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JPN M: Stanley returned to volleyball, signed for Sunbirds

by WoV
source: sportowefakty.pl; Photo: coachrey.com

American opposite Clayton Stanley, after a year of break due to knee surgery recovery, returned to playing volleyball. American will spend next season in Asia.

Clayton Stanley

Clayton Stanley

A 35-year-old Stanley will play next season in the Japanese team of Suntory Sunbirds, who finished in fourth place last season.

American “bombardier” will replace the Brazilian Wallace Martins, who was forced to leave the club because of health problems.

Stanley is one of the most trophy players in new volleyball era. With the national team of USA he won gold medals at Beijing Olympics and World League in Rio de Janeiro, both in 2008. He also has three gold medals won at North American Games (2003, 2005, 2007).

With clubs he won: 2 national titles in Greece (with Panathinaikos and Iraklis), 2 Cups (with Iraklis) and 2 Supercups (with Panathinaikos and Iraklis), 3 Russian Championships (with Zenit Kazan), 2 Cups (with Zenit Kazan) and finally Champions League 2008 with Zenit Kazan.

He also has a lot of individual awards: MVP of Beijing Olympics 2008 and Champions League Final-four 2008, best scorer of Beijing Olympics 2008 and 3 times in Champions League.

See the profile of Stanley and Sunbirds.

Also, check out Latest News and Transfers 2013.

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