Rabita Baku

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Rabita Baku VC
Stamps of Azerbaijan, 2011-1014-Rabitə Bakı-logo.jpg
Full name Rabitə Bakı
Founded 2004
Ground Sarhadchi Sport Olympic Center
Baku, Azerbaijan
(Capacity: 2600)
Chairman Azerbaijan Jalil JAFAROV
Manager Italy Ilgar AZERO IMAMGULIYEV
League Azerbaijan Superleague
Website Club home page
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Rabita Baku is an Azerbaijani women's volleyball club.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Rabita Bank was founded in 2001 as Rabitachi Baku, and then take its current name in 2004. Since the first edition of the Superleague, the club is one of the stars of the championship teams, now getting third place. Club participated for the first time in an official competition in the European CEV Cup 2007-08, but was eliminated immediately by OK Hit Nova Gorica.

In the season 2008-09, reaches the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup and was eliminated from the Club Voleibol Albacete and wins for the first time the championship in the final against Azerrail. The season 2009-10 campaign starts with a good buy: the team wins the championship again and get the third place in the CEV Cup, losing in the semifinals against Futura Volley Busto Arsizio, but winning the final for bronze against VC Uralochka-NTMK Yekaterinburg.

In the season 2010 - 11, club participated for the first time in the Women's CEV Champions League and reached final of this competition, just losing to VakıfBank of Turkey.[3]

Rabita hosted the 2013–14 CEV Champions League Final Four,[4] there the club won the Bronze medal after falling 0-3 to the Russian Dinamo Kazan in the semifinals,[5] but defeating 3-0 to the Turkish Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul in the third place match.[6]

Roster 2013-2014[edit]

Number Player Position Height (m)
3 Poland Katarzyna Skorupa Setter 1.83
4 Australia Rachel Rourke Wing Spiker 1.93
5 Serbia Nataša Krsmanović Middle Blocker 1.87
6 United States TeTori Dixon Middle Blocker 1.90
7 United States Kayla Banwarth Libero 1.75
8 Puerto Rico Áurea Cruz Wing Spiker 1.80
9 Dominican Republic Brenda Castillo Libero 1.67
11 United States Brittnee Cooper Middle Blocker 1.87
12 United States Cursty Jackson Middle Blocker 1.83
13 Thailand Nootsara Tomkom Setter 1.69
15 Serbia Sanja Starović Opposite 1.95
16 United States Foluke Akinradewo Middle Blocker 1.89
17 Poland Katarzyna Skowrońska Opposite Hitter 1.89
18 Hungary Dóra Horváth Wing Spiker 1.88

Honours[edit]

Stamps of Azerbaijan, 2011

International success[edit]

Domestic success[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabita Baku VC
  2. ^ Rabita Baku (Women)
  3. ^ CEV. "VakifGunesTTelekom completes Turkish fairy tale in Istanbul". Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Halkbank and Rabita to host Champions League Final Four tournaments". Luxembourg: FIVB. 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Dinamo disappoints Baku home crowd by claiming the last spot in final". Baku, Azerbaijan: CEV. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Bronze consolation for Rabita at home Final Four". Baku, Azerbaijan: CEV. 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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