Mikko Oivanen

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Mikko Oivanen
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Personal information
Full name Mikko Oivanen
Nationality Finnish
Born (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 32)
Huittinen, Finland
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Spike 355 cm (140 in)
Block 335 cm (132 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite hitter
Current team Olympiacos Piraeus
Number 4
Kiikoisten Kirma
Vammalan Lentopallo
Raision Loimu
Rovaniemen Santasport
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Lotos Trefl Gdańsk
Paris Volley
Fujian Volleyball
VaLePa Sastamala
Cerrad Czarni Radom
Paykan Tehran VC
Indykpol AZS Olsztyn
Hurrikaani Loimaa
Olympiacos S.F. Piraeus
National team
2005– Finland
Last updated: 29 December 2017

Mikko Oivanen (born 26 May 1986) is a Finnish volleyball player, a member of Finland men's national volleyball team and Greek club Olympiacos Piraeus.

Personal life[edit]

Mikko has a twin brother - Matti Oivanen, who is also a volleyball player. He has Polish wife - Monika Łukomska-Oivanen.



Oivanen started his career with his brother Matti in Kiikoisten Kirma. Soon Finnish youth national team's coach picks him to youth national team. Mikko moved with his brother to Kuortane and started studying in local high school. Same time he trained with youth national team. On his last high school year Mikko played few games with his brother Matti in Vammalan Lentopallo that is competing in Finnish champion league. In 2004 he graduated from Kuortane. After Kuortane Oivanen made a contract with Raision Loimu which plays in Finland Championleague. He started playing there with his brother Matti. In his first season in Loimu Oivanen didn't get much minutes because Loimu's opposite player at the time was Argentinian Diego Bonini. In his first season in Finland league he won Finland Cup champion and was in the league fourth place. Second season in Loimu was good to Mikko. He rose to Loimu's number one opposite player and led his team to Finland Cup final again. In final Loimu lost to Napapiirin Palloketut. After two seasons in Loimu Oivanen made a contract with Rovaniemen Santasport. His brother Matti made a contract with Pielaveden Sampo so it was a first season without Matti. In Santasport Mikko led his team to European Cup best sixteen. In Finland league he led the team to finals against Pielaveden Sampo. Mikko played for the first time against his brother Matti. Finals were very exciting matches. Finals culminated to last fifth game in Kuopio. Full crowd saw fifth set game and Santasport took gold. Mikko get his first big victory.
After good a season, Mikko made contract to Turkish volleyball league with Kastamonu Bozkurt Belediyespor. After European Championships, Mikko's price rise over a million euros. Many bigger clubs than Kastamonu Bozkurt Belediyesi wanted Mikko, but Kastamonu Bozkurt Belediyesi didn't want to lose their star. Mikko stayed in Kastamonu Bozkurt Belediyesi. He played a good season and led a small club to sixth place in Turkish league. After one season in Turkey, Oivanen made a contract with Asseco Resovia Rzeszów. He won silver medal of Polish Championship 2009 and bronze medal of Polish Championship 2010. Then came back to Turkish club - Büyükşehir Belediyesi. After one season, he spent next seasons in Lotos Trefl Gdańsk, Paris Volley, Fujian.[1] In 2014 trained with VaLePa Sastamala in Finland. Till the end of 2014-15 season, he had been playing for Polish club - Cerrad Czarni Radom.[2] Next season he tried himself in Persian Paykan Tehran VC, he returned for a few months in Poland, playing with Indykpol AZS Olsztyn, but he finished the season back at home with the Finnish Hurrikaani Loimaa. In the summer of 2017 Mikko Oivanen made a contract with Greek powerhouse Olympiacos S.F. Piraeus.

National team[edit]

Oivanen played his first national team game in season 2005 against Germany on European league. Finland survived to European League finals and the media chose Mikko as a best attacker. Young Finland team won a silver medal in the tournament. Oivanen made his breakthrough to the national team World league summer 2007. Finland's number one opposite player Matti Hietanen was hurt and Mikko got a chance to show his talent. He played a good World League summer and was the fourth best scorer in the whole league. After World League summer national team started training for European Championships in Moscow. There Mikko became one of the best opposite players of the world. He was the best scorer in the tournament and led Finland to its best ballgame achievement.

Sporting achievements[edit]


National championships[edit]

National team[edit]



  1. ^ Mikko Oivanen zagra w Chinach - przegladligowy.com - 23-07-2013
  2. ^ Jest następca Wytze Kooistry - czarni.radom.pl - 27-05-2014
Preceded by
Czech Republic Martin Lébl
Best Spiker of
European League

Succeeded by
Netherlands Michael Olieman
Preceded by
Croatia Igor Omrčen
Best Scorer of
European League

Succeeded by
Netherlands Marko Klok