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TEAM COMPOSITION


 ARG / Argentina

 
Team manager Osvaldo CELIA
Coach Julio VELASCO
Assistant coach Julián ALVAREZ
Doctor Aldo BUSTOS
Physiotherapist Javier CRUPNIK
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Agustin Ramonda Ramonda 02.06.1991 200 80 345 320 La Union de Formosa
  C 2   Javier Filardi Filardi 07.02.1980 190 89 340 318 UPCN San Juan Volley
  3 Gustavo Federico Porporatto Porporatto 07.05.1981 199 94 365 260 La Union de Formosa
  L 4   Sebastian Garrocq Garrocq 27.11.1979 170 63 320 302 UPCN San Juan Volley
  5 Nicolás Uriarte Uriarte 21.03.1990 192 82 346 326 Belchatow
  6   Pablo Bengolea Bengolea 08.05.1986 197 93 345 320 Olsztyn
  7 Facundo Conte Conte 25.08.1989 198 90 350 326 Belchatow
  8   Demián González Gonzalez 21.02.1983 192 81 328 318 UPCN San Juan Volley
  9 Rodrigo Quiroga Quiroga 23.03.1987 190 86 345 321 Volei Brasil Centro de E.
  10   José Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez 27.12.1984 206 97 350 333 Bielsko Bialskie Club
  11 Sebastian Solé Sole 12.06.1991 202 88 350 328 Trentino Volley
  12   Federico Pereyra Pereyra 19.06.1988 200 99 335 325 Nolio Maaseik Club
  13 Facundo Imhoff Imhoff 25.01.1989 202 86 336 324 Lomas Volley
  14   Pablo Crer Crer 12.06.1989 205 78 350 330 Callipo Sport Club
  15 Luciano De Cecco De Cecco 02.06.1988 194 89 333 315 Copra Elior Piacenza
  16   Martin Ramos Ramos 26.08.1991 197 95 340 315 UPCN San Juan Volley
  17 Franco Massimino Massimino 23.05.1988 177 66 310 297 Lomas Volley
  18   Lucas Ocampo Ocampo 20.03.1986 196 100 335 318 Lomas Volley
  19 Maximiliano Gauna Gauna 29.04.1989 197 93 338 320 Sarmiento Santana Textiles
  20   Alejandro Toro Toro 20.07.1989 190 88 326 308 Lomas Volley
  L 21 Sebastián Closter Closter 13.05.1989 180 66 296 278 Drean Bolivar
  22   Luciano Zornetta Zornetta 06.03.1993 182 70 346 318 Club Boca Juniors
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Argentina, under the guidance of new head coach Julio Velasco, will be looking to continue building on the team’s progress over recent seasons. They finished a highly respectable sixth in last year’s World League, improving on their 10th-place finish 12 months earlier. However, their three previous showings on the World League stage were even better, the team coming fifth twice and fourth on the other occasion. Velasco is targeting further highs to add to his resume after a glittering coaching career largely spent overseas. He has said he wishes to “give back Argentine volleyball all what Argentine volleyball gave me”.

Argentina commenced their international journey in the sport at the South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro in 1951, claiming fourth place. Their first World Championship participation came in 1960 in the same Brazilian city, where they finished 11th. Since then the Argentine men have competed in nine World Championships, a bronze medal-winning campaign on home territory in 1982 being their best effort to date. Argentina also took the bronze medal at the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988, their highest finish in six appearances at the Olympic Games. Their medal haul from the men’s tournament at the Pan American Games is five, one gold and four bronzes.

Coach profile

Julio Velasco is a serial winner. As coach of the Italian men’s team, he won the World Championship in 1990 and 1994, and took a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. He also led the team to victory in the World League four times and claimed European Championship titles in 1989, 1993 and 1995 along with a World Cup gold in 1995. He won the men’s Asian Championship with Iran in 2011 and 2013, and steered the Iranians to qualification for the 2013 World League. As coach of Panini Modena, Velasco won four league titles in Italy and the Italian Cup three times. The Argentine’s other passion is football and during his time in Italy he worked in administrative roles with Lazio and Inter Milan.