FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 GER / Germany - Team Composition

 
Team manager Mr. Adrian PFLEGHAR
Head coach Mr. Vital HEYNEN
Assistant coach Mr. Stefan HUEBNER
Doctor Mr. Dr. Dieter HEINOLD
Therapist / trainer Mr. Oliver KLENK
Journalist Mr. Thilo VON HAGEN
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 F  Marcus Popp Popp 23.09.1981 192 90 358 338
  L 2   F  Markus Steuerwald M. Steuerwald 07.03.1989 182 85 340 318
  3 F  Sebastian Schwarz Schwarz 02.10.1985 197 94 340 325
  4   F  Simon Tischer Tischer 24.04.1982 194 88 346 328
  C 5 F  Björn Andrae Andrae 14.05.1981 200 92 350 330
  6   F  Denys Kaliberda Kaliberda 24.06.1990 193 95 343 314
  7 Stefan Hübner Hübner 13.06.1975 200 99 365 345
  8   F  Marcus Böhme Böhme 25.08.1985 211 116 360 330
  9 F  György Grozer Grozer 27.11.1984 200 102 374 345
  10   F  Jochen Schöps Schöps 08.10.1983 200 100 360 335
  11 F  Lukas Kampa Kampa 29.11.1986 196 90 335 320
  L 12   F  Ferdinand Tille Tille 08.12.1988 185 75 338 316
  13 F  Christian Dünnes Dünnes 16.06.1984 207 105 350 331
  14   Robert Kromm Kromm 09.03.1984 212 102 360 345
  15 F  Max Günthör Günthör 09.08.1985 207 93 350 325
  16   Felix Fischer Fischer 27.02.1983 203 88 343 316
  17 Patrick Steuerwald P. Steuerwald 03.03.1986 180 80 335 315
  18   Lukas Bauer Bauer 26.02.1989 202 94 342 328
  19 Sebastian Prüsener Prüsener 26.05.1982 196 86 330 319
  20   Ricardo Galandi Galandi 18.05.1989 200 103 338 317
  21 Björn Höhne Höhne 27.03.1991 192 90 345 330
  22   Philipp Jankowski Jankowski 15.10.1991 191 88 328 320
  23 F  Christian Fromm Fromm 15.08.1990 204 99 345 324
  24   Sebastian Krause Krause 16.10.1989 203 100 342 325
  25 Simon Hirsch Hirsch 03.04.1992 204 88 352 344
 C=Captain  L=Libero    F=Players selected for the Finals in Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Team profile

For 37 years, Germany tried to realise their dream of participating in the Olympics. They finally got there in 2008 after an emotional roller coaster ride, inspirational appearances and a bit of luck. In Beijing, Germany played well but lacked stability, eventually finishing ninth and parting company with coach Stelian Moculescu, who had already announced his retirement, During Moculescu's term, Germany became a world-class side, finishing ninth in the 2006 FIVB World Championship and fifth in the European Championship. The former international player always said that the development of a team needed one or two Olympic cycles.

Former Poland coach Raúl Lozano took over and in his first year celebrated excellent results. After his team won the 2009 European League, they qualified for the 2010 World Championships and the 2010 World League. Sixth place at the European Championships in 2009 was also a positive result (being defeated only by the finalists: Poland and France).

Germany finished 11th in the 2011 World League before registering a 15th place finish at the 2011 European Championships. They come to the 23rd edition of the competition with a new coach in Vital Heynen

Coach profile

Vital Heynen was named Germany men’s coach in February 2012 and succeeds Argentine Raúl Lozano.

The 42-year-old Belgian speaks four languages fluently (English, French, Dutch and German) and turned out for his country 150 times as a player.

He is currently coach of Belgian club Noliko Maaseik.