Germany men's national volleyball team

The Germany men's national volleyball team is governed by the DVV (Deutscher Volleyball-Verband) and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Germany won the gold medal at the 1970 World Championship as East Germany and the bronze medal in the 2014 World Championships.

Germany
Deutscher Volleyball-Verband Logo.svg
Nickname(s)Die Adler (The Eagles)
Die Mannschaft (The Team)
AssociationDeutscher Volleyball-Verband
ConfederationCEV
Head coachMichał Winiarski
FIVB ranking14 (as of 12 June 2022)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances4[a] (First in 1968)
Best resultSilver (1972 (GDR))
World Championship
Appearances12[b] (First in 1956)
Best resultGold (1970 (GDR))
World Cup
Appearances3[c] (First in 1965)
Best resultSimple gold cup.svg (1969 (GDR))
European Championship
Appearances24[d] (First in 1958)
Best resultSilver (2017)
www.volleyball-verband.de (in German)

After German reunification, West Germany (1949–1990) was renamed Germany and they absorbed East Germany (1949–1990) with the records. Germany also failed to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the European qualifiers at home in Berlin. Since 1992 they have appeared at the Olympic Games on two occasions, finishing with a ninth place at Beijing 2008 and a fifth place at London 2012. However, Germany have enjoyed some recent success on the continental stage, winning gold at the 2015 European Games and silver at the 2017 European Championship. Before reunification, East Germany finished fourth at Mexico City 1968, before winning the silver medal at Munich 1972. East Germany were also crowned FIVB World Champions in 1970 and clinched the FIVB World Cup in 1969.

ResultsEdit

By West Germany national team, East Germany national team and Germany national team

 
Germany team in World Championship 2014


Summer OlympicsEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  1964 Did not qualify
  1968 4th place 9 6 3 22 12 449 374
  1972 Silver 7 5 2 16 8 295 256
  1976 Did not qualify
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008 9th place 5 1 4 6 12 418 440
  2012 5th place 6 2 4 6 14 429 463
  2016 Did not qualify
  2020
  2024 Future event
  2028
  2032
Total 4/14 27 14 13 50 46 1591 1533

World ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  1949 Did not enter
  1952
  1956 12th place 10 8 2 24 10 480 387
  1960 Did not qualify
  1962 11th place 10 8 2 25 9 480 329
  1966 4th place 12 8 4 26 15 505 407
  1970 Gold 12 11 1 35 7 595 378
  1974 4th place 11 6 5 21 19 478 446
  1978 9th place 10 4 6 15 20 361 437
  1982 12th place 10 2 8 10 24 363 439
  1986 Did not qualify
  1990
  1994 11th place 4 1 3 4 10 128 193
  1998 Did not qualify
  2002
  2006 9th place 14 8 6 28 24 1196 1183
  2010 8th place 9 3 6 12 18 659 689
  2014 Bronze 16 11 5 34 19 1243 1136
    2018 Did not qualify
  2022 TBD
Total 1 Title 118 70 48 234 175 6488 6024

World CupEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  1965 5th place 8 3 5 14 16 342 358
  1969 Gold 8 7 1 22 8 410 296
  1977 Did not qualify
  1981
  1985
  1989
  1991 7th place 10 7 3 25 9 N/A N/A
  1995 Did not qualify
  1999
  2003
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019
  2023 Future event
Total 1 Title 26 17 9 61 33 N/A N/A

World LeagueEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

World League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1990 Did not participate
  1991
  1992 Intercontinental Round 12th Place 12 1 11 9 35 Squad
  1993 Intercontinental Round 8th place 20 9 11 32 42 Squad
  1994 Intercontinental Round 10th Place 12 2 10 9 33 Squad
  1995 Did not participate
  1996
  1997
  1998
  1999
  2000
  2001 Intercontinental Round 13th place 12 0 12 11 36 Squad
  2002 Intercontinental Round 9th place 12 4 8 21 30 Squad
  2003 Intercontinental Round 10th place 12 4 8 20 29 Squad
  2004 Did not qualify
  2005
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009
  2010 Intercontinental Round 9th place 12 7 5 26 21 Squad
  2011 Intercontinental Round 11th place 12 5 7 23 28 Squad
  2012 Pool play 5th place 14 11 3 37 15 Squad
  2013 Intercontinental Round 7th place 10 5 5 21 19 Squad
  2014 Intercontinental Round 16th place 12 5 7 18 26 Squad
  2015 Did not qualify
  2016 Group Final Round 26th place 8 3 5 15 16 Squad
  2017 Group Final Round 27th place 8 6 2 19 8 Squad
Total 5th place 13/28 156 62 94 261 338

Nations LeagueEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Result GP MW ML SW SL PW PL
  2018 9th place 15 7 8 29 30 1299 1307
  2019 14th place 15 3 12 23 41 1349 1470
  2021 13th place 15 4 11 22 38 1255 1360
Total 3/3 45 14 31 74 109 3903 4137

European GamesEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  2015 Gold 8 7 1 22 5 665 559
  2019 No volleyball tournament
  2023 Future event
Total 1 Title 8 7 1 22 5 665 559

European ChampionshipEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

European Championship record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1948 Did not enter
  1950
  1951
  1955
  1958 1st Round 9th place 11 9 2 27 10 Squad
  1963 1st Round 9th place 10 9 1 28 5 Squad
  1967 Final Group 4th place 10 7 3 25 12 Squad
  1971 Final Group 4th place 8 5 3 15 11 Squad
  1975 1st Round 7th place 7 5 2 16 7 Squad
  1977 1st Round 9th place 7 4 3 13 13 Squad
  1979 1st Round 9th place 7 2 5 9 15 Squad
  1981 Final Group 6th place 7 2 5 11 17 Squad
  1983 Final Group 6th place 7 3 4 10 15 Squad
  1985 Did not qualify
  1987
  1989 1st Round 9th place 7 2 5 11 19 Squad
  1991 Semifinals 4th place 7 3 4 12 14 Squad
  1993 Semifinals 4th place 7 4 3 13 15 Squad
  1995 2nd Round 8th place 7 2 5 9 16 Squad
  1997 Groups Round 9th place 5 2 3 7 12 Squad
  1999 Did not qualify
  2001 Groups Round 9th place 5 1 4 6 14 Squad
  2003 2nd Round 7th place 7 4 3 14 12 Squad
  2005 Did not qualify
  2007 2nd Round 5th place 8 5 3 16 11 Squad
  2009 2nd Round 5th place 8 4 4 16 17 Squad
   2011 1st Round 15th place 3 0 3 3 9 Squad
   2013 Quarterfinals 6th place 4 3 1 10 5 Squad
   2015 Quarterfinals 8th Place 5 2 3 8 9 Squad
  2017 Final Runners-up 6 5 1 16 8 Squad
     2019 Quarterfinals 8th Place 7 3 4 12 13 Squad
     2021 Quarterfinals 5th Place 7 5 2 16 10 Squad
Total Final 24/32 167 91 76 323 289

European LeagueEdit

  Champions    Runners up    Third place    Fourth place

Year Result Pld W L SW SL PW PL
  2004 4th place 14 8 6 30 22 1218 1149
  2005 5th place 12 5 7 21 23 1025 1001
  2006 5th place 12 6 6 26 22 1082 1041
  2007 6th place 12 8 4 28 21 1091 1048
  2008 4th place 14 8 6 31 24 1261 1194
  2009 Gold 14 10 4 37 19 1270 1173
Total 1 Title 78 45 33 173 131 6947 6606

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the German roster in the 2017 Men's European Volleyball Championship.

Head coach: Andrea Giani
Assistants:
No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016/17 club
1 Christian Fromm 15 August 1990 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 324 cm (128 in)   Gi Group Monza
3 Ruben Schott 8 July 1994 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 326 cm (128 in) 309 cm (122 in)   AZS Olsztyn
7 Michael Andrei 6 September 1985 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Topvolley Antwerpen
6 Denis Kaliberda 24 June 1990 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 314 cm (124 in)   Cucine Lube Civitanova
8 Marcus Böhme 25 August 1985 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Cuprum Lubin
9 György Grozer 27 November 1984 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 375 cm (148 in) 345 cm (136 in)   Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
10 Linus Weber 1 November 1998 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 336 cm (132 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Berlin Recycling Volleys
11 Lukas Kampa 29 November 1986 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Jastrzębski Węgiel
13 Simon Hirsch 3 April 1992 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 344 cm (135 in)   Gi Group Monza
14 Moritz Karlitzek 12 August 1996 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Modena
16 Julian Zenger 26 August 1997 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in)   Friedrichshafen
17 Jan Zimmermann 12 February 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 312 cm (123 in)   United Volleys Rhein-Main
18 Noah Baxpöhler 29 November 1986 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 316 cm (124 in)   SVG Lüneburg
21 Tobias Krick 22 October 1998 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   United Volleys Rhein-Main

Coaches historyEdit

Years Name
1956–1956   Eberhard Schulz
1957–1958   Werner Lohr
1958–1970   Edgar Blossfeldt
1959–1960   Jerzy Pławczyk
1961–1964   Alexander Mühle
1965–1971   Miroslav Rovný
1971–1971   Josef Stolarik
1971–1971   Akira Kato
1971–1972   Manfred Kindermann
1973–1974   Michael Gregori
1974–1975   Sebastian Mihăilescu
1976–1983   Michael Gregori
1983–1987   Zbigniew Jasiukiewicz
1987–1990   Stelian Moculescu
1990–1994   Igor Prieložný
1995–1998   Olaf Kortmann
1999–2008   Stelian Moculescu
2009–2011   Raúl Lozano
2012–2016   Vital Heynen
2017–2021   Andrea Giani
2022–present   Michał Winiarski

Kit providersEdit

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

Period Kit provider
2003– Asics
Erreà
Stanno

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Comdirect Bank other sponsors: ERGO Group, German Sports Aid Foundation and Deutsche Energie.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ by Germany national team, East Germany national team and West Germany national team
  2. ^ by Germany national team, East Germany national team and West Germany national team
  3. ^ by Germany national team, East Germany national team and West Germany national team
  4. ^ by Germany national team, East Germany national team and West Germany national team

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit