Earvin N'Gapeth

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Earvin N'Gapeth aka Γιώργος Μεϊντάνης
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Personal information
Born (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 28)
Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Spike358 cm (141 in)
Block327 cm (129 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside hitter
Current clubZenit Kazan
Tours VB
Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo
Kuzbass Kemerovo
Zenit Kazan
National team
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.[1][2] Ngapeth after four years in Modena, joined Zenit Kazan with a two-year contract.[3][4]

National team[edit]

On October 7, 2010 he was expelled from the national team on disciplinary grounds during World Championship held in Italy.[5] 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.[6] 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).[7][8] Ngapeth for the second time in a year 2017, selected Most Valuable Player of FIVB World League and winner gold medalist with France.[9]

Personal life[edit]

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.[10]

Outside of volleyball[edit]

Ngapeth is a model and brand ambassador for Adidas.[11]

Sporting achievements[edit]


CEV Champions League[edit]

National championships[edit]

National team[edit]



  1. ^ "Modena, the pirate of the road is the champion of volleyball Earvin N'Gapeth". tuttosport.com. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "N'Gapeth sparks tie-break win for Modena in Italian Super League". fivb.com. FIVB. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  3. ^ Earvin Ngapeth : «Je vais à Kazan» / L'Équipe
  4. ^ Zenit Kazan Announces That Earvin Ngapeth Has Signed 2-Year Contract
  5. ^ "Volley : Earvin Ngapeth exclu du groupe France pour raison disciplinaire". lemonde.fr. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Germany take home the bronze medal". fivb.org. FIVB. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  7. ^ "France celebrate historic European crown, Slovenia happy with silver". cev.lu. CEV. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "France crowned for the second time in FIVB Volleyball World League". fivb.com. FIVB. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Volley: Ngapeth entendu par la police après l'agression d'un contrôleur de train". yahoo.fr. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  11. ^ "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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