Team profile

Lube Civitanova

The reigning Italian champions take part in the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship for the first time ever. They joined the competition as national champions of the top two non-qualified countries in the FIVB World Rankings (the other being Argentina’s Personal Bolivar).
Lube was founded in 1990 in the town of Treia – though their actual playing venue currently is in neighbouring Civitanova Marche.
Their first major international success came in 2002 when they beat Greece’s Olympiacos Piraeus 3-1 in the final to win their only European Champions League title.
The last two years they made the Final Four of the Champions League but on both counts came away with bronze after losing in the semifinals to fellow Italian sides: In 2016 they fell to Trentino Diatec before beating Poland’s Asseco Resovia Rzeszow; and this year they were downed by Sir Safety Perugia before beating Germany’s Berlin Recycling Volleys.
Lube have also won the European Challenge Cup four times, in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2011.
Domestically, Lube have won four Italian championship titles, in 2006, 2012, 2014 and 2017, in addition to five Cup titles and four Supercups.


Medei Giampaolo

Medei Giampaolo

Giampaolo Medei began his coaching career in 1994 with Lube Volley’s youth teams, making his way up to assistant coach of the men’s senior team in 2001.
The 44-year-old continued with Sparkling Volley of Milan in Italy’s Second Division, before moving to Top Volley in Latina firstly as assistant and then as head coach.
After a season in Modena as assistant of Daniele Bagnoli, he closed his Italian experience and moved to the French League, where he has been at the helm of Narbonne Volley, Beauvais Volleyball and, the last year, in Tours Volleyball which he led to the title in the European CEV Cup.
In February 2016 he became assistant to Gianlorenzo Blengini on the bench of the Italian National team which won the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
He is the head coach of Cucine Lube Civitanova since last May, in the club where he started his career.


  • Team Manager Perri Carlo
  • Assistant coach Camperi Marco Alessandro
  • Second Assistant Coach Carancini Matteo
  • Doctor Avio Mariano
  • Physiotherapist Frontaloni Marco





Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
Lube Civitanova
3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 4.500 265 227 1.167
Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei
3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 3 2.000 212 203 1.044
ZAKSA Kedzierzyn-Kozle
3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 5 8 0.625 283 306 0.924
Sarmaye Bank
3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 9 0.222 239 263 0.908