Bulgaria women's national volleyball team

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Bulgaria
Flag of Bulgaria.svg
Association Bulgarian Volleyball Federation
Confederation CEV
Head coach Ivan Seferinov
FIVB ranking 17 (as of August 2016)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances 1 (First in 1980)
Best result Bronze Third Place: (1980)
World Championship
Appearances 11 (First in 1952)
Best result Fourth Place: (1952)
European Championship
Appearances 27 (First in 1950)
Best result Gold Champions: (1981)
Bulgaria women's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1981 Sofia
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Lyon
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Varna
European League
Silver medal – second place 2010 Turkey
Silver medal – second place 2012 Czech Republic
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Turkey
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Turkey
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Bulgaria
Universiade
Silver medal – second place 1961 Bulgaria Team
Silver medal – second place 1973 Soviet Union Team
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Italy Team
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Bulgaria Team

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 1982 Champions Gold 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 Runner-Up Silver

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

World Championship[edit]

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

World Grand Prix[edit]

Year Rank
Japan 2013 Ninth Place

Team[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

The following is the Bulgarian roster in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Bulgaria Ivan Seferinov

Number Name Date of Birth Height Weight Spike Block Club 2015
1 Nenova, DianaDiana Nenova 16 April 1985 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 294 cm (116 in) 298 cm (117 in) Romania Dinamo București
2 Kitipova, LoraLora Kitipova 19 May 1991 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 283 cm (111 in) Azerbaijan Azeryol Baku
3 Rabadzhieva, DobrianaDobriana Rabadzhieva 14 June 1991 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 285 cm (112 in) Switzerland Voléro Zürich
4 Zarkova, TsvetelinaTsvetelina Zarkova 18 December 1986 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 298 cm (117 in) 289 cm (114 in) Romania Dinamo București
5 Kremena Kamenova 21 May 1988 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 299 cm (118 in) Romania CSM Bucureşti
6 Hristina Ruseva 1 October 1991 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 290 cm (110 in) Azerbaijan Telekom Baku
7 Monova, IvelinaIvelina 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
8 Filipova, MariyaMariya Filipova 10 September 1982 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 275 cm (108 in) Azerbaijan Telekom Baku
9 Koleva, SlavinaSlavina Koleva 22 November 1986 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 297 cm (117 in) Turkey Karşıyaka Izmir
10 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 Levski Sofia
11 Vasileva, ElitsaElitsa Vasileva 13 May 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 290 cm (110 in) Russia Dinamo Kazan
12 Filipova, StrashimiraStrashimira Filipova Captain 18 August 1985 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 307 cm (121 in) 300 cm (120 in) Azerbaijan Azerrail Baku
13 Nikolova, EmiliyaEmiliya Nikolova 26 December 1991 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 287 cm (113 in) Italy Imoco Conegliano
14 Koleva, ElenaElena Koleva 1 December 1977 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 298 cm (117 in) Italy River Piacenza

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Bulgaria". italy2014.fivb.org. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

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