Turkey women's national football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Turkey
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Crescent Stars (Ay-Yıldızlılar)
AssociationTurkish Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachNecla Güngör Kırağası
CaptainDidem Karagenç
Most capsEsra Erol (55)
Top scorerYağmur Uraz (22)
FIFA codeTUR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 66 Increase 3 (18 December 2020)[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]

History[edit]

The first recorded international match of the Turkey women's national team was the friendly game against Romania held at Zeytinburnu Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on 8 September 1995, which ended in a 0–8 defeat for the Turkish nationals.[3] The team took part at the UEFA Women's Euro 1997 qualifying round and debuted in the away match against Hungary on 4 October 1995, losing 0–6.[4]

The nationals won their first match against Georgia at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification round on 25 September 1997 after eleven losses.[5]

The biggest loss of the Turkey women's national team was against Germany with 1–12 in a friendly match on 14 February 1999.[6] The team's biggest win was with 9–0 against Georgia at the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying match on 23 November 2006.[7]

The women's national team were not formed in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005 because the women's football in Turkey was suspended during this period.[8][9]

Team image[edit]

Nicknames[edit]

The Turkey women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Crescent Stars (Ay-Yıldızlılar)".

Home stadium[edit]

Turkey women's national team (red/black) vs Estonia (blue/black) in the friendly match at TFF Riva Facility on 7 April 2018.

Turkey play their home matches on TFF Riva Facility, a facility of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) for camp and training purposes of all Turkey national football teams. It is located in Riva, Beykoz district of Istanbul Province, Turkey.

Results and fixtures[edit]

  • The following is a list of match results in the last international official tournament, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Void or Postponed   Fixtures

Host Date Opponent Result Scorers
UEFA Euro 2022 qualifying – Group A
 Kosovo 30 August 2019  Kosovo L 0–2
 Netherlands 3 September 2019  Netherlands L 0–5
 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
 Slovenia 18 September 2020  Slovenia L 1–3 Hız
 Turkey 23 October 2020  Kosovo D 0–0
 Russia 27 October 2020  Russia L 2–4 Arhan, Karagenç[10]
 Estonia 27 November 2020  Estonia W 4–0 Türkoğlu, Civelek, Hız, Uraz
 Turkey 1 December 2020  Russia L 1–2 Arhan

All-time records[edit]

As of 11 November 2019[11]

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

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Turkey Necla Güngör Kırağası
Director of football development Turkey Oğuz Çetin

Manager history[edit]

Name Period G W D L Win % Notes
Turkey Necla Güngör Kırağası 2020–present 6 2 1 3 33.33

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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

As of 1 December 2020[12][10]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Fatma Şahin (1990-12-15) 15 December 1990 (age 30) 23 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
12 1GK Ezgi Çağlar (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 (age 29) 13 0 Turkey ALG Spor
23 1GK Gamze Nur Yaman (1999-04-25) 25 April 1999 (age 21) 5 0 Ukraine Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv

2 2DF Berna Yeniçeri (1996-01-27) 27 January 1996 (age 25) 28 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
3 2DF Didem Karagenç (C) (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 27) 50 3 Turkey Beşiktaş
4 2DF Dilan Yeşim Taşkın (2001-10-17) 17 October 2001 (age 19) 1 0 Austria Horn
5 2DF Yaşam Göksu (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 25) 7 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
14 2DF Büşra Kuru (2001-10-24) 24 October 2001 (age 19) 2 0 Germany 1. FFC Niederkirchen
17 2DF İpek Kaya (1994-10-28) 28 October 1994 (age 26) 31 0 France Brest
18 2DF Arzu Karabulut (1991-01-30) 30 January 1991 (age 30) 36 4 Germany Fortuna Köln
21 2DF Gülbin Hız (1994-06-11) 11 June 1994 (age 26) 17 3 Turkey ALG Spor

