Famous Volleyball Players
Popular Beach and Indoor Athletes

Here are famous volleyball players. This list will vary depending on different factors such as performance, achievements, and media exposure.

Here 6 of the most famous volleyball players in the world. 

Zhu Ting is a Chinese volleyball player named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2016 Olympic Games and won a gold medal with China.

Karch Kiraly is an American former volleyball player who won three gold medals in the Olympics and is now a coach.

Matt Anderson is an American volleyball player who won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sheilla Castro is a Brazilian volleyball player who won two gold medals at the Olympics and is believed to be one of the top players on the planet.

Tijana Boskovic is a Serbian volleyball player named the MVP of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship and has won numerous awards for her performances.

Bruno Rezende is a Brazilian volleyball player who won gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2019 FIVB Volleyball World Cup.

Famous volleyball players Karch Kiraly, Misty May Treanor, Kerri Walsh, Logan Tom, and more. Wearing his hot pink hat, Karch Kiraly was an easily recognizable figure during his days playing volleyball on the beach.

Karch Kiraly has the most professional career beach volleyball tournament victories (148).

Karch Kiraly is the only volleyball player to win three gold medals (1984, 1988, 1996).

Karch Kiraly is known as the sparkplug that inspired the 1984 and 1988 USA Men's Olympic Volleyball Teams by playing outstanding volleyball and encouraging his teammates to play their best.

Karch Kiraly

Karch Kiraly Playing Beach Volleyball in his Famous Pink Hat

Logan Tom

Logan Tom is a phenomenal athlete and one of the most dynamic volleyball players in the world. Logan Tom's impressive talent has made her one of the most famous volleyball players in the world today.

Logan Tom Playing Volleyball on the National Team

At 6 feet 1 inch tall, Logan Tom plays volleyball with strength, power, and grace.

Logan Tom was a four-time first-team All-American at Stanford.

Logan Tom was a two-time NCAA National Player of the Year.

Tom was MVP of the NCAA Final Four in 2001.

In the Sydney 2000 Olympics, at 19, Logan Tom was the youngest player on the National Team, yet she started for the team and placed fourth.

Logan Tom is an international superstar that has played professionally in Brazil, Italy and Switzerland.

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Famous Beach Volleyball Players

Misty May-Treanor

Misty May-Treanor is arguably the best all-around skilled womens beach volleyball player ever to play the sport.

Misty May Treanor the Current All-Time Wins Leader

Misty May was voted the AVP Most Valuable Player in 2005, 2006, and 2007. 

Misty May is currently the winningest Female Beach Volleyball Player of all time.

Misty May holds the world record for most consecutive beach tournament victories (15). 

Misty May holds the world record for consecutive match victories (90).

Misty May Treanor is one of only three players to be named a two-time AVCA National Player of the Year.

Kerri Walsh-Jennings

Kerri Walsh currently partners with Misty May Treanor as the best women's beach volleyball team in the world and likely the two most famous volleyball players.

Kerri and Misty had an astonishing win streak of 38 matches in their first year on the AVP Tour.

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Most wins in Women’s Beach Volleyball history with 113 wins

Kerri and Misty had an unbelievable 89 match win streak on the AVP Tour and the international circuit between 2003 and 2004.

Kerri Walsh is a two-time AVP MVP (2003, 2004).

Kerri Walsh has lead the AVP in both blocks and hitting percentage the last two AVP seasons.  

Steve Timmons

In the 80's, Steve Timmons wore a wild red flat top that made him the most identifiable indoor volleyball player in the world.

Steve Timmons was famous for his flat top 80's hair style

Considered a pioneer of back row hitting, Steve Timmons combined with his outstanding front row attacking skills made him an unstoppable force.

In 1984, Steve Timmons was named MVP of the Olympics by the FIVB after leading USA to a Gold medal.

Paula Weishoff

Paula Weishoff is one of only 4 USA women's volleyball players to compete in 3 different Olympics.

Paula Weishoff, one of the best attackers in USA National Team history

Throughout her career, Paula Weishoff was a dominating blocker and server.

Paula is the only American volleyball player to have played in Olympic Games 12 years apart (silver in 84, bronze in 92).

Paula Weishoff won an Outstanding Player award for her performance at the 1992 Olympics.

Ron Von Hagen

Ron Von Hagen is considered the Babe Ruth of beach volleyball.

Legend Beach Volleyball Player Ron Von Hagen

Ron Von Hagen established standards and set records at a time when beach volleyball was just beginning.

Ron Von Hagen played in 54 tournaments from 1966 to 1972 never finishing lower than third place.

Flo Hyman

Flo Hyman was one of the greatest and most famous volleyball players of her generation.

Flo Hyman the incredible USA National Team Player

She was named All World and selected as the Most Valuable Player in countless international tournaments, as well as being named to numerous All-Star Teams.

In 1985 she was named one of the All-Time Great Volleyball Players.

Flo Hyman was voted Best Attacker at the Pan-Am Games in 1975, 1979, and 1983, the NORCECA Championships in 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1983, and the World University Games in 1973 and 1977.

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