Top 10 Best Volleyball Players | Updated 2021 List

October 4, 2021 By Sourav

Top 10 Best Volleyball Players | Updated 2021 List

Nonetheless, volley is an extremely fun sport often played on beach holidays and parties. The players in this list are international level volleyball champions, which means that they have been cut and bruised a lot in their lives and have emerged more robust than before. Here for you today, we enlist the best volleyball players in 2021. So, let’s check them out, shall we?


Best Volleyball Players - 2021 Ranking

Every athlete needs to go through a rough patch of time just before he gets his game right, and the players in this list are no different. To know more about them, read on.


Gavin Schmitt


Canada’s scoring machine and FIVB’s favorite had a stunning club season in Turkey. He led his team Arkas to have won the Turkish League. Gavin was named the MVP, Best Spiker, Best Scorer, and Best Server. Needless to say, he is truly among the best volleyball players of this year.

Canada’s odds of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup depended strongly on Gavin. Schmitt and company will face Team USA at the NORCECA Continental Champs, with the winner comfortably advancing to the aforementioned tournament in Japan.


Earvin Ngapeth


At number 9 in this list of best volleyball players in 2021, we have Earvin Ngapeth. France’s best player at the 2014 World Championship is definitely the point of conversation of the town, with several videos of him amiably entertaining fans with some out-of-this-world volleyball moves.

There is no doubt that Ngapeth has matured as a player with his bad-boy days well behind him. Will he continue to excel? We can only hope so.


Saeid Marouf


The 2014 ‘My Volleywood Idol’ made righteous headlines this season when he had played in the Italian League with Emma Villas Siena. Besides, Marouf is the first Iranian player to have ever won the Russian League, Russian Cup, and also the prestigious CEV Champions League.

As for the upcoming season, Iran will heavily depend on his experience and the setting skills he is known for. And now, he is also counted among the best volleyball players of this year.


Facundo Conte

Facundo Conte, Best Volleyball Players
Facundo Conte, Best Volleyball Players


With Coach Velasco reportedly swapping Conte from an outside hitter to being an opposite hitter is the actual reason why Conte is on the list. And without any doubt, he has constantly been performing as one of the best volleyball players of all time.

We wonder how he’d perform as a right-side attacker & how Coach Velasco will integrate Conte’s all-around talent in his system for offense and defense.


Max Holt



At number 6 in this list of top 10 best volleyball players in 2021, we have Max Holt. Holt, aka Thunder Holt in Volleywood, is undoubtedly one of the best middle blockers in the world right now. His pairing up together with the 2008 Olympic Champion David Lee gives Team USA the opportunity to be among the top favorites to have won the World League & World Cup.

If you didn’t know, Max had also won the CEV Cup with Zaytsev and Dinamo Moscow one season.


Ivan Zaytsev

Ivan Zaytsev, Best Volleyball Players
Ivan Zaytsev, Best Volleyball Players


Italy’s best volleyball player and best scorer suffered an unfortunate injury during the World Championship. And, that was one of the factors why Italy had notably failed to finish in the Top 4. The result was really disappointing, and it prompted Italian volleyball fans to call for a change.

Fast forward to 2019, Ivan has now recovered, but we have enough reasons to wait and see if he still has the same explosive touch he is famous for. Maybe a new hairstyle is the other thing Ivan will be capable of surprising us with. This one right here is one of the top Volleyball Players in 2021.


Mateusz Mika

Mateusz Mika Greatest Volleyball Players
Mateusz Mika Greatest Volleyball Players


Mika had indeed played a significant role last year at the 2014 World Championship. With his formidable skills, he had helped Poland win the World Championship crown in front of the home crowd.

With Winiarski’s retirement and Kurek’s return, Coach Antiga had heavily relied on Mika’s consistent volleyball skills, and he never faltered to deliver. Undoubtedly, he is now one of the most talented Volleyball players in 2021.


