Classic 5-set game last Nov 7: Fenerbahce vs Vakifbank (Youtube link)

Sorry if I’m just gonna post the link since the owner disable embedding it here. Haha. But yeah.

This one’s a classic game although we have yet to see a better game since Mari Steinbrecher is not playing for Fenerbahce while Turkey’s other top scorer Polen Usluhpehlivan is not playing for Vakifbank. So yeah. Imagine if both are playing, we could’ve seen a much better quality of volleyball. As said, I think the quality of this game is even far better than a USA vs Brazil game. Not to discount the capabilities of USA vs Brazil, but damn, these two Turkish teams are really good!


Vakifbank def. Fenerbahce 25-27, 25-19, 25-27, 25-18, 15-11.

Vakifbank Top Scorers: Malgorzata Glinka 21, Saori Kimura 20, Christiane Furst 13, Sonsirma Gozde 10, Bahar Toksoy 9

Fenerbahce Top Scorers: Kim Yeon-Koung 28, Seda Tokatlioglu 17, Paula Pequeno 9, Berenika Okuniewska 9, Ipek Soroglu 7.

Fenerbahce vs Vakifbank: A dream Match for Volleyball fans

Many Turkish league fans like have been anticipating the Fenerbahce vs Vakifbank match-up. Probably because as of now, with Kim Yeon Koung’s approved permit to play in the Turkish league, both teams have the best line-ups (in terms of clubs) in the whole world.

Although not as colorful as last year’s line-up which involved Liubov Sokolova, Fabiana Claudino and Logan Tom, this year’s Fenerbahce team is still competitive. They still have Asia’s best in Kim Yeon Koung from Korea who was also with the other three foreign imports last year. They have also acquired two Brazilian legends in Paula Pequeno and Mari Steinbrecher who can play both the outside and opposite positions. The team also got one of the world’s best middle blockers, Berenika Okuniewska from Poland. Filling the other middle spot is Eda Erdem, one of Turkey’s middle blockers. Individually, they are still very good. They have five able scorers and their line up is still one of the best in the world. How far will they go is the big question this time.

Vakifbank features Turkey’s best players like Naz Aydemir (setter), Neriman Oszoy (outside hitter), Gozde Sonsirma (outside hitter) and my favorites; ┬áBahar Toksoy (middle) and one of their Turkey’s best hitters Polen Usluhpehlivan (outside/opposite). The team has also acquired great imports like Japan’s current best player Saori Kimura, one of the world’s best blocker Christiane Furst from Germany, Malgorzata Glinka from Poland and Europe’s most prolific scorer Jovana Brakocevic from Serbia. Individually, they are really strong. But as a team, they have yet to be tested especially since this is the first time they will all be together in one team. No doubt, this is a dream team for Vakifbank. If they gel even more, they will be deadly and might become the world’s best club, at least for this year.