FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 KAZ / Kazakhstan

 
Team manager RAKHIMBERGENOV Marat
Coach PATRAKOV Andrey
Assistant coach GILYAZUTDINOV Rafail
Doctor ISMAILOV Rustam
Physiotherapist
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Roman Fartov Fartov 02.12.1992 184 83 325 315 Pavlodar VC
  2   Anton Kuznetsov Kuznetsov 25.09.1989 204 91 346 335 Atyrau
  3 Anton Yudin Yudin 13.05.1982 210 103 350 310 Pavlodar VC
  C 4   Alexandr Stolnikov Stolnikov 17.07.1988 197 95 340 325 Kazchrome
  5 Sergey Kuznetsov Kuznetsov S. 26.10.1993 197 89 330 315 Burevestnik
  L 6   Kairat Baibekov Baibekov 28.03.1983 175 71 320 315 Altay
  7 Asset Bazarkulov Bazarkulov 01.03.1987 202 87 340 330 Altay
  8   Kanat Gabdulin Gabdulin 04.03.1985 194 85 330 325 Altay VC
  9 Marat Imangaliyev Imangaliyev 17.03.1980 194 89 330 325 Almaty VC
  10   Almaz Issin Issin 28.05.1990 194 77 345 335 Pavlodar VC
  11 Evgeny Dragunov Dragunov 18.10.1986 190 95 330 320 Pavlodar VC
  12   Nodirkhan Kadirkhanov Kadirkhanov 06.09.1991 203 85 340 330 Altay
  13 Vitaliy Erdshtein Erdshtein 05.05.1992 205 90 350 335 Burevestnik VC
  14   Sergey Kostiv Kostiv 25.01.1987 201 99 350 335 Essil VC
  15 Vladimir Prokofyev Prokofyev 09.02.1993 203 94 345 330 Altay
  16   Oleg Verigin Verigin 06.11.1992 190 82 348 337 Almaty VC
  17 Mikhail Ustinov Ustinov 22.12.1989 189 79 330 323 Taraz
  18   Vitaliy Vorivodin Vorivodin 31.07.1990 194 101 347 335 Atyrau
  19 Maxim Mamedov Mamedov 19.07.1987 200 88 340 320 TNK-Kazchrome
  20   Nursultan Bimurza Bimurza 10.03.1994 195 75 335 320 Atyrau VC
  21 Nariman Suleimenov Suleimenov 23.06.1982 195 92 340 330 Atyrau VC
  22   Vitaliy Mironenko Mironenko 18.05.1985 187 90 331 329 Pavlodar
  23 Zhaxsylyk Tleulin Tleulin 18.06.1985 200 85 350 340 Taraz
  24   Bigali Zhumagaziyev Zhumagaziyev 01.01.1988 200 87 335 325 Atyrau VC
  25 Yuriy Stulov Stulov 06.04.1980 186 83 325 315 Almaty VC
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Kazakhstan make their long-awaited debut in this year's World League when, at No.42, they will be the third lowest-ranked side in the competition ahead of Greece and Montenegro. They have a good chance to start well with home advantage in week one's fixtures as they host games in Taraz before heading to Cairo to complete their Pool H matches against Egypt, Venezuela and Spain. Coached by Andrey Patrakov, the team did not qualify for the Poland 2014 World Championship and last competed in the event in 2006 when they finished 21st, two places lower than their only other appearance at Argentina 2002. At the 2014 Asian Games they won three of their seven matches, beating Hong Kong China, Maldives and Saudi Arabia. Defeat to Chinese Taipei gave them an overall rank of 10th.

Since Kazakhstan's independence in 1992 they have competed at eight Asian Championships. Their best result was a silver medal in 1993 and a year later they took fourth at the Asian Games. More recently in 2013 they finished 10th at the Asian Championships after losing to Chinese Taipei in a classification match and last year they took third in the AVC Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Patrakov is also the coach of domestic side Almaty VC and in 1979 he was awarded the title of ‘Master of Sports of the USSR'.
Coach profile

Andrey Patrakov gained a wealth of club experience since he became a coach in 1988, before taking on his national team as head coach. He led club team Azamat to the Asian Club Championship title in 1993 before moving on to Iranian side Zubahan from 1994 to 1998. There he won silver and bronze medals in the Iranian Championship. Patrakov then returned to Kazakhstan, winning multiple national league and cup titles with the Central Army Sports Club. In 2005 he won the AVC Club Championship with Rahat CSKA Almaty. Patrakov also currently coaches club side Almaty VC in Kazakhstan. Prior to the 2015 World League, Kazakhstan's men's team had never before featured in the tournament.