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FIVB Men’s Volleyball Club World Championship
Doha, Qatar
3-8 November 2009

 Press Release
Trentino BetClic of Italy claim Club World Championship gold

The gold medallists Trentino BetClic of Italy

Doha, Qatar, November 8, 2009 - Trentino BetClic of Italy kept the name of the world club kings purely Italian for the fifth time in a row after they overwhelmed PGE Skra Belchatow 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-19) in the final of the FIVB 2009 Men’s Club World Championship here at Aspire Zone Indoor Hall in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. Belchatow became the first Polish club to stand on the podium of this prestigious championship, which was held for the first time in 17 years, gaining the silver medal. Russia returned back to the podium after 20 years - when CSKA Moscow gained the silver in 1989 - following Zenit Kazan’s bronze medal victory over Paykan of Iran 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-16).

The Italian team received their gold medals in presence of the FIVB 2nd Executive Vice President Theofanis  Tsiokris and FIVB Vice President Dr. Ar Elwani as well as FIVB Board members Shanrit Wongprasert and Abdelhadi Ghzali. 

In the past four competitions an Italian club has triumphed. Maxicono Parma won the crown in 1989; Massaggero Ravenna in 1991, and Mediolanum Milano in 1990 and 1992.

Gold medal match - Trentino BetClic bt PGE Skra Belchatow  3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-19)

Trentino BetClic of Italy swept PGE Skra Belchatow 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-19) in the final match which shorter than expected, lasting 78 minutes.

An incredibly solid block was the major factor towards victory for the Italian team as it restricted Belchatow’s attacking strategy throughout the match. Middle blocker Emanuele Birarelli and Andrea Sala with the aid of the side blockers made the difference. Their tight block paved the way for the wings Leandro Vissotto and Matey Kaziyski to fly high and score from various net positions and use the Golden Formula to their advantage. With his 21 points scored in the match Vissotto, with the help of Kaziyski who scored 16 points, was the major attacking weapon for Trentino. Bartosz Kurek topped the scoring for Belchatow with 23 points but didn’t find the right support from his teammates, particularly France’s Stephane Antiga and setter Miguel Falasca from Spain who weren’t on top form.  

Bronze medal match - Zenit Kazan  bt Payaken 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-16)

Zenit Kazan of Russia clinched a straight sets victory over Paykan of Iran 25-13, 25-18, 25-16 in the bronze medal match of the 2009 Men’s Club World Championship at Aspire Zone Indoor Hall in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. Zenit Kazan won the bronze medal while Paykan finished the competition in fourth position.

Zenit wing spiker Maxim Pantelemonenko and opposite Alexey Cheremisin were the stars for Zenit with the blockers Alexander Abrosimov and Nikolai Apalikov who didn’t allow the Iranian team any chance to penetrate and enter into the match throughout the three sets. Pantelemonenko topped scored with 17 points while Cheremisin contributed 12 points. Mohammad Kazem was his team’s best scorer with 11 points.

Individual Prizes
• MVP: Matey Kaziyski (Trentino BetClic)
• Best scorer: Bartosz Kurek (PGE Skra Belchatow)
• Best spiker: Matey Kaziyski (Trentino BetClic)
• Best Server: Osmany Juantorena (Trentino BetClic)
• Best Blocker: Marcin Mozdzonek (PGE Skra Belchatow)
• Best setter: Raphael Olivera (Trentino BetClic)
• Best Libero: Alexey Verbov (Zenit Kazan)

Final Standings
1. Trentino BetClic (Italy)
2. PGE Skra Belchatow (Poland)
3. Zenit Kazan (Russia)
4. Paykan (Iran)
5. Al Arabi (Qatar), Cimed (Brazil), Plataneros of Corozal (Puerto Rico), Zamalek (Egypt)

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