Volley Bergamo

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Foppapedretti Bergamo
Volley Bergamo logo.png
Full name Volley Bergamo
Nickname Foppa
Rossoblù (red and blues)
Founded 1991
Ground PalaNorda, Bergamo, Italy
(Capacity: 2,250)
Chairman Luciano Bonetti
Head coach Stefano Lavarini
League FIPAV Women's Serie A1
2015–16 7th (Playoff semifinalist)
Website Club home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
2016–17

Volley Bergamo is an Italian women's volleyball club based in Bergamo and currently playing in the Serie A1.

Previous names[edit]

Due to sponsorship, the club have competed under the following names:

  • Volley Bergamo (1991–1992)
  • Foppapedretti Bergamo (1992–2000)
  • Radio 105 Foppapedretti Bergamo (2000–2006)
  • Play Radio Foppapedretti Bergamo (2006–2007)
  • Foppapedretti Bergamo (2007–2010)
  • Norda Foppapedretti Bergamo (2010–2012)
  • Foppapedretti Bergamo (2012–present)

History[edit]

Beginnings (1991–1994)[edit]

Volley Bergamo was founded in 1991 by Mauro Ferraris and first played in the 1991–92 Serie B1 (third tier). In the following season (1992–93) it started a partnership with Foppapedretti and gained promotion to the Serie A2 (second tier). The club gain a second successive promotion in 1993–94 by winning the Serie A2 and being promoted to the Serie A1 (first tier).[1]

Major success (1995–2007)[edit]

In 1994–95, its debut season at Serie A1, the club finish in fifth position earning for the first time qualification for a European competition (CEV Cup).[2] In the following season it won both the Serie A1 and the Coppa Italia for the first time. The 1996–97 was a very successful season, with the club winning the Serie A1, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup and the CEV Champions League.[3] For the next decade the club became one of the strongest women's volleyball clubs in Europe, winning another five Serie A1 (1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06), two Coppa Italia (1997–98, 2005–06), four Italian Super Cups (1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05), four CEV Champions League (1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2006–07) and one CEV Cup (2003–04).[4]

Recent years (2008–present)[edit]

Despite not being as dominant as before, the club remains competitive and has achieved some success in recent years, winning the Serie A (2010–11), the Coppa Italia (2007–08 and 2015–16), the Italian Super Cup (2011–12) and the CEV Champions League (2008–09 and 2009–10).[4] It is the most successful Italian team in the CEV Champions League history with 7 titles and the second most successful team in Serie A history with 8 titles, having never being relegated since its debut in the 1994–95 season.[5]

Team[edit]

Season 2016–2017, as of February 2017.[6][7]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1 Slovenia Eva Mori Setter 1.86 70 (1996-03-13) 13 March 1996 (age 21)
2 Brazil Suelen Pinto Libero 1.68 89 (1987-10-04) 4 October 1987 (age 29)
4 Italy Laura Partenio Outside Hitter 1.82 68 (1991-12-29) 29 December 1991 (age 25)
5 Serbia Mina Popović Middle Blocker 1.87 73 (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 22)
6 Italy Alessia Gennari Outside Hitter 1.84 68 (1991-11-03) 3 November 1991 (age 25)
7 Italy Paola Cardullo Libero 1.62 56 (1982-03-18) 18 March 1982 (age 35)
8 Italy Martina Guiggi Middle Blocker 1.88 69 (1984-05-01) 1 May 1984 (age 33)
9 Italy Anna Venturini Outside Hitter 1.80 62 (1998-08-26) 26 August 1998 (age 18)
10 Italy Paola Paggi Middle Blocker 1.82 72 (1976-12-06) 6 December 1976 (age 40)
14 Italy Eleonora Lo Bianco Setter 1.74 71 (1979-12-22) 22 December 1979 (age 37)
17 Italy Miriam Sylla Outside Hitter 1.81 80 (1995-01-08) 8 January 1995 (age 22)
18 Poland Katarzyna Skowrońska Opposite 1.89 73 (1983-06-30) 30 June 1983 (age 33)

Current coaching staff[edit]

 Italy Stefano Lavarini (1979-01-17) 17 January 1979 (age 38) Head coach
 Italy Simone Angelini (1976-02-21) 21 February 1976 (age 41) Vice coach
 Italy Gianni Bonacina (1973-03-22) 22 March 1973 (age 44) Scoutman
 Italy Daniele Turino (1978-05-27) 27 May 1978 (age 38) Videoman/ Assistant Coach
 Italy Danilo Bramard (1970-10-13) 13 October 1970 (age 46) Athletic trainer
 Italy Giuseppe Ferrenti (1968-08-15) 15 August 1968 (age 48) Phytsiotherapist

Notable players[edit]

Retired numbers

Head Coaches[edit]

Honours[edit]

National competitions[edit]

1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2010–11
1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2015–16
  • Supercoppa italiana di pallavolo maschile.svg Italian Super Cup: 6
1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2011–12

International competitions[edit]

1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
2003–04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Storia". Volley Bergamo (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "1995/96 CEV CUP - Volley Bergamo". CEV. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "CHAMPION WOMEN - EC 96/97 - Final". CEV. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "ALBO D'ORO". Volley Bergamo (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Volley Bergamo - Squads by season". Lega Pallavolo Seria A Femminile (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Team". Volley Bergamo (in Italian). Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Foppapedretti Bergamo Team". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 15 February 2017. 

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