ARG / Argentina - Team Composition

Team manager CELIA Osvaldo
Head coach CICHELLO Juan Manuel
Assistant coach BADRÁN Fernando
Doctor LOCASO Fernando
Therapist / trainer FERNÁNDEZ MENTABERRY Federico
Journalist LÓPEZ Sergio
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Javier Vega Vega 13.05.1991 190 94 336 316 La Unión de Formosa Club
  2   Ivan Castellani Castellani 19.01.1991 196 82 336 320 Puerto San Martín
  3 Leonardo Plaza Gandini Plaza 09.08.1992 188 86 335 315 Puerto San Martín
  4   Federico Martina Martina 02.11.1992 202 97 350 320 Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  5 Gustavo Vaca Alvarez Vaca 13.04.1991 200 92 340 315 Club A. Boca Jr.
  7   Bruno Vinti Vinti 18.06.1991 188 78 330 310 Rosario Sonder Club
  9 Federico Franetovich Franetovich 13.10.1991 200 90 342 318 Personal Bolívar
  C 10   Juan Ignacio Finoli Finoli 05.11.1991 189 84 325 310 Noliko Masseik
  12 Agustin Ramonda Ramonda 02.06.1991 200 80 345 320 La Union de Formosa
  L 13   Tomas Ruiz Ruiz 16.04.1992 175 65 306 286 Velez Sarsfield Club
  16 Martin Ramos Ramos 26.08.1991 197 94 348 328 Narbonne
  17   Nicolas Mendez Mendez 02.11.1992 191 90 340 326 Montpellier
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Argentina will come into the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Junior World Championship with the excitement, mainly due to the tournament taking place in Brazil, their archrivals. The Argentine Team will reach the competition as world No.1s and try to reassert this and improve on their bronze medal win in 2009.

All of the players in this Argentine Junior Team played in the ACLAV Argentine Senior Men Teams League, whether in A1 or A2 League. This is a clear sign of the quality and skills of these young players, some of them even reaching the final stages of the tournament.
Argentina prepared with many international clashes. The boys coached by Juan Cichello not only worked at CeNARD facilities in Buenos Aires, but also trained in Brazil, played the Pan Am Cup in Canada and will host some friendly tournaments in the final stages of preparation.
Coach profile

Juan Manuel Cichello is one of the craftsman that took Argentina to first in the FIVB Junior and Youth World Championship. Since the year 2006 Juan Cichello worked in the development of the grassroot national teams, with great and results.

Cichello started his career with River Plate, first playing and then coaching as well as coaching several grass-root  teams at numerous World Championships. A fourth place finish at the Youth Boys Championship in 2007, a fifth place for the Junior Men Championship in the same year and an historical bronze medal with the junior team in 2009 are just some of his achievements.

Prior to this in 2008 Cichello coached two Argentine National Teams – both winning their South American Championships in Brazil in an historical year for Argentine volleyball.

Brazil will be Cichello’s fourth World Championship. He also participated in several ACLAV Argentine A2 Leagues with the youth team.  Locally, he also coaches Villa María team – doing a good job that allowed the team to finish among the best four teams in last season’s competition.