Overview

Team profile

Germany

Germany are coming off one of the most successful periods in their history after finishing fifth in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and reaching the final round of the FIVB Volleyball World League for the first time in 2012 – also placing fifth – under coach Vital Heynen. The Germans then came a creditable seventh in the 2013 World League. Among the highlights of 2013 were wins over Russia and Bulgaria at the European Championship in Poland. Heynen set his sights high for his team but they failed in their campaign at the 2014 World League, finishing at 16th overall. However, they captured bronze at the 2014 World Championship. They missed the 2015 season of the World League and focused on the European Games where they won gold.

Germany’s historical records encompass the achievements of the GDR (East Germany) along with West Germany and include the former’s gold medal triumphs at the 1969 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup and the 1970 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship, plus a silver medal from the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. More recently the Germans won the European League in 2009 and came ninth at Beijing 2008.

Coach

Mr. Vital Heynen

Mr. Vital Heynen

Vital Heynen has a long history of success, first as a player in his native Belgium then as a coach. He won Belgium’s player of the year award in 2004 and was named best setter in the CEV Champions League the same year. He appeared in 150 matches for the national team. As a coach, he guided Noliko Maaseik to league titles in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and added Belgium Cup titles in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. He was voted the country’s coach of the year three times. He was appointed Germany coach in 2012 and later that year guided the squad to fifth place at the Olympic Games in London, gold at the 2014 World Championship in Poland and gold at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Heynen has also worked with teams in Turkey, the Netherlands and Poland. Earlier this year, it was announced that Heynen will assume the position of head coach of the Belgian men’s national team starting January 2017.

Staff

  • Team Manager Mr. Jan Kahlenbach
  • Assistant coach Mr. Jaromir Zachrich
  • Second Assistant Coach Mr. Alfons Vranken
  • Doctor Mr. Dr. Karsten Holland
  • Physiotherapist Mr. Achim Schüler

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
Slovenia
6 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 15 16 5 3.200 513 441 1.163
2
Greece
6 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 15 15 6 2.500 516 462 1.116
3
Chinese Taipei
6 4 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 12 13 9 1.444 530 515 1.029
4
Montenegro
6 4 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 12 16 12 1.333 628 599 1.048
5
Venezuela
6 4 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 10 14 11 1.272 576 557 1.034
6
Qatar
6 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 9 11 10 1.100 477 480 0.993
7
Spain
6 3 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 13 12 1.083 556 552 1.007
8
Tunisia
6 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 8 10 13 0.769 537 549 0.978
9
Germany
6 2 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 7 11 13 0.846 534 535 0.998
10
Mexico
6 1 5 0 1 0 2 3 0 5 10 16 0.625 546 590 0.925
11
Kazakhstan
6 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 4 15 0.266 423 478 0.884
12
Puerto Rico
6 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 4 3 4 15 0.266 397 475 0.835

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