Trentino Volley

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Trentino Volley
Full name Trentino Volley SpA
Founded 2000
Ground PalaTrento, Trento
(Capacity: 4,200)
Chairman Italy Diego Mosna
Manager Italy Roberto Serniotti
League Italian Volleyball League
2012–13 1st
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One match in PalaTrento

Trentino Volley is a professional volleyball team based in Trento, in northern Italy. It plays in the Italian Volleyball League without interruption since 2000. It has won three times the Italian Volleyball League, the Italian Cup, the Italian Super Cup, three consecutive times the CEV Champions League and a record four consecutive times the FIVB Men's Club World Volleyball Championship. It's the current reigning World champion, having won in the 2010–11 season all three national, continental and world championship. It is the first and only one team in volleyball history to have done that.

Trentino Volley is a Joint stock company, and its president is Diego Mosna.[1] The company has a budget of 4,500,000 euros and about 225 employees.[2] The actions of the company was awarded at continental level with the acknowledgment Testimonial of the Year at the Sport Business Ambitions Awards 2010 and the awarding of the 2010–11 Champions League Final Four, held at PalaOnda, Bolzano.

Team names[edit]

  • National Competition
    • 2000–01 : Itas Gruppo Diatec Trentino
    • 2001–02 ~ 2012–13 : Itas Diatec Trentino
    • 2013–14 ~ : Diatec Trentino
  • European Competition
    • 2004–05 ~ 2010–11 : Trentino BetClic
    • 2011–12 : Trentino PlanetWin365
    • 2012–13 : Trentino Diatec
    • 2013–14 ~ : Diatec Trentino
  • World Championship
    • 2009 ~ 2010 : Trentino BetClic
    • 2011 ~ : Trentino Diatec

History[edit]

First trophies of Trentino Volley.

Trentino Volley SpA was founded on May 23, 2000;[3] and two days later, it purchased the rights to play in the Serie A1 (Italy's First Division) from Ravenna, that had retired due to financial problems. The club played its first Serie A1 match in Parma on October 15, 2000, against Maxicono Parma, and was defeated 3–0.[4] The first home match of the Trentino Volley was played on October 22, 2000, against Padova, and the home team came out victorious with a result of 3–2.[5]

During its first two seasons, the team managed a tenth,[6] and a ninth [7] place finish at the end of the regular season.

Players acquired by the team in his first Italian Serie A years included Lorenzo Bernardi and Andrea Sartoretti. In the summer of 2007 Trentino Volley made substantial purchases, as part of a strategy that would focus on a young team with talented players, such as Serbian Nikola Grbić, Bulgarians Vladimir Nikolov and Matey Kaziyski and Italian Emanuele Birarelli. Itas Trentino Diatec ended the following regular season with a first place finish, and stepped into the finals. On May 7, 2008 Trentino Volley defeated Piacenza 3–0,[8] to win its first national championship title, and gain access to the CEV Champions League 2008–2009.

Trento run undefeated in the pool stages, with a first place finish in Group E. On April 5, 2009, at the O2 Arena in Prague, Trento defeated Iraklis Tessaloniki 3–1 in the final.[9] In 2009, the team flew to Doha (Qatar), to compete in the FIVB Men's Club World Volleyball Championship. On Sunday 8 November, Trentino Betclic won the final, with a score of 3–0 [10] against the Poles of Skra Bełchatów, and became FIVB Club World Champion. In 2010, it won the Italian Cup and then successfully defended its Champions League title with a 3–0 victory (25–12,25–20, 25–21) over Dynamo Moscow.

Season 2013–14[edit]

Number Player
2 Italy Giacomo Sintini
3 Italy Emanuele Birarelli Captain sports.svg
4 Argentina Sebastián Solé
6 Portugal Alexandre Ferreira
7 United States Donald Suxho
8 Italy Sebastiano Thei
9 Italy Tiziano Mazzone
10 Italy Filippo Lanza
11 Bulgaria Tsvetan Sokolov
13 Italy Massimo Colaci (L)
17 Italy Matteo Burgsthaler
18 Netherlands Kay van Dijk[12]

Achievements[edit]

Invasion of the field, after the win of the first ever title, the Italian League in 2008

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Elezione di Diego Mosna alla lega pallavolo" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Intervista a Diego Mosna" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Storia dell'Itas Diatec Trentino" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  4. ^ "legavolley.it – 1a giornata 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  5. ^ "legavolley.it – 2a giornata 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  6. ^ "Classifica stagione 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  7. ^ "Classifica stagione 2001–2002" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  8. ^ "L'Itas è Campione d'Italia" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  9. ^ "Trento-Salonicco 5 aprile 2009" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  10. ^ "PGE Skra Bełchatów-Trentino BetClic" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  11. ^ FIVB. "Trentino Team Composition". Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  12. ^ FIVB. "Match result Trentino Volley (ITA) – Al-Rayyan (QAT)" (PDF). Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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