Pavel Kruglov



The MVP of the CEV Cup is on his way to become the newest scoring machine for Russia. Kruglov is known to compete for the starting position against Pavlov and Mikhaylov.

The 36-year-old is in great shape and had an absolutely fabulous season in the Russian League with club team Dinamo Moscow. He is definitely one of the most skillful Volleyball Players in 2021.


Ricardo Lucarelli


The 29-year-old has been Brazil’s best outside hitter since the second last Olympic cycle (2013-2016) started. He already has 2 World League silver medals under his belt, also silver medals from the 2014 Volleyball World Championship and gold from the 2013 Grand Champions Cup.

No matter the age, his role remains the same but with more hopes from Brazilian fans as he continues to improve his game. This one right here is one of the fantastic and best volleyball players in 2021.



There have been a lot of amazing volleyball players in history, and it is evident that there are more to come this way. For a bright future volleyball, these players on this list are paving the way. Their games are intense, and their confidence builds up for their excellent position in the sports world. There are barely people who are As hardworking as they are.


Best Volleyball Players - Infographics


If you believe that we missed some fantastic athletes while creating this list, please leave them down in the comment below, and we will undoubtedly take a look at them. As for this article, we hope you enjoyed reading this. Share your thoughts about this list of Top 10 Best Volleyball Players in 2021 in the comments below.

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    Deandrea Ziv June 22, 2019 16:20

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      NotVSCO October 2, 2019 15:09


    2. Ole Eide
      Ole Eide October 29, 2019 04:52

      I hope you realize that no matter how good a female player is, she will never be in the same league as the men, that's just how our bodies are built. Nothing less, nothing more.

  3. Jamal
    jamal September 22, 2019 11:32

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  4. Mohan Pujar
    Mohan pujar September 24, 2019 04:05

    Who is there in the 4 th place

  5. Ogyen Anak
    Ogyen Anak November 3, 2019 20:24

    Yuji Nashida??

    1. Alex
      Alex March 6, 2020 10:38

      yes, where is yuji nishida.

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  20. Snaj
    Snaj May 18, 2020 04:27

    Wilfredo León is the best player today so, that list is totally, wrong,they dont put even juantorena, in lube champion, copa italia bronce Olympic with italy these page is shit

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das May 18, 2020 18:15

      Give us your suggestions about this list. Send us your own ranking of the best players in volleyball right now.
      We will definitely take your ranking into consideration.

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    Terri Bickman May 27, 2020 17:30

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  22. HariPokhrel
    HariPokhrel June 14, 2020 00:51

    Where is yuji?

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das June 14, 2020 17:49

      Y?ji Nishida? Yes, he is a talented player indeed.

    2. Fred
      Fred December 29, 2020 00:27

      He deserves a place among the top 10 players

  23. Akash
    akash July 22, 2020 01:48


  24. Akash
    akash July 28, 2020 08:27


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      Sourav Das July 28, 2020 17:41

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  25. Alex
    Alex September 23, 2020 16:15

    To everyone wondering where the women are let me put this in perspective for you. A men's volleyball net is more than 7 inches (19 cm to be exact) taller than a women's net. Also, a women's volleyball is bigger than a men's. If a volleyball is bigger it is probably easier to handle. So imagine this a men's team versus a women team on a men's net and men's ball. Who is going to win? probably the men's team.

  26. Fred
    Fred December 29, 2020 00:25

    Where's Yuji Nishida of Japan?

  27. Alex
    alex February 19, 2021 08:10

    whc position is Nishida?

  28. Kelvin Muthini
    Kelvin Muthini April 13, 2021 01:54

    I thought Yuji Nishinda was top in the list

  29. Mo
    Mo April 19, 2021 17:28

    So many great players left off this list!
    How would you not consider Wilredo Leon for this list??
    Robert Landy Simon, Leal and seriously, only one Brazilian??


  30. Surena
    surena June 17, 2021 09:57

    said Marouf is a legend

  31. Bongani
    Bongani August 26, 2021 04:42

    who is the legend of volleyball??

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