Turkey women's national football team

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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 64 Decrease 2 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest54 (March 2017)
Lowest72 (December 2006)
First international
 Turkey 0–8 Romania Romania
(Istanbul, Turkey; 8 September 1995)
Biggest win
 Turkey 9–0 Georgia Georgia (country)
(Adana, Turkey; 23 November 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Turkey 1–12 Germany Germany
(Istanbul, Turkey; 14 February 1999)
Turkey attacking Belarus with Bilgin Defterli on 17 September 2014.
Turkey's attack being stopped by Sara Däbritz (white/black) of Germany at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 5 match on 8 April 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.[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]

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.

Olympic Games[edit]

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[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

As of 11 November 2019[3]

Staff
Position Name
Head coach Turkey Talat Tuncel
Coach Turkey Aytürk Kıyıcı
Goalkeeper coach Turkey Fuat Cicimen
Director of football development Turkey Tolunay Kafkas
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Selda Akgöz (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 26) 20 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
12 1GK Fatma Şahin (1990-12-15) 15 December 1990 (age 28) 17 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
23 1GK Bedriye Cam (2000-01-23) 23 January 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Turkey Amed S.K.

2 2DF Berna Yeniçeri (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 23) 26 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
3 2DF Didem Karagenç (Captain) (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 26) 44 2 Turkey Beşiktaş
4 2DF Medine Erkan (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 24) 14 0 Turkey ALG Spor
6 2DF Kezban Tağ (1993-09-17) 17 September 1993 (age 26) 2 0 Turkey ALG Spor
17 2DF İpek Kaya (1994-10-28) 28 October 1994 (age 25) 28 0 France Metz
19 2DF Ebru Uzungüney (1997-05-13) 13 May 1997 (age 22) 14 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt

5 3MF Fatma Kara (1991-06-15) 15 June 1991 (age 28) 43 4 Iceland HK/Víkingur
7 3MF Arzu Karabulut (1991-01-30) 30 January 1991 (age 28) 30 4 Turkey Beşiktaş
8 3MF Sevgi Çınar (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 25) 23 3 Turkey Beşiktaş
13 3MF Birgül Sadıkoğlu (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 19) 1 0 Turkey Eskişehir Öncü SvG
14 3MF Selen Altunkulak (1997-12-02) 2 December 1997 (age 22) 12 8 France Olympique de Marseille
16 3MF Ebru Topçu (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23) 39 10 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
20 3MF Selin Dişli (1998-04-15) 15 April 1998 (age 21) 8 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
21 3MF Gizem Gönültaş (1993-07-13) 13 July 1993 (age 26) 11 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
22 3MF Dilan Ağgül (1998-08-03) 3 August 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Germany FSV Gütersloh 2009

9 4FW Kader Hançar (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 20) 10 2 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
10 4FW Melike Pekel (1995-04-14) 14 April 1995 (age 24) 26 7 France Metz
11 4FW Büşra Barut (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 (age 22) 3 0 Denmark Farum BK
15 4FW Başak Gündoğdu (1992-04-23) 23 April 1992 (age 27) 9 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
18 4FW Aycan Yanaç (1998-11-21) 21 November 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg II

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–

All-time records[edit]

As of 11 November 2019[4]

The following table shows Turkey women's all-time international record:

