Italy women's national volleyball team

The Italy women's national volleyball team is governed by the Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (FIPAV). The team's biggest victories were the Gold Medal at the 2002 FIVB Women's World Championship, being the first team to break the domination of Russia, Cuba, China and Japan, and the 2007 and the 2011 World Cup, winning 21 out of the 22 matches in both tournaments.

Italy
AssociationFIPAV
ConfederationCEV
Head coachDavide Mazzanti
FIVB ranking8 (as of September, 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (First in 2000)
Best result5th (2004, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1978)
Best result (2002)
World Cup
Appearances4 (First in 1999)
Best result (2007, 2011)
European Championship
Appearances24 (First in 1951)
Best result (2007, 2009)
www.federvolley.it (in Italian)

Palmarès

CompetitionTotal
Olympic Games 0000
World Championship 1102
World Cup 2002
World Grand Champions Cup 1001
World Grand Prix 0347
European Championship 2237
Universiade 2103
Mediterranean Games 71210
Total158932

Results

Summer Olympics

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
1964 Did Not Qualify
1968
1972
1976
1980
1984
1988
1992
1996
2000 Group 9th Place 5 1 4 7 12 Squad
2004 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 14 6 Squad
2008 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 14 7 Squad
2012 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 15 8 Squad
2016 Group stage 9th Place 5 1 4 4 12 Squad
2020 Qualified
Total0 Title6/14

World Championship

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
1952 Did Not Enter
1956
1960
1962
1967
1970 Did Not Qualify
1974
1978 20th Place Squad
1982 15th Place Squad
1986 9th Place Squad
1990 10th Place Squad
1994 14th Place Squad
1998 5th Place Squad
2002 Final Round Champions Squad
2006 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
2010 5th Place Squad
2014 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
2018 Final Round Runner-up Squad
Total1 Title11/18

World Cup

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
1973 Did Not Qualify
1977
1981
1985
1989
1991
1995
1999 7th Place Squad
2003 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
2007 Final Round Champions Squad
2011 Final Round Champions Squad
2015 Did Not Qualify
Total2 Titles4/12

World Grand Prix

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

World Grand Prix record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
1993 Did Not Enter
1994 8th Place Squad
1995 Did Not Enter
1996
1997 6th Place Squad
1998 5th Place Squad
1999 Semi Finals 4th Place Squad
2000 7th Place Squad
2001 Did Not Qualified
2002
2003 5th Place Squad
2004 Final Round Runners Up Squad
2005 Final Round Runners Up Squad
2006 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
2007 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
2008 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
2009 Did Not Qualified
2010 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
2011 7th Place Squad
2012 10th Place Squad
2013 5th Place Squad
2014 9th Place Squad
2015 5th Place Squad
2016 8th place 9 4 5 19 19 Squad
2017 Final Round Runners Up 13 8 5 28 22 Squad
Total0 Titles19/25

FIVB Nations League

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
2018 Preliminary Round7th151053422Squad
Total 1/1

European Championship

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Mediterranean Games

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

Mediterranean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
1975 Runners Up Squad
1979 Champions Squad
1983 Champions Squad
1987 Third Place Squad
1991 Champions Squad
1993 Did Not Compete
1997 Champions Squad
2001 Final Round Champions Squad
2005 Semi Finals Third Place Squad
2009 Final Round Champions Squad
2013 Final Round Champions Squad
Total7 Titles10/11

Team

Current squad

The following is the Italian roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Davide Mazzanti

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2017–18 club
1Serena Ortolani7 January 19871.87 m (6 ft 2 in)63 kg (139 lb)320 cm (130 in)240 cm (94 in) Monza
3Carlotta Cambi28 May 19961.77 m (5 ft 10 in)66 kg (146 lb)302 cm (119 in)292 cm (115 in) Pesaro
5Ofelia Malinov29 February 19961.85 m (6 ft 1 in)70 kg (150 lb)304 cm (120 in)285 cm (112 in) Bergamo
6Monica De Gennaro8 January 19871.74 m (5 ft 9 in)67 kg (148 lb)292 cm (115 in)217 cm (85 in) Conegliano
7Sylvia Nwakalor12 August 19991.77 m (5 ft 10 in)71 kg (157 lb)318 cm (125 in)290 cm (110 in) Club Italia
10Cristina Chirichella (c)10 February 19941.95 m (6 ft 5 in)79 kg (174 lb)322 cm (127 in)306 cm (120 in) Novara
11Anna Danesi20 April 19961.98 m (6 ft 6 in)78 kg (172 lb)312 cm (123 in)294 cm (116 in) Conegliano
13Sarah Fahr12 September 20011.94 m (6 ft 4 in)84 kg (185 lb)322 cm (127 in)206 cm (81 in) Club Italia
14Elena Pietrini17 March 20001.90 m (6 ft 3 in)73 kg (161 lb)330 cm (130 in)206 cm (81 in) Club Italia
15Marina Lubian11 April 20001.95 m (6 ft 5 in)73 kg (161 lb)318 cm (125 in)300 cm (120 in) Club Italia
16Lucia Bosetti9 July 19891.78 m (5 ft 10 in)63 kg (139 lb)310 cm (120 in)292 cm (115 in) Scandicci
17Miriam Sylla8 January 19951.84 m (6 ft 0 in)80 kg (180 lb)320 cm (130 in)240 cm (94 in) Bergamo
18Paola Egonu18 December 19981.93 m (6 ft 4 in)80 kg (180 lb)344 cm (135 in)321 cm (126 in) Novara
20Beatrice Parrocchiale26 December 19951.68 m (5 ft 6 in)59 kg (130 lb)286 cm (113 in)258 cm (102 in) Firenze

Notable players

References

  1. "MONDIALE FEMMINILE 2018: DOMANI LE AZZURRE PARTONO PER IL GIAPPONE". Federazione Italiana de Pallavolo (in Italian). Retrieved 22 September 2018.
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