|Earvin N'Gapeth aka Γιώργος Μεϊντάνης|
|Born||12 February 1991|
Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||93 kg (205 lb)|
|Spike||358 cm (141 in)|
|Block||327 cm (129 in)|
|Current club||Zenit Kazan|
|Last updated: 9 July 2018|
Earvin N'Gapeth (born 12 February 1991) is a French volleyball player, a member of France national volleyball team and Russian club Zenit Kazan. He was 2015 European Champion, a gold medalist of the World League (2015, 2017), French Champion (2010), and Italian Champion (2016).
In season 2008-09 he debuted into professional volleyball, hired by Tours VB, where he stayed for three seasons and winner Pro A League. In season 2011-12 he was hired in the Italian team of Cuneo Piemonte in Series A1 League, where he remained for two seasons. With the team, he reached the final of CEV Europe League. N'gapeth in the next year moved to Kuzbass Kemerovo, a club playing in Super League; however, during the season he abandoned the team and returned to Italy, wearing the shirt of Modena in the Serie A1. With Modena, he won the 2014-15 Italian Cup and the 2015-16 Italian Championship, Italian Cup and Italian Supercup. In the season 2015-16 he won his second Italian Supercup. Ngapeth after four years in Modena, joined Zenit Kazan with a two-year contract.
On October 7, 2010 he was expelled from the national team on disciplinary grounds during World Championship held in Italy. He came back to national team at European Championship 2011. In 2014 played at World Championship 2014 held in Poland. France lost the match for the bronze medal with Germany and took 4th place. He was one of the key players in the 2015 World League championship campaign. On October 18, 2015 French national team, including N'Gapeth, achieved title of the European Champion 2015 (3–0 with Slovenia in the finale). Ngapeth for the second time in a year 2017, selected Most Valuable Player of FIVB World League and winner gold medalist with France.
His father Éric, who hails from Cameroon, is a former volleyball player that represented France in the 1980s. His brother Swan. In December 2014, he was sentenced to three months suspended imprisonment by the Criminal Court of Montpellier for a fight in a nightclub in the city a few months earlier. In July 2015, he was arrested and heard in open hearing by the police following the assault of a TGV train controller Paris-Montparnasse train station.
Outside of volleyball
CEV Champions League
- 2008/2009 French Cup, with Tours VB
- 2009/2010 French Cup, with Tours VB
- 2009/2010 French Championship, with Tours VB
- 2010/2011 French Cup, with Tours VB
- 2010/2011 French Championship, with Tours VB
- 2014/2015 Italian Cup, with Modena Volley
- 2014/2015 Italian Championship, with Parmareggio Modena
- 2015/2016 Italian SuperCup, with DHL Modena
- 2015/2016 Italian Cup, with DHL Modena
- 2015/2016 Italian Championship, with DHL Modena
- 2016/2017 Italian SuperCup, with DHL Modena
- 2007 CEV U19 European Championship
- 2007 FIVB U19 World Championship
- 2008 CEV U21 European Championship
- 2009 CEV U19 European Championship
- 2015 FIVB World League
- 2015 CEV European Championship
- 2016 FIVB World League
- 2017 FIVB World League
- 2008 CEV Junior European Championship – Most Valuable Player
- 2009 CEV U19 European Championship – Best Server
- 2009 CEV U19 European Championship – Most Valuable Player
- 2011 Best Player in Pro A
- 2011 Pro A – Best Spiker
- 2015 Coppa Italia – Most Valuable Player
- 2015 FIVB World League – Best Outside Spiker
- 2015 FIVB World League – Most Valuable Player
- 2015 CEV European Championship – Best Outside Spiker
- 2016 Best Player in Serie A1
- 2016 European Confederation Gala – Most Spectacular Player
- 2017 FIVB World League – Best Outside Spiker
- 2017 FIVB World League – Most Valuable Player
- "Modena, the pirate of the road is the champion of volleyball Earvin N'Gapeth". tuttosport.com. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "N'Gapeth sparks tie-break win for Modena in Italian Super League". fivb.com. FIVB. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- Earvin Ngapeth : «Je vais à Kazan» / L'Équipe
- Zenit Kazan Announces That Earvin Ngapeth Has Signed 2-Year Contract
- "Volley : Earvin Ngapeth exclu du groupe France pour raison disciplinaire". lemonde.fr. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "Germany take home the bronze medal". fivb.org. FIVB. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "France celebrate historic European crown, Slovenia happy with silver". cev.lu. CEV. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "L'incroyable balle de match d'Earvin Ngapeth qui offre l'Euro volley aux Bleus". lequipe.fr. L'Équipe. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "France crowned for the second time in FIVB Volleyball World League". fivb.com. FIVB. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "Volley: Ngapeth entendu par la police après l'agression d'un contrôleur de train". yahoo.fr. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "Adidas Unveils French Int'l Volleyballer Earvin Ngapeth As Brand Ambassador". sportsbusinessdaily.com. Sport Business Daily. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
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