FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 BLG / Belogorie Belgorod

 
Team manager Andrey GUBIN
Coach Gennady SHIPULIN
Assistant coach Boris KOLCINS
2nd assistant coach
Doctor Yury DEMIN
Physiotherapist Vladimir BELIAEV
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  3 Alexander Kosarev Kosarev 30.09.1977 203 95 339 328 RUS
  C 4   Taras Khtey Khtey 22.05.1982 205 109 351 339 RUS
  5 Alexandre Bogomolov Bogomolov 01.02.1976 208 95 350 340 RUS
  6   Alexey Kazakov Kazakov 18.03.1976 217 112 358 344 RUS
  7 Maxim Panteleymonenko Panteleymonenko 01.09.1981 204 102 362 339 RUS
  8   Sergey Tetyukhin Tetyukhin 23.09.1975 197 89 345 338 RUS
  9 György Grozer Grozer 27.11.1984 200 102 374 345 GER
  L 10   Roman Bragin Bragin 17.04.1987 187 82 320 305 RUS
  13 Dmitriy Muserskiy Muserskiy 29.10.1988 218 104 375 347 RUS
  14   Dragan Travica Travica 28.08.1986 200 101 330 315 ITA
  15 Dmitriy Ilinykh Ilinykh 31.01.1987 201 92 338 330 RUS
  16   Sergey Bagrey Bagrey 14.08.1987 192 85 339 324 RUS
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Russia’s Belogorie Belgorod secured a ticket to the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship 2014 by winning their third crown in the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League, defeating hosts Halkbank Ankara 3-1(25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 27-25). Zenit Kazan, who finished third in the Men’s Club World Championship in 2009 and 2011 and are this year’s Russian Superleague winners against Lokomotiv, were defeated by Belogorie in the semifinals of the European Champions League.

With their victory in the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League, Belogorie emulates Italy’s Trentino Volley, the sole club whose showcase also includes three titles in Europe’s elite club competition. Belogorie, whose previous titles dated back to 2003 and 2004, prolonged Russia’s rule in the CEV Volleyball Champions League. Former VfB Friedrichshafen and Asseco Resovia Rzeszow player, German opposite Georg Grozer – also nicknamed “Hammer Schorsch” - was among the players to make an impression for Belgorie.

Belogorie is the only Russian club which has participated in the final tournaments of all the European cups, including the Champions League and CEV Cup. Belogorie is also the only Russian team which has won two European trophies: they have won the Champions League in 2003, 2004 and 2014 and the CEV Cup in 2009.

Since 1995, Belogorie’s players have been included in the Russian national senior, junior and youth teams. Belogorie’s current team includes four Olympic champions from the 2012 Olympic Games in London: Sergey Tetyukhin, Dmitriy Muserskiy, Taras Khtey and Dmitriy Ilinykh.


Team honours:


Champions of Russia in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013
Cup of Russia winners in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013
Winner of the Russian Supercup in 2013
CEV Champions League winners in 2003, 2004, 2014
CEV Cup winners in 2009
 
Coach profile

Acclaimed coach Gennady Shipulin, who has high hopes for his team at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Betim, was born and educated in the city of Belogorod.

The current Belegorie Belgorod coach started his career with Russian Division One club Agrarnik in 1987. He also had a period in charge of the Russian men's national team, pulling off a victory in the World League in 2002, humbling Brazil at home in a spirited final and winning the 1999 World Cup.

Under Shipulin’s leadership, Russia also won a string of silver medals – at the 1999 European Championship, at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and at the 2002 World Championship in Argentina, where Brazil exacted revenge for their defeat at the World League just weeks before.