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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010

 GER / Germany - Team Composition

Team manager Ms. Kathrin WIEDMAIER
Head coach Mr. Raúl LOZANO
Assistant coach Mr. Juan Manuel SERRAMALERA
Doctor Mr. Dr. Thomas STAHL
Therapist / trainer Mr. Oliver KLENK
Journalist Mr. Thilo VON HAGEN
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Sebastian Prüsener Pruesener 0 0 330 319 Generali Haching
  3   Sebastian Schwarz Schwarz 2/10/1985 197 94 340 325 NN
  4 Simon Tischer Tischer 24/04/1982 194 88 346 328 VfB Friedrichshafen
  C 5   Björn Andrae Andrae 14/05/1981 200 92 350 330 Kuzbass Kemerovo
  6 Denys Kaliberda Kaliberda 24/06/1990 193 95 343 314 Azimut Leo Shoes Modena
  7   Lukas Bauer Bauer 26/02/1989 202 94 342 328 Arago de Sète
  8 Marcus Böhme Böhme 25/08/1985 212 114 360 330 Olympiakos Piräus
  10   Jochen Schöps Schöps 8/10/1983 200 100 360 335 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  L 12 Ferdinand Tille Tille 8/12/1988 185 75 338 316 Skra Belchatów
  13   Christian Dünnes Dünnes 16/06/1984 207 105 350 331 Generali Haching
  14 Robert Kromm Kromm 9/03/1984 212 102 360 345 Berlin Recycling Volleys
  15   Max Günthör Günthör 9/08/1985 207 93 350 325 VfB Friedrichshafen
  17 Patrick Steuerwald P. Steuerwald 3/03/1986 180 80 335 315 Generali Haching
  18   György Grozer Grozer 27/11/1984 200 102 374 345 Belogorie Belgorod
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

For 36 years Germany has been trying to realise their dream - participating in the Olympic Games. 2008 saw the dream come true and after an emotional roller coaster ride, inspirational appearances and an ounce of luck at the qualification tournament in Düsseldorf (GER) the team succeeded. In Beijing the German team played well but were missing the stability claim a medal.

The tournament in Beijing was the last international event for coach Stelian Moculescu. He had already announced his retirement before the Olympic qualification but during his term the team became a world class side. Results at the FIVB World Championship 2006 (9th), European Championship (5th) and Olympic Games 2008 (9th) emphasize this in the same way as a 14th placed world ranking. The former international player always said that the development of a team takes at least one Olympic cycle, if not two. He was right and could retire after having done his work.

His successor was Raúl Lozano former coach of Poland. He had led his previous side to the silver medal at the FIVB World Championships 2006 and also to a solid 5th place finish in Beijing.

In his first year as team coach of the German men´s team, Lozano celebrated excellent results. After his team won the European League 2009, they qualified for the World Championships 2010 as well as for the World League 2010. With rank six at the European Championships 2009, the team did not disappoint either (being only defeated by the finalists Poland and France).

Most recently Germany finished ninth in their first FIVB World League since 2003, an unprecedented result that proves the turnaround of this side.

Coach profile

Raul Lozano has been coach of Germany since2009 and was previously coach of Spain and Poland.

His biggest success so far was winning the silver medal at the last FIVB World Championships in 2006 with Poland

His main aim for Germany is to introduce younger players into the side and to improve technique. This was certainly the case in the 2010 FIVB World League where his side finished second in Pool D.


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