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TEAM COMPOSITION


 ESP / Spain

 
Team manager RIVERA, Miguel
Coach MUÑOZ, Fernando
Assistant coach CARREÑO, Carlos
Doctor VALLEJO, Juan Antonio
Physiotherapist ETEMAD. Omid
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Guillermo Hernán Hernán 25.07.1982 181 68 335 315 Paris Volley (FRA)
  2   Ángel Trinidad Trinidad 27.03.1993 195 78 342 318 Knack Roeselare (BEL)
  C 3 Sergio Noda Blanco Noda 23.03.1987 191 87 338 325 Emma Villas Siena (ITA)
  L 4   Óscar Rodríguez Capel Rodríguez 08.06.1982 170 70 305 290 CV CAI Teruel (ESP)
  5 Alejandro Vigil Vigil 11.02.1993 204 89 348 330 Aversa (ITA)
  6   José Miguel Sugrañes Martínez Sugrañes 25.08.1985 201 95 340 325 Lennik (BEL)
  L 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 Schönenwerd (SUI)
  10   Jorge Fernández Valcarcel Fernández 04.05.1989 201 90 345 325 Urbia Palma (ESP)
  11 Víctor Manuel Viciana Mera Viciana 02.10.1983 187 83 330 315 CV CAI Teruel (ESP)
  12   Gerard Osorio Osorio 29.03.1993 200 89 346 331 CV Teruel (ESP)
  L 13 Antoni Llabres Llabrés 20.11.1991 189 77 330 320 CV Unicaja Almería (ESP)
  14   Miguel Angel Fornes Fornés 06.09.1993 202 94 354 339 Knack Roeselare (BEL)
  15 Andrés J. Villena Villena 27.02.1993 194 88 356 330 CV Teruel (ESP)
  16   Juan Carlos Barcala Barcala 25.01.1984 201 94 348 325 CV CAI Teruel (ESP)
  17 Francisco J. Ruiz F. Ruíz 07.06.1991 178 70 334 310 Can Ventura Palma (ESP)
  L 18   Francesc Llenas Llenas 13.09.1982 186 72 325 300 Narbonne (FRA)
  19 Pablo Bugallo Bugallo 20.11.1991 196 93 344 330 CV Teruel (ESP)
  20   Carlos Jiménez Jiménez 12.08.1995 192 65 320 309 CV Teruel (ESP)
  21 Mario Ferrera Ferrera 18.01.1987 187 85 330 310 Unicaja Almería (ESP)
  L 22   Aharon Gamiz Gamiz 13.05.1989 180 70 310 295 CV FC Barcelona (ESP)
  23 Carlos Mora Sabaté Mora 19.03.1990 197 88 340 320 SVG Lüneburg (GER)
  24   Ignacio Sánchez I. Sánchez 24.02.1991 191 76 332 321 Río Duero San José (ESP)
  25 Jorge Almansa Almansa 17.04.1991 195 81 338 325 STEAUA BUCURESTI (ROU)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Spain competed at every World League between 1995 and 2004, but 2014 was only their second in the following 10 years. In last year's tournament they finished joint-fifth in Group 3 having taken third place in Pool G by winning matches against Puerto Rico and Slovakia in five sets. This year, Kazakhstan is the destination for their first set of matches against the hosts along with Egypt and Venezuela. Spain's best result in the tournament is fifth, which they achieved in 1999, 2002 and 2003. After a 12th-place finish at the Italy 2010 World Championship, the Europeans did not qualify for the 2014 edition. Their best result in that competition was an eighth-place finish at their debut event in 1998.
 
The high point of Spanish volleyball history was the team's victory at the 2007 European Championship. Coached by Andrea Anastasi, they won every match 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 competed at two Olympic Games, finishing ninth at Sydney 2000 and eighth at Barcelona 1992.
Coach profile

Fernando Munoz splits his time as head coach of Spain's men's team and Turkish men's club team Ziraat Ankara. Munoz, from Madrid, took over the top role with Spain in 2011. That year they won a silver medal at the 2011 European League. The next year they won bronze at the event. He previously spent time as assistant coach of Spain's team and in various roles with the country's national junior teams. His club coaching career includes roles in Spain, Italy and Turkey. In his home country he coached teams to four league titles, two Cups of Spain and two Spanish Super Cups. In Turkey he won a league title, a Turkish Cup and the 2008/09 CEV Challenge Cup.