The volleyball players with the same full name

  • If Guangdong Evergrande returns Chinese League A, you will find Liu Ya-nan born in 1997 as a middle-blocker.
    In the history of Chinese volleyball, there are "three Li Ying-s" (a libero, a MB, a OH/OP) and "three Wang Chen-s" (a male OP, a female setter and a female OH).
    I am curious about it around the world.
    :D

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • The are 2 Pablo Guzmán: one from Porto Rico and one from Argentina. :D

    "Voglio i tuoi occhi quando sognerai per farmi rimanere qui"
    "...come la terra la pioggia d'estate"
    "Io ti ho coperto le spalle, scoprendo tutto il mio cuore"
    - Emma :heart::love:

  • In Poland, we had Dominika Nowakowska (born in 1992, MB) and Dominika Nowakowska (born in 1988, OH/L). They are also 2 players called: Aleksandra Sochacka, both born in 1997, both are OH. Aleksandra Sochacka #1 played for Impel Wrocław last season and she got injuried. I don't know where she plays right now. Aleksandra Sochacka #2 plays for American University.

  • There are two Pauline Martin in France (one S and one MB), playing together a few years ago in French junior NT, and now playing again togther in Béziers :lol:

    And there is another Pauline Martin in Belgium, OH from 2002, playing for Dauphines Charleroi.


    In Russia there are two Olga Efimova playing in Sakhalin. And there are two Irina Smirnova: one is the mother of Ksenia Ilchenko and Olympic champion 1988, the other plays for Linamar in Hungary and before that for Monza in Italy.

  • There are a lot of common names in Bulgarian volleyball as well, especially when there is a number of very popular family names in the country. I won't bore you with old players or an exhaustive list of less known ones, but there is a curious case. The name Georgi Petrov could be found more than once in the team rosters in recent seasons. There are 3 people with that name, 2 of them are still active players. The veteran Georgi Petrov (OH), who is now a coach I don't know where, used to play for Levski until a few years ago. He then became coach of the team and assistant in the senior NT and some junior/youth NTs. There are 2 younger players with the name Georgi Petrov and they almost played for the same club. One of them (OPP) is a former player of Neftochimik 2010 and is now competing for Deya Volley Burgas in the second division. Neftochimik 2010 recruited a talented kid Georgi Petrov (OH) for the 2016-2017 campaign (I think he came from Slavia Sofia, not 100% sure), he is the youngest of all those mentioned.

  • Gabriela Guimarães, OH, plays in Rexona and in the NT
    Gabriella Guimarães, also OH, plays in Nestlé


    "High-jump" Gabi's full name is Gabriela Braga Guimarães.
    "Strong" Gabi's full name is Gabriella Guimarães de Souza.
    Their full names are not same in fact.

    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.

  • "High-jump" Gabi's full name is Gabriela Braga Guimarães.
    "Strong" Gabi's full name is Gabriella Guimarães de Souza.
    Their full names are not same in fact.

    But that's how they are known in volleyball world. Brazilians always take both their mother's and father's family name.

  • in Poland dont forget Katarzyna Wysocka (MB, 1981) and (L, 1987)..also Marta Wojcik was some MB in Bialystok for one year..second one is Marta Wojcik-Pluta , setter


    in Slovakia male NT you had 2 Martin Sopko - they are born on the same day (but one is 5 years senior), they are from the same town and lived on the same street and are not relatives

  • Left: Li Rui (李睿, 睿 means intelligent), the middle-blocker of China men's national volleyball team and Team Henan Senior of Chinese League now
    Right: Li Rui (李蕊, 蕊 means stamen or pistil), the outside hitter of China U21 men's national volleyball team and Team Sichuan Junior now

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    My favourite roster of Chinese
    male NT:
    S - Li Run-ming, Zhan Guo-jun
    OP - Dai Qing-yao, Jiang Chuan
    OH - Ji Dao-shuai, Xia Run-tao, Liu Li-bin, Zhang Chen
    MB - Zhang Zhe-jia, Chen Long-hai, Geng Xin
    L - Ren Qi


    female NT:
    S - Ding Xia, Yao Di
    OP - Gong Xiang-yu, Zhang Chang-ning
    OH - Hui Ruo-qi, Zhu Ting, Liu Xiao-tong, Li Jing
    MB - Yuan Xin-yue, Yan Ni, Xu Yun-li
    L - Lin Li


    My avatar is Jiang Chuan. I hope more persons love him.