Russia’s Kalandadze Signs Contract With Turkish 2nd Division Club

  0 Braden Keith | February 16th, 2017 | Men's Transfers, News, Pro Indoor, Turkish League

Russian hitter Levan Kalandadze has signed a contract to play with Turkish second division side Palandoken, making him at least the 2nd Russian player to jump to Turkey late in the spring transfer window. He transfers there from Greek powerhouse Iraklis Thessaloniki.

The 27-year old 6’10” hitter spikes at 343cm (135in.) and blocks at 338cm (133in.).

In his 9 games this season in Greece, Kalandaze was averaging 5.19 kills/set: the second-highest total in the country among regular players and one of the highest tallies in Europe.

Palandoken currently sits 2nd in the 2nd tier of Turkish volleyball, Torul Genclik after 21 rounds of play. They have 20 wins and just 1 loss so far this season as they quest to break back into the top tier of Turkish volleyball.

Palandoken has a big March 4th game looming against Torul, which if things hold as they are now could be the decider for the league title and a chance at promotion. Torul won in a 3-0 sweep in the teams’ first matchup this season.


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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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