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With 199 biographies, Volleyball Players are the 55th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Comic Artists, Pornographic Actors, and Linguists.


Pantheon has 199 people classified as volleyball players born between 1932 and 2000. Of these 199, 189 (94.97%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living volleyball players include Karch Kiraly, Giba, and Bernardo Rezende. The most famous deceased volleyball players include Vyacheslav Zaytsev, Josef Musil, and Masae Kasai. As of April 2024, 38 new volleyball players have been added to Pantheon including Zehra Güneş, Tomasz Wójtowicz, and Melissa Vargas.

Living Volleyball Players

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Deceased Volleyball Players

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Newly Added Volleyball Players (2024)

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Most volleyball players were born in United States (31), Brazil (28), and Serbia (21). By city, the most common birth places were Honolulu (5), Belgrade (5), and Rio de Janeiro (4).The most common death places of volleyball players were Russia (2), Czechia (1), and Ukraine (1). By city, these were Prague (1), Kharkiv (1), and Russia (1).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as volleyball players in Pantheon are Masae Kasai, Yuri Chesnokov, and Josef Musil.  The concentration of volleyball players was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier volleyball players are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Volleyball Players were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 6 most globally memorable Volleyball Players since 1700.