Fenerbahçe S.K. (women's basketball)

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Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball (Turkish: Fenerbahçe Kadın Basketbol), commonly known as Fenerbahçe (Turkish pronunciation: [feˈnæɾbahtʃe]), currently also known as Fenerbahçe Safiport for sponsorship reasons, are the women's basketball department of Fenerbahçe SK, a major Turkish multi-sport club based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Fenerbahçe Safiport
Fenerbahçe
NicknameThe Queens of the Hoop
The Yellow-Navy Blues
LeaguesTurkish Super League
EuroLeague Women
Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
ArenaMetro Enerji Sports Hall
(capacity: 2,500)[1]
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team colors    Yellow, navy blue
Main sponsorSafiport
PresidentAli Koç
Team managerArzu Özyiğit
Head coachMarina Maljković
Team captainTuğçe Canıtez
Championships16 Women's Basketball Super League
1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
3 Turkish Championships
1956, 1957, 1958
13 Turkish Cups
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020
12 Turkish Super Cups
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019
Retired numbers1 (7)
Websitefenerbahce.org
Active departments of
Fenerbahçe S.K.
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Founded in 1954, they became the most successful club in domestic competitions, having won 43 national trophies, and achieved considerable success in European competitions. They became EuroLeague runners-up on three occasions, in the 2012–13, 2013–14, and 2016–17 seasons and reached the third place twice in 2016 and 2021. They also became fourth in the 2011–12 and 2014–15 seasons. Furthermore, Fenerbahçe became runners-up in the EuroCup in 2005. Overall, they played in five major European finals and managed to be among the best four European clubs eight times.

Domestically, Fenerbahçe won a record 19 Turkish championship titles (3 in the former Turkish Women's Basketball Championship and 16 in the Turkish Women's League), a record 13 Turkish Cups, and a record 12 Turkish Super Cups, among others. The team play their matches at the club's own 2,500-seat Metro Enerji Sports Hall.[2][3]

Previous namesEdit

  • Fenerbahçe
  • Fenerbahçe Öznur Kablo (2019-2021)
  • Fenerbahçe Safiport (2021-present)

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Fenerbahçe roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Height Weight Age – Date of birth
F 0   Sabally, Satou 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 24 – (1998-04-25)25 April 1998
G/F 3   Kurtulmuş, Manolya 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (132 lb) 24 – (1998-01-01)1 January 1998
PG 4   Çakır Turgut, Olcay 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 60 kg (132 lb) 28 – (1993-07-13)13 July 1993
G 10   Onar, Alperi 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 26 – (1996-01-02)2 January 1996
G 21   McBride, Kayla 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 30 – (1992-06-25)25 June 1992
G/F 23   Iagupova, Alina 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 30 – (1992-02-09)9 February 1992
C 41   Stokes, Kiah 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 29 – (1993-03-30)30 March 1993
F 30   Stewart, Breanna 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 – (1994-08-27)27 August 1994
C 33   Meesseman, Emma 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 29 – (1993-05-13)13 May 1993
PG   Époupa, Olivia 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 28 – (1994-04-30)30 April 1994
G   Aydın, Merve 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 28 – (1994-03-10)10 March 1994
F   Djordjevic, Mina 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 23 – (1999-02-23)23 February 1999
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Nacho Garcia
  •   Ömer Buharalı
  •   Can Nazlı
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DC) Dual citizenship
  •   Injured

Updated: September 13, 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Emma Meesseman Kiah Stokes
PF Breanna Stewart Satou Sabally Mina Djordjevic
SF Alina Iagupova Manolya Kurtulmuş
SG Kayla McBride Alperi Onar Merve Aydın
PG Olivia Epoupa Olcay Çakır Turgut

HonoursEdit

European competitionsEdit

Runners-up (4): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2021–22
Third place (2): 2015–16, 2020–21
Fourth place (2): 2011–12, 2014–15
Runners-up (1): 2004–05
Fourth place (1): 2003–04
  • Southern Conference FIBA Europa
Winners (1): 2004–05

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (16) (record): 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–2022
Runners-up (9): 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2016–17
Winners (13) (record): 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2019, 2020
Runners-up (6): 1994–95, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2021–22
Winners (12) (record): 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019
Runners-up (8): 1995, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Turkish Women's Basketball Championships (defunct)
Winners (3): 1956, 1957, 1958
Runners-up (1): 1959

Team captainsEdit

This is a list of the senior team's captains in the recent years.

Period Captain
1996–2006   Serap Yücesir
2006–2009   Nalan Ramazanoğlu
2009–2012   Nevriye Yılmaz
2012–2019   Birsel Vardarlı
2019–present   Tuğçe Canıtez

Head coachesEdit

Period Head coach
1955–1960   Önder Dai
196?–1968   Mehmet Baturalp
1980–1985   Yaman Eymür
1987–2000   Göksel Zeren
2000–2009   Zafer Kalaycıoğlu
2009–2010   Haydar Kemal Ateş
2010   Aydın Uğuz
2010–2011   László Rátgéber
2011–2012   George Dikeoulakos
2012–2014   Roberto Íñiguez
2014–2015   Jacek Winnicki
2015–2017   George Dikeoulakos
2017–2018   Fırat Okul
2018–2019   Valérie Garnier
2019–2022   Víctor Lapeña
2022–present   Marina Maljković

Notable playersEdit

Italic written players still play for the club.

Sponsorship and kit manufacturersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit