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Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball are the women's basketball department of Fenerbahçe SK, a major Turkish multi-sport club based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Fenerbahçe
Fenerbahçe
NicknamePotanın Kraliçeleri (The Queens of the Hoop)
Sarı Lacivertliler (The Yellow-Navy Blues)
Fener
LeaguesTurkish Women's Basketball League
EuroLeague Women
Founded1954
HistoryFenerbahçe (1954–present)
ArenaMetro Enerji Sports Hall
(capacity: 2,500)[1]
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team colorsYellow and Navy blue
         
PresidentTurkey Ali Koç
Head coachFrance Valérie Garnier
2018–19 positionRegular season: 2nd
Play-off: Champions
Championships17 Turkish Championships
1956, 1957, 1958, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019
12 Turkish Cups
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2019
11 Turkish Super Cups
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Websitefenerbahce.org
Uniforms
Active departments of
Fenerbahçe
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Football Basketball (Men's) Basketball (Women's)
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Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's) Table Tennis
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Founded in 1954, they became the most successful club in domestic competitions, having won 37 overall 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 once in 2016. 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 four major European finals and managed to be among the best four European clubs six times.

Domestically, Fenerbahçe won a record 17 Turkish championship titles (3 in the former Turkish Women's Basketball Championship and 14 in the Turkish Women's League), a record 12 Turkish Cups, and a record 11 Turkish Super Cups, among others. The team play their matches at the club's own 2,500-seat Metro Enerji Sports Hall.[2][3]

Contents

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Fenerbahçe roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1   Bilgiç, Pelin 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 25 – (1994-07-15)15 July 1994
SG 3   Cora, Ayşe 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 26 – (1993-03-03)3 March 1993
SG 6   Arı, Merve 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 21 – (1998-01-05)5 January 1998
C 8   Vaughn, Kia 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 32 – (1987-01-24)24 January 1987
PG 10   Plum, Kelsey 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 24 – (1994-08-24)24 August 1994
PF 11   Verameyenka, Anastasiya 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 32 – (1987-07-10)10 July 1987
PF 12   Canıtez, Tuğçe 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 28 – (1990-11-10)10 November 1990
SG 14   Sottana, Giorgia 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 30 – (1988-12-15)15 December 1988
C 15   Şenyürek, Tilbe 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 24 – (1995-04-26)26 April 1995
PG 23   Yavaş, Özge 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 28 – (1991-06-27)27 June 1991
SF 24   Zandalasini, Cecilia 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 23 – (1996-03-16)16 March 1996
PG 32   Hartley, Bria 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 26 – (1992-09-30)30 September 1992
C 33   Ural, Esra 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 28 – (1991-08-18)18 August 1991
C 41   Stokes, Kiah 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 26 – (1993-03-30)30 March 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Tolga Esenci
Athletic trainer(s)
  •   Serkan Bodur
Team manager

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

Updated: 14 April, 2017

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Kiah Stokes Kia Vaughn Esra Ural
PF Anastasiya Verameyenka Tilbe Şenyürek Tuğçe Canıtez
SF Cecilia Zandalasini Ayşe Cora Merve Arı
SG Giorgia Sottana Bria Hartley Pelin Bilgiç
PG Kelsey Plum Özge Yavaş

HonoursEdit

European competitionsEdit

Runners-up (3): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17
Third place (1): 2015–16
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 (14) (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
Runners-up (9): 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2016–17
Winners (3): 1956, 1957, 1958
Runners-up (1): 1959
Winners (12) (record): 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2019
Runners-up (5): 1994–95, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
Winners (11) (record): 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Runners-up (8): 1995, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017

Regional competitionsEdit

Winners (5): 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
Runners-up (8): 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968

OthersEdit

  • GSGM Cup
Winners (1): 1991
Runners-up (1): 1992

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–   Birsel Vardarlı

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   Erman Okerman
2015–2017   George Dikeoulakos
2017–2018   Fırat Okul
2018–   Valérie Garnier

C Caretaker

Notable playersEdit

Italic written players still play for the club.

Sponsorship and kit manufacturersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit