Top 10 best setters in volleyball at the moment rankings

Top 10 best setters in volleyball at the moment rankings

Kenneth Mwenda
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM

The best setters in volleyball are crucial to a team's performance. They are in charge of the offense for the team. They hope to receive the second touch to set up an attacking player. There are also some volleyball setter rules they must follow to perform well.

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The setter is the most difficult and important position. In almost every action, the player must make contact with a ball. Unfortunately, this position is frequently undervalued, so in this post, we will show you the best setters in the world, as determined by reliable sources.

The best setters in volleyball 2023

This was one of the more difficult top ten lists to compile because there are several players who could be argued that they deserve to be in higher positions of ranking. Among our men's lists are:

10.Vadi Mohammad Taher

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Mohammad Taher Vadi (IRN) during the FIVB Nations League Men match between Iran and Poland, in Gdansk, Poland, on July 5, 2022. Photo: Foto Olimpik
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Mohammad Taher Vadi is an Iranian player who plays as a setter for the Iranian national team. He was born on October 10, 1989, in Mashhad. He has represented his country in several tournaments, including 2012, 2014, and 2016 Asian Cups, the 2014 FIVB World Championship qualification tournament, and the 2015 Asian Championship.

9. Sekita Masahiro

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Sekita of Japan during the Men's international game between Japan and Canada at Aoyama Gakuin University Gymnasium on August 04, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Matt Roberts
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Masahiro Sekita, born November 20, 1993, in Tokyo, is a Japanese male professional player. Masahiro was one of the Japanese setters on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster 2021. His coordination with Yuji Nishida is unmatchable.

During the tournament, the Japanese team advanced to the quarterfinals round for the first time in 29 years, and he finished seventh in the best setters category.

He is currently a member of the JTEKT Stings of the V. League Division 1 and the Japan men's national volleyball team. He captained Japan's U-21 national team in the 2012 Asian Junior Men's Volleyball Championship and the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship.

8. Ropret Gregor

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Gregor Ropret during the European Men's Championships 2017 match between Slovenia and Spain on August 24, 2017, in Krakow, Poland. Photo: Porebski
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A lot of experience, quality, and a strong desire to succeed characterize the Slovenian player, born on March 1, 1989. Ropret has proudly defended the colors of the Slovenian national team, one of the best on a continental level, since the youth squads. He finished second in the European Volleyball Championship three times with Slovenia in 2015, 2019, and 2021.

7. Zimmermann Jan

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Jan Zimmermann during the Champions League match between Berlin Recycling Volleys and Noliko Maaseik at Max-Schmeling-Halle on November 22, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo: City-Press
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He is a German volleyball player who was born on February 12, 1993. He plays for the German national team. Jan was a German Champion in 2015 and a Belgian Champion in 2019. He is a professional club player for BBTS Bielsko-Biaa.

6. Brizard Antoine

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Antoine Brizard of France during the International Friendly match between France and Netherlands on May 27, 2022, in Poitiers, France. Photo: Eddy Lemaistre
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He was born on May 22, 1994, in Paris, France, and is a member of the French national team. He competed in the 2017 European Championship, which was held in Poland.

He's a key player in France, and his talent appears only to be overshadowed by Earvin N'Gapeth. He is also a professional club player for the Italian club, Gas Sales Piacenza.

5. Matias Sanchez

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Matias of Tourcoing during the French Ligue A match between Tourcoing and Sete on March 19, 2021, in Tourcoing, France. Photo: Baptiste Fernandez
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He is a player from Argentina who was born on September 20, 1996. He is also a member of the Argentine national team, which won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

His ability to set the ball to the right player at the right time is exceptional, and his good setting decisions benefit outside hitters, opposite hitters, and middle blockers. He is a professional club player for lepsk Malow Suwaki.

4. Tuaniga Joshua

He was born on March 18, 1997, and is a member of the United States national volleyball team. He represented the United States in the 2015 U19 World Championship and the 2017 U21 World Championship.

3. Seganov Georgi

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Georgi Seganov of Bulgaria during the European Men's Volleyball Championships 2017 play-off match between Serbia and Bulgaria on August 31, 2017, in Krakow, Poland. Photo: Porebski
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He's probably one of the first names that come to mind when you think of Bulgarian. He was born on June 10, 1993.

