Italy national volleyball team

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Italy
Nickname(s)Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
AssociationFederazione Italiana Pallavolo (in Italian)
ConfederationCEV
Head coachItalyGianlorenzo Blengini
FIVB ranking11 (as of May 31, 2021)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances11 (First in 1976)
Best resultSilver medal.svg (1996, 2004, 2016)
World Championship
Appearances17 (First in 1949)
Best resultGold (1990, 1994, 1998)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 1989)
Best resultSimple gold cup.svg (1995)
European Championship
Appearances29 (First in 1948)
Best resultGold (1989, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005)
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Italy national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympics
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1990 Brazil
Gold medal – first place 1994 Greece
Gold medal – first place 1998 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1978 Italy
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1995 Japan
Silver medal – second place 2015 Japan
Silver medal – second place 2003 Japan
Silver medal – second place 1989 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Japan
World Grand Champions Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 Japan
Silver medal – second place 2017 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Japan
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Japan
World League
Gold medal – first place 1990 Osaka
Gold medal – first place 1991 Milan
Gold medal – first place 1992 Genoa
Gold medal – first place 1994 Milan
Gold medal – first place 1995 Rio de Janeiro
Gold medal – first place 1997 Moscow
Gold medal – first place 1999 Mar del Plata
Gold medal – first place 2000 Rotterdam
Silver medal – second place 1996 Rotterdam
Silver medal – second place 2001 Katowice
Silver medal – second place 2004 Rome
Bronze medal – third place 1993 São Paulo
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Madrid
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Mar del Plata
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Florence
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1989 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1993 Finland
Gold medal – first place 1995 Greece
Gold medal – first place 1999 Austria
Gold medal – first place 2003 Germany
Gold medal – first place 2005 Italy/Serbia and Montenegro
Silver medal – second place 1991 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2001 Czech Republic
Silver medal – second place 2011 Austria/Czech Republic
Silver medal – second place 2013 Denmark/Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1948 Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Netherlands
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Bulgaria/Italy
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 1970 Turin
Gold medal – first place 2019 Naples
Silver medal – second place 1997 Sicilly
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Edmonton
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Kobe
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Zagreb
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Fukuoka
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Izmir
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1959 Lebanon
Gold medal – first place 1983 Casablanca
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens
Gold medal – first place 2001 Tunis
Gold medal – first place 2009 Pescara
Gold medal – first place 2013 Mersin
Gold medal – first place 2018 Tarragona
Silver medal – second place 1963 Naples
Silver medal – second place 1975 Algiers
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Latakia
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Seattle

The Italy men's national volleyball team is the volleyball national team of Italy. It dominated international volleyball competitions in the 1990s and early 2000s, by winning three World Championships in a row (1990, 1994 and 1998), six European Championships, one World Cup (1995) and eight World League (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2000).

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