Period Pl W D L GF GA
1995 – 2019 101 33 11 57 156 264

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 17 September 2011  Spain L 1–10 Güngör
 Kazakhstan 22 September 2011  Kazakhstan L 0–2
 Turkey 22 October 2011  Kazakhstan D 0–0
 Romania 27 October 2011  Romania L 1–7 Defterli
 Turkey 23 November 2011  Romania L 1–2 Ficzay (o.g)
 Turkey 15 February 2012  Germany L 0–5
  Switzerland 31 March 2012   Switzerland L 0–5
 Spain 21 June 2012  Spain L 0–4 Kıraç (o.g.)
 Turkey 15 September 2012   Switzerland L 1–3 Uraz
 Germany 19 September 2012  Germany L 0–10
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA) – Group 6
 England 26 September 2013  England L 0–8
 Turkey 31 October 2013  England L 0–4
 Turkey 28 November 2013  Montenegro W 3–1 Çınar, Uraz, Topçu
 Turkey 13 February 2014  Ukraine L 0–1
 Turkey 4 April 2014  Wales L 1–5 Karabulut
 Belarus 7 May 2014  Belarus W 2–1 Uraz, Kara
 Wales 14 June 2014  Wales L 0–1
 Montenegro 19 June 2014  Montenegro W 3–2 Duman, Uraz, Kara
 Ukraine 13 September 2014  Ukraine L 0–8
 Turkey 17 September 2014  Belarus W 3–0 Kara, Uraz (2)
UEFA Euro 2017 qualifying – Group 5
 Turkey 17 September 2015  Croatia L 1–4 Uraz
 Hungary 21 October 2015  Hungary L 0–1
 Germany 25 October 2015  Germany L 0–7
 Turkey 25 November 2015  Russia D 0–0
 Croatia 30 November 2015  Croatia L 0–3
 Turkey 8 April 2016  Germany L 0–6
 Russia 2 June 2016  Russia L 0–2
 Turkey 6 June 2016  Hungary W 2–1 Türkoğlu, Karpova (o.g.)
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA preliminary round - Group 4
 Faroe Islands 6 April 2017  Montenegro W 3–0 Topçu (2), Altunkulak
8 April 2017  Luxembourg W 9–1 Topçu, Pekel (3), Elias (o.g.), Altunkulak (3), Karagenç
11 April 2017  Faroe Islands L 1–2 Pekel
UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying – Group A
 Kosovo 30 August 2019  Kosovo L 0–2
 Netherlands 3 September 2019  Netherlands L 0–3
 Turkey 4 October 2019  Estonia D 0–0
 Turkey 8 October 2019  Slovenia L 1–6 Kara
 Turkey 8 November 2019  Netherlands L 0–8

Turkish Women's Cup[edit]

Records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Esra Erol playing for Turkey national in 2014.

Players in bold are still active.[5] As of 8 November 2019

# Name Position Career Caps Goals
1 Esra Erol DF 2001–2016 53 8
2 Bilgin Defterli FW 1999–2014 52 17
3 Çiğdem Belci DF 2006–2016 47 0
4 Didem Karagenç DF 2011– 44 2
5 Fatma Kara MF 2009– 43 4
6 Melahat Eryurt FW 1995–2002 39 18
Ebru Topçu FW 2013– 39 10
8 Cansu Yağ MF 2006–2016 37 3
9 Yağmur Uraz FW 2006–2015 31 21
10 Ayşe Kuru DF 1995–2001 30 0
Seyhan Gündüz FW 1997–2002 30 12
Ayfer Topluoğlu GK 1995–2002 30 0
Arzu Karabulut MF 2011– 30 4

Top goalscorers[edit]

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.[5]

As of 8 November 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 39 0.26
7 Selen Altunkulak 2017– 8 12 0.67
Esra Erol 2001–2016 8 53 0.15
9 Melike Pekel 2017– 7 26 0.27
10 Nurhan Çakmak 1999–2000 4 6 0.67
Hatice Bahar Özgüvenç 2001–2007 4 10 0.40
Fatma Kara 2009– 4 43 0.09

Hat-tricks[edit]

Scored[edit]

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

Conceded[edit]

Goalkeeper Player For Goals Result Place Date
Duygu Yılmaz,
Fatma Şahin
Verónica Boquete  Spain 3 1-10  TUR, Istanbul 17 September 2011
Fatma Şahin Cosmina Dușa  Romania 3 1-7  ROM, Buftea 27 October 2011
Fatma Şahin Martina Müller  Germany 3 0-10  GER, Duisburg 19 September 2012
Fatma Şahin Toni Duggan  England 3 0-8  UK, Portsmouth 26 September 2013
Fatma Şahin Jess Fishlock  Wales 3 1-5  TUR, Eskişehir 4 April 2014
Ezgi Çağlar Olha Boychenko  Ukraine 3 0-8  UKR, |Kiev 13 September 2014
Ezgi Çağlar Oksana Yakovyshyn  Ukraine 3 0-8  UKR, Kiev 13 September 2014
Selda Akgöz Isabel Kerschowski  Germany 3 0-6  TUR, Istanbul 8 April 2016
Selda Akgöz Lara Prašnikar  Slovenia 3 1-6  TUR, İzmit 8 October 2019
Fatma Şahin Daniëlle van de Donk  Netherlands 3 0-8  TUR, İzmir 8 November 2019

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Kadın Futbolu" (in Turkish). TFF. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Kadın A Milli Takımı, Slovenya'ya 6-1 yenildi" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference wf was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ a b "Türkiye Kadın A Milli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol federasyonu. Retrieved 6 June 2014.

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