Gennadi Volnov

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Gennadi Volnov
Personal information
Born (1939-11-28) November 28, 1939 (age 77)
Moscow, Russia
Died July 15, 2008(2008-07-15) (aged 68)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1957–1972
Position Power forward
Career history
1957–1958 Spartak Moscow
1958–1970 CSKA Moscow
1971 Petrel Moscow
1972 Dynamo Moscow
Career highlights and awards

Gennadi Georgievich Volnov (Russian: Геннадий Георгиевич Вольнов) (November 28, 1939 – July 15, 2008) was a Russian basketball player who played for the senior Soviet Union national basketball team from the late 1950s, to the early 1970s. He was born in Moscow. He was among the 105 player nominees for the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors list.

Club career[edit]

Volnov played with Spartak Moscow, from 1957 to 1958. He spent most of his club career playing with CSKA Moscow (1958–1970). While playing with CSKA and the Russian and Moscow unified teams, he won 10 Soviet League championships (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, and 1970) and 3 EuroLeague championships (1961, 1963, and 1969).

Soviet national team[edit]

Volnov won the gold medal while playing with the senior Soviet Union national basketball team at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games. He also won two Summer Olympics silver medals, at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games and the 1964 Summer Olympic Games. He also won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games.

In addition, Volnov also won a gold medal at the 1967 FIBA World Championship, a bronze medal at the 1963 FIBA World Championship, and six EuroBasket gold medals (1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, and 1969).

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