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Tunisia men's national volleyball team

The Tunisia men's national volleyball team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة الطائرة‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), represents Tunisia in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. The team is one of the leading nations in men's volleyball on the African continent, having won a medal in every continental championship they participated since 1967 (except for 2009). Eight-time African Championship (1967, 1971, 1979, 1987, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2017).Tunisia have participated in six Olympics, with a best finish of ninth at Los Angeles 1984.

 Tunisia
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Nickname(s)نسور قرطاج
(The Carthage Eagles)
AssociationTunisian Volleyball Federation
ConfederationCAVB
Head coach Antonio Giacobbe
FIVB ranking? (as of October 2018)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances6 (First in 1972)
Best result9th (1984)
World Championship
Appearances10 (First in 1962)
Best result15th (2006)
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 1969)
Best result8th : (1981, 1991)
African Championship
Appearances19 (First in 1967)
Best resultChampions Gold (9) (1967, 1971, 1979, 1987, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2017)
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Tunisia men's national volleyball team
Tunisian team at volleyball olympic qualification.jpg
Tunisia national volleyball team at the 2012 African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Cameroon (Tunisia 3–1 Egypt)
Medal record
African Championship
Gold medal – first place 1967 Tunis Team
Gold medal – first place 1971 Cairo Team
Gold medal – first place 1979 Tripoli Team
Gold medal – first place 1987 Tunis Team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Tunis Team
Gold medal – first place 1997 Lagos Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Cairo Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Cairo Team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Cairo Team
Silver medal – second place 1976 Tunis Team
Silver medal – second place 1983 Port Said Team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Alger Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Cairo Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Durban Team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Sousse Team
Silver medal – second place 2015 Cairo Team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Cairo Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Tangier Team
Arab Championship
Gold medal – first place 1980 Damascus Team
Gold medal – first place 1984 Tunis Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Riyadh Team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Cairo Team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Amman Team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Amman Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Manama Team
Gold medal – first place 2012 Manama Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Amman Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Manama Team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Manama Team
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place 2001 Tunis Team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Mersin Team
All-Africa Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Algiers Team
Silver medal – second place 1965 Brazzaville Team
Silver medal – second place 1973 Lagos Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Algiers Team
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Cairo Team
Pan Arab Games
Gold medal – first place 1957 Beirut Team
Gold medal – first place 1985 Rabat Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Amman Team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Algiers Team
Afro-Arab Volleyball Friendship Cup
Gold medal – first place 1981 Kuwait Team
Maghreb Volleyball Championship
Gold medal – first place 1967 Team
Gold medal – first place 1968 Team
Gold medal – first place 1970 Team
Gold medal – first place 1971 Team
Gold medal – first place 1972 Team

Contents

ResultsEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Olympic GamesEdit

Tunisia in the Olympic Games record
Year Rank GP W L SW SL
  1964 Did not qualify
  1968 Withdrew -
  1972 12 6 0 6 1 18
  1976 Did not qualify
  1980 Withdrew -
  1984 9 5 1 4 3 14
  1988 12 7 0 7 0 21
  1992 Did not qualify
  1996 11 5 0 5 1 15
  2000 Did not qualify
  2004 11 5 0 5 4 15
  2008 Did not qualify
  2012 11 5 0 5 1 15
  2016 Did not qualify
Total 33 1 32 10 98

World ChampionshipEdit

Tunisia in the FIVB World Championships record
Year Round Position GP W L SW SL
  1949 Did not enter
  1952
  1956
  1960
  1962 Withdrew 4 1 3 3 12
  1966 Did not enter
  1970 Group stages 22nd 11 3 4 12 28
  1974 Group stages 18th 11 3 8 12 28
  1978 Group stages 24th 9 0 9 0 27
  1982 Group stages 21st 9 3 6 11 20
  1986 Did not qualify
  1990
  1994
  1998
  2002 Group stages 19th 3 0 3 2 9
  2006 Second round 15th 9 3 6 15 22
  2010 Group stages 19th 3 0 3 1 9
  2014 Group stages 21st 5 0 5 4 15
  /   2018 Group stages 23rd 5 0 5 2 15
Total 69 12 53 69 173

