FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 BUL / Bulgaria

 
Team manager Nikolov Vladimir
Coach Placi Camillo
Assistant coach Camperi Marco
2nd assistant coach Naydenov Nayden
Doctor Zahariev Dinko
Physiotherapist Bivolarski Georgi
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Georgi Bratoev Bratoev G. 21.10.1987 203 96 340 325 Levski Volley
  2   Borislav Apostolov Apostolov 07.12.1990 208 97 350 335 Marek Union Ivkoni
  3 Stoyan Samunev Samunev 15.04.1983 205 103 350 338 Neftohimik
  4   Martin Bozhilov Bozhilov 11.04.1988 190 82 320 305 Marek Union Ivkoni
  5 Svetoslav Gotsev Gotsev 31.08.1990 205 97 358 335 Verona
  6   Danail Milushev Milushev 03.02.1984 200 102 360 340 Sora
  7 Stanislav Petkov Petkov 31.12.1987 202 104 355 345 CVC Gabrovo
  8   Todor Skrimov Skrimov 09.01.1990 191 87 348 330 Paris Volley
  9 Dobromir Dimitrov Dimitrov 07.07.1991 198 84 345 335 VC Pirin
  10   Valentin Bratoev Bratoev V. 21.10.1987 203 92 347 337 VC Friedrichshafen
  11 Georgi Seganov Seganov 10.06.1993 198 83 335 325 VC CSKA
  12   Viktor Yosifov Yosifov 16.10.1985 204 100 350 340 Castellana Grotte
  L 13 Teodor Salparov Salparov 16.08.1982 187 77 320 305 VC Galatasaray
  14   Todor Valchev Valchev 18.01.1989 195 89 355 335 Marek Union Ivkoni
  C 15 Todor Aleksiev Aleksiev 21.04.1983 204 105 355 340 Gazprom - Ugra Surgut
  L 16   Miroslav Gradinarov Gradinarov 10.02.1985 203 91 350 330 FC Tokio
  17 Nikolay Penchev Penchev N. 22.05.1992 197 87 341 335 VC Effector
  18   Nikolay Uchikov Uchikov 13.04.1986 207 100 355 330 Trentino Diatec
  19 Tsvetan Sokolov Sokolov 31.12.1989 206 100 370 350 Trentino Volley
  20   Rozalin Penchev Penchev R. 11.12.1994 197 79 337 327 VC Victoria Volley
  21 Krasimir Georgiev Georgiev 13.02.1995 203 83 346 333 VC CSKA
  22   Ivan Stanev Stanev 07.07.1985 190 86 335 325 Neftohimik
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Bulgaria has been a regular participant in the FIVB World League since 1994. In the 2011 edition they finished fifth and moved up to fourth in 2012 with some impressive displays in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. They matched that finish at the London Olympics.

The Bulgarian men's team has enjoyed success in World and European Championships, Olympic Games and other international tournaments for almost 50 years. Bulgaria played in the first Olympic tournament in Tokyo in 1964, finishing fifth, and won the silver in Moscow in 1980. They were fifth in Beijing in 2008.

In their first appearance in the FIVB World Championship in 1949 the side finished third.

They took silver in 1970 and bronze in 1952, 1986 and 2006. In the European Championship, Bulgaria were second in 1951 and claimed bronze medals in 1955, 1981 and 1983. They took bronze again in the 2009 European Championship in Izmir in 2009. Their most recent participation in the FIVB World Cup was in 2007 when they came in third.


 
Coach profile

Camillo Placi was born on November 11, 1956. He is well known in the volleyball world as a successful club coach in Italy. Over the last five years, he has done well as assistant coach of the Bulgarian men’s national team, which has strengthened its profile on the world stage and achieved some significant results, both in Europe and prestigious international competitions such as the World League and the Olympic Games.