Italy men's national volleyball team

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Italy
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Association Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (Italian)
Confederation CEV
Head coach Mauro Berruto
FIVB ranking 3 (as of September 2014)
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Home
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Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 10 (First in 1976)
Best result 2nd place (1996, 2004)
World Championship
Appearances 16 (First in 1949)
Best result 1st (1990, 1994, 1998)
Website www.federvolley.it
Italy men's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympics
Silver 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver 2004 Athens Team
Bronze 1984 Los Angeles Team
Bronze 2000 Sydney Team
Bronze 2012 London Team
World Championship
Gold 1990 Brazil Team
Gold 1994 Greece Team
Gold 1998 Japan Team
Silver 1978 Italy Team
World Cup
Gold 1995 Japan Team
Silver 1989 Japan Team
Silver 2003 Japan Team
Bronze 1999 Japan Team
World Grand Champions Cup
Gold 1993 Japan Team
Bronze 2005 Japan Team
Bronze 2013 Japan Team
World League
Gold 1990 Osaka Team
Gold 1991 Milan Team
Gold 1992 Genoa Team
Gold 1994 Milan Team
Gold 1995 Rio de Janeiro Team
Gold 1997 Moscow Team
Gold 1999 Mar del Plata Team
Gold 2000 Rotterdam Team
Silver 1996 Rotterdam Team
Silver 2001 Katowice Team
Silver 2004 Rome Team
Bronze 1993 São Paulo Team
Bronze 2003 Madrid Team
Bronze 2013 Mar del Plata Team
Bronze 2014 Florence Team
European Championship
Gold 1989 Sweden Team
Gold 1993 Finland Team
Gold 1995 Greece Team
Gold 1999 Austria Team
Gold 2003 Germany Team
Gold 2005 ITA / SCG Team
Silver 1991 Germany Team
Silver 2001 Czech Republic Team
Silver 2011 AUT / CZE Team
Silver 2013 DEN / POL Team
Bronze 1948 Italy Team
Bronze 1997 Netherlands Team

The Italy men's national volleyball team is the volleyball national team of Italy. It dominated international volleyball competitions in the 1990s and early 2000s, by winning three World Championships in a row (1990, 1994 and 1998), six European Championships, one World Cup (1995) and eight World League (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2000). They are the 3rd best team in the world, ranked by the FIVB as of January 2012.

Palmarès[edit]

Competition 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
World Championship 3 1 0 4
European Championship 6 3 2 11
Universiade 1 1 5 7
Mediterranean Games 5 2 1 8
Total 15 9 11 35

Details[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1976 — 8th place
  • 1980 — 9th place
  • 19843rd bronze medal
  • 1988 — 9th place
  • 1992 — 5th place
  • 19962nd silver medal
  • 20003rd bronze medal
  • 20042nd silver medal
  • 2008 — 4th place
  • 20123rd bronze medal

World Championship[edit]

  • 1949 — 8th place
  • 1956 — 14th place
  • 1962 — 14th place
  • 1966 — 16th place
  • 1970 — 15th place
  • 1974 — 19th place
  • 19782nd Silver medal
  • 1982 — 14th place
  • 1986 — 11th place
  • 19901st gold medal
  • 19941st gold medal
  • 19981st gold medal
  • 2002 — 5th place
  • 2006 — 5th place
  • 2010 — 4th place
  • 2014 — 13th place

World Cup[edit]

  • 19892nd Silver medal
  • 19951st Gold medal
  • 19993rd bronze medal
  • 20032nd Silver medal
  • 2007 — did not compete
  • 2011 — 4th place

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

  • 19931st gold medal
  • 1997 — did not compete
  • 2001 — did not compete
  • 20053rd bronze medal
  • 2009 — did not compete
  • 20133rd bronze medal

Mediterranean Games[edit]

  • 19591st gold medal
  • 19632nd silver medal
  • 1967 — did not compete
  • 1971 — did not compete
  • 19752nd silver medal
  • 1979 — Fourth place
  • 19831st gold medal
  • 19873rd bronze medal
  • 19911st gold medal
  • 1993 — did not compete
  • 1997 — Fourth place
  • 20011st gold medal
  • 2005 — Fifth place
  • 20091st gold medal
  • 20131st gold medal

Goodwill Games[edit]

  • 1986 — did not compete
  • 19901st gold medal

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Italian roster in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Mauro Berruto

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2014 club
2 Kovář, JiříJiří Kovář 10 April 1989 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
3 Parodi, SimoneSimone Parodi 16 June 1986 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
4 Vettori, LucaLuca Vettori 26 April 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 323 cm (127 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
7 Rossini, SalvatoreSalvatore Rossini 13 July 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 301 cm (119 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
9 Zaytsev, IvanIvan Zaytsev 2 October 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 348 cm (137 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
10 Lanza, FilippoFilippo Lanza 3 March 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Trentino Volley
11 Buti, SimoneSimone Buti 19 September 1983 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 346 cm (136 in) 328 cm (129 in) Italy Sir Safety Perugia
13 Travica, DraganDragan Travica 28 August 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 320 cm (130 in) Russia Belogorie Belgorod
14 Piano, MatteoMatteo Piano 24 October 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 325 cm (128 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
15 Birarelli, EmanueleEmanuele Birarelli (C) 8 February 1981 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 316 cm (124 in) Italy Trentino Volley
16 Baranowicz, MicheleMichele Baranowicz 5 August 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 328 cm (129 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
18 Sabbi, GiulioGiulio Sabbi 10 August 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 325 cm (128 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
19 Anzani, SimoneSimone Anzani 24 February 1992 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Blu Volley Verona
20 Colaci, MassimoMassimo Colaci 21 February 1985 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 324 cm (128 in) 308 cm (121 in) Italy Trentino Volley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Italy". poland2014.fivb.org. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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