Vakıfbank Spor Kulübü
|Full name||VakıfBank Spor Kulübü|
|Ground||Burhan Felek Sport Hall, Istanbul
|Captain||Gözde Kırdar Sonsırma|
|League||CEV Champions League|
|2012/13||FIVB Club World Championship Champion
CEV Champions League Champion
|Website||Club home page|
As of January 23, 2014, the team holds a 73-game winning streak record in domestic and international official competitions.
The team collected five championship trophies in 2013. (Perfect season#Volleyball)
The team was established following a merge between two separate teams: Vakıfbank and Güneş Sigorta. Vakıfbank was originally an Ankara-based team but moved to İstanbul after the merge. Their name changed to Vakıfbank Güneş Sigorta, Vakıfbank Güneş Sigorta Türk Telekom (VGSTT), Vakıfbank Türk Telekom and Vakıfbank respectively.
Vakıfbank won two unbeaten CEV Champions League championships in 2011 and 2013, and is the only unbeaten champions of the Champions League history. They also placed second in 1998 and 1999 in this competition. They won 2013 Club World Championship, CEV Top Teams Cup in 2004 and CEV Challenge Cup in 2008 while finishing 2nd in the FIVB Club World Championship in 2011 and 3rd in the European Confederation Cup of 2000.
The team is coached by Italian Giovanni Guidetti. They have won 47 games of 47 in 2012–2013 season in all competitions including Champions League (12 games), Turkish League (29 games) and Turkish Cup (6 games). After this season, they kept most of the team roster and coaching staff for 2013–2014 season with little changes: Jelena Nikolic, who took a break volleyball for one year, came back to the team and Italian international Carolina Costagrande transfers from Chinese club Guangdong Evergrande V.C. instead of Polish spiker Malgorzata Glinka and Japanese Saori Kimura. Glinka left the team after three great seasons and moved to the home country because for familial reasons.
|Jersey No.||Name||Date of Birth||Height (m)||Position||Country|
|1||Gizem Örge (L)||26 April 1993||1.68||Libero||Turkey|
|2||Gözde Kırdar Sonsırma (C)||November 25, 1985||1.83||Outside hitter||Turkey|
|3||Gizem Güreşen (L)||January 14, 1987||1.76||Libero||Turkey|
|5||Kübra Akman||October 13, 1994||1.97||Middle Blocker||Turkey|
|8||Ayşe Melis Gürkaynak||April 20, 1990||1.84||Middle Blocker||Turkey|
|10||Güldeniz Önal||March 25, 1986||1.83||Outside Hitter||Turkey|
|11||Bahar Toksoy||February 6, 1988||1.90||Middle Blocker||Turkey|
|13||Sheilla Castro||July 1st, 1983||1.87||Opposite Hitter||Brazil|
|14||Çağla Akın||January 19, 1995||1.78||Setter||Turkey|
|17||Naz Aydemir||August 14, 1990||1.86||Setter||Turkey|
|18||Carolina Costagrande||October 15, 1980||1.88||Outside Hitter||Italy|
Coach: Giovanni Guidetti
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- Turkish Champions Cup: 2013, 2014
- Turkish League: 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2013, 2014
- Turkish Cup: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2013, 2014
- 1986–1999: Güneş Sigorta
- 1999–2009: Vakıfbank Güneş Sigorta
- 2009–2011: Vakıfbank Güneş Sigorta Türk Telekom
- 2011–2012: Vakıfbank Türk Telekom
- 2012–: Vakıfbank
- "Vakıfbank 73 yaptı çeyrek finale kaldı". Fanatik (in Turkish). 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
- "Genel Fikstür". Turkish Volleyball Federation (in Turkish). 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
- "Genel Fikstür". Turkish Volleyball Federation (in Turkish). 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
- Yeni isimleri Vakıfbank Türk Telekom oldu (Turkish)
- Historic achievements of Vakıfbank Güneş Sigorta women's volleyball team