Name Zelal Baturay
Current team Gazikentspor
|2011-2014 Diyarbakir B.B. Spor|
|Date of birth (1996-07-07) July 7, 1996 (age 19)|
Place of birth Egil, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Diyarbakırlı Zelal gol kraliçesi
Zelal Baturay (born 7 July 1996) is a Turkish women's football forward currently playing in the Second League for Amed Sportif Faaliyetler with jersey number 10. She is a member of the Turkey women's national U-19 team.
Zelal Baturay was discovered by Filiz Atay, the female manager of the women's football team Diyarbakır Büyükşehir Belediyespor, renamed later to Amed Sportif Faaliuetler, as she was playing football with boys on the street in Diyarbakır. Atay was hard put to persuade her parents for Baturay's football playing.
She obtainer her license on 7 April 2011 for her hometown club Diyarbakır Büyükşehir Belediyespor. After playing three seasons in the Second League, at which she scored 84 goals in 30 games, she was transferred by Gazikentspor of Gaziantep in the 2014–15 season to play in the Women's First League.
In the 2012–13 season, Zelal Baturay became top scorer of the Second League's Division of Southeast Anatolia-Mediterranean Region with 33 goals in 10 matches.
After three seasons with her hometown club Diyabakır B.B. Spor in the Second League, she transferred to Gazikentspor of Gaziantep in the 2014–15 season, which was newly promoted to the First League. With her teams relegation in the 2015–16 season, she moved to the Third-League team Maraşgücü Spor in Kahramanmaraş. In the 2016–17 season, Baturay returned to her hometown to play for Amed Sportif Falliyetleri in the Second League. ,
Baturay was called up to the Tırkey women's national U-19 team, and debuted in the friendly match against Azerbaijan on 26 November 2013. She took part at the 2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship qualification – Group 4 matches, and scored one goal. Baturay capped 11 times and scored 4 goals so far for the national U-19 team.