FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 TUR / Turkey

 
Team manager Seda BICICI
Coach Massimo BARBOLINI
Assistant coach Ferhat AKBAS
Doctor Ali SEHIRLIOGLU
Physiotherapist Sibel KAHYALIOGLU
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Güldeniz Önal Pasaoglu Onal 25.03.1986 182 75 296 290 VakifBank
  C 2   Gozde Sonsirma Sonsirma 26.06.1985 183 72 297 292 VakifBank
  L 3 Gizem Karadayi Karadayi 14.01.1987 178 60 285 250 VakifBank
  4   Gamze Alikaya Alikaya 01.01.1993 179 68 292 295 Galatasaray
  5 Kubra Akman Akman 13.10.1994 197 89 310 300 VakifBank
  6   Ceylan Arisan Arisan 01.01.1994 193 79 317 310 Eczacibasi
  7 Seda Tokatlioglu Tokatlioglu 25.06.1986 192 80 312 304 BAIC Motor Pekin
  8   Bahar Toksoy Guidetti Toksoy G. 06.02.1988 190 75 302 254 Vakifbank
  9 Seniye Merve Dalbeler Dalbeler 27.06.1987 182 73 310 300 Fenerbahce
  10   Yeliz Basa Basa 13.08.1987 188 79 305 301 NEC Red Rockets
  11 Naz Aydemir Akyol Akyol 14.08.1990 186 75 290 249 Vakifbank
  12   Gözde Yilmaz Yilmaz 09.09.1991 195 82 316 300 Eczacibasi
  13 Neriman Ozsoy Ozsoy 13.07.1988 188 76 310 291 Imeco Volley Conegliano
  14   Meliha Ismailoglu Ismailoglu 17.09.1993 188 70 300 297 Fenerbahce
  15 Seyma Ercan Ercan 05.07.1994 187 75 300 295 Eczacibasi
  16   Büsra Cansu Cansu 16.07.1990 188 84 296 285 Eczacibasi
  17 Neslihan Demir Demir 09.12.1983 187 72 307 300 Eczacibasi
  18   Asuman Karakoyun Karakoyun 16.07.1990 180 72 300 290 Eczacibasi
  19 Asli Kalac Kalac 13.12.1995 183 73 296 289 Galatasaray
  20   Çagla Akin Akin 19.01.1995 177 70 285 275 Vakifbank
  21 Ozge Yurtdagulen Yurtdagulen 06.08.1993 193 67 290 285 Bakirkoy Belediye Yesilyurt
  22   Hatice Gizem Orge Orge 26.04.1993 170 59 270 260 Vakifbank
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Turkey have recorded a marked improvement in their performances over recent years. They achieved their best result at the 2012 World Grand Prix when they took the bronze medal behind the United States and Brazil. They came eighth last year in their third outing at the tournament. They took two silvers and a bronze in the European League from 2009-11 and claimed bronze at the 2011 European Championship.

The team made their first appearance at Olympic level at the London 2012 Games where they recorded wins over Serbia and Korea, finishing in equal ninth place overall. They have competed in every final since 1997 at the Mediterranean Games, taking gold in 2005 and silver on the other four occasions.

Known in Turkey as Filenin Sultanlan, which translates into 'Sultans of the Net', the team will begin their campaign against Japan in Pool A. Turkey’s national league is highly competitive with clubs able to attract many of the top players in the world. All members of the national team play inside the country’s borders and the future looks bright for their prospects.

Coach profile

Massimo Barbolini will be no doubt be hoping to emulate or better Turkey’s third-place finish at the 2012 World Grand Prix, having picked up three bronze medals in the tournament as coach of Italy’s women. Since an injury forced him to retire from playing at the age of 20, the Italian has forged a brilliant coaching career.

He was at the reins when the Azzurri won back-to-back World Cups in 2007 and 2011. He also led the Italians to equal fifth place at the 2008 Olympic Games. A trophy-laden spell at club level in his homeland saw him win the Champions League and CEV Cup twice apiece. After taking on his present role with Turkey last year he steered the team to silver at the Mediterranean Games.