt 1995–2002 18 39 0.46
3 Bilgin Defterli 1999–2014 17 52 0.33
4 Seyhan Gündüz 1997–2002 12 30 0.40
5 Reyhan Şeker 2006–2013 10 21 0.48
Ebru Topçu 2013– 10 34 0.29
7 Selen Altunkulak 2017– 8 8 1.00
Esra Erol 2001–2016 8 53 0.15
9 Melike Pekel 2017– 7 21 0.33
10 Nurhan Çakmak 1999–2000 4 6 0.67
Hatice Bahar Özgüvenç 2001–2007 4 10 0.40

Hat-tricks

Scored

Player Club Against Goals Result Palce Date
Melahat Eryurt Turkey Dinarsuspor  Israel 3 8-0  ISR, Netanya February 11, 1998
Yağmur Uraz Turkey Konak Belediyespor  Georgia 3 6-0  TUR, Trabzon February 26, 2015
Selen Altunkulak France FC Metz  Luxembourg 3 9-1  FAR, Tórshavn April 8, 2017
Melike Pekel  FRA Paris Saint-Germain  Luxembourg 3 9-1  FAR, Tórshavn April 8, 2017

Conceded

Goalkeeper Player For Goals Result Place Date
Duygu Yılmaz,
Fatma Şahin
Verónica Boquete  Spain 3 1-10  TUR, Istanbul September 17, 2011
Fatma Şahin Cosmina Dușa  Romania 3 1-7  ROM, Buftea October 27, 2011
Fatma Şahin Martina Müller  Germany 3 0-10  GER, Duisburg September 19, 2012
Fatma Şahin Toni Duggan  England 3 0-8  UK, Portsmouth September 26, 2013
Fatma Şahin Jess Fishlock  Wales 3 1-5  TUR, Eskişehir April 4, 2014
Ezgi Çağlar Olha Boychenko  Ukraine 3 0-8  UKR, |Kiev September 13, 2014
Ezgi Çağlar Oksana Yakovyshyn  Ukraine 3 0-8  UKR, Kiev September 13, 2014
Selda Akgöz Isabel Kerschowski  Germany 3 0-6  TUR, Istanbul April 8, 2016

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Kadın Futbolu" (in Turkish). TFF. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  3. ^ "Kadın A Milli Takımı, Karadağ'ı 3-0 yendi" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  4. ^ a b "Türkiye Kadın A Milli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-06-06.

External links

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Ayfer Topluoğlu

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Aysun Boyacı

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Melahat Eryurt

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Nur Mustafa Gülen

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He played football in Turkish amateur and professional leagues. He was member of Beşiktaş J.K. (1980–1981), Sarıyerspor (1982–1983), Sakaryaspor (1986–1987) and Çaykur Rizespor (1987–1989) playing in the Süper Lig..

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Talat Tuncel

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Yücel Uyar

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