Overview

Team profile

Zenit Kazan

With a record five European Champions League titles under their belt (including the last three editions) Zenit Kazan are the powerhouse of European club volleyball.
The FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship title still eludes the Russian side, however, after finishing third in 2009 and 2011, losing the bronze medal match in 2012 and going down to Brazil’s Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem two years in a row in 2015 and 2016.
The club was founded in 2000 under the Dinamo banner in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan.
They have won the Russian league title a total of nine times, including the last four running.
Their 2016-17 season was a huge success, as they picked up all three domestic titles (League, Cup and Supercup) and then went on to beat Italy’s Sir Safety Perugia in straight sets in the European Champions League final.

Coach

Vladimir Alekno

Vladimir Alekno

Born on 4 December 1966, Vladimir Alekno began his playing career in what was then Soviet Union, and also competed for clubs in Bulgaria, Italy and France.
He embarked on his coaching career in France’s Tours before returning to Russia to lead Dinamo Moscow.
In July 2015 Alekno took over Russia’s men’s team for the third time, following stints in charge from 2007 to 2009 and 2010 to 2012. Alekno coached Russia to gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2011 World Cup and 2011 World League. He also led Russia to bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games, 2008 and 2009 World League, and silver at the 2010 World League.
He has been coaching Zenit Kazan since 2008, leading the side to eight national Superleague titles and four European Champions League titles, amongst many other honours. He was coach of Zenit Kazan in all five of their previous appearances at the FIVB Club World Championship, including bronze medals in 2009 and 2011, and silver in 2015 and 2016.

Staff

  • Team Manager Lenar Shamsutdinov
  • Assistant coach Alexander Serebrennikov
  • Second Assistant Coach Tomaso Totolo
  • Doctor Ilshat Sagitov
  • Physiotherapist Ramis Shiriyaizdanov

Schedule

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Ranking

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
1
Zenit Kazan
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 MAX 75 56 1.339
2
SKRA Belchatow
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 MAX 75 58 1.293
3
Shanghai Volleyball Club
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0.000 58 75 0.773
4
Bolivar
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0.000 56 75 0.746

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