Arkas Spor

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Arkas Spor
Arkas Spor Klübü
Full name Arkas Spor
Short name Arkas
Founded 2001
Ground Karşıyaka Spor Salonu
(Capacity: 5,000)
Chairman Turkey Lucien Arkas
Manager Canada Glenn Hoag
Captain Turkey Bülent Kandemir
League Turkish Men's Volleyball League
Website Club home page
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Arkas Spor Izmir is a professional volleyball team based in Izmir, Turkey. It plays in the Turkish Men's Volleyball League and in the CEV Champions League.

The Körfez Sports Club began competing in the 2nd volleyball league in the 1999-00 Season. In 2001 it became the Saint Joseph Sports Club and in 2003 it was renamed Arkas Saint Joseph.

The club's name was changed to Arkas Sports Club at the Board of Directors meeting in May 2005. The club's primary sports branch is volleyball, but it is also active in sailing and bridge.

Arkas Sports Club is a young club that aims to increase the number of sports branches in which it participates every year.


To make a contribution to the development of Turkish sports and to help raise up the next generation of healthy sports enthusiasts, people that will be good examples for society. Operating with this goal in mind, our club's goal is to build a strong base of players by discovering young talent in Izmir and in Turkey, train players so that they can play for Turkish National Teams at the highest level and to revive the love of volleyball, which has begun to decline.


To build a base of sportsmen and women that have adopted Arkas's philosophy and that can achieve victories in Turkish Leagues and in Europe and ultimately become champions. To contribute to the success of the Turkish National Teams.


  • President: Lucien Arkas
  • Vice President: Bernard Arkas
  • Member of the board: Cenk Değer
  • Member of the board - Sports Coordinator: Yaşar Ergün
  • Member of the board - Press Secretary: Uğur Özden
  • Member of the board - International Relations Supervisor: Bahadır Osman
  • Member of the board: Atıf İnönü

Team Roster Season 2008-2009[edit]

As of March 5, 2011 [1]

Shirt No Nationality Player Height Position
3  Turkey Ahmet Toçoğlu 204 Middle Blocker
4  Turkey Andaç Kapan 197 Outside Hitter
15  Turkey Bülent Kandemir 196 Libero
18  Turkey Burak Hascan 200 Middle Blocker
8  Turkey Burutay Subaşı 195 Outside Hitter
17  Hungary Domotor Meszaros 199 Outside Hitter
12  Turkey Emin Gök 204 Middle Blocker
11  Turkey Eren Öner 198 Setter
 Turkey Hakkı Çapkınoğlu 200 Middle Blocker
2  Turkey Hüseyin Koç 198 Setter
13  Brazil João Paulo Bravo 192 Outside Hitter
7  Colombia Liberman Cristhofer Agamez Urango 208 Outside Hitter
10  Turkey Mustafa Koç 202 Middle Blocker
5  Turkey Nuri Şahin 196 Libero
16  Turkey Ufuk Minici 202 Setter
14  Turkey Ceyhun Tendar 188 Setter

Technical Staff as of March 5, 2011

  • Coach: Canada Glenn Hoag
  • Assistant Coach: Slovenia Tilen Kozamernik
  • Assistant Coach: Turkey Fazıl Demirci


International success[edit]

Domestic success[edit]

  • TAF Roundel.svg Turkish Cup:
    • Champions (2): 2009, 2011


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