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.