Italy men's national volleyball team

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Italy
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Association Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (Italian)
Confederation CEV
Head coach Gianlorenzo Blengini
FIVB ranking 4 (as of October 2015)
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Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 10 (First in 1976)
Best result Silver medal with cup.svg (1996, 2004)
World Championship
Appearances 16 (First in 1949)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1990, 1994, 1998)
FIVB World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1989)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1995)
European Championship
Appearances 28 (First in 1948)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1989, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005)
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Italy men's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympics
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1990 Brazil
Gold medal – first place 1994 Greece
Gold medal – first place 1998 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1978 Italy
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1995 Japan
Silver medal – second place 2015 Japan
Silver medal – second place 2003 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1989 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Japan
World Grand Champions Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Japan
World League
Gold medal – first place 1990 Osaka
Gold medal – first place 1991 Milan
Gold medal – first place 1992 Genoa
Gold medal – first place 1994 Milan
Gold medal – first place 1995 Rio de Janeiro
Gold medal – first place 1997 Moscow
Gold medal – first place 1999 Mar del Plata
Gold medal – first place 2000 Rotterdam
Silver medal – second place 1996 Rotterdam
Silver medal – second place 2001 Katowice
Silver medal – second place 2004 Rome
Bronze medal – third place 1993 São Paulo
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Madrid
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Mar del Plata
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Florence
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1989 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1993 Finland
Gold medal – first place 1995 Greece
Gold medal – first place 1999 Austria
Gold medal – first place 2003 Germany
Gold medal – first place 2005 Italy/Serbia nad Montenegro
Silver medal – second place 1991 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2001 Czech Republic
Silver medal – second place 2011 Austria/Czech Republic
Silver medal – second place 2013 Denmark/Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1948 Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Netherlands
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Bulgaria/Italy

The Italy men's national volleyball team is the volleyball national team of Italy. It dominated international volleyball competitions in the 1990s and early 2000s, by winning three World Championships in a row (1990, 1994 and 1998), six European Championships, one World Cup (1995) and eight World League (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2000).

Statistics[edit]

Competition 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
World Championship 3 1 0 4
World Cup 1 3 1 5
World Grand Champions Cup 1 0 2 3
World League 8 3 4 15
European Championship 6 4 3 13
Universiade 1 1 5 7
Mediterranean Games 6 2 1 9
Total 26 15 18 59

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

European Championship[edit]

World League[edit]

Mediterranean Games[edit]

  • 19591st gold medal
  • 19632nd silver medal
  • 19752nd silver medal
  • 1979 — Fourth place
  • 19831st gold medal
  • 19873rd bronze medal
  • 19911st gold medal
  • 1997 — Fourth place
  • 20011st gold medal
  • 2005 — Fifth place
  • 20091st gold medal
  • 20131st gold medal

Goodwill Games[edit]

  • 19901st gold medal

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Italian roster in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Mauro Berruto

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2014 club
2 Kovář, JiříJiří Kovář 10 April 1989 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
3 Parodi, SimoneSimone Parodi 16 June 1986 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
4 Vettori, LucaLuca Vettori 26 April 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 323 cm (127 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
7 Rossini, SalvatoreSalvatore Rossini 13 July 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 301 cm (119 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
9 Zaytsev, IvanIvan Zaytsev 2 October 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 348 cm (137 in) Russia VC Dynamo Moscow
10 Lanza, FilippoFilippo Lanza 3 March 1991 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Trentino Volley
11 Buti, SimoneSimone Buti 19 September 1983 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 346 cm (136 in) 328 cm (129 in) Italy Sir Safety Perugia
13 Travica, DraganDragan Travica 28 August 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 320 cm (130 in) Russia Belogorie Belgorod
14 Piano, MatteoMatteo Piano 24 October 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 325 cm (128 in) Italy Pallavolo Modena
15 Birarelli, EmanueleEmanuele Birarelli (C) 8 February 1981 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 316 cm (124 in) Italy Trentino Volley
16 Baranowicz, MicheleMichele Baranowicz 5 August 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 328 cm (129 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
18 Sabbi, GiulioGiulio Sabbi 10 August 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 325 cm (128 in) Italy Lube Banca Macerata
19 Anzani, SimoneSimone Anzani 24 February 1992 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Italy Blu Volley Verona
20 Colaci, MassimoMassimo Colaci 21 February 1985 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 324 cm (128 in) 308 cm (121 in) Italy Trentino Volley

Coach History[edit]

Record Attendance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Italy". poland2014.fivb.org. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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