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
Federazione Italiana Pallavolo.svg
AssociationFIPAV
ConfederationCEV
Head coachDavide Mazzanti
FIVB ranking10 (as of 12 June 2021)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 2000)
Best result5th (2004, 2008, 2012)
World Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1978)
Best resultGold (2002)
World Cup
Appearances4 (First in 1999)
Best resultSimple gold cup.svg (2007, 2011)
European Championship
Appearances26 (First in 1951)
Best resultGold (2007, 2009, 2021)
www.federvolley.it (in Italian)
The women's national team with the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

PalmarèsEdit

Competition       Total
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
World Championship 1 1 0 2
World Cup 2 0 0 2
World Grand Champions Cup 1 0 0 1
World Grand Prix 0 3 4 7
European Championship 3 2 3 8
Universiade 2 1 0 3
Mediterranean Games 7 1 2 10
Total 16 8 9 33

ResultsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

  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 1st Round 9th 5 1 4 7 12 Squad
  2004 Quarterfinals 5th 6 4 2 14 6 Squad
  2008 Quarterfinals 5th 6 4 2 14 7 Squad
  2012 Quarterfinals 5th 6 4 2 15 8 Squad
  2016 1st Round 9th 5 1 4 4 12 Squad
  2020 Quarterfinals 6th 6 3 3 11 10 Squad
Total 0 Title 6/14 30 17 13 55 55

World ChampionshipEdit

  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 1st Round 20th 9 3 6 12 18 Squad
  1982 1st Round 15th 8 4 4 16 15 Squad
  1986 2nd Round 9th 8 3 5 10 18 Squad
  1990 1/8 Finals 10th 6 2 4 7 14 Squad
  1994 1st Round 13th 3 0 3 3 9 Squad
  1998 2nd Round 5th 8 5 3 17 9 Squad
  2002 Final 1st 11 9 2 30 9 Squad
  2006 Semi Finals 4th 11 8 3 22 10 Squad
  2010 2nd Round 5th 11 8 3 28 13 Squad
  2014 Semi Finals 4th 13 10 3 35 13 Squad
  2018 Final 2nd 13 11 2 36 13 Squad
Total 1 Title 11/18 101 63 38 216 141

World CupEdit

  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 11 5 6 19 21 Squad
  2003 - 4th 11 7 4 22 14 Squad
  2007 - 1st 11 11 0 33 2 Squad
  2011 - 1st 11 10 1 31 8 Squad
  2015 Did Not Qualify
  2019 Did Not Qualify
Total 2 Titles 4/13 44 33 11 105 45

World Grand PrixEdit

  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 1st Round 8th 9 2 7 12 22 Squad
  1995 Did Not Enter
  1996
  1997 1st Round 6th 9 4 5 15 21 Squad
  1998 1st Round 5th 9 4 5 14 21 Squad
  1999 Semifinals 4th 8 3 5 13 18 Squad
  2000 1st Round 7th 11 2 9 10 30 Squad
  2001 Did Not Qualified
  2002
  2003 Final Round 5th 10 3 7 19 25 Squad
  2004 Final 2nd 13 8 5 29 23 Squad
  2005 Final Round 2nd 14 9 5 32 16 Squad
  2006 Semifinals 3rd 13 9 4 31 18 Squad
  2007 Semifinals 3rd 14 9 5 33 21 Squad
  2008 Semifinals 3rd 14 10 4 33 22 Squad
  2009 Did Not Qualified
  2010 Semifinals 3rd 14 8 6 30 22 Squad
  2011 2nd Round 7th 13 8 5 27 24 Squad
  2012 1st Round 10th 9 4 5 16 19 Squad
  2013 Final Round 5th 14 8 6 31 23 Squad
  2014 1st Round 10th 9 5 4 18 18 Squad
  2015 Final Round 5th 14 7 7 26 27 Squad
  2016 1st Round 8th 9 4 5 19 19 Squad
  2017 Final 2nd 13 8 5 28 22 Squad
Total 0 Titles 19/25 219 115 104 436 411

FIVB Nations LeagueEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  2018 First Round 7th 15 10 5 34 22 Squad
  2019 Final Round 6th 17 11 6 40 27 Squad
  2021 First Round 12th 15 4 11 24 35 Squad
Total 0 Titles 3/3 47 25 22 98 84

European ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place

Mediterranean GamesEdit

  • 1975  silver medal
  • 1979  gold medal
  • 1983  gold medal
  • 1987  bronze medal
  • 1991  gold medal
  • 1997  gold medal
  • 2001  gold medal
  • 2005  bronze medal
  • 2009  gold medal
  • 2013  gold medal
  • 2018 — 5th

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Italian roster in the 2021 European Championship.

Head coach: Davide Mazzanti

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2020–21 club
3 Alessia Gennari 3 November 1991 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 284 cm (112 in)   Futura Volley Busto Arsizio
4 Sara Bonifacio 3 July 1996 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 324 cm (128 in) 244 cm (96 in)   AGIL Novara
5 Ofelia Malinov 29 February 1996 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in)   Savino Del Bene Scandicci
6 Monica De Gennaro 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 217 cm (85 in)   Imoco Conegliano
8 Alessia Orro 18 July 1998 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 308 cm (121 in) 231 cm (91 in)   Pro Victoria Monza
10 Cristina Chirichella 10 February 1994 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 306 cm (120 in)   AGIL Novara
11 Anna Danesi 20 April 1996 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 294 cm (116 in)   Pro Victoria Monza
13 Sarah Fahr 12 September 2001 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Imoco Conegliano
14 Elena Pietrini 17 March 2000 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Savino Del Bene Scandicci
15 Sylvia Nwakalor 12 August 1999 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 312 cm (123 in)   Azzurra Volley San Casciano
17 Miriam Sylla (c) 8 January 1995 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 240 cm (94 in)   Imoco Conegliano
18 Paola Egonu 18 December 1998 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Imoco Conegliano
20 Beatrice Parrocchiale 26 December 1995 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 296 cm (117 in) 213 cm (84 in)   Azzurra Volley San Casciano
24 Alessia Mazzaro 19 September 1998 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 284 cm (112 in)   Chieri '76 Volleyball
29 Sofia D'Odorico 6 January 1997 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 302 cm (119 in)   AGIL Novara

Previous squadsEdit

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
1 Serena Ortolani 7 January 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 240 cm (94 in)   Monza
3 Carlotta Cambi 28 May 1996 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 292 cm (115 in)   Pesaro
5 Ofelia Malinov 29 February 1996 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in)   Bergamo
6 Monica De Gennaro 8 January 1987 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 217 cm (85 in)   Conegliano
7 Sylvia Nwakalor 12 August 1999 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Club Italia
10 Cristina Chirichella (c) 10 February 1994 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Novara
11 Anna Danesi 20 April 1996 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 294 cm (116 in)   Conegliano
13 Sarah Fahr 12 September 2001 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 322 cm (127 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Club Italia
14 Elena Pietrini 17 March 2000 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Club Italia
15 Marina Lubian 11 April 2000 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Club Italia
16 Lucia Bosetti 9 July 1989 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 292 cm (115 in)   Scandicci
17 Miriam Sylla 8 January 1995 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 240 cm (94 in)   Bergamo
18 Paola Egonu 18 December 1998 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Novara
20 Beatrice Parrocchiale 26 December 1995 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 258 cm (102 in)   Firenze

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit