Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Turkish pronunciation: [feˈnæɾbahtʃe], Fenerbahçe Sports Club), commonly known as Fenerbahçe, are a major Turkish multi-sport club based in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul, Turkey.
Fenerbahçe are parent to a number of different competitive departments including football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, athletics, swimming, sailing, boxing, rowing, and eSports, which have won numerous European and domestic titles over the club’s history.
Fenerbahçe are one of the oldest and most successful multi-sport clubs in Turkey, having won as much as 12 international titles, including 7 major European titles, 1 World Championship and 4 Balkan titles, in five sports (Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Tennis). They have won European titles with four of their sports departments (Fenerbahçe Men’s Basketball, Fenerbahçe Men’s Volleyball, Fenerbahçe Women’s Volleyball, Fenerbahçe Women’s Table Tennis), being one of two sports clubs in Turkey and one of a few in Europe to have achieved this rare feat.
The football department is the most notable one of the club and has won a record 91 domestic trophies in total, including a record 28 Turkish championship titles (19 Turkish Super League, 6 National Division, and 3 Turkish Football Championship titles), among others. The club are also leading the all-time table of the Turkish Super League. In international club football, Fenerbahçe have won the Balkans Cup in 1968, the first non-domestic trophy won by a Turkish football team.
The men’s basketball team are the most successful in Turkey and is the only team in Turkish basketball history to have won the EuroLeague. They became European Champions in the 2016–17 season and runners-up in 2015–16 and 2017–18. The club has played in four consecutive EuroLeague Final Fours (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) so far, which is also a Turkish record.
In volleyball, Fenerbahçe became the first Turkish club ever to be crowned World Champions in an Olympic team sport, by winning the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship undefeated in 2010. They also were crowned European Champions by winning the CEV Champions League in the 2011–12 season, having reached the final before in 2010. Furthermore, they won the CEV Cup in 2014. The men’s volleyball team won the CEV Challenge Cup, also in the 2013–14 season, thus writing volleyball history as the women’s team won another continental title, the aforementioned CEV Cup, the very same day. By achieving this unparalleled feat, Fenerbahçe became the only sports club in Turkey and one of few in Europe with European titles won in both the men’s and women’s volleyball departments. They also became Balkan Champions in 2009 and 2013.
The table tennis department of Fenerbahçe are the best in Turkey and one of the best in Europe, with the women’s team having won the ETTU Cup two times in a row, in the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons, which is a Turkish record. They became the only Turkish team that played in a European Champions League Final, and they won the Champions League title in 2015 undefeated, thus achieving the only Triple Crown ever for a Turkish table tennis team. The men’s team reached the final of the ETTU Cup in 2008, which is the best result for any Turkish team to date.
The former tennis team won the Balkan Championship in 1932.
Fenerbahçe are one of the most supported Turkish clubs with millions of fans inside Turkey and millions of others in the Turkish communities all over the world. The club has 309,026 paid members as of 16 September 2012. Source: Wikipedia