Italy men's national volleyball team

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Association Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (Italian)
Confederation CEV
Head coach Italy Mauro Berruto
FIVB ranking 3 (as of October 7, 2013)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 9
Website www.federvolley.it
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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
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 1 2 3 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]

World Championship[edit]

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

World Cup[edit]

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

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

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

Mediterranean Games[edit]

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

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Italian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Head coach: Mauro Berruto

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
1 Mastrangelo, LuigiLuigi Mastrangelo 17 August 1975 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 368 cm (145 in) 336 cm (132 in) Italy Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo
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 Marche Macerata
6 Papi, SamueleSamuele Papi 20 May 1973 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 310 cm (120 in) Italy Copra Elior Piacenza
7 Lasko, MichalMichal Lasko 11 March 1981 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 337 cm (133 in) Poland Jastrzębski Węgiel
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 Marche Macerata
10 Boninfante, DanteDante Boninfante 7 March 1977 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 334 cm (131 in) 315 cm (124 in) Italy M. Roma Volley
11 Savani, CristianCristian Savani (C) 22 February 1982 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 335 cm (132 in) Italy Lube Banca Marche Macerata
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) Italy Lube Banca Marche Macerata
14 Fei, AlessandroAlessandro Fei 29 November 1978 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 336 cm (132 in) Italy Copra Elior Piacenza
15 Birarelli, EmanueleEmanuele Birarelli 8 February 1981 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 316 cm (124 in) Italy Trentino Diatec
16 Bari, AndreaAndrea Bari (L) 5 March 1980 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 327 cm (129 in) 310 cm (120 in) Italy Trentino Diatec
17 Giovi, AndreaAndrea Giovi (L) 19 August 1983 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Italy Sir Safety Perugia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TEAM COMPOSITION – ITA / Italy". FIVB. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 

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