|Full name||Modena Volley Punto Zero SSDRL|
|Short name||Modena Volley|
|League||Italian Volleyball League|
|Website||Club home page|
Modena Volley is a professional volleyball team based in Modena, Italy. It plays in the highest level of the Italian Volleyball League without interruption since 1968 and it is the most successful Italian club, having won eleven times the national league and eleven times the national cup as well. The club achieved thirteen European trophies including four Champions League.
The club was founded in 1966 by Benito and Giuseppe Panini, owners of Edizioni Panini publishing house, and was named Gruppo Sportivo Panini (or simply G.S. Panini). The club, trained by Franco Anderlini, started from Serie C (the third level of the Italian League) and achieved the Serie A in 1968, taking only two seasons. Since then it has never been relegated to lower divisions.
It took only another season to achieve the first Italian League, in 1969/70. With Anderlini as head coach Modena won three championships, but in 1975/76 he resigned and was replaced by Polish Edward Skorek who acted as player-coach, leading Panini to another national title. By the end of the seventies Modena clinched four Italian leagues, two Italian cups and its first European trophy, the 1979/80 CEV Cup Winners' Cup.
In the eighties Modena had even greater successes: managed by Julio Velasco the team gained four consecutive Italian leagues and many national and international cups. In 1989 Velasco was appointed head of the Italian national team, leaving Modena where he was replaced by Vladimir Jankovic. Even without Velasco, Modena became European champion winning the 1989/90 CEV Champions League.
The team entered the nineties with financial difficulties and in 1993 it changed ownership for the first time, being taken over by Giovanni Vandelli, a ceramic industrialist who renamed the club as Daytona Volley and signed Daniele Bagnoli as head coach. Modena soon regained its competitiveness and in five seasons it won twelve trophies, including two Italian Leagues and two CEV Champions Leagues. The 1996/97 season could be regarded as one of the most successful in the club's long history, having achieved the Italian League, the Italian Cup and the Champions League in the same year. 1996 was also the year of Giuseppe Panini's death, co-founder and for many years the highly respected president of the club. The municipal administration of Modena entitled the local arena, home of the volleyball team, to his memory as Palazzo dello Sport Giuseppe Panini, commonly referred to as PalaPanini by supporters. In 1997/98, trained by Francesco Dall'Olio, Modena won his third consecutive CEV Champions League. After an unsuccessful comeback of Daniele Bagnoli, Vandelli's club won its last Italian league in 2001/02 with Angelo Lorenzetti as coach.
Vandelli's last trophy was the 2003/04 CEV Cup (now Challenge Cup), then in 2005 he sold the club to a consortium composed of Antonio Barone (a coal industry businessman and former volleyball player, who won two Italian leagues with the Panini team), Catia Pedrini (Barone's wife) and Giuliano Grani (a merchandising businessman). The name was changed to Pallavolo Modena and Barone became the new president.
During 2008 Barone e Pedrini left the club leaving it in the hands of Grani and new partner Pietro Peia (a long-standing manager of the club). In 2012 even Grani took a step back, leaving Peia as the sole owner. Under the Barone-Grani-Peia ownership Modena won only one trophy with the 2007/08 CEV Challenge Cup, despite great investements to sign notable players, such as Ángel Dennis, André Nascimento and André Heller, and many successive famous coaches as Julio Velasco, Andrea Giani, Silvano Prandi, Daniele Bagnoli (at his third experience at Modena) and Angelo Lorenzetti.
In May 2013 a new consortium composed of Gino Gibertini (dealer of oil products), Antonio Panini (son of Giuseppe Panini), Catia Pedrini, Dino Piacentini (building contractor) and Peter Zehentleitner (CEO of Trenkwalder Italia) acquired the club. Both Gibertini and Piacentini were Panini's players in the seventies. The club's name was changed to Modena Volley Punto Zero with Gibertini as president and Lorenzetti being confirmed as head coach. The coexistence between many partners proved to be difficult and after few months Gibertini, Panini and Zehentleitner left the consortium. Catia Pedrini was then appointed president of the club with Piacentini in the role of vice-president.
For the 2014-15 season the club's name has been modified to Modena Volley with a new logo. In 11 January 2015, the team won its first title in 7 years (the last victory was the CEV Challenge Cup in 2008), by defeating Trentino Volley in the final of Italian Volleyball Cup.
- Italian Volleyball League (11) (record)
- Italian Volleball Cup (11) (record)
- Italian SuperCup (1)
- CEV Champions League (4)
- CEV Cup Winners' Cup (3)
- CEV Challenge Cup (former CEV Cup) (5) (record)
- CEV SuperCup (1)
|1994-1995||Daytona Las Modena|
|1995-1996||Las Daytona Modena|
|1996-1997||Las Daytona Modena; Las Valtur Modena (CEV Champions Cup only)|
|1997-2000||Casa Modena Unibon|
|2000-2002||Casa Modena Salumi|
|2002-2003||Kerakoll Modena; Meta Daytona Modena (Italian Supercup only)|
|2014-2015||Modena Volley; Parmareggio Modena (since 28th February)|
|Second coach:||Lorenzo Tubertini|
|Coach of physical preparation:||Juan Carlos De Lellis|
|Shirt No||Player||Birth Date||Height [cm]||Position|
|1||Bruno Rezende||July 2, 1986||190||setter|
|2||Fabio Donadio||April 30, 1988||181||libero|
|3||Andrea Sala||December 27, 1978||202||middle-blocker|
|4||Nemanja Petrić||July 28, 1987||205||wing-spiker|
|5||Dante Boninfante||March 7, 1977||188||setter|
|6||Alberto Casadei||September 15, 1984||200||opposite hitter|
|7||Salvatore Rossini||July 13, 1986||181||libero|
|9||Earvin N'Gapeth||July 28, 1987||195||wing-spiker|
|11||Matteo Piano||October 24, 1990||207||middle-blocker|
|12||Pieter Verhees||December 8, 1989||205||middle-blocker|
|14||Yūki Ishikawa||December 11, 1995||194||wing-spiker|
|16||Uroš Kovačević||May 6, 1993||198||wing-spiker|
|17||Luca Vettori||April 26, 1991||199||opposite hitter|
- 4 Franco Bertoli; the number was retired in 1994, then reassigned to Nemanja Petric in 2014 with the approval of Bertoli himself.
- 10 Luca Cantagalli; the number was retired in 2004.
- 13 Andrea Giani; the number was retired in 2007.
|Gian Paolo Guidetti||1978–1983|
- a In November 1996 Daniele Bagnoli suffered serious injuries from a car accident and was replaced by Bertoli until his recovery.
- b In February 2000 Bruno Bagnoli was sacked and replaced by Bertoli.
- c In January 2004 Lorenzetti was sacked and replaced by Menarini.
- d In December 2008 Giani was sacked and replaced by Zanini.
- e In January 2011 Prandi was sacked and replaced by Daniele Bagnoli.
- Itas Diatec Trentino - Modena Volley 1-3 (19:25, 19:25, 25:23, 12:25) ScoresPro.com
- "Pallavolo: Daytona Modena ritira maglia numero 10" (in Italian). Linea Radio Multimedia. 7 July 2004.