TEAM COMPOSITION

 FRA / France - Team Composition

 
Team manager Francastel Marc
Head coach Leprovost Jean-Manuel
Assistant coach Audabram Olivier
Doctor Verdonck Eric
Therapist / trainer Torlois Jérémy
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Thomas Le Vot Le Vot 23.07.1993 187 69 315 305 Mâcon
  L 2   Quentin Richard Richard 28.02.1993 182 72 325 288 Rennes EC
  3 Arnaud Dupeyrat Dupeyrat 17.02.1994 184 84 315 305 AS Cannes
  4   Geoffrey Pauly Pauly 19.03.1993 192 84 325 305 AS Cannes
  5 Quentin Jouffroy Jourffroy 05.07.1993 202 95 341 322 UA Seyssins
  6   Antoine Brizard Brizard 22.05.1994 194 94 332 305 Stade Poitevin
  C 7 Trevor Clevenot Clevenot 28.06.1994 198 90 337 316 AS Illac
  8   Thibault Rossard Rossard 28.08.1993 195 84 350 320 Toac-Tuc
  9 Paul Cooper Cooper 28.03.1993 191 80 320 305 Paris Volley
  10   Nicolas Massacrier Massacrier 01.08.1993 190 93 332 317 SMS Marquette
  11 Alexis Gras Gras 07.01.1993 191 83 340 315 Fréjus
  12   Jhon Wendt Wendt 15.01.1994 198 94 330 318 SA Mérignac
  13 Moudine Mhoma Mhoma 29.08.1994 201 92 335 318 Asnières VB
  14   Soane Falafala Falafala 16.01.1993 199 97 342 323 Montpellier UC
  15 Kévin Kaba Kaba 08.06.1994 203 98 335 315 Paris Volley
  16   Médéric Henry Henry 20.06.1995 207 91 340 318 Laon Vb
  17 Guillaume Di Betta Di Betta 08.09.1994 202 88 330 310 Pfastatt
  18   Corentin Suc Suc 20.10.1994 186 75 310 305 MO Mougins
  19 Julien Winkelmuller Winkelmuller 31.07.1994 197 78 323 304 Pfastatt
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

1983: Creation of the Volley-Ball National Centre in Montpellier.

 

1985 :   The players of the French Team prepare themselves during 18 months the World Championship, which takes place in France in 1986.

In September, France finishes 3rd at the European Championship in Holland.

In November, France finishes 2nd at the Seoul top ten.

                   

1991 : France finishes 7th at the 2nd World Championship in Portugal.

 1995 : France finishes 9th at the World Championship in Porto Rico.

            France finishes 4th at the First European Championship in Spain.

 1997 : France finishes 7th at the World Championship in Iran.

            France finishes 5th at the European Championship.

1999 : France finishes 9th at the World Championship

France finishes 7th at the European Championship.

 2001 : France finishes 7th at the World Championship.

            France finishes 3rd at the European Championship.

 2003 : France does not manage to qualify for the 2003 European Championships and the 2003 World Championships.

 2005: France brings back a silver medal, after losing versus Poland in Final of the European Championship.

France finishes at the 6th place of the World Championships after losing versus Iran.

 2007 : France wins every single game of the Qualification Tournament and thus wins its ticket for the 2007 European Championships which will take place in Austria in April..

Qualified for the 2007 European Championships in Austria, France defeats Poland in final and wins the first international title in the history of French Volley-ball. They are awarded the European Champions title and picked up the world bronze medal.

 2009 : In Rotterdam, Nederland, France becomes, for the second time consequently, European champion.

In World Championship in Italy, France finished at 12th place.

 2010 : In Herentals, Belgium, France won the Eight Nations tournament.

 2011: In Turkey, France brings back a silver medal, after losing versus Serbia (3-2) in Final of the European Championship.

Coach profile

 From 1994 to 2001, he officiated in the women's professional league in France before becoming assistant coach in Tourcoing club where he finished second in Pro A and France Cup finalist in 2002.

Since 2010, Jean-Manuel Leprovost is the coach for France youth team. He won the first event in which he participated: Tournament of 8 nations in Herentals (Belgium). At the European Championships Cadets in Ankara in 2011 his team reached the final and bows to tie-break against Serbia. He had already participated in two finals as coach assistant: title of European Junior Champion in 2008 (in Brno, Czech Republic), Vice-European Junior Champion in 2006 (Kazan, Tatarstan). In 2009, he also participates in the Junior World Championship (Pune, India), where France takes 10th place.

Jean-Manuel Leprovost celebrated his 40th anniversary on January 21. He is the father of two children: Liza (6 months) and Edward (3 years).