Emanuele Birarelli

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Emanuele Birarelli
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Personal information
Full name Emanuele Birarelli
Nationality Italian
Born (1981-02-08) February 8, 1981 (age 33)
Senigallia, Italy
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Spike 332 cm (131 in)
Block 316 cm (124 in)
Volleyball information
Position Middle-blocker
Current team Italy Trentino Volley
Number 3 (club), 15 (national team)
Years Teams
Italy Pallavolo Falconara
Italy Bottega Colbordolo
Italy Pallavolo Falconara
Italy Dorica Pallavolo Ancona
Italy Pineto Volley
Italy Blu Volley Verona
Italy Itas Diatec Trentino
National team
2008-  Italy
Last updated: November 2, 2014

Emanuele Birarelli (born February 8, 1981 in Senigallia, Italy) is an Italian volleyball player, a member of Italy men's national volleyball team and Italian club Trentino Volley, a bronze medalist of the Olympic Games London 2012, a participant of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, World League (2013, 2014) and silver medalist of European Championship (2011, 2013).

Birarelli during the match with Copra Elior Piacenza on October 2, 2011.


Birarelli was born at Senigallia. He debuted in the Italian top championship in 1998 for Pallavolo Falconara. He remained there until 2003, when he was diagnosed an arm ischemia which forced him away from the field for two years.

He returned to play volleyball in 2005, first at Pineto, then for Verona and, from 2007, for Trentino Volley, with which he won an Italian national title in 2008. In the same year he debuted for Italy's national team. In 2009 he won the CEV Champions League with Trentino Volley, a feat he repeated the following year.

Sporting achievements[edit]

CEV Champions League[edit]

FIVB Club World Championship[edit]

National championship[edit]

National team[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

CEV European Championships[edit]

FIVB World League[edit]


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Poland Marcin Możdżonek
Best Middle Blocker of
FIVB World League

ex aequo Russia Dmitriy Muserskiy
Succeeded by
United States David Lee
Brazil Lucas Saatkamp
Preceded by
United States Russell Holmes
Best Blocker of
FIVB Club World Championship


ex aequo Italy Matteo Burgsthaler

Succeeded by
Cuba Robertlandy Simón
Brazil José Santos Júnior
Preceded by
Cuba Robertlandy Simón
Best Middle Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup

ex aequo United States Maxwell Holt
Succeeded by