Volleyball: why does a player wear a different jersey?

It’s an intriguing question in every volleyball game: why does a player wear a different jersey on each team? This is the answer.

When we watch a sport, of course, there are always questions we ask ourselves. Volleyball is no exception. Among the points, the number of players on the field, the other big question is that of the player who wears a different shirt than his teammates. This player in question is the Libero.

Oddly enough, this spote hasn’t been around for that long. It was created in 1998 during the World Championship in Japan by the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation).

What is your role? He is there to receive and defend and only enters the bottom line. You can come and go as many times as you like during the match instead of any player. He only has to come out when the rotation forces him to go over the attack line.

The rules of the Libero are also very specific since he does not have the right to serve, to be in the front line but also to pass the ball to the other side when he is above the upper band of the net or to counterattack, to be captain and therefore have the same shirt as their companions.

The Libero position was created so that there are more exchanges during matches and that the match is a little “more pleasant” to watch. It also allows players with very particular styles to become indispensable in this position when they could not be starters in another.

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