Established in 1990. The Goal of Volleyball World League – bring the world's top Men's teams together and create a globe-trotting circuit with attractive prizes, bringing the best of volleyball to every continent.

 

With USD millions in prize money, the World League is the richest and most significant FIVB tournament with the world's elite teams doing battle in a competition that draws thousands of spectators at events and millions more through television coverage.

The first edition of the Men’s World League, a revolutionary idea for team sport, with one million in USD prize money, professional organization and wide TV broadcasting in an itinerant competition reaching all corners of the world was played in Tokyo. Italy won the first one-million-dollar in front of a crowd of 10,000 spectators.

History of World League

year
gold
silver
bronze
1990
Italy
Netherlands
Brazil
1991
Italy
Cuba
Russia
1992
Italy
Cuba
USA
1993
Brazil
Russia
Italy
1994
Italy
Cuba
Brazil
1995
Italy
Brazil
Cuba
1996
Netherlands
Italy
Russia
1997
Italy
Cuba
Russia
1998
Cuba
Russia
Netherlands
1999
Italy
Cuba
Brazil
2000
Italy
Russia
Brazil
2001
Brazil
Italy
Russia
2002
Russia
Brazil
Yugoslavia
2003
Brazil
Serbia & Montenegro
Italy
2004
Brazil
Italy
Serbia & Montenegro
2005
Brazil
Serbia & Montenegro
Cuba
 2006 BrazilFrance  Russia

Country
medal total
gold
silver
bronze
Italy
13
8
3
2
Brazil
12
6
2
4
Russia
9
1
3
5
Cuba
8
1
5
2
Serbia & Montenegro
4
0
2
2
Netherlands
3
1
1
1
USA
1
0
0
1
France 1 0 0 1