World CupEdit

Tunisia in the World Cup record
Year Rank GP W L SW SL
  1965 Did not qualify -
  1969 11 6 0 6 0 18
  1977 Did not qualify -
  1981 8 7 0 7 1 21
  1985 Did not qualify -
  1989 Did not qualify -
  1991 8 8 4 4 13 16
  1995 12 11 0 11 2 33
  1999 12 11 0 11 5 33
  2003 11 11 2 9 9 30
  2007 12 11 1 10 12 32
  2011 Did not qualify -
  2015 12 11 0 11 5 33
  2019 Qualified
Total 76 7 69 47 216

World LeagueEdit

Tunisia in the World League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
  1990 1990 to 2013 Did not participate
  1991
  1992
  1993
  1994
  1995
  1996
  1999
  2000
  2002
  2008
  2012
  2013
  2014 G3 GS 27th 6 1 5 6 17
  2015 G3 GS 30th 6 1 5 5 16
  2016 G3 GS 33rd 6 3 3 10 13
  2017 G3 GS 30th 6 4 2 15 12
Total 4/28 24 9 15 36 58

African ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Tunisia in the African Volleyball Championship record
Year Round Position GP W L SW SL
  1967 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1971 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1976 Runners-up   ? ? ? ? ?
  1979 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1983 Runners-up   ? ? ? ? ?
  1987 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1989 Did not compete
  1991 Semi-finals   ? ? ? ? ?
  1993 Runners-up   ? ? ? ? ?
  1995 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1997 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1999 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  2001 Did not compete
  2003 Champions   5 4 1 13 4
  2005 Runners-up   6 5 1 16 6
  2007 Runners-up   6 5 1 17 3
  2009 Group stages 5th 6 4 2 13 7
  2011 Semi-finals   5 3 2 11 7
  2013 Runners-up   5 4 1 13 8
  2015 Runners-up   6 4 2 14 9
  2017 Champions   6 6 0 18 4
  2019
Total 19/21 9 titles 45 35 10 115 48

Arab ChampionshipEdit

Tunisia in the Arab Championship record
Year Round Position GP W L SW SL
  1977 Did not compete
  1980 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1984 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1986 Did not compete
  1988 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1992 Did not compete
  1994 Semi-finals   ? ? ? ? ?
  1996 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1998 Runners-up ? ? ? ? ?
  2000 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  2002 Champions   ? ? 0 ? ?
  2006 Champions   6 5 1 16 8
  2008 Runners-up   5 4 1 14 5
  2012 Champions   5 5 0 15 2
  2014 Did not compete
  2016 Did not compete
Total 11/16 8 titles 16 14 2 45 15

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Tunisia in the Mediterranean Games record
Year Round Position GP W L SW SL
  1959 Did not compete
  1963
  1967
  1971 Semi-finals 4th ? ? ? ? ?
  1975 Did not compete
  1979
  1983
  1987 Group stages 5th ? ? ? ? ?
  1991 Did not compete
  1993
  1997
  2001 Runners-up   5 4 1 13 4
  2005 Semi-finals 4th 5 3 2 9 8
  2009 Semi-finals 4th 6 3 3 11 10
  2013 Runners-up   5 3 2 11 8
  2018 Quarter-finals 6th 6 2 3 9 10
Total * 27 15 11 53 40
* Since 2001.

