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Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball

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

Fenerbahçe
Fenerbahçe
Nickname Potanın Kraliçeleri (The Queens of the Hoop)
Fener
Leagues Turkish Women's Basketball League
EuroLeague Women
Founded 1954
History Fenerbahçe (1954–present)
Arena Ülker Sports Arena
(capacity: 13,800)[1]
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Team colors Yellow and Navy blue
         
President Turkey Ali Koç
Head coach France Valérie Garnier
2017–18 position Regular season: 3rd
Play-off: Champions
Championships 13 Turkish Championships
1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018
11 Turkish Cups
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016
11 Turkish Super Cups
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Website fenerbahce.org
Uniforms
Active departments of
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Founded in 1954, they became the most successful in Turkey, alongside Galatasaray, 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 13 Turkish Championship titles, a record 11 Turkish Cups, and a record 11 Turkish Super Cups, among others.

Fenerbahçe play their matches at either the 1,500-seat Caferağa Sports Hall[2] or the 13,800-seat Ülker Sports Arena.[3][4]

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) 24 – (1994-07-15)15 July 1994
SG 3   Cora, Ayşe 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 25 – (1993-03-03)3 March 1993
SG 6   Arı, Merve 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 20 – (1998-01-05)5 January 1998
PG 7   Vardarlı, Birsel (C) 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 34 – (1984-07-12)12 July 1984
SF 9   Zandalasini, Cecilia 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 22 – (1996-03-16)16 March 1996
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) 31 – (1987-07-10)10 July 1987
PF 12   Canıtez, Tuğçe 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1990-11-10)10 November 1990
SG 14   Sottana, Giorgia 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 29 – (1988-12-15)15 December 1988
C 15   Şenyürek, Tilbe 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1995-04-26)26 April 1995
PG 23   Hartley, Bria 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 25 – (1992-09-30)30 September 1992
C 33   Ural, Esra 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1991-08-18)18 August 1991
C 41   Stokes, Kiah 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 25 – (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 Esra Ural
PF Anastasiya Verameyenka Tilbe Şenyürek
SF Cecilia Zandalasini Tuğçe Canıtez Merve Arı
SG Giorgia Sottana Bria Hartley Ayşe Cora
PG Birsel Vardarlı Kelsey Plum Pelin Bilgiç

HonoursEdit

Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball
Medal record
Women’s Basketball
Representing Fenerbahçe SK
Euroleague Women
  Euroleague Women 2012–13
  Euroleague Women 2013–14
  Euroleague Women 2015–16
  Euroleague Women 2016–17
EuroCup Women
  EuroCup Women 2004-05
Southern Conference FIBA Europa
  Southern Conference FIBA Europa 2004-05
Turkish Championship
  TBB Championship 1956
  TBB Championship 1957
  TBB Championship 1958
  TBB Championship 1959
Turkish Women's Basketball League
  TBB League 1990-91
  TBB League 1991-92
  TBB League 1994-95
  TBB League 1995-96
  TBB League 1998-99
  TBB League 1999-00
  TBB League 2000-01
  TBB League 2001-02
  TBB League 2002-03
  TBB League 2003-04
  TBB League 2004-05
  TBB League 2005-06
  TBB League 2006-07
  TBB League 2007-08
  TBB League 2008-09
  TBB League 2009-10
  TBB League 2010-11
  TBB League 2011-12
  TBB League 2012-13
  TBB League 2013-14
  TBB League 2015-16
  TBB League 2016-17
  TBB League 2017–18
Turkish Women's Basketball Cup
  Turkish Cup 1994-95
  Turkish Cup 1998-99
  Turkish Cup 1999-00
  Turkish Cup 2000-01
  Turkish Cup 2003-04
  Turkish Cup 2004-05
  Turkish Cup 2005-06
  Turkish Cup 2006-07
  Turkish Cup 2007-08
  Turkish Cup 2008-09
  Turkish Cup 2009-10
  Turkish Cup 2011-12
  Turkish Cup 2012-13
  Turkish Cup 2013-14
  Turkish Cup 2014-15
  Turkish Cup 2015-16
Turkish Presidential Cup
  Turkish President Cup 1994-95
  Turkish President Cup 1998-99
  Turkish President Cup 1999-00
  Turkish President Cup 2000-01
  Turkish President Cup 2001-02
  Turkish President Cup 2003-04
  Turkish President Cup 2004-05
  Turkish President Cup 2005-06
  Turkish President Cup 2006-07
  Turkish President Cup 2007-08
  Turkish President Cup 2008-09
  Turkish President Cup 2009-10
  Turkish President Cup 2010-11
  Turkish President Cup 2011-12
  Turkish President Cup 2012-13
  Turkish President Cup 2013-14
  Turkish President Cup 2014-15
  Turkish President Cup 2015-16
  Turkish President Cup 2016-17

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

National competitionsEdit

Winners (13) (shared-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
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 (11) (shared-record): 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16
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