Trentino Volley

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Diatec Trentino
Trentino Volley logo.png
Full name Diatec Trentino
Founded 2000
Ground PalaTrento
Trento, Italy
(Capacity: 4,360)
Chairman Diego Mosna
Manager Angelo Lorenzetti
League Italian Volleyball League

Diatec Trentino is a professional Italian volleyball team based in Trento, in northern Italy. It plays in the Italian Volleyball League without interruption since 2000. It has won four times the Italian Volleyball League, the Italian Cup, the Italian Super Cup, three consecutive times the CEV Champions League and a record four consecutive times the FIVB Men's Club World Volleyball Championship. In the 2010–11 season it won national, continental and world championship. It was the first team in volleyball history to have done that. Trentino is ranked 2nd (as of October 2016) in the Men's European clubs ranking.[1]

Trentino Volley is a Joint stock company, and its president is Diego Mosna.[2] The company has a budget of 4,500,000 euros and about 225 employees.[3] The actions of the company was awarded at continental level with the acknowledgment Testimonial of the Year at the Sport Business Ambitions Awards 2010 and the awarding of the 2010–11 Champions League Final Four, held at PalaOnda, Bolzano.



First trophies of Trentino Club

Trentino Volley SpA was founded on May 23, 2000;[4] and two days later, it purchased the rights to play in the Serie A1 (Italy's First Division) from Ravenna, that had retired due to financial problems. The club played its first Serie A1 match in Parma on October 15, 2000, against Maxicono Parma, and was defeated 3–0.[5] The first home match of the Trentino Volley was played on October 22, 2000, against Padova, and the home team came out victorious with a result of 3–2.[6]

During its first two seasons, the team managed a tenth,[7] and a ninth[8] place finish at the end of the regular season.

Players acquired by the team in his first Italian Serie A years included Lorenzo Bernardi and Andrea Sartoretti. In the summer of 2007 Trentino Volley made substantial purchases, as part of a strategy that would focus on a young team with talented players, such as Serbian Nikola Grbić, Bulgarians Vladimir Nikolov and Matey Kaziyski and Italian Emanuele Birarelli. Itas Trentino Diatec ended the following regular season with a first-place finish, and stepped into the finals. On May 7, 2008 Trentino Volley defeated Piacenza 3–0,[9] to win its first national championship title, and gain access to the CEV Champions League 2008–2009.

Trento run undefeated in the pool stages, with a first-place finish in Group E. On April 5, 2009, at the O2 Arena in Prague, Trento defeated Iraklis Thessaloniki 3–1 in the final.[10] In 2009, the team flew to Doha (Qatar), to compete in the FIVB Men's Club World Volleyball Championship. On Sunday November 8, Trentino Betclic won the final, with a score of 3–0[11] against the Poles of Skra Bełchatów, and became FIVB Club World Champion. In 2010, it won the Italian Cup and then successfully defended its Champions League title with a 3–0 victory (25–12,25–20, 25–21) over Dynamo Moscow.

Former names[edit]

2000–2001 Itas Gruppo Diatec Trentino
2001–2013 Itas Diatec Trentino
2013–2014 Diatec Trentino
2014–2015 Energy T.I. Diatec Trentino
2015–present Diatec Trentino


Logo club in the Building of the Trentino

Club logos and brand names are composed of a red ball. The eagle is the symbol of the club, Autonomous province of trento is the club's flag.[12]



Team roster – season 2016/2017
Diatec Trentino
No. Name Date of birth Position
2 Gabriele Nelli (1993-12-04)December 4, 1993 opposite
3 Matteo Burgsthaler (1981-02-18)February 18, 1981 middle blocker
4 Oleg Antonov (1988-07-28)July 28, 1988 outside hitter
5 Tiziano Mazzone (1995-07-22)July 22, 1995 outside hitter
6 Alessandro Blasi (1992-03-22)March 22, 1992 setter
8 Matteo Chiappa (1993-07-06)July 6, 1993 libero
9 Simone Giannelli (1996-08-09)August 9, 1996 setter
10 Filippo Lanza (1991-03-03)March 3, 1991 outside hitter
11 Sebastián Solé (1991-06-12)June 12, 1991 middle blocker
12 Simon Van De Voorde (1989-12-19)December 19, 1989 middle blocker
13 Massimo Colaci (1985-02-21)February 21, 1985 libero
14 Jan Štokr (1983-01-16)January 16, 1983 outside hitter
17 Tine Urnaut (1988-09-03)September 3, 1988 outside hitter
18 Daniele Mazzone (1992-06-04)June 4, 1992 middle blocker
Head coach: Angelo Lorenzetti
Assistant: Dario Simoni

Coach history[edit]

Notable players[edit]


One match in PalaTrento

The PalaTrento arena has always been the place where the club's at home games have been disputed, ever since its opening in 2000 during the first at home game in the history of Trentino Volley (Itas Diatec Trentino-European Padua 3–2 on October 22, 2000), The arena is in the south of the city of Trento on the Ghiaie sport groundsthat also includes the PalaGhiaccio, a football field, and a ballpark.[14]

Kit providers[edit]

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Trentino team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Mikasa


Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Diatec Group other sponsors: Volkswagen, Consorzio Melinda, Dorigoni Trento, Scania, Mediocredito Italiano, McDonald's, Intesa Sanpaolo, Marzadro Distillery, Südtiroler Volksbank, Grand Hotel Trento, Sparco, Forst, Superpoli, Menz & Gasser and Policura.


  1. ^ Eurotopteams
  2. ^ "Elezione di Diego Mosna alla lega pallavolo" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Intervista a Diego Mosna" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Storia dell'Itas Diatec Trentino" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  5. ^ " – 1a giornata 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  6. ^ " – 2a giornata 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  7. ^ "Classifica stagione 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  8. ^ "Classifica stagione 2001–2002" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  9. ^ "L'Itas è Campione d'Italia" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  10. ^ "Trento-Salonicco 5 aprile 2009" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  11. ^ "PGE Skra Bełchatów-Trentino BetClic" (in Italian). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
  12. ^ Symbol
  13. ^ dall'8 marzo 2005, dopo l'esonero di Silvano Prandi
  14. ^ [1]

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