Zehra Borazancı

Zehra Borazancı (born September 16, 1989) is a Turkish-Cypriot women's football midfielder currently playing in the Turkish Women's First League for ALG Spor with jersey number 2.[1] She is also a successful international football tennis player for her country.

Zehra Borazancı
Zehra Borazancı for Konak Belediyespor (December 2017)
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-09-16) September 16, 1989
Place of birth Famagusta, Northern Cyprus
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
ALG Spor
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Akdeniz Spor Birliği
2011–2012 Istanbul Nurçelik Spor 12 (4)
2012–2013 Adana İdmanyurduspor 11 (1)
2013–2014 AGE Rotterdam
2014–2017 Adana İdmanyurduspor 35 (1)
2017–2018 Konak Belediyespor 20 (0)
2018 Ataşehir Belediyespor 0 (0)
2018– ALG Spor 16 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 12, 2019

Personal life

Zehra Borazancı was born in Famagusta (Turkish: Gazimagosa), Northern Cyprus, on September 16, 1989.[1]

Career

Football

Borazancı began playing football at a very young age.[2] She played in her country Northern Cyprus for the Kyrenia (Turkish: Girne)-based sports club Akdeniz Spor Birliği in the Women's League organized by the Cyprus Turkish Football Association (KTFF) between 2008 and 2012. She enjoyed her team's champion title in four seasons in a row, and became top scorer with 14 goals in 2010.[3]

In 2012, she played for Girne American University at the Northern Cyprus Inter-University Women's Football and Futsal Championship, and enjoyed her team's champion title.[4]

She moved to Turkey, and obtained her Turkish license from Akdeniz Nurçelk Spor on December 2, 2011. She played the 2011–12 season in the Turkish Women's Second League for Istanbul Nurçelik Spor.[3] The next season, she was transferred by Adana İdmanyurduspor, which played in the Women's First League. After one season, Borazancı went to the Netherlands, and signed with AGE Rotterdam playing in the Durch Women's Second League. At the end of the season, she returned to her former club Adana Idmanyurduspor, where she played two full seasons. In the second half of the 2016–17 season, she moved to the Izmir-based successful club Konak Belediyespor.[1] She enjoyed her first Turkish Keague champion title with Konak Belediyespor, which became the fifth time champion in a row.[3]

Borazancı made her international debut with Konak Belediyespor in the 2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round – Group 1 match against WFC Martve in Tbilisi, Georgia on August 22, 2017.[5] She took part in three matches of the tournament.[6][7]

Borzancı signed with the Istanbul-based club Ataşehir Belediyespor before the club's participation at the 2018–19 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round.[8] She played in two of the three matches of the qualification round.[9][10]

In October 2018, she joined the Gaziantep-based club ALG Spor, which were promoted to the Women's First Leagıe in the 2018–19 season.[1]

Football tennis

Borzancı took part at the 11th World Footballtennis Championship 2014 held in North Nicosia representing her country Northern Cyprus, and became runners-up in the Women's single event.[11] In 2015, she became silver medalist with her team mate Gizem Yahat in the Women's double event at the European Football Tennis Championship in Târgoviște, Romania.[12] As part of the Northern Cyprus women's national football team, she participated at the 2016 FIFTA World Football Tennis Cup held in Northern Cyprus, she placed the third rank in the Women's double event with her team mate Ayşe Mullacuma.[13] In 2017, Borazancı was a member of her country's team at the 2017 European Football Tennis Championship held in Bucarest, Romania.[14][15][16]

Career statistics

As of match played May 12, 2019.
Club Season League Continental National Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Akdeniz Spor Birliği 2008–2011 Cyprus Turkish League
Total
Istanbul Nurçelik Spor 2011–12 Turkish Second League 124124
Total 124124
Adana İdmanyurduspor 2012–13 Turkish First League 111111
Total 111111
AGE Rotterdam 2013–14 Dutch Second League
Total
Adana İdmanyurduspor 2014–15 Turkish First League 160160
2015–16 Turkish First League 120120
2016–17 Turkish First League 7171
Total 351351
Konak Belediyespor 2016–17 Turkish First League 13000130
2017–18 Turkish First League 7030100
Total 20030230
Ataşehir Belediyespor 2018–19 Turkish First League 002020
Total 002020
ALG Spor 2018–19 Turkish First League 16300163
Total 16300163

Honours

Turkish Women's First League
Konak Belediyespor
Winners (1): 2016–17
ALG Spor
Runners-up (1): 2018–19

References

  1. "Player Details – Zehra Borazancı". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  2. "Kadın futbolu sadece futbol değil". Evrensel (in Turkish). 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  3. "Zehra Borazancı hedef büyüttü". Halkın Sesi (in Turkish). 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  4. "Üniversiteler Çifte Şampiyonu GAÜ" (in Turkish). Girne American University. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2018-05-03.|
  5. "Mikheil Meskhi-2 – Tbilisi 22/08/2017 Qualifying – Group 1 Konak-Martve". UEFA. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  6. "David Petriashvili Stadium – Tbilisi 25/08/2017 Qualifying – Group 1 Partizan Bardejov 1–5 Konak". UEFA. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  7. "David Petriashvili Stadium – Tbilisi 25/08/2017 Qualifying – Group 1 Konak 1–3 Gintra". UEFA. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  8. "Zehra'lı Ataşehir Şampiyonlar Ligi'nde..!". Arena Sporkolik (in Turkish). 7 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  9. "III. Kerületi TVE – Budapest 07/08/2018 Qualifying – Group 4 Slavia Praha 7–2 Ataşehir". UEFA. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  10. "III. Kerületi TVE – Budapest 13/08/2018 Qualifying – Group 4 – KFF Mitrovica (KOS) 1–6 Ataşehir (TUR)". UEFA. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  11. "Zehra Borazancı dünya ikincisi oldu". Sabah (in Turkish). 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  12. "Avrupa'da iki ikincilik". Havadis (in Turkish). 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  13. "KKTC'de düzenlenen Futbol Tenisi Dünya Kupası sona erdi". Gündem Kıbrıs (in Turkish). 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  14. "Futbol Tenisi Milli Takımı Bükreş'e Uçuyor..!". Arena Sporkolik (in Turkish). 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  15. "KKTC Futbol Tenisi Milli Takımı Romanya'da tarih yazdı". NPN (in Turkish). 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  16. "Futbol tenisinde önemli başarı". Havadis (in Turkish). 2017-11-18. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
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