Netherlands men's national volleyball team

The Netherlands men's national volleyball team represents the Netherlands in FIVB tournaments. Volleyball is the most popular indoor sport in the country, with over 125,000 associates.[1] The team had their most successful phase beginning in the 1990s under coaches Arie Selinger and Joop Alberda, reaching various finals for international tournaments and winning both the Olympic Games and the World League in 1996.[2] Netherlands in World Championship won silver medal 1994 Greece.

Netherlands
Nickname(s)Orange Tulips
Orange
AssociationNederlandse Volleybalbond (Nevobo)
Head coachRoberto Piazza
FIVB ranking15 (as of October 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1964)
Best result (1996)
World Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1949)
Best result (1994)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1965)
Best result (1995)
European Championship
Appearances25 (First in 1948)
Best result (1997)
www.volleybal.nl (in Dutch)

Results

Summer Olympics

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

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
Total0/180000000

FIVB 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
Total0/120000000

World Grand Champions Cup

  • 1997 Silver medal
Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
1993th place0000000
1997th place0000000
2001th place0000000
2005th place0000000
2009th place0000000
2013th place0000000
2017th place0000000
Total0/70000000

European Championship

FIVB 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
1997th place0000000
1998th place0000000
1999th place0000000
2000th place0000000
2001th place0000000
2002th place0000000
2003th place0000000
2004th place0000000
2005th place0000000
2006th place0000000
2007th place0000000
2008th place0000000
2009th place0000000
2010th place0000000
2011th place0000000
2012th place0000000
2013th place0000000
2014th place0000000
2015th place0000000
2016th place0000000
2017th place0000000
Total0/280000000

European League

Team

Current squad

The following is the Dutch roster in the 2018 World Championship.[3]

Head coach: Gido Vermeulen

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1Daan van Haarlem15 March 19891.98 m (6 ft 6 in)89 kg (196 lb)332 cm (131 in)323 cm (127 in) Levski Sofia
2Wessel Keemink29 May 19931.97 m (6 ft 6 in)81 kg (179 lb)337 cm (133 in)326 cm (128 in) Aalst
3Maarten van Garderen24 January 19902.00 m (6 ft 7 in)89 kg (196 lb)359 cm (141 in)338 cm (133 in) Trentino
4Thijs ter Horst18 September 19912.04 m (6 ft 8 in)94 kg (207 lb)364 cm (143 in)344 cm (135 in) Daejeon Bluefangs
5Dirk Sparidans5 March 19891.81 m (5 ft 11 in)86 kg (190 lb)326 cm (128 in)300 cm (120 in) Nantes
6Jasper Diefenbach17 March 19881.95 m (6 ft 5 in)90 kg (200 lb)345 cm (136 in)330 cm (130 in) Tours
7Gijs Jorna30 May 19891.96 m (6 ft 5 in)85 kg (187 lb)340 cm (130 in)310 cm (120 in) Spacer's Toulouse
10Jeroen Rauwerdink13 September 19852.00 m (6 ft 7 in)92 kg (203 lb)350 cm (140 in)320 cm (130 in) Olympiacos
12Tim Smit31 December 19892.01 m (6 ft 7 in)92 kg (203 lb)343 cm (135 in)332 cm (131 in) Tourcoing
14Nimir Abdel-Aziz (C)5 February 19922.01 m (6 ft 7 in)86 kg (190 lb)365 cm (144 in)350 cm (140 in) Milano
15Thomas Koelewijn18 December 19882.06 m (6 ft 9 in)100 kg (220 lb)360 cm (140 in)350 cm (140 in) Stade Poitevin Poitiers
16Wouter ter Maat7 May 19912.00 m (6 ft 7 in)90 kg (200 lb)351 cm (138 in)338 cm (133 in) Fenerbahçe
17Michaël Parkinson23 November 19912.03 m (6 ft 8 in)98 kg (216 lb)365 cm (144 in)350 cm (140 in) Nantes
19Just Dronkers7 June 19931.87 m (6 ft 2 in)78 kg (172 lb)330 cm (130 in)308 cm (121 in) Maaseik

Coach history

Kit providers

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

Period Kit provider
2000– Mizuno
Erima
Erreà

Sponsorship

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Ilionx other sponsors: Lotto, Eilers Sport, Johan Cruyff Foundation, Zilveren Kruis, DELA. Voor Elkaar and BvdGF.

References

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