Belgium men's national volleyball team

The Belgian national volleyball team is a team of volleyball players that represents Belgium at international championships. Belgium won the European League title for the first time in impressive in 2013 as they swept the Czech Republic and Croatia in the semifinal and gold medal match respectively. Belgium in 2014 was their first World Championship outing since 1978 and they have largely been restricted to competing at European level.

Belgium
Nickname(s)Red Dragons
AssociationRoyal Belgian Volleyball Federation
ConfederationCEV
Head coachBrecht Van Kerckhove
FIVB ranking13 (as of October 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 1968)
Best result8th (1968)
World Championship
Appearances9 (First in 1949)
Best result8th (1970)
European Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1948)
Best result4th (2017)
Belgium men's national volleyball team
Medal record
European League
2013 Marmaris

Competitive record

World Championship

World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
1949 7th-10th play-offs 9th 3 0 3 0 9
1952 Did not participate
1956 11th-20th play-offs 17th 10 2 8 16 22
1960 Did not participate
1962 Group stage 20th 4 0 4 1 12
1966 9th-16th play-offs 14th 10 4 6 15 22
1970 1st-8th play-offs 8th 11 4 7 14 22
1974 7th-12th play-offs 11th 11 3 8 13 26
1978 17th-18th play-offs 18th 9 3 6 10 21
1982 Did not qualify
1986
1990
1994
1998
2002
2006
2010
2014 Group stage 17th 5 1 4 9 12
2018 Second Round 10th 8 4 4 16 14
Total9/1971215094160

World League

World League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
1990 1990 to 2013 Did not participate
1991
1992
1994
1999
2002
2012
2013
2014 G2 FR 11th 14 8 6 32 23
2015 G2 FR 12th 14 10 4 35 23
2016 Group Stage 9th 9 3 6 15 20
2017 Group Stage 7th 9 4 5 18 19
Total4/2846252110085

European Championship

European Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
1948 Round Robin 5th 5 1 4 3 13
1950 Did not participate
1951 Final Round 5th 6 1 5 4 18
1955 9th-14th play-offs 12th 7 3 4 11 15
1958 17th-20th play-offs 17th 7 3 4 13 12
1963 9th-17th play-offs 13th 10 4 6 14 18
1967 9th-16th play-offs 12th 9 5 4 17 17
1971 7th-12th play-offs 10th 6 2 4 7 14
1975 7th-12th play-offs 12th 8 0 8 10 24
1977 Did not qualify
1979 7th-12th play-offs 11th 8 1 7 8 18
1981 Did not qualify
1983
1985
1987 7th-8th play-offs 7th 7 3 4 15 12
1989 Did not qualify
1991
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001
2003
2005
2007 Second Round 10th 6 4 2 8 15
2009 Did not qualify
2011 First Round 13th 3 1 2 4 7
2013 Quarter Final 7th 4 3 1 10 6
2015 Play-Offs 10th 4 2 2 6 7
2017 Third place game 4th 6 4 2 14 10
2019 Round of the last sixteen 9th 6 4 2 14 8
Total16/311024161158214

European Volleyball League

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

European Volleyball League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
2004 Did not participate
2005
2006
2007 Group stage 12th 12 2 10 13 33
2008 Did not participate
2009 Group stage 5th 12 8 4 30 20
2010 Did not participate
2011 Group stage N/A 12 7 5 26 24
2012 Did not participate
2013 Champions 1st 14 14 0 42 7
Total1 Title4/1050311911184

Current squad

The following is the Belgian roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Andrea Anastasi

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1Bram Van Den Dries14 August 19892.08 m (6 ft 10 in)99 kg (218 lb)361 cm (142 in)325 cm (128 in) Spacer's Toulouse
2Hendrik Tuerlinckx1 December 19871.95 m (6 ft 5 in)86 kg (190 lb)355 cm (140 in)321 cm (126 in) Roeselare
3Sam Deroo (C)29 April 19922.03 m (6 ft 8 in)105 kg (231 lb)355 cm (140 in)335 cm (132 in) Kędzierzyn-Koźle
4Stijn D'Hulst24 April 19911.87 m (6 ft 2 in)75 kg (165 lb)321 cm (126 in)305 cm (120 in) Powervolleys Düren
5Igor Grobelny8 June 19931.94 m (6 ft 4 in)85 kg (187 lb)350 cm (140 in)330 cm (130 in) Unterhaching
6Lowie Stuer24 November 19951.94 m (6 ft 4 in)80 kg (180 lb)331 cm (130 in)310 cm (120 in) Menen
7François Lecat19 April 19932.00 m (6 ft 7 in)96 kg (212 lb)347 cm (137 in)320 cm (130 in) Vibo Valentia
8Kevin Klinkenberg4 October 19901.97 m (6 ft 6 in)94 kg (207 lb)343 cm (135 in)314 cm (124 in) Milano
9Pieter Verhees8 December 19892.05 m (6 ft 9 in)112 kg (247 lb)365 cm (144 in)350 cm (140 in) Vibo Valentia
10Simon Van De Voorde19 December 19892.08 m (6 ft 10 in)100 kg (220 lb)338 cm (133 in)318 cm (125 in) Paykan
14Jelle Ribbens17 March 19921.85 m (6 ft 1 in)79 kg (174 lb)331 cm (130 in)300 cm (120 in) Spacer's Toulouse
16Matthias Valkiers8 April 19901.94 m (6 ft 4 in)92 kg (203 lb)339 cm (133 in)310 cm (120 in) Tourcoing
17Tomas Rousseaux31 March 19941.99 m (6 ft 6 in)90 kg (200 lb)352 cm (139 in)317 cm (125 in) Olsztyn
22Pieter Coolman24 April 19892.00 m (6 ft 7 in)90 kg (200 lb)351 cm (138 in)321 cm (126 in) Roeselare

References

  1. "Team Roster – Belgium". FIVB. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
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