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Turkish Football Federation
Association crest
Founded 1923
FIFA affiliation 1923
UEFA affiliation 1962
President Mahmut Özgener

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), also called the Turkish Football Association, (Turkish: 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 Fortis Turkish Cup.


The champions of the Premier Super League, the Turkish Cup, the runner-up clubs of the professional leagues 2A, 2B, 3 and of the amateur league 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 has also submitted a bid to host UEFA Euro 2016, where the host country will be chosen in May 2010.

Turkey had already hosted a Champions League final and will host the 2009 UEFA Cup final in Istanbul.[1] 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 [2]


  1. ^ ""BBC: Man City stadium given Uefa final"". 4 October 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2010.  
  2. ^ "Media & PR". 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24.  

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