Juantorena makes comeback for 4th MVP award


Osmany Juantorena was named MVP of the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship.

Krakow, Poland, December 17, 2017 - After five years and for the fourth time in the history of the competition, Cucine Lube Civitanova spiker Osmany Juantorena has been named Most Valuable Player at the 2017 FIVB Men's Club World Championship in Krakow. He heads a Dream Team of the top players of the competition.

Outside hitters: Wilfredo Leon (Zenit Kazan) & Yoandy Leal (Sada Cruzeiro)
Middle blockers: Alexey Samoylenko (Zenit Kazan) & Robertlandy Simon (Sada Cruzeiro)
Opposite: Tsvetan Sokolov (Cucine Lube Civitanova)
Setter: Alexander Butko (Zenit Kazan)
Libero: Jenia Grebennikov (Cucine Lube Civitanova)
MVP: Osmany Juantorena (Cucine Lube Civitanova)

Dream Team of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship. Left to right: Osmany Juantorena, Yoandy Leal, Wilfredo Leon, Robertlandy Simon, Alexey Samoylenko, Jenia Grebennikov, Alexnader Butko, Tsvetan Sokolov.

The 32-year-old Cuban-born Italian had been named MVP three times before, while playing for the gold-medal-winning team of Trentino in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He is the only player in the history of the competition to have received the award more than once.

Historical list of MVPs at Club World Championships:
1989 Parma: -
1990 Milan: Claudio Galli (Mediolanum Milan)
1991 Sao Paulo: Karch Kiraly (Il Messaggero Ravenna)
1992 Treviso: Lorenzo Bernardi (Sisley Treviso)
2009 Doha: Matey Kaziyski (Trentino Betclic)
2010 Doha: Osmany Juantorena (Trentino Betclic)
2011 Doha: Osmany Juantorena (Trentino Diatec)
2012 Doha: Osmany Juantorena (Trentino Diatec)
2013 Betim: Wallace de Souza (Sada Cruzeiro)
2014 Belo Horizonte: Dmitriy Muserskiy (Belogorie Belgorod)
2015 Betim: Yoandy Leal (Sada Cruzeiro)
2016 Betim: William Arjona (Sada Cruzeiro)
2017 Krakow: Osmany Juantorena (Cucine Lube Civitanova)

Quick links - Volleyball:
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship 2017
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship 2017 - Schedule
FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship 2017 - Teams - Volleyball
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