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Who is Melissa Vargas? How old is Melissa Vargas, Turkey national team women’s volleyball player?

Who is Melissa Vargas? How old is Melissa Vargas, Turkey national team women’s volleyball player?

Turkey’s National Women’s Volleyball Team defeated Serbia 3-2 in the final of the 2023 CEV European Championship and became the champion. Melissa Vargas was named the most valuable player of the organization. Melissa Vargas, who starred with 41 points in the final, was named the most valuable player of the match. Information about the life and career of Melissa Vargas, a player of the Turkish National Women’s Volleyball Team, is being searched. So, who is Melissa Vargas, how old is she?

The National Women’s Volleyball Team, champions of the League of Nations, faced Serbia in the final of the 2023 CEV European Championship.

In the final played at the Paleis 12 Hall in Brussels, Belgium, the National Women’s Volleyball Team defeated its opponent 3-2 with sets of 25-27, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22 and 15-13 and became the champion for the first time in the history of the organization.

With this victory, the Sultans of Filenin also took the rematch of 2019 from their rival.

Having lost 4 years ago to Serbia in the final, this time the national team won the trophy.

After the last point of the match, head coach Daniele Santarelli and national volleyball players experienced great joy. Mehmet Akif Üstündağ, President of the Turkish Volleyball Federation, presented the gold medals to the national team at the ceremony organized after the match. After the medals were awarded, the National Anthem was sung in Paleis 12 Hall.

After captain Eda Erdem Dündar lifted the trophy, the national players, who experienced great joy in the hall, celebrated the championship by playing.

The national players also took photos with the Turkish spectators celebrating the championship.


Melissa Vargas, who scored 41 points in the final game, was voted as the most valuable player of the European Championship.

Melissa Vargas

Vargas was named the most valuable player once again after the League of Nations organization.


Melissa Vargas, full name Melissa Teressa Vargas Abreu, was born in Cienfuegos on October 16, 1999. She is a Turkish volleyball player of Cuban descent who plays for the Turkish women’s national volleyball team and Fenerbahçe women’s volleyball team.

She participated in the 2014 Women’s Volleyball World Championship in Italy as a member of the Cuban women’s national volleyball team and joined the Turkish women’s national volleyball team in 2023.

Melissa Vargas

In 2023, she broke Tijana Boskovic’s service speed record of 111.4 km/h with a 112 km/h serve in the CEV Women’s European Volleyball Championship match against Sweden.

Vargas, whose father was a handball player, started playing volleyball on the street at the age of 6 and joined the school team at the age of 8. Due to her success in the school team, she was considered as the “future of Cuba”. At the age of 12, Vargas started practicing with the Cienfuegos team and also played for the Cuban junior volleyball national team.


In 2016 she played one season in the Czech Republic. Shee suffered a shoulder injury and returned to her country for treatment. After criticizing the treatment facilities in her country, he was banned from playing for the national team for 4 years starting from 2017 for indiscipline. She then voluntarily transferred to a Swiss team.

Melissa Vargas


She went to Switzerland as an asylum seeker. After playing for one season, she transferred to Fenerbahçe in 2018. On April 9, 2021, she became a citizen of the Republic of Turkey and was given her Turkish ID card by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Melissa Vargas

She changed her first name from Melissa to Melisa. After playing for Tianjin in the Chinese League in the 2022-2023 season, she returned to Fenerbahçe.


Gül Demirci

Hi, I'm Gul. I am a writer for Expat Guide Turkey and I strive to create the best content for you. To contact me, you can send an e-mail to info@expatguideturkey.com. Happy reading!


  1. Yazida bazen “he” bazen “she” kullanmissiniz. Bunlari duzeltin lutfen ve hepsini “she” yapin

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