Lorenzo Bernardi: Volleyball

Lorenzo Bernardi (born 11 August 1968) is a former Italian volleyball player and coach. He is perhaps one of the best volleyball players ever to play volleyball by using his skills to help Italy’s success. Lorenzo Bernardi first started as a setter before changing to become a dominating hitter and passer.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Bernardi helped Italy win two European Champion in 1989 and 1995, World Championship in 1990 and 1994, two silver medals of the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 and five gold medals for FIVB World League.
In 1994 and 1995, he was elected best player for World Championship and European Champion respectively.
Lorenzo Bernardi was declared “Volleyball Player of the Century” in 2001.

Why Was He So Good?

Lorenzo Bernardi’s versatility became a superior attribute to the sport that become a multi-talented hitter, outstanding passer and one of the ultimate all-around players of his generation. 

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