Galatasaray S.K. (women's basketball)

Galatasaray is the women's basketball section of Galatasaray S.K., a major sports club in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] Galatasaray women's basketball team play matches in Şehit Mustafa Özel Spor Kompleksi which has a seating capacity for 2,100 spectators.

Galatasaray
2021–22 Galatasaray S.K. women's basketball season
Galatasaray logo
LeaguesTurkish Super League
EuroLeague Women
Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
HistoryGalatasaray
(1954–2010)
Galatasaray Medical Park
(2010–2012)
Galatasaray
(2012–2013)
Galatasaray OdeaBank (2013–2015)
Galatasaray (2015–present)
ArenaŞehit Mustafa Özel Spor Kompleksi
(capacity 2,100)
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Team colorsYellow and red
  
PresidentTurkey Burak Elmas
Head coachTurkey Efe Güven
Team captainTurkey Pelin Bilgiç
ChampionshipsTurkish League (13)
Turkish Cup (11)
President Cup (8)
Euroleague (1)
FIBA Eurocup (2)
Websitewww.galatasaray.org

The team recently won the 2013–14 EuroLeague Women and the Turkish Women's Basketball League title after beating Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball in the finals. Galatasaray is the most successful club in European competitions, having won 3 major trophies, and being the only Turkish club to have won the Euroleague competition for women.

Galatasaray MP – Tarsus Belediyesi BK – November 19, 2011

Sponsorship namingEdit

Due to sponsorship deals, Galatasaray have been also known as:

  • Galatasaray (1954–2010)
  • Galatasaray Medical Park (2010–2012)
  • Galatasaray (2012–2013)
  • Galatasaray OdeaBank (2013–2015)
  • Galatasaray (2015–present)

Home courtsEdit

# Court Capacity Period
1
Abdi İpekçi Arena
12,270 2007
2
Ayhan Şahenk Arena
3,500 2008–2009
3
Abdi İpekçi Arena
12,270 2009–2017
4
Ahmet Cömert Sport Hall
3,500 2017–2021
5
Sinan Erdem Dome
16,000 2021
6
Şehit Mustafa Özel Spor Kompleksi
2,100 2021–present

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Galatasaray roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1   Şahin, Eda 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 22 – (1999-08-26)26 August 1999
SF 3   Davis, Kaela 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 26 – (1995-03-15)15 March 1995
PF 4   Tokmak, Simge 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 19 – (2003-01-23)23 January 2003
SF 5   Gülcan, Melis 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 25 – (1996-05-28)28 May 1996
PF 6   Balotu, Miray 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 20 – (2001-04-08)8 April 2001
SG 7   Albayrak, Mısra 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 21 – (2000-10-10)10 October 2000
SF 8   Yılmaz, Sude 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 19 – (2002-03-15)15 March 2002
G 9   Bilgiç, Pelin (C) 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 27 – (1994-07-15)15 July 1994
PG 10   Plum, Kelsey 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 27 – (1994-08-24)24 August 1994
C 12   Šteinberga, Anete   1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 31 – (1990-01-29)29 January 1990
F 13   Vardar, Arifecan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2003-01-12)12 January 2003
C 14   Başaran, Gizem 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 29 – (1992-09-28)28 September 1992
C 15   Krajišnik, Tina 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 31 – (1991-01-12)12 January 1991
PG 17   Yavuz, Gizem 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 33 – (1988-03-10)10 March 1988
F 21   Şahin, Berna 19 – (2003-01-21)21 January 2003
PG 23   Aydın, Merve 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 27 – (1994-03-10)10 March 1994
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

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

Updated: January 17, 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Inactive
C Tina Krajišnik Gizem Başaran
PF Anete Šteinberga Miray Balotu Simge Tokmak Arifecan Vardar
SF Kaela Davis Melis Gülcan Sude Yılmaz Berna Şahin
SG Kelsey Plum Merve Aydın Mısra Albayrak
PG Pelin Bilgiç Gizem Yavuz Eda Şahin

