Turkish Football Federation
|Founded||23 April 1923|
The Turkish Football Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu; TFF) is the governing body of association football in Turkey. It was formed on 23 April 1923, and joined FIFA the same year and UEFA in 1962. It organizes the Turkey national football team, the Turkish Football League and the Turkish Cup.
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The Turkish football league system is divided into eight tiers, ranging from the top-tier Süper Lig to local amateur divisions.
The Turkish Cup changed its name to the Federation Cup (Turkish: Federasyon Kupası) in the 1980–81 season, then back to Turkish Cup in 1992–93.
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Turkey has had several unsuccessful bids to host the UEFA European Championship.
Turkey submitted a joint bid with Greece for UEFA Euro 2008, which failed. Their bid for UEFA Euro 2012 was also unsuccessful, with the competition going to Poland and Ukraine. The federation also submitted a bid to host UEFA Euro 2016, but on May 28, 2010, UEFA announced that Euro 2016 would be hosted by France. France beat bids of Turkey (7-6 in voting in second voting round) and Italy, which had the fewest votes in the first voting round. Turkey were also bidding for UEFA Euro 2024, competing against Germany. Germany were announced the hosts on September 27, 2018 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
Turkey had already hosted the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final and the 2009 UEFA Cup Final in Istanbul. At the youth-level, they hosted the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 2008, after first hosting the event back in 1993.
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As of May 2019
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FIFA World Cup
FIFA U-20 World Cup
FIFA U-17 World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Confederations Cup
FIFA Women's World Cup
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
FIFA Women's Club World Cup
UEFA European Championship
Football at the Summer Olympics
Football at the Mediterranean Games
- As of 16 June 2022
Source: "Turkish Football Federation", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 17th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Football_Federation.
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- ^ a b "TFF » İş Ortakları" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Archived from the original on 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- ^ "BBC: Man City stadium given Uefa final". BBC News. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- ^ "TFF Başkanlarının Dönemleri ve Yönetim Kurulları" [Periods of TFF Presidents and Board of Directors] (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Archived from the original on 18 August 2019. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
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