We're thrilled to share the news of our latest partnership with Pallavolo Padova, an Italian Volleyball Team with an illustrious history dating back more than five decades. The team has a strong track record of success and is widely regarded as one of the top teams in Italy. As part of our partnership, we're excited to collaborate with the team to release a unique collection of digital collectibles.
In addition, we're also launching a series of immersive experiences that will introduce the team's passionate fanbase to the world of Web 3.0. As part of this effort, we'll be hosting an engaging AMA session that will give fans an opportunity to connect directly with the team and learn more about the team, its history, and digital collectibles.
Volleyball is a beloved sport in Italy, and the Pallavolo Padova Volleyball Team has proven itself to be one of the country's most successful teams. Founded in 1970, the team has a long and illustrious history that spans over five decades.
Originally known as Petrarca Volleyball, the team began its journey inside the Antonianum University College of Padua, playing in the Serie A Italian league. Although the team moved to Serie B at the end of the season, they returned to the top league with the name "Gorena Padova" and achieved great success.
In the 1980s, the team went back and forth between A1 and A2 leagues under the name “King Jeans” first and then “Americanino.” The team reached its pinnacle in the 1986/1987 season, placing fifth, and later achieved fourth place in 1989/1990. During this time, the team also won Silver in the CEV Cup twice — in 1988 and later in 1989.
1994 marked a victorious year for the team. That season, the team won the CEV Cup under the leadership of Carmelo Pittera. However, financial difficulties forced the downsizing of the team. The club disengaged from AS Petrarca in the late 90s, and Volley Semper Volley was founded.
The team underwent many changes throughout the 2000s in the roster as well as management. Between 2003 and 2004, the team was hopeful to go back to the string of victories. However, they finished the league in fifth place and reached the final four of the CEV Cup.
Between 2009 and 2010, after almost 20 years, the historic president Maurizio Sartorati left the helm to Fabio Cremonese, who set up a new project for the relaunch of the new "Padua Volleyball." with the aim of bringing back one of the most important volleyball clubs in Italy. The team returned to A1 the following season.
During the 2013/2014 season, the team achieved 12 consecutive victories, which made history. The team became one of the revelation teams of the 2015/2016 championship, closing the regular season in the 7th position and winning the championship play-offs after 11 years.
In 2017 the team underwent a complete change, changing most of the roster and launching a new brand name — “Kioene Padova.” The three-year project called "Road to 2020" aimed to bring the team back to the top of Italian volleyball. Today, the Pallavolo Padova Volleyball Team competes in the Italian SuperLega, the highest level of Italian volleyball.
Throughout its long history, the Pallavolo Padova Volleyball Team has achieved numerous accolades, including a CEV Cup in 1994. The team's resilience and determination in the face of challenges are qualities that have made them a beloved team in Italy. With a bright future ahead, the Pallavolo Padova Volleyball Team continues to inspire fans around the world with their passion, skill, and dedication to the sport.
To commemorate the rich and victorious history of the team, we’ll be releasing a collection of Lympo digital collectibles. Dedicated to Pallavolo Padova, the collection will feature five different-rarity digital sportscards — Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.
Together with the team, we'll also be hosting an exclusive Ask Me Anything (AMA) session in the upcoming weeks. During the session, together with Pallavolo Padova members, we will be answering all your burning questions!
- CEV Cup Gold — 1994
- CEV Cup Silver — 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993
- CEV Cup Bronze — 1991
- Italian Cup Serie A2 Gold — 2014
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