FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012


 TRE / Trentino Diatec
Trento, Italy  

Team manager Riccardo Michieletto
Coach Radostin Stoytchev
Assistant coach Roberto Serniotti
Assistant coach 2
Doctor Mauro Bertoluzza
Physiotherapist Davide Lama
Journalist Francesco Segala
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  C 1 Matey Kaziyski Kaziyski 23.09.1984 203 98 370 335 BUL
  2   Giacomo Sintini Sintini 16.01.1979 196 85 320 305 ITA
  3 Emanuele Birarelli Birarelli 08.02.1981 202 95 340 316 ITA
  5   Osmany Juantorena Juantorena 12.08.1985 200 85 370 340 ITA
  7 Raphael Vieira De Oliveira Raphael 14.06.1979 190 82 330 306 BRA
  9   Nikolay Uchikov Uchikov 13.04.1986 207 110 355 330 BUL
  10 Filippo Lanza Lanza 03.03.1991 198 98 350 330 ITA
  12   Mitar Tzourits Tzourits 25.04.1989 211 95 360 350 GRE
  L 13 Massimo Colaci Colaci 21.02.1985 180 75 314 306 ITA
  14   Jan Štokr Stokr 16.01.1983 205 112 368 341 CZE
  L 16 Andrea Bari Bari 05.03.1980 185 81 327 310 ITA
  17   Matteo Burgsthaler Burgsthaler 18.02.1981 198 96 350 320 ITA
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Trentino Volley added to their already bulging trophy cabinet over the 2011/2012 season yet again, as Radostin Stoytchev’s side sealed a third FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship title as well as the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup – the only trophy they had not won before.

They missed seizing the “Grand Slam” by a hair's breadth. Macerata, Trentino’s archrival in their domestic league, became Italian champions in 2012 at the end of a thrilling encounter. In the Champions League Trentino failed to claim gold, losing to Zenit Kazan, but they medalled once again.

The Trentino Volley organization includes talented youth teams as well as the seniors, which have displayed some remarkable performances. Last season the youth programme saw more than 150 children playing within the Company. The Under-16 team have claimed two consecutive Italian championships, while the Under-18 and Under-19 squads notched bronze medals.

In 2012/2013, Trentino Volley will take part in five competitions for the second season in a row: Italian National League A1, Italian Cup, CEV Volleyball Champions League, FIVB Men's Club World Championship and the Italian Super Cup.

After the victory last October in Doha, the team wants to stretch its supremacy and add another chapter to its success story. The roster is almost the same as last year, and the starting six is not changed: spikers Juantorena and Kaziyski, middle blockers Birarelli and Djuric, the opposite Stokr, the setter Raphael plus libero Bari.

Stoytchev can count on some talented young players like the spiker Lanza, the middle blocker Valsecchi, the opposite Uchikov and, above all, Sintini – who after a year out fighting cancer is ready to get back on the court.

Coach profile

Trentino coach Radostin Stoytchev has led the team for six seasons, starting in 2007. In that time he has guided them through nearly 250 matches and numerous achievements, including Italian League titles in 2008 and 2011, Italian Cup titles in 2010 and 2012, an Italian Supercup title in 2011, European Champions League titles in 2009, 2010 and 2012, and of course the team’s three Club World Championship titles.

Stoytchev began his coaching career with Slavia Sofia, in Bulgaria, in 2003. In 2005 his team won the Bulgarian Cup, and later that year Stoytchev moved to Russia, where he coached Dinamo Moscow for two years before starting with Trentino. With Dinamo, Stoytchev won the 2006 Russian League and the 2007 Russian Cup.