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Vakifbank 73-win streak becomes Guinness World Record

 
The Vakifbank team show off their trophies
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 24, 2014 – Following 73 consecutive wins during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons, World and European champions Vak?fBank ?stanbul have made it into the Guinness World Records for the "most consecutive volleyball victories in all competitions."

Vak?fBank’s 73-game streak was achieved by winning the World, European and Turkish Championships. The record set by Vak?fBank has been officially confirmed by Guinness World Records.

Through their record-breaking achievements, Vak?fBank have made another great contribution to Turkish Volleyball.

Vak?fBank’s record run was achieved by competing in five different tournaments without defeat: the Turkish League, Turkish Cup, Turkish Super Cup, European Champions League and the FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships.

Vak?fBank weren’t defeated over a period of 624 days from May 11, 2011, to January 25, 2014, a run that included 42 games in the Turkish League, 20 games in the Champions League, four games in the World Club Championship, six games in the Turkish Cup and one game in the Turkish Super Cup. 

Vak?fBank Sports Club Chairman Osman Demren expressed his pleasure at the team’s achievement.

"We are pleased that our 73 consecutive wins have become an official record," he said. "We will continue to work hard to add new accomplishments for Vak?fBank and Turkish Volleyball. I would like to thank all of our players, coaching staff and club employees. I would like to also thank our management, sponsors and fans for their never-ending support."

Vak?fBank coach Giovanni Guidetti added: "The Vak?fBank ‘family’ have achieved something very special. We won all the games in all tournaments and I’m not sure if volleyball history will witness anything similar again. I would like to thank our Vak?fBank family, team and technical staff for all their contributions to this success. We have done everything that was needed to become a team, and that is why we have achieved this record."

Gözde Sons?rma, Vak?fBank’s team captain, also played a major part in the success of the team. "We are very pleased that our 73-match winning streak has been accepted as an official record," she said. "I’m very happy to be captain for this team. This achievement is not only important for Turkish volleyball, but it’s also an important influence for Turkish women too. I would like to congratulate my teammates, management, the Vak?fBank family and fans for their support and contribution to our 73-match, five-trophy accomplishment."

Vak?fBank’s extraordinary series includes the following matches:

2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women
1.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Volero ZURICH  3:0
2.  Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3
3.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. RC CANNES  3:0
4.  RC CANNES vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  2:3
5.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG  3:1
6.  Valero ZURICH vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  2:3
7.  Atom Trefl SOPOT vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3
8.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Atom Trefl SOPOT  3:0
9.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Eczacibasi ISTANBUL  3:1
10.  Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3
11.  Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL – VakifBank ISTANBUL 0:3
12.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Rabita BAKU 3:0

2013 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League - Women
1.  GENT Dames vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
2.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Dinamo Romprest BUCURESTI 3:0
3.  Atom Trefl SOPOT vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL 1:3
4.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Atom Trefl SOPOT 3:0
5.  Dinamo Romprest BUCURESTI vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL 0:3
6.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. GENT Dames 3:0
7.  Igtisadchi BAKU vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL 0:3
8.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Igtisadchi BAKU 3:0

FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship 2013
1.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Iowa Ice DE MOINES 3:0
2.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Unilever Volei PARANA 3:1
3.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Guangdong Evergrande GUANGZHOU 3:0
4.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Unilever Volei PARANA 3:0

Turkish Cup 2012-2013
1.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. IBA Kimya  3:0
2.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Yesilyurt ISTANBUL  3:0
3.  Yesilyurt ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
4.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Karsiyaka IZMIR  3:0
5.  Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3
6.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Eczacibasi ISTANBUL  3:0

Turkish League 2012-2013
1.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Eregli Bld. KONYA  3:0
2.  Besiktas ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3
3.  Fenerbahce ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  2:3
4.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Yesilyurt ISTANBUL  3:0
5.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Ilbank ANKARA  3:0
6.  BURSA Bld. vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
7.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. IBA Kimya  3:0
8.  Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3
9.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Nilufer Bld. BURSA  3:0
10.  Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL 0:3
11.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Sariyer ISTANBUL  3:0
12.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Fenerbahce ISTANBUL   3:1
13.  Eregli Bld. KONYA vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
14.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Besiktas ISTANBUL  3:0
15.  Ilbank ANKARA vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
16.  Yesilyurt ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
17.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. BURSA Bld.  3:2
18.  IBA Kimya vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
19.  Nilufer Bld. BURSA vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
20.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Eczacibasi ISTANBUL  3:1
21.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL   3:0
22.  Sariyer ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
23.  Sariyer ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
24.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Sariyer ISTANBUL  3:0
25.  Fenerbahce ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL   1:3
26.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Fenerbahce ISTANBUL   3:0
27.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Eczacibasi ISTANBUL  3:1
28.  Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  2:3
29.  Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3

Turkish League 2013-2014
1.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. CANAKKALE Bld.  3:1
2.  Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
3.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Fenerbahce ISTANBUL  3:0
4.  Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
5.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Eregli Bld. KONYA  3:0
6.  Yesilyurt ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
7.  Besiktas ISTANBUL vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
8.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Ilbank ANKARA  3:0
9.  BURSA Bld. vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  1:3
10.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Sariyer ISTANBUL  3:0
11.  Halkbank ANKARA vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL  0:3
12.  CANAKKALE Bld. vs. VakifBank ISTANBUL   0:3
13.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL 3:2

Turkish Super Cup 2013
1.  VakifBank ISTANBUL vs. Eczacibasi ISTANBUL  3:2



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