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World League 2011
22nd Edition

- FIN / Finland - Player's biography
Team name  Oivanen Ma
First name Matti
Last name Oivanen
Age (birth date) 31  (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 won the Finnish Cup in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and took silver in the Finnish League in 2007 and in 2008 with Pielaveden Sampo.

After leaving Finland Matti played for Beauvais France, Piacenza, Italy and last season for Forli, again in Italy.

He is 198cm tall and has played 117 matches for Finland.

Matti’s mother is the biggest reason why he started to play volleyball. His twin brother Mikko also
plays for Finland.

Matti´s cousin Petteri Lax
is also an athlete, having won the U23 European Championship silver medal.


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