YOU DESERVE IT AARON!!!
After 27 years, an American player was named again as the MVP of the FIVB Club World Championship and he is none other than AARON RUSSELL!!! Karch Kiraly was the last one during the 1991 edition two years before Aaron was born.
The 25 year old outside hitter led his Italian club team Trentino Volley last Sunday against another Italian club team Cucine Lube Civitanova.
Russian club team Fakel took home the bronze against Asseco Resovia from Poland.
2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship Dream Team:
• Setter: Simone Gianneli (Trentino)
• Opposite: Tsvetan Sokolov (Lube)
• Middle Blockers: Robertlandy Simon (Lube) & Dragan Stankovic (Lube)
• Outside Hitters: Uros Kovacevic (Trentino) & Dmitry Volkov (Fakel)
• Libero: Jenia Grebennikov (Trentino)
• MVP: Aaron Russell (Trentino)
All the MVPs of the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship since the introduction of the award in 1990:
• 1990 (Milan): Claudio Galli (ITA), Mediolanum Milan (ITA)
• 1991 (Sao Paulo): Karch Kiraly (USA), Il Messaggero Ravenna (ITA)
• 1992 (Treviso): Lorenzo Bernardi (ITA), Sisley Treviso (ITA)
• 2009 (Doha): Matey Kaziyski (BUL), Trentino BetClic Ttrento (ITA)
• 2010 (Doha): Osmany Juantorena (CUB), Trentino BetClic Trento (ITA)
• 2011 (Doha): Osmany Juantorena (CUB), Trentino Diatec Trento (ITA)
• 2012 (Doha): Osmany Juantorena (ITA), Tretino Diatec Trento (ITA)
• 2013 (Betim): Walace de Souza (BRA), Sada Cruzeiro Contagem (BRA)
• 2014 (Belo Horizonte): Dmitriy Muserskiy (RUS), Belogorie Belgorod (RUS)
• 2015 (Betim): Yoandy Leal (CUB), Sada Cruzeiro Contagem (BRA)
• 2016 (Betim): William Arjona (BRA), Sada Cruzeiro Contagem (BRA)
• 2017 (Krakow): Osmany Juantorena (ITA), Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA)
• 2018 (Czestochowa): Aaron Russell (USA), Diatecx Trentino (ITA)
In case you didn’t know, the defending champions Zenit Kazan were eliminated after losing their first 2 matches both in 5 sets and concluded the first round with a 1-2 record.
CONGRATS TO ALL WINNERS AND TEAMS!!!