1. Italy- Superlega. Some people may argue about the best volleyball player, some may argue about the best volleyball club, but when it comes to the best volleyball league, there aren’t any doubts. The Italian Superlega is the best volleyball league in the world.
The most competetive ones are: Men: Italian Superlega (Italy), Plusliga (Poland), Russian Super League (Russia), Brazilian Superliga (Brazil) Women: Turkish Volleyball league (Turkey), Russian Super League, V. League (Japan), Italian Superleague, Brazilian Superliga
The Olympic Games are the most prestigious volleyball competitions. The World Championship is a competition of the strongest national volleyball teams, which are held once every four years. They are the second most prestigious volleyball competition after the Olympic Games.
The most important and prestigious tournament is indisputably the Olympics. Next are the quadrennial World Championship and World Cup. Then the annually Nations League (est. 2018, which replaced World League for men and World Grand Prix for women.)
History. The CEV Champions League Volley follows in the footsteps of the former CEV Champions Cup, with the first edition held in the 2000/2001 season, following a full revamping of the European Cup competitions. Ever since its introduction, it has featured all of the top teams in Europe and quickly established itself as the most prestigious club competition in international Volleyball – thus attracting elite players from overseas as well, wishing to play at the highest possible level.
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The Olympic volleyball competition is the most prestigious tournament in the the sport. But the postponement of 2020 won’t dampen the spirits; an extra year of preparation will only further whet the appetite for national volleyball teams across the world, with defending champions Brazil (men) and China (women) gearing up to defend their unique five-year-long reigns as champions.
Continue Reading. Today, if we're going by overall experience, level of play and lifestyle: the Italian A1 series is top of the ladder, in my books. The Russian Superleague is up there when it comes to budget and player salaries, and the Polish league is also a powerhouse for talent, quality of volleyball and pay.
World League/Grand Prix - important, difficult tournament to win, but slightly less prestige since it happens every year. Grand Champions Cup - happens every four years, year after Olympics, and doesn't count towards FIVB world rankings. Basically, every summer has a World League/Grand Prix followed by one other event, in the order of Grand Champions Cup, World Championships, World Cup, Olympics.