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TEAM COMPOSITION


 POR / Portugal

 
Team manager Nuno NUNES
Coach Flavio GULINELLI
Assistant coach Hugo SILVA
2nd assistant coach
Doctor Vitor SIMOES
Physiotherapist Nelson LEITAO
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Marcel Keller Gil Marcel 08.05.1990 206 94 352 333 SL Benfica
  2   Ubirajara Pereira Bira 25.08.1970 198 87 321 311 Castelo Maia GC
  3 Carlos Liborio Liborio 07.07.1990 197 87 319 313 SC Caldas
  L 4   Joao Coelho Coelho 24.06.1981 185 90 305 299 SL Benfica
  5 Marco Ferreira Marco 04.10.1987 202 94 359 337 SC Espinho
  6   Alexandre Ferreira Alex 13.11.1991 203 87 361 346 Trentino Volley
  7 Ivo Casas Ivo 21.09.1992 182 71 290 278 Castelo Maia GC
  8   Tiago Da Silva Violas Violas 27.03.1989 193 82 326 303 Vitoria SC
  9 Nuno Araujo Pinheiro Pinheiro 31.12.1984 193 89 337 325 Tours VB
  10   Filipe Pinto F. Pinto 26.02.1991 194 85 335 314 SC Espinho
  11 Carlos Fidalgo Fidalgo 16.05.1987 198 95 343 337 Vitoria SC
  C 12   Joao Jose J. Jose 07.06.1978 195 87 352 345 AJF Bastardo
  13 Valdir Sequeira Valdir 22.11.1981 196 86 351 344 SK Posojilnica Aich/Dob
  14   Idner Faustino Lima Martins Idner 19.12.1978 195 85 343 337 Hotvolleys Wieden, AUT
  15 Rui BOTAS DOS SANTOS Ruca 24.03.1984 203 98 343 331 Chenois Volleyball Club
  16   Jose Gomes Gomes 21.10.1994 198 90 327 307 GC Vilacondense
  17 Miguel Tavares Rodrigues Miguel 02.03.1993 191 68 315 293 SL Benfica
  18   Andre Reis Lopes Andre 12.09.1982 193 86 342 332 AS Cannes
  19 Ricardo Silva Alvar 30.08.1990 194 82 319 299 Assoc. Acad. Espinho
  20   Joao Magalhaes Magalhaes 13.06.1988 189 75 320 300 SL Benfica
  21 Jose Monteiro Ze Pedro 21.10.1991 180 70 301 290 SC Espinho
  22   Eurico Peixoto Eurico 13.05.1981 192 90 332 326 Vitoria SC
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Portugal made its first appearance in the World League in 1999, achieving its best result ever in the 2005 edition of the World League when it finished in fifth place. Under the leadership of former Cuban head coach, Juan Diaz, Portugal also qualified for the World League in 2001 and placed eighth in the 2002 World Championship.

In 2006, under coach Francisco dos Santos, Portugal participated for the seventh time in the World League. The following year, Portugal hosted the Final Four of the European League and was very close to claiming its first international trophy but lost 3-2 in the final to Spain.

Coach Juan Diaz returned in 2009 and looking for more dynamism and ambition, introduced fresh blood into the team. The year 2010 was a stellar one for Portugal as it participated in the qualification for the 2010 World Championship ranking first in their pool. They ranked second in the European League in their group, which allowed them to step up to third place on the podium. The team closed the season with its best record, with 18 wins and two losses in 20 games.

Flavio Gulinelli took over as coach of the team in 2012.


 
Coach profile

Italian coach Flavio Gulinelli became coach of the Portugal men’s national team in 2012, with the goal of leading Portugal to the top table of world volleyball over the next few years.

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 taking on the role of technical assistant for Brazil from 2002 to 2004. In 2009 he was named coach of the Austrian men’s team.