Neslihan Demir

Neslihan Demir

Nick Name
: The Iron Lady
:09 Dec,1983
:35 years, 8 months
:Eskisehir, Eskisehir, Turkey
: Gazi University
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About Neslihan Demir

Neslihan Demir, (born December 9, 1983 in Eskisehir) is a Turkish volleyball star, plays for Eczacibasi VitrA. She is one of the most successful athletes of Turkey and has been among FIVB Heroes. She represented her country as the flag-bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations and the official advertisement face of Turkey for 2020 Summer Olympics candidate with basketballer Hedo Turkoglu Her position is opposite-hitter and has a lot of personal awards in international tournaments. She studied at Gazi University.


She played for the Yesilyurt, VakifBank Türk Telekom and Spar Tenerife Marichal.She played for national team over 100 times. At age 19, Darnel was the leading player in the Turkish team that won the silver medal at the EC 2003 in Turkey making her a star in her home country and in the volleyball scene.

In 2007/08 Darnel took a break from volleyball to become a mother.

Playing with VakifBank Günes Sigorta Türk Telekom at the CEV Indesit Champions League, she won the "Best Scorer" award.

She was named Sportsperson of Year in 2003 & 2004 by Newspaper Sabah and in 2006 by Newspaper Milliyet. She was awarded Best Scorer at the 2006 World Championship and 2010 World Championship

Darnel was selected as FIVB Hero by FIVB in May 2012. During the 2012 Summer Olympics she was selected to be the at the flagbearer of her home country.Darnel won the Best Spiker individual award during the 2013–14 CEV Champions League Final Four held in Baku, Azerbaijan.There her team lost the semifinal to VakifBank Istanbul and the Bronze Medal match to Rabita Baku

Neslihan Demir Achievements


2002-2003 Indesit Champions League "Best Scorer"

2002-2003 Indesit Champions League "Best Server"

2003-2004 Top Teams Cup Final Four "Most Valuable Player"

2003-2004 Top Teams Cup Final Four "Best Server"

2005-2006 Indesit Champions League Final Four "Best Scorer"

2005-2006 Indesit Champions League "Best Server"

2006 World Championship "Best Scorer"

2007 Montreux Volley Masters "Best Scorer"

2009 European Volleyball League "Most Valuable Player"

2009 European Volleyball League "Best Scorer"

2009-2010 Indesit Champions League Preliminary Round "Best Scorer"

2010 European Volleyball League "Best Scorer"

2011 FIVB World Grand Prix European Qualification "Best Scorer"

2011 FIVB World Grand Prix European Qualification "Most Valuable Player"

2010 World Championship "Best Scorer"

2011 European Championship "Best Scorer"

2012 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Server"

2013-14 CEV Champions League "Best Spiker"

National team:

2003 European Championship - Silver Medal

2005 Mediterranean Games - Gold Medal

2009 Mediterranean Games - Silver Medal

2009 European League - Silver Medal

2010 European League - Bronze Medal

2011 European League - Silver Medal

2011 European Championship - Bronze Medal

2012 FIVB World Grand Prix - Bronze Medal

2013 Mediterranean Games - Silver Medal


2003-04 Turkish Championship 

2003-04 CEV Top Teams Cup 

2004-05 Turkish Championship 

2005-06 Turkish Championship 

2006-07 Spanish Championship

2006-2007 Indesit Champions League 

2008 Spanish Super Cup 

2009-2010 Turkish Championship

2011 Turkish Cup

2011 Turkish Super Cup

2011-2012 Turkish Championship 

2012 Turkish Cup

2012 Turkish Volleyball Super Cup

2012-2013 Turkish Women's Volleyball Cup

2012-2013 Turkish Women's Volleyball League