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TEAM COMPOSITION


 ESP / Spain

 
Team manager RIVERA, Miguel
Coach MUÑOZ, Fernando
Assistant coach CARREÑO, Carlos
Doctor
Physiotherapist DÍAZ, David
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Guillermo Hernán Hernán 25.07.1982 181 68 335 315 Paris Volley (FRA)
  2   Ángel Trinidad Trinidad 27.03.1993 193 74 338 325 Vivo Valentia (ITA)
  3 Mario Ferrera Ferrera 18.01.1987 187 85 330 310 Avignon AVB (FRA)
  L 4   Manuel Sevillano Sevillano 02.07.1981 194 92 342 319 Saint Nazaire Atlantique (FRA)
  5 Alejandro Vigil Vigil 11.02.1993 204 89 348 330 Vero Volley Monza (ITA)
  6   José Miguel Sugrañes Martínez Sugrañes 25.08.1985 201 95 340 325 Raision Loimu (FIN)
  7 Gustavo Delgado Escribano Delgado 21.01.1986 192 89 340 315 Narbonne (FRA)
  8   Marc Altayó Ruiz Altayó 17.05.1986 202 87 336 320 CV CAI Teruel (ESP)
  9 Daniel Rocamora Blazquez Rocamora 27.05.1988 203 104 348 332 Unicaja Almería (ESP)
  10   Jorge Fernández Valcarcel Fernández 04.05.1989 201 90 345 325 Nantes (FRA)
  11 Juan Manuel González Limón González 11.01.1994 192 83 334 315 Verona (ITA)
  12   Gerard Osorio Osorio 29.03.1993 200 89 346 331 Lyon (FRA)
  13 Antoni Llabres Llabres 20.11.1991 189 77 330 320 Unicaja Almería (ESP)
  14   Miguel Angel Fornes Fornes 06.09.1993 200 84 354 339 Molfetta (ITA)
  15 Andrés J. Villena Villena 27.02.1993 194 88 356 330 Vivo Valentia (ITA)
  16   Juan Carlos Barcala Barcala 25.01.1984 201 94 348 325 CV CAI Teruel (ESP)
  17 Francisco J. Ruiz Ruiz 07.06.1991 178 70 334 310 Cajasol Juvasa (ESP)
  18   Israel Rodríguez Calderon I. Rodríguez 27.08.1981 194 85 343 325 Tomis Constanta (ROU)
  19 Pablo Bugallo Bugallo 20.11.1991 196 93 344 330 Unicaja Almería (ESP)
  20   Carlos Jiménez Jiménez 12.08.1995 192 65 320 309 Santo Domingo Petrer (ESP)
  21 Víctor Manuel Viciana Mera Viciana 02.10.1983 187 83 330 315 CV CAI Teruel (ESP)
  22   Ignacio Sánchez Sánchez 24.02.1991 191 76 332 321 Cajasol Juvasa (ESP)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Spain competed at every World League between 1995 and 2004, but 2014 will see their first appearance on the stage in six years and only their second since 2004. They are drawn in Group G alongside Puerto Rico, China and Slovakia. At the 1999 edition they recorded their best finish of fifth for the first time. After qualifying through the first group stage, defeats against Russia and Cuba in Group D of the final round denied them a place in the semifinal. In 2002 and 2003 they tied for fifth place also after being eliminated in the group phase of the final round.  

The undoubted high point of Spanish volleyball history was the team's victory at the 2007 European Championship. Coached by Italian Andrea Anastasi, they won every match they played in both group stages before beating Finland in the semifinal and hosts Russia in the final. The Spanish have also achieved continental success in the European League, winning the competition in 2007 and taking silver three times since. They have failed to transfer their success in Europe to the global stage though and failed to qualify for the 2011 World Cup. They have competed at two Olympic Games, as hosts in 1992 and in Sydney in 2000, their best finish of eighth place coming in the former competition.

Coach profile

Fernando Munoz was appointed head coach of Spain’s men in April 2011, being lured from his post with Superliga club Ciudad Medio Ambiente Soria to accept his country’s call. He guided Spain to a silver medal at that year’s European League and to a bronze in the competition the following season. He previously served as coach of the Spanish youth and junior teams. At club level, Munoz also coached Unicaja Almeria and Eade Iversur in his homeland. He won four Spanish League titles, the Cup of Spain twice and the Spanish Super Cup twice. He has also coached in Italy and Turkey, winning the national title, the Turkish Cup and the CEV Challenge Cup with Arkas Spor Izmir.