Cansu Özbay will play for VakıfBank

The Turkish Youth National Team setter Cansu Özbay joined to VakıfBank.

Cansu Özbay will play for VakıfBank

 The Turkish Youth National Team setter Cansu Özbay joined to VakıfBank.

We wish her a successful career with yellow-black jersey.

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  • VakıfBank aims to maintain the leadership advantage1/24/2017

    VakıfBank ISTANBUL, leading the 2017 CEV Champions League Women Group D, is ready to play against...

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    1/24/2017

    VakıfBank aims to maintain the leadership advantage

    VakıfBank ISTANBUL, leading the 2017 CEV Champions League Women Group D, is ready to play against DRESDER SC on 25th of January at VakıfBank Spor Sarayı, Istanbul. After first two games of the group, VakıfBank has collected 5 points and holds the top position.

    Turkish League’s undefeated leader VakıfBank ISTANBUL, has won 62 games in last 70 CEV Champions League games since 2010. This season, they are ahead of the closest follower, Eczacıbaşı VitrA ISTANBUL, with one point.

    The yellow-black team has defeated Uralochka NTMK EKATERINBURG at the opening game of the group with a result 3-1. At the second game they meet with their arch-rival, Eczacıbaşı VitrA ISTANBUL, and won two points with the result, 3-2.

    The head coach of VakıfBank ISTANBUL, Giovanni Guidetti said “Like every game in the CEV Champions League, the upcoming game is very important to us. In our group winning a single set is valuable. So we have to be prepared for all our matches as like a final. Against DRESDNER SC we have to give our best for 3 points. We have a little advantage in this group and want to maintain this”.

    The youngster setter of VakıfBank ISTANBUL, Cansu Özbay added “The group leadership is very important to be able to walk to our Final Four goal. We also have to win against DRESDNER SC to maintain the advantage we have achieved by winning our first two games. We feel ready for this as always. I hope we will have three points at the end of the match”.

  • VakıfBank recorded 24 consecutive wins in Turkish League 12/24/2016

    The Guinness Record holder VakıfBank ISTANBUL with...

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    12/24/2016

    VakıfBank recorded 24 consecutive wins in Turkish League

    Lonneke Sloetjes scored 264 points

    The Guinness Record holder VakıfBank ISTANBUL with 73 consecutive wins in 2014, leads the first half of the Turkish League season 2016-17 as undefeated. VakıfBank ISTANBUL continue the consecutive wins in Turkish Leaguge with 24 games since the last season. The winning streak has began at the 16th week of Turkish League last season. During this period VakıfBank ISTANBUL’s Dutch star Lonneke Sloetjes scored 264 point. She also scored 32 points in a single match.


    VakıfBank ISTANBUL leads the first half of the Vestel Venus League of Sultans (Turkish League) as undefeated in 11 games and they continue their winning streak with 24 matches. The winning streak has begun in the 16th week game with a 3:0 win against Bursa Buyuksehir Belediyespor last season.

    In this 24 match winning streak some players performed outstanding statistics:

    In 24 games:

    Lonneke Sloetjes (264 points)

    Milena Rasic (224 points)

    Kimberly Hill (218 points)

    Kimberly Hill (30 ace)

    Milena Rasic (68 blocks)



    In a single game during this period:

    Lonneke Sloetjes (32 points - 2015-16 Final Stage 5th game against Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL)

    Kimberly Hill (5 ace - 2015-16 season 20tg week against İlbank ANKARA)

    Kübra Çalışkan (8 blocks - 2015-16 season last week game against İdmanocağı TRABZON)

  • VakıfBank started with home victory12/15/2016

    VakifBank ISTANBUL, which takes part in the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women's Pool D, began the league round matches with a...

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    12/15/2016

    VakıfBank started with home victory

    VakifBank ISTANBUL, which takes part in the 2017 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women's Pool D, began the league round matches with a 3:1 (18-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-13) victory over Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG. The MVP of 2016 Olympic Games, Zhu Ting, completed the game 28 points. Beside this, the Serbian middle blocker Milena Rasic won 17 points (8 blocks).

    VakifBank started to game with Kubra Akman, Zhu Ting, Lonneke Sloetjes, Milena Rasic, Naz Aydemir Akyol, Gözde Kırdar and Gizem Örge. At the first set of the game, Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG has organized better than VakıfBank ISTANBUL and won the set 18-25.

    At the second set, the yellow-black team passed to technical time outs with lead and won the set with 25-20. After that, the last Turkish Champion found their rhythm and completed the third set with 9 points different, 25-16.

