Belgium men's national volleyball team

The Belgian national volleyball team is a team of volleyball players that represents Belgium at international championships. Belgium won the European League title for the first time in impressive in 2013 as they swept the Czech Republic and Croatia in the semifinal and gold medal match respectively. Belgium in 2014 was their first World Championship outing since 1978 and they have largely been restricted to competing at European level.

Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Nickname(s)Red Dragons
Association(VB)VOLLEY BELGIUM
ConfederationCEV
Head coachDominique Baeyens
FIVB ranking13 (as of October 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 1968)
Best result8th (1968)
World Championship
Appearances9 (First in 1949)
Best result8th (1970)
European Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1948)
Best result4th (2017)
Belgium men's national volleyball team
Medal record
European League
Gold medal – first place 2013 Marmaris

Competitive recordEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
  1949 7th-10th play-offs 9th 3 0 3 0 9
  1952 Did not participate
  1956 11th-20th play-offs 17th 10 2 8 16 22
  1960 Did not participate
  1962 Group stage 20th 4 0 4 1 12
  1966 9th-16th play-offs 14th 10 4 6 15 22
  1970 1st-8th play-offs 8th 11 4 7 14 22
  1974 7th-12th play-offs 11th 11 3 8 13 26
  1978 17th-18th play-offs 18th 9 3 6 10 21
  1982 Did not qualify
  1986
  1990
  1994
  1998
  2002
  2006
  2010
  2014 Group stage 17th 5 1 4 9 12
    2018 Second Round 10th 8 4 4 16 14
Total 9/19 71 21 50 94 160

World LeagueEdit

World League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
  1990 1990 to 2013 Did not participate
  1991
  1992
  1994
  1999
  2002
  2012
  2013
  2014 G2 FR 11th 14 8 6 32 23
  2015 G2 FR 12th 14 10 4 35 23
  2016 Group Stage 9th 9 3 6 15 20
  2017 Group Stage 7th 9 4 5 18 19
Total 4/28 46 25 21 100 85

European ChampionshipEdit

European Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
  1948 Round Robin 5th 5 1 4 3 13
  1950 Did not participate
  1951 Final Round 5th 6 1 5 4 18
  1955 9th-14th play-offs 12th 7 3 4 11 15
  1958 17th-20th play-offs 17th 7 3 4 13 12
  1963 9th-17th play-offs 13th 10 4 6 14 18
  1967 9th-16th play-offs 12th 9 5 4 17 17
  1971 7th-12th play-offs 10th 6 2 4 7 14
  1975 7th-12th play-offs 12th 8 0 8 10 24
  1977 Did not qualify
  1979 7th-12th play-offs 11th 8 1 7 8 18
  1981 Did not qualify
  1983
  1985
  1987 7th-8th play-offs 7th 7 3 4 15 12
  1989 Did not qualify
  1991
  1993
  1995
  1997
  1999
  2001
  2003
   2005
  2007 Second Round 10th 6 4 2 8 15
  2009 Did not qualify
   2011 First Round 13th 3 1 2 4 7
   2013 Quarter Final 7th 4 3 1 10 6
   2015 Play-Offs 10th 4 2 2 6 7
  2017 Third place game 4th 6 4 2 14 10
     2019 Round of the last sixteen 9th 6 4 2 14 8
Total 16/31 102 41 61 158 214

European Volleyball LeagueEdit

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

European Volleyball League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
  2004 Did not participate
  2005
  2006
  2007 Group stage 12th 12 2 10 13 33
  2008 Did not participate
  2009 Group stage 5th 12 8 4 30 20
  2010 Did not participate
  2011 Group stage N/A 12 7 5 26 24
  2012 Did not participate
  2013 Champions 1st 14 14 0 42 7
Total 1 Title 4/10 50 31 19 111 84

Current squadEdit

The following is the Belgian roster in the 2019 European Championship.[1]

Head coach:   Dominique Baeyens

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2019–20 club
1 Bram Van Den Dries 14 August 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 361 cm (142 in) 325 cm (128 in)   KB Insurance Stars
2 Hendrik Tuerlinckx 1 December 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Knack Roeselare
3 Sam Deroo (C) 29 April 1992 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Dynamo Moscow
4 Stijn D'Hulst 24 April 1991 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 321 cm (126 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Cucine Lube Civitanova
5 Igor Grobelny 8 June 1993 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   VERVA Warszawa ORLEN Paliwa
6 Lowie Stuer 24 November 1995 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Arago de Sète
8 Arno Van De Velde 30 December 1995 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Arago de Sète
10 Pieter Verhees 8 December 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (240 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 318 cm (125 in)   Aluron Virtu CMC Zawiercie
10 Simon Van De Voorde 19 December 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 318 cm (125 in)   Lindemans Aalst
14 Jelle Ribbens 17 March 1992 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Nice Volley-Ball
15 Lienert Cosemans 20 October 1993 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   BDO Haasrode Leuven
16 Matthias Valkiers 8 April 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 339 cm (133 in) 310 cm (120 in)   United Volleys Frankfurt
17 Tomas Rousseaux 31 March 1994 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 317 cm (125 in)   Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
18 Seppe Baetens 13 February 1989 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 312 cm (123 in)   BDO Haasrode Leuven
22 Pieter Coolman 24 April 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Roeselare

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Belgium". CEV. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

External linksEdit