FIVB - Volleyball World League


 ARG / Argentina

Team manager RIZZONE Facundo
Coach WEBER Javier
Assistant coach MILINKOVIC Marcos
2nd assistant coach GROSSI Alejandro
Doctor SOLARI Gabriel
Physiotherapist CHEULANI, Juan Luis Omar
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Position Height Weight Spike Block Club
  2 Ivan Castellani Castellani 19.01.1991 OP 196 82 336 320 Puerto San Martín
  4   Martin Ramos Ramos 26.08.1991 MB 197 94 348 328 Narbonne
  5 Nicolas Uriarte Uriarte 21.03.1990 S 192 87 342 322 Narbonne
  6   Cristian Poglajen Poglajen 14.07.1989 OS 195 94 342 322 Afyon Belediye
  9 Rodrigo Quiroga Quiroga R 23.03.1987 OS 191 83 336 316 Vôlei Canoas
  10   Nicolas Bruno Bruno 24.02.1989 OS 187 85 338 318 Maliye Piyango
  11 Sebastian Solé Sole 12.06.1991 MB 200 94 362 342 Perugia
  12   Federico Pereyra Pereyra L. 19.06.1988 OP 200 99 350 335 Al Hilal Saudi Arabia
  14 Pablo Crer Crer 12.06.1989 MB 202 85 357 337 Trefi Gdanks
  C 15   Luciano De Cecco De Cecco 02.06.1988 S 191 98 332 315 Lube Civitanova
  L 16 Alexis Ruben Gonzalez Gonzalez A. 21.07.1981 L 184 85 327 310 Personal Bolívar
  17   Bruno Romanutti Romanutti 05.07.1989 OP 198 94 340 315 Buenos Aires Unidos
  L 18 Facundo Santucci Santucci 06.03.1987 L 185 87 322 302 Toulouse Club
  20   Pablo Bengolea Bengolea 08.05.1986 OS 197 96 345 320 Olsztyn
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Javier Weber, in his fifth year as coach, continues to bring growth to Argentina. Last year, they qualified for the London Olympics and reached the quarterfinals. Two years’ ago, they finished a very creditable fourth in the FIVB World League –Argentina’s best World League result – after losses to Brazil in the semifinals and Poland in the bronze-medal match. In last year’s World League, they finished a solid third in Pool D behind Bulgaria and Germany. More importantly, this year Argentina will once again host the Finals. 

Argentina had a good 2009, with a strong campaign in the World League (fifth), qualification for the World Championship and a runner-up finish in the South American Championship. Argentina hosted the 2010 World League Finals before Weber reorganized the team at the 2010 World Championship, putting faith in his younger players. They finished ninth there and seventh in the 2011 World Cup. Facundo Conte shone, Rodrigo Quiroga easily slotted into the captain's role and Luciano De Cecco surprised with wonderful setting.

Argentina won the bronze medal at the 1982 World Championship in Buenos Aires and bronze at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. In the Pan American Games, they have earned a gold and three bronze medals.

Coach profile

Javier Weber became coach of the Argentina men's national team in 2009.

With 613 caps as a setter for the Argentine national team (1985-2002) Weber played in some of their greatest triumphs, including bronze at the 1988 Olympics, gold at the 1995 Pan Am Games, and three Olympic and five World Championship campaigns.

Weber found coaching success in Brazil’s Superliga before returning to Argentina in 2006 to lead Bolivar to two national league titles.

Under Weber’s guidance, Argentina finished fourth in the 2011 World League, second in the South American Championship and reached the quarterfinals at the 2012 London Olympics.