FIVB Volleyball Club World Championships 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION


 ARA / Al-Rayyan Sport Club
Doha, Qatar  

   
Team manager Al-Malki Nasser Rashid
Coach Arbutina Igor
Assistant coach Popovic Dragan
Assistant coach 2 Al-Abdulla Mubarak Rashid
Doctor Jalasi Nader
Physiotherapist Arnaout Mohamed
Journalist
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  1 Osamn Hassn Ajab Ajab 21.07.1981 200 80 330 315 QAT
  2   Ali Hassan Asadi Ali Asadi 07.01.1986 184 75 311 305 QAT
  5 Georgi Bratoev Bratoev G. 21.10.1987 203 96 340 325 BUL
  L 7   Suliman Saeed Saad Suliman 30.06.1987 180 75 0 0 QAT
  8 Mohamed Al-Oui Mohamed 04.08.1989 198 90 338 326 QAT
  9   Ali Ishaq Sherwel Ali Ishaq 13.02.1979 188 80 325 315 QAT
  10 Valentin Bratoev Bratoev V. 21.10.1987 203 92 347 337 BUL
  11   Rodrigo Santana Rodrigão 17.04.1979 205 85 350 328 BRA
  12 Mubarak Dahi Waleed Mubarak 01.04.1991 202 92 330 315 QAT
  13   Mikko Oivanen Oivanen Mi 26.05.1986 198 92 360 320 FIN
  16 David Lee Lee 08.03.1982 203 105 350 325 USA
  18   Sirianis Mendez Mendez 14.03.1983 193 81 350 320 CUB
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Al-Rayyan have been builing themselves up for several years now, achieving a string of successes in recent competitions.

In 2011 they took first place at the GCC Champions Cup and second in the Qatar Federation Cup. They finished second in the Qatar Superliga 2010 and third in 2011, and both of those years they also won the Heir Apparent Cup. In 2010 they also won the Emir Cup, coming second in the same competition in 2011.

The club hired four top athletes to strengthen the team before the 2012 Club World Championships. These include Rodrigao Santana from Brazil, the Bulgarian brothers Georgi and Valentin Bratoev, and the American David Lee, a gold medallist in Beijing 2008.


 
Coach profile

Igor Arbutina has coached Al-Rayyan since 2010, after serving as the Qatari national team coach from 2007 to 2010.

Arbutina's first club was OK Karlovac in Croatia, where he started in 1992. He continued coaching for a string of clubs, and took the helm of the Croatian national team from 1997 to 2002. He coached MSC Moers and Rote Raben Vilsbiburg in Germany's Bundesliga between 2003 and 2007 before moving to Qatar.

The 40-year-old Croatian was born in that country's capital, Zagreb.