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.

Turkish Women's First Football League
Kadınlar 1. Futbol Ligi
TFF Women's Football logo.jpg
Founded1994
Country Turkey
ConfederationUEFA
Divisions1
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toTurkish Women's Second Football League
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsBeşiktaş J.K.
(2018–19)
Most championshipsKonak Belediyespor (5 titles)
WebsiteWomens League TFF
2019–20 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.[1]Fashion One TV became the official media sponsor of the league for the 2010–11 season.[2]

FormatEdit

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.[3] 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.[4]

2019–20 seasonEdit

Season 2019–20
Team Hometown Ground Capacity 2017–18 finish
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

Past winnersEdit

 
2013–14 Women's First League match Ataşehir Belediyespor (red) vs Kdz. Ereğlispor (blue)
 
2013–14 Women's First League match Marmara Üniversitesispor (blue/black) vs Konak Belediyespor (red)
 
2014–15 Women's First League match Ataşehir Belediyespor (white/red) vs Adana İdmanyurduspor (red/blue)
 
2014–15 Women's First League match Ataşehir Belediyespor (red) vs İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor (white/navy)
 
2015–16 Women's First League match Kireçburnu Spor (green/yellow) vs 1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor (orange/black)
Season[5] Champions Runners-up
1994 Dinarsuspor Acarlarspor
1994–95 Dinarsuspor Acarlarspor
1995–96 Dinarsuspor Gürtaşspor
1996–97 Dinarsuspor Istanbul Sitespor
1997–98 Zara Ekinlispor
1998–99 Marshall Boyaspor
1999–00 Delta Mobilyaspor Marshall Boyaspor
2000–01 Kuzeyspor Zeytinburnuspor
2001–02 Samsungücü Zeytinburnuspor
2002–03 Samsungücü Gazi Üniversitesispor
2003–06 No league
2006–07 Gazi Üniversitesispor Mersin Camspor
2007–08 Gazi Üniversitesispor Bucaspor
2008–09 Trabzonspor Bucaspor
2009–10 Gazi Üniversitesispor Trabzonspor
2010–11[6] Ataşehir Belediyespor Konak Belediyespor
2011–12[7] Ataşehir Belediyespor Kdz. Ereğlispor
2012–13[8] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2013–14[9] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2014–15[10] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2015–16[11] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2016–17[11] Konak Belediyespor Beşiktaş J.K.
2017–18 Ataşehir Belediyespor Beşiktaş J.K.
2018–19 Beşiktaş J.K. ALG Spor
2019–20 ALG Spor Beşiktaş J.K.

Winners by teamEdit

After 2007.

Club Titles Runners-up
Konak Belediyespor 5 1
Dinarsuspor 4
Ataşehir Belediyespor 3 4
Gazi Üniversitesispor 3 1
Samsungücü 2
Beşiktaş J.K. 1 3
Trabzonspor 1 1
Marshall Boyaspor 1 1
ALG Spor 1 1
Delta Mobilyaspor 1
Kuzeyspor 1
Zara Ekinlispor 1

Foreign playersEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

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
2019–20   Yağmur Uraz Beşiktaş J.K. 27 15 1.80

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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