All-Africa GamesEdit

Tunisia in the African Games record
Year Round Position GP W L SW SL
  1965 2rd   ? ? ? ? ?
  1969 Disrupted by military coup
  1973 2rd   ? ? ? ? ?
  1978 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1987 did not compete
  1991 3rd   ? ? ? ? ?
  1995 Did not compete
  1999 Did not compete
  2003 Did not compete
  2007 2rd   ? ? ? ? ?
  2011 Did not compete
  2015 Did not compete
Total 5/11 1 title

Pan Arab GamesEdit

Tunisia in the Pan Arab Games record
Year Round Position GP W L SW SL
  1957 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1961 canceled
  1965 Did not compete
  1976 canceled
  1985 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  1992 Did not compete
  1997 Did not compete
  1999 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
  2004 3rd   ? ? ? ? ?
  2007 5th ? ? ? ? ?
  2011 Did not compete
Total 5/9 3 titles

Afro-Arab Volleyball Friendship CupEdit

Tunisia in the Afro-Arab Volleyball Friendship Cup
Year Round Position GP W L SW SL
  1981 Champions   ? ? ? ? ?
Total 1/1 1 title

OthersEdit

  •   Gold: 5 times: Maghreb Volleyball Championship :1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972
  •   Gold: 1 time: The Cup of the President of Kazakhstan :2012
  •   Gold: 1 time: Rashed International Tournament (Dubai) :2012
  •   Gold: 1 time: Afro-Arab Volleyball Friendship Cup :1981
  • 11th: Cup of the five continents in Montevideo (Uruguay) :1969
  • 16th: Men's European Volleyball Championship in Prague (Czechoslovakia) :1958

U23 teamEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

African ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 1 time: 2014

U21 teamEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

African ChampionshipEdit

Arab ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 1 time: 1989

U19 teamEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

African ChampionshipEdit

Arab ChampionshipEdit

Current rosterEdit

The following is the Tunisian roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1]

Head coach:   Antonio Giacobbe

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Mohamed Ridene 14 February 1996 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in)   CO Kélibia
2 Ahmed Kadhi 19 April 1989 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 318 cm (125 in)   ES Sahel
3 Marouane M'rabet (C) 5 June 1985 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 296 cm (117 in)   CS Sfaxien
5 Wassim Ben Tara 3 August 1996 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Chaumont
6 Mohamed Ali Ben Othmen Miladi 12 May 1991 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 289 cm (114 in)   ES Tunis
7 Elyes Karamosli 22 August 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   ES Tunis
8 Nabil Miladi 28 February 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in)   ES Tunis
9 Amen Allah Hmissi 6 April 1988 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in)   ES Sahel
10 Hamza Nagga 29 May 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 311 cm (122 in)   ES Sahel
11 Hakim Zouari 28 March 1988 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   CS Sfaxien
12 Anouer Taouerghi 17 August 1983 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 292 cm (115 in)   CS Sfaxien
16 Khaled Ben Slimene 14 December 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 285 cm (112 in)   ES Tunis
18 Ali Bongui 14 August 1996 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 225 cm (89 in) 325 cm (128 in)   CS Sfaxien
20 Omar Agrebi 26 August 1992 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 310 cm (120 in)   CS Sfaxien

All Time Head coachesEdit

Period Head Coach
1956–1957   Habib Ben Ezzedine
1957–1960   Ernö Henning
1961–1962   Dragoslav Sirotanović
1962–1967   Ernö Henning
1968–1969   Josef Brož
1970   Hassine Belkhouja
1970–1973   Gustáv Breznen
1973–1978   Hassine Belkhouja
1979–1980   Mohamed Sellami
1981–1984   Victor Turin
Period Head Coach
1984–1986   Foued Kammoun
1986–1987   Hassen Ben Cheikh
1987–1991   Hubert Wagner
1991   Hassine Belkhouja
1992–1993   Sergei Alexeyev
1994–1996   Fethi Mkaouer
1997–1998   Shen Fu Lin
1998–1999   Stewart Bernard
1999–2007   Antonio Giacobbe
2008–2009     Veljko Basić
Period Head Coach
2010–2016   Fethi Mkaouer
2017–Present   Antonio Giacobbe

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Tunisia". FIVB. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

External linksEdit