Daniel Castellani

Daniel Castellani
Medal record

Daniel Castellani
Men's Volleyball
Competitor for  Argentina
Olympic Games
Bronze 1988 Seoul Team Competition

Daniel Jorge Castellani (born March 21, 1961 in Buenos Aires) is a former volleyball player from Argentina, who represented his native country in two Summer Olympics and now coaches both the Finland national side and Fenerbahçe Istanbul in Turkey.[1][2][3]

He played for Boca Juniors and Gymnasia La Plata in Argentina, Chieti, Falconara, Bologna, Padova and Ruini Firenze in Italy, Bradesco VC and Minas Tênis Clube in Brazil.

After having finished in sixth place at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Castellani captained the men's national team four years later in Seoul, South Korea, claiming the bronze medal. He later on became a volleyball coach, who guided the men's team at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Most recently he was the head coach of Polish volleyball team Skra Bełchatów (2006-09) and since January 2009 he has been head coach of Poland men's national volleyball team. In September 2009 the Polish team led by Castellani won for the first time in its history the European Championship after a tournament held in the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Izmir. Dismissed before the end of his contract after an unsatisfactory result in the World Championship 2010 in Italy.

Daniel Castellani was named coach of Finland in 2011.


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