Date of birth: October 27, 1981
Place of birth: Istanbul, Turkiye
Volkan Demirel took over the top spot in goal for Fenerbahce after the departure of Rustu Recber and the injury to Serdar Kulbilge. Demirel came to Fenerbahce from Kartalspor prior to the 2002 season.
After seeing significant playing time as the first team goalkeeper during the 2006-2007 season, Volkan has started nearly all of the 2007-2008 season for Fenerbahce. His improved play in goal is one of the key reasons for Fenerbahce’s current success. He has allowed only nineteen goals this season, and preserved a clean sheet against Inter Milan in Istanbul during the UEFA Champions League.
His success at Fenerbahce has earned him a spot on the Turkish National Team as well. His performance for Fatih Terim’s team has been pivotal in securing a Euro 2008 bid for Turkiye.