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RUS M: Farewell of Russian giant – Kazakov decided to end his volleyball career

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Alexey Kazakov announced his retirement from volleyball at the age of 40.



People will always remember him as one of the tallest players who have ever played volleyball. Alexey Kazakov (218 cm) has been the starting middle blocker of the Russia national team for years and he has won many medals along the way, including silver at the Olympic Games 2000 and bronze at the Olympic Games 2004.   

Speaking about his club career, Kazakov started his volleyball journey in Iskra, while then he played for Modena, Trentino, Ural, Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, Dinamo Moscow, Zenit Kazan and Belogorie Belgorod.

Although he stated last year that he would like to continue playing volleyball, Kazakov eventually decided that it is time for him to officially end his career this summer.

“Yes, I can now say that my professional player’s career is definitely over,” said Kazakov for R-Sport.

He is currently running a business which is not related to volleyball. 


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