FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 RUS / Russia

 
Team manager Artamonov Igor
Coach Voronkov Andrey
Assistant coach Busato Sergio
2nd assistant coach
Doctor Smakotnin Yaroslav
Physiotherapist Grevtsov Pavel
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Position Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 2 Sergey Makarov Makarov 28.03.1980 S 196 97 337 329 Kuzbass
  3   Nikolay Apalikov Apalikov 26.08.1982 MB 203 103 353 344 ZENIT Kazan
  5 Sergey Grankin Grankin 21.01.1985 S 195 96 351 320 Dinamo
  6   Evgeny Sivozhelez Sivozhelez 06.08.1986 OS 196 90 330 320 ZENIT Kazan
  7 Nikolay Pavlov Pavlov 22.05.1982 OP 196 93 342 321 Gubernia
  9   Alexey Spiridonov Spiridonov 26.06.1988 OS 196 96 347 328 Fakel
  11 Andrey Ashchev Ashchev 10.05.1983 MB 202 105 350 338 Dinamo Krasnodar
  13   Dmitriy Muserskiy Muserskiy 29.10.1988 MB 218 104 375 347 Belogorie
  L 16 Alexey Verbov Verbov 31.01.1982 L 183 79 315 310 ZENIT Kazan
  17   Maxim Mikhaylov Mikhaylov 19.03.1988 OS 202 103 345 330 ZENIT Kazan
  L 20 Artem Ermakov Ermakov 16.03.1982 L 188 80 323 313 Dinamo
  21   Ilia Zhilin Zhilin 10.05.1985 OS 196 80 340 320 LOKOMOTIV NOVOSIBIRSK
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The USSR Volleyball Federation joined the FIVB in 1948 and in 1949 participated in the first FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship. International competitions such as the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and World Cups were continually synonymous with a victorious USSR men’s team as they went on to gain worldwide recognition by winning three Olympic titles (1964, 1968 and 1980), six World Championships (1949, 1952, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1982), five World Cups (1965, 1977, 1981, 1991, 2011) and were European champions 12 times.

In 1993, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russians never lost their volleyball dominance. In 1996 and 1997 the team finished third in the World League and in 1998 they placed second. Then 1999 saw them regain the World Cup title before capturing silver at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

The year 2002 was highlighted by the Russian team winning the World League title once again and claiming silver at the World Championships. Then 2004 and 2008 brought further Olympic glory for the Russians as they took the bronze medal in Athens and Beijing respectively. In 2011 Russia won gold at the World League in Poland and World Cup in Japan. In 2012 Russia produced the Olympic comeback leaving London with a gold medal.

 
Coach profile

Andrey Voronkov was born in 1967 in Slavsk, Russia but started his volleyball career in Vilnius and went on to play for the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic. Later, he played at CSKA Moscow (1986-1988), SKA Rostov-on-Don (1988-92) and Nizhnevartovsk "Samotlor" before moving to Turkey in 1995.

He won the European Club Championship twice with Erdemirspor and made his debut for Russia at the age of 31, playing 26 times for his country.

In 2006, Voronkov joined the coaching staff of Dinamo-Yantar and was Russia’s junior team coach at the European and World Championships. At club level, he coached Kuzbass and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, leading them to two Cup of Russia triumphs (2010, 2011) before clinching the European title earlier this year.