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.
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Turkish Women's Second Football League|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League|
|Current champions||Beşiktaş J.K. |
|Most championships||Konak Belediyespor (5 titles)|
|Website||Womens League TFF|
The league gains little attention in Turkey, and most matches are watched only by relatives of the team's players. Fashion One TV became the official media sponsor of the league for the 2010–11 season.
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. 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.
For the 2019-20 league season, the number of participating teams was increased from ten to ywelve again after eight seasons. No relegation should take place so that the planned number of teams would be achieved with two promoted teams from the Women's Second League. However, Trabzon İdmanocağı had to relegate since they did not show-up in the entire previous season. To replace them, a third team from the Second League was promoted.
|Number of teams by season archive of the Turkish Football Federation|
|Adana İdmanyurduspor||Adana||Gençlik Stadium||2,000||3rd (Second League)|
|ALG Spor||Gaziantep||Batur Football Field||2nd|
|Amed Sportif Faaliyetler||Diyarbakır||Talaytepe Sports Facility||7th|
|Ataşehir Belediyespor||İstanbul||Yeni Sahra Stadium||700||4th|
|Beşiktaş J.K.||İstanbul||İsmet İnönü Stadium||800||1st|
|Fatih Vatan Spor||İstanbul||Fatih Mimar Sinan Stadium||800||9th|
|Fomget Gençlik ve Spor||Ankara||Batıkent Stadium||1st (Second League)|
|Hakkarigücü Spor||Hakkari||Merzan City Football Field||6th|
|Kdz. Ereğlispor||Karadeniz Ereğli||Beyçayir Football Field||5th|
|Kireçburnu Spor||İstanbul||Çayırbaşı Stadium||5,000||8th|
|Kocaeli Bayan FK||İzmit||Mehmet Ali Kağıtçı Stadium||2nd (Second League)|
|Konak Belediyespor||İzmir||Atatürk Stadyum 1 no'lu Yan Saha||3rd|
|1999–00||Delta Mobilyaspor||Marshall Boyaspor|
|2006–07||Gazi Üniversitesispor||Mersin Camspor|
|2010–11||Ataşehir Belediyespor||Konak Belediyespor|
|2011–12||Ataşehir Belediyespor||Kdz. Ereğlispor|
|2012–13||Konak Belediyespor||Ataşehir Belediyespor|
|2013–14||Konak Belediyespor||Ataşehir Belediyespor|
|2014–15||Konak Belediyespor||Ataşehir Belediyespor|
|2015–16||Konak Belediyespor||Ataşehir Belediyespor|
|2016–17||Konak Belediyespor||Beşiktaş J.K.|
|2017–18||Ataşehir Belediyespor||Beşiktaş J.K.|
|2018–19||Beşiktaş J.K.||ALG Spor|
Winners by team
|Season||Player||Club||Goals||Matches||Goals per Match|
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