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||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Kadınlar 2. Futbol Ligi|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League|
|Current champions||Beşiktaş J.K. |
|Most championships||Konak Belediyespor (5 titles)|
|Website||Womens League TFF|
|2018–19 Turkish Women's First Football League|
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.
Promoted and relegated teamsEdit
At the end of the 2013–14 season, the Women's Second League teams İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor (Samsun), Karşıyaka BESEM Spor (Izmir), Eskişehirspor (Eskişehir) and Gazikentspor (Gaziantep) were promoted to the Women's First League after winning the play-offs. Marmara Üniversitesi Spor (Istanbul) and İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor (İzmit) were relegated to the Second League.
1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor (Antalya) and Kireçburnu Spor (Istanbul) were promoted from the Second League to the First League at the end of the 2014–15 season. Derince Belediyespor (Derince, Kocaeli) and Karşıyaka BESEM Spor (Izmir) were relegated to the Second League.
The Second League's 2015–16 season ended with Beşiktaş J.K. from Istanbul and Amasya Eğitim Spor from Amasya promoted to the First League. Gazikentspor from Gaziantep and Eskişehirspor from Eskişehir were relegated to the Second League.
|1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor||Antalya||4th|
|Amasya Eğitim Spor||Amasya||2nd, 2. Ligi|
|Beşiktaş J.K.||İstanbul||1st, 2. Ligi|
|İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor||Samsun||8th|
|Kdz. Ereğlispor||Karadeniz Ereğli||6th|
|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 teamEdit
|Season||Player||Club||Goals||Matches||Goals per Match|
|2009–10||Reyhan Şeker||Gazi Üniversitesispor||32||18||1.78|
|2010–11||Sevgi Çınar||Adana İdmanyurduspor||26||22||1.18|
|2011–12||Merve Aladağ||Ataşehir Belediyespor||27||21||1.29|
|2012–13||Cosmina Dușa||Konak Belediyespor||32||17||1.88|
|2013–14||Cosmina Dușa||Konak Belediyespor||15||18||0.83|
|2014–15||Cosmina Dușa||Konak Belediyespor||33||17||1.94|
|2015–16||Arzu Karabulut||Trabzon İdmanocağı||23||17||1.35|
|2016–17||Sevgi Çınar||Konak Belediyespor||24||22||1.09|
|2017–18||Kader Hançar||Konak Belediyespor||30||19||1.58|
|2018–19||Mariem Houij||Ataşehir Belediyespor||15||16||0.94|
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