TEAM COMPOSITION

 BUL / Bulgaria - Team Composition

 
Team manager DRAMOV Hristo
Head coach ZHIVKOV Miroslav
Assistant coach MITREV Atanas
Doctor GEROV Ivan
Therapist / trainer TONCHEV Marin
Journalist ZLATAREV Svetoslav
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 IVAN IVANOV IVANOV 02.01.1993 196 87 350 325 VICTORIA VOLLEY
  2   SPAS BAYREV BAYREV 28.05.1993 197 79 335 322 VICTORIA VOLLEY
  3 NIKOLAY GEORGIEV GEORGIEV 12.01.1993 201 80 330 324 VICTORIA VOLLEY
  4   Zlatko Kyosev Kyosev 24.05.1993 187 85 320 308 VC Levski
  5 Chono Penchev C.Penchev 11.12.1994 197 78 318 307 Pirin
  6   KIRIL MERETEV MERETEV 24.04.1993 195 82 333 320 VICTORIA VOLLEY
  7 VESELIN ILIEV ILIEV 05.05.1993 200 85 330 320 CSKA
  8   Georgi Seganov Seganov 10.06.1993 198 83 335 325 VC CSKA
  9 Georgi TOPALOV TOPALOV 23.03.1993 200 85 335 320 Arda
  10   STANISLAV VELICHKOV VELICHKOV 06.11.1993 191 81 333 322 MAREK
  11 DIMITAR MARINKOV MARINKOV 09.09.1993 196 84 328 316 LEVSKI VOLLEY
  12   PETAR NENKOV NENKOV 09.07.1993 197 84 333 322 PIRIN
  L 13 IVO DRAMOV DRAMOV 20.12.1993 188 80 326 310 VICTORIA VOLLEY
  14   Krasimir Georgiev Georgiev 13.02.1995 203 83 346 333 VC CSKA
  15 RADOSLAV POPOV POPOV 17.02.1994 192 74 332 322 PIRIN
  16   Rozalin Penchev Penchev R. 11.12.1994 197 79 337 327 VC Victoria Volley
  17 Vasil Atanasov Atanasov 05.02.1993 203 85 330 320 VC Victoria Volley
  18   GEORGI STOYKOV STOYKOV 15.06.1993 195 85 332 321 VICTORIA VOLLEY
  19 MIHAEL MANDZHUKOV MANDZHUKOV 27.04.1994 198 84 342 320 MAREK
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Bulgaria Boys’ Youth Team have not been very successful in World and European official competitions.

Their best result was in 1989 when the team won the bronze medal at the World Championship in Dubai.

At the European level, the team took part in the 2005 Final Round with a 6th place finish. In 2009, they ranked 8th. In 2011, they finished fourth and qualified for the second time in their history to the FIVB Boys' Youth World Championship.

Amongst the best players are the captain Velichkov, the opposite Ivanov and the young talent (born in 1995) middle blocker Krasimir Georgiev.

Coach profile

Miroslav Zhivkov was born in 1971 in Sofia and started his sports career as volleyball player in "Slavia". Later he played in "Minior" (Buhovo) and "Black Sea BASK" (Varna). In 1999 he was assistant coach of the girls in CSKA and then became the women's coach. In 2004 he led the team to a double tile in the Bulgarian championship, winning both the state championship and national cup. The same year he returned to his home club "Slavia", which again took the women's division. Under his leadership, "Slavia" reached twice  the final of the national championship (2006 and 2007) and in 2007 grabbed the Cup of Bulgaria. In 2005 he was appointed coach of the women's national team, with whom his best result was a 9-th place finish at the European Championship in Croatia. Since fall 2007, he has been coaching the men's team of "Pirin Balkanstroy". In 2011, he won the silver medal with the club and played Bulgarian Cup final.