6 3MF Derya Arhan (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 22) 8 3 Turkey ALG Spor
7 3MF İlayda Civelek (1998-07-06) 6 July 1998 (age 22) 5 1 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
8 3MF Emine Ecem Esen (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 26) 19 0 Turkey ALG Spor
10 3MF Ebru Topçu (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 24) 46 11 Turkey ALG Spor
13 3MF Birgül Sadıkoğlu (2000-03-23) 23 March 2000 (age 20) 4 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
15 3MF Seda Nur İncik (2000-10-06) 6 October 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Turkey Konak Belediyespor
16 3MF Ece Türkoğlu (1999-04-14) 14 April 1999 (age 21) 16 4 United States Old Dominion Lady Monarchs
19 3MF Elif Keskin (2002-01-12) 12 January 2002 (age 19) 4 0 Turkey Beşiktaş
20 3MF İrem Eren (2000-08-17) 17 August 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Turkey Laradeniz Ereğlispor
22 3MF Cansu Nur Kaya (2000-02-28) 28 February 2000 (age 20) 2 0 Turkey Pendik Çamlık Spor

9 4FW Melike Öztürk (2001-04-01) 1 April 2001 (age 19) 2 0 Turkey Ataşehir Belediyespor
11 4FW Yağmur Uraz (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 31) 37 22 Turkey Beşiktaş

Recent call-ups[edit]

  • The following players have been called up to the Turkey squad in the past 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up



Records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

Esra Erol playing for Turkey national in 2014.
  • Players in bold are still active.[13]

As of 27 October 2020

# Name Position Career Caps Goals
1 Esra Erol DF 2001–present 55 8
2 Bilgin Defterli FW 1999–2014 52 17
3 Didem Karagenç DF 2011–present 50 3
4 Çiğdem Belci DF 2006–present 48 0
5 Ebru Topçu FW 2013–present 46 11
6 Fatma Kara MF 2009–present 45 4
7 Melahat Eryurt FW 1995–2002 39 18
8 Yağmur Uraz FW 2006–present 37 22
9 Cansu Yağ MF 2006–2016 37 3
10 Arzu Karabulut MF 2011–present 36 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.[13]

As of 27 October 2020

# Name Career Goals Caps Rate
1 Yağmur Uraz 2006–present 22 37 0.59
2 Melahat Eryurt 1995–present 18 39 0.46
3 Bilgin Defterli 1999–2014 17 52 0.33
4 Seyhan Gündüz 1997–2002 12 30 0.40
5 Ebru Topçu 2013–present 11 46 0.24
6 Reyhan Şeker 2006–2013 10 21 0.48
7 Esra Erol 2001–present 8 55 0.15
8 Selen Altunkulak 2017–present 8 12 0.67
9 Melike Pekel 2017–present 7 26 0.27
10 Nurhan Çakmak 1999–2000 4 10 0.40
Fatma Kara 2009–present 4 45 0.09
Arzu Karabulut 2011–present 4 36 0.11

Hat-tricks[edit]

Scored[edit]

Player Club Against Goals Result Place 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

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
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
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To Be Determined
Total 0/9 35 10 3 22 51 99 −48
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games[edit]

Summer Olympics record
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 - - - - - - -
Japan 2020 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Women's Championship[edit]

UEFA Women's Championship record
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
England 2022 Did Not Qualify 10 1 2 7 9 28 −19
Total 0/11 43 6 5 32 41 143 −102
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Kadın Futbolu" (in Turkish). TFF. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Özel Maç Kadınlar Milli - Türkiye 0-8 Romanya" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Avrupa Şampiyonası 1997 Grup Eleme - Macaristan 6-0 Türkiye" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Dünya Şampiyonası 1999 Grup Eleme - Gürcistan 0-1 Türkiye" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Özel Maç - Türkiye 1-12 Almanya" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Avruğpa Şampiyonası 2008 Grup Eleme Türkiye 9-0 Gürcistan" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Kadınlar Milli - A Milli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Türkiye'de kadın futbolu daha işin başında". Deutsche Welle (in Turkish). 12 July 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Russia 4-2 Turkey". UEFA Women's Euro 2022 England. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Turkey [Women] » Historical results". World Football. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Kadın A Milli Takımı Kosova karşısında" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Türkiye Kadın A Milli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol federasyonu. Retrieved 6 June 2014.

External links[edit]