It goes without saying that watching a couple of pros engage in competitive sports can be one of the most thrilling experiences you could have while just sitting on a couch. This is in large part because the rush and excitement of sports is so high that it positively overflows from the players and has an almost infectious impact upon the spectators. It is also a lot more fun when you grow to start identifying with certain teams and players. Because then you feel like you have a personal stake in the matter. Volleyball is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling sports out there, be it indoors, outdoors, on a beach, or wherever. Volleyball is also a great spectator sport because of its liberty of terrain and easy rules, and also because the famous volleyball players make it seem so much fun!
10 Famous Volleyball Players (Men)
So here’s a list of some of the most famous volleyball players (in no particular order) in the world right now!
#1. Karch Kiraly – America
One of the most famous Volleyball players to have ever lived, Kiraly hails from USA and was born on the third of November, 1960. He was a part of the US team which won the Olympic golds in 1984 and 1988. He eventually moved his career over to beach volleyball, and was a whopping success even there, winning a gold medal in 1996.
One of his signature styles is to put on a distinctive pink cap while playing, and he’s the only player to have won gold in both indoors and beach volleyball. FIVB also named him the “Greatest Volleyball Player of the Century.”
#2. Ricardo Lucarelli – Brazil
He’s an Outside Hitter for Brazil, definitely one of the best they’ve ever had. At the young age of 24 he’s already won 2 World League silvers, another silver medal from the 2014 Championship and a gold from the 2013 Championship.
Also, at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro his team won gold medal. He also won the individual award for best outside spiker in the same.