The Olympic champion from London 2012 and a 2-time European champion (2013, 2017 – both times awarded Best Setter), Sergey Grankin, returned to Russia after 3 and a half seasons in the German Men’s Volleyball Championship.
Honored Russia’s Master of Sports, Grankin, will defend the colors of Fakel from the new season. The veteran setter played the last 3 and a half seasons for Germany’s Berlin Recycling Volleys, winning Bundesliga and Super Cup 3 times, as well as Cup once, serving as a captain in the last 2 seasons.
Grankin devoted most of his volleyball life to Dinamo Moscow whose colors he defended between 2006 and 2017 and partly in 2018/19. As a member of the club from his country’s capital, the 37-year-old setter helped Dinamo become the champion of Russia in 2008, Cup winner (2007, 2019), Super Cup winner (2009, 2010), and winner of the CEV Cup (2012, 2015).