Thirty-three-year-old native of Ljubljana, the Slovenian setter arrives at the court of Andrea Anastasi and completes the lifting department of the Block Devils. A lot of experience, a lot of quality, a great desire to do well: all this is the new Juventus signing: “I’ve always looked for such an experience. Playing with the best players in the world, working with the best coaches, playing in front of the best fans and for a club with the organization that Perugia can offer you is something I’ve always wanted. The moment has finally come and I feel ready for this challenge ”
Sir Safety Susa Perugia announces the first purchase of the summer market and announces the purchase of director Gregor Ropret for next season who, together with Simone Giannelli, completes the setters department available to Andrea Anastasi.
Thirty-three year old Slovenian native of Ljubljana, Ropret arrives in Perugia from Cambrai Volley, formation of the French Ligue A and after a long career unraveled around Europe between Slovenia, France, Turkey, Czech Republic, Austria and a short passage also in Italy to Molfetta in 2016. A career that has seen him win three championships and two Slovenian cups with his clubs, two Austrian championships, one championship in the Czech Republic and four Middle European League, a men’s volleyball competition, organized annually, reserved for club teams belonging to MEVZA.
Right from the youth squads, Ropret proudly defends the colors of the Slovenian national team, one of the best on a continental level, with great results. Among the many medals won (gold at the European League in 2015 and gold at the Volleyball Challenger Cup in 2019), the three silvers at the European championships in 2015, 2019 and 2021 stand out, the latter in the final against Italy in a competition where he was also awarded as the best setter.
A very good director technically, with a linear, technically clean game and excellent general management of his forwards, Ropret certainly represents an added value in the Juventus squad.
“For me Perugia is one of the best teams in the world in recent years”, these are the first words of Gregor from Block Devils. “I’ve always looked for such an experience. Playing with the best players in the world, working with the best coaches, playing in front of the best fans and for a club with the organization that Perugia can offer you is something I’ve always wanted. The moment has finally come and I feel ready for this challenge ”.