Andrea Gardini

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Andrea Gardini
Personal information
Full name Andrea Gardini
Nationality Italian
Born (1965-10-01) October 1, 1965 (age 51)
Bagnacavallo, Italy
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Coaching information
Previous teams coached
Years Teams
Poland (II)
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn
Volleyball information
Position Middle blocker
Years Teams
Casadio Ravenna
CUS Torino Pallavolo
Zinella Volley Bologna
Sisley Treviso
Porto Ravenna Volley
Sisley Treviso
M. Roma Volley
Daytona Modena
Copra Elior Piacenza
National team
1986–2000  Italy (418)
Last updated: 18 February 2017

Andrea Gardini (born 1 October 1965) is a former Italian volleyball player, medalist of the Olympic Games, three-time World Champion (1990, 1994, 1998), European Champion 1989, head coach of Polish club Indykpol AZS Olsztyn.

Career as coach[edit]

In 2011 was a coach assistant of Poland men's national volleyball team, when a head coach was Andrea Anastasi. In 2011 he won with this national team three medals. On July 10, 2011 achieved bronze of World League 2011.[1] On September 18, 2011 Poland led by Anastasi and Gardini won bronze of European Championship 2011.[2] In the same year, in December his team achieved silver at World Cup 2011 and was qualified for the Olympic Games 2012.[3] For the first time in the history Polish national team won three medals in one year. On July 8, 2012 his team won the final match of World League 2012 against United States (3-0).[4][5] In 2012 Polish team led by them took the 5th place at the Olympic Games London 2012.[6] Anastasi and he was fired as coaches of the Polish national team in October 2013.[7] On December 22, 2014 was a new head coach of Polish club Indykpol AZS Olsztyn.[8] In May 2015 signed new contract with club from Olsztyn.[9]


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Coach assistant of Poland
Succeeded by
France Philippe Blain