FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 CHN / China

 
Team manager LI Shiping
Coach XIE Guochen
Assistant coach YANG Liqun
Doctor SONG Weiping
Physiotherapist ZENG Lei
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Zhejia Zhang Zhang Z.J. 31.08.1995 211 92 357 345 Shanghai
  2   Tianyi Han Han T.Y. 26.10.1995 198 85 350 320 Shanghai
  3 Zhi Yuan Yuan Z. 29.09.1981 194 95 348 334 Liaoning
  4   Chen Zhang Zhang C. 28.06.1985 200 85 355 344 Jiangsu
  5 Yuanbo Li Li Y.B. 27.09.1995 196 80 352 343 Henan
  6   Runming Li Li R.M. 01.03.1990 198 90 355 345 Shandong
  7 Weijun Zhong Zhong W.J. 20.04.1989 200 95 347 335 Bayi
  8   Jianjun Cui Cui J.J. 01.08.1985 192 94 350 335 Henan
  C 9 Shuai Jiao Jiao S. 28.01.1984 194 75 350 341 Henan
  10   Daoshuai Ji Ji D.S. 07.02.1992 194 82 355 335 Shandong
  11 Xin Geng Geng X. 15.11.1989 207 99 348 338 Shandong
  12   Guojun Zhan Zhan G.J. 16.12.1988 197 85 235 230 Shanghai
  13 Zhichao Kou Kou Z.C. 26.06.1989 202 92 355 345 Shandong
  14   Qingyao Dai Dai Q.Y. 26.09.1991 205 100 350 340 Shanghai
  15 Shuhan Rao Rao S.H. 23.12.1996 205 99 360 350 Fujian
  L 16   Jiahua Tong Tong J.H. 13.12.1992 180 76 330 320 Shanghai
  L 17 Junhuang Ke Ke J.H. 28.06.1994 184 70 330 320 Fujian
  18   Xiangdong Liu Liu X.D. 23.02.1993 198 93 340 330 Jiangsu
  19 Jianwei Song Song J.W. 04.01.1992 194 75 340 330 Shandong
  20   Jingtao Xu Xu J.T. 07.07.1988 202 76 356 320 Bayi
  21 Chunlong Liang Liang C.L. 25.03.1988 206 91 351 333 Liaoning
  22   Fanwei Kong Kong F.W. 04.12.1989 176 80 320 305 Liaoning
  23 Hui Chu Chu H. 11.02.1981 187 70 355 323 Beijing
  24   Tianyi Mao Mao T.Y. 02.06.1993 200 90 350 340 Bayi
  25 Tao Chen Chen T. 04.10.1992 188 79 334 335 Sichuan
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Xie Guochen was appointed China's head coach in 2013 and at last year's World League he led the team to third place in Group 3. They topped Pool G before losing in the semifinal to group champions Cuba. They beat Slovakia in the bronze medal match. It was China's first appearance in the competition after a three-year absence and a couple of months later they took joint-15th place in the 2014 World Championship after two wins from seven saw them finish bottom of their pool. The Asian Games finished off their season as they took fourth after being knocked out by champions Iran.
 
Having failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games, China are determined to win a berth at Rio de Janeiro 2016. China were among the eight teams in the first edition of the World League in 1990 and they have participated 15 times since. But they have enjoyed little success on the world stage in recent decades. Their best results have been a fourth-place finish at the six-team World Grand Champions Cup in 1997 and coming joint-fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games on home territory in Beijing. 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 an assistant coach of China's men's team from 2006 to 2012. In that time they won silver medals at the 2006 Asian Games, 2010 Asian Cup and 2011 Asian Championships. Xie was named temporary coach after the 2012 Olympic Games, leading the team to gold at that year's Asian Cup. He was then promoted to head coach in 2013, when the team captured bronze at the Asian Championships. The coach from Kaifeng guided China in its return to the World League in 2014, where they finished third in Group 3. He also spent time as coach of club team Henan Tianguan. As a player, Xie played for China from 1994 to 2003, winning an Asian Games silver medal with the team in his debut year.