Finland men's national volleyball team

The Finland men's national volleyball team is the national volleyball team of Finland. It is governed by the Finland Volleyball Association and takes part in international volleyball competitions. The team's best results to date are fourth place at the European Championships 2007 and ninth place at the 2014 World Championships. After a one-off appearance in 1993, Finland rejoined the FIVB World League in 2006 and has been part of the competition ever since, making this year’s entry their 12th consecutive. Their best finish to date has been seventh place in 2007.

Finland
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AssociationFinnish Volleyball Association
ConfederationCEV
Head coachJoel Banks
FIVB ranking28 (as of November 26, 2021)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
World Championship
Appearances8 (First in 1952)
Best result9th place (2014)
European Championship
Appearances19 (First in 1955)
Best result4th (2007)
www.lentopalloliitto.fi/en (in English)

ResultsEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

FIVB World Championship
Year Round Position
1949 Did not qualify
  1952 Consolation Round 11th
1956-1960 Did not qualify
  1962 Consolation Round 18th
  1966 Consolation Round 17–22nd 19th
  1970 Consolation Round 17–24th 20th
  1974 Did not qualify
  1978 Consolation Round 17th
  1982 Consolation Round 17th
1986-2010 Did not qualify
  2014 Second round 9th
  \   2018 Second round 16th
  2022 To be determined

FIVB World LeagueEdit

FIVB World League
Year Position
1990–1992 Did not qualify
  1993 12th
1994–2005 Did not qualify
  2006 10th
  2007 7th
  2008 10th
  2009 8th
  2010 13th
  2011 10th
  2012 13th
  2013 16th
  2014 16th
  2015 15th
  2016 17th
  2017 21st

Nations LeagueEdit

Year Rank
  2018 Did not qualify
  2019
  2021

European ChampionshipEdit

European Championship
Year Round Position
1948–1951 Did not qualify
  1955 Consolation Round 9-14th 11th
  1958 Consolation Round 9-16th 14th
  1963 Consolation Round 9-17th 14th
  1967 Consolation Round 17-20th 17th
  1971 Consolation Round 13-17th 13th
  1975 Did not qualify
  1977 Consolation Round 9-12th 11th
  1979 Did not qualify
  1981 Consolation Round 7-12th 9th
  1983 Consolation Round 7-12th 7th
1985–1989 Did not qualify
  1991 Consolation Round 5-8th 8th
  1993 Preliminary Round 10th
  1995 Did not qualify
  1997 Preliminary Round 11th
1999–2005 Did not qualify
  2007 Final Round 4th
  2009 Playoff Round 12th
  \   2011 Quarterfinals 8th
  \   2013 Quarterfinals 8th
  \   2015 Playoff Round 12th
  2017 Playoff Round 12th
  \   \   \   2019 Round of 16 14th
  \   \   \   2021 Round of 16 12th

European LeagueEdit

European League
Year Position
  2004 6th
  2005  
  2006 Did not enter
  2007 Did not enter
  2008 Did not enter
  2009 Did not enter
  2010 Did not enter
  2011 Did not enter
  2012 Did not enter
  2013 Did not enter
2014 Did not enter
  2015 Did not enter
  2016 Did not enter
  2017 Did not enter
  2018 7th
  2019 11th
  2021 Did not enter

Current squadEdit

 
Finland national team at the European Championships in 2007.

The following is the Finnish roster in the 2019 Men's European Volleyball Championship

Head coach: Joel Banks
Assistants: Sami Kurttila, Andres Esper, Panagiotis Kountouridis[1]
No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016/17 club
2 Eemi Tervaportti 26 July 1989 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 317 cm (125 in)   Olympiacos CFP
3 Antti Siltala 14 March 1984 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Savo Volley
4 Lauri Kerminen 18 January 1993 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Kuzbass Kemerovo
6 Antti Ronkainen 11 August 1996 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   SVG Lüneburg
7 Niko Suihkonen 11 April 1999 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Vammalan Lentopallo
8 Elviss Krastins 15 September 1994 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Arhavi Bld Spor
9 Tommi Siirilä 5 August 1993 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Hypo Tirol AlpenVolleys Haching
10 Urpo Sivula 15 March 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Akaa-Volley
11 Sauli Sinkkonen 14 September 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   VM Zalau
12 Samuli Kaislasalo 3 August 1995 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Lindeman Aalst
14 Markus Kaurto 31 August 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Vammalan Lentopallo
15 Henrik Porkka 14 January 1998 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Hurrikaani-Loimaa
18 Akseli Lankinen 31 August 1997 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Akaa-Volley
21 Fedor Ivanov 1 December 2000 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Savo Volley
 
Finland national volleyball team in 2012.
Staff
  • Head coach: Joel Banks  
  • Assistant coach: Sami Kurttila  
  • Assistant coach, physical coach: Andres Esper  
  • Team manager: Monika Remmelkoor  
  • Scoutman: Panagiotis Kountouridis  
  • Masseur/Equipment manager : Pawel Baryla  
  • Masseur/Equipment manager: Krzysztof Jakubiak  
  • Doctor: Petri Helenius  
  • Media manager: Kimmo Nurminen  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] - lentopalloliitto.fi - 25-08-2017

External linksEdit