Philippe Blain


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Born in 1960 in Montpellier, France, Philippe Blain has led his country to several considerable achievements since he was appointed France's head coach. The French side advanced to the World League finals in 2001 for the first time, a result that was again repeated last year. Also last year in Argentina, Blain's team pulled off a major surprise to stamp his colorful young team as officially elite after their 3-0 dismissal of Olympic champions Yugoslavia in the bronze medal match. Blain was a regular member of the French national squad in major international competitions throughout the 1980s. The former receiver-spiker played for his country at two World Championships, four European Championships and at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was awarded the best player at the 1986 World Championship in France. Since he began his coaching career in 1991, Blain was in charge of various French and Italian clubs, including AS Cannes, Arego Sets and Alpitour Cuneo. He has been a member of the FIVB Coaching Commission since 1999. 

Philippe Blain - Spanish
Nacido en 1960 en Montpellier, Francia, Phillipe Blain ha conducido a su país a varios logros considerables desde que fue nombrado técnico del seleccionado francés. Los galos avanzaron a la final de la Liga Mundial 2001 por primera vez, resultado que fue repetido nuevamente el año pasado. Igualmente el año pasado en Argentina, el equipo de Blain dio la gran sorpresa colocando a su colorido y joven conjunto dentro de la élite tras vencer 3-0 a los campeones olímpicos de Yugoslavia en la lucha por la medalla de bronce mundial. Blain ha sido integrante del equipo nacional de Francia en competencias internacionales durante la década de los ochentas. El ex atacante jugó por su país en dos Campeonatos Mundiales, cuatro Campeonatos Europeos y en los Juegos Olímpicos de Seúl 1988. Fue premiado como mejor jugador del Campeonato Mundial 1986 en Francia. Desde que empezó su carrera de técnico en 1991, Blain ha estado a cargo de varios clubes franceses e italianos, incluyendo el As Cannes, Arego Sets y Alpitour Cuneo. Es miembro de la Comisión de Entrenadores de la FIVB desde 1999.

Percentage of Wins
France Total Matches Matches Won Matches Lost Wins %
30 18 12 60.00