Viljar Loor

Viljar Loor ( born October 1, 1953 in Tartu, † 22 March 2011) was a Soviet volleyball player of Estonian origin.


Viljar Loor began as a ten year old to play volleyball and it was trained by his father Valdur Loor, who had himself been volleyball players and referees. In 1970, Loor his debut in the championship of the Estonian SSR and won with the junior team of the Estonian SSR, the Soviet Junior Championship. In 1971 he was appointed captain of the Soviet junior national team, with whom he won the European title in 1971 and 1973. After he was in 1974 with Kalev Tallinn became champion of the Estonian SSR, he moved in 1975 to CSKA Moscow, with whom he seven times ( 1975, 1976 and 1979-1983 ) Soviet champion in 1982 Soviet Cup winner, and 1975, 1977, 1982 and 1983 winners was the European Cup of Champions. 1983 returns Loor back to Kalev Tallinn, where he played until 1985. He finished his career in 1986 at the Tallinn bus drivers association ( Tallinna Autobussikoondise meeskond ), with whom he was in 1985 and 1986 once again become masters of the Estonian SSR. After the end of his active career Loor, who in 1977 completed a business degree at the Pedagogical Institute Tallinn worked from 1987 to 1992 as Deputy Director at Agro Tartu, a state-owned farm. After the independence of Estonia by the Soviet Union Loor was the owner of a construction company, which he founded with his front also active as a volleyball player brother Heldur Loor. From 2008 until his death on March 22, 2011, he led the Estonian Association of Olympians.


From 1975 to 1984 Loor was a member of the Soviet national volleyball team. With this, he won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. 1978 and 1982 he became world champion. 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1983 Loor became European Champion with the Soviet team. 1977 and 1981 he won with the team the Volleyball World Cup.