Netherlands men's national volleyball team

The Netherlands men's national volleyball team represents the Netherlands in FIVB tournaments. Volleyball is the most popular indoor sport in the country, with over 125,000 associates.[1] The team had their most successful phase beginning in the 1990s under coaches Arie Selinger and Joop Alberda, reaching various finals for international tournaments and winning both the Olympic Games and the World League in 1996.[2] Netherlands in World Championship won silver medal 1994 in Greece.

Netherlands
Logo-NeVoBo.png
Nickname(s)Orange Tulips
Orange
AssociationNederlandse Volleybalbond (Nevobo)
Head coachRoberto Piazza
FIVB ranking15 (as of November 26, 2021)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1964)
Best resultGold medal.svg (1996)
World Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1949)
Best resultSilver (1994)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 1965)
Best resultSimple silver cup.svg (1995)
European Championship
Appearances25 (First in 1948)
Best resultGold (1997)
www.volleybal.nl (in Dutch)

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
  1964 - 8th Place 9 2 7 11 24 Squad
  1968 Did Not Qualify
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988 Final round 5th Place 7 5 2 16 9 Squad
  1992 Final Silver Medal 8 4 4 14 14 Squad
  1996 Final Gold Medal 8 7 1 21 6 Squad
  2000 Quarter final 5th Place 6 4 2 14 8 Squad
  2004 First round 9th place 5 2 3 7 11 Squad
  2008 Did Not Qualify
  2012
  2016
  2020
Total 1 Titles 6/15 43 24 19 83 72

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  1949 10th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1952 Did not qualify
  1956 13th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1960 Did not qualify
  1962 12th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1966 12th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1970 14th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1974 12th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1978 16th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1982 Did not qualify
  1986
  1990 7th place 7 4 3 16 10 335 264
  1994   Silver medal 7 5 2 16 10 154 118
  1998 6th place 10 7 3 21 12 417 351
  2002 9th place 6 4 2 12 11 503 497
  2006 Did not qualify
  2010
  2014
    2018 8th place 8 5 3 16 15 692 661
 2022 Qualified
Total 13/20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FIVB World CupEdit

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  1965 10th place 6 1 5 8 15 256 496
  1969 Did not qualify
  1977
  1981
  1985
  1989
  1991
  1995   Silver medal 11 9 2 30 7 522 344
  1999 Did not qualify
  2003
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019
Total 2/13 17 10 7 38 22 778 840

World Grand Champions CupEdit

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  1993 Did not advance
  1997   Silver medal 5 3 2 12 9 289 287
  2001 Did not advance
  2005
  2009
  2013
  2017
Total 1/7 5 3 2 12 9 289 287

European ChampionshipEdit

European Championship record
Year Position GP MW ML SW SL PW PL Squad
  1948 6th 5 0 5 1 15 95 232
  1950 Did not enter
  1951 9th 6 1 5 4 17 206 296
  1955 Did not enter
  1958 13th 11 3 8 21 37 573 615
  1963 12th 8 5 3 29 15 458 368
  1967 15th
  1971 9th
  1975 9th
  1977 12th
  1979 Did not qualify
  1981
  1983 10th
  1985 10th
  1987 5th
  1989   Bronze Medal
  1991   Bronze Medal
  1993   Silver Medal
  1995   Silver Medal
  1997   Gold Medal 7 7 0 21 1
  1999 5th 5 3 2 11 9
  2001 8th 7 3 4 14 13 Squad
  2003 6th 7 4 3 13 15 Squad
    2005 11th 5 0 5 4 15 391 441 Squad
  2007 7th 5 3 2 10 9 438 412 Squad
  2009 7th 5 2 3 10 12 504 505 Squad
    2011 Did not qualify
    2013 10th 4 1 3 7 10 363 390 Squad
    2015 9th 4 2 2 8 9 374 380 Squad
  2017 14th 3 0 3 3 9 263 285 Squad
        2019 10th 6 3 3 12 10 506 488 Squad
        2021 5th 7 5 2 17 10 623 611 Squad
2023
Total 27/32

FIVB World LeagueEdit

World League record
Year Result GP MW ML SW SL PW PL
  1990   Silver medal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1991   Silver medal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1992 4th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1993 5th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1994 5th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1995 12th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1996   Gold medal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1997 4th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1998   Bronze medal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1999 10th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2000 5th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2001 7th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2002 7th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2003 10th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2004 Did not qualify
  2005
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009 12th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2010 12th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2011 Did not qualify
  2012
  2013 14th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2014 12th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2015 13th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2016 15th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2017 16th place 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0/28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Nations LeagueEdit

Nations League record
Year Result GP MW ML SW SL PW PL
  2018 Did not enter
  2019
  2021 14th 15 3 12 19 40 1214 1354
Total 1/3 15 3 12 19 40 1214 1354

European LeagueEdit

European League record
Year Result GP MW ML SW SL PW PL
  2004   Bronze medal 14 11 3 37 23 1362 1278
  2005 Did not enter
  2006   Gold medal 14 14 0 42 12 1270 1136
  2007 7th 12 6 6 23 22 988 1008
  2008   Silver medal 14 13 1 40 15 1289 1135
  2009 Did not enter
  2010
  2011 5th 12 9 3 28 16 1025 956
  2012   Gold medal 14 12 2 37 13 1181 1062
  2013 Did not enter
2014
  2015
  2016
  2017
  2018 5th 6 4 2 16 12 631 563
  2019   Bronze medal 8 5 3 18 15 732 696
 /  2021 Withdraw to replace China in the FIVB Nations League[3]
Total 8/17 94 74 20 241 128 8478 7834

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Dutch roster in the 2018 World Championship.[4]

Head coach: Roberto Piazza

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Daan van Haarlem 15 March 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 323 cm (127 in)   Levski Sofia
2 Wessel Keemink 29 May 1993 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 326 cm (128 in)   Aalst
3 Maarten van Garderen 24 January 1990 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 359 cm (141 in) 338 cm (133 in)   Trentino
4 Thijs ter Horst 18 September 1991 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 364 cm (143 in) 344 cm (135 in)   Daejeon Bluefangs
5 Dirk Sparidans 5 March 1989 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 300 cm (120 in)   Nantes
6 Jasper Diefenbach 17 March 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Tours
7 Gijs Jorna 30 May 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Spacer's Toulouse
10 Jeroen Rauwerdink 13 September 1985 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Olympiacos
12 Tim Smit 31 December 1989 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 332 cm (131 in)   Tourcoing
14 Nimir Abdel-Aziz (C) 5 February 1992 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 365 cm (144 in) 350 cm (140 in)   Milano
15 Thomas Koelewijn 18 December 1988 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 350 cm (140 in)   Stade Poitevin Poitiers
16 Wouter ter Maat 7 May 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 338 cm (133 in)   Fenerbahçe
17 Michaël Parkinson 23 November 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 365 cm (144 in) 350 cm (140 in)   Nantes
19 Just Dronkers 7 June 1993 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 308 cm (121 in)   Maaseik

Coach historyEdit

Kit providersEdit

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

Period Kit provider
2000– Mizuno
Erima
Erreà

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Ilionx other sponsors: Lotto, Eilers Sport, Johan Cruyff Foundation, Zilveren Kruis, DELA. Voor Elkaar and BvdGF.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ISportConnect – Connecting the Business of Sport".
  2. ^ "FIVB".
  3. ^ "FIVB Statement On Participating Teams At VNL 2021". www.fivb.com. 26 April 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Team Roster – Netherlands". FIVB. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

External linksEdit