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Turkish Women's First Football League

Turkish Women's First Football League
Kadınlar 1. Futbol Ligi
Country Turkey
Founded 1994
Divisions 1
Number of teams 8
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Kadınlar 2. Futbol Ligi
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
Current champions Konak Belediyespor
(2013–14)
Website Womens League TFF

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.

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]

Format

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 is the champion and qualifies for the UEFA Women's Champions League, the bottom two teams get relegated.

At the end of the 2013–14 season, the Women's Second League teams İlkadım Belediyespor (Samsun), Beden Eğitimi ve Spor (Izmir), Eskişehirspor (Eskişehir) and Gazikentspor (Gaziantep) were promoted to the Women's First League after winning the play-offs.[4]

2013–14 season

Two teams, Çamlıcaspor and Lüleburgaz 39 Spor, sent written notification to the Turkish Football Federation about their withdrawal from the Women's League prior to the beginning of the league season. İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor did their withdrawal notification in verbal form. The players of the folded clubs were transferred by mostly other First-League clubs.[5]

Marmara Üniversitesi Spor transferred the players Ebru Gelirli, Başak Gündoğdu, Emine Ecem Esen and Dilan Erkul from Çamlıcaspor. Elif Ataol and Fatma Ataş of Çamlıcaspor joined Trabzon İdmanocağı. Other players of Çamlıcaspor, who were transferred by other clubs, were Gizem Gönültaş by Adana İdmanyurduspor and Ayça Özkök by Akdeniz Nurçelik Spor.[5]

Ataşehir Belediyespor transferred Ebru Aydın and Mevlüde Öztürk from Lüleburgaz 39 Spor. Ebru Bayraktar and Sevilay Ankıt of Lüleburgaz 39 Spor joined Erbaa İhtisas. Evren Yılmaz from Lüleburgaz 39 Spor returned to her former club Kdz. Ereğlispor. Konak Belediyespor transferred Eylül Elgalp, and Adana İdmanyurduspor the other Lüleburgaz 39 Spor player Gözde Gül.[5]

The two other women's football clubs of Kocaeli shared the players of İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor. Ayşe Taslak, Beritan Gedik, Betül Öztürk, Büşra Adamol, Kübra Yavuz, Serra Çağan, Şule Mutlucan, Çiçek Bursalı and Nesrin Çelikdemir joined Karşıyaka Koleji Spor. Derince Belediyespor transferred from İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor Ayşen Eylem Şiner, Buse Güngör, Ecem Cebeci and Serenay Öziri. Gözde Sungur went to Kfz. ereğlispor.[5]

2014–15 season

For the 2014–15 season, the number of teams increased from eight to ten. Four teams including Eskişehirspor, Gazikentspor, İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor and Karşıyaka BESEM Spor were promoted from the Women's Second League while two teams, İzmit Çenesuyu Plajyoluspor and Marmara Üniversitesi Spor, ceased their sports activities. The league's 2014–15 season began on October 26, 2014.[6]

Season 2014-15
Team Hometown
Adana İdmanyurduspor Adana
Ataşehir Belediyespor Ataşehir, İstanbul
Derince Belediyespor Derince, Kocaeli
Eskişehirspor Eskişehir
Gazikentspor Şehitkamil, Gaziantep
İlkadım Belediyesi Yabancılar Pazarı Spor İlkadım, Samsun
Karşıyaka BESEM Spor Karşıyaka, İzmir
Kdz. Ereğlispor Karadeniz Ereğli, Zonguldak
Konak Belediyespor Konak, İzmir
Trabzon İdmanocağı Trabzon

Past winners

2013-14 Women's First League match Ataşehir Belediyespor (red kit) vs Marmara Üniversitesispor (blue/black kit)
beige;" Season[7] Champions Runners-up
1993–94 Dinarsuspor Acarlarspor
1994–95 Dinarsuspor Acarlarspor
1995–96 Dinarsuspor Gürtaşspor
1996–97 Dinarsuspor Istanbul Sitespor
1997–98 Zara Ekinlispor
1998–99 Zara Ekinlispor
1999–00 Delta Mobilyaspor Marshall Boyaspor
2000–01 Kuzeyspor Zeytinburnuspor
2001–02 Samsungücü Zeytinburnuspor
2002–03 Samsungücü Gazi Üniversitesispor
2004-06 No league
2006–07 Gazi Üniversitesispor Mersin Camspor
2007–08 Gazi Üniversitesispor Bucaspor
2008–09 Trabzonspor Bucaspor
2009–10 Gazi Üniversitesispor Trabzonspor
2010–11[8] Ataşehir Belediyespor Konak Belediyespor
2011–12[9] Ataşehir Belediyespor Kdz. Ereğlispor
2012–13[10] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor
2013–14[11] Konak Belediyespor Ataşehir Belediyespor

Winners by team

2013-14 Women's First League match Marmara Üniversitesispor (blue/black kit) vs Konak Belediyespor (red kit)
Club Titles Runners-up
Dinarsuspor 4
Gazi Üniversitesispor 3 1
Ataşehir Belediyespor 2 2
Konak Belediyespor 2 1
Zara Ekinlispor 2
Samsungücü 2
Trabzonspor 1 1
Delta Mobilyaspor 1
Kuzeyspor 1

See also

References

  1. ^ Maden, Esra (2010-02-07). "Women strive hard to stay alive in Turkish soccer league".  
  2. ^ "Fashion One TV TFF Bayanlar Futbol Ligi'nin Resmi Medya Sponsoru Oldu". Medya Tava (in Turkish). 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Gazi Üniversitesispor back on top of women’s football league".  
  4. ^ "Kadınlar 1.Ligi'ne yükselen takımlar belli oldu" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  5. ^ a b c d G,, Eredem (2013-10-18). "Ligden çekilen kulüplerden transferler". Yerel Futbol (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  6. ^ "Kadınlar 1. Lig Fikstür ve Puan Cetveli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 
  7. ^ "Turkey - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ataşehir'in Sultanları Şampiyon" (in Turkish). atasehir.bel.tr. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ataşehir wins title" (in Turkish). karaman.ca. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Konak champion".  
  11. ^ "Konak Belediyespor şampiyon". trthaber.com (in Turkish). 4 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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