Eczacıbaşı VitrA Women’s Volleyball Team

Eczacıbaşı VitrA Women’s Volleyball Team

The Women’s Volleyball Team has won the Turkish Championship title 28 times to date, 17 of them consecutively in a record-breaking streak. The Team has also played in eleven European Cup Finals, winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999. This was the first time that a Turkish volleyball team had won a European Championship. Furthermore, Eczacibasi Volleyball Team won 2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League and 2015 & 2016 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship. The team holds the record for its back-to-back titles in the FIVB Club World Championship. The team did not stop in 2017-2018 season and won the 2018 CEV Cup Championship.

The Women’s Volleyball Team joined the Istanbul League in 1968, becoming the Istanbul Champion in 1970. Starting in the 1972-72 season, it won the Turkish National Championship 17 years in a row.

"THE DAUGHTERS OF ATATÜRK..."

In 1980, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Turkish Republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Eczacıbaşı Women’s Volleyball Team rose to second place in the European League, earning it the epithet “the Daughters of Atatürk”.

This was the start of the Eczacıbaşı Women’s Volleyball Team’s impressive record in the European League: fourth place in 1984, third place in 1993, and finally, unbeaten European Champion in 1999 in the European Cup Winners’ Cup finals held in Bursa on 13-14 March 1999. In 2000, the team placed third, and in 2001 and 2002 it placed fourth. In 2005 Eczacıbaşı placed third in the Top Teams Cup. In the Champions League arena, the Club qualified for the Final Four three times, in 2009, 2014 and 2016. In 2009 came fourth and in 2016 came third. In 2015 Eczacıbaşı Volleyball Team won the 2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League held in Szczecin, Poland and a month later The 2015 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in Zurich. After a year the Team won the FIVB WCWC once again, this time in Manila, Phillipines and became the only Team to ever hold the victory two years in a row. In 2017 The Team placed 3rd in the same tournament.

EczacıbaşıVolleyball Team won the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League in April 4-5, 2015 and the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship in Zurich in May, 2015.

Eczacıbaşı VitrA added one more achievement to its list by winning the 2018 CEV Cup Championship.

Featured Achievements

28 Turkish
National Champions
1 CEV Champions
League Champions
2 Back to Back FIVB
World Championships
1 CEV Cup
Champions
1 Cup Winners
Cup Champions

1968 - 1979 Term

1980 - 1989 Term

1990 - 1999 Term

2000 - 2009 Term

2010 - 2018 Term

1968 Joined Istanbul League.
1969-1970 Third Place
1970-1971 Third Place
1971-1972 Second Place
1972-1973 Turkish National Champion, "Beden Terbiyesi Genel Müdürlüğü" Champion
1973-1974 Turkish National Champion, "Beden Terbiyesi Genel Müdürlüğü" Champion
1974-1975 Turkish National Champion
1975-1976 Turkish National Champion, "Beden Terbiyesi Genel Müdürlüğü" Champion
1976-1977 Turkish National Champion, "Beden Terbiyesi Genel Müdürlüğü" Champion
1977-1978 Turkish National Champion
1978-1979 Turkish National Champion, "Beden Terbiyesi Genel Müdürlüğü" Champion

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