Sara Anzanello

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Sara Anzanello
Personal information
Born(1980-07-30)July 30, 1980
San Donà di Piave, Province of Venice
DiedOctober 25, 2018(2018-10-25) (aged 38)
Milan, Italy

Sara Anzanello (July 30, 1980 – October 25, 2018) was an Italian volleyball player in the middle hitter-blocker role.


Anzanello was born in San Donà di Piave, province of Venice. She debuted for Italy national team in 1998, when she was 17 years old. She had a total of 203 caps for her team.

Health and death[edit]

In 2013, Anzanello required a liver transplant after contracting a severe form of hepatitis in Azerbaijan. She recovered and returned to the playing field. However, in mid-2017, she was diagnosed with leukemia. She died a year later in October 2018 at age 38.[1]


  • Italy 1995-1998 Volley Latisana
  • Italy 1998-1999 Club Italia
  • Italy 1999-2001 AGIL Trecate
  • Italy 2001-2009 Asystel Novara
  • Italy 2009-2011 GSO Villa Cortese
  • Azerbaijan 2011-2013 Azərreyl Baku

Individual awards[edit]


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Preceded by
Cuba Nancy Carrillo
Best Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Poland Eleonora Dziękiewicz