Bulgaria women's national volleyball team

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Bulgaria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
AssociationBulgarian Volleyball Federation
ConfederationCEV
Head coachIvan Dimitrov
FIVB ranking16 (as of September, 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (First in 1980)
Best resultBronze 3rd (1980)
World Championship
Appearances12 (First in 1952)
Best result4th (1952)
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 1981)
Best result7th (1981)
European Championship
Appearances28 (First in 1950)
Best resultGold Champions (1981)

The Bulgaria women's national volleyball team represents Bulgaria in international women's volleyball competitions and is controlled by the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation. The team's success includes winning the Balkan Championship in 1982, achieving Runners-Up at the 1970 Summer Universidade along with the 1980 Summer Olympics. The National team's biggest success came in 1981, winning the European title at home in Sofia.

Competition results[edit]

     Champions       Runner-Up       Semi-Finals       Other Top Results  

Balkan Championship[edit]

Year Rank
Bulgaria 1946 Third Place Bronze medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 19472 Third Place Bronze medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1970 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1971 Third Place Bronze medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1972 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1971 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1974 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1975 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1976 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1978 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1979 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1981 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1982 Third Place Bronze medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1983 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1984 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1985 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1986 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1988 Champions Gold medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1990 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1992 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg

Summer Universidade[edit]

Year Rank
Bulgaria 1961 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Italy 1973 Third Place Bronze medal with cup.svg
Soviet Union 1970 Runner-Up Silver medal with cup.svg
Bulgaria 1977 Third Place Bronze medal with cup.svg

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Rank
Soviet Union 1980 Third Place Bronze

European Championship[edit]

Year Rank
Soviet Union 1950 Fourth Place
Italy 1971 Fourth Place
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1975 Fourth Place
France 1979 Third Place Bronze
Bulgaria 1981 Champions Gold
Germany 1983 Fourth Place
Belgium 1987 Fourth Place
Czech Republic 1997 Fourth Place
Bulgaria 2001 Third Place Bronze

European League[edit]

Year Rank
Turkey 2009 Third Place Bronze
Turkey 2010 Runner-Up Silver
Turkey 2011 Third Place Bronze
Czech Republic 2012 Runner-Up Silver
Bulgaria 2013 Third Place Bronze
Hungary 2018 First Place Gold

World Championship[edit]

Year Rank
Soviet Union 1952 Fourth Place
Soviet Union 1962 Fourth Place

World Grand Prix[edit]

Year Rank
Japan 2013 9th Place
Japan 2014 21st Place
United States 2015 17th Place
Thailand 2016 16th Place
China 2017 17th Place

FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup[edit]

Year Rank
Peru 2018 First Place Gold

Current Squad[edit]

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

Head coach: Ivan Petkov

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2017–18 club
1 Gergana Dimitrova 28 February 1996 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 288 cm (113 in) France RC Cannes
2 Nasya Dimitrova 6 November 1992 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Bulgaria Maritza Plovdiv VC
3 Kristiana Petrova 13 July 1997 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 282 cm (111 in) Bulgaria Levski Volley
4 Veselina Grigorova 6 September 1995 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 303 cm (119 in) 292 cm (115 in) Bulgaria Kazanlak Volley
6 Miroslava Paskova 16 February 1996 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 299 cm (118 in) 280 cm (110 in) Bulgaria Levski Volley
7 Lora Kitipova 19 May 1991 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 283 cm (111 in) Bulgaria Maritza Plovdiv VC
8 Petya Barakova 18 June 1994 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 283 cm (111 in) 271 cm (107 in) Romania Alba Blaj
9 Monika Krasteva 9 May 1999 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 285 cm (112 in) Bulgaria Levski Volley
10 Mira Todorova 12 April 1994 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 300 cm (120 in) France Le Cannet
11 Hristina Ruseva (c) 1 October 1991 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Turkey Galatasaray S.K
12 Mariya Karakasheva 27 October 1988 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 290 cm (110 in) Bulgaria VC CSKA Sofia
13 Ivelina Monova 17 January 1986 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 58 kg (128 lb) 285 cm (112 in) 280 cm (110 in) Bulgaria Maritza Plovdiv VC
15 Zhana Todorova 6 January 1997 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 56 kg (123 lb) 271 cm (107 in) 255 cm (100 in) Bulgaria Maritza Plovdiv VC
18 Silvana Chausheva 19 May 1995 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Bulgaria Maritza Plovdiv VC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulgaria Team Roster". FIVB. Retrieved 30 September 2018.

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