HonoursEdit

International competitionsEdit

Galatasaray S.K.
Medal record
Women’s basketball
Representing Galatasaray
FIBA EuroCup
  FIBA Eurocup Women 2007–08
  FIBA Eurocup Women 2008–09
  FIBA Eurocup Women 2017–18
EuroLeague Women
  FIBA Euroleague Women 1998–99
  FIBA Euroleague Women 2013-14
FIBA Europe SuperCup Women
  FIBA Europe SuperCup Women 2009
Turkish Women's Basketball League
  TBB League 1987–88
  TBB League 1989–90
  TBB League 1990–91
  TBB League 1991–92
  TBB League 1992–93
  TBB League 1993–94
  TBB League 1994–95
  TBB League 1995–96
  TBB League 1996–97
  TBB League 1997–98
  TBB League 1999–00
  TBB League 2007–08
  TBB League 2009–10
  TBB League 2010–11
  TBB League 2011–12
  TBB League 2012–13
  TBB League 2013–14
  TBB League 2014–15
Turkish Women's Basketball Cup
  Turkish Cup 1992–93
  Turkish Cup 1993–94
  Turkish Cup 1994–95
  Turkish Cup 1995–96
  Turkish Cup 1996–97
  Turkish Cup 1997–98
  Turkish Cup 1998–99
  Turkish Cup 1999–00
  Turkish Cup 2000–01
  Turkish Cup 2008–09
  Turkish Cup 2009–10
  Turkish Cup 2010–11
  Turkish Cup 2011–12
  Turkish Cup 2012–13
  Turkish Cup 2013–14
  Turkish Cup 2015–16

Domestic competitionsEdit

  • Turkish Women's Basketball League
    • Winners (13): 1987–88, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–1998, 1999–2000, 2013–14,[7] 2014–15
    • Runners-up (4): 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2020–21
  • Turkish Cup
    • Winners (11): 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013-14 [8]
    • Runners-up (5): 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2008–09, 2015–16
  • Turkish Super Cup
    • Winners (8): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2011[9]
    • Runners-up (5): 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Technical staffEdit

As of 9 November 2021[10]
Name Job
  Zeynepgül Onay Ene Managing Director
  Müge Erdem Infrastructure Administrative Coordinator
  Efe Güven Head Coach
  Batuhan Atiktürk Assistant Coach
  Emre Beşer Assistant Coach
  Can Alyüz Assistant Coach
  Süleyman Görgülü Conditioner
  Pelin Yılmaz Physiotherapist
  Zerrin Hatacıkoğlu Masseuse
  Alaaddin Akkoyun Material Manager
  Özcan Kör Transportation

Team captainsEdit

Dates Name
2008–2010   Yasemin Horasan
2010–2014   Işıl Alben
2014–2015   Nevriye Yılmaz
2015–2020   Işıl Alben
2020–2021   Cansu Köksal
2021–present   Pelin Bilgiç

Head coachesEdit

Dates Name
1994–1996   Zafer Kalaycıoğlu
1996–2002   Ekrem Memnun
2005–2007   Ayhan Avcı
2007–2009   Cem Akdağ
2009   Hakan Acer
2009   Okan Çevik
2009–2010   Zafer Kalaycıoğlu
2010–2012   Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu
2012–2016   Ekrem Memnun
2016–2018   Marina Maljkovic
2018–   Efe Güven

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Medya Bilgilendirme". Galatasaray SK Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
  2. ^ Fenerbahçe 58 - Galatasaray Odeabank 69
  3. ^ FIBA EuroLeague Women
  4. ^ Galatasaray Medical Park 73 – Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje 71
  5. ^ Galatasaray Win EuroCup Women After OT Thriller
  6. ^ Galatasaray take second EuroCup Women title
  7. ^ "Women's Turkish League Champions". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  8. ^ "Women's Turkish Cup Champions". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  9. ^ "Women's Turkish President's Cup Champions". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
  10. ^ Kadın Basketbol İdari ve Teknik Kadro

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