Trento, 21 June 2024

New arrival at the centre of the net: signed 24-year-old romanian Bela Bartha

The summer market of European Champion Itas Trentino continues with some news at the centre of the net. After the recent formalisation of the young Pellacani, the middle blocker department is enriched by another talented prospect: Romania’s Bela Florian Bartha.
Twenty-four years old in October, in Trento starting in August he will have his first experience outside his country, where he has worn the jersey of three Clubs with great traditions such as Unirea Dej, Craoiva (a Trentino Volley opponent in the 2015 CEV Cup) and Dinamo Bucharest, with whom he played the last two seasons, also winning a Romanian Supercup under the orders of Stelian Moculescu. Bela is a player who makes the most of his physical size (206 centimetres for 100 kg) in the fundamentals of attack and serve, the best in his repertoire. In the last Romanian championship, he distinguished himself as the most prolific server (41 aces) and as one of the most consistent scorers of first-half spikes (64%). For the past three years, he has been with the national team, with which he won the Silver League in 2022, played in the European Championship 2023, also showing off his skills at the block, and was able to gain further experience at continental level by playing in the last two seasons, first the CEV Cup and then the Challenge Cup, again with the Capital’s Club. In the Golden League played last month with Romania, he scored 52 personal points, including 19 blocks (fourth overall for number of winning blocks).
“Signing for Trentino Volley is a dream come true for me - admitted Bela Bartha - . I am joining one of the most important Clubs in the entire volleyball scene, which can count on one of the strongest and most competitive rosters in the world. I can't wait to start this new adventure: training and playing with the Trento jersey will be fantastic and will help me grow a lot. I’m coming to the best and most difficult league to learn and offer my contribution to this team. I was inspired by Jan Kozamernik, who will be my future teammate”.
“Bartha is one of the most interesting prospects in his role on the European scene – his new coach Fabio Soli specified - . He is a player of great physical strength and therefore has his best fundamentals in attack and serve. He strongly wanted to come to Italy, to Trento, because he wanted to measure himself with the level that our SuperLega offers. I had the chance to talk to him recently and I heard him enthusiastic; the best prerequisite for a great first season together”.
Bartha signed a two-year contract, he will be the first Romanian player in the history of Trentino Volley and will wear the jersey number 22, never before used by anyone.

born in Cluj Napoca (Romania), on 19 October 2000
206 cm, role: Middle blocker
2010/13 CS Ocna Mures – Romania Youth
2013/18 CS Unirea Dej – Romania Youth
2018/19 CS Unirea Dej - Romania
2019/20 CS Unirea Dej – Romania
2020/21 CS Unirea Dej – Romania
2021/22 SCMU Craiova - Romania
2022/23 CS Dinamo Bucuresti – Romania
2023/24 CS Dinamo Bucuresti - Romania
2024/26 Itas Trentino SuperLega

1 Romanian Supercup (2022)

In the national team
42 appearances with Romania
Gold Medal European Silver League 2022

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