Natalya Mammadova

Natalya Aleksandrovna Mammadova (Ukrainian: Наталія Мамедова; born 2 December 1984) is a retired Ukrainian and Azerbaijani volleyball player. Natalya played as an outside hitter and is widely recognized as one of the best players of her generation, as well as the most successful Azerbaijani volleyball player. Natalya represented Azerbaijan national team from 2004 until 2018 and is one of the most capped players in the history of the country. She announced her retirement from volleyball in May 2021.

Natalya Mammadova
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Mammadova with Rabita Baku in 2012
Personal information
Full nameNatalya Aleksandrovna Mammadova-Skazka
NationalityUkrainian
Azerbaijani
Born (1984-12-02) 2 December 1984 (age 37)
Donetsk, Ukraine, USSR
HometownBaku, Azerbaijan
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Spike330 cm (130 in)
Block302 cm (119 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside hitter/Opposite
Career
YearsTeams
2002–2003
2003–2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2006–2007
2007–2008
2007–2008
2008–2009
2009–2010
2010–2011
2012–2014
2014–2017
2017–2018
2018
2019
2020
2020–2021
Zarechie Odintsovo
Azerrail Baku
Voléro Zürich
Azerrail Baku
Bigmat Sanpaolo Chieri
Voléro Zürich
İcaro Palma
Türk Telekom Ankara
Dinamo Krasnodar
Rabita Baku
Omichka Omsk
Voléro Zürich
WVC Dynamo Kazan
Altay VC
Liaoning women's volleyball team
Jakarta Pertamina Energy
Volero le Cannet
National team
2004–2018Azerbaijan

CareerEdit

Natalya won the League Round "Best Scorer" award three seasons in a row, from 2004/05[1] with Azerrail Baku also winning the League Round "Best Attacker"; in 2005/06[2] and the 2006/07.[3]

Mammadova lost the final game at the 2010–11 CEV Champions League Final Four with her team Rabita Baku, finishing as Runner-up and winning the "Best Server" award.[4]

Mammadova won the bronze medal at the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship,[5] playing with the Swiss club Voléro Zürich.

AwardsEdit

IndividualsEdit

  • 2004–05 CEV Indesit Champions League League Round "Best Scorer"
  • 2004–05 CEV Indesit Champions League League Round "Best Attacker"
  • 2005–06 CEV Indesit Champions League League Round "Best Scorer"
  • 2006 Swiss Championship Finals "Best Scorer"
  • 2006–07 CEV Indesit Champions League League Round "Best Scorer"
  • 2007 "European Player of the Year"
  • 2007 Swiss Championship "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2007 Swiss Championship "Best Scorer"
  • 2007 Swiss Cup "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2009–10 Russian Superleague "Best Scorer"
  • 2010–11 CEV Champions League Final Four "Best Server"
  • 2010–11 Azerbaijan Superleague "Best Spiker"
  • 2011–12 Azerbaijan Superleague "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2012–13 Russian Superleague "Best Scorer"
  • 2017 Russian Cup "Most Valuable Player"

ClubsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIVB. "CEV awards best players of League round". Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  2. ^ CEV. "Playoff pairings decided". Archived from the original on 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  3. ^ CEV. "Mammadova, Wlazly and Moculescu honoured in Vienna". Archived from the original on 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  4. ^ CEV. "VakifGunesTTelekom completes Turkish fairy tale in Istanbul". Archived from the original on 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  5. ^ "Volero get it right on third try". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.

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