|Playing position |
Role Handball Player
Height 1.77 m
Weight 65 kg
Name Yeliz Ozel
|Born 6 March 1980 (age 35)
Ankara, Turkey (1980-03-06) |
1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2004 2004-2007 2007-2010 2010-2012 2012-2013 2013 PTT Turk Telekom SK Byasen Trondheim PTT Turk Telekom Anadolu Uni, Eskisehir Uskudar Belediyespor Kometal Skopje Milli Piyango SK CS Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea Uskudar B.S.K. Yenimahalle Belediyesi
Current club Yenimahalle Belediyesi
Yeliz zel kometal best handball player
Yeliz Özel (born 6 March 1980, in Ankara) is a Turkish handballer, who plays for Yenimahalle Bld. SK and the Turkish national team. She is widely considered best handball player ever from Turkey.
She started her career in Ankara team PTT, played first European Cup level matches same year. With outstanding skills in game-reading, Yeliz labelled as a 'prominent young talent' by several handball experts. She transferred to Norway League for Byåsen Trondheim, played there one full season. Then she back to Turkey to play in Eskisehir Anadolu University and Uskudar Belediyesi SK.
In 2004, Yeliz went to Skopje to playing for Kometal Gjorče Petrov Skopje. After a brilliant stint there, she was one of the best players of EHF Champions League 2004–05 season. She scored 61 goals and made a huge contribution to promote her team final.
In June 2010, Yeliz Özel signed for Romania's top club CS Oltchim Râmnicu Vâlcea. Played two season in Romania, then she returned again to her home country back.
Özel returned home in June 2012 to rejoin her former team Üsküdar Belediyespor. After one season, she transferred to the Ankara-based team Yenimahalle Bld. SK.
Özel was a member of the Turkey women's national handball team, and served as their captain. She was part of the team, which won the silver meedal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games held in Pescara, Italy.