Turkey women's national football team

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.

Turkey
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 2 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest54 (March 2017)
Lowest72 (December 2006)
First international
 Turkey 0–8 Romania
(Istanbul, Turkey; 8 September 1995)
Biggest win
 Turkey 9–0 Georgia
(Adana, Turkey; 23 November 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Turkey 1–12 Germany
(Istanbul, Turkey; 14 February 1999)

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

World Cup

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
1991Did Not Participate
1995Did Not Participate
1999Did Not Qualify6123615−9
2003Did Not Qualify81071027−17
2007Did Not Participate
2011Did Not Qualify82151023−13
2015Did Not Qualify104061231−19
2019Did Not Qualify3201133+10
Total0/835103225199−48
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

UEFA Women's Championship
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
1984Did Not Participate
1987Did Not Participate
1989Did Not Participate
1991Did Not Participate
1993Did Not Participate
1995Did Not Participate
1997Did Not Qualify6006121−20
2001Did Not Qualify62131320−7
2005Did Not Participate
2009Did Not Qualify3201112+9
2013Did Not Qualify10019448−44
2017Did Not Qualify8116324−21
Total0/1133532532115−83
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

Summer Olympic Games
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1996Did Not Enter-------
2000Did Not Qualify-------
2004Did Not Qualify-------
2008Did Not Qualify-------
2012Did Not Qualify-------
2016Did Not Qualify-------
Total0/6-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Players

Current squad

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

As of 11 November 2019[3]

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

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

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

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

Notable former players

Managers

ManagerYears
Atılay Canel2001–2002
Hamdi Aslan2006–2010
Yücel Uyar2011
Nur Mustafa Gülen2011–2012
Ogün Temizkanoğlu2012
Nur Mustafa Gülen2013–2014
Suat Okyar2014
Talat Tuncel2014–

All-time records

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 – 2019101331157156264

Recent schedule and results

Official competitions

Friendly matches are not included.

HostDateOpponentResultScorers
UEFA Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 2
 Turkey17 September 2011 SpainL 1–10Güngör
 Kazakhstan22 September 2011 KazakhstanL 0–2
 Turkey22 October 2011 KazakhstanD 0–0
 Romania27 October 2011 RomaniaL 1–7Defterli
 Turkey23 November 2011 RomaniaL 1–2Ficzay (o.g)
 Turkey15 February 2012 GermanyL 0–5
  Switzerland31 March 2012  SwitzerlandL 0–5
 Spain21 June 2012 SpainL 0–4Kıraç (o.g.)
 Turkey15 September 2012  SwitzerlandL 1–3Uraz
 Germany19 September 2012 GermanyL 0–10
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA) – Group 6
 England26 September 2013 EnglandL 0–8
 Turkey31 October 2013 EnglandL 0–4
 Turkey28 November 2013 MontenegroW 3–1Çınar, Uraz, Topçu
 Turkey13 February 2014 UkraineL 0–1
 Turkey4 April 2014 WalesL 1–5Karabulut
 Belarus7 May 2014 BelarusW 2–1Uraz, Kara
 Wales14 June 2014 WalesL 0–1
 Montenegro19 June 2014 MontenegroW 3–2Duman, Uraz, Kara
 Ukraine13 September 2014 UkraineL 0–8
 Turkey17 September 2014 BelarusW 3–0Kara, Uraz (2)
UEFA Euro 2017 qualifying – Group 5
 Turkey17 September 2015 CroatiaL 1–4Uraz
 Hungary21 October 2015 HungaryL 0–1
 Germany25 October 2015 GermanyL 0–7
 Turkey25 November 2015 RussiaD 0–0
 Croatia30 November 2015 CroatiaL 0–3
 Turkey8 April 2016 GermanyL 0–6
 Russia2 June 2016 RussiaL 0–2
 Turkey6 June 2016 HungaryW 2–1Türkoğlu, Karpova (o.g.)
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA preliminary round - Group 4
 Faroe Islands6 April 2017 MontenegroW 3–0Topçu (2), Altunkulak
8 April 2017 LuxembourgW 9–1Topçu, Pekel (3), Elias (o.g.), Altunkulak (3), Karagenç
11 April 2017 Faroe IslandsL 1–2Pekel
UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying – Group A
 Kosovo30 August 2019 KosovoL 0–2
 Netherlands3 September 2019 NetherlandsL 0–3
 Turkey4 October 2019 EstoniaD 0–0
 Turkey8 October 2019 SloveniaL 1–6Kara
 Turkey8 November 2019 NetherlandsL 0–8

Turkish Women's Cup

Records

Most capped players

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

#NamePositionCareerCapsGoals
1Esra ErolDF2001–2016538
2Bilgin DefterliFW1999–20145217
3Çiğdem BelciDF2006–2016470
4Didem KaragençDF2011–442
5Fatma KaraMF2009–434
6Melahat EryurtFW1995–20023918
Ebru TopçuFW2013–3910
8Cansu YağMF2006–2016373
9Yağmur UrazFW2006–20153121
10Ayşe KuruDF1995–2001300
Seyhan GündüzFW1997–20023012
Ayfer TopluoğluGK1995–2002300
Arzu KarabulutMF2011–304

Top goalscorers

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

#NameCareerGoalsCapsRate
1Yağmur Uraz2006–201521310.68
2Melahat Eryurt1995–200218390.46
3Bilgin Defterli1999–201417520.33
4Seyhan Gündüz1997–200212300.40
5Reyhan Şeker2006–201310210.48
Ebru Topçu2013–10390.26
7Selen Altunkulak2017–8120.67
Esra Erol2001–20168530.15
9Melike Pekel2017–7260.27
10Nurhan Çakmak1999–2000460.67
Hatice Bahar Özgüvenç2001–20074100.40
Fatma Kara2009–4430.09

Hat-tricks

Scored

PlayerClubAgainstGoalsResultPalceDate
Melahat Eryurt Dinarsuspor Israel38-0 ISR, Netanya11 February 1998
Yağmur Uraz Konak Belediyespor Georgia36-0 TUR, Trabzon26 February 2015
Selen Altunkulak FC Metz Luxembourg39-1 FAR, Tórshavn8 April 2017
Melike Pekel  FRA Paris Saint-Germain Luxembourg39-1 FAR, Tórshavn8 April 2017

Conceded

GoalkeeperPlayerForGoalsResultPlaceDate
Duygu Yılmaz,
Fatma Şahin
Verónica Boquete Spain31-10 TUR, Istanbul17 September 2011
Fatma ŞahinCosmina Dușa Romania31-7 ROM, Buftea27 October 2011
Fatma ŞahinMartina Müller Germany30-10 GER, Duisburg19 September 2012
Fatma ŞahinToni Duggan England30-8 UK, Portsmouth26 September 2013
Fatma ŞahinJess Fishlock Wales31-5 TUR, Eskişehir4 April 2014
Ezgi ÇağlarOlha Boychenko Ukraine30-8Kiev13 September 2014
Ezgi ÇağlarOksana Yakovyshyn Ukraine30-8 UKR, Kiev13 September 2014
Selda AkgözIsabel Kerschowski Germany30-6 TUR, Istanbul8 April 2016
Selda AkgözLara Prašnikar Slovenia31-6 TUR, İzmit8 October 2019
Fatma ŞahinDaniëlle van de Donk Netherlands30-8 TUR, İzmir8 November 2019

See also

References

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. "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. "Türkiye Kadın A Milli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol federasyonu. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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