Thus, VakıfBank became the champion of the European Champions League for the 5th time in its history. The yellow-black team is in the position of “Turkey’s team that has won the most international trophies” with its 11th international championship. In addition, VakıfBank holds the title of being the team that wins these tournaments the most, with 4 world championships and 5 European championships.
GABI MVP OF THE FINAL
Gabi Guimaraes, who won her 68th medal in her career, was named MVP of the final match.
Details from set 1
Our representative Vakıfbank started the first part of the game very quickly. Imoco brought balance to the fight with Egon’s numbers. While the Italians took the advantage of scoring with consecutive blocks, Bartsch-Hackley’s service numbers kept Vakıfbank alive. In the last episode, with the extra effort of Isabelle Haak and Gabi, Tuğba Şenoğlu’s effective services brought the set to Vakıfbank.
2. Details from set
Our representative Zehra Güneş, who started the second set with high morale, opened the gap with the high percentage of Gabi and Haak’s performance in the block and gained a 6-11 advantage. After this episode, his ego kept his team alive with the consecutive points he earned. However, Isabella Haak reflected her quality on the field in the last episode and enabled our representative to win the second set.
3. Details from the set
Although VakıfBank was ahead of the set for a long time, the set was lost due to the simple mistakes made in the last section and the strong player of Egonu.
4. Details from the set
While Imoco widened the gap with Plummer’s points in the service round, VakıfBank balanced the score with Zehra and Cansu’s effective play. Our representative, who made fewer mistakes in the last episode, won the set.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shared the following on his official Twitter account: “On behalf of myself and my nation, I congratulate the VakıfBank Women’s Volleyball Team, which crowned its outstanding achievements in the 2021-2022 season as the Champion of the Volleyball Women’s CEV Champions League.”
36 YEARS IN 35 YEARS
VakıfBank Sports Club, the most successful club in women’s volleyball, the locomotive branch of Turkish sports, won 36 cups in 35 years.
– With 4 FIVB Clubs World Championships, 5 CEV Champions League, 1 CEV Challenge Cup and 1 CEV Top Teams cup, VakıfBank is in the position of “Turkey’s team that has won the most international trophies”.
– VakıfBank became the “First Turkish Team” to win the CEV Champions League in 2011.
– VakıfBank won the Champions League undefeated in 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2022.
– The yellow-blacks took the podium 11 times in the last 12 years in the Champions League.
‘The team with the most World Champions’
– In addition, VakıfBank is at the top of the FIVB Club World Championship as the team with the most medals, with four gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
‘I AM PROUD OF ALL OF THEM’
VakıfBank General Manager and VakıfBank Sports Club President Abdi Serdar Üstünsalih made a statement after the championship: “Words are not enough to describe what our players and technical team have given us this season. This excellent team, which has won all the trophies a volleyball team can win, deserves the highest praise. We are proud of bringing the Champions League Championship to our country for the 5th time. I would like to express my gratitude to those who made VakıfBank the biggest in Turkey, Europe and the world once again. I am proud of each and every one of them,” he said.
Emphasizing the importance of sustainable success, Üstünsalih said, “Our priority is sustainable success in volleyball, as in banking. We started the season with the goal of 5 trophies in 5 lanes. Of course, it was not easy to win 5 of the 5 tournaments we competed in. We’ve had hard times, we’ve had our downfalls. However, we once again showed the whole world what those who do not give up the struggle can achieve.”
Üstünsalih noted that they gave the Champions League title to Turkey as a gift and said, “I would like to express my gratitude to those who supported us from the screen and prayed for us. We present this championship to all of our people, especially to our young girls, who are the champions of the future.”