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2009 FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup
Osaka - Nagoya, Japan
18 - 23 November 2009

 
 
 CUB / Cuba - Team Composition

 
Team manager Medina Guzman, Francisco
Head coach Samuels Blackwood, Orlando
Assistant coach Valdez Pedro, Idalberto
Doctor
Therapist / trainer Vives Coffini, Nicolas
Journalist
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Wilfredo Leon Venero Leon 31/07/1993 201 85 350 346 Santiago de Cuba
  2   Lian Sem Estrada Jova Estrada 12/12/1982 196 83 339 335 Santiago de Cuba
  3 Gustavo Leyva Alvarez Leyva 14/12/1985 180 75 305 300 Ciudad Habana
  4   Yoandy Leal Hidalgo Leal 31/08/1988 201 84 361 348 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  5 Leandro Macias Infante Macias 13/02/1990 192 70 325 318 Santiago de Cuba
  L 6   Keibel Gutierrez Torna Gutierrez 6/05/1987 178 80 305 295 Villa Clara
  7 Osmany Roberto Camejo Durruty Camejo 18/02/1983 202 90 350 330 Ciudad Habana
  8   Rolando Cepeda Abreu Cepeda 13/03/1989 198 77 359 344 S.Spiritus
  9 Michael Sánchez Bozhulev Sánchez B. 5/06/1986 206 100 358 328 Ciudad Habana
  10   Osmel Camejo Durruthy Camejo 25/09/1989 200 82 267 351 C.Habana
  11 Gonzalez Raydel Delgado Delgado 8/09/1987 195 81 347 330 La Habana
  12   Yenry Bell Cisnero Bell 27/07/1981 188 84 358 328 Santiago de Cuba
  C 13 Robertlandy Simón Aties Simón 11/06/1987 206 91 358 326 Ciudad Habana
  14   Raydel Hierrezuelo Aguirre Hierrezuelo 14/07/1987 196 87 340 335 Ciudad Habana
  15 Darien Ferrer Delis Ferrer 31/10/1983 204 84 362 346 Santiago de Cuba
  16   Isbel Mesa Sandobal Mesa 2/06/1989 204 89 358 331 C. Habana
  17 Odelvis Dominico Speck Dominico 6/05/1977 205 87 360 356 Ciudad Habana
  18   Yosmany Díaz Carmenate Diaz 8/01/1988 196 89 358 328 Ciudad Habana
  19 Fernando Hernandez Ramos Hernandez 11/09/1989 196 78 358 339 C.Habana
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Cuban team is getting ready for the 2009 World Grand Champions Cup. The team is composed of young players and they have to show that they are ready to defend and reach the results made by the cuban teams in the past editions of this Grand Champions Cup.

 

The objectives and goals are very well defined and we should achieve a good performance to place the young players again in the world elite. 

 

The young Cuban team showed during the 2009 World League (4th place), that they are ready to compete with the top teams. After winning the 2009 Continental Championships they are ready for another top performance at the 2009 World Grand Champions Cup.

 

 

Coach profile

Orlando Samuels Blackwood was born on 31st December 1946 in Esmeralda Camaguey, the Cuban city that has produced a long list of National Team players.

 

He was member of the Cuban team for several years, and he is a coach with international experience. He was Technical Director of the Cuban teams from 1985-1995 and he participated in various International competitions including the World League, World Championships, Olympic Games and World Cups.

 

He was nominated as best coach in 1989 when his team won the gold medal at the Pan American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games and the NORCECA tournaments.

 

Main perfomance of Orlando Samuels.

 

1 place WORLD CUP-1989

2 place WORLD LEAGUE - 1991-1992

4 place WORLD LEAGUE- 2009

   
 

  Photo gallery