Welcome home, Melis Durul!10 May 2019
Forming the roster that will take the floor in the coming season, Eczacıbaşı VitrA has agreed with Melis Durul.
The 26-year-old opposite player Melis played at Eczacıbaşı VitrA earlier before. Durul won the Turkish League, the Turkish Cup and the Turkish Super Cup in orange and white jersey.
Feeling excited and proud to be back home after 6 years, Melis Durul said: “This Club is the place where I’ve experienced a lot of things for the first time and started to take important steps in my career. The excitement when I was called for the National Team, the first steps at the professional level, the first championship feeling... I’ve experienced all these things for the first time at this Club. That’s why this place is more than a Club to me, it feels more like a family house. I am glad to be a part of this family one more time. I have full belief in accomplishing all the goals that we set for the coming season and wish all of us a healthy, peaceful and victorious time together.”
Who is Melis Durul?
Born in 1993, opposite player Melis Durul started her volleyball career at the Es Spor Academy.
Durul came to Eczacıbaşı Sports Club in her youth years, collecting the first experiences at the professional level at Eczacıbaşı VitrA. She played at Sarıyer, VakıfBank and Çanakkale Belediyespor, which was her last stop before rejoining us for the coming season.
National Team Career
- 2015 U23 World Championship – Silver Medal
- 2018 Meditteranean Games – Bronze Medal
- 2010-11 U18 Turkish Championship
- 2011-12 Teledünya Turkish Cup Champions
- 2011-12 Turkish League Champions
- 2011-12 Turkish Super Cup Champions
- 2014 CEV Champions League Ligi - Gold Medal
- 2016 FIVB Club World Championship - Bronze Medal
- 2016-17 Turkish Super Cup Champions
- 2017 CEV Champions League - Gold Medal
- 2017 FIVB Club World Championship - Gold Medal
- 2017-18 Turkish League Champions
- 2017-18 Turkish Cup Champions
- 2018 CEV Champions League - Gold Medal
Thank you, Sonja!27/05/2020
The Club has thanked Sonja Newcombe for all the efforts she made since she joined us in the 2019-20 mid-season transfer window.
Head Coach Marco Motta joined CEV’s “The Debate” programme23/05/2020
At the video published on the CEV's official YouTube page, the top 5 non-European Women to play Champions League volleyball over the past 20 years have been selected.