Slovenia men's national volleyball team

The Slovenia national men's volleyball team is the national volleyball team from Slovenia, controlled by the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia, which represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. Slovenia was the runner-up at the European Volleyball Championship twice, in 2015 and 2019. As of October 2018, Slovenia is ranked 17th in the FIVB World Rankings.

AssociationVolleyball Federation of Slovenia
Head coachAlberto Giuliani
FIVB ranking17 (as of October 2019)
World Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2018)
Best result12th (2018)
European Championship
Appearances8 (First in 2001)
Best result (2015 and 2019) (in Slovene)
Slovenia men's national volleyball team
Medal record
European Championship
2015 Bulgaria/Italy
2019 Belgium/France/Netherlands/Slovenia
European League
2015 Poland
2011 Slovakia


2015–2019: European Championship finals

In March 2015, Andrea Giani was announced as the new head coach of Slovenian national team.[1] In October 2015, Slovenia won their first medal at the European Volleyball Championships after they lost in the final against France (3–0). Tine Urnaut won one of the individual player awards for the Best Outside Spiker.[2]

On 26 January 2017, Giani resigned as a head coach of the team[3] and on 2 March 2017, Slobodan Kovač became the new head coach.[4] On 28 May 2017, Slovenia qualified for the 2018 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship for the first time.[5] At the 2019 European Volleyball Championship, Slovenia was one of the four co-hosts of the tournament.[6] The team reached the final again, where they lost 3–1 to Serbia, clinching their second silver medal in four years.[7]


World Championship

World League

Nations League

Challenger Cup

European Championship

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

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