Team profile

Skra Belchatow (POL)

The reigning Polish champions will be making their fifth appearance in the premier international club competition. They made the podium in their three first appearances (all in Doha), but stubmled in the bronze medal match last year in Krakow when they fell to Brazil's Sada Cruzeiro of Contagem in straight sets.
PGE Skra Belchatow lost in the finals of 2009 and 2010, both to Italy's Trentino Diatec to end up with silver. They again made the medals round in 2012, but lost to Sada Cruzeiro in five sets in the semifinals before beating Russia's Zenit Kazan also in five sets to take bronze. The world title still eludes them.
The club was founded in 1930 in the town of Belchatow, just west of Radom where they will be playing their pool matches in the 2018 FIVB Men's Club World Championship.
PGE Skra Belchatow have won two bronze medals in 2008 and 2010 followed by a silver in 2012 (when they lost to Zenit Kazan in five sets in the final) in the European Champions League.
Domestically they have won nine Polish national titles since their first in 2005. After last claiming gold in 2014, they were third in 2015 and 2016 and runners-up in 2017 before returning to the top this year.


Roberto Piazza

Roberto Piazza

Fifty-year-old Italian Roberto Piazza began his coaching career at the age of 22. Previously, as the middle blocker of Parma he had won the European Cup Winners Cup twice.
He worked for many years as assistant coach to Daniele Bagnoli as they led Treviso to domination in Italy and Europe, winning the Champions League title three times. Other mentors who inspired Piazza were Julio Velasco and Paulo Roberto ‘Bebeto’ de Freitas.
Piazza started his new adventure as a head coach in Treviso in 2008, guiding the club to the CEV Cup title. He has also coached the Greek champions Olympiacos Piraeus and the National Team of Qatar.
PGE Skra Belchatow is his second Polish team, as he worked for Jastrzebski Wegiel three years, following a stint with Modena in Italy.


  • Team Manager Dominik Posmyk
  • Assistant coach Winiarski Michał
  • Second Assistant Coach Romero Eduardo
  • Doctor Łucarz Wojciech
  • Physiotherapist Tomasz Pieczko





Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
Cucine Lube Civitanova (ITA)
3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 9 3 3.000 287 259 1.108
Fakel Novy Urengoy (RUS)
3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 6 7 0.857 292 306 0.954
Zenit-Kazan (RUS)
3 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 7 7 1.000 318 314 1.012
Skra Belchatow (POL)
3 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 9 0.444 303 321 0.943