Gennadi Volnov

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.

Gennadi Volnov
Personal information
Born(1939-11-28)November 28, 1939
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
DiedJuly 15, 2008(2008-07-15) (aged 68)
Moscow, Russia
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
Playing career1957–1972
PositionPower forward
Career history
1957–1958Spartak Moscow
1958–1970CSKA Moscow
1971Petrel Moscow
1972Dynamo Moscow
Career highlights and awards

Club careerEdit

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).

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