    With a big support of fans, VakıfBank ISTANBUL, started to the third set perfect and took the set under control. With Zhu Ting’s attacks and Milena Rasic’s blocks, VakıfBank ISTANBUL completed the set 25-13 and got the first three points of the season

    After the victory, head coach Giovanni Guidetti said: “We have started to the game with a little bit high tension. Because it was our first home game. Our opponents organized very well. They made just one mistake at the first set. But we found our rhythm somehow and started to make blocks. With this blocks and our effective serves we accomplished our mission and won our first game at home. To make 21 blocks against a team like Uralochka made me also happy.

  • New adventure for VakıfBank in its new hall12/9/2016

    Two-time title holder and last year’s runner-up VakıfBank, will feel the...

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    12/9/2016

    New adventure for VakıfBank in its new hall

    Two-time title holder and last year’s runner-up VakıfBank, will feel the excitement of the most prestigious tournament of Europe this season at its new home.

    VakıfBank İSTANBUL is known as one of the highest reputed club in the world, was playing the tournament games at Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall until now. But this year the new facility of the club, VakıfBank Spor Sarayı will be the place of volleyball temple for VakıfBank İSTANBUL. With this new gym VakıfBank İSTANBUL aims the third gold medal after two silver and one bronze in last three season.

    While the countdown is going on for the 2017 edition of CEV Champions League, head coach Giovanni Guidetti, team captain Gözde Kırdar and the last MVP of Turkish League Kimberly Hill presented some statements about the upcoming season.

    Giovanni Guidetti said “We are very excited about the CEV Champions League, of course. Because of the new knock-out system it will be the most difficult Champions League that we ever played so far. In last six seasons, we have reached Final Four five times. But as I mentioned, this year will be much more difficult for every team. Also we will play in the toughest group of the CEV Champions League. But we have much focused and we want to achieve the most as like every time. We want to make a good beginning with our first game against Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG, I wish a good season for all teams and of course all volleyball fans.”

    The team captain Gözde Kırdar said “To win the trophy of CEV Champions League is the most important aim for us. We have focused on whole of the season and we know it will be long and though season. Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG has high and powerful players. But this upcoming game will be our first CEV Champions League game in our new hall. So it will be very special for us. We want to make happy our spectators, so we will give our best on court.”

    The USA born spiker Kimberly Hill said “CEV Champions League is always difficult. But this year it will be very though from the beginning to end. In our group we have three important competitors like Eczacıbaşı Vitra İSTANBUL, Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG and DRESDNER SC. If we want to be at top at the end of the group, we have to be much focused to give our best in every single match. Also we are aware of our power as VakıfBank İSTANBUL and we know we can success everything that we want.”

    VakıfBank will play its first match on 14th December against Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG in İSTANBUL.

  • VakifBank get dramatic revenge for Manila loss in Istanbul derby12/1/2016

    VakifBank Istanbul took revenge for their defeat to crosstown rivals and reigning FIVB women's world champions...

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    12/1/2016

    VakifBank get dramatic revenge for Manila loss in Istanbul derby

    VakifBank Istanbul took revenge for their defeat to crosstown rivals and reigning FIVB women's world champions Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul with a five-set away win to open Round 6 of the Turkish League Regular Season Saturday evening - and they did it in the most dramatic style, coming back from two sets down and 10-20 in the third to take the match 3-2 (27-29, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-10).

    It was a series of substitutions in the third set by VakifBank coach Giovanni Guidetti that turned the tide and denied Eczacibasi what seemed up until then a quick and easy straight-set win, as China superstar Zhu Ting, the MVP of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games bore the majority of the scoring with a total of 28 points for the defending champions. The 21-year-old was the only VakifBank player to start in all five sets.

    Milena Rasic of Serbia and Kirdar Gozde added another 17 and 16 points respectively, as VakifBank overhwelmed their opponents on the net with 17 stuffs to 10.

    Russia's Tatiana Kosheleva with 21 points and Serbia's Tijana Boskovic, the MVP of the 2016 FIVB Club World Championship in Manila, with 17 were Eczacibasi's top scorers - but that was mostly before the team collapsed in the third set.

    The two teams had clashed last month in Manila in the semifinals of the 2016 FIVB Club World Championship, with Eczacibasi winning in four sets and going on take the gold medal, leaving VakifBank to console with the bronze.

    The result in Istanbul means VakifBank remain the only undefeated team after six matches.

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