European Champions League Women
The European Champions League Women (ECLW) is the annual table tennis competition for the top European club teams organised by European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) which replaced European Club Cup of Champions (ECCC), the previous prominent club competition, since the 1998/99 season.
The competition came into a new era in 2005/06, when the European Champions League Women started.
Just five clubs – Heerlen (Netherlands), Castelgoffredo (Italy), Linz AG Froschberg (Austria), Berlin Eastside (Germany) and Fenerbahce Istanbul (Turkey) – have clinched the title so far.
The event did not take place in 2010/11.
In 2013/14, eight clubs competed for the title, among them two past champions, Linz (2009, 2013) and Berlin Eastside (2012) and two finalists, SVS Ströck (2012) and Budaörsi 2i SC (2013). Top seed and newcomer Fenerbahce Sport Club was considered as favorite for the crown, but Berlin took its second ECLW title (3:2 at home, 3:0 away win). The champions were coach Irina PALINA and players SHAN Xiaona, Irene IVANCAN, Georgina POTA and Kristin SILBEREISEN.
In the 2014/15 season again the top eight European clubs competed, as Fenerbahce Istanbul went down in the history as the very first Turkish club with the ECLW crown. Istanbul’s team (WU Yang, JIA Wen, Irene IVANCAN, Elisabeta SAMARA) had a perfect 10:0 score within the season. In the final games they beat twice Linz AG Froschberg.