Gennadi Georgievich Volnov (Russian: Геннадий Георгиевич Вольнов, November 28, 1939 – July 15, 2008) was a Russian basketball player who played for the senior Soviet Union national basketball team from the late 1950s, to the early 1970s. He was born in Moscow. He was among the 105 player nominees for the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors list.
|Born||November 28, 1939|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||July 15, 2008 (aged 68)|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Volnov played with Spartak Moscow (1957–1958). He spent most of his club career playing with CSKA Moscow (1958–1970). While playing with CSKA and the Russian and Moscow unified teams, he won 10 Soviet League championships (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, and 1970) and 3 EuroLeague championships (1961, 1963, and 1969).
Soviet national teamEdit
Volnov won the gold medal while playing with the senior Soviet Union national basketball team at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games. He also won two silver medals at the Summer Olympics (1960 and 1964). He also won a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games.
In addition, Volnov also won a gold medal at the 1967 FIBA World Championship, a bronze medal at the 1963 FIBA World Championship, and six EuroBasket gold medals (1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, and 1969).