FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 POR / Portugal - Team Composition

 
Team manager Nuno NUNES
Head coach Flavio GULINELLI
Assistant coach Hugo SILVA
Doctor Ricardo AIDO
Therapist / trainer Nelson LEITAO
Journalist Jorge CASTRO
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Marcel KELLER GIL Marcel 08.05.1990 206 94 332 310
  2   Carlos Teixeira Teixeira 11.03.1976 184 84 311 293
  3 Manuel Silva M. Silva 28.12.1973 192 96 345 325
  4   Joao Malveiro Malveiro 08.12.1979 198 90 341 337
  5 Marco Ferreira Marco 04.10.1987 202 94 332 327
  6   Alexandre Ferreira Alex 13.11.1991 203 87 319 299
  L 7 Ivo Casas Ivo 21.09.1992 182 71 290 278
  8   Tiago DA SILVA VIOLAS Violas 27.03.1989 193 82 326 303
  9 Nuno ARAUJO PINHEIRO Pinheiro 31.12.1984 193 89 327 315
  10   Filipe Pinto F. Pinto 26.02.1991 194 85 335 314
  11 Carlos Fidalgo Fidalgo 16.05.1987 198 95 343 337
  12   Joao Jose J. Jose 07.06.1978 195 87 352 345
  13 Valdir Sequeira Valdir 22.11.1981 196 86 351 344
  C 14   Flavio Cruz Flavio 28.08.1982 195 86 348 341
  15 Rui BOTAS DOS SANTOS Ruca 24.03.1984 203 98 343 331
  16   Hugo Gaspar H. Gaspar 02.09.1982 200 83 354 343
  17 Miguel Rodrigues Miguel 02.03.1993 191 68 305 293
  18   Andre REIS LOPES Andre 12.09.1982 193 86 342 332
  19 Rui Moreira Moreira 07.12.1985 182 81 300 290
  20   Nuno Silva N. Silva 03.02.1993 203 99 330 318
  21 Jose Gomes Gomes 21.10.1994 198 90 327 307
  22   Pedro Figueiredo Pedro 09.08.1986 197 75 335 328
  23 Carlos Liborio Liborio 07.07.1990 197 87 319 313
  24   Joao Coelho Joao 24.06.1981 185 90 305 300
  25 Nuno Pereira Nuno 20.01.1989 203 95 325 308
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Portugal is set to begin a new era at the 2012 FIVB Volleyball World League as new coach Flavio Gulinelli takes over from Juan Diaz Marino. The country has seen moderate success on the continental stage in recent years. They hosted the Final Four of the European League in 2009 and took the bronze medal, but 2010 far exceeded that.

Portugal achieved their best ever record: in 20 official matches, Portugal won 18 and lost only two, and triumphed in the European League with a 3-1 win over Spain. Portugal participated in the World League for the first time in 1999 and shocked everyone as they beat Cuba and pushed Argentina and France. In the 2005 World League, Portugal achieved their best ever result, finishing fifth and beating Brazil in straight sets. In 2006, under the direction of Brazilian Francisco dos Santos, Portugal participated in their seventh World League, and a year later they hosted the Final Four of the European League when they came close to claiming their first international trophy, but ended up losing 3-2 to Spain in the final.

Last year they returned to the World League, but after a strong start with wins over Serbia and Finland, they failed to progress, finishing 14th.

Coach profile

Italian coach Flavio Gulinelli steps into Jaun Diaz Marino’s shoes as Portugal look to return to the top table of world volleyball over the next few year. Born in 1958 Gulinelli started his professional career as a coach in 1989 with Italian club Maxicono Parma. His first international role came in 1996 when he was assistant coach of the Italian national team. This was his most successful period as he helped the side clinch the 1997 World League title, the 1998 World Championship and bronze at the 1997 European Championships. He returned to club level for a few years before acting as a technical assistant for Brazil from 2002 to 2004. In 2009 he was named coach of the Austrian men’s team.