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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010
 

 
 ITA / Italy - Team Composition

 
Team manager GAVAZZI Alberto
Head coach ANASTASI Andrea
Assistant coach GARDINI Andrea
Doctor BENELLI Piero
Therapist / trainer LAMBERTI Christian
Journalist LISI Carlo
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Luigi Mastrangelo Mastrangelo 17/08/1975 202 90 368 336 Bre banca Lannuti Cuneo
  L 2   Davide Marra Marra 12/03/1984 180 70 322 300 Copra Morpho
  3 Simone Parodi Parodi 16/06/1986 196 82 350 335 Volley Lube
  L 4   Andrea Bari Bari 5/03/1980 185 81 327 310 Trentino Diatec
  C 5 Valerio Vermiglio Vermiglio 1/03/1976 193 85 342 320 ZENIT Kazan
  7   Michal Lasko Lasko 11/03/1981 202 104 348 337 Jastrzebski Wegel
  11 Cristian Savani Savani 22/02/1982 195 95 354 335 Lube Banca Marche
  12   Simone Buti Buti 19/09/1983 206 100 346 328 Sir Safety Umbria Volley
  13 Dragan Travica Travica 28/08/1986 197 90 325 310 Acqua Paradiso
  14   Alessandro Fei Fei 29/11/1978 204 90 358 336 Copra Elior Piacenza
  15 Emanuele Birarelli Birarelli 8/02/1981 202 95 340 316 Trentino Volley
  17   Andrea Sala Sala 27/12/1978 202 96 359 340 Trentino Betclic
  18 Matej Cernic Cernic 13/09/1978 192 80 354 335 Assecco Resovia
  19   Ivan Zaytsev Zaytsev 2/10/1988 202 92 355 348 Volley Lube
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Italy had their first success at the 1948 European Championships, which they hosted, where they picked up bronze, but it was only in the early seventies, after gold at the World University Games in Turin, that Italy remained consistently at the top of the sport, attending the Olympic Games since 1976.

In 1978 Italy was the host country of the FIVB World Championships for the first time and the side, led by Carmelo Pittera, won the silver medal in front of home crowds.

The Italian side followed up this success in 1984, winning bronze medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, under the guidance of Silvano Prandi.

In 1989, with the advent of Julio Velasco as the leader of the "Azzurri", Italy began its conquest of a long series of victories that continued for 15 years with other coaches Bebeto, Anastasi and Montali helping continue the trend.

From 1989 to 2005 Italy won three World Championships in 1990, 1994 and 1998, one World Cup, six European Championships, eight World Leagues and three Olympic podiums (silver medal at Atlanta ’96, bronze medal at Sidney 2000 and silver medal at Athens 2004). Most recently they finished sixth at the FIVB World League after narrowly qualifying for the Final Round.

Coach profile

Andrea Anastasi , nicknamed the “Dwarf” due to his lack of height during his playing days, played 141 matches for the Italian national side including a World Championship and World League title in 1990 before beginning his coaching career in 1994.

He coached Italy from 1999-2002, winning the 1999 FIVB World League and finishing fifth at the 2002 Men’s World Championship. Four years later he became the coach of Spain, leading them to the 2007 European title in Moscow. However later that year he was called back to coach the Italian team once more.



 
 

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