Turkish Football Federation
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Founded 1923
Fifa affiliation 1923
Region UEFA
Region affiliation 1962
President Yıldırım Demirören
Coach Abdullah Avcı (2011-)

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), also called the Turkish Football Association, (Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu; TFF) is the governing body of football in Turkey. It was formed on 23 April 1923. It organizes the Turkish national teams and the Turkish football league. By 2004, there were 4,956 football clubs organized in Turkey, and a registered 4,775 professional and 136,823 amateur players with 233 women. 796 male and 20 female football referees are licensed by the TFF.

The Federation joined FIFA in 1923 and UEFA in 1962.

Turkish Cup

The Turkish Cup changed its name to Federation Cup (Federasyon Kupasi in Turkish) in the 1980–81 season, then back to Turkish Cup in 1992–93. It is now known as the Ziraat Bank Turkish Cup due to the sponsorship reasons.


The champions of the Premier Super League, the Turkish Cup, the professional leagues 1, 2, 3, Regional Amateur League and of the provincial amateur leagues are awarded a trophy by the TFF each season.

Hosting bids

Turkey had several unsuccessful bids to host the European Championship.

Turkey tried a joint bid with 2004-European Champions 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 will be hosted by France. France beat bids of Turkey (7-6 in voting in second voting round) and Italy, which had the least votes in first voting round.

Turkey had already hosted a 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, as they already hosted the event back in 1993.

National stadiums


Companies that Turkish Football Federation currently has sponsorship deals with include

  • Nike - Official sponsor
  • Turkcell - Official sponsor
  • Garanti Bankası - Official sponsor

  • Ülker - Official sponsor
  • Coca Cola - Official sponsor
  • Efes Pilsen - Official sponsor

  • Mercedes Benz - Official sponsor
  • Turkish Airlines - Official sponsor
  • Iddaa - Official sponsor
  • Sarar - Official sponsor

External links

Football in Turkey
League competitions The TFF Cup competitions
Süper Lig Turkey Turkish Super Cup
First League (U-21) Turkish Cup
Second League List of clubs
Third League List of stadiums
List of leagues
International football

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Confederation Competitions
AFC Asian Cup
CAF Africa Cup of Nations
CONMEBOL Copa América
OFC Nations Cup
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