Eczacıbaşı VitrA

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Eczacıbaşı VitrA
Eczacıbaşı Spor Klübü
Full name Eczacıbaşı Sports Club
Short name Eczacıbaşı VitrA
Founded 1966
Ground Eczacıbaşı Sport Salonu, Istanbul
(Capacity: 1,000)
Chairman Turkey Faruk Eczacıbaşı
Manager Italy Giovanni Caprara
Captain Turkey Esra Gümüş
League Turkish Women's Volleyball League CEV Champions League
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Eczacıbaşı Istanbul is a Turkish women's volleyball club winner of the 1999 CEV Cup Winners Cup, silver medallist of the 1979-80 CEV Champions League and bronze in the 1999-00. The team, that plays their home matches at the Eczacıbaşı Spor Salonu hall in Istanbul, have won 28 Turkish League Championships.

History[edit]

The club has invested in women volleyball for approximately 40 years and has pioneered for Turkish women volleyball. The team plays in CEV Champions League, regularly.

The Eczacıbaşı Women’s Volleyball Team’s international achievements have set an example for Turkish volleyball and contributed to the success of the Turkish National Women’s Volleyball Team. With its systematic and modern approach to the sport and close to 40 years experience, Eczacıbaşı is one of the most highly respected volleyball clubs in Europe.

Eczacıbaşı women's volleyball team won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1999. The club also finished 2nd in the European Champion Clubs' Cup of 1980 and the CEV Cup of 1993; 3rd in the European Champion Clubs' Cup of 2000 and the Top Teams Cup of 2005; and 4th in the European Champion Clubs' Cup of 1984 and the Champions’ League of 2001 and 2002; making it the all-time most successful Turkish club of any team sport in European competitions.[1] The team have won 28 times the Turkish League Championship.

The Eczacıbaşı Women’s Volleyball Team has won more national championships than any other women’s volleyball team in Turkey, with 28 Turkish League Championships[2] under its belt since it entered the league in 1968. In the 1972-1973 season, the Team began to set its first record of consecutive wins, winning 17 Turkish League Championship in a row. It repeated this performance another five years between 1999 and 2003, when it also won five Turkish Cups.

Over the years, the Eczacıbaşı Women’s Volleyball Team has worked with many internationally renowned players, such as Irina Ilchenko (Irina Simirrnova), Lioubov Chachkova (Lioubov Kılıç), Elena Godina, Antonina Zetova, Yevgeniya Artamonova, Tatyana Gracheva, Barbara Ruzic (Barbara Jelic), Antonella Del Core, Mirka Francia, Neslihan Darnel, Esra Gümüş, Gülden kayalar. The team is managed by Italian coach Lorenzo Micelli.

Team Roster Season 2014-2015[edit]

No. Player Position Height (m) Country
Gülden Kayalar Libero 1.67  Turkey
Ceylan Arısan Middle Blocker 1.90  Turkey
Bethania de la Cruz Wing-Spiker 1.86  Dominican Republic
Asuman Karakoyun Setter 1.80  Turkey
Büşra Cansu Middle Blocker 1.88  Turkey
Christiane Fürst Middle Blocker 1.92  Germany
Esra Gümüş (C) Wing Spiker 1.78  Turkey
Nilay Özdemir Setter 1.79  Turkey
Şeyma Ercan Wing Spiker 1.87  Turkey
Neslihan Demir Opposite Hitter 1.85  Turkey
Maja Poljak Middle Blocker 1.94  Croatia
Gözde Yılmaz Opposite Hitter 1.95  Turkey
Jordan Larson Wing-Spiker 1.87  United States
Dilara Bağcı Libero 1.65  Turkey
Arelya Karasoy Setter 1.81  Turkey

Coach: Italy Giovanni Caprara

Notable players[edit]

Achievements in Turkey[edit]

  • 28 times Turkish League Champion: (1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12)
  • 6 times The Turkish League 2nd place: (1971–72, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2012–13)
  • 6 times The Turkish League 3rd place: (1969–70, 1970–71, 1991–92, 1995–96, 2003–04, 2004–05)
  • 8 times The Turkish Cup Winner: (1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12)
  • 3 times The Presidents' Cup Winner: (1988–89, 1990–91, 1992–93)

Achievements in Europe[edit]

Achievements in Turkey[edit]

  • Turkey 3rd League Champion : 1968–69
  • Turkey 2nd League Champion : 1969–70
  • Turkish League Champion : 1970–71, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1990–91
  • Turkish League 2nd : 1973–74, 1976–77, 1986–87, 1993–94
  • Turkish League 3rd : 1972–73, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95
  • Turkish Cup Champion : 1989–90, 1990–91, 1994–95
  • Turkish Presidents Cup Champion : 1990–91
  • Sport Ministry Cup Champion : 1973–74, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79
  • Sport Ministry Cup 2nd place : 1973–74, 1979–80

Archievements in Europe[edit]

  • European Champions Cup
    • 3rd place : 1979–80
    • 4th place : 1977–78, 1991–92

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic achievements of Eczacıbaşı women's volleyball team[dead link]
  2. ^ "Kadın Voleybol" (in Turkish). Eczacıbaşı Spor Kulübü. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 

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