Germany men's national volleyball team

The Germany men's national volleyball team is governed by the DVV (Deutscher Volleyball-Verband) and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Germany won the gold medal at the 1970 World Championship as East Germany and the bronze medal in the 2014 World Championships.

Nickname(s)Die Adler (The Eagles)
Die Mannschaft (The Team)
Association'Deutscher Volleyball-Verband
Head coachAndrea Giani
FIVB ranking27 (as of October 2019)
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (First in 1972)
Best result5th (2012)
World Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1956)
Best result (2014)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1969)
Best result7th (1991)
European Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1963)
Best result (2017) (in German)

After German reunification, West Germany (1949–1990) was renamed Germany and they absorbed East Germany (1949–1990) with the records. Germany also failed to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the European qualifiers at home in Berlin. They have appeared at the Olympic Games on two occasions, finishing in ninth place at Beijing 2008 and fifth place finish at London 2012. However, Germany have enjoyed some recent success on the continental stage, winning European Championship silver last year. Before reunification, East Germany finished fourth at Mexico City 1968, before winning the silver medal at Munich 1972. East Germany were also crowned FIVB World Champions in 1969 and clinched the FIVB World Cup a year later.


  • 1st - Gold medalists
  • 2st - Silver medalists
  • 3rd - Bronze medalists
  • 4th - 4th place

Summer Olympics

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
1964th place0000000
19684th place0000000
19722th place0000000
1976th place0000000
1980th place0000000
1984th place0000000
1988th place0000000
1992th place0000000
1996th place0000000
2000th place0000000
2004th place0000000
20089th place0000000
20125th place0000000
2016th place0000000

World Championship

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
1949th place0000000
1952th place0000000
1956th place0000000
1960th place0000000
1962th place0000000
1966th place0000000
1970th place0000000
1974th place0000000
1978th place0000000
1982th place0000000
1986th place0000000
1990th place0000000
1994th place0000000
1998th place0000000
2002th place0000000
2006th place0000000
2010th place0000000
2014th place0000000
2018th place0000000

World Cup

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
1965th place0000000
1969th place0000000
1977th place0000000
1981th place0000000
1985th place0000000
1989th place0000000
1991th place0000000
1995th place0000000
1999th place0000000
2003th place0000000
2007th place0000000
2011th place0000000
2015th place0000000

World League

World League record
Year Result GP MW ML SW SL PW PL
1990th place0000000
1991th place0000000
1992th place0000000
1993th place0000000
1994th place0000000
1995th place0000000
1996th place0000000
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1998th place0000000
1999th place0000000
2000th place0000000
2001th place0000000
2002th place0000000
2003th place0000000
2004th place0000000
2005th place0000000
2006th place0000000
2007th place0000000
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2009th place0000000
2010th place0000000
2011th place0000000
2012th place0000000
2013th place0000000
2014th place0000000
2015th place0000000
2016th place0000000
2017th place0000000

Nations League

European Games

European Championship

  • 1991 — 4th place
  • 1993 — 4th place
  • 1995 — 8th place
  • 1997 — 9th place (tied)
  • 2001 — 9th place (tied)
  • 2003 — 7th place
  • 2007 — 5th place
  • 2009 — 6th place
  • 2011 — 15th place
  • 2013 — 6th place
  • 2015 — 8th place
  • 2017 Silver medal
  • 2019 — 8th place

European League


Current squad

The following is the German roster in the 2017 Men's European Volleyball Championship.

Head coach:Andrea Giani
No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016/17 club
1Christian Fromm15 August 19902.04 m (6 ft 8 in)99 kg (218 lb)345 cm (136 in)324 cm (128 in) Gi Group Monza
3Ruben Schott8 July 19941.92 m (6 ft 4 in)85 kg (187 lb)326 cm (128 in)309 cm (122 in) Berlin Recycling Volleys
7Michael Andrei6 September 19852.10 m (6 ft 11 in)98 kg (216 lb)345 cm (136 in)340 cm (130 in) Topvolley Antwerpen
6Denys Kaliberda (C)24 June 19901.93 m (6 ft 4 in)95 kg (209 lb)343 cm (135 in)314 cm (124 in) Cucine Lube Civitanova
8Marcus Böhme25 August 19852.11 m (6 ft 11 in)116 kg (256 lb)360 cm (140 in)330 cm (130 in) Cuprum Lubin
9György Grozer27 November 19842.00 m (6 ft 7 in)99 kg (218 lb)375 cm (148 in)345 cm (136 in) Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
10Linus Weber1 November 19981.99 m (6 ft 6 in)85 kg (187 lb)336 cm (132 in)321 cm (126 in) Berlin Recycling Volleys
11Lukas Kampa29 November 19861.95 m (6 ft 5 in)90 kg (200 lb)335 cm (132 in)320 cm (130 in) Jastrzębski Węgiel
13Simon Hirsch3 April 19922.04 m (6 ft 8 in)96 kg (212 lb)352 cm (139 in)344 cm (135 in) Gi Group Monza
14Moritz Karlitzek12 August 19961.91 m (6 ft 3 in)91 kg (201 lb)335 cm (132 in)310 cm (120 in) Rottenburg
16Julian Zenger26 August 19971.90 m (6 ft 3 in)80 kg (180 lb)330 cm (130 in)315 cm (124 in) Friedrichshafen
17Jan Zimmermann12 February 19931.90 m (6 ft 3 in)82 kg (181 lb)340 cm (130 in)312 cm (123 in) United Volleys Rhein-Main
18Noah Baxpöhler29 November 19862.02 m (6 ft 8 in)71 kg (157 lb)337 cm (133 in)316 cm (124 in) SVG Lüneburg
21Tobias Krick22 October 19982.10 m (6 ft 11 in)85 kg (187 lb)350 cm (140 in)330 cm (130 in) United Volleys Rhein-Main

Coaches history

Years Name
1956 Eberhard Schulz
1957–1958 Werner Lohr
1958–1970* Edgar Blossfeldt
1959–1960 Jerzy Pławczyk
1961–1964 Alexander Mühle
1965–1971 Miroslav Rovný
1971 Josef Stolarik
1971 Akira Kato
1971–1972 Manfred Kindermann
1973–1974 Michael Gregori
1974–1975 Sebastian Mihăilescu
1976–1983 Michael Gregori
1983–1987 Zbigniew Jasiukiewicz
1987–1990 Stelian Moculescu
1990–1994 Igor Prieložný
1995–1998 Olaf Kortmann
1999–2008 Stelian Moculescu
2009–2011 Raúl Lozano
2012–2016 Vital Heynen
2017– Andrea Giani

Kit providers

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Germany national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2003– Asics


Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Comdirect Bank other sponsors: ERGO Group, German Sports Aid Foundation and Deutsche Energie.


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