Fenerbahçe was the first Turkish women’s volleyball team, founded by Fenerbahçe Sports Club in 1928. The team’s captain was Sabiha Rifat Gürayman, Turkey’s first woman engineer.
The original club was closed down due to lack of competition, but the team was re-founded in 1954 and won eight Turkish championships between 1956 and 1973.
The team reached a low-ebb in the late 1990s, being relegated the second division following the 1995-1996 season. But the team returned to the league in 2004 with a new strategy for sustainable achievements and stable growth that would eventually turn Fenerbahçe into one of the biggest volleyball brands in Europe.
Fenerbahçe won the championship title in the 2008-2009 season under coach Jan de Brandt of Belgium, a long-awaited victory after two straight second-place finishes. The team finished third that year in the CEV Cup.
Fenerbahçe made it into the European Champions League during the 2009-2010 season, and made a historical breakthrough by reaching the Final Four without losing a single set in their first year of Champions League play. At the Final Four, Fenerbahçe was confirmed as the second best team in Europe. The team then went on to record one of the great success stories of Turkish sports, winning the 2010 Women’s Club World Championship.
2011 year was a tremendous volleyball season; it showed how challending volleyball can be. After many challenges, Fenerbahce's yellow angels crowned by 2012 CEV Champions League champion at the finals of Baku.
The jerseys worn by the team that were crowned champions in Qatar are now housed in the Fenerbahçe museum, which still has room for new World Championship displays.