Turkey women's national football team

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Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Crescent Stars (Ay-Yıldızlılar)
Association Turkish Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Talat Tuncel
Captain Çağla Korkmaz
Most caps Esra Erol (53)
Top scorer Yağmur Uraz (19)
FIFA code TUR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 54 Increase 2 (24 March 2017)
Highest 54 (March 2017)
Lowest 72 (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)
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.
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).
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.

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
 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

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

As of 11 April 2017[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Selda Akgöz (1993-06-09) June 9, 1993 (age 23) 9 0 Turkey Trabzon İdmanocağı
12 1GK Handan Kurga (1993-09-10) September 10, 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor

2 2DF Berna Yeniçeri (1996-01-26) January 26, 1996 (age 21) 15 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
3 2DF Didem Karagenç (1997-01-15) January 15, 1997 (age 20) 34 1 Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
4 2DF Esra Sibel Tezkan (1993-02-23) February 23, 1993 (age 24) 10 0 Germany 1. FFC Bergisch Gladbach 2009
5 2DF Ebru Uzungüney (1997-05-13) May 13, 1997 (age 19) 4 0 Germany TSV Schott Mainz
15 2DF Serra Çağan (1997-02-17) February 17, 1997 (age 20) 6 0 Turkey 1207 Antalya Döşemealtı BS
17 2DF İpek Kaya (1994-10-28) October 28, 1994 (age 22) 12 0 France Stade Brestois 29
18 2DF Fatma Işık (1991-04-20) April 20, 1991 (age 26) 3 0 Germany FV Löchgau

6 3MF Ecem Cömert (1998-02-07) February 7, 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Germany SC Freiburg
7 3MF Ece Türkoğlu (1999-04-14) April 14, 1999 (age 18) 5 1 Turkey Kdz. Ereğlispor
8 3MF Çağla Korkmaz (Captain) (1990-11-14) November 14, 1990 (age 26) 17 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
9 3MF Sevgi Çınar (1994-01-15) January 15, 1994 (age 23) 12 1 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
11 3MF Şebnem Taşkan (1994-10-26) October 26, 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Germany Bramfelder SV
13 3MF Busem Şeker (1998-07-19) July 19, 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Germany SV Henstedt-Ulzburg
14 3MF Selen Altunkulak (1997-12-02) December 2, 1997 (age 19) 3 4 France FC Metz

10 4FW Melike Pekel (1995-04-14) April 14, 1995 (age 22) 13 5 France FC Metz
16 4FW Ebru Topçu (1996-08-27) August 27, 1996 (age 20) 23 8 Turkey Konak BS

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
Talat Tuncel 2014–

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
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[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
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.

Records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Players in bold are still active.[3] As of 11 April 2017

# 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 Melahat Eryurt 1995–2002 39 18
5 Cansu Yağ 2006–2016 37 3
6 Didem Karagenç 2011–2017 34 1
7 Ayşe Kuru 1995–2001 30 0
8 Seyhan Gündüz 1997–2002 30 12
9 Ayfer Topluoğlu 1995–2002 30 0
10 Yağmur Uraz 2006–2015 30 19

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 11 April 2017

# Name Career Goals Caps Rate
1 Yağmur Uraz 2006–2015 19 30 0.63
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
6 Esra Erol 2001–2016 8 53 0.15
7 Ebru Topçu 2013– 8 23 0.35
8 Melike Pekel 2017– 5 13 0.38
9 Nurhan Çakmak 1999–2000 4 6 0.67
10 Hatice Bahar Özgüvenç 2001–2007 4 10 0.40
11 Fatma Kara 2009–2015 4 27 0.16
12 Selen Altunkulak 2017– 4 3 1.33

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kadın Futbolu" (in Turkish). TFF. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Kadın A Milli Takımı, Karadağ'ı 3-0 yendi" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Türkiye Kadın A Milli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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