FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 FIN / Finland - Team Composition

 
Team manager NIEMINEN Jani
Head coach CASTELLANI Daniel
Assistant coach MARTINEZ Mario
Doctor HELENIUS Petri
Therapist / trainer VATJALAINEN Kari
Journalist FLINK Toni
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Sauli Sinkkonen Sinkkonen 14.09.1989 201 95 345 330
  2   Eemi Tervaportti Tervaportti 26.07.1989 193 73 338 317
  3 Mikko Esko Esko 03.09.1978 198 89 331 319
  L 4   Tommi Roininen Roininen 01.02.1984 186 87 324 310
  5 Antti Siltala Siltala 14.03.1984 193 90 348 330
  C 6   Tuomas Sammelvuo Sammelvuo 16.02.1976 192 90 341 315
  7 Matti Hietanen Hietanen 03.01.1983 199 93 350 320
  8   Jari Tuominen Tuominen 11.09.1986 200 89 345 320
  9 Jouni Palokangas Palokangas 23.11.1986 193 88 335 320
  10   Urpo Sivula Sivula 15.03.1988 195 100 350 330
  L 11 Jesse Mäntylä Mäntylä 24.03.1987 176 70 321 289
  12   Olli Kunnari Kunnari 02.02.1982 197 85 342 315
  13 Mikko Oivanen Oivanen Mi 26.05.1986 198 92 360 320
  14   Konstantin Shumov Shumov 15.02.1985 205 101 351 331
  15 Matti Oivanen Oivanen Ma 26.05.1986 198 90 355 320
  16   Olli-Pekka Ojansivu Ojansivu 31.12.1987 197 90 344 325
  17 Toni Kankaanpää Kankaanpää 18.03.1984 194 89 345 318
  18   Jukka Lehtonen Lehtonen 22.02.1982 197 90 346 325
  L 19 Pasi Hyvärinen Hyvärinen 22.11.1987 184 80 320 300
  L 20   Lauri Kerminen Kerminen 18.01.1993 182 70 320 290
  21 Tommi Siirilä Siirilä 05.08.1993 203 98 340 325
  22   Petteri Penttinen Penttinen 21.08.1985 185 88 335 320
  23 Antti Esko Esko A 30.07.1982 190 86 335 314
  24   Elviss Krastins Krastins 15.09.1994 192 84 335 315
  25 Aleksi Kaatrasalo Kaatrasalo 24.05.1990 193 88 350 330
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Finland's biggest success to date is the fourth-place finish in the 2007 European Championships in Moscow. They have participated 14 times in the final round of the European Championship, placing in the top 10 five times. Last year Finland was 8th. They have taken part in the World Championships six times, but the last time was in 1982, when they finished 17th. In the World League, Finland finished 10th in 2011, 13th in 2010, eighth in 2009, 10th in 2008, seventh in 2007, 10th in 2006 and 12th in 1993. Finland won silver in the 2005 European League.


Coach profile

Argentinian Daniel Castellani was named coach of Finland in 2011 following two years with Poland, who he led to victory at the 2009 European Championship. Castellani played for Argentine side Obras Sanitarias, Italian sides Cheiti, Falconara, Bologna, Padova and Firenze, and Brazilian sides Atlantic Boavista and Minas. He won a bronze medal at the 1982 FIVB World Championships with Argentina and another bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.