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World League 2011
22nd Edition


 
- RUS / Russia - Player's biography
   
 
Team name  Berezhko
First name Yury
Last name Berezhko
Age (birth date) 30  (27/01/1984)
Hometown Moscow
Languages Russian
   
   
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Wing-spiker 196 cm 93 kg 346 cm 338 cm
             
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  15 11 107 133
 
Volleyball career
International debut  
Club debut Neftianik Yar.
Actual Club ZENIT Kazan 
Personal
Hobbies Music 
Favourites Books: Modern classics
Food: Sushi, Russian
Movie: Historical
Music: Club
Other sports: Football
 
   Profile
  Yury Berezhko was born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and began to play under the guidance of his father. He continued his Volleyball education in Yaroslavl, where he moved to at 16. In the summer of 2004 Berezhko signed a contract with "Dynamo" (Moscow).

Not always being in the starting line-up of the Moscow team, Yury Berezhko nevertheless managed to attract attention of the Russian national team coach Zoran Gajic, who included the young player in his  Euroleague 2005 squad. Yury's debut was on June 25, 2005  against Finland.

His next appearance saw him replace the injured Sergey Tetyukhin at the 2006 FIVB Volleyball World Championships but the player failed to show his talent in Japan.

However Yuri bonuced back to again gain a foothold in the starting line-up of the national team. By the 2007 World League Vladimir Alekno's team was down to two receivers players - Berezhko and Alexander Korneev. Young players who had never played in such critical matches before performed exceptionally and Yuri was also named the best spiker of the tournament. In autumn 2007 Berezhko played at the European Championships, where he again gained the prize of the best spiker (60% efficiency in the attack), and at the World Cup he was already a full-fledged player in the starting team. Before the start of the championship of Russia, Yury Berezhko was elected captain of Dynamo" (Moscow).

In addition to a risky, varied and effective game in attack and reliable reception, Yury Berezhko also has a powerful serve. In 2009 Yury Berezhko was named best server at the European Championships, where Russia finished fourth. In eight games he made 12 aces (on average per game - 0.44 aces).

In May 2010, Yuri Berezhko signed a contract with the Italian club of "Modena" for two years.

 
 

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