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Angelina Grün (born 2 December 1979 in Dushanbe, Soviet Union (now capital of Tajikistan) is an ex German volleyball player, who was a member of the German Women's Team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.[1] Grün also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.[2]

Angelina Grün
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Angelina Grün
Personal information
Full nameAngelina Grün
NicknameAngelina Gruen
NationalityGermany
Born (1979-12-02) 2 December 1979 (age 39)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (then Soviet Union)
HometownCologne
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Spike309 cm (122 in)
Block287 cm (113 in)
Volleyball information
PositionWing Spiker
Current clubRabita Baku
Number15
National team
1997–2006, 2011–2017Germany
Last updated: November 2017

Contents

CareerEdit

A ninth-time consecutive German Volleyball Player of the Year (2000–2008), she played in Turkey for VakıfBank Güneş Sigorta Istanbul for the 2008–2009 season.[3]

After winning the European Champions League with the Italian team Foppapedretti Bergamo in 2007 for a second time after 2005, Grün was honored "Most Valuable Player" of the tournament.[4]

Starting her career in Münster, Germany, where she won the national title in 1997 and the Cup in 2000, she won several Italian Cups (2002, 2006), Championships (2004, 2006) and the CEV Cup (2002 and 2004).[5][6][7][8]

She was awarded Volleyball-Award 2010, by the Germany Volleyball Association for her services to the sport.[9][10] In April 2010 she decided to retire from indoor volleyball and switched to beach volleyball, partnering Rieke Brink-Abeler[11] playing the 2010 and 2011 Swatch FIVB World Tour.[12]

But she returned to indoor volleyball and played with her national team in the 2011 FIVB World Cup[13] and later played with the Russian club Dinamo Moscow[14] winning the 2011 Russian Cup[15] where she was the Most Valuable Player[16] and the 2011–12 Russian Championship silver medal, being also elected the best player in the Russian league that season.[17]

Grün won the silver medal and the Best Server award in the 2012 FIVB Club World Championship, playing with the Azerbaijani club Rabita Baku.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

She has been married to volleyball player Stefan Hübner since 2012. The couple has two sons, Jakob (born 2014) and Benjamin (born 2017).[19]

ClubsEdit

AwardsEdit

IndividualsEdit

ClubsEdit

  • 1997 German Championship – Champion, with USC Münster
  • 2002 CEV Cup – Champion, with Volley Modena
  • 2003 Italian Supercup – Champion, with Volley Modena
  • 2004 CEV Cup – Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2004 Italian Championship Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2005 Champions League – Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2004 Italian Championship Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2006 Italian Cup – Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2006 Italian Championship Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2007 Champions League – Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2008 Italian Cup – Champion, with Foppapedretti Bergamo
  • 2011 Russian Cup – Champion, with Dinamo Moscow
  • 2011–12 Russian Championship – Runner-Up, with Dinamo Moscow
  • 2012 FIVB Club World Championship – Runner-Up, with Rabita Baku
  • 2012–13 CEV Champions League – Runner-Up, with Rabita Baku

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NBC Sports. "Thorpe triumphs in 200-meter showdown". Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  2. ^ Buzzle. "Olympics: USA women hold off Germany, net first Athens win". Retrieved 15 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ CEV. "Defending champion Colussi Perugia seeks for more glory and opens against Pila". Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  4. ^ CEV. "Bergamo win Champions' League for fifth time!". Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  5. ^ CEV. "Edison Volley Modena (ITA) wins women's CEV CUP". Archived from the original on 5 August 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  6. ^ CEV. "CEV CUP WOMEN – 2001/2002". Retrieved 9 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ CEV. "Italian Foppapedretti Bergamo Takes Women's CEV CUP". Archived from the original on 18 October 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  8. ^ CEV. "CEV CUP WOMEN – 2003/2004". Retrieved 9 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ FIVB. "German legend Grün honoured with award". Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  10. ^ Germany Volleyball Association. "Volleyball-Award 2010 für Angelina Grün" (in German). Retrieved 14 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Angelina Grün discusses her new life as Beach Volleyball player". voleybolunsesi.com. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Angelina Grün". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Angelina Grün returns with magic touch". Okayama, Japan: FIVB. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Splendid debut for Angelina Grün as Dinamo scores win in Beograd". Beograd, Serbia: CEV. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Кубок России 2011" [The Cup of Russia 2011] (in Russian). Dinamo Moscow. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Gruen Angelina" (in Italian). Lega Pallavolo Serie A Femminile. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Goncharova awarded the best player of Superleague second year in a row". russiavolley.com. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Trentino Diatec and Sollys Nestle crowned in Doha". Doha, Qatar: FIVB. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  19. ^ "Stefan und Angelina Hübner haben Zeit für Herzenssachen". Weser-Kurier (in German). 6 March 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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Awards
Preceded by
Judith Flemig
German Volleyball Player of the Year
2000–2008
Succeeded by
Christiane Fürst
Preceded by
  Bahar Toksoy
Best Server of
FIVB Club World Championship

2012
Succeeded by
Not awarded