FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION


 FEN / Fenerbahce
Istanbul, Turkey  

   
Team manager VIYOLETA KOSTANDA DUCA
Coach KAMIL SOZ
Assistant coach BAI JUEGANG
Assistant coach 2 SAIM PAKKAN
Doctor -
Physiotherapist MURAT CANBAKAL
Journalist -
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  1 Marianne Steinbrecher MARI 23.08.1983 188 70 310 290 BRA
  L 2   Seniye Merve Dalbeler Dalbeler 27.06.1987 182 73 310 300 TUR
  L 3 Nihan YELDAN GÜNEYLIGIL YELDAN 07.02.1982 170 60 280 276 TUR
  4   Paula Pequeno PAULA 22.01.1982 184 74 302 285 BRA
  5 Elif ONUR ELIF 20.12.1989 185 67 290 280 TUR
  7   Nedime Elif ONER ONER 10.02.1984 186 72 292 290 TUR
  8 Ipek SOROGLU SOROGLU 12.03.1985 192 72 290 280 TUR
  C 9   Seda TOKATLIOGLU SEDA 25.06.1986 192 70 312 304 TUR
  11 Nilay Ozdemir NILAY 24.10.1985 180 67 286 280 TUR
  12   Berenika TOMSIA TOMSIA (Okuniewska) 18.03.1988 188 72 310 302 POL
  13 Meryem CALIK CALIK 03.02.1988 194 63 315 305 TUR
  14   Eda Erdem Dündar Dundar 22.06.1987 188 73 311 305 TUR
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

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.


 
Coach profile

Kamil Soz was born in Germany in 1968. He graduated from the Physical Education and Sports Academy and obtained a masters degree in sports physiology and training sciences.

He played volleyball professionally from 1988 to 2001, after which he began working as a coach.

Soz's coaching career started with Azerrail Volleyball Team in Azerbaijan, where he worked as both statistician and trainer. He then moved to the Cannes Volleyball Team in France. The team were France Champions and played in the Champions League Finals.

After five years in Europe building experience, Soz took on a new role as assistant coach in the Besiktas and Fenerbahce Sports Clups. He is now on his seventh season with Fenerbahce.
In that time the team has been Turkish League Champion three times, won a Turkish Cup, two Super Cups, an FIVB World Championship (2011) and a CEV Championship (2011-2012), and also taken second (in 2010) and third (in 2011) at the CEV Championship.

The 2012-13 season is Soz's first as coach of Fenerbahce SK. He has also
worked as the trainer of Turkish national junior and senior teams.