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Francesco Giontella
Italy  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date April 9, 1988 (26 years old)
Home Town Rome
Resides Rome
Height 6'3"
  Best Finish Winnings
International 1st (2 times) $7,550
   FIVB 13th $7,550
   FIVB AGWC 1st (2 times) $0
Europe 3rd € 0
   CEV 21st € 0
   CEV Jr/Youth 3rd € 0
Overall 1st (2 times) $7,550
 
Bio Bits

Giontella has teamed Paolo Nicolai to claimed SWATCH-FIVB World Championship medals in 2006 and 2007 for players under the age of 21.  At the 2006 worlds for players under the age of 19 in Bermunda, Giontella and Nicolai placed second after losing the finale to Germany's Jonathan Erdmann amd Marvin Klass.  At the 2007 worlds for players under the age of 21 at Modena, Italy, Giontella and Nicolai captured the gold medal by defeating Adrian Gavira and Alejandro Rojas of Spain in the finale.
 
 
Career Summary
 
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
2005 FIVB AGWC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 1 0 0
2006 FIVB AGWC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0
2007 FIVB AGWC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0
2008 FIVB AGWC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0
2008 FIVB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,550.00 290.0 122nd 1 2 0 0 2
Total
(Rank)
  9
(808th)
2
(61st)
1 0 0 0 0 0 $7,550.00
(475th)
290.0   1 2 1 0 2
 
Europe
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
2007 CEV Jr/Youth 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 0.00 40.0   0 0 0 0 0
2008 CEV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 € 0.00 30.0   0 0 0 1 0
Total
(Rank)
  2
(692nd)
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 0.00 70.0   0 0 0 1 0
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  11 2
(177th)
1 1 0 0 0 0 $7,550.00
(713rd)
360.0   1 2 1 1 2
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 9/9/2007 FIVB AGWC Modena Paolo Nicolai 6  
2 9/7/2008 FIVB AGWC Brighton Paolo Nicolai 2  
 
Partner Summary
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
Paolo Nicolai 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,550 290.0 1 2 0 0 2
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $7,550 290.0 1 2 0 0 2
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
Paolo Nicolai 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Antonio De Paola 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 1 0 0
Total 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0
 
Confédération Européenne de Volleyball
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
Paolo Nicolai 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 € 0 30.0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 € 0 30.0 0 0 0 1 0
 
Confédération Européenne de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
Paolo Nicolai 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 0 40.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 0 40.0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
Paolo Nicolai 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 $7,550 360.0 1 2 0 1 2
Antonio De Paola 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 1 0 0
 
Total 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 $7,550 360.0 1 2 1 1 2
 
 
Location Summary
 
International
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
Austria: Klagenfurt FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,550 80.0 0 1 0 0 0
Bahrain: Manama FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $900 30.0 0 0 0 0 1
Bermuda FIVB Age Group WC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0 0 0
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro FIVB Age Group WC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 1 0 0
England: Brighton FIVB Age Group WC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy: Modena FIVB Age Group WC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0   0 0 0 0 0
Italy: Roseto degli Abruzzi FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $900 30.0 0 0 0 0 1
Norway: Kristiansand FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,250 60.0 0 1 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates: Dubai FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,950 90.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 $7,550 290.0 1 2 1 0 2
 
Europe
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 19th 21st 25th
Netherlands: Scheveningen CEV Jr/Youth 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 0 40.0 0 0 0 0 0
Switzerland: Lucerne CEV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 € 0 30.0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 € 0 70.0 0 0 0 1 0
 
Total 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 $7,550 360.0 1 2 1 1 2
 
 
Season Summaries 2005-13
 
2005 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
9/7-11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Antonio De Paola 13 19    
PA: l. Tim Oude Elferink / Marco Daalmeijer (12)  11-21, 20-22 (0:37)
PA: l. Pedro Salgado / Tiago Santos (1)  13-21, 19-21 (0:44)
PA: l. Francisco Alfredo Marco / Christian Garcia (Q2,24)  18-21, 26-28 (0:42)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-3  
Sets Won-Lost: 0-6  
Points Scored-Allowed: 107-134
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 19th
 
2006 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
9/6-10 Bermuda, Bermuda Paolo Nicolai Q5,24 2    
Q1: d. Christopher McHugh / Harrison Peacock (Q4)  21-12, 21-12 (0:36)
Q2: d. Florian Malescha / Ferdinand Tille (Q1)  21-16, 21-23, 15-11 (1:08)
PA: d. Ian Bucci / Matthew Sinclair (1)  21-2, 21-4 (0:23)
PA: d. Matteo Ingrosso / Paolo Ingrosso (12)  19-21, 22-20, 15-11 (0:42)
PA: d. Renaud Ventresque / Brice Thesee (13)  21-10, 21-12 (0:33)
W1: d. Pelle Klein / Alexander Brouwer (11)  21-17, 21-16 (0:40)
W2: d. Icaro Gregorio / Watson Trovati Matos (Q2,21)  19-21, 21-19, 15-12 (0:58)
SF: d. Matteo Ingrosso / Paolo Ingrosso (12)  21-14, 21-10 (0:34)
G: l. Jonathan Erdmann / Marvin Klass (2)  18-21, 21-17, 12-15 (0:54)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 8-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 17-5  
Points Scored-Allowed: 429-316
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 2nd
 
