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TEAM COMPOSITION


 POR / Portugal

 
Team manager Nuno NUNES
Coach Hugo SILVA
Assistant coach Carlos PRATA
Doctor Carlos MAGALHAES
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   Ivo Aniceto Ivo R. 25.05.1987 199 88 327 321 Castelo Maia GC
  3 Joao Coelho Coelho 24.06.1981 185 90 305 299 SL Benfica
  4   Idner Faustino Lima Martins Idner 19.12.1978 195 85 343 337 Hotvolleys Wieden, AUT
  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
  L 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   Bernardo Martins Bernardo 03.02.1995 185 76 315 305 Castelo Maia GC
  11 Joao Oliveira Joao 31.07.1995 194 80 330 318 SL Benfica
  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   Flavio Cruz Flavio 28.08.1982 195 86 348 341 SL Benfica
  15 Jose Gomes Gomes 21.10.1994 198 90 327 307 GC Vilacondense
  16   Hugo Gaspar H. Gaspar 02.09.1982 200 83 354 343 SL Benfica
  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 Manuel Silva M. Silva 28.12.1973 192 96 345 325 SC Espinho
  20   Filipe Sousa Filipe 25.01.1995 199 80 318 310 GC Vilacondense
  21 Jose Vieira Calaça 06.06.1983 200 94 332 310 CS Maritimo
  22   Pedro Nogueira Nogueira 06.10.1991 194 81 350 338 CA Madalena
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Portugal will look to this year’s World League as an opportunity to take a new direction after the appointment of a youthful yet experienced coach in the form of Hugo Silva. Some fresh faces can be expected in the line-up. Portugal enjoyed an unusual campaign during the 2013 tournament where, facing Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, Japan and South Korea, they recorded a win/loss ratio of 4/6, yet defeated all their opponents once except for the Koreans.

Portugal made their first appearance in international competition at the 1948 European Championship. Following several subsequent fruitless decades, the Portuguese qualified for the World League in 1999. The team’s best performance to date in the competition was the fifth-place finish they achieved in 2005. In 2007, Portugal hosted the Final Four of the European League and the team came close to claiming a first international trophy before losing 3-2 in a spectacular final against Spain. They broke their duck in 2010 when they took the gold medal in the European League in Spain, after having claimed a bronze medal in the 2009 competition. They have yet to qualify for an Olympic Games but will be intent on making their debut at Rio 2016.

Coach profile

Hugo Silva was appointed head coach of Portugal in July 2013, becoming the first Portuguese national to lead the team in more than a decade. He was first offered the job two years previously but didn’t feel the timing was right. He had no such qualms when the opportunity came round again. Silva is a former assistant coach of the men’s national team, serving in that position from 2005 to 2013. He helped Portugal to victory in the 2010 European League in Spain. His resume includes stints as assistant coach and head coach of the Portuguese club side SC Espinho, whom he guided to a league title in the latter role in 2012. He also won the Cup of Portugal as an assistant coach.