FIVB - Volleyball World League


 VEN / Venezuela

Assistant coach ANTONELO ADRIANI
Physiotherapist BENNI SOSA
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Paul Viloria Paul 30.06.1995 205 92 343 338 Distrito Capital
  3   Fernando Gonzalez Fernando 30.06.1989 194 84 350 328 SOLHAN SPOR VOLEYBOL
  L 4 Héctor Mata Mata 27.01.1991 179 77 310 304 CSM Bucaresti
  5   Emerson Alexander Rodriguez Gonzalez Emerson 02.02.1993 204 96 320 318 DISTRITO CAPITAL
  8 Hector Salerno Hector 18.06.1991 196 76 358 351 ARAGUA
  9   Jose Manuel Carrasco Angulo Chema 20.05.1989 192 86 338 325 Kokkolan Tiikerit
  C 10 Kervin Martin Piñerua Urbina Kervin 22.02.1991 191 85 377 345 MIRANDA
  11   Jhoser Rafael Contreras Rangel Contreras 03.04.1991 191 84 340 334 ZULIA
  13 Ivan Marquez Ivan 04.10.1981 205 90 372 367 Pallavolo Pineto
  14   Maximo Antonio Montoya Martinez Maximo 26.06.1989 199 88 347 343 Apure
  17 Daniel Escobar Daniel 10.07.1990 202 90 350 345 Miranda
  18   Jonathan Quijada Jonathan 25.09.1995 203 82 346 341 Aragua
  19 Willner Enrique Rivas Quijada Willner 02.04.1995 194 81 339 336 Distrito Capital
  L 20   Oscar Enrique Garcia Marquina Oscar 16.09.1995 168 76 320 315 Barinas
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Venezuela qualified for the 2015 World League because of Germany's withdrawal and will play as the second seed in Group 3's Pool H after a five-year absence. Their last campaign was in 2009 when they finished 16th and they recorded their best position four years earlier when they were seventh. Coached by Italian Vincenzo Nacci, Venezuela were one point shy of a spot in the second round of the 2014 World Championship in Poland. Their single win came against Cameroon, while they also scored by taking two sets against Australia. The South Americans' best result in the competition came during their maiden appearance in 1960 when they finished 10th.
The strengths of Brazil and Argentina have prevented Venezuela from winning South American Championships but they have nine silver and 12 bronze medals in an event in which they have never finished outside the top four. As a mark of their consistency, Venezuela have now qualified on 11 occasions for the World Championship. They finished ninth at their only Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 and eighth at the 2011 Pan American Games. Their finest hour came in 2003 when they defeated Brazil en route to becoming Pan American Games champions.
Coach profile

Vincenzo Nacci took over as coach of Venezuela's men's team in 2014, describing his role as "a new adventure" and "an honour". Before the 2015 World League, Venezuela had not appeared in the event since 2009 when they finished in the last 16. Nacci has also guided multiple club teams at various levels in his home country and has experience coaching youth teams. His first head coaching role came with Italian club Volley Corigliano during the 2008/09 season, earning them promotion from Serie B1 in the 2010/11 season. He later coached club side Virtus Potenza, where he also spent time as a player, but gave the role up when he took over Venezuela.