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TEAM COMPOSITION


 POR / Portugal

 
Team manager Antonio SA
Coach Hugo SILVA
Assistant coach Carlos PRATA
Doctor Carlos MAGALHAES
Physiotherapist Diogo BARATA
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Marcel Keller Gil Marcel 08.05.1990 208 94 352 333 SCM Craiova
  2   Jose Vieira Calaça 06.06.1983 203 94 332 310 VC Viana
  L 3 Joao Fidalgo Fidalgo 02.11.1986 172 67 307 285 Sporting CP
  4   Filip Cveticanin Filip 19.06.1996 199 90 320 310 SL Benfica
  5 Marco Ferreira Marco 04.10.1987 202 94 359 337 OK SavingBank R&C
  6   Alexandre Ferreira Alex 13.11.1991 202 87 361 346 KB Insurance Stars
  L 7 Ivo Casas Casas 21.09.1992 180 71 290 278 SL Benfica
  8   Tiago Da Silva Violas Violas 27.03.1989 193 82 326 303 SL Benfica
  9 Nuno Araujo Pinheiro Pinheiro 31.12.1984 193 89 337 325 Tours VB
  10   Gil Pereira Gil 21.02.1995 175 70 300 285 Castelo da Maia GC
  11 Joao Oliveira Joao 31.07.1995 196 80 330 318 Vitoria SC
  C 12   Joao Jose J. Jose 07.06.1978 195 87 352 345 AJ Fonte Bastardo
  13 Valdir Sequeira Valdir 22.11.1981 196 86 351 344 AJ Fonte Bastardo
  14   Fabricio Silva Fabricio 24.10.1981 198 92 347 320 SC Espinho
  15 Sebastiao Alves Sebastiao 22.05.1992 190 72 342 330 AA S Mamede
  16   Hugo Gaspar H. Gaspar 02.09.1982 200 83 354 343 SL Benfica
  17 Miguel Tavares Rodrigues Miguel 02.03.1993 192 68 315 293 Tourcoing VB
  18   Andre Reis Lopes Andre 12.09.1982 193 86 342 332 SL Benfica
  19 Lourenco Martins Martins 30.04.1997 195 78 308 298 Sporting CP
  20   Filipe Sousa Sousa 25.01.1995 200 80 318 310 AA Espinho
  21 Diogo Pereira Diogo 21.06.1997 200 70 310 300 VC Viana
  22   Jose Monteiro Ze Pedro 21.10.1991 183 70 301 290 AJ Fonte Bastardo
  23 Dinis Alves Dinis 15.05.1996 187 70 320 300 AA S Mamede
  24   Bruno Cunha Bruno 18.08.1997 194 90 320 308 Vitoria SC
  25 Afonso Guerreiro Afonso 28.12.1994 197 70 319 300 AJF Bastardo
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Since the start of the 2014 World League, Portugal have jumped from 38 to 27 in the world rankings. Despite leading Pool E in the early stages of the tournament, they surrendered that position to the Netherlands. They trailed by five points having won and lost six of their matches, including a win at home against the Dutch, and finished joint-fifth in Group 2. The Portuguese team did not qualify for last year's World Championship under young new coach Hugo Silva, who was previously an assistant.
 
Portugal made their first appearance in international competition at the 1948 European Championship when they came fourth. Following several subsequent fruitless decades, the Portuguese finally qualified for the World League in 1999. The team's best performance to date in the competition was the joint-fifth place 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 dramatic 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 de Janeiro 2016.
Coach profile

Hugo Silva led Portugal's men's team to an equal fifth-place finish in Group 2 of the 2014 World League. That was a great improvement on their 17th-place finish in 2013, Silva's first year in charge. Previously he was an assistant coach of the team from 2005 to July 2013, helping them win the 2010 European League gold. After initially turning the position down in 2011, he accepted the promotion to head coach two years later, making him the first Portuguese native to lead the men's team in over 10 years. At club level, Silva was on the coaching staff of Portuguese club SC Espinho from 2011 to 2013. The team won two Portuguese league titles and a Cup of Portugal in that time.