2009 transfer news

  • Peter Zapletal to Kastamonu Bozkurt
    Ryan Burrow to Kastamonu Bozkurt
    Benjamin Pipes to Tenerife
    Huib Den Boer to Generali Haching
    Dmitriy Vdovin to Appollon Kalamaris
    Oliver Lamoise to Narbonne

  • Frantisek Ogurcak (Slovakian NT, attacker, Bassano Volley, also ex-Roeselare) signed a deal with RPA-LuigiBacchi.it Perugia. The attacking options Andrea Sartoretti will have for the new season there are quite impressive - Ogurcak, Savani, Cernic, Nemec, Stokr...

  • Matti Oivanen (Mikko's brother) , middle blocker of the Finnish NT, from Beauvais to Piacenza.
    Mory Sidibé, french opposite (best scorer of the 2007 junior European Championship), from St Brieuc to Kastamonu Bozkurt.



  • Lokomotiv Novosibirsk continues with the super squad selection. The new signing in Novosibirsk is David Lee (USA NT, middle-blocker, Trenkwalder Modena). He is the second foreigner in the team after William Priddy, thus making the exact number of foreigners allowed since Hector Soto already left for Turkey.


    Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Belgorod signed a Ukrainian setter and part of the Ukraine NT Dmitriy Storozhilov (23-year-old, 197 cm) from Lokomotiv Kharkiv.

  • Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia with a new middle-blocker - the Italian NT player Luca Tencati (30-year-old, Trenkwalder Modena).

  • The newcomers Esse-ti Carilo Loreto signed a contract with the ex-Sisley Treviso middle-blocker Enrico Cester (21-year-old, 204 cm, Citta di Castello).

  • Guillermo FALASCA in SGK ANKARA/TURKEY.

  • Copra Nordmeccanica Piacenza signed Valdir Sequeira (Portuguese NT, 28-year-old, opposite, Stamplast Martina Franca). As far as I know, Christian Pampel and Guillermo Falasca won't stay in Piacenza next season, so if Leo Marshall continues playing as an opposite, Sequeira might be a good alternative.

  • Christian Pampel won't play for Piacenza next season. He goes to South Korea "Gumi LIG Isurance greaters"

  • Dinamo Moscow renewed contract with Sergey Grankin and Alexander Volkov...

  • kuraf_veiga: Dude, just was checking out your favorite players and noticed Henrique. Whatever happen to that guy? He used to be a starting middle blocker for the national team right? Remember him having excellent technique and possessing a really easy looking jump serve (and it had a really low fault rate).

  • kuraf_veiga: Dude, just was checking out your favorite players and noticed Henrique. Whatever happen to that guy? He used to be a starting middle blocker for the national team right? Remember him having excellent technique and possessing a really easy looking jump serve (and it had a really low fault rate).

    hi!! I think Henrique has not been invited to NT since he was cut off from it before 2004 Olympics...he plays for brazialian club Vivo Minas (same team of Andre Nascimento) ...he is still very good at serving , though his skills in attacking and blocking are not that good compared to brazialian current middle-blockers. ..more: he is only 2m high, wich is not much for present volleyball ( Lucao is 2,14m high , Thiago Barth 2,09m , Rodrigao 2,05m)..

  • Paolo Cozzi (Italian NT, middle-blocker, Tonno Callipo Vibo Valentia) is the new signing of Prisma Taranto.



    There are also some rumours regarding players switching teams in Italian Serie A:



    Francesco Biribanti (opposite, Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo) is wanted by his former coach Silvano Prandi in Trenkwalder Modena...


    Dragan Travica (setter, Trenkwalder Modena) wanted by Sisley Treviso...


    Daniel Howard (middle-blocker, Acqua Paradiso Gabeca Montichiari) wanted by Marmi Lanza Verona...


    Lorenzo Perazzolo (opposite, Antonveneta Padova) wanted by Acqua Paradiso Gabeca Montichiari...


    Andrea Semenzato (middle-blocker, Marmi Lanza Verona) wanted by Acqua Paradiso Gabeca Montichiari...



    I will be able to confirm any of the rumours when I see official articles with any of the transfers :)

  • Polish Outside hitter Michal Kubiak signed in Israeli champions Maccabi Tel-Aviv and will be playing in the Challenge cup this up coming season

  • Bram Van den Dries (opposite, 20yrs old, precura antwerpen) signs in with Modena (4 yrs) but plays the first year for Andreoli Latina (on loan).


    Ivan Contreras (opposite, Ziraat Bankasi Ankar) back to Knack Randstadt Roeselare (1yr)

  • Allan Van De loo signed in SCC Berlin

  • Some transfers from Italy:


    Esse-ti Carilo Loreto signed the experienced Rodrigo Freitas (Brazil, 34-year-old, attacker, Tigre Unisul (Brazil)).


    Prisma Taranto with another new middle-blocker after the announcement of Paolo Cozzi's arrival. This time the new guy is Alberto Elia (Italy, 24-year-old, middle-blocker, M.Roma Volley).


    After all the information regarding Juan Carlos Barcala (Spanish NT, 25-year-old, opposite, Unicaja Almeria) moving to AEK Athens, he's been confirmed today as a new signing of Antonveneta Padova!!!

  • Juan Carlos Barcala will be replaced in Almeria by the Canadian NT opposite: Dallas Soonias (coming from Montpellier).

  • Andrea Sala (Italian NT, middle-blocker, Acqua Paradiso Gabeca Montichiari) confirmed as a new player of Itas Diatec Trentino!