Trentino Volley

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Diatec Trentino
Trentino Volley logo.png
Full nameDiatec Trentino
Trento, Italy
(Capacity: 4,360)
ChairmanItaly Diego Mosna
ManagerItaly Angelo Lorenzetti
LeagueItalian Volleyball League

Diatec Trentino is a professional Italian volleyball team based in Trento, in northern Italy. It plays in the Italian Volleyball League without interruption since 2000. It has won four times the Italian Volleyball League, the Italian Cup, the Italian Super Cup, three consecutive times the CEV Champions League and a record four consecutive times the FIVB Men's Club World Volleyball Championship. In the 2010–11 season it won national, continental and world championship. It was the first team in volleyball history to have done that.

Trentino Volley is a Joint stock company, and its president is Diego Mosna.[1] The company has a budget of 4,500,000 euros and about 225 employees.[2] The actions of the company was awarded at continental level with the acknowledgment Testimonial of the Year at the Sport Business Ambitions Awards 2010 and the awarding of the 2010–11 Champions League Final Four, held at PalaOnda, Bolzano.


European memorial banner


First trophies of Trentino Club

Trentino Volley was founded on May 23, 2000;[3] and two days later, it purchased the rights to play in the Serie A1 (Italy's First Division) from Ravenna, that had retired due to financial problems. The club played its first Serie A1 match in Parma on October 15, 2000, against Maxicono Parma, and was defeated 3–0.[4] The first home match of the Trentino Volley was played on October 22, 2000, against Padova, and the home team came out victorious with a result of 3–2.[5] Trentino Volley are by far the most successful side in the history of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship, having won the title a total of four times. However, the Italian club, founded in 2000 and based in the city of Trento in the northeast of the country, only managed a bronze in 2013, were knocked out during pool play in 2014 (ending up 5th) and missed out on the 2015 edition of the competition. During its first two seasons, the team managed a tenth,[6] and a ninth[7] place finish at the end of the regular season.

Players acquired by the team in his first Italian Serie A years included Lorenzo Bernardi and Andrea Sartoretti. In the summer of 2007 Trentino Volley made substantial purchases, as part of a strategy that would focus on a young team with talented players, such as Serbian Nikola Grbić, Bulgarians Vladimir Nikolov and Matey Kaziyski and Italian Emanuele Birarelli. Itas Trentino Diatec ended the following regular season with a first-place finish, and stepped into the finals. On May 7, 2008 Trentino Volley defeated Piacenza 3–0,[8] to win its first national championship title, and gain access to the CEV Champions League 2008–2009.

Trento run undefeated in the pool stages, with a first-place finish in Group E. On April 5, 2009, at the O2 Arena in Prague, Trento defeated Iraklis Thessaloniki 3–1 in the final.[9] In 2009, the team flew to Doha (Qatar), to compete in the FIVB Men's Club World Volleyball Championship. On Sunday November 8, Trentino Betclic won the final, with a score of 3–0[10] against the Poles of Skra Bełchatów, and became FIVB Club World Champion. In 2010, it won the Italian Cup and then successfully defended its Champions League title with a 3–0 victory (25–12, 25–20, 25–21) over Dynamo Moscow.

Former names[edit]

2000–2001 Itas Gruppo Diatec Trentino
2001–2013 Itas Diatec Trentino
2013–2014 Diatec Trentino
2014–2015 Energy T.I. Diatec Trentino
2015–present Diatec Trentino


Logo club in the Building of the Trentino

Club logos and brand names are composed of a red ball. The eagle is the symbol of the club, Autonomous province of Trento is the club's flag.[11]


Coach history[edit]

