FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 ITA / Italy

 
Team manager SCIASCIA Stefano
Coach BERRUTO Mauro
Assistant coach BROGIONI Andrea
Doctor BENELLI Piero
Physiotherapist LAMA Davide
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Thomas Beretta Beretta 18.04.1990 205 105 359 330 Modena Volley Punto Zero
  2   Jiri Kovar Kovar 10.04.1989 202 95 353 330 Volley Lube
  3 Simone Parodi Parodi 16.06.1986 196 82 350 335 Volley Lube
  4   Luca Vettori Vettori 26.04.1991 200 95 345 323 Biancorosso Volley
  5 Antonio Corvetta Corvetta 28.09.1977 188 82 326 242 Altotevere Città di Castello
  6   Gabriele Maruotti Maruotti 25.03.1988 195 92 348 340 Piemonte volley
  L 7 Salvatore Rossini Rossini 13.07.1986 185 82 312 301 Top volley
  8   Davide Saitta Saitta 23.06.1987 182 92 320 300 Nuova Pallavolo Molfetta
  9 Ivan Zaytsev Zaytsev 02.10.1988 202 92 355 348 Volley Lube
  10   Filippo Lanza Lanza 03.03.1991 198 98 350 330 Trentino Volley
  11 Simone Buti Buti 19.09.1983 206 100 346 328 Sir Safety Umbria Volley
  12   Daniele Mazzone Mazzone 04.06.1992 208 88 315 309 Nuova Pallavolo Molfetta
  13 Dragan Travica Travica 28.08.1986 200 94 335 320 Belogorie Belgorod
  14   Matteo Piano Piano 24.10.1990 208 102 352 325 Altotevere Città di Castello
  C 15 Emanuele Birarelli Birarelli 08.02.1981 202 95 340 316 Trentino Volley
  16   Michele Baranowicz Baranowicz 05.08.1989 196 93 350 328 Volley Lube
  L 17 Andrea Giovi Giovi 19.08.1983 183 80 310 290 Sir Safety Umbria Volley
  18   Giulio Sabbi Sabbi 10.08.1989 201 92 352 325 Nuova Pallavolo Molfetta
  19 Simone Anzani Anzani 24.02.1992 204 100 350 330 Blu Volley Verona
  20   Massimo Colaci Colaci 21.02.1985 180 75 324 308 Trentino Volley
  21 Michele Fedrizzi Fedrizzi 21.05.1991 192 80 354 325 Trentino Volley
  22   Luigi Randazzo Randazzo 30.04.1994 198 97 352 255 Callipo Sport
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Italy have a proud volleyball history, as evidenced by their appearance in all 24 editions of the World League. The Azzurri have won eight titles, an achievement bettered only by Brazil’s tally of nine. This year’s World's League marks Italy’s first hosting of the event for a decade and coincides with a strong run of recent form as they seek to end a 14-year gold medal drought. In 2013 Italy enjoyed podium finishes in every competition they entered. The team took gold in the Mediterranean Games, silver in the European Championship and bronzes in the World League and the Grand Champions Cup.

The Italians boast a track record of success dating back to a bronze medal at the 1948 European Championship, which they hosted. However, it was only in the early 1970s that Italy became a major force in the sport. They won a bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. Then came a 15-year period of domination under the guidance of Julio Velasco. From 1989 to 2005, Italy won three FIVB World Championship, one FIVB World Cup, six European Championships, eight FIVB World Leagues and three Olympic medals (silver in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000, silver in Athens 2004). More recently they claimed yet another bronze medal at London 2012.

Coach profile

Mauro Berruto has coached club teams in his native Italy and Greece and led the Finland men’s team from 2005 to 2010. He was named Finland's coach of the year in 2007. Berruto was appointed head coach of the Italian men’s side in 2010 and guided them to bronze medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2013 World League in Argentina. The team also won silver at both the 2011 and 2013 European Championships. Berruto won a Greek league title in 2008 as coach of Panathinaikos. His current role includes duties as technical director of Italy's youth teams. Berruto is a successful businessman who owns a Finnish-based production company. He is in much demand as a motivational speaker.