France men's national volleyball team

The France national men's volleyball team represents the country in international competitions and friendly matches. It was the reigning European Champion in 2015 and is ranked 2nd (as of 25th July 2022) in the FIVB world ranking. France have been competing in the World League ever since the inaugural edition in 1990 and continuously since 1999. In 2006 they finished second to Brazil but had their share of disappointment in subsequent seasons. In 2009 they narrowly missed making the Final Six, falling at the last hurdle to Slovenia. They suffered another setback in 2010 when they again missed the finals and finished 12th.

France
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Nickname(s)Roosters
Team Yavbou
Les Survivants
AssociationFédération française de volley-ball (FFVB)
ConfederationCEV
Head coachAndrea Giani
FIVB ranking2 (as of 27 July 2022)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances5 (First in 1988)
Best resultGold (2020)
World Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1949)
Best resultBronze (2002)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1965)
Best result5th (2003)
European Championship
Appearances28 (First in 1948)
Best resultGold (2015)
www.ffvb.org (in French)
20140826 - press conference - FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship - France men's national volleyball team 01.jpg
France team in World Championship 2014
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo Team
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Argentina
World League
Gold medal – first place 2015 Rio de Janeiro
Gold medal – first place 2017 Curitiba
Silver medal – second place 2006 Moscow
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Kraków
Nations League
Gold medal – first place 2022 Bologna
Silver medal – second place 2018 Lille
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Rimini
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2015 Bulgaria/Italy
Silver medal – second place 1948 Italy
Silver medal – second place 1987 Belgium
Silver medal – second place 2003 Germany
Silver medal – second place 2009 Turkey
Bronze medal – third place 1951 France
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Netherlands

France competed at the Olympic Games for the fourth time in Rio 2016, finishing ninth. Five years later, they unexpectedly won gold after defeating Russia in Tokyo 2020. In 2015, France won the European Championship and World League (also in 2017).

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

 
2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil v France

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1964 Did not qualify
  1968
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988 8th place 8 3 5 12 13 Squad
  1992 11th place 6 2 4 9 14 Squad
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000 Did not qualify
  2004 9th place 5 2 3 8 10 Squad
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012 Did not qualify
  2016 9th place 5 2 3 8 9 Squad
  2020 Final Champions 8 5 3 19 14 Squad
  2024 Automatically qualified as hosts
  2028 Future event
  2032
Total 1 Title 5/15 32 14 18 56 60

World ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

FIVB World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1949 6th place Squad
  1952 6th place Squad
  1956 7th place Squad
  1960 9th place Squad
  1962 Did not enter
  1966 18th place Squad
  1970 17th place Squad
  1974 16th place Squad
  1978 15th place Squad
  1982 16th place Squad
  1986 6th place Squad
  1990 8th place Squad
  1994 Did not qualify
  1998
  2002 Semifinals 3rd Place Squad
  2006 6th place Squad
  2010 11th place Squad
  2014 Semifinals 4th place Squad
    2018 7th place 8 5 3 21 12 Squad
    2022 Quarterfinals 5th place 5 4 1 14 7 Squad
Total 0 Title(s) 17/20

World CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

FIVB World Cup record
Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  1965 11th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1969 Did not Qualified
  1977
  1981
  1985
  1989
  1991
  1995
  1999
  2003 5th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2007 Did not Qualified
  2011
  2015
  2019
  2023 Qualified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3/15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

World Grand Champions CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World Grand Champions record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1993 Did not qualify
  1997
  2001
  2005
  2009
  2013
  2017 Round Robin 5th place 5 1 4 6 12 Squad
Total 0 Titles 1/7 5 1 4 6 12

World LeagueEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

FIVB World League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1990 5th place Squad
  1991 7th place Squad
  1992 10th place Squad
  1993 Did not enter
  1994
  1995
  1996
  1997
  1998
  1999 7th place Squad
  2000 7th place Squad
  2001 5th place Squad
  2002 7th place Squad
  2003 10th place Squad
  2004 5th place Squad
  2005 10th place Squad
  2006 Final Runners-up Squad
  2007 6th place Squad
  2008 10th place Squad
  2009 9th place Squad
  2010 12th place Squad
  2011 12th place Squad
  2012 7th place Squad
  2013 10th place Squad
  2014 G2 Final 10th place Squad
  2015 G1 Final Champions Squad
  2016 G1 Semifinals 3rd place Squad
  2017 G1 Final Champions Squad
Total 2 Titles 22/28

Nations LeagueEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

FIVB Nations League record
Year Rank Pld W L SW SL
  2018 2nd place 19 15 4 47 23
  2019 6th place 17 11 6 39 24
  2021 3rd place 17 12 5 44 25
  2022 Champions 15 12 3 40 13
Total 4/4 68 50 18 170 85

European ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

European Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1948 2nd Place Squad
  1950 Did not enter
  1951 3rd Place Squad
  1955 8th place Squad
  1958 8th place Squad
  1963 8th place Squad
  1967 10th place Squad
  1971 14th place Squad
  1975 8th place Squad
  1977 10th place Squad
  1979 4th place Squad
  1981 8th place Squad
  1983 12th place Squad
  1985 3rd place Squad
  1987 Final 2nd place Squad
  1989 5th place Squad
  1991 9th place Squad
  1993 9th place Squad
  1995 Did not qualify
  1997 Semifinals 4th place Squad
  1999 6th place Squad
  2001 7th place Squad
  2003 Final 2nd place Squad
  /   2005 7th place Squad
  2007 9th place Squad
  2009 Final 2nd place Squad
    2011 7th place Squad
    2013 5th place Squad
    2015 Final Champions 6 6 0 18 6 Squad
  2017 Playoffs 9th place 4 2 2 9 8 Squad
        2019 Semifinals 4th place 9 7 2 23 7 Squad
        2021 Round of 16 9th place 6 5 1 15 4 Squad
Total 1 Title 29/31

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the French roster in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship.[1][2][3]

Head coach:   Andrea Giani

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2022–23 club
21 Barthélémy Chinenyeze 28 February 1998 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 365 cm (144 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Cucine Lube Civitanova
2 Jenia Grebennikov 13 August 1990 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Zenit St. Petersburg
4 Jean Patry 27 December 1996 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 357 cm (141 in) 334 cm (131 in)   Allianz Milano
6 Benjamin Toniutti (C) 30 October 1989 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Jastrzębski Węgiel
7 Kévin Tillie 2 November 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Projekt Warsaw
9 Earvin N'Gapeth 12 February 1991 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 327 cm (129 in)   Modena Volley
11 Antoine Brizard 22 May 1994 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Gas Sales Bluenergy Piacenza
12 Stéphen Boyer 10 April 1996 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 334 cm (131 in)   Jastrzębski Węgiel
14 Nicolas Le Goff 15 February 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 114 kg (251 lb) 365 cm (144 in) 345 cm (136 in)   Montpellier UC
15 Médéric Henry 4 May 1995 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 327 cm (129 in)   Plessis Robinson VB
17 Trévor Clévenot 28 June 1994 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 326 cm (128 in)   Jastrzębski Węgiel
19 Yacine Louati 4 March 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Fenerbahçe İstanbul
20 Benjamin Diez 4 April 1998 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Tours
25 Quentin Jouffroy 5 July 1993 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 325 cm (128 in)   Narbonne Volley

Coach historyEdit

  • 1938–1946 :   Plaswick
  • 1946–1947 :   René Verdier
  • 1947–1965 :   Marcel Mathor
  • 1965-1965 :   Shigeyoshi Nagasaki
  • 1965–1968 :   Nicolae Sotir
  • 1968–1970 :   Georges Derose
  • 1970–1979 :   Roger Schmitt
  • 1979–1983 :   Jean-Marc Buchel
  • 1983-1983 :   Georges Komatov
  • 1983–1984 :   Éric Daniel
  • 1984–1985 :   Jean-Marc Buchel
  • 1985–1988 :   Éric Daniel
  • 1988–1992 :   Gérard Castan
  • 1993–1994 :   Jean-Marie Fabiani
  • 1994–1995 :   Jean-Michel Roche
  • 1995-1995 :   Gérard Castan
  • 1995–1999 :   Vladimir Kondra
  • 1999–2000 :   Pierre Laborie
  • 2001–2012 :   Philippe Blain
  • 2012–2021 :   Laurent Tillie
  • 2021–2021 :   Bernardo Rezende
  • 2022–present :   Andrea Giani

Record attendanceEdit

# Player Years Appearances
1 Hervé Mazzon 1980–1991 417
2 Christophe Meneau 1986–2000 407
3 Laurent Tillie 1982–1995 406
4 Alain Fabiani 1977–1992 392
5 Stéphane Faure 1977–1988 350
6 Philippe Blain 1980–1991 340
7 Laurent Chambertin 1987–2002 336
8 Éric Bouvier 1979–1992 325
9 Luc Marquet 1990–2003 325
10 Stéphane Antiga 1998–2010 306
11 Laurent Capet 1993–2004 300
12 Olivier Rossard 1986–1995 294
13 Jean-Marc Jurkovitz 1983–1993 290
14 Frantz Granvorka 1996–2007 288
15 Dominique Daquin 1994–2006 267
  • Last updated table : December 2021.[4]

Kit providersEdit

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the France national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Asics
Erreà

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Herbalife Nutrition, Generali other sponsors: Gerflor, L'Équipe, Française des Jeux lottery, Molten, Zamst, Moneaucristaline, Veinoplus, Appartcity, Herbalife International France and Pointp-tp.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daily Bulletin Slovenia
  2. ^ "FFvolley". www.ffvb.org. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Team France". en.volleyballworld.com. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  4. ^ Records att in France A team

External linksEdit