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World League 2009
20th Edition

 
 VEN / Venezuela - Team Composition

 
Team manager Jose Cardozo
Head coach Jose A. Gutierrez
Assistant coach Renee Oliveros Ortega
Doctor Rojas Lugo Reny Jose
Therapist / trainer Benni Sosa
Journalist Jose Hernandez
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Angel Petit Angel 18/02/1983 190 75 300 330 Almeria
  2   Deivi Yustiz Deivi 15/06/1985 201 78 338 333 Yaracuy
  C 3 Andy Agustin Rojas Guevara Andy 2/10/1977 197 95 315 318 Unicaja Almeria
  L 4   Joel Alexander Silva Pantoja Joel 14/09/1985 189 85 330 325 BYU
  5 Rodman Jose Valera Capon Rodman 20/04/1982 189 82 333 328 Compoktuna
  6   Carlos Luna Carlos 25/01/1981 194 85 339 333 Toyoda
  7 Luis Diaz Luis 20/08/1983 205 82 343 337 Tonno Calippo
  8   Ismel Antonio Ramos Valles Ismel 18/04/1985 195 78 341 336 Raision Loimu
  9 Fernando Gonzalez Fernando 30/06/1989 194 84 333 328 Chubut Voley
  10   Ronald Jose Mendez Garcia Ronald 26/10/1982 203 84 357 352 Bolivar
  11 Ernardo Andres Gomez Canas Harry 30/07/1982 195 90 355 350 Toyoda Gosei
  12   Carlos Arturo Tejeda Rivera Carlos A. 28/07/1980 201 88 345 340 Almeria
  13 Ivan Marquez Ivan 4/10/1981 205 90 372 367 Pallavolo Pineto
  14   Thomas Ereu Thomas 25/10/1979 192 86 340 335 Taviano
  15 Francisco Soteldo Soteldo 23/03/1986 200 86 347 341 Lara
  16   Jesus Danian Chourio Pirela Jesus 2/01/1991 201 88 345 340 Zulia
  17 Juan Carlos Blanco Juan C. 31/07/1981 195 83 341 336 Karava
  18   Fredy Ramon Cedeno Marquez Fredy 10/09/1981 205 97 358 335 Unicaja Almeria
  L 19 Darwin Correa Darwin 5/07/1987 170 71 315 300 Vargas
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Venezuela's Men have been hovering among the world's top 10 to 20 teams in the FIVB rankings since 2000.

The current team is made up of players who claimed third place at the Junior World Championships, second place at the Youth Championships and first and second place at the Youth, Junior and Senior South American Championships.

The players also have experience from their time at clubs in top international leagues, including those in Italy, France and Argentina.

Venezuela hosted FIVB World League matches in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, with the latter edition seeing their best performance. Venezuela had a disastrous outing at the World League last year, going 1-11 in Pool A.

But 2008 wasn't all bad to the South Americans, who went on to capture bronze behind Cuba and Brazil at the America's Cup in September.


That result was arguably the team's best since 2003, when Venezuela beat Brazil and Cuba on its way to becoming 2003 Pan American Games champions.

Venezuela also won the right to participate for the first time in the Olympics by winning the South American Olympic Qualification Tournament in January 2008 ahead of the likes of Argentina to advance to Beijing. The team finished its inaugural Olympics in joint ninth place following a 1-4 record in the group stage.

Venezuela has made many improvements in the last year, and the players hope to continue their progress at the 2009 FIVB World League, where they are pitted against
Brazil, Poland and Finland in Pool D.

Coach profile

VENEZUELAN HEAD COACH PROFILE

 

 

Alexander Gutierrez

Venezuelan (Barinas)

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Computing High Technician

 

 

  • He was former member of Venezuela National Team as an athlete for 10 years in a row

 

  • As a head coach directed the Youth Female Venezuela team for six years, participating in 03 Youth World Championships

 

  • For the Senior Male National Team was the assistant coach for five (05) years

 

  • In Cyprus, performed as the head coach for AeK Karava Volleyball Club

      (season 2007-08)

 

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