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Jenia Grebennikov
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Personal information
Nationality France French
Born 13 August 1990 (1990-08-13) (age 31)
Rennes, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Spike 345 cm (136 in)
Block 300 cm (118 in)
Volleyball information
Position Libero
Current club Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Number 10
Career
Years Teams
2008–2013
2013–2015
2015–2018
2018–2020
2020–2021
2021–
France Rennes Volley 35
Germany VfB Friedrichshafen
Italy Volley Lube
Italy Trentino Volley
Italy Modena Volley
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
National team
2011–  FRA

Jenia Grebennikov (born 13 August 1990) is a French volleyball player of Russian descent, member of the France men's national volleyball team and Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg, 2015 European Champion, gold medallist of the World League (2015, 2017).

Personal life

Jenia Grebennikov was born in Rennes, France. His father Boris Grebennikov is a former Russian volleyball player and coach. He married his long-time girlfriend Wiem on 31 December 2018.

Career

Clubs

In April 2015 he signed a contract with Italian Cucine Lube Civitanova.

National team

Jenia Grebennikov debuted on the French national team in 2011. In 2014 he played at the World Championship 2014 held in Poland. France lost the match for the bronze medal with Germany and took 4th place. Grebennikov received an individual award for the Best Libero of the tournament. On October 18, 2015 the French national team, including Grebennikov, achieved the title of the European Champion 2015 (3–0 with Slovenia in the finale). He was awarded Best Libero of the championships.

Sporting achievements

Clubs

  • CEV Champions League
    • Silver medal europe.svg 2017/2018 – with Cucine Lube Civitanova
  • FIVB Club World Championship
    • Silver medal world centered-2.svg Poland 2017 – with Cucine Lube Civitanova
    • Gold medal world centered-2.svg Poland 2018 – with Trentino Volley
  • CEV Cup
    • Simple gold cup.svg 2018/2019 – with Trentino Volley
  • National championships
    • 2011/2012 Simple gold cup.svg French Cup, with Rennes Volley 35
    • 2013/2014 Simple gold cup.svg German Cup, with VfB Friedrichshafen
    • 2013/2014 Silver medal with cup.svg German Championship, with VfB Friedrichshafen
    • 2014/2015 Simple gold cup.svg German Cup, with VfB Friedrichshafen
    • 2014/2015 Gold medal with cup.svg German Championship, with VfB Friedrichshafen
    • 2016/2017 Simple gold cup.svg Italian Cup, with Cucine Lube Civitanova
    • 2016/2017 Gold medal with cup.svg Italian Championship, with Cucine Lube Civitanova
    • 2017/2018 Silver medal with cup.svg Italian Championship, with Cucine Lube Civitanova
    • 2020 Olympics - Best Libero

Individual awards

  • 2011: French Championship – Best Libero
  • 2012: French Championship – Most Valuable Player
  • 2012: French Championship – Best Libero
  • 2014: FIVB World Championship – Best Libero
  • 2015: CEV European Championship – Best Libero
  • 2016: CEV Champions League – Best Libero
  • 2016: FIVB World League – Best Libero
  • 2017: CEV Champions League – Best Libero
  • 2017: Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner – Best Libero
  • 2017: FIVB Club World Championship – Best Libero
  • 2018: CEV Champions League – Best Libero
  • 2018: FIVB Nations League – Best Libero
  • 2018: FIVB Club World Championship – Best Libero
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