Seganov represented his country at the 2014 World Championships in Poland. He is a professional club player for GKS Katowice.

2. Giannelli Simone

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Giannelli during the Volleyball Italian Serie A Men Superleague Championship on December 29, 2021, at the PalaBarton in Perugia, Italy. Photo: Loris Cerquiglini
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The Italians should be delighted with him. He is still relatively young, having been born on August 9, 1996, and some experts believe he will be the best volleyball setter in the world in a few years, and it is possible if he keeps working hard.

He is quite tall for a setter (200 cm= 6.56 ft.) As a result, he is not only a good setter but also a good blocker. Gianelli is invaluable to the Italian National Team, and with him, they have a chance to win a lot.

1. Rezende Bruno Mossa

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Bruno Mossa De Rezende during the Lega Pallavolo Serie A match at Palasport Giuseppe Panini on November 21, 2021, in Modena, Italy. Photo: Emmanuele Ciancaglini
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If you ask any volleyball player who the greatest setter of all time is, they'll almost always say Bruno. He is an experienced player who was born on July 2, 1986 and has led his national team of Brazil to 9 gold medals in major championships, including the 2016 Olympic Games.

His experience is invaluable to both his club and the national team. He has several individual awards, the most recent of which came from the Club World Cup in 2019. In addition, Rezende has won 14 championships with clubs in Brazil and Italy.

Who are the best female setters in the world in 2023

Just like in the men's category, there are great setters in women's volleyball who make the game exciting for both the players and the fans. We will look at the top five in the world.

5. Bongaerts Britt

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Britt Bongaerts during the match between Netherlands and Dominican Republic at Nippon Gaishi Hall on October 8, 2018, in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Photo: Takashi Aoyama
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She is a Dutch player who was born on November 3, 1996. Britt is a member of the Dutch women's national volleyball team. She competed in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in 2014.

4. Marte Frica Niverka Dharlenis

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Niverka Dharlenis Marte Frica during the FIVB Volleyball Womens World Championship 202 match between Dominican Republic and Croatia on September 27, 2022, in Gdansk, Poland. Photo: Mateusz Slodkowski
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She is a Dominican player who was born on October 19, 1990, in Santo Domingo. She competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics for the Dominican Republic national team, finishing fifth.

She also competed in the 2010 and 2014 World Championships, finishing 17th and fifth, respectively, as well as the 2011 and 2015 FIVB World Cups, with her national team ranking eighth and seventh. She took bronze in the 2015 Pan American Games. She won silver with her Junior national team at the 2009 World Championship.

3. Wolosz Joanna

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Joanna Wolosz (POL) during the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship match between Poland v Thailand, on September 27, 2022, in Gdansk, Poland. Photo: Foto Olimpik
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She is a Polish player for Imoco Volley and the Polish national team. She was born on April 7, 1990. She was a member of the Polish women's national volleyball team that competed in the 2010 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Japan.

2. Silva Carneiro Macris Fernanda

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Macris Fernanda Silva Carneiro of Brasil sets the ball during a match between Brasil and Czech Republic on September 24, 2022, in Arnhem, Netherlands. Photo: Rene Nijhuis
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She is a Brazilian player who was born on March 3, 1989. She is a setter for Fenerbahçe Opet and the Brazilian national team.

She is a player who is able to turn any team around. Silva is a key player of the national team and cooperates well with other stars on her teams.

1. Guedpard Pornpun

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Pornpun Guedpard during the FIVB Volleyball Women's National League at Ankara Sports Hall on June 04, 2022, in Ankara, Turkey. Photo: Seskim
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She was born on May 5, 1993, and is a member of Thailand's women's national team. She is currently a setter for PEA Sisaket (Thailand). She is widely considered to be one of the greatest female volleyball players of all time.

Our lists of the best setters volleyball in the world take into account both historic/career performance and current performance. There are several other well-known setters in volleyball, but couldn't make the cut and some have retired.

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Kenneth Mwenda is a business and sports writer with over five years of experience. At Sportsbrief, he contributes to writing biographies and listicles.