Overview

Team profile

Portugal

Portugal have been a regular feature of the FIVB Volleyball World League over the last five years. In 2015, however, they only produced one victory in 12 matches. They had a 0-7 losing run before snapping it with a 3-2 triumph over the Netherlands in Groningen. Since the start of the 2014 World League, however, Portugal have jumped from 38 to 27 in the world rankings. The Portuguese team did not qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship under young new coach Hugo Silva, who was previously an assistant. Now, the team is looking for a new beginning under Brazilian coach Francisco Santos.
 
Portugal made their international debut at the 1948 European Championship when they came fourth. The Portuguese first qualified for the World League in 1999. The team's best performance to date in the competition was the joint-fifth place they achieved in 2005. In 2007, Portugal hosted the Final Four of the European League and the team came close to claiming a first international trophy before losing 3-2 in a dramatic final against Spain. They broke their duck in 2010 when they took the gold medal in the European League in Spain. They have yet to qualify for an Olympic Games.

Coach

Francisco Santos

Francisco Santos

Brazilian coach Jose Francisco dos Santos, better known as Chico, will return to guide the Portuguese men’s national team in 2016, after his first stint in 2006. Dos Santos has coached in Greece, Spain and Peru. He worked with compatriot Bernardo Rezende with the Brazilian women’s national team from 1998 to 2000 and with the men’s team from 2001 to 2012. The men’s team had a long reign in important competitions, including the World League, World Championships and the Olympic Games. He was part of the coaching staff of the Brazilian side that won the World Championship title in 2002 and 2010, and claimed Olympic medals at Athens 2004 (gold), Beijing 2008 and London 2012 (both silver).

Staff

  • Team Manager Carlos Prata
  • Assistant coach Hugo Silva
  • Doctor Ricardo Aido
  • Physiotherapist Gustavo Figueiredo

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Canada
9 8 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 24 26 7 3.714 787 677 1.162
2
Turkey
9 8 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 21 25 10 2.500 813 756 1.075
3
Netherlands
9 6 3 1 4 1 2 0 1 19 22 15 1.466 839 768 1.092
4
Finland
9 6 3 1 3 2 2 0 1 18 22 16 1.375 858 826 1.038
5
Czech Republic
9 5 4 1 1 3 1 2 1 13 19 19 1.000 837 850 0.984
6
China
9 4 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 12 13 17 0.764 681 681 1.000
7
Egypt
9 4 5 1 1 2 1 1 3 11 15 20 0.750 781 816 0.957
8
Slovakia
9 3 6 0 2 1 2 2 2 10 15 22 0.681 788 843 0.934
9
Cuba
9 3 6 0 0 3 3 3 0 9 18 24 0.750 891 917 0.971
10
Korea
9 3 6 1 0 2 2 1 3 9 14 22 0.636 804 820 0.980
11
Japan
9 2 7 2 0 0 3 2 2 9 14 21 0.666 763 803 0.950
12
Portugal
9 2 7 1 0 1 2 3 2 7 13 23 0.565 758 843 0.899

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