Belgium men's national volleyball team

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Belgium
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Nickname(s) Red Dragons
Association Royal Belgian Volleyball Federation
Confederation CEV
Head coach Andrea Anastasi
FIVB ranking 15 (as of August 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances 1 (First in 1968)
Best result 8th (1968)
World Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 1949)
Best result 8th (1970)
European Championship
Appearances 15 (First in 1948)
Best result 4th (2017)
Vlaamse Volleybalbond website
Belgium men's national volleyball team
Medal record
European League
Gold medal – first place 2013 Marmaris

The Belgian national volleyball team is a team of volleyball players that represents Belgium at international championships. Belgium won the European League title for the first time in impressive in 2013 as they swept the Czech Republic and Croatia in the semifinal and gold medal match respectively. Belgium in 2014 was their first World Championship outing since 1978 and they have largely been restricted to competing at European level.

Competitive record[edit]

World Championship[edit]

World Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
Czechoslovakia 1949 7th-10th play-offs 9th 3 0 3 0 9
Soviet Union 1952 Did not participate
France 1956 11th-20th play-offs 17th 10 2 8 16 22
Brazil 1960 Did not participate
Soviet Union 1962 Group stage 20th 4 0 4 1 12
Czechoslovakia 1966 9th-16th play-offs 14th 10 4 6 15 22
Bulgaria 1970 1st-8th play-offs 8th 11 4 7 14 22
Mexico 1974 7th-12th play-offs 11th 11 3 8 13 26
Italy 1978 17th-18th play-offs 18th 9 3 6 10 21
Argentina 1982 Did not qualify
France 1986
Brazil 1990
Greece 1994
Japan 1998
Argentina 2002
Japan 2006
Italy 2010
Poland 2014 Group stage 17th 5 1 4 9 12
Italy Bulgaria 2018 Qualified
Total 9/19 63 17 46 78 146

World League[edit]

World League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
Japan 1990 1990 to 2013 Did not participate
Italy 1991
Italy 1992
Italy 1994
Argentina 1999
Brazil 2002
Bulgaria 2012
Argentina 2013
Italy 2014 G2 FR 11th 14 8 6 32 23
Brazil 2015 G2 FR 12th 14 10 4 35 23
Poland 2016 Group Stage 9th 9 3 6 15 20
Brazil 2017 Group Stage 7th 9 4 5 18 19
Total 4/28 46 25 21 100 85

European Championship[edit]

European Volleyball League[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place       Fourth place

European Volleyball League record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL
Czech Republic 2004 Did not participate
Russia 2005
Turkey 2006
Portugal 2007 Group stage 12th 12 2 10 13 33
Turkey 2008 Did not participate
Portugal 2009 Group stage 5th 12 8 4 30 20
Spain 2010 Did not participate
Slovakia 2011 Group stage N/A 12 7 5 26 24
Turkey 2012 Did not participate
Turkey 2013 Champions 1st 14 14 0 42 7
Total 1 Title 4/10 50 31 19 111 84

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Belgian roster in the 2017 Men's European Volleyball Championship.[1]

Head coach: Vital Heynen
Assistants: Brecht Van Kerckhove, Steven Vanmedegael
No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016/17 club
1 Bram Van Den Dries 14 August 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 361 cm (142 in) 325 cm (128 in) France Spacer's de Toulouse
3 Sam Deroo (C) 29 April 1992 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in) Poland ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
6 Lowie Steuer 24 November 1995 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in) Belgium VDK Gent
7 Francois Lecat 19 April 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 320 cm (130 in) Italy Calzedonia Verona
8 Kevin Klinkenberg 4 October 1990 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 343 cm (135 in) 314 cm (124 in) Italy Top Volley Latina
9 Pieter Verhees 8 December 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 349 cm (137 in) Italy Gi Group Monza
10 Simon Van De Voorde 19 December 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 365 cm (144 in) 350 cm (140 in) Iran Paykan Tehran
12 Gert Van Walle 7 August 1987 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 318 cm (125 in) Poland GKS Katowice
14 Jelle Ribbens 17 March 1992 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 300 cm (120 in) France Nice Volley-Ball
15 Stijn D'hulst 24 April 1991 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 321 cm (126 in) 305 cm (120 in) Belgium Knack Randstad Roeselare
16 Matthias Valkiers 8 April 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 339 cm (133 in) 310 cm (120 in) Romania C.S. Remat Zalău
17 Tomas Rousseaux 31 March 1994 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 352 cm (139 in) 317 cm (125 in) Germany VfB Friedrichshafen
20 Arno Van De Velde 30 December 1995 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in) Belgium Knack Randstad Roeselare
Ruben Van Hirtum 10 April 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 310 cm (120 in) Belgium Knack Randstad Roeselare

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