2007 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
9/5-9 Modena, Italy Paolo Nicolai 6 1    
PF: d. Justino Tovela / Bruno Nhamussa (19)  21-8, 21-14 (0:30)
PF: d. Sam Boehm / Cedric Legrand (18)  21-19, 21-18 (0:42)
PF: l. Matteo La Rocca / Antonio De Paola (7)  21-19, 19-21, 13-15 (1:00)
W1: d. Filip Habr / Milan Monik (17)  21-8, 23-21 (0:36)
W2: d. Matteo Ingrosso / Paolo Ingrosso (1)  21-13, 21-16 (0:39)
SF: d. Jonathan Erdmann / Stefan Windscheif (3)  21-18, 21-17 (0:40)
G: d. Adrian Gavira / Alejandro Fernandez (5)  13-21, 21-17, 15-13 (0:50)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 6-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 13-3  
Points Scored-Allowed: 314-258
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 1st
 
2007 Confédération Européenne de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
8/30-9/2 Scheveningen, Netherlands Paolo Nicolai   3   40
 
2008 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/13-18 Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy Paolo Nicolai 32 25 $900.00 30
W1: l. Phil Dalhausser / Todd Rogers (1)  10-21, 16-21 (0:39)
C1: l. Stein Metzger / Mark Williams (Q11,17)  17-21, 18-21 (0:49)
7/29-8/3 Klagenfurt, Austria Paolo Nicolai Q20,32 17 $2,550.00 80
Q1: d. Oliver Indra / Matthias Wachter (Q13)  21-17, 21-15 (0:36)
Q2: d. Riccardo Bizzotto / Fosco Cicola (Q4)  21-17, 21-16 (0:41)
PA: l. Emanuel Rego / Ricardo Santos (1)  11-21, 17-21 (0:39)
PA: l. Joao Maciel / Bruno Oscar Schmidt (Q3,16)  13-21, 15-21 (0:44)
PA: d. Bjorn Berg / Hannes Brinkborg (Q1,17)  21-15, 13-21, 15-11 (1:01)
W1: l. Marcio Araujo / Fabio Luiz Magalhaes (12)  16-21, 18-21 (0:49)
8/26-31 Kristiansand, Norway Paolo Nicolai 23 17 $1,250.00 60
W1: d. Jason Lochhead / Kirk Pitman (10)  22-20, 15-21, 15-12 (0:57)
W2: l. Pablo Herrera / Raul Mesa (7)  16-21, 24-22, 9-15 (0:58)
C2: l. Nelson Brizida / Jose Pedrosa (24)  23-21, 17-21, 11-15 (1:00)
10/6-11 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Paolo Nicolai 23 13 $1,950.00 90
W1: l. Martin Laciga / Jan Schnider (10)  16-21, 14-21 (0:39)
C1: d. Pavel Karpukhin / Evgeniy Romashkin (Q8,26)  21-17, 21-16 (0:36)
C2: d. Igor Hernandez / Jesus Villafane (Q2,24)  21-19, 21-19 (0:51)
C3: l. Benjamin Insfran / Hevaldo Moreira (17)  16-21, 14-21 (0:41)
10/27-11/1 Manama, Bahrain Paolo Nicolai 13 25 $900.00 30
W1: l. Jan Dumek / Martin Tichy (20)  19-21, 19-21 (0:51)
C1: l. Alexandr Dyachenko / Oleksiy Kulinich (4)  16-21, 21-17, 9-15 (1:01)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 6-11  
Sets Won-Lost: 15-24  
Points Scored-Allowed: 664-740
Tournaments Played: 5
Best Finish: 13th
Winnings: $7,550
Points: 290
Ranking: 122nd
 
2008 Confédération Européenne de Volleyball
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
5/22-25 Lucerne, Switzerland Paolo Nicolai Q7 21   30
Q2: l. Michal Litva / Peter Varga (Q10,15)  17-21, 21-15, 13-15 (1:00)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 0-1  
Sets Won-Lost: 1-2  
Points Scored-Allowed: 51-51
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 21st
Points: 30
Ranking: 110th
 
2008 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
9/3-7 Brighton, England Paolo Nicolai 2 1   0
PH: d. Jeremy Groenveld / Tom Podstawka (Q12,23)  21-13, 21-16 (0:36)
PH: d. Hermans Egleskains / Toms Vanags (14)  22-20, 21-10 (0:34)
PH: d. Constantin Quadt / Roman Sutter (11)  21-15, 21-17 (0:39)
W1: d. Matej Hukel / Miroslav Krajcik (20)  21-17, 23-21 (0:51)
W2: d. Filip Habr / Milan Monik (13)  21-14, 21-14 (0:41)
SF: d. Matthias Penk / Alexander Walkenhorst (Q1,24)  21-19, 21-17 (0:44)
G: d. Alexander Brouwer / Christiaan Varenhorst (5)  21-15, 21-17 (0:39)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 7-0  
Sets Won-Lost: 14-0  
Points Scored-Allowed: 297-225
Tournaments Played: 1
Best Finish: 1st
 

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