FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 SVK / Slovakia

 
Team manager Boris KONCEK
Coach Flavio GULINELLI
Assistant coach Marek KARDOS
Doctor
Physiotherapist Maciej PALKA
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Milan Bencz Bencz 05.09.1987 206 99 363 342 Sieco Service Ortona (ITA)
  2   Tomas Krisko Krisko 19.12.1988 202 91 350 328 VK DUKLA LIBEC (CZE)
  3 Emanuel Kohut Kohut 21.07.1982 206 97 359 345 GKS KATOWICE (POL)
  4   Martin Sopko Sopko 30.01.1982 195 90 354 330 Mirad Presov (SVK)
  L 5 Matej Kubs Kubs 26.05.1988 188 82 341 315 Bystrina SPU Nitra (SVK)
  6   Lubos Nemec Nemec L. 02.03.1995 184 70 315 302 Spartak VKP Komarno (SVK)
  C 7 Michal Masny Masny 14.08.1979 182 75 330 310 Jastrzebski Wegiel (POL)
  8   Michal Cerven Cerven 16.12.1977 205 118 345 330 Mirad Presov (SVK)
  9 Branislav Skladany Skladany 16.11.1983 183 83 332 315 NOLIKO Maaseik (BEL)
  10   Marcel Lux Lux 27.07.1994 200 92 341 315 Mirad Presov (SVK)
  L 11 Martin Vydareny Vydareny 26.07.1994 186 85 320 305 Spartak Myjava (SVK)
  12   Matej Patak Patak 08.06.1990 197 88 353 330 Chaumont Volley Ball (FRA)
  13 Stefan Chrtiansky Chrtiansky 17.08.1989 207 97 350 335 Hypo Tirol Innsbruck (AUT)
  14   Tomas Kmet Kmet 01.12.1981 202 95 350 330 BERLIN Recycling Volleys (GER
  15 Juraj Zatko Zatko 05.06.1987 192 87 347 320 Bystrina SPU Nitra (SVK)
  16   Peter Michalovic Michalovic 26.05.1990 200 95 349 335 Callipo Sport SRL (ITA)
  17 Frantisek Ogurcak Ogurcak 24.04.1984 198 95 348 321 VK Prievidza
  18   Lubos Kostolani Kostolani 28.11.1990 203 95 352 335 TV Bühl (GER)
  19 Michal Hruska Hruska 13.03.1987 199 93 340 320 Posojilnica AICH/DOB (AUT)
  20   Peter Ondrovic Ondrovic 28.03.1995 199 95 347 325 TSV Herrsching e.V. (GER)
  21 Andrej Patuc Patuc 30.12.1984 202 83 348 330 Spartak VKP Komarno (SVK)
  22   Filip Palgut Palgut 23.09.1991 202 90 348 330 Ceske Budejovice (CZE)
  23 Peter Kasper Kasper 12.03.1985 201 105 345 330 SPU Nitra (SVK)
  24   Milos Hornik Hornik 17.03.1990 205 88 358 340 Bystrina SPU Nitra (SVK)
  25 Peter Porubsky Porubsky 29.03.1995 199 82 345 323 SPU Nitra (SVK)
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Slovakia made their World League debut in 2014 and, after losing three matches and winning three in Pool G, they qualified for Group 3's Final Four. After losing their semifinal in straight sets to Turkey, they lost the third-place match 3-1 to China. This year there is less pressure on Flavio Gulinelli's men, who know they will again be in the Final Four as they are hosting the event in Bratislava in early July. Now ranked joint-34th in the FIVB world rankings, they will play China, Mexico and Greece in Pool G.
 
Since the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia have not competed at the World Championship or Olympic Games. They have been regular competitors in continental tournaments and the team has recently shown an encouraging improvement. They won the European League in 2008 and 2011, and finished third in 2007 and 2014 when the honour was split with Macedonia. At the 2011 European Championship the team, mentored by coach Emanuele Zanini, finished fifth. In 2013 they narrowly missed out on qualification for the 2014 World Championship. A victory against Greece raised hopes that they could qualify for the first time, but a 3-0 defeat by Ukraine meant Slovakia needed to beat Finland to make the cut. In a close match they lost 3-2, losing the final set 15-10.
Coach profile

Flavio Gulinelli was Portugal's men's team head coach in 2012 before being named head coach of Slovakia in 2013. In 2014 Slovakia finished fourth in Group 3 of their first World League. Gulinelli was an assistant coach of Italy from 1997 to 1999, helping the team to win the gold medal at the 1997 World League and 1998 World Championships. Gulinelli also spent time on Brazil's men's team coaching staff from 2002 to 2004. He was named as the head coach of Austria's men's team in 2009 but changed his mind and took over Turkish club team Halkbank Ankara instead. He has coached club teams in Italy, Greece and Russia along with Turkey.