Overview

Team profile

Italy

The year 2016 saw Italy claim the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, losing to hosts Brazil in the final in their third unsuccessful shot at Olympic gold after Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004. Nonetheless, Italy have won the FIVB World Championship three times in 1990, 1994 and 1998. More recently they ranked 13th in the 2014 edition in Poland, but failed to make the semifinals on home soil last year, when they finished 5th.
They also failed to make the Final Six in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League, ranking 8th overall. This year Italy are fielding a brand new team of fresh talent in the 2019 VNL.
Although Italy won a bronze medal at the 1948 European Championship it was only in the early 1970s that they became a major force in the sport. They won a bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games before a lengthy period of domination under Julio Velasco’s guidance. From 1989 to 2005, Italy won three World Championships, one World Cup, six European Championships, eight World Leagues and three Olympic medals.
Italy competed in all 28 editions of the FIVB Volleyball World League - a feat matched only by Brazil - completely dominating the first decade of the competition with 8 gold medals in the first 11 editions.

Coach

Blengini Gianlorenzo

Blengini Gianlorenzo

Born in Turin in 1971, Gianlorenzo Blengini was appointed interim head coach of the Italy men's team in 2015 following the departure of Mauro Berruto. But after leading the team to the silver medal at the FIVB World Cup and bronze at the European Championship that same year, he secured the position permanently. He led Italy to silver at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - a record-tying best for the country in the history of the competition. Blengini had previously coached several clubs in Italy and in 2017 led Cucine Lube Civitanova to the Italian Championship and Cup titles.

Staff

  • Team Manager Giretto Giacomo
  • Assistant coach Valentini Antonio
  • Doctor Benelli Piero
  • Physiotherapist Lama Davide Valerio

Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Argentina
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
China
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0