Leyla Güngör

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Leyla Güngör
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-05-29) May 29, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Rosengård
Youth career
1998–2004 Türk Anadolu FF Malmö
IF Limhamn Bunkeflo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
FC Rosengård
National team
2010 Turkey U-17 4 (1)
2010–2012 Turkey U-19 11 (7)
2010–2013 Turkey 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 3, 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 31, 2013

Leyla Güngör (born May 29, 1993) is a Turkish international women's footballer who plays as a defender in the Swedish Damallsvenskan for FC Rosengård. She is a member of the Turkish national team.

Early life[edit]

Leyla Güngör was born on May 29, 1993 in Malmö, Sweden to a Turkish father and Swedish mother, as their second child.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]


Leyla began playing football at the age of five following her older brother Sami's footsteps.[3] She entered the Turkish community's sports club Türk Anadolu FF Malmö, a mixed-gender team.[4] She was supported by her parents, and her grandfather took Leyla to training when her parents were at work.[1] At the age eleven, she transferred to IF Limhamn Bunkeflo. Currently, she plays in the Swedish Women's First League team FC Rosengård, which is the third club in her career.[3][4][5]


After playing some time in the Sweden women's national under-17 football team,[4] Güngör received an invitation from the Turkish Football Federation to join the Turkey national team. Enthusiastically preferring the Turkish side, she promptly accepted. In the beginning, she communicated to the team in English, because she could not speak Turkish well but could understand it.[1]

On September 11, 2010, she played for the first time in the Turkey U-19 national team at the 2011 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship First qualifying round – Group 9 against Romania, and scored both of the game's goals for her country.[6][7]

Promoted to the Turkey women's national team in 2011, she scored the only goal for Turkey in her first appearance in the match against the Spanish side at the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 2.[6][8]


  1. ^ a b c Sivaslı, Ahmet (2010-10-17). "O bir futbolcu... Leyla Güngör". NTV Spor (in Turkish). Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Player Details-Leyla Güngör". Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  3. ^ a b Akyol, Cahit (2010-06-27). "Dişi kramponlara gurbetten doping". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  4. ^ a b c "Leyla Güngör "İlk hedefimiz gruptan çıkmak"" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  5. ^ "Umeå routs Sunnanå 8–0 and other training matches". Nordic Football News. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  6. ^ a b "Leyla Güngör". UEFA. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  7. ^ "U19 Bayan Milli Takımı, Romanya'ya 3–2 yenildi" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2010-09-10. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  8. ^ "Kadın A Milli Takımı, İspanya'ya 10–1 yenildi" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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