Yeon-Koung Kim joins Eczacıbaşı VitrA

22 May 2018

Yeon-Koung Kim transfer is believed to be  a “right on target” move  prior to the 2018-2019 season.

The South Korean star who will wear the orange and white jersey had a very successful career and was named the ‘Most Valuable Player’ in 2012 London Olympics.

“A very important transfer for us” said the Team Manager Nalan Ural and continued: ‘We have transferred one of the best players in the World. Kim is a very talented and successful player who has played in Turkey for many years. I believe she will contribute tremendously to our current roaster and it will be a great fit for both sides”


Who is Yeon-Koung Kim?

South Korean, 192 cm tall Yeon-Koung was born in 1988. She plays as a spiker.

Consecutively Kim has played for Pink Spiders, JT Marvelous, Fenerbahçe and Shanghai Guohua Life.


National Team Achievements

2010 Asian Games – silver medalist

Asian Volleyball Championship - bronze medalist (2010, 2011, 2013, 2017)

2014 Asian Games Champion

2014 Asian Women’s Cup – silver medalist

2015 Asian Volleyball Championship – silver medalist

Club Achievements

Korea V-League – gold medalist (2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009)

Japanese League Champion (2009-2010)

CEV Champions League Champion (2011-2012)

CEV Cup Champion (2013-2014)

Turkish League Champions (2014-2015, 2016-2017)

Turkish Cup Champions (2014-2015, 2016-2017)

Turkish Super Cup Champions (2014-2015)

Personal Achievements

Korea V-League “Most Valuable Player” (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Japanese “Best Scorer” (2009-2010)

Japanese League “En Değerli Oyuncu” (2010-2011)

CEV Champions League “Most Valuable Player” (2011-2012)

CEV Champions League “Best Spiker” (2011-2012, 2015-2016)

CEV Cup “Most Valuable Player” (2012-2013, 2013-2014)

Turkish League “Most Valuable Player” (2014-2015)

Turkish League “Best Spiker” (2013-2014, 2014-2015)

Turkish League “Best Spiker” (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016)

Turkish Cup “Most Valuable Player” (2015)

FIVB World Grand Champions Cup “Best Spiker” (2009)

Asian Championship “Best Spiker” (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)

Asya Championship “Best Server” (2013)

FIVB World Olympics Qualification “Best Scorer”, “Best Spiker”, “Best Reciever” (2012)

2012 London Olympics “Most Valuable Player”, “Best Scorer”

2014 Asian Cup “Best Spiker”

2015 Asian Championship “Best Spiker”

2016 Olympic Qualifications “Best Spiker”

2017 Asian Championship “Best Spiker”




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