Italian Men’s League Among Best In The World With 74 National Teamers

  0 Carly DeMarque | December 06th, 2017 | Italian League, News, Pro Indoor

The Italian Men’s League is undoubtedly one of the strongest men’s leagues in the world, but could it quite possibly be the best? 74 players in the league have at some point this 2017 season been an active member of their nations national team, making Italy a tough place to play volleyball.

Out of all teams in the league, Sir Safety Conad Perugia has the most with 11 players having national team ties in 2017.

The sheer numbers and the talent that come from the national team members from around the world have shown in the top teams in the league. Cucine Lube Civitanova has a solid all-around team that has landed them in the first-place position in the league, ahead of Sir Safety Conad Perugia.

Next up is Azimut Modena, who reeled in some of the best players from around the world including France’s Earvin Ngapeth, Brazil’s Bruno Rezende, Slovenia’s Tine Urnaut and USA’s Max Holt. Despite such a stacked lineup, Modena has found themselves at two losses for the season and in third place in the league. With that much talent, it can be hard to balance it out evenly around the court to compete with other high-level competitors in the league.

Diatec Trentino is another team with a well-balanced offense that has found themselves struggling this year. The squad has a strong Italian hitter in Filippo Lanza along with Canada’s Nicholas Hoag who has produced big numbers for the club this season.

Italy has the most amount of national teamers on Italian league teams, while Team USA comes in second with 11. France, Slovenia and Serbia each contribute five national team members to the league while the rest of the countries have three or less in the league.

Country Breakdown

Argentina 2
Austria 2
Belgium 3
Brazil 2
Bulgaria 3
Cameroon 1
Canada 3
Chinese Taipei 1
Croatia 2
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 1
Estonia 1
Finland 1
France 5
Germany 2
Greece 2
Iran 1
Israel 1
Italy 16
Japan 1
The Netherlands 1
Puerto Rico 1
Serbia 5
Slovenia 5
USA 11

Full List of National Team Players In Italy

Azimut Modena
Player Country
Bruno Rezende Brazil
Giulio Sabbi Italy
Earvin Ngapeth France
Tine Urnaut Slovenia
Daniele Mazzone Italy
Max Holt USA
Salvatore Rossini Italy
BCC Castellana Grotte
Player Country
Georgios Tzioumakas Greece
Biosi Indexa Sora
Player Country
Georgi Seganov Bulgaria
Rasmus Nielsen Breuning Denmark
Bunge Ravenna
Player Country
Nicolas Marechal France
Gabriel Cristian Poglajen Argentina
Paul Buchegger Austria
Titian Mazzone Italy
Calzedonia Verona
Player Country
Mitar Djuric Greece
Stephen Maar Canada
Thomas Jaeschke USA
Alen Pajenk Slovenia
Nicola Pesaresi Italy
Toncek Stern Slovenia
Mohannadjavad Manavinejad Iran
Cucine Lube Civitanova
Player Country
Micah Christenson USA
Tsvetan Sokolov Bulgaria
Davide Candellaro Italy
Dragan Stankovic Serbia
Jenia Grebennikov France
Tsimafei Zhukouski Croatia
Taylor Sander USA
Diatec Trentino
Player Country
Simone Giannelli Italy
Luca Vettori Italy
Filippo Lanza Italy
Uros Kovacevic Serbia
Eder Carbonera Brazil
Renee Teppan Estonia
Nicholas Hoag Canada
Jan Kozamernik Serbia
Gi Group Monza
Player Country
Kawika Shoji USA
Simon Hirsch Germany
Jake Langlois USA
Simone Buti Italy
Brett James Walsh Canada
Michal Finger Czech Republic
Kioene Padova
Player Country
Luigi Randazzo Italy
Revivre Milano
Player Country
Nimir Abdel-Aziz The Netherlands
Kevin Klinkenberg Belgium
Klemen Cebulj Slovenia
Taylor Averill USA
Matteo Piano Italy
Ruben Schott Germany
Angel Javier Perez Rivera Puerto Rico
Sir Safety Conad Perugia
Player Country
Luciano De Cecco Argentina
Aleksandar Atanasijevic Serbia
Ivan Zaytsev Italy
Aaron Russell USA
Marko Podrascanin Serbia
Massimo Colaci Italy
James Shaw USA
Leo Andric Croatia
Alexander Berger Austria
Fabio Ricci Italy
Tommi Siirila Finland
Top Volley Latina
Player Country
Yuki Ishikawa Japan
Nicolas Le Goff France
Erik Shoji USA
Huang Pei-Hung Chinese Taipei
Jakub Kovac Slovenia
Vibo Valentia
Player Country
Ben Patch USA
Francois Lecat Belgium
Oleg Antonov Italy
Pieter Verhees Belgium
Wixo LPR Piancenza
Player Country
Trevor Clevenot France
Viktor Yosifov Bulgaria
Yvan Arthur Kody Cameroon
Tamir Avraham Hershko Israel


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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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