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World League 2010
21st Edition

- FIN / Finland - Player's biography
Team name  Oivanen Ma
First name Matti
Last name Oivanen
Age (birth date) 34  (26/05/1986)
Hometown Huittinen
Languages FIN, ENG
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Middle-blocker 198 cm 90 kg 355 cm 320 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  0 8 238 246
Volleyball career
International debut FIN-GER, Tampere, Finland, 2005 
Club debut Lauttakylän Luja (FIN)
Actual Club Hurrikaani-Loimaa (FIN)  
Favourites Books: Harry Potter
Food: Kebab
Movie: The lord of the rings
Music: Antti Tuisku and Kirka
Other sports: Long jump / Petteri Lax

Middle player Matti Oivanen, 24, won the Finnish Cup in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and took silver in the Finnish League in 2007 and in 2008. His club was Pielaveden Sampo.

For the last season he played in Piacenza, Italy and before that in Beauvais, France. He is 198 cm tall and has played 98 matches in the national team.

Matti’s mother is the biggest reason why he started to play Volleyball. His twin brother Mikko plays also in the national team.


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