Turkey women's national football team

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Turkey
Nickname(s) Crescent Stars (Ay-Yıldızlılar)
Association Turkish Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Suat Okyar
Captain Bilgin Defterli
Most caps Bilgin Defterli (52)
Top scorer Melahat Eryurt (18)
FIFA code TUR
FIFA ranking 62 Decrease 4 (27 March 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 57 (June 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 72 (December 2006)
First colours
Second colours
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)
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).
Turkey attacking Belarus with Bilgin Defterli on September 17, 2014.


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.[1] 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.[1]

Recent schedule and results[edit]

Official competitions[edit]

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
 Germany TBC  Germany
 Russia TBC  Russia
 Hungary TBC  Hungary
 Turkey TBC  Germany
 Turkey TBC  Russia
 Turkey TBC  Hungary
 Turkey TBC  Croatia
 Croatia TBC  Croatia

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

As of 26 February 2015[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Fatma Şahin (1990-12-15) December 15, 1990 (age 24) 13 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
12 1GK Ezgi Çağlar (1991-07-03) July 3, 1991 (age 23) 7 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
23 1GK Meryem Koç (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 29) Turkey Adana İdman Yurdu
2 2DF Sevinç Çorlu (1990-12-03) December 3, 1990 (age 24) 5 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
3 2DF Didem Karagenç (1993-10-16) October 16, 1993 (age 21) 23 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
4 2DF Yaşam Göksu (1995-09-25) September 25, 1995 (age 19) 4 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
5 2DF Çiğdem Belci (1987-06-17) June 17, 1987 (age 27) 38 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
13 2DF Sibel Duman (1990-02-23) February 23, 1990 (age 25) 12 1 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
17 2DF Esra Erol (1985-11-06) November 6, 1985 (age 29) 43 7 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
6 3MF Ceren Nurlu (1992-01-12) January 12, 1992 (age 23) 4 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
8 3MF Emine Ecem Esen (1994-05-03) May 3, 1994 (age 21) 10 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
9 3MF Bilgin Defterli (C) (1980-11-01) November 1, 1980 (age 34) 52 17 Germany Alemannia Aachen
10 3MF Fatma Kara (1991-06-15) June 15, 1991 (age 23) 27 4 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
11 3MF Yağmur Uraz (1990-02-19) February 19, 1990 (age 25) 24 16 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
15 3MF Elif Deniz (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 22) 9 0 Turkey Trabzon İdmanocağı
16 3MF Hanife Demiryol (1992-09-19) September 19, 1992 (age 22) 4 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
22 3MF Büşra Ahlatcı (1990-08-09) August 9, 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
7 4FW Arzu Karabulut (1991-01-30) January 30, 1991 (age 24) 14 3 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
14 4FW Emine Gümüş (1992-07-12) July 12, 1992 (age 22) 3 0 Turkey Adana İdmanyurduspor
18 4FW Eylül Elgalp (1991-01-09) January 9, 1991 (age 24) 26 2 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
19 4FW Ebru Topçu (1988-04-18) April 18, 1988 (age 27) 9 4 Turkey Konak Belediyespor

Notable former players[edit]

Managers[edit]

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–present

Statistics[edit]

World Cup[edit]

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
Total 0/7 32 8 3 21 38 96 -58
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship[edit]

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
Total 0/11 25 4 2 19 29 91 -62
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Players in bold are still active.[3] As of 26 February 2015

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Bilgin Defterli 1999–2014 52 17
2 Esra Erol 2001–2015 43 7
3 Melahat Eryurt 1995–2002 39 18
4 Çiğdem Belci 2006–2015 38 0
5 Cansu Yağ 2006–2013 34 4
6 Ayşe Kuru 1995–2001 30 0
7 Seyhan Gündüz 1997–2002 30 12
8 Ayfer Topluoğlu 1995–2002 30 0
9 Feride Akgün 1995–2002 29 2
10 Reyhan Yüksekoğlu 1997–2002 29 2

Top goalscorers[edit]

Goalscorers with an equal number of goals are ranked in chronological order of reaching the milestone. Bold indicates still active players.[3] As of 26 February 2015

# Name Career Goals Caps Rate
1 Melahat Eryurt 1995–2002 18 39 0.46
2 Bilgin Defterli 1999–2014 17 52 0.33
3 Yağmur Uraz 2006–2015 16 24 0.67
4 Seyhan Gündüz 1997–2002 12 30 0.40
5 Reyhan Şeker 2006–2013 10 21 0.48
6 Esra Erol 2001–2015 7 43 0.16
7 Nurhan Çakmak 1999–2000 4 6 0.67
8 Hatice Bahar Özgüvenç 2001–2007 4 10 0.40
9 Cansu Yağ 2006–2013 4 34 0.12
10 Fatma Kara 2009–2015 4 27 0.16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kadın Futbolu" (in Turkish). TFF. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Women's A National Team beat Belarus: 3-0". Turkish Football Federation. 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2014-09-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Türkiye Kadın A Milli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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