Volley Bergamo

Volley Bergamo is an Italian women's volleyball club based in Bergamo and currently playing in the Serie A1.

Zanetti Bergamo
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Full nameVolley Bergamo
NicknameFoppa
Rossoblù (red and blues)
Founded1991
GroundPalaNorda, Bergamo, Italy
(Capacity: 2,250)
ChairmanLuciano Bonetti
Head coachDaniele Turino
LeagueFIPAV Women's Serie A1
2018–199th
WebsiteClub home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
2020–21

Previous namesEdit

Due to sponsorship, the club have competed under the following names:

  • Volley Bergamo (1991–1992)
  • Foppapedretti Bergamo (1992–2000)
  • Radio 105 Foppapedretti Bergamo (2000–2006)
  • Play Radio Foppapedretti Bergamo (2006–2007)
  • Foppapedretti Bergamo (2007–2010)
  • Norda Foppapedretti Bergamo (2010–2012)
  • Foppapedretti Bergamo (2012–2018)
  • Zanetti Bergamo (2018– )

HistoryEdit

Beginnings (1991–1994)Edit

Volley Bergamo was founded in 1991 by Mauro Ferraris and first played in the 1991–92 Serie B1 (third tier). In the following season (1992–93) it started a partnership with Foppapedretti and gained promotion to the Serie A2 (second tier). The club gain a second successive promotion in 1993–94 by winning the Serie A2 and being promoted to the Serie A1 (first tier).[1]

Major success (1995–2007)Edit

In 1994–95, its debut season at Serie A1, the club finished in fifth position, earning for the first time qualification for a European competition (CEV Cup).[2] In the following season it won both the Serie A1 and the Coppa Italia for the first time. In the 1996–97 the club won the Serie A1, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup and the CEV Champions League.[3] For the next decade the club became one of the strongest women's volleyball clubs in Europe, winning another five Serie A1 (1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06), two Coppa Italia (1997–98, 2005–06), four Italian Super Cups (1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05), four CEV Champions League (1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2006–07) and one CEV Cup (2003–04).[4]

Recent years (2008–present)Edit

Despite not being as dominant as before, the club after 2008 won the Serie A again (2010–11), the Coppa Italia (2007–08 and 2015–16), the Italian Super Cup (2011–12) and the CEV Champions League (2008–09 and 2009–10).[4] It is the most successful Italian team in the CEV Champions League history with 7 titles and the second most successful team in Serie A history with 8 titles, having never being relegated since its debut in the 1994–95 season.[5]

TeamEdit

Season 2020–2021, as of February 2021.[6][7]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1   Juliann Faucette Opposite 1.90 85 (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 31)
6   Stephanie Enright Outside Hitter 1.79 56 (1990-12-15) 15 December 1990 (age 30)
7   Vittoria Prandi Setter 1.80 63 (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 26)
8   Eleonora Fersino Libero 1.69 62 (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 21)
9   Francesca Marcon Outside Hitter 1.80 65 (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 37)
10   Katarina Luketić Opposite 1.90 70 (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 22)
13   Beta Dumančić Middle blocker 1.89 75 (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 (age 29)
14   Natalia Valentín Setter 1.70 61 (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 31)
15   Giorgia Faraone Libero 1.68 54 (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 26)
16   Khalia Lanier Outside hitter 1.86 82 (1998-09-19) 19 September 1998 (age 22)
17   Sara Loda Outside Hitter 1.78 75 (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 30)
18   Gaia Moretto Middle blocker 1.92 74 (1994-09-18) 18 September 1994 (age 26)
24   Giulia Mio Bertolo Middle blocker 1.87 72 (1995-05-24) 24 May 1995 (age 25)

Notable playersEdit

Retired numbers

Head coachesEdit

HonoursEdit

National competitionsEdit

1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2010–11
1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2015–16
  •   Italian Super Cup: 6
1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2011–12

International competitionsEdit

1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10
2003–04
1996
1998 (January)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Storia". Volley Bergamo (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ "1995/96 CEV CUP - Volley Bergamo". CEV. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ "CHAMPION WOMEN - EC 96/97 - Final". CEV. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "ALBO D'ORO". Volley Bergamo (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Volley Bergamo - Squads by season". Lega Pallavolo Seria A Femminile (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Team". Volley Bergamo (in Italian). Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  7. ^ "2017-18 Foppapedretti Bergamo Team". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 4 September 2017.

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