Callipo Vibo Valentia Signs French Pro A’s Leading Scorer and MVP

  0 Bill Stadick | June 23rd, 2018 | French League, Italian League, Men's Transfers, News, Pro Indoor

Morocco native Mohamed Al Hachdadi has transferred from Stade Poitevin Volley Beach in French Pro A to Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia in Italy’s Serie A.

The 6-4 (198 cm) opposite attacker scored 486 points last season in French Pro A play, narrowly edging Montpellier’s Jean Patry (485 points) for the league scoring title. Al Hachdadi was also named the league’s MVP.

The addition of the 27-year-old attacker has led to speculation about the future of last season’s opposite, Ben Patch, although there has been no official word from Vibo Valentia.

Callipo Vibo Valentia finished 12th in the elite SuperLega table last season, finishing with a disappointing 4-22 record. At one of the lowest points during that frustrating campaign, the team’s owner, Fillippo Callipo, publicly called out his players regarding their performance after a loss to Sola Lazio. According to the team’s website, the Italian businessman and politician was “heartbroken, disappointed, embittered and angry.”

Croatian setter Tsimafei Zhukouski has also joined Callipo Vibo Valentia for the new season after transferring from Italy Serie A side, Lube Banca Macerata.

TOP 10 FRENCH PRO A SCORERS (2017-18)

  1. Mohamed Al Hachdadi, Poitiers (486 points)
  2. Jean Patry, Montpellier (485 points)
  3. Herman Eglaskalns, Tours VB (474 points)
  4. Wouter Ter Maat, Paris Volley (444 points)
  5. Vasyl Tupchii, Nice (442 points)
  6. Ronald Jimenez, Tourcoing (442 points)
  7. Marien Moreau, Sete (442 points)
  8. Robin Overbeeke, Nantes (442 points)
  9. Stephen Boyer, Chaumont (442 points)
  10. Jose Luis Gonzalez, Ajaccio (442 points)

 

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