VC Dynamo Moscow
VK Dynamo Moscow ( волейбольный клуб Динамо Москва ) is a Russian men's volleyball club. The club by his great successes at the time of the Soviet Union, in particular by the women's team became known. Currently, the men's team includes not only the UK locomotive Belogorje of the best teams of Russia and regularly takes part in the Volleyball Champions League.
The volleyball club comes from the same Russian sports club, which was founded on 18 April 1923 and was subordinated to the KGB during the Soviet era. The successful period of Dynamo Moscow began in the mid 1940s. The men's team was able to win five out of seven championships (1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1951 ) and won the first three cups of the Soviet Union.
Starting in 1977, the team played as Dynamo Moskovskaya Oblast. Mid-1980s was the men's team to build on earlier successes: Although they lost the national cup final against double winners VK CSKA Moscow, could, however, participate in the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985, they decided in the final against Levski Spartak Sofia for themselves.
In 1994, the men's volleyball department was dissolved. 2000, the club was revived on the basis of the Volleyball Association MGFSO Olympus Moscow and played until 2002 when dynamo MGFSO Olympus Moscow. Since 2002, the club again names Dynamo Moscow.
- European champions in 1985
- Final Four of the European Cup 1985/86, 1989/90
- Final Four of the Champions League 2005/ 06, 2006/ 07, 2009/10
- Soviet champion 1945-1948, 1951
- Soviet vice-champion in 1950, 1952, 1953, 1958, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989
- Soviet Cup Winners 1950-1952
- Finalist of the USSR Cup competition in 1974, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
- Russian champion in 2006 and 2008
- Russian Vice- Champion 2004, 2005, 2007
- Russian Cup winner in 2006, 2008
- Finalist in the Russian Cup competition in 2003, 2004, 2007
- Winning the Super Cup in 2008, 2009
In the season 2005/ 06 Dynamo Moscow reached the Final Four of the Champions League and finished in third place there. In the following season Dynamo played again in the Champions League. In Group B Moscow met the defending champions Sisley Treviso, last year's finalists Iraklis Thessaloniki and Noliko Maaseik, Paris Volley and Ortec Rotterdam and again reached the Final Four tournament.
In the season 2009/10 Dynamo scored in Group A, Trentino Volley, Olympiakos Piraeus and Jihostroj České Budějovice. With a second place finish in the preliminary competition, Dynamo qualified for the playoffs, where the team Panathinaikos Athens and Olympiakos Piraeus beat again in two games. Thus, Dynamo qualified for the Final Four, where it lost the final Trentino Volley and thus took the second place.
The squad for the 2009/10 season consists of 14 players, all of which come from Russia down to a Bulgarian and a Brazilian.
The positions: acceptance (A ), outside attack (AA), Diagonal ( D), Libero (L ), middle block (M), Universal (U) and setter (Z).