Turkish Women's First Football League

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Turkish Women's First Football League
Kadınlar 1. Futbol Ligi
TFF Women's Football logo.jpg
Founded1994
Country Turkey
ConfederationUEFA
Divisions1
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toKadınlar 2. Futbol Ligi
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsAtaşehir Belediyespor
(2017–18)
Most championshipsKonak Belediyespor (5 titles)
WebsiteWomens League TFF
2018–19 Turkish Women's First Football League

The Turkish Women's First Football League (Turkish: Kadınlar 1. Futbol Ligi) is the top level women's football league of Turkey. Eight teams play a double round robin to decide a champion, which qualifies for a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

The league gains little attention in Turkey, and most matches are watched only by relatives of the team's players.[1] Fashion One TV became the official media sponsor of the league for the 2010–11 season.[2]

Format[edit]

In an effort to increase quality of the league, in the 2009–10 season two teams were relegated and four teams were promoted to the first league. Thus, the 2010–11 season consisted of twelve teams.[3] After playing two groups with six teams and then having a championship and relegation group, the 2012–13 season was played as a double-round robin with ten teams again. The winner after 18 games was the champion and qualifies for the UEFA Women's Champions League, the bottom two teams get relegated.

In 2016–17 there again was introduced a championship and relegation round after the regular season.

[edit]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, the Women's Second League teams İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor (Samsun), Karşıyaka BESEM Spor (Izmir), Eskişehirspor (Eskişehir) and Gazikentspor (Gaziantep) were promoted to the Women's First League after winning the play-offs.[4] Marmara Üniversitesi Spor (Istanbul) and İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor (İzmit) were relegated to the Second League.

1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor (Antalya) and Kireçburnu Spor (Istanbul) were promoted from the Second League to the First League at the end of the 2014–15 season. Derince Belediyespor (Derince, Kocaeli) and Karşıyaka BESEM Spor (Izmir) were relegated to the Second League.

The Second League's 2015–16 season ended with Beşiktaş J.K. from Istanbul and Amasya Eğitim Spor from Amasya promoted to the First League. Gazikentspor from Gaziantep and Eskişehirspor from Eskişehir were relegated to the Second League.

2016–17 season[edit]

Season 2016–17
Team Hometown 2016–17 finish
1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor Antalya 4th
Adana İdmanyurduspor Adana 7th
Amasya Eğitim Spor Amasya 2nd, 2. Ligi
Ataşehir Belediyespor İstanbul 2nd
Beşiktaş J.K. İstanbul 1st, 2. Ligi
İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor Samsun 8th
Kdz. Ereğlispor Karadeniz Ereğli 6th
Kireçburnu Spor İstanbul 5th
Konak Belediyespor İzmir 1st
Trabzon İdmanocağı Trabzon 3rd

Past winners[edit]

2013–14 Women's First League match Ataşehir Belediyespor (red) vs Kdz. Ereğlispor (blue)
2013–14 Women's First League match Marmara Üniversitesispor (blue/black) vs Konak Belediyespor (red)
2014–15 Women's First League match Ataşehir Belediyespor (white/red) vs Adana İdmanyurduspor (red/blue)
2014–15 Women's First League match Ataşehir Belediyespor (red) vs İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor (white/navy)
2015–16 Women's First League match Kireçburnu Spor (green/yellow) vs 1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor (orange/black)
Season[5] Champions Runners-up
1993–94 Dinarsuspor Acarlarspor
1994–95 Dinarsuspor Acarlarspor
1995–96 Dinarsuspor Gürtaşspor
1996–97 Dinarsuspor Istanbul Sitespor
1997–98 Zara Ekinlispor
1998–99 Zara Ekinlispor
1999–00 Delta Mobilyaspor Marshall Boyaspor
2000–01 Kuzeyspor Zeytinburnuspor
2001–02 Samsungücü Zeytinburnuspor
2002–03 Samsungücü Gazi Üniversitesispor
2003–06 No league
2006–07 Gazi Üniversitesispor Mersin Camspor
2007–08 Gazi Üniversitesispor Bucaspor
2008–09 Trabzonspor Bucaspor
2009–170 Gazi Üniversitesispor Trabzonspor
2010–11[6] Ataşehir Belediyespor Konak Belediyespor
2011–12[7] Ataşehir Belediyespor Kdz. Ereğlispor
2012–13[8] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2013–14[9] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2014–15[10] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2015–16[11] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2016–17[11] Konak Belediyespor Beşiktaş JK
2017–18 Ataşehir Belediyespor Beşiktaş JK

Winners by team[edit]

After 2017.

Club Titles Runners-up
Konak Belediyespor 5 1
Dinarsuspor 4
Ataşehir Belediyespor 3 4
Gazi Üniversitesispor 3 1
Zara Ekinlispor 2
Samsungücü 2
Trabzonspor 1 1
Delta Mobilyaspor 1
Kuzeyspor 1

Foreign players[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Season Player Club Goals Matches Goals per Match
2009–10 Turkey Reyhan Şeker Gazi Üniversitesispor 32 18 1.78
2010–11 Turkey Sevgi Çınar Adana İdmanyurduspor 26 22 1.18
2011–12 Turkey Merve Aladağ Ataşehir Belediyespor 27 21 1.29
2012–13 Romania Cosmina Dușa Konak Belediyespor 32 17 1.88
2013–14 Romania Cosmina Dușa Konak Belediyespor 15 18 0.83
2014–15 Romania Cosmina Dușa Konak Belediyespor 33 17 1.94
2015–16 Turkey Arzu Karabulut Trabzon İdmanocağı 23 17 1.35
2016–17 Turkey Sevgi Çınar Konak Belediyespor 24 22 1.09
2017–18 Turkey Kader Hançar Konak Belediyespor 30 19 1.58

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maden, Esra (2010-02-07). "Women strive hard to stay alive in Turkish soccer league". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  2. ^ "Fashion One TV TFF Bayanlar Futbol Ligi'nin Resmi Medya Sponsoru Oldu". Medya Tava (in Turkish). 2010-11-26. Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  3. ^ "Gazi Üniversitesispor back on top of women's football league". Today's Zaman. 2010-05-09. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  4. ^ "Kadınlar 1.Ligi'ne yükselen takımlar belli oldu" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  5. ^ "Turkey – List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Ataşehir'in Sultanları Şampiyon" (in Turkish). atasehir.bel.tr. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Ataşehir wins title" (in Turkish). karaman.ca. 14 June 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Konak champion". TRT Spor (in Turkish). 1 April 2013. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Konak Belediyespor şampiyon". trthaber.com (in Turkish). 4 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Kadınlar futbolda şampiyon Konak Belediyespor". Milliyet (in Turkish). 24 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Kadınlar 1. Lig Fikstür ve Puan Cetveli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-09-28.

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