FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 CHN / China

 
Team manager LI Shiping
Coach XIE Guochen
Assistant coach YANG Liqun
Doctor SONG Weiping
Physiotherapist
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Hongmin Bian Bian H.M. 22.09.1989 210 95 355 330 Zhejiang
  2   Yichen Zhao ZHAO Y.C. 27.12.1990 195 80 345 335 Army
  3 Zhi Yuan Yuan Z. 29.09.1981 195 88 348 334 Liaoning
  4   Chen Zhang Zhang C. 28.06.1985 201 70 356 340 Jiangsu
  5 Qingyao Dai Dai Q.Y. 26.09.1991 205 81 350 340 Shanghai
  6   Chunlong Liang Liang C.L. 25.03.1988 206 91 351 333 Liaoning
  C 7 Weijun Zhong Zhong W.J. 20.04.1989 199 80 347 335 Army
  8   Jianjun Cui Cui J.J. 01.08.1985 190 89 350 335 Henan
  9 Shuai Jiao Jiao S. 28.01.1984 194 76 350 341 Henan
  10   Chen Wang WANG C. 16.11.1987 193 90 345 340 Beijing
  11 Xin Geng Geng X. 15.11.1989 208 80 348 338 Shandong
  12   Qingtao Shan Shan Q.T. 16.01.1986 194 75 345 335 Beijing
  13 Zhichao Kou Kou Z.C. 26.06.1989 202 95 355 345 Shandong
  14   Jingtao Xu Xu J.T. 07.07.1988 202 76 356 320 Army
  15 Runming Li Li R.M. 01.03.1990 198 90 350 326 Shandong
  L 16   Qi Ren Ren Q. 24.02.1984 174 70 322 312 Shanghai
  17 Hui Chu Chu H. 11.02.1981 187 70 355 323 Beijing
  18   Daoshuai Ji Ji D.S. 07.02.1992 195 75 355 335 Shandong
  19 Yingchao Fang Fang Y.C. 03.08.1982 198 79 360 350 Shanghai
  20   Guojun Zhan Zhan G.J. 16.12.1988 197 88 235 230 Shanghai
  21 Jianwei Song Song J.W. 04.01.1992 192 77 340 330 Shandong
  22   Tianyi Mao Mao T.Y. 02.06.1993 200 84 350 333 Guangdong
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The China team incorporates a combination of young players recently introduced to the national set-up and a core of key performers who featured during the Olympiad cycle leading up to the London 2012 Games, for which they failed to qualify. Xie Guochen was appointed head coach in the wake of that setback and he is seeking to build the team into a “fast, varied, comprehensive and accurate” unit. His brief is to achieve good results at world and continental level en route to winning a berth at Rio 2016.

China were among the eight teams in the first edition of the World League in 1990 and they have since participated on 14 occasions. This year marks China’s return to the competition after a four-year absence. Regularly recording top-10 finishes at international competitions during the 1970s and 1980s, the Chinese have enjoyed little success on the world stage in recent decades. Their best results have been a fourth-place finish at the six-team Grand Champions Cup in 1997 and coming fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games on home territory. China have enjoyed better showings at continental level, winning the Asian Championship in 1997 and 1999, the Asian Games title in 1986, 1990 and 1998, and the Asian Cup in 2012.

Coach profile

Xie Guochen was appointed temporary coach of China after the failure to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games and officially appointed as coach in April 2013. He led the team to the gold medal at the 2012 Asian Cup in Vietnam and to a bronze at the 2013 Asian Championship in Dubai, and a third place in 2014 FIVB WL (group 3). As assistant coach, he helped the Chinese to fifth place at Beijing 2008. Xie also helped coach the China squads that won silver medals at the 2006 Asian Games, the 2011 Asian Championship and the 2010 Asian Cup. At club level, he had stints coaching the Chinese teams Henan Tianguan and Henan Provincial. As a player, he represented China from 1994 to 2003 and won silver at the 1994 Asian Games.