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World League 2011
22nd Edition

 
 RUS / Russia - Team Composition

 
Team manager Artamonov Igor
Head coach Alekno Vladimir
Assistant coach Moliboga Oleg
Doctor Smakotnin Yaroslav
Therapist / trainer Busato Sergio
Journalist Stetsko Vladimir
 
  No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 F  Dmitriy Ilinykh Ilinykh 31/01/1987 201 92 338 330 Belogorie
  2   Semen Poltavskiy Poltavskiy 8/02/1981 205 89 360 338 Yaroslavich
  3 F  Nikolay Apalikov Apalikov 26/08/1982 203 103 353 344 ZENIT Kazan
  C 4   F  Taras Khtey Khtey 22/05/1982 205 109 351 339 Belogorie
  5 F  Sergey Grankin Grankin 21/01/1985 195 96 351 320 Dinamo
  6   Nikolay Pavlov Pavlov 22/05/1982 196 93 342 321 Gubernia
  7 Sergey Makarov Makarov 28/03/1980 196 97 337 329 Kuzbass
  8   F  Denis Biriukov Biryukov 8/12/1988 202 93 352 324 Dinamo
  L 9 F  Alexander Sokolov Sokolov 1/03/1982 193 97 315 310 Fakel
  10   F  Yury Berezhko Berezhko 27/01/1984 196 93 346 338 Dinamo
  11 Dmitry Krasikov Krasikov 8/02/1987 202 93 349 330 Fakel
  12   F  Alexander Butko Butko 18/03/1986 198 97 339 327 Lokomotiv
  13 Dmitriy Muserskiy Muserskiy 29/10/1988 218 104 375 347 Belogorie
  14   F  Dmitry Shcherbinin Shcherbinin 10/09/1989 205 95 350 335 Dinamo
  15 F  Alexey Spiridonov Spiridonov 26/06/1988 196 96 347 328 ZENIT Kazan
  16   Alexander Gutsalyuk Gutsalyuk 15/01/1988 205 105 362 345 ZENIT Kazan
  17 F  Maxim Mikhaylov Mikhaylov 19/03/1988 202 103 345 330 ZENIT Kazan
  18   F  Alexander Volkov Volkov 14/02/1985 210 90 360 335 ZENIT Kazan
  19 Valery Komarov Komarov 21/03/1980 187 85 311 306 Ural
  20   F  Hachatur Stepanyan Stepanyan 21/03/1985 192 91 321 312 Belogorie
 C=Captain  L=Libero    F Players selected for the final round in Poland
 
Team profile

The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948 and in 1949 participated in the first Men's World Volleyball Championship sanctioned by the FIVB. The USSR went on to gain worldwide recognition by winning three Olympic titles (1964, 1968, 1980), six World Championships (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982), four World Cup golds (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991) and 12 European Championships. In 1993, the USSR team became the Russian national team and that year they finished second in the World League Finals. In the 2006, 2008 and 2009 World League, the team took bronze, while in 2010 they moved up a notch to silver. Over the years, individual Russian players have been honored with many awards. Players such as Zaitsev, Savin, Antonov, Shkurichin, Fomin, Olikhver and Kuznetsov played on World All Star Teams in FIVB Gala matches and were recognized as the best in many FIVB competitions. In the 2010 World League, Maxim Mikhaylov was Best Spiker and Best Scorer, Dmitriy Muserskiy was Best Blocker and Sergey Grankin was the Best Setter. In addition, Maxim Mikhaylov was named Best Spiker at the 2010 World Championship in Italy.


Coach profile

Vladimir Alekno is in his second stint as Russian coach. After a successful career playing in the USSR, Bulgaria, Italy and France, he began coaching French team Tours in 1999, winning the Championship and France Cup, and taking bronze in the CEV Champions League. After more success with Russia‚Äôs Dynamo, he became Russian coach in 2007, leading the national team to silver in the World League, European Championship and World Cup. After losing to USA in the 2008 Olympics and ending up with bronze, Alekno stepped aside and was replaced by Daniele Bagnoli. Alekno is also currently coach of Russian club Zenit.



 

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