Stoytchev with Mosna
Years (seasons) Coach Matches Win Lost Titles won
2000 – 2003 (3) Italy Bruno Bagnoli 88 40 48
2003 – 2005 (2) Italy Silvano Prandi 61 38 23
2005 (1) Italy Andrea Burattini 10 3 7
2005 – 2007 (2) Brazil Radames Lattari 64 31 33
2007 – 2013 (6) Bulgaria Radostin Stoytchev 293 244 49 14 (3x Scudetto.svg 3x Coccarda Coppa Italia.svg 1x Supercoppa italiana di pallavolo maschile.svg 3x Shield of the European Union.svg 4x Gold medal world centered-2.svg)
2013 – 2014 (1) Italy Roberto Serniotti 47 29 18 1x Supercoppa italiana di pallavolo maschile.svg
2014 – 2016 (2) [note 1] Bulgaria Radostin Stoytchev 96 75 21 1x Scudetto.svg
2016 – present Italy Angelo Lorenzetti 156 110 46 1x Coppa CEV trophy.svg 1x Gold medal world centered-2.svg

Notable players[edit]

Individual records[edit]

  • Number of matches
Matches Player Position Seasons
345 Italy Emanuele Birarelli C 2007–2015 (8)
Italy Massimo Colaci L 2010–present (7)
339 Italy Andrea Bari L 2005–2013 (8)
334 Bulgaria Matey Kaziyski R/A 2007–2013 & 2014–16 (8)
252 Italy Filippo Lanza R/A 2011–present (6)
215 Italy Dore Della Lunga R/A 2005–2009 & 2010–2012 (6)
193 Cuba Italy Osmany Juantorena R/A 2009–2013 (4)
191 Poland Łukasz Żygadło A 2008–2012 & 2014–2015 (5)
Brazil Raphael A 2009–2013 (4)
Czech Republic Jan Štokr O 2010–2013 & 2016–2017 (4)
  • Points Record
Points Player Position Seasons
4945 Bulgaria Matey Kaziyski[citation needed] R/A 2007–2013 & 2014–16 (8)
2622 Cuba Italy Osmany Juantorena R/A 2009–2013 (4)
2539 Italy Emanuele Birarelli C 2007–2015 (8)
2535 Czech Republic Jan Štokr O 2010–2013 y 2016–2017 (4)
2301 Italy Filippo Lanza R/A 2011–present (6)
1425 Bulgaria Tsvetan Sokolov O 2009–2012 & 2013–14 (4)
1401 Greece Mitar Djuric [note 2] C/O 2011–2013 & 2014–16 (4)
1362 Brazil Leandro Vissotto O 2008–2010 (2)
1209 Italy Andrea Sartoretti O 2003–2005 (3)
1191 Poland Michał Winiarski R/A 2006–2009 (3


One match in PalaTrento

The PalaTrento arena has always been the place where the club's at home games have been disputed, ever since its opening in 2000 during the first at home game in the history of Trentino Volley (Itas Diatec Trentino-European Padua 3–2 on October 22, 2000), The arena is in the south of the city of Trento on the Ghiaie sport groundsthat also includes the PalaGhiaccio, a football field, and a ballpark.[12]

Kit providers[edit]

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Trentino team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Mikasa


Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Diatec Group other sponsors: Volkswagen, Consorzio Melinda, Dorigoni Trento, Scania, Mediocredito Italiano, McDonald's, Intesa Sanpaolo, Marzadro Distillery, Südtiroler Volksbank, Grand Hotel Trento, Sparco, Forst, Superpoli, Menz & Gasser and Policura.


  1. ^ Total de Stoytchev: 8 temporadas, 389 partidos, 319 ganados, 70 perdidos y 15 títulos ganados.
  2. ^ En la temporada 2014–15 Djuric disputó solamente los playoff sumando 9 partidos y 119 puntos.


  1. ^ "Elezione di Diego Mosna alla lega pallavolo" (in Italian). Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "Intervista a Diego Mosna" (in Italian). Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "Storia dell'Itas Diatec Trentino" (in Italian). Archived from the original on September 26, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  4. ^ " – 1a giornata 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  5. ^ " – 2a giornata 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "Classifica stagione 2000–2001" (in Italian). Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  7. ^ "Classifica stagione 2001–2002" (in Italian). Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  8. ^ "L'Itas è Campione d'Italia" (in Italian). Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  9. ^ "Trento-Salonicco 5 aprile 2009" (in Italian). Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  10. ^ "PGE Skra Bełchatów-Trentino BetClic" (in Italian). Archived from the original on November 11, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  11. ^ "Symbol".
  12. ^ pubblicita, Prima. "BLM Group Arena".

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