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Personal information
Nickname Sartorace
Born 19 June 1971 (1971-06-19) (age 52)
Perugia, Italy
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Men's volleyball
Representing  Italy
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Olympic Games
Silver 1996 Atlanta Team competition
Silver 2004 Athens Team competition
Bronze 2000 Sydney Team competition
World Cup
Silver 2003 Japan Team competition
European Championship
Silver 2001 Ostrava Team competition

Andrea Sartoretti (born 19 June 1971) is an Italian former volleyball player.


Born at Perugia, Sartoretti debuted in the Italian Serie in 1991, winning the Award as best Under 23 player. A 1.94 cm athlete, he usually played opposite hitter. Sartoretti was known for his powerful serve, which gained him the nickname of Sartorace.

Sartoretti won one Italian Serie A1 national title in 1997, with Pallavolo Modena. He also won three CEV Champions Leagues and two European Supercups in his stay at Messaggero Ravenna (1991-1996).

Sartoretti earned his first cap for Italy national team in 1993. He won four World Leagues (two times declared MVP), two European (2001 and 2003) and a World (1998) titles. He has won two silver medals and a bronze medal in three Olympic Games between 1996 and 2004.

Sartoretti ended his playing career in 2009. He is currently part GM of Modena Volley. Sartoretti made 330 appearances for the national team of Italy.


Team Country From To
Città di Castello  Italy 1988–1989 1990–1991
Ravenna  Italy 1991–1992 1995–1996
Modena  Italy 1996–1997 1996–1997
Montichiari  Italy 1997–1998 1999–2000
Cuneo  Italy 2000–2001 2001–2002
Trento  Italy 2002–2003 2004–2005
Modena  Italy 2005–2006 2008–2009

Individual awards

  • 2000 World League "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2003 European Championship "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2003 European Championship "Best Server"
  • 2003 FIVB World Cup "Best Server"
  • 2004 Summer Olympics "Best Server"
  • 2004 Summer Olympics "Best Scorer"
  • 2004 World League "Most Valuable Player"

State awards

See also

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