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World League 2010
21st Edition

- FIN / Finland - Player's biography
Team name  Hietanen
First name Matti
Last name Hietanen
Age (birth date) 38  (3/01/1983)
Hometown TAMPERE
Languages FIN, ENG, ITA
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Wing-spiker 199 cm 93 kg 350 cm 320 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  0 0 213 213
Volleyball career
International debut FIN-TUR, 2004 
Club debut Vilppulan Tähti (FIN)
Actual Club Gdansk (POL) 
Hobbies movies, interner, music 
Favourites Books:
Food: mexican food
Movie: 300
Music: many
Other sports: javelin / Seppo Räty

Universal player Matti Hietanen, 27, has lots of good memories from volleyball, but he thinks that his first summer in the World League and the matches in Brazil in front of 20 000 spectators is the best.

He played in Padova 2005-2006, the next season in Avignon, France and then he came back to Mantova, Italy. Last season he played in PAOK, Greece. He has 123 national team matches and is 199 cm tall.

Hietanen was an all star player in the Finnish league 2005 and the best boy junior 2001.

His big sister Maarit played also in the women’s national team and she’s three times national league champion.


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