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TEAM COMPOSITION


 GER / Germany

 
Team manager Mr. Jan KAHLENBACH
Coach Mr. Vital HEYNEN
Assistant coach Mr. Roberto SANTILLI
Doctor Mr. Dr. Kai DRAGOWSKY
Physiotherapist Mr. Oliver KLENK
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Christian Fromm Fromm 15.08.1990 204 99 345 324 Sir Safety Perugia
  2   Markus Steuerwald M. Steuerwald 07.03.1989 182 85 340 318 Paris Volley
  3 Ruben Schott Schott 08.07.1994 192 85 326 309 Berlin Recycling Volleys
  4   Merten Krüger Krüger 08.11.1990 195 93 338 323 VSG Coburg/Grub
  5 Sebastian Kühner Kühner 15.03.1987 203 91 341 332 Berlin Recycling Volleys
  6   Denys Kaliberda Kaliberda 24.06.1990 193 95 343 314 Jastrzebski Wegiel
  C 7 Dirk Westphal Westphal 31.01.1986 203 92 354 331 Czarni Radom
  8   Marcus Böhme Böhme 25.08.1985 211 116 360 330 Fenerbahce Istanbul
  9 Jan Zimmermann Zimmermann 12.02.1993 190 76 340 312 VfB Friedrichshafen
  10   Jochen Schöps Schöps 08.10.1983 200 100 360 335 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  11 Lukas Kampa Kampa 29.11.1986 196 90 335 320 Czarni Radom
  L 12   Ferdinand Tille Tille 08.12.1988 185 75 338 316 Skra Belchatów
  13 Simon Hirsch Hirsch 03.04.1992 204 88 352 344 NN
  14   Tom Strohbach Strohbach 27.05.1992 196 83 338 329 NN
  15 Tim Broshog Broshog 02.12.1987 205 112 340 332 Noliko Maaseik
  16   Marvin Prolingheuer Prolingheuer 29.06.1990 209 89 345 325 TV Ingersoll Bühl
  17 Moritz Reichert Reichert 15.03.1995 194 85 336 314 VI Frankfurt
  18   Michael Andrei Andrei 06.08.1985 210 98 345 340 Topvolleys Antwerpen
  19 Björn Höhne Höhne 27.03.1991 192 90 345 330 Noliko Maaseik
  20   Philipp Collin Collin 28.10.1990 204 98 342 335 Tours VB
  21 Jaromir Zachrich Zachrich 14.04.1985 201 95 344 331 SWD powervolleys Düren
  22   Georg Klein Klein 22.08.1991 201 94 348 335 SWD powervolleys Düren
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Germany are coming off one of the most successful periods in their history after finishing fifth in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and reaching the final round of the 2012 World League for the first time – also placing fifth – under coach Vital Heynen. The Germans then came a creditable seventh in last year’s World League after competing in an initial pool with powerhouses Italy, Russia and Serbia. This was achieved despite the team having to integrate a host of new players including Philipp Collin, Bjorn Hohne and Tim Broshog. The new faces quickly settled alongside experienced performers such as Jochen Schops, Marcus Bohme and Simon Tischer. Among the highlights of 2013 were wins over Russia and Bulgaria at the European Championship in Poland. However, Heynen is setting his sights higher yet and has said: “In the last year we wanted to develop some young players. In 2014 we want to improve further and win something”.

Germany’s historical records encompass the achievements of the GDR (East Germany) along with West Germany and thus include the former’s gold medal triumphs at the 1969 World Cup and 1970 World Championship, plus a silver medal from the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. More recently the Germans won the European League in 2009 and came ninth at Beijing 2008.

Coach profile

Vital Heynen has a long history of success, first as a player in his native Belgium then as a coach. He won Belgium’s player of the year award in 2004 and was named best setter in the CEV Champions League the same year. He appeared in 150 matches for the national team. As a coach, he guided Noliko Maaseik to league titles in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and added Belgium Cup titles in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. He was voted the country’s coach of the year three times. He was appointed Germany coach in 2012 and later that year guided the squad to fifth place at the Olympic Games in London. Heynen has also worked with teams in Turkey, the